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Infants, Meet Peanuts
Introducing peanuts into your infant's diet may be a good idea after all, according to a new study.
Artificially Sweetened Drinks During Pregnancy
Artificial sweeteners have become increasingly common. A new study looked at the link between artificial sweetener intake during pregnancy and baby's body mass index (BMI).
A Way to Protect Babies from the Flu
For babies younger than 6 months, influenza vaccination has not been proven to be successful. But a new study found a different way to protect babies from the flu.
FDA Targets Smokeless Tobacco in Rural Areas
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expanding its “The Real Cost” campaign to rural America.
Smoking May Put Baby's DNA at Risk
It's a well-known fact that smoking during pregnancy can harm the baby. Now, researchers may have a clearer picture as to why that is.
Mental Disorders and Children
One out of seven (15.4 percent) US children aged 2 to 8 years old had at least one diagnosed mental, behavioral or developmental disorder (MBDD), according to a recent study.
What's the Best Breakfast for Kids?
Many parents tell their kids that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet still lean on quick breakfast staples like cold cereal. New evidence suggests, however, that the best breakfast for kids probably won’t come from a box.
Moms-to-Be and Vitamin D
Women often have questions about what they should and shouldn't eat when they're expecting. Here may be one answer to those questions.
Nothing Compares to Mother’s Milk
What would happen if nearly every mother around the world breastfed her babies? Great things, new evidence suggests.
Raising Awareness for Birth Defects
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. And this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is inviting women and their families to make a PACT to prevent birth defects.