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Could Breast Milk be a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies?

TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For babies born at very low birth weights, breast milk is more likely than a blood transfusion to lead to a potentially dangerous infection known as cytomegalovirus (CMV), a new study finds. The researchers evaluated more than 500 very low birth weight infants — all of whom weighed… [read more]

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Mom’s Response to Crying Could Be Influenced By Her Own Childhood

A mother’s response to her baby’s crying may be influenced by her own childhood, a new study reports. The research involved 259 first-time mothers who were followed from pregnancy until their babies were 6 months old. It was conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and colleagues at Fuller Theological Seminary… [read more]

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When Should You Get Your Flu Shot?

As flu season approaches, the best way to stay healthy and avoid infection is to get a flu shot and a checkup, according to an infectious disease specialist. A primary care doctor can vaccinate people against the flu, and also address other health concerns or issues patients may have. Retail stores may provide flu shots… [read more]

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6 “Health” Foods With Overrated Health Value

There are so many foods that have been hyped up as some of the best health foods when in reality they don’t make the cut. Some of them should be taken off your list completely. Find out which ones I think are most overrated. Yogurt/Dairy. The fact of the matter is that unless you’re a… [read more]

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