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Mother’s Iron Level Tied to Child’s Autism Risk
Iron deficiency has been associated with autism in past studies, such as one published in Pediatrics in 2012. And children of mothers who have too little iron during pregnancy may also have a higher risk of getting this condition.
Magnesium Sulfate in Pregnancy May Not Affect Development
While magnesium sulfate is known to protect against cerebral palsy, its effects on other measures of development are largely unknown. But a new study suggests the medicine doesn't affect kids in other ways.
Playtex Adds Items to Power Adapter Recall
Energizer Personal Care – Playtex Manufacturing, Inc. announced today that, out of an abundance of caution, it is adding an adapter production lot to its voluntary nationwide recall of certain AC/DC power adapters that are used with the Playtex® Nurser Deluxe Double Electric Breast Pump.
Handful of Medications Caused Accidental Poisoning in Kids
Despite childproof packaging and other safety measures, rising numbers of children go to the hospital after ingesting prescription medicines each year. A new study identified the most often ingested medicines in an effort to keep children safer.
Pertussis Vaccine Recommended for Mom and Baby
With a recent spike in the number of cases tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), doctors are reminding pregnant women and parents of small children of pertussis vaccination guidelines.
Dad’s Smoking May Affect Future Children
Secondhand smoke can be harmful to children. But it may also harm children before they're even born.
Weight May Trigger Asthma in Kids
There’s an established and complex link between asthma and obesity. But which one comes first in children?
Singing May Enhance Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Therapy
Lullabies are a quick and simple way to comfort newborn babies. And they may also enhance the benefits of skin-to-skin therapy.
Babies Screened Early for SCID Were More Likely to Live
Immunodeficiency in newborns can put them at risk for death or lifelong health problems. New research shows how important early screening may be for newborns' health.
Perfect Parenting Pressures Could Affect Mental Health
Becoming a parent for the first time can be hard for some people. But some new parents may risk developing a mental disorder when they also face social pressures to be perfect parents.