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  1. Full-Time Job May Disrupt Breast-Feeding Plans

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers who return to work full-time are less likely to stick with their breast-feeding goals than those who go back to work part-time, a new study finds. "Support for a mother's delayed return to paid employment, or r

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  2. Bed-Sharing Linked to SIDS

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) appear to change with the age of the infant, researchers say. They found that younger babies are more likely to die when they're sharing beds, while older babies face a

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  3. Kids With Same-Sex Parents Score High in Health

    July 7, 2014 -- Children of same-sex parents are healthier and happier than children in the general population, a new study says. Researchers surveyed 500 children of same-sex parents in Australia. About 80 percent of the youngsters had female parents and about 18 percent had male parents, the Washi

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  4. Kids on Tight Schedules May Lose Out, Study Says

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Which approach to parenting is best: tiger mom or free range? A new study suggests that kids may need a little more latitude with their free time instead of having their days packed with lessons, sports and structure

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  5. Glaucoma Can Affect Babies, Too

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When Olivia Goree noticed something just "wasn't right" about her 6-week-old son's eyes, she trusted her instincts and took him to the doctor. What she never expected was the diagnosis: glaucoma. "I was really surprised," r

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  6. Your Daughter’s First Period: Help Her Be Ready

    Many women probably remember when and where they got their first period. A lot of us probably also wish we’d been a little more prepared.  If your daughter is approaching her first period, how can you help her be ready without embarrassing her -- and yourself? Make an action plan so you’re both read

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  7. Rx Lidocaine for Teething Pain Can Cause Harm: FDA

    June 26, 2014 -- Prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2% solution should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain because of a serious risk, the FDA says.   "Oral viscous lidocaine solution is not approved to treat teething pain, and use in infants and young children can cause ser

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  8. Parents: Read to Kids Every Day, Doctors Say

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All pediatricians should encourage parents to read out loud to their children every day, beginning in infancy, to promote literacy and strengthen family ties. That clarion call comes in a new policy statement issued Tue

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  9. Denzel Washington's Greatest Role: Mentor

    Walking to Nathan Hale elementary school in Mount Vernon, N.Y., Denzel Washington passed the construction site for the Boys Club building each morning, anxious to get inside. "I was 5, 6, maybe 7 years old, and I couldn't wait," he recalls. "My mother took me there when it finally opened, and the re

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  10. Should Your Baby Use a Pacifier?

    When you're a new parent, every decision can seem daunting. Even choosing whether or not to use a pacifier isn't an obvious choice. Aren't you just creating a bad habit that will be hard to break later? Not necessarily, say baby care experts. "Pacifiers are great for soothing a fussy baby and helpin

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