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Breast-Feeding Impacts a Child's Metabolism, Study Finds

Study finds another benefit to breast-feeding. Credit: Getty Images We know breast milk is the preferred method of feeding a newborn,...Breast-fed babies showed lower blood insulin levels than formula-fed newborns.

Even Babies Can Sometimes Escape Car Seats, Says Study

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Children as young as 1 have been known to unbuckle their car seats. Credit: Getty Images ...
Researchers find small children are excellent escape artists.

Safe Kids USA Helps Soothe Parental Fears

Safe Kids USA is sponsoring a webcast to educate parents about sports injury prevention. Credit: Corbis Is it safe to sleep with your...Organization helps prevent childhood injuries.

Food Allergies Becoming More Common Among Kids

Nuts are among the most common food allergy. Credit: Getty Images
Food allergies among children are more common today than they were...
Food allergies among children are more common today than they were 10 years ago. Why that is, however, is under debate.

Heart Defects in Minority Children Yield Greater Risk of Death, Study Shows

Black children with heart conditions have a greater chance of dying before age 5 than their white peers. Credit: Getty Images The...Black children with heart conditions have a greater chance of dying before age 5 than their white peers.

Do Alternative Cures for Colic Really Work?

There is no straightforward cure for colic. Credit: Getty Images A new survey of scientific research confirms what doctors have been...A new survey of scientific research confirms what doctors have been telling sleep-deprived, stressed-out parents about alternative treatments for colicky babies: There's just no straightforward cure for colic.

That Hearing Screening Your Newborn Took? It May Not Be Accurate

Newborn hearing screenings don't detect all children who are at risk for hearing loss. Credit: Getty Images If you're the parent of a...Some hearing problems evade testing.

Convertible Car Seat Makes Practical Investment

Is a convertible right for you? Credit: Getty Images The convertible car seat is a unique option within the car seat market -- a single...Buying a convertible car seat makes financial sense.

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