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Movement “Milestones” in Babies

Babies who stood early scored better on cognitive tests by age four. It's a classic joke that when new parents talk about their babies they...
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Cystic Fibrosis: Defined

Overview Cystic fibrosis is a disease of the secretory glands, which create mucus and sweat. It mainly affects the lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, sinuses and...
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Prenatal Paternity: What Fathers May Pass Down

Fathers' behavior and health factors may genetically alter sperm before conception   Dads can pass down more than a love of fishing to their kids, and...

Teens with autism spectrum disorders getting driver’s licenses

Getting a driver's license is a rite of passage for most American teens. For the first time, a landmark study looked at driver's licenses...
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Adolescent Girls and Opportunities for Physical Activity

Getting more girls into sports activities may take some work. Girls were found to have fewer opportunities for physical activity compared to boys, a Deakin...
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Childhood Leukemia Survival Rates

Global inequalities for childhood leukemia affected five-year survival rates. Leukemia, the most common cancer in children, has shown improved survival rates in the last few...
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Asthma and the Infant Microbiome

Microbes in infants during the first month of life may affect immune system, asthma and allergic reactions. Your baby has bugs--beneficial bacteria in the gut--that...
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When Thumb Sucking Doesn’t Suck

Nail-biters, thumb-suckers experience fewer allergies Many parents discourage their children from nail-biting and thumb-sucking, in part to keep germs out of their mouths. Though few...