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    1. Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women may be using shared breast milk from friends and family, but they don't always consider the risks involved with providing donor milk to their babies, a new survey shows. As many as one-third of women don't

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    2. 3D 'Printout' Device Keeps Ill Babies Breathing

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An implant created with a 3D printer has saved the lives of three baby boys near death from a rare airway disease. University of Michigan researchers are calling the implant a "4D" device because they successfully en

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    3. More U.S. Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal: Study

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. infants admitted to neonatal intensive care units to treat symptoms of drug withdrawal has nearly quadrupled since 2004, researchers report. Neonatal abstinence syndrome -- a drug-withdrawal syndrome that

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Q&A With Debi Mazar

      If Debi Mazar was a brand, the Ultimate New Yorker might be it. She's the Martin Scorsese alum who ran with Madonna on the Lower East Side during their salad days, and the East Coast transplant who went on to rule Hollywood as the wildly cursing, take-no-prisoners publicist Shauna Roberts in HBO's E

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    9. Top 10 Parenting Tips

      Parenting advice changes so often that it's easy to feel like you're doing it wrong no matter what. But Laura Markham, PhD, author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids, has her own tips that have nothing to do with choosing between grounding and the time-out chair. Instead, they're all about your relation

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    10. 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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