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"Floss, floss, floss!" You've been commanded by dentists for years to heed that advice. Now, it may be time to add "mouthwash, mouthwash, mouthwash!" to your oral health routine.A new study finds pregnant moms ...Researchers find women with periodontal disease have more premature babies than moms with healthy gums.
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A premature baby's exposure to pain, oxygen and the environment can harm his or her immature brain.But not to worry. Researchers say preemies are generally able to catch up in their ability to identify the name...Study shows preemies catch up in some developmental areas.
Experts say reading to babies in NICU can strengthen bonding. Credit: Getty Images Once upon a time we learned about Mary and her little lamb, and how everywhere that Mary went the lamb was sure to go. Well, parents intent o...Experts say that adding a book to the diaper bag and reading to babies in NICU can breed the same intimacy.
Survival rates of preemies seem to be improving with each decade. Credit: Corbis "My Child Made the Tiniest Baby List." This is not a bumper sticker you want to slap on the back of your Buick. Tiny babies face gigantic problems. C...Odds may be improving for tiny babies. Slightly.
The littlest Duggar, Baby Josie, has just passed an important milestone -- one that even her parents thought she might not reach: Her first birthday. When she was born via emergency cesarean-section on Dec. 10, 2009, weighing only 1 lb. 6 oz.,...The littlest Duggar, Baby Josie, has just passed an important milestone -- one that even her parents thought she might not reach: Her first birthday.
Respiratory syncytial virus can be dangerous for babies and children younger than 2. Credit: Getty ImagesIf your little one's cough seems to be getting worse, it may be time to visit the doctor, as it could signal something more serious than jus...When a cough gets worse, it might be more than just the common cold.
Take the difficulties of family life one day at a time, says Tony Little, with wife Melissa and their twins, Cody and Chase. Photo courtesy Tony LittleTony Little has made it his business to push Americans to get in shape, but when it comes to...The fitness guru is known for whipping Americans into shape, so why did he let his own son get overweight?
A preemie's chance of survival goes up 62 percent at Level III hospitals. Credit: Damon Dahlen, AOLIf your baby is born prematurely, the odds that he or she will survive increase dramatically if you can get to a specialized hospital. Here's ho...
Premature birth rates are on their way down. Credit: Damon Dahlen, AOLThe risk of having a premature baby -- with the health problems that portends -- might be decreasing. Researchers at the National Center for Health Statistics report this ...
Up until now, the agonizing decision on what medical treatment to give (or not give) a severely premature baby was based on how many weeks had been spent in the womb. Babies born at 24 weeks are routinely given intensive care, but those with a gestat...
A new study by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics recommends that infants born at 22 weeks, or prior, should not be revived, nor should they be given intensive care. The report comes after researching premature babies over the course of two years. Th...
I am always on the lookout for a sassy bit of a new blog to read. Since some of my friends are dimly aware that I string words together for pay, some of them willingly send me links to blogs they think might interest my warped sense of humor. Followi...
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