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    1. Later Umbilical Cord Clamp May Boost Development

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Waiting about three minutes to clamp the umbilical cord following a baby's delivery may help improve children's fine-motor and social skills at age 4 years, new Swedish research suggests. The researchers said postponing the c

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    2. Living at Higher Elevations Linked to SIDS Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who live at very high elevations may have an increased risk of SIDS, a new study suggests. The findings are based on nearly 400,000 Colorado infants born between 2007 and 2012. Babies of families living at an elevation

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    3. It’s a Girl: Kate Delivers a Healthy Princess

      May 4, 2015 -- The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby girl. Kensington Palace says mother and daughter are doing well. It announced Monday the newborn is named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. She was born at 8:34 a.m. on May 2, around 2 and a half hours after Kate was driven to a London hospi

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    4. Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women may be using shared breast milk from friends and family, but they don't always consider the risks involved with providing donor milk to their babies, a new survey shows. As many as one-third of women don't

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    5. 3D 'Printout' Device Keeps Ill Babies Breathing

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An implant created with a 3D printer has saved the lives of three baby boys near death from a rare airway disease. University of Michigan researchers are calling the implant a "4D" device because they successfully en

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    6. More U.S. Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal: Study

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. infants admitted to neonatal intensive care units to treat symptoms of drug withdrawal has nearly quadrupled since 2004, researchers report. Neonatal abstinence syndrome -- a drug-withdrawal syndrome that

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    7. One-Third of Moms Have Kids Too Close Together

      April 16, 2015 -- About one-third of American mothers have children too close together, according to a federal government study. Experts recommend mothers wait at least 18 months between pregnancies so their body can recover and improve the chances that the next child is full-term and healthy, the A

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    8. Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy-related diabetes may increase the risk a child will develop autism, new research suggests. The blood sugar disorder, known as gestational diabetes, was linked to a moderately increased risk for an autism spec

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    9. Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who buy breast milk online may not always get 100 percent human milk. A new study found about 10 percent of samples tested were contaminated with cow's milk. "Human milk may be purposely 'topped off' with cow's milk

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    10. Surprises Help Babies Learn, Research Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Encountering surprising situations or objects can help infants learn, a new study suggests. Infants come equipped with some natural knowledge about the world and appear to learn best when those built-in expectations are co

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