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Toddler Snacks, Meals Have Lots of Salt and Sugar: Study
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Read more...Many prepackaged dinners for toddlers contain high amounts of salt, and many toddler and infant snacks, desserts and juices contain added sugar, a new study found.

"It was surprising that more than seven of 10 packaged toddler meals contained too much sodium (salt)," said study leader Mary Cogswell, a researcher at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "In addition, a substantial proportion of toddler food, and infant and toddler snacks -- even those we don't think of as sweet, like toddler meals and salty snacks -- contained at least one added sugar."

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Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'?
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Read more...Is measles really back?

That's the question vexing everyone from pediatricians to policymakers to parents as the outbreak of the dangerous childhood disease that was declared eliminated from the United States 15 years ago continues to spread.

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No Link Seen Between Oxytocin-Assisted Labor and ADHD
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Read more...Mothers who get an extra boost during labor with the medication oxytocin don't face a higher risk of having a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study says.

If a woman giving birth stops progressing during labor, she might receive oxytocin (brand name: Pitocin) as "augmentation." This drug is a synthetic version of the oxytocin hormone involved in birth. It helps push labor along, increasing the likelihood that the cervix will continue dilating. But the hormone may have other effects, too.

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Overly Controlling Moms Lose Out, Study Says
Monday, February 09, 2015

Read more...Helicopter parents, take note: A mother has a better relationship with her child if she respects the youngster's need for independence at a young age, a new study suggests.

Mothers who allowed children more freedom at age 2 were viewed more positively by their children later in childhood, according to the University of Missouri study.

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Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?
Monday, February 09, 2015

Read more...When pregnant women have high blood pressure, more-intensive treatment doesn't seem to affect their babies, but it may lower the odds that moms will develop severely high blood pressure.

That's the conclusion of a clinical trial reported in the Jan. 29 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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