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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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