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  1. Bisphenol A: Some Concerns Remain

    Sept. 3, 2008 -- Government scientists today expressed some concern about the plastic chemical bisphenol A -- but about fewer health topics than they noted last spring. Bisphenol A, also called BPA, is found in polycarbonate plastic, including some water bottles and baby bottles, and in epoxy resins

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  2. Kids Poisoned by Adult Prescriptions

    Sept. 2, 2008 -- Most prescriptions carry the warning: "Keep away from children." But did you know that a child could die from swallowing just one dose of a popular painkiller? In recent years, thousands of very young children have swallowed prescription opioid painkillers meant for someone else in

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  3. 2 Deaths Spur Simplicity Bassinet Alert

    Aug. 29, 2008 -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents and caregivers to stop using certain 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible "close-sleeper/bedside sleeper" bassinets, made by Simplicity Inc. of Reading, Pa., after two babies became entrapped in the bassinet's metal bars and d

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  4. Better Cholesterol From Breastfeeding

    Aug. 8, 2008 -- Breastfed babies may have lower cholesterol levels in adulthood, according to research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition . The analysis -- based on data from 17 studies with about 17,000 participants, some breastfed and some formula-fed -- provides support that

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  5. Death Rates Are Up for Preterm Babies

    July 29, 2008 -- Despite little change in overall infant death rates in recent years, a CDC report shows that deaths directly related to preterm births have increased, especially for non-Hispanic black women. Researchers considered a baby's death preterm-related if the cause occurred in more than 75

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  6. Baby Milk Recommendations Changed

    July 11, 2008 -- There's been a major change in baby nutrition advice, but it's gone nearly unnoticed. This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics changed its recommendation that weaned babies be fed whole milk until they're 2 years old. Inst ead, after weaning, kids at risk of being overweight --

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  7. Baby's Smile a Natural High for Mom

    July 7, 2008 -- Seeing her baby smile may provide a natural high for mom. A new study shows seeing her baby's smile lights up the reward center in a mother's brain. Researchers say understanding that reaction may help explain that special mother-child bond and determine why it sometimes goes wrong.

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  8. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: New Clue

    July 3, 2008 -- A new clue to the cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) comes from baby mice that suddenly die when their brain serotonin levels go haywire. Serotonin is a signaling chemical that has far-reaching effects in the brain and other organs. But while too much or too little serotoni

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  9. How Safe Are Bassinets for Babies?

    June 25, 2008 -- What is the best way to keep a baby sleeping safe and sound while in a bassinet? New research shows that more and more families are using bassinets, although not much is known about how safe they are. A study led by Jodi Pike, MD, and Rachel Moon, MD, of the Children's National Medi

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  10. Alzheimer’s Drug May Help Preemies

    June 24, 2008 -- A drug used to treat older patients with Alzheimer's disease may help protect the youngest premature infants from harm. A new study suggests that Namenda, a drug originally developed to treat Alzheimer's disease, may help break the cycle of brain damage many premature infants face.

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