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Pregnant women warned of plastic packaging

Pregnant women should avoid eating food that has been heated or reheated in plastic containers, and drinking from water bottles that have sweltered in the sun. That suggestion comes from the results of yet another study about the possible effects of the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) that is present in a great many manufactured products including food and beverage cans and containers.

The most recent study, conducted by

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Deaths of premature babies can be avoided with correct procedures

Over 20 million babies are born prematurely, every year, and others have a low birth weight. About 450 of these die every hour. By simply keeping the babies warm, most of these deaths can be avoided. Jayalakshmi Devi said that her baby can only whimper, when other babies can be heard screaming from across the hallway.

She says this outside the ICU where her son is kept

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The not so hard and fast rules of parenting

When you are parenting your children there are no rules that you can follow. You are the one who has to come up with ways to raise your child to be a good person. Many people rely on some general parenting tips, but it is evident that this can only be achieved by suing unique methods which are determined by the age, gender, and attitude of

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Babies who leave the breast earlier could be more prone to Type 1 diabetes

New research suggests that children that are weaned from breast milk after just six months are much more likely to suffer from Type 1 diabetes compared to children that are allowed to breastfeed for a year. Interestingly enough, exposure to solids at the wrong time either before or after six months has also been linked to an increase in Type 1 diabetes.

New research has found that

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How a simple test can save babies lives

How a simple test can save babies lives

Within hours of him being born, Ralf Jones was displaying all the signs of a life threatening infection. He twice stopped breathing as well as having 2 seizures. Baby Ralf had developed the strain of meningitis caused by the Group B Strep infection. Thankfully, he has now recovered but the GBS has left its mark,

The sad fact is

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The great pocket money debate

Parents of kids in the age range of about eight to sixteen might find themselves at a loss (literally) if they’re trying to keep up with the Jones in terms of how much pocket money they give their kids and what sort of control they exercise over how it’s spent. There are quite a few different opinions on the subject, ranging from one extreme to the

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UK shops rationing powdered milk sales

UK shops are starting to see a need to ration sales of powdered baby milk in recent weeks, all because of an apparent surge in demand from China for baby milk made abroad. Danone is the manufacturer of Cow, Gate and Aptamil powder products and they said that retailers were now placing a limit of two per client in order to prevent individuals from buying baby

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Research done into earlier diagnosis of autism

In order to improve the way that they currently treat autism, researchers are taking a closer look at symptoms of that may signal a child has autism from as young as six months old. The hope is that by identifying autism while a child is still an infant they can be more effectively helped via constructive development and parenting.

b Yale School of Medicine’s Child Study Centre

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Breast or bottle, the debate rumbles on

It is a common fact that breastfeeding is the healthiest choice for a new child. Headlines every day proclaim that breast feeding helps reduce the infant mortality rate; helps decrease the risk of ovarian cancer, and can even help the mother burn calories.

However, despite the fact that pop culture supports breastfeeding right now there are some advocates that speak against the benefits of breastfeeding and one

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Brain scans on foetuses planned by scientists

Scientists plan to scan the brains of over 1,500 foetuses and babies in order to take a closer look at how the brain of a child develops inside of the womb. The scientists believe that wiring problems between different areas of the brain during development may be the cause of many attention disorders as well as possibly autism.

In order to scan the brains, scientists will be

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