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14 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Parents' Whooping Cough Vaccines May Protect Babies (STUDY)

BY ANDREW M. SEAMAN NEW YORK Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:26pm EDT (Reuters Health) - When babies are too young to get the whooping cough vaccine, vaccinating their parents might protect them from the dangerous infection, a new study suggests. Young children were 51 percent less likely to be diagnosed with pertussis - also known as whooping cough - when ...

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17 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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It's Not Just Girls. Boys Struggle With Body Image, Too.

Illustrations by Noelle Campbell He's just a month shy of his sixth birthday, but Jack is already insecure about his body. At 40 pounds and 42 inches tall, he wears a size 3 and is the smallest kid in his class. He weighs himself several times a day: with his clothes on and then off, before and after meals, and ...

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SEP 09, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Pilot Intervention Eliminates Autism Symptoms In Babies

A small new pilot study has found that parents can help significantly reduce symptoms of autism in babies who haven't even reached their first birthdays simply by changing how they play and interact with them. By age 3, nearly all of the infants who participated in a 12-week, parent-led treatment and subsequent follow-up had no evidence of an autism spectrum ...

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SEP 04, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Breastfeeding may be linked to obese women’s post-pregnancy weight

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Obese women who breastfeed their children for at least four months are less likely to retain their pregnancy weight, according to a new study from U.S. The researchers write in the journal Pediatrics that the benefit might be due to lactation causing the body to burn extra energy. “This study suggests that ...

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SEP 04, 2014 - Huffington Post

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How Babies' Eating Patterns Affect Kids' Diets Later On

What infants eat could have a lasting influence on their weight and food preferences throughout childhood, according to a new collection of studies that suggest babies' eating patterns in their first 12 months of life affect their diet for years to come. In a supplement published in the journal Pediatrics this week, researchers presented new data from a follow-up study ...

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