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22 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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The Surprising Link Between Gut Germs And Toddlers' Tantrums

Could germs be to blame for your toddler's temper tantrums? The complex ecosystem of microbes living in the gastrointestinal tract is known to change considerably in the first two years of life, especially as solid foods are introduced into a child's diet. And according to a new study, this unstable "gut microbiome" and a toddler's temperament are linked. "Although we ...

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MAY 26, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Sudden Infant Deaths Linked To Elevation

By: Stephanie Pappas Published: 05/25/2015 05:13 AM EDT on LiveScience Babies who live at high elevations, those above 8,000 feet (2,438 meters), may face a slightly increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, new research finds. But researchers urge parents not to panic about the new findings. "The absolute risk [of SIDS] remains very low, and … this ...

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MAY 26, 2015 - Huffington Post

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To Promote Breastfeeding, Fewer Hospitals Hand Out Formula

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Fewer U.S. hospitals are giving away free infant formula, a new study finds, a shift that may help encourage more new mothers to breastfeed. Pediatricians recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed infants until at least six months of age because it can reduce babies' risk of ear and respiratory infections, sudden infant death syndrome, allergies, ...

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MAY 22, 2015 - Huffington Post

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The Rate Of Babies Born Addicted To Painkillers Is Rising At An Alarming Rate

By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - The rate at which infants are suffering withdrawal after being born to mothers on opioid pain killers has increased five-fold since 2000, according to a new U.S. study. "I think the scope of the problem is staggering," said Dr. Stephen Patrick, a neonatologist who led the research. "It really calls into question, are we ...

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MAY 17, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Drug combo helps people with common cystic fibrosis

A combination of two drugs has shown promise toward improving the health of people with the most common form of the incurable lung disease known as cystic fibrosis, researchers said Sunday. Patients treated with two medications -- lumacaftor and ivacaftor -- saw "significant" gains in their ability to breathe and fewer lung infections than those taking a placebo, according to ...

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