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  1. Sleeping on Sofa Can Be Deadly for Babies: Study

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the most dangerous places for a sleeping baby is a sofa, according to a new study. Of nearly 8,000 infant sleeping deaths in the United States, researchers found that about 12 percent were sofa-related. And nearly thr

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  2. Many Newborns Have Risky Ride Home From Hospital

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many newborns are at risk on their first trip home from the hospital because their parents install or use car safety seats incorrectly, a new study warns. Researchers looked at 267 families with newborns and found that 93

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  3. Infants' Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A newborn's risk of developing celiac disease isn't reduced by breast-feeding. Nor will delaying the introduction of a protein found in wheat called gluten to an infant's diet help prevent celiac disease. Those are the

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  4. Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 May Raise Obesity Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are given broad-spectrum antibiotics before the age of 2 may face a slightly higher risk of becoming obese during childhood, new research suggests. Broad-spectrum antibiotics target a larger number of organ

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  5. Preemies' Immune Systems: Stronger Than Suspected?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A baby's immune system is stronger than previously thought, a new study indicates. Researchers analyzed blood samples collected from 28 very premature babies during their first weeks of life. The results showed that the b

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  6. Breastfeeding May Cut Cancer Risk in Black Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black mothers who don't breast-feed may be at higher risk for an aggressive type of breast cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 3,700 black breast cancer patients. About one-third of them ha

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  7. Breast Milk May Spread Common Virus to Preemies

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For babies born at very low birth weights, breast milk is more likely than a blood transfusion to lead to a potentially dangerous infection known as cytomegalovirus (CMV), a new study finds. The researchers evaluated m

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  8. The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some parents may make things worse for their anxious kids by falling into what researchers call the "protection trap" -- reassuring them, lavishing them with attention or making the threat go away, according to the result

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  9. 9 of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nine out of 10 American kids eat more salt than they should, raising their lifelong risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, a new federal government report shows. On average, kids aged 6 to 18 eat 3,300 milligram

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  10. Animal Fur May Lower Baby's Asthma Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Sept. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who sleep on animal fur may be less likely to develop asthma later in childhood, new research suggests. The study included more than 2,400 healthy city-dwelling newborns in Germany who were followed until age 10. O

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