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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. Q&A With Molly Sims

      She may be girl-next-door gorgeous, but Molly Sims, 41, will be the first person to tell you just how much time and effort goes into getting camera-ready. And in her new book out this coming January, The Everyday Supermodel: My Beauty, Fashion, and Wellness Secrets Made Simple, she does just that. T

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    3. 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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    4. Kristen Bell: Living the Healthy Life

      Kristen Bell just killed her vegetable garden. It's not what you think. Showtime's House of Lies star and her husband, actor Dax Shepard, haven't suddenly decided to convert from their healthy vegetarian lifestyle to well-done steaks and French fries. In fact, the demise of Bell's beloved veggie pat

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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-wrote A Ma

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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. 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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    9. 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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    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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