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H1N1 flu vaccines safe during pregnancy

A new study confirms that giving H1N1 flu vaccines to pregnant women during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was safe for them and their babies, and likely reduced the risk of miscarriage and stillbirth. Norwegian researchers launched the study because...

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Jason Mraz Records Songs for PBS Kids Series

Hailed as one of today’s most gifted pop troubadours, multi-Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist Jason Mraz has made no secret of his admiration for children’s television visionary Fred Rogers, even performing the theme from the beloved Mister...

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Bugaboo Recalls Strollers Due to Fall and Choking Hazards

About 46,300 recalled in the U.S. and 4,440 in Canada; 58 injuries reported.

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Early Language Skills Reduce Preschool Tantrums, Study Finds

Toddlers who have more developed language skills are less likely to throw temper tantrums by the time they begin preschool, according to a new study. This is likely because they are better able to talk about their frustrations, according to...

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Study Finds Low Flu Vaccine Rates in U.S. Kids

Flu vaccination rates among U.S. children were lower than expected over a recent five-year period, a new study reports. The findings were released in the midst of the current flu season, with 47 states now reporting widespread illness, according to...

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More Babies Squeezing Organic Food from Pouches

ALBANY, N.Y. — Baby food used to have an image as stable — and bland — as a jar of strained peas. And its target market was limited to, well… babies. No more. Old-school glass jars of applesauce are still around, but...

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Fisher-Price Recalls to Inspect Rock 'N Play Infant Sleepers Due to Risk of Exposure to Mold

From a CPSC press release: WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should immediately inspect this product and...

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Fussy Infants Exposed To More TV Than Less Active Babies

Although doctors say babies should not watch television, some mothers may use the tube as a way to calm fussy infants, a new study suggests. The results show that infants who were perceived as more active — for example, they squirmed...

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Research Shows Babies Begin Learning Language in Utero

A new study, said to be the first of its kind, reveals that babies begin learning the distinctive sounds of their native language while in utero. Researchers from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington State have found that infants show interest...

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Study: Moms Should Let Their Babies Cry Themselves to Sleep

From Temple University: Today, mothers of newborns find themselves confronting a common dilemma: Should they let their babies “cry it out” when they wake up at night? Or should they rush to comfort their crying little one? In fact, waking...

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