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    1. Mom's Smoking May Up Kids' Later COPD Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The children of mothers who smoke heavily may face a much higher risk for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as adults, new research suggests. The finding is based on the tracking of COPD risk among ne

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    2. These Baby Formulas Don't Stop Asthma, Allergies

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents who worry that their baby is at risk of asthma, allergies or type 1 diabetes may turn to special cow's milk formulas touted to lower the risk. But a new review of the data on these "hydrolyzed" infant formula

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    3. Exercise + Classwork May = Better Math Scores

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Schoolchildren may have an easier time learning if exercise is part of their math and spelling lessons, a new study suggests. Dutch researchers found that second- and third-graders given "physically active" lessons did bet

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    4. Teething Makes Babies Cranky, But Not Sick: Review

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teething can make babies miserable, but it rarely causes fevers above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, or any other signs of illness, a new review finds. The analysis, published online Feb. 18 in the journal Pediatrics, found that

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    5. Parenthood May Alter Immune System

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While most people know that parenting is a stressful, sleep-depriving undertaking, new research suggests it may also rewire the immune system. The study found that parenting seems to have a more significant effe

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    6. Steroids May Help More Than Just Premature Babies

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Giving steroids to pregnant women at risk for late preterm delivery may reduce the risk of severe respiratory problems in their babies, a new study finds. The study included more than 2,800 pregnant women with a high risk

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    7. Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Get Flu Vaccine: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Only about four out of 10 U.S. babies aged 6 months to 23 months are getting vaccinated against the flu, federal health officials reported Tuesday. Between the 2002-2003 and 2011-2012 flu seasons, the number of infants w

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    8. Mom's Diabetes, Obesity Tied to Higher Autism Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers-to-be who are both obese and diabetic have a higher risk of giving birth to a child with autism than healthy women, a new study suggests. The two conditions in combination nearly quadrupled the risk that a child would

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    9. Stomach Birth Defect Rate Increased Over 2 Decades

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A birth defect involving the stomach called gastroschisis has been increasing among U.S. infants for decades, and more than doubled among young, black mothers over an 18-year period, federal health officials report. Ba

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    10. Average Home Has About 100 Types of Bugs, Critters

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even if you think you live alone, you may not: A new study finds that the average American shares his or her home with over 100 different species of insects and other "arthropods." Arthropods are invertebrates with exoske

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