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  1. Depressed Moms Disrupt Baby’s Sleep

    April 17, 2012 -- New research provides a unique look at the way a mom's depression can affect her baby's sleep. Researchers watched hours of video of moms as they took care of their babies at bedtime and throughout the night. They found that moms with greater depressive symptoms were more likely to

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  2. Is Your Child Playing the 'Choking Game'?

    April 16, 2012 -- It was a typical, relaxed Saturday in the Grant home. Jesse, 12, was playing video games with his 10-year-old brother and his cousin. But while waiting his turn, Jesse ducked into his bedroom, closed the door, and accidentally hanged himself with a computer cord while playing a sol

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  3. Safe Sleep Can Prevent SIDS Deaths

    March 26, 2012 -- There's more to cutting the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) than putting babies to sleep on their backs. The public health campaign “Back to Sleep,” geared toward putting infants to sleep on their backs, helped reduce the rate of SIDS by more than 50%. But now, a new st

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  4. Having Small Babies May Raise Heart Risk in Moms

    March 14, 2012 -- Women who give birth to small, full-term babies may have an increased risk for heart disease decades later, new research shows. Delivering a small baby was found to be a strong, independent predictor of heart disease later in life in a new study led by researchers from the Universi

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  5. Child Injured on Stairs Every 6 Minutes

    March 12, 2012 -- Every six minutes a young child in the U.S. is treated in the emergency room for a stair-related injury, according to a new study. Overall, researchers say an average of more than 93,000 children under the age of 5 were treated for stair-related injuries in an emergency room each y

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  6. Overly Strict, Controlling Parents Risk Raising Delinquent Kids

    Feb. 23, 2012 -- Many parents may think that taking a hard line with their kids will keep them on the straight and narrow, but a new study suggests this is not always the case. Uber-strict parents who rule with a controlling, iron fist -- while not giving their children a chance to speak their mind

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  7. Infant Tylenol Recalled

    Feb. 17, 2012 -- 574,000 bottles of infant Tylenol have been recalled by Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare division. A faulty part of the dosing system -- an interior cap called a "flow restrictor" -- can get pushed down into the bottle. This interferes with the syringe used to measure

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  8. Kids' Lack of Sleep: Nothing New About Blaming It on Modern Life

    Feb. 13, 2012 -- It is a common complaint of our modern age that kids and teens don’t get enough sleep. Video games, TV, social media, and other trappings of our increasingly tech-centric lives are often blamed, but a new study shows that long before Facebook or PlayStation 3, kids were sleeping les

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  9. Young Adults on Parents’ Health Insurance Have More Access to Care

    Feb. 14, 2012 -- Allowing children to stay on their parents' health insurance past the age of 18 increased young adults' chances of having a physical exam and made them less likely to go without care due to cost, according to a new study. To understand how the new Affordable Care Act may influence y

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  10. School Vending Machines Still Offer Too Many Sugary Snacks

    Feb. 6, 2012 -- About half of elementary school students still have access to sugary snacks and other unhealthy options in school vending machines, according to a new study. To combat rising childhood obesity rates, the Institute of Medicine recommended in 2007 that school meal programs be the prima

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