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  1. A Little Formula Might Help Breast-Feeding for Some Babies

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Giving small amounts of infant formula to newborns who experience significant weight loss can increase the length of time that they are breast-fed, according to a new study. New mothers do not immediately produce high volumes of

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  2. Treatment May Prevent Wheezing in Pre-Term Babies

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Many pre-term babies suffer recurrent episodes of wheezing. Now, researchers say a common infection is a likely culprit and they may be able to prevent the breathing problems. Wheezing episodes in late pre-term babies often are

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  3. Flame-Retardant Chemicals Could Be Toxic to Kids

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to flame-retardant chemicals in the womb is associated with hyperactivity and lower intelligence in children, a new study indicates. Researchers examined the effects of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), which were u

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  4. Very Preterm Babies & Disability: Encouraging News

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely premature infants are more likely to have mental and physical disabilities than full-term infants, but rates of such disabilities aren't rising, new research says. The study included almost 500 children in Sweden who

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  5. Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among Teens: Survey

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- The United States appears to be in the throes of a prescription drug abuse crisis among teens, with a new survey showing that 24 percent of high school students -- more than 5 million kids -- have abused these medications. That's

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  6. Telling Kids to Clean Plate May Backfire

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Although you might think being a member of the "clean plate club" is something that stops when a child is young, new research suggests that up to two-thirds of parents still encourage teenagers to finish all the food on their p

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  7. Many Parents Text, Phone With Kids in Car: Survey

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two-thirds of adults use a cell phone when they're driving with children in the car, and about one-third text, according to a new California survey. The dangers of such behavior are well-documented. In 2011, about 3,300

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  8. Babies Born Even Slightly Early May Lag Behind

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Many women choose to have labor induced or to have an elective Cesarean delivery before the full term of their pregnancy is up, but a new study suggests their child's development may suffer if they are born even a little ear

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  9. Frequent Eating in Kids Tied to Less Weight Gain

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- In what may seem a surprising finding, kids in a new study who ate more often over the course of a day were less likely to be overweight than their peers who ate the traditional three squares. Looking at 11 past studies, Greek rese

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  10. Kids Given Big Plates Help Themselves to More Food

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Small kids who are given large plates and then allowed to serve themselves take more food and consume more calories, new research finds. The study used 41 first-graders in a Philadelphia elementary school to test whether adult

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