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C-Sections May Boost Child's Risk of Obesity
February 26th, 2014
Babies delivered by Caesarean section may be at increased risk for obesity later in life, a new study suggests.
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Babies Know What Makes a Friend
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January 9th, 2014
Even 9-month-old babies know that friends have similar likes, new research suggests. The findings suggest babies come wired with abstract social intuition.
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Water Births May be Risky, Doctors' Groups Say
March 19th, 2014
Giving birth in water has no proven benefit and can pose rare but serious risks, so it is not recommended in most circumstances, according to a new report from two leading groups of doctors.
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The Truth About How Mom's Stress Affects Baby's Brain
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February 23rd, 2014
Maternal stress, particularly the chronic stress that comes with poverty, exposes infants to powerful hormones in the womb. Researchers are finding that these hormones have long-lasting effects.
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'Baby Illusion' Makes Family's Youngest Seem Tiny
Child getting measured.
December 16th, 2013
The baby of the family may remain forever the baby, according to new research that finds that moms are under the illusion that their youngest is littler than he or she really is.
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Drugs Used in Newborns Need Better Study, Docs Say
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December 9th, 2013
Many medications commonly used in newborns still have not been officially approved for use in this very young population, despite recent law changes encouraging the study of drugs in children, a new study finds.
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Oh Baby: Giving Birth 10 Times May Reduce Mom's Cancer Risk
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March 7th, 2014
Women who give birth to 10 or more children may have a reduced risk of cancer, a new study from Finland suggests.
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Can Brain-Dead Woman Give Birth to Healthy Baby?
 Erick and Marlise Munoz with their son, Mateo., pregnancy, life-support
January 15th, 2014
A brain-dead pregnant woman is being kept alive -- against her family's wishes -- by a Texas hospital.
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Obesity Before Pregnancy: Rates By State
A doctor checks a pregnant woman's heart rate with a stethoscope.
December 10th, 2013
A new report looks at obesity rates before pregnancy among mothers in 36 states and Washington D.C.
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