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  1. One-Third of Moms Have Kids Too Close Together

    April 16, 2015 -- About one-third of American mothers have children too close together, according to a federal government study. Experts recommend mothers wait at least 18 months between pregnancies so their body can recover and improve the chances that the next child is full-term and healthy, the A

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  2. Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy-related diabetes may increase the risk a child will develop autism, new research suggests. The blood sugar disorder, known as gestational diabetes, was linked to a moderately increased risk for an autism spec

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  3. Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who buy breast milk online may not always get 100 percent human milk. A new study found about 10 percent of samples tested were contaminated with cow's milk. "Human milk may be purposely 'topped off' with cow's milk

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  4. Surprises Help Babies Learn, Research Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Encountering surprising situations or objects can help infants learn, a new study suggests. Infants come equipped with some natural knowledge about the world and appear to learn best when those built-in expectations are co

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  5. Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May 'Send Wrong Message'

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are allowed occasional sips of alcohol are more likely to start drinking by the time they're in high school, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 561 middle school students in Rhode Island for about th

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  6. 9 Breast-Milk Pumping Tips for New Moms

    When you’re a mom who breastfeeds, there may be times you need to be away from your baby. That’s when a breast pump comes in handy! It lets you store milk your little one can drink later, and it signals your body to keep making milk. Never pumped before? These tips will make it easier.   If you’re n

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  7. Breast-Fed Babies May Be Smarter, Richer Adults

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-fed babies may be smarter, better educated and richer as adults, a new study by Brazilian researchers suggests. "Breast-feeding is associated with improved performance in intelligence tests at age 30 and also ha

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  8. Don't Delay School for Summer-Born, Premature Kids

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying the start of school for a year for children with summer birthdays or those born prematurely may lead to worse academic performance later, new British research suggests. "Our study shows that delaying schoo

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  9. Overindulgent Parents, Narcissistic Children?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who think too highly of themselves likely developed their narcissism because their parents put them on a pedestal and doled out unearned praise, a new study claims. Parents who "overvalue" their children -- believin

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  10. Heart Drug Clears Up 'Strawberry' Birthmarks

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The heart drug propranolol (Inderal) appears to be effective in treating "strawberry" birthmarks known as infantile hemangiomas, a new study finds. About 3 to 10 percent of infants develop an infantile hemangioma, the

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