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  1. Antibiotic Use in Infants May Raise Obesity Risk

    Aug. 21, 2012 -- Taken together, two new studies point to a potentially new culprit in the obesity epidemic: antibiotic use. Antibiotics, especially when taken by infants less than 6 months old, may shift the balance of bacteria in the gut and may set the stage for obesity. The first study, which ap

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  2. Anesthesia May Harm Children's Brains

    Aug. 20, 2012 -- A new study is raising fresh concerns about the use of general anesthesia in young children. Recent studies have suggested that anesthetic drugs may increase the risk for learning disabilities and behavioral problems such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but only

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  3. More Self-Control as a Child, Lower BMI as Adult?

    Aug. 16, 2012 -- Children who show self-control in the face of temptation may be less likely to have weight problems as adults. In a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics, 4-year-olds participated in a test measuring self-control between 1968 and 1974. Kids were asked to choose between an imm

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  4. 8 Tons of Kids' Lunch Wraps Recalled Over Listeria

    Aug. 6, 2012 -- Just as a new school year begins in many areas, some 8 tons of "Active Packs" kids' lunches have been recalled due to possible contamination with listeria bacteria. No illnesses have been reported. Listeria can cause serious, sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or eld

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  5. More Moms Breastfeeding

    Aug. 1, 2012 -- The health benefits of breastfeeding are widely publicized, and it seems that this message is gaining traction. A new breastfeeding report card from the CDC shows that more new moms in the U.S. are choosing to breastfeed their babies. Just shy of 77% of moms started breastfeeding in

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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