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2009-12-11 19:48:35

The advice of a pediatrician to place infants on their backs to sleep appears to be the single most important motivator in getting parents to follow these recommendations and a key reason that the rate of sudden death syndrome (SIDS) has plummeted since the "Back to Sleep" campaign was launched in 1994.

2009-12-07 20:35:30

Placing infants on their backs for sleep can help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

2009-11-17 08:00:00

NEW YORK, November 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study that examines the value of maternal blood biomarkers will help identify and monitor patients at risk of developing preeclampsia and is set to change the way expectant mothers are cared for in prenatal clinics around the world. The study, conducted by scientists at the highly-respected National Institute of Child and Human Development of the National Institute of Health (NICHD/NIH), set out to determine the diagnostic indices and...

2009-11-02 15:05:00

NIH-supported scientists at Seaside Therapeutics in Cambridge, Mass, are beginning a clinical trial of a potential medication designed to correct a central neurochemical defect underlying Fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability.

2009-10-27 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Contrary to the perception of most Americans, the majority of teen parents are from households that are not in poverty and that are not headed by single parents.

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2009-10-09 09:02:22

The intense exchanges that human mothers share with their newborn infants may have some pretty deep roots, suggests a study of rhesus macaques reported online on October 8th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication.

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2009-10-01 12:46:12

Treating even the mildest forms of gestational diabetes among pregnant women can reduce the risk of complications during pregnancy.

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2009-09-29 09:04:15

Lowers blood pressure, encourages exercise, improves psychological health — these may sound like the effects of a miracle drug, but they are actually among the benefits of owning a four-legged, furry pet.

2009-08-19 06:59:00

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Overcoming the challenges of bringing quality and cutting edge genetic and newborn screening (NBS) services to local communities and to children and families with hereditary diseases is extremely complex.


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