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Rear-Facing Car Seats Protect Tots in Crashes From Behind: Study

Rear-Facing Car Seats Protect Tots in Crashes From Behind: Study

Published 04/03/2018

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rear-facing car seats provide effective protection for children in rear-end crashes, researchers say.

Previous studies have shown that rear-facing car seats significantly reduce infant and toddler injuries and deaths in front- and side-impact crashes. Bu...

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Baby Sitters, Relatives Often Unaware of SIDS Risk

Baby Sitters, Relatives Often Unaware of SIDS Risk

Published 04/02/2018

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A baby's risk of death from being placed in an unsafe sleeping position or location is higher when they're under the care of a baby sitter, relative or friend, a new study found.

The finding shows the need for parents to educate anyone who cares for their...

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Health Tip: Treat Diarrhea in Young Babies

Health Tip: Treat Diarrhea in Young Babies

Published 03/26/2018

(HealthDay News) -- Diarrhea in young babies should be taken seriously if it lasts for more than one day, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Prolonged diarrhea can lead to dehydration. Common symptoms of diarrhea in an infant are a faster heartbeat, dry mouth, no tears when crying, or no...

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Like Zika, West Nile virus causes fetal brain damage, death in mice

Like Zika, West Nile virus causes fetal brain damage, death in mice

Published 02/22/2018

Two viruses closely related to Zika – West Nile and Powassan – can spread from an infected pregnant mouse to her fetuses, causing brain damage and fetal death, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings suggest that Zika may not be unique in...

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Flu Shot During Pregnancy Poses No Harm to Baby

Flu Shot During Pregnancy Poses No Harm to Baby

Published 02/20/2018

TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's some good news for expecting moms who are trying to weather a brutal flu season -- a new study shows that getting the flu vaccine during pregnancy causes no harm to newborns.

Researchers reviewed records on more than 400,000 infants born between...

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Health Tip: Protect Baby from Whooping Cough

Health Tip: Protect Baby from Whooping Cough

Published 02/19/2018

(HealthDay News) -- Vaccination is the best way to prevent whooping cough, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a very contagious disease that causes about half its victims aged 1 or younger to end up in the hospital, the agency says.

The CDC offers t...

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Serena Williams Shares Childbirth Ordeal

Serena Williams Shares Childbirth Ordeal

Published 01/11/2018

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Though Serena Williams commands the tennis court with ease when she plays, life-threatening complications following the birth of her daughter sidelined her for six weeks.

Williams tells the story of her medical ordeal in the latest issue of Vogue, publi...

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Too Many Babies Still Die Needlessly of SIDS, CDC Says

Too Many Babies Still Die Needlessly of SIDS, CDC Says

Published 01/09/2018

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents still regularly risk their babies' lives as they put them to bed, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Analyzing data from the states, the CDC found that parents continue to practice unsafe habit...

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Special Baby Formula Doesn't Seem to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

Special Baby Formula Doesn't Seem to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

Published 01/02/2018

MONDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A specially prepared baby formula does not protect children with a genetically high risk for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.

The study focused on babies born to families in which one person already had the disease.

Earlier research suggested th...

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Published 12/12/2017

Brain networks that help babies learn to walk ID’d

Autism risk, walking linked via brain connections

byJim Dryden•December 7, 2017

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Babies Start Connecting Words Early On

Babies Start Connecting Words Early On

Published 11/21/2017

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Babies apparently have a better understanding of adults' language than you might think.

New research reveals that they can identify the meanings of some words and even recognize that some words are more connected to certain words than to others.

The fin...

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New study shows Tdap vaccination during pregnancy can prevent whooping cough in babies Less than half of pregnant women in the United States take advantage of vaccination

New study shows Tdap vaccination during pregnancy can prevent whooping cough in babies Less than half of pregnant women in the United States take advantage of vaccination

Published 11/21/2017

A new CDCstudypublished today inClinical Infectious Diseasesreported that vaccination with whooping cough vaccine, Tdap, during the third trimester of pregnancy prevented more than three out of four (78 percent) cases of whooping cough (also known as pertussis) in babies younger than two months....

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Toddler Brain Development : bacterial clues found in baby’s dirty diapers

Toddler Brain Development : bacterial clues found in baby’s dirty diapers

Published 11/21/2017

Can the kinds of microbes colonizing the gut at age 1 predict later cognitive development? Findings from the UNC School of Medicine shed light on the surprising role of bacteria in how our brains develop during the first years of life.

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