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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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Baby Talk: Infants May Practice Words in Their Minds
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July 14th, 2014
Areas of the brain responsible for producing speech movement light up in babies' brains month before they say their first words
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Many Parents Not Sure Which Items are Safe for Baby's Crib
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May 7th, 2014
Toys and colorful blankets may make a baby's crib look cute, but many parents are not aware that these items can be hazardous in a newborn's bed, a new study suggests.
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Women Catch Baby Bug from High School Friends
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May 28th, 2014
Women are more likely to have their first children during the two years after their close high school friends have kids, new research finds.
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Obese Women Less Likely to Breast-Feed
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April 30th, 2014
New mothers are less likely to breast-feed if they are obese, a new study suggests.
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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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Cluster of Rare Birth Defects Under Investigation
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May 14th, 2014
Health officials are investigating a cluster of serious birth defects in a region of Washington State.
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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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