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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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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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Baby Talk: Infants May Practice Words in Their Minds
baby in a brain scanner
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
A newborn baby lies smiling on a white blanket.
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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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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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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