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4 Steps to Help Prevent Birth Defects
Pregnant women can decrease the chances of birth defects by following four healthy strategies.
These Factors Could Affect Kids' Learning
Could factors like household income affect a child's reading abilities? These seemingly unrelated factors might actually be connected.
Those Temper Tantrums May Mean More Than You Think
Temper tantrums and telling fibs are often a normal part of being a young kid. Some behaviors, however, could be a tip-off that there’s more going on.
Skipping Fast Food Boosts Brain Gains
It's called "fast" food, but it could slow kids' brain development. What is actually in that Big-Mac?
Early Caregiving Boosted Babies' Development
Mothers who quickly respond to that 3 a.m. feeding wail with love and attention may improve their children’s development — from infancy to adulthood.
Eczema Patients Didn't Come Up Short
It's itchy, dry, and bothersome and can even affect your sleep quality — but eczema doesn't likely affect your adult height, despite claims from past research.
Epilepsy Rx During Pregnancy May Put Kids at Risk
Pregnant women face many choices as they prepare for the baby's arrival. And new research suggests that moms-to-be with epilepsy may have an extra decision to make about their medication.
Sleeping on the Sofa May Be Dangerous for Infants
Parents often lay infants on the sofa to keep an eye on them while tending to other things. But new research suggests doing so could be dangerous to the baby.
Obesity Changed Shape and Function of Heart
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past three decades, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And weight gain at a young age may also start the physical changes that can lead to heart disease later in life.
20 Years of Marijuana Research Summarized in New Report
States across the US continue to debate the merits of allowing medicinal and, in some cases, recreational marijuana use. Yet there’s still uncertainty about the long-term health impacts of cannabis.