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  1. FDA Bans BPA in Baby Bottles

    July 17, 2012 -- The FDA today banned the use of BPA in baby bottles and in sippy cups. It's a matter of closing the barn door after the horses have gone: All baby bottles and sippy cups sold in the U.S. are now BPA-free. Because manufacturers have "abandoned" BPA additives in these products, the FD

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  2. Parenthood May Reduce the Risk of Catching a Cold

    July 6, 2012 -- A new study suggests that being a parent may boost immunity to cold-causing viruses, though researchers acknowledge it may not always feel that way. In a series of experiments where adults had viruses placed directly into their noses, parents were about half as likely to get sick as

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  3. Teen 'Sexting' More Common Than Thought

    July 2, 2012 -- Sexting is common among teens, with more than 1 in 4, or 28%, admitting they have sent a naked picture of themselves through text or email, according to new research. If they had sent a naked photo, they were also more likely to be sexually active, the study shows. "It may be a relia

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  4. Spanking Linked to Long-Term Mental Health Issues

    July 2, 2012 -- Pushing, grabbing, slapping, shoving, and other types of physical punishment may increase a child's risk for developing several types of emotional problems as he or she ages, a new study shows. This type of harsh physical punishment is different than physical and sexual abuse or negl

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  5. Teens' Peer Problems May Affect Health Later

    June 28, 2012 -- Teens who have more peer problems than normal are at higher risk of health problems as adults, Swedish researchers report. They followed more than 800 Swedish teens from age 16 to 43. The researchers assessed peer problems as teens, asking teachers to weigh in. They followed the tee

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  6. Evenflo Recalls 35,000 Convertible High Chairs

    June 6, 2012 -- Evenflo is recalling three models of its convertible high chairs because of safety concerns, says the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The reason for the recall is that the chairs' activity tray could unexpectedly detach, allowing unrestrained children to fall. Evenflo has

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  7. Top 12 Children's Hospitals in the U.S.

    June 5, 2012 -- U.S. News & World Report is out with its annual list of the best children's hospitals in the nation, both overall and by specialty. First up for its 2012-2013 rankings is what the magazine deems its "Honor Roll" -- those hospitals that excel in the specialized treatment of three or m

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  8. Spacing Letters Apart Helps Dyslexia

    June 4, 2012 -- Spreading the letters of words a bit farther apart helps dyslexic kids read more quickly and make fewer mistakes as they read, a new study shows. While the strategy isn't a cure for dyslexia, which causes the brain to process information differently, researchers say it may help some

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  9. Many Moms Don't Meet Their Own Breastfeeding Goals

    June 4, 2012 -- Many moms who want to breastfeed exclusively for three months or longer fall short of meeting this goal, a new study shows. More than 85% of new moms said they intended to breastfeed for three months or longer, but just 32.4% met their mark. The World Health Organization (WHO) and th

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  10. Soy and Cow's Milk-Based Baby Formulas Face Off

    May 29, 2012 -- Soy and cow's milk-based baby formulas may offer similar developmental benefits for baby. But a new study confirms breast milk still is the best. Researchers found no differences in behavioral development, such as language and other thinking-related skills, between infants fed soy fo

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