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  1. Superior Visual Ability Seen in Kids With Autism

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exceptional visual perception might be an early hallmark of autism, which could help predict a child will be diagnosed with the developmental disability, a new British study suggests. Infants who more quickly perceived a m

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  2. Babies Who 'Resettle' on Their Own Sleep Better

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who "resettle" after waking up are more likely to sleep through the night, a new study suggests. British researchers made overnight infrared video recordings of just over 100 infants when they were 5 weeks and 3

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  3. 'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Living close to a high number of "fracked" natural gas wells may be linked to an increased risk of having a lower birth weight baby, according to a new study of Pennsylvania birth rates. High-volume hydraulic fracturing

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  4. Antidepressants in Pregnancy and Risk to Baby

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to mothers taking antidepressants in late pregnancy may be slightly more likely to develop a rare circulation disorder, a new study suggests. However, the increased risk of the disorder -- known as persistent pul

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  5. When Dad Does Chores, Girls Benefit

    Dads, did you know that doing your part with the dishes, laundry, and other household tasks might help your daughters see unlimited opportunities for their future? Fathers who did their fair share of domestic chores raised daughters who were more likely to dream of careers not limited by stereotypic

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  6. Q&A With Jaime King

    Hart of Dixie star Jaime King is no stranger to the spotlight. A model before her acting career took off, King graced the pages of A-list fashion magazines from Vogue to Harper's Bazaar. Now that her TV series has ended and she's become a mom, the talented beauty is taking a stab at a dream that's c

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  7. How to Talk to Your Baby

    Babies and toddlers need lots of sleep, playtime, and love. They also need a parent who can carry on a conversation, and that doesn't mean baby talk. Vocabulary and communication skills should start early in life, with a steady stream of meaningful dialogue. Moms and dads need to make talking and bu

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  8. Heidi Klum: Supermodel, Super Mom, Super Mogul

    Heidi Klum RULES. She dominates the airwaves, celebrating her 14th season in August hosting Project Runway, for which she's won an Emmy, her 10th season hosting Germany's Next Topmodel, and her third season as a judge for America's Got Talent. And she reigns over her domestic front as a single mom t

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  9. Breast-feeding May Lower Risk of Child Leukemia

    By Carrie Myers HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding -- even for a short time -- may lower a baby's later risk of childhood leukemia, a new study suggests. The researchers found that babies breast-fed for at least six months appear to have a 19 percent lower ris

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  10. Pacifiers: In or Out?

    Parents have relied on pacifiers for ages to calm crying infants. But are they really right for your baby? Here’s a look at the plusses and pitfalls. Some of the good things pacifiers can do for your baby -- and you -- include: Lower risk of SIDS. Pacifier use during naps or nighttime can prevent su

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