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  1. Breastfeeding May Cut Risk of Some Breast Cancers

    Aug. 16, 2011 -- African-American women may reduce their risk of getting an aggressive breast cancer known as ER-negative by breastfeeding, new research suggests. Julie R. Palmer, ScD, of Boston University, found that having multiple children raised the risk of ER-negative breast cancer in African-A

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  2. Teething May Not Be Linked to Fever

    Aug. 8, 2011 -- Teething and fever don't usually go together, according to new research. That may come as a surprise to both parents and doctors, says researcher Joana Ramos-Jorge, a PhD student in pediatric dentistry at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She polled

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  3. Flame Retardants, Chemicals Found in Child Car Seats

    Aug. 3, 2011 -- Some child car safety seats may contain hazardous chemicals including flame retardants, according to the fourth annual report by the Ecology Center, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based nonprofit environmental organization. Researchers tested more than 150 2011-model infant, convertible, and bo

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  4. CDC Report: Hospitals Need to Improve Breastfeeding Support

    Aug. 2, 2011 -- Breastfeeding helps protect babies and mothers from many significant health risks, including childhood obesity and breast and ovarian cancers in mothers. Yet most hospitals in the United States fail to adequately support the practice, according to a new report from the CDC. “We are a

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  5. Breastfeeding May Cut Risk of Asthma for Baby

    July 21, 2011 -- Breastfeeding for at least six months appears to reduce the risk of a child developing asthma, new Dutch research suggests. Exclusive breastfeeding offered even more protection, the researchers found. The link between breastfeeding and asthma risk has been reported before. However,

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  6. Study: No Risks if Toddlers Share Parents' Bed

    July 18, 2011 -- Toddlers who share a bed with their parents do not face increased risks for behavioral or learning problems at age 5, according to new research. The American Academy of Pediatrics cautions against bed sharing during infancy because it may increase the risk of sudden infant death syn

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  7. New Safety Standards for Cribs Begin Today

    June 28, 2011 -- New federal rules take effect today banning the manufacture and sale of baby cribs with drop-down side rails. The cribs have been linked to at least 32 infant deaths since 2000, according to the National Institutes of Health. The new rules, released by the Consumer Product Safety Co

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  8. Breastfeeding May Cut SIDS Risk

    June 13, 2011 -- Protection against sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) may be yet another benefit of breastfeeding. A new review of recent research studies shows that infants who were breastfed were about 60% less likely to die from SIDS than infants who didn't receive any breast milk. This protect

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  9. Babies Think, Therefore ...

    May 26, 2011 -- Babies as young as 12 months old can reason and make rational predictions about how novel situations will play out, according to an international team of researchers who study the infant mind. The findings suggest that, like adults, babies are capable of sophisticated analysis when t

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  10. Study: Baby Products Contain Risky Flame Retardants

    May 18, 2011 -- Four out of five baby products tested in a new study contained potentially toxic flame retardants, including one removed from children's pajamas almost four decades ago. The products, which were not identified by brand, included nursing pillows, changing pads, portable crib mattresse

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