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3 years 2 months ago

Babies lip-read as part of learning to talk

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Babies don't learn to talk just from hearing sounds. New research suggests they're lip-readers too. It happens during that magical stage when a baby's babbling gradually changes from gibberish into syllables and eventually into that first "mama" or "dada." Florida scientists discovered that starting around...

3 years 8 months ago

Celebration of preemies

"Thank you, thank you. Just so many times thank you. We wouldn't be anywhere near where we are right now. It was just good for us," says mother of one-year-old quadruplets, Jennifer Last, of her and her husband's experience at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Memorial Hospital for...

3 years 8 months ago

Preemies have some fun

Close to 800 people gathered in Boulder Park this morning to celebrate the many premature babies born at Memorial Hospital for Children , the doctors, nurses and staff who took care of them. This is the 30th anniversary for this annual tradition and the healthy kids were having a...

4 years 5 months ago

Baby's due date may foreshadow allergies

Babies born in November or December face a higher risk for food allergies. Experts say that could be because their first three months of development took place in the spring -- when pollen levels are at an annual high. Researchers in Finland studied 6,000 children, and found those whose first...

4 years 5 months ago

4 deaths prompt Graco stroller recall

Baby gear maker Graco is recalling about 2 million strollers after receiving reports of four infant strangulations in the strollers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall Wednesday, said the infant strangulations occurred between 2003 and 2005. The strollers being recalled are older versions of the...

4 years 5 months ago

Octomom doctor faces hearing

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Medical Board is accusing a fertility doctor of implanting octuplets mother Nadya Suleman with 12 embryos in at least one of her pregnancies. The number of embryos alleged Monday at a licensing hearing in Los Angeles is twice the amount Suleman claimed Dr....

4 years 9 months ago

Fox mauls sleeping babies in their home

Twin nine-month-old girls were being treated at a London hospital on Monday after being mauled in their sleep by a fox. The animal apparently entered the house and climbed stairs before attacking Lola and Isabella Koupparis in their beds while their parents watched television, according to reports. The girls'...

4 years 11 months ago

CPSC announces 2 big crib recalls

The government is recalling thousands of Simplicity and Graco cribs, warning that babies could suffocate or strangle in them. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the Simplicity recall is linked to at least one death and involves thousands of cribs, possibly hundreds of thousands, though many had previously been...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Minority births may soon top white births

This could be the year that the number of babies born to minorities in America outnumbers babies born to whites. That's because immigration has boosted the number of Hispanic women in their prime childbearing years. Hispanic women have an average 2.99 children to 1.87 among white women. In 2008,...

5 years 1 month ago

China's tainted milk caused kidney damage

More than one in 10 Chinese children sickened by contaminated milk showed signs of kidney damage six months afterward, researchers have found, raising concerns about the long-term effects of the country's massive food safety scandal. At least six children died and nearly 300,000 children fell ill two years ago...

5 years 1 month ago

New clue into cause of SIDS

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is the leading cause of death for babies under a year old with most SIDS deaths occurring between the ages of 2 and 4 months. The deaths come without warning, and for a long time without any known cause. Parents these days are told to...

5 years 5 months ago

Sperm donor passed on deadly heart defect

A sperm donor passed on a potentially deadly genetic heart condition to nine of his 24 children, including one who died at age 2 from heart failure, according to a medical journal report. Two children, both now teenagers, have developed symptoms and are at risk for sudden cardiac death,...

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