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  1. Depressed Dads Affect Their Kids Even Before Born

    Jan. 7, 2013 -- Children whose dads were depressed during the pregnancy are more likely to exhibit emotional and behavioral problems at age 3, new research suggests. The finding comes from an ongoing study of more than 30,000 Norwegian children. When their mothers were nearly halfway through their p

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  2. Kids Use Kitchen Items for Risky Games and Highs

    Dec. 28, 2012 -- Common kitchen items like ground cinnamon and marshmallows are increasingly being used by kids for dangerous choking games and cheap, easy highs, a toxicologist warns. "A lot of these spices and household products are around all year. But during the holidays, kids are out of school.

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  3. About 100,000 Water-Expanding Toys Recalled

    Dec. 18, 2012 -- Dunecraft Inc. is voluntarily recalling nearly 100,000 Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H2O Orbs “Despicable Me,” and Fabulous Flowers because of serious risks associated with swallowing these marble-sized toys. The toys absorb water and can increase to more than 400 times their original

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  4. How to Talk to Children About School Shooting

    Dec. 14, 2012 -- As the nation grieves over the horror of the school shooting in Connecticut, parents across the U.S. -- both in Newtown, Conn., and elsewhere -- are struggling with how to help their children through this tragedy. WebMD talked to Leslie Garrard, PsyD, a child psychologist at Miami C

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  5. Feds Sue Nap Nanny Maker Over Infant Deaths

    Dec. 6, 2012 -- Federal authorities are taking the makers of the Nap Nanny to court for failing to voluntarily recall its product. At least five infant deaths and more than 70 complaints of children falling out of the Nap Nanny baby recliner have been reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commissi

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  6. The Secret to a Longer Life? Children

    Dec. 5, 2012 -- Many parents might good-naturedly scoff at the notion, but a new study shows that being a parent may help you live longer. Danish researchers compared men and women who had children with those who did not to see if the childless were more likely to die early. They were. "Childless co

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  7. 13 Infant Deaths Tied to Sleep Positioners

    Nov. 21, 2012 -- A product marketed to help keep babies safe while they sleep may have the opposite effect. At least 13 infants have died since 1997 while lying in sleep positioners or sleep wedges, a new CDC report shows. The products often claim to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (

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  8. Children's PeaPod Travel Beds Recalled

    Nov. 16, 2012 -- KidCo is recalling 220,000 of its PeaPod and PeaPod Plus travel beds due to possible suffocation and entrapment risks for children. The company announced the voluntary recall today in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Officials say infants and young chi

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  9. Pacifiers Crawling With Germs

    Nov. 2, 2012 -- Just as many parents suspect, pacifiers are a gold mine for germs, a new study shows. The study doesn't show whether any babies got sick from their germy pacifiers. Parents have enough to worry about without stressing about germs on pacifiers, says infectious disease specialist Bruce

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  10. Child Poisonings From Eye Drops, Nose Sprays

    Oct. 25, 2012 -- Over-the-counter eyedrops and nose sprays contain powerful drugs that are poisonous in surprisingly small amounts if swallowed, the FDA warns. Unwary parents often leave these products within easy reach of curious children. From 1997 through 2009, eyedrops injured more than 4,500 ch

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