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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Parents Using Online Ratings to Pick Pediatricians

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians, take note: Many American parents are aware of online physician-rating sites, and more than one-quarter have used them to choose a pediatrician for their children, according to a new national study. The finding

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  7. Is Dirt Good for Kids?

    It's the basic nature of young children to touch the very things in their environment that their parents find most disgusting. Just try to keep your 1-year-old from sticking the dog's bone in her mouth! Epidemic-scale flu seasons have health authorities imploring regular hand washing, and with talk

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  8. New Dads: What to Expect After Baby Arrives

    You know that becoming a dad will change your life. What you can't know is how, and in what ways. Nothing can fully prepare you for the joys and challenges of parenthood. But learning what to expect now may reduce the number of big surprises ahead. Here's a preview of how your newborn may change you

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  9. New Dads: How to Bond With Your Baby

    You're a dad now! It's exciting, though parts of it may be new to you -- like changing a diaper or soothing your crying baby. Many people focus on the mother-baby bond. But Pittsburgh pediatrician Mark Diamond says, "Other than the physical act of nursing, dads can do everything else: holding the ba

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  10. The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some parents may make things worse for their anxious kids by falling into what researchers call the "protection trap" -- reassuring them, lavishing them with attention or making the threat go away, according to the result

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