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  1. Infant Delivery, Feeding Can Affect Gut Bacteria

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A vaginal birth and breast-feeding make a notable difference in the bacterial composition of an infant's gut, according to new research. At issue is the gastrointestinal makeup of the microbiome, the collection of microbes ma

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  2. Painkillers Often Gateway to Heroin for U.S. Teens: Survey

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Three-quarters of U.S. high school students who use heroin first tried narcotic painkillers, a new survey reveals. Survey results from nearly 68,000 high school seniors provide some clues to heroin's recent deadly path

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  3. Noisy Electronic Toys and Babies' Verbal Skills

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As parents scramble to find the perfect gifts for their children this Christmas, new research suggests that electronic toys that light up, talk or play music might slow language development in toddlers. These pr

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  4. Skin-to-Skin Contact May Lower Preemie Death Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny newborns who get prolonged skin-to-skin contact with mom while they're in the hospital may have better survival odds, a new review finds. Experts said the analysis, of 124 studies from around the world, confirms the val

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  5. SIDS Risk: More Than 'Sleeping Environment'

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A baby's sleeping environment is not the whole story when it comes to the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a new analysis affirms. Each year, about 3,500 infants die suddenly in the United States from no obvious

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  6. Dogs May Ease a Child's Fears

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The companionship of a dog may lower a child's anxiety levels, a new study suggests. The researchers looked at almost 650 children aged 18 months and older who were screened for anxiety. Of those children, 58 percent had a

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  7. Obesity in Youth May Harm the Heart Long-Term

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that even if overweight or obese young women slim down later on, obesity-linked damage to the heart may linger for decades. The research shows that even formerly overweight women remain at heightened r

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  8. Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths: Study

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infant deaths linked to crib bumpers have spiked in recent years in the United States, leading researchers to urge a ban on the padded bedding accessories. Bumper-related crib deaths tripled from 2006 to 2012, compared with

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  9. How to Talk to Your Child About Weight

    “Am I fat?” They’re three words no parent wants to hear. But your child may say them -- or ask another weight-related question -- at some point. The truth is, most kids think about weight. Girls as young as age 6 worry about being “too fat.” And research shows most adolescent and teen boys are worri

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  10. Sleep Tips for Kids of All Ages

    One of the most important things you can do for your children is to make sure they get enough sleep. "It's almost like another vaccine we can give our kids to help them fight off illness and promote physical well-being," says Cora Breuner, MD, of the American Academy of Pediatrics. That doesn't just

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