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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Sitting at a table in a downtown Lafayette coffee shop, four mothers, all experienced in home births, talked about what they consider a long-overdue law — House Bill 1135 — concerning midwife-assisted home births....
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trail mix. Potato chips. And now gum. With a growing number of foods boasting added caffeine for an energy boost, the Food and Drug Administration says it's time to investigate their safety. The FDA's new look at added caffeine...
CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's most influential pediatrician's group has endorsed gay marriage, saying a stable relationship between parents regardless of sexual orientation contributes to a child's health and well-being. The American Academy of...
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CHICAGO (AP) — Cheerleading isn't just jumping and waving pompoms — it has become as athletic and potentially as dangerous as a sport and should be designated one to improve safety, the nation's leading group of pediatricians says. The number...
CHICAGO (AP) — When it comes to the birds and the bees, some parents may want to have that talk with their boys a little sooner than they expected. Researchers have found signs of puberty in American boys up to two years earlier than previously...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study based on 62,000 Danish mothers, the children of those who ate peanuts and tree nuts while pregnant were less likely to develop asthma or allergies than the kids whose mothers shunned nuts. The results support the...
CHICAGO (AP) — Should all U.S. children get tested for high cholesterol? Doctors are still debating that question months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening that would lead to prescribing medicine for some kids....
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterPediatricians and researchers have long recommended crib sleep as the safest infant sleeping arrangement to prevent sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. But University of Notre Dame anthropology professor James McKenna says he has uncovered...
CHICAGO (AP) — The first study to look at methamphetamine's potential lasting effects on children whose mothers used it in pregnancy finds these kids at higher risk for behavior problems than other children. The behavior differences —...
CHICAGO (AP) — Children on public insurance are being denied treatment by doctors at much higher rates than those with private coverage, according to an undercover study that had researchers pose as parents of sick kids seeking an appointment with a...
CHICAGO (AP) — An influential doctors' group says "Facebook depression" is among potential harms to teens who use social networking sites. Researchers disagree on whether it's a distinct condition or simply an extension of depression kids feel...
CHICAGO (AP) — Children should ride in rear-facing car seats longer, until they are 2 years old instead of 1, according to updated advice from a medical group and a federal agency. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway...
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