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Babies Should Not Drink Fruit Juice, Doctors Group Says

This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Babies under the age of 1 should not drink fruit juice, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP previously said fruit juice was appropriate for babies after six months, ...

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Preterm birth linked to higher risk of heart failure

Babies born preterm run a higher risk of heart failure during childhood and adolescence than those born at full term, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report. The registry-based study is published in The Journal of the American College of ...

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Two Moms Say Everything We’ve Ever Wanted to About Wearing a Swimsuit

This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com.  Two moms offered a very real dose of humor and inspiration when it comes to bikini season. In a now-viral video, Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley shared a video titled “I Swimsuit Season So ...

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Avoid fruit juice up to the age of 1 year, say the AAP

Parents should avoid offering fruit juice to infants under the age of 1 year, unless advised by a doctor, as it provides “no nutritional benefit” and may harm their health. This is the according to new recommendations from the American ...

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Caution urged in using PRP or stem cells to treat young athletes' injuries

Physicians, parents and coaches should be cautious when considering treating injured young athletes with platelet rich plasma (PRP), stem cells or other types of regenerative medicine, says a nationally recognized sports medicine clinician and researcher at the University of Miami ...

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Traffic-related air pollution linked to DNA damage in children

Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a study in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Young people with asthma also ...

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New molecular target to improve neuroblastoma treatment

The annual mortality rate in childhood cancer of the sympathetic nervous system, or neuroblastoma, is 10 per million between the ages of 0 and 4. The collaborative work between Basque and Valencian researchers has served to identify some genetic mutations ...

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Smoking out sources of in-home air pollution

An ambitious study led by San Diego State University researchers has investigated various factors that contribute to air pollution inside the house. Not surprisingly, cigarette smoke emerged as a major source of airborne particles in homes with smokers, but cleaning ...

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Corticosteroid treatment increases survival of preterm infants within hours

The effects of corticosteroid treatments on pregnant women facing preterm delivery to prevent infant death and morbidity have been thought to develop gradually over days. However, a new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and colleagues in the European EPICE ...

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Better than BMI: More accurate way to determine adolescent obesity

The body mass index calculations that physicians have been relying on for decades may not be accurate for assessing body fat in adolescents between the ages of 8 and 17. A new study published today in the Journal of the ...

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