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Hearing Problems Detected in Kids With a Little Bit of Spit

Hearing problems can now be detected through saliva. Credit: Getty
Spit happens.
Don't knock it. You can learn a lot from a little bit of spit. Doctors may soon use saliva samples to tell if newborn babies have hearing problems. ...
New study could lead to widespread testing of newborns for hearing problems.
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How to Put Your Teething Baby to Sleep

Is your teething baby having a hard time sleeping? Sleep-training when teeth start to come in is not an easy task, but it is doable. Follow these simple tips from TheBump.com to make sure your child stays on schedule.
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Sleep-training your teething baby is not an easy task, but it is doable.
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What's the Poop on Probiotics and Constipation?

Do probiotics relieve constipation in kids? Credit: Corbis
Doctors refer to probiotics as "friendly" bacteria. Why? They help us poop.
Any bacteria that does that is bound to have lots of friends -- especially down at the senior...
Researchers report probiotics had no effect on constipated kids, but many parents and docs still give them to children.
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Why Is My Teenage Son Overeating? From Dr. Drew

Sex and addiction expert Dr. Drew responds to a concerned mother's question about her teenage son's unhealthy eating habits.
Don't miss on MarloThomas.com: Forget the Hook-Ups! Dr. Drew strongly encourages young people to "cultivate...
Dr. Drew responds to a concerned mother's question about her teenage son's unhealthy eating habits.
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FDA Votes to Provide Acetaminophen Dosage for Infants on Labels

The FDA recommends dosing information be included on acetaminophen packages for children. Credit: Getty Images
Odds are if you worry you're giving your baby too much medicine, it's probably for good reason.
A panel of U.S. Food and...
Currently, labels instruct parents of kids younger than 2 to "ask a doctor."
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Australian Parents Pay the Price for Doubting Vaccines

Australia has a full-blown epidemic on its hands. Credit: AFP/Getty Images As cases of whooping cough are spreading in the land Down Under, Australian doctors are warning parents of newborn babies to keep their children home. The...Country in the grip of whooping cough epidemic, largely the result of boycotting vaccines.
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How to Treat Cradle Cap

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Use a toothbrush to scrub cradle cap. Credit: Getty Images Skin cells are constantly being made, and we usually don't notice our old, dry skin cells falling off as the new cells...
Fortunately, this condition does not last longer than the infant's first year.
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Planning for Summer Child Care

Summer will be here before you know it, and our little ones are counting down the days until school lets out. When that happens, families will have to fill anywhere from eight to 10 hours a day of child care. Summer isn't only a difficult time to...When school's out, families have to fill anywhere from eight to 10 hours a day of child care.
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