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Babies Understand Friendship, Meanies and Bystanders
Two babies socialize
February 4th, 2015
Babies who are just 1 year old can understand complicated social situations, new research shows. The study highlights the social development that begins in very young infants.
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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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Scarlett and Alessandro Top Sexiest Names List
Baby outline filled with names
February 24th, 2015
What does the name Alessandro have that Howard doesn't? With its double S's and Greek origin, it's just sexier, according to an online survey on male and female names.
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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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Peak Time for Births: Start of the Workday
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May 7th, 2015
Babies in the United States are more likely to be born during work hours than during off hours, a finding that suggests that medical interventions — such as C-sections — are playing a role in when babies are born.
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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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