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    1. 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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    2. Can Toddlers Be Overweight?

      For parents, it’s usually a good sign when a baby gains weight. It means they’re healthy and growing. But how early is too early to wonder if your child is too heavy? The truth is that toddlers can be overweight, and it’s not always easy for parents to tell if they are. So it’s important to check in

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    3. Breastfeeding May Lower This Risk for Some Women

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests another potential benefit for moms who breast-feed -- a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study found that breast-feeding for more than two months was linked to around a 50 percent reduction

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    4. Go to Bed! How to Get Teens to Get Enough Sleep

      Between school, peer pressure, sports, friends, and hormones, teens have a lot on their plates. On top of all that, research shows that many of them are constantly sleep deprived, which is bad news for their physical and mental health. It may seem like your teen is wired to stay up late every night

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    5. 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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    6. Safe Weight Loss for Overweight Kids

      If your child is overweight, chances are you want to help him get healthy. But sometimes that means ignoring popular diet advice. Often, what works for adults may not be best for kids. “Children have their own set of nutritional needs for healthy growth and development,” says Tamara Melton, a dietit

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    7. 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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    8. Infant Probiotics and Lower Type 1 Diabetes Risk

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding probiotics -- good bacteria -- to an infant's feedings in the first month of life may reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes for those genetically predisposed to getting the disease, new research suggests. Supplement

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    9. Mom's Chemical Exposure Tied to Kids' Extra Weight

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure in the womb to high levels of a widely used industrial chemical appears to increase a child's risk of obesity, a new study suggests. The research included information on just over 200 Cincinnati mothers and the

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    10. Breastfeeding May Not Help Prevent Kids' Allergies

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-fed children are just as likely to develop allergies as children who were formula-fed, preliminary new research suggests. But the study, which analyzed medical records from nearly 200 children aged 4 through 18,

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