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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May 'Send Wrong Message'

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are allowed occasional sips of alcohol are more likely to start drinking by the time they're in high school, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 561 middle school students in Rhode Island for about th

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    4. Breast-Fed Babies May Be Smarter, Richer Adults

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-fed babies may be smarter, better educated and richer as adults, a new study by Brazilian researchers suggests. "Breast-feeding is associated with improved performance in intelligence tests at age 30 and also ha

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    5. Don't Delay School for Summer-Born, Premature Kids

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying the start of school for a year for children with summer birthdays or those born prematurely may lead to worse academic performance later, new British research suggests. "Our study shows that delaying schoo

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    6. Overindulgent Parents, Narcissistic Children?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who think too highly of themselves likely developed their narcissism because their parents put them on a pedestal and doled out unearned praise, a new study claims. Parents who "overvalue" their children -- believin

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    7. Heart Drug Clears Up 'Strawberry' Birthmarks

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The heart drug propranolol (Inderal) appears to be effective in treating "strawberry" birthmarks known as infantile hemangiomas, a new study finds. About 3 to 10 percent of infants develop an infantile hemangioma, the

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    8. Many Parents Too Quick to Switch Child Car Seats

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly three-quarters of American parents place their children in forward-facing car seats before it's safe to do so, a new study reveals. Guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend that a rear

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    9. Naps May Boost Your Baby's Memory

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies process and preserve memories during those many naps they take during the day, a new study suggests. "We discovered that sleeping shortly after learning helps infants to retain memories over extended periods of time

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    10. Kids With Bedroom Smartphones Sleep Less: Study

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A smartphone in a child's bedroom may undermine good sleep habits even more than a TV, new research suggests. A study of more than 2,000 elementary and middle-school students found that having a smartphone or tablet in the bed

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