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Simple Trick May Improve an Infant's Attention Span
A mom and her baby girl play together with a toy.
April 28th, 2016
Interactions with parents really do help babies learn to pay attention, a new study finds. Here's how it may work.
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How to Gain Weight During Pregnancy, the Healthy Way
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February 22nd, 2016
Here's how to put on pounds without putting your health at risk.
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First-Time Moms Are Getting Older in US
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January 13th, 2016
The age of first-time moms is on the rise.
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Zika Virus Does Cause Microcephaly, Report Confirms
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April 13th, 2016
Researchers from the CDC confirmed cause-and-effect.
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The Best Ways to Lose Weight After Pregnancy
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February 19th, 2016
The best practices to help lose the baby weight in a healthy way.
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Skin-to-Skin 'Kangaroo-Style' Care May Benefit Newborns' Health
Newborn Skin-to-Skin Contact
December 22nd, 2015
Babies born with a low birth weight who are regularly held by their mothers skin-to-skin — or "kangaroo style" — may have a lower risk of dying prematurely, according to a new analysis of previous research.
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Breast-Feeding Mothers Gain Support in Hospitals
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October 6th, 2015
Hospitals are an excellent resource for moms who want to breast-feed.
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Even Babies Will 'Sell Out' for a Price
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April 7th, 2016
Even babies will "do business" with the bad guy if the price is right. At least that's what a duo of psychologists has found in a lab study of little ones as young as 12 months.
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World's Oldest Wild Bird Just Became a Mom for the 40th Time
Wisdom the Albatross with her chick
February 12th, 2016
The world's oldest known wild bird just added a new chick to the family — her 40th one, experts say.
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No Digital Divide: Mobile Media Plentiful in Low-Income Families
A mom and her toddler play with a smartphone
November 1st, 2015
Toddlers whose families are not well-off financially are spending plenty of time using mobile media devices, a new study reveals.
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