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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
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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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Preemies in Pain Get Relief with Micro-Pacifier (Video)
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May 27th, 2015
Tiny pacifiers bring relief to preemies in intensive care.
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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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How Babies' Gut Bacteria May Help Find Treatments for C. Diff
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October 19th, 2015
Some infants carry the diarrhea-causing bacteria Clostridium difficile in their guts without any symptoms, but the bacteria rapidly disappear when the infants switch to drinking cow's milk.
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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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Royal Baby Name 'Charlotte' Makes Top 10 List
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May 8th, 2015
For the second year in a row, more parents have donned their boys with the name Noah than any other name, the Social Security Administration announced this morning (May 8).
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