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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.

2009-07-22 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- National leaders in maternal health, health disparities and public policy will look for ways to combat the devastating impact of preterm births on communities of color at a summit today co-convened by The AMERIGROUP Public Policy Institute and the Black Leadership Forum, Inc.

2009-07-14 10:31:49

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have completed a critical first step in the eventual development of a technique to retain fertility in women with cancer who require treatments that might otherwise make them unable to have children.

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2009-07-12 07:30:00

According to a government report released Saturday, the percentages of infants born preterm and the percentage born with low birth weight has slightly declined in 2007, after several decades of steady increases.

2009-05-15 09:42:03

A growing number of American children are enrolled in child care and questions remain about how these settings may affect them in both positive and negative ways.

2009-05-14 15:39:37

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