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  1. Sleeping on Sofa Can Be Deadly for Babies: Study

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the most dangerous places for a sleeping baby is a sofa, according to a new study. Of nearly 8,000 infant sleeping deaths in the United States, researchers found that about 12 percent were sofa-related. And nearly thr

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  2. Young Caregivers Risk Failing in School: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 1.3 million American children and teens care for family members with physical or mental illness or substance abuse problems, and these children are at risk for poor health and school failure themselves, a new stu

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  3. Coaches Don't Always Protect Young Pitchers' Arms

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Counting pitches reduces young pitchers' risk of arm damage, but many coaches don't use this method consistently, according to a new study. Researchers surveyed 61 youth baseball coaches in Cincinnati and northeast Ohio, a

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  4. Many Newborns Have Risky Ride Home From Hospital

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many newborns are at risk on their first trip home from the hospital because their parents install or use car safety seats incorrectly, a new study warns. Researchers looked at 267 families with newborns and found that 93

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  5. The ABCs of Toddler Playdates

    Boost your child's social skills and the fun in her day -- plan playdates. These get-togethers help toddlers build bonds with people outside of the family.            “Kids really enjoy playing with each other, even if they don't seem to be that engaged,” says Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, PhD. She co

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  6. Infants' Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A newborn's risk of developing celiac disease isn't reduced by breast-feeding. Nor will delaying the introduction of a protein found in wheat called gluten to an infant's diet help prevent celiac disease. Those are the

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  7. Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 May Raise Obesity Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are given broad-spectrum antibiotics before the age of 2 may face a slightly higher risk of becoming obese during childhood, new research suggests. Broad-spectrum antibiotics target a larger number of organ

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  8. Preemies' Immune Systems: Stronger Than Suspected?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A baby's immune system is stronger than previously thought, a new study indicates. Researchers analyzed blood samples collected from 28 very premature babies during their first weeks of life. The results showed that the b

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  9. Breastfeeding May Cut Cancer Risk in Black Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black mothers who don't breast-feed may be at higher risk for an aggressive type of breast cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 3,700 black breast cancer patients. About one-third of them ha

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  10. Breast Milk May Spread Common Virus to Preemies

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For babies born at very low birth weights, breast milk is more likely than a blood transfusion to lead to a potentially dangerous infection known as cytomegalovirus (CMV), a new study finds. The researchers evaluated m

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