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Scarlett and Alessandro Top Sexiest Names List
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February 24th, 2015
What does the name Alessandro have that Howard doesn't? With its double S's and Greek origin, it's just sexier, according to an online survey on male and female names.
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Climate Change Could Alter the Human Male-Female Ratio
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September 30th, 2014
Climate change could affect the ratio of human males to human females that are born in some countries, a new study from Japan suggests.
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US Preterm Birth Rate Drops to 17-Year Low
The annual "report card" of the nation's preterm birth rate from the March of Dimes.
November 6th, 2014
The percentage of babies born prematurely in the United States dropped again last year, reaching a 17-year low, according to a new report.
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Breast Pump 'Hackathon' Seeks Better Tech for Busy Moms
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September 18th, 2014
Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are on a mission to make the breast-feeding experience better for moms.
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Babies Understand Friendship, Meanies and Bystanders
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February 4th, 2015
Babies who are just 1 year old can understand complicated social situations, new research shows. The study highlights the social development that begins in very young infants.
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Is it OK to Give Your Baby that iPad? (Op-Ed)
Child on iPad, digital childhood
October 25th, 2014
A recent New York Times article points to a glaring inconsistency between the amount of “screen time” toddlers have using tablets, phones and computers – and the advice of many early years specialists.
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Newborn's Infection Came from Probiotics, Study Suggests
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July 30th, 2014
Probiotics are generally thought to be safe for most people, but a newborn in Poland appears to have developed an infection after taking a probiotic product, according to a new report of the case.
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