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Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children

Taking iron supplements during pregnancy doesn't appear to significantly change any health outcomes for mom or baby, a new review shows.
Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness

A high-tech comparison of the breast milk of humans and their close primate relatives is revealing just how nutritious the human variety is.
Health Tip: Shopping for Teens' Shoes

While you're shoe shopping with a teen, make sure you both understand the shoes fit and function before making a purchase.
Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May 'Send Wrong Message'

Children who are allowed occasional sips of alcohol are more likely to start drinking by the time they're in high school, a new study suggests.
New Research Tightens Childhood Paralysis-Enterovirus D68 Link

New research strengthens the suspected connection between a virus called enterovirus D68 and the sudden development of paralysis in children in California and Colorado between 2012 and 2014.
Equal Numbers of Males, Females Are Conceived: Study

Many scientists believe human conception produces more male than female embryos, with male embryos less likely to survive.
Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk

When used to treat diabetes that develops during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), the drug glyburide has been linked to a number of complications in the baby, according to a new study.
U.S. Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food

American children are getting fewer calories a day from fast food restaurants, but one-third still eat ready-to-go pizza, chicken and burgers on a daily basis, a new study finds.
U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools

Random drug testing in schools may sound like a good way to keep kids off drugs, but there is little evidence it works, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.
Milliliter-Only Dosing Recommended for Kids' Meds

Time to toss out the teaspoon and tablespoon when it comes to sick kids: The best way to measure liquid medications for children is in metric milliliters, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians says.

 

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