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Labor lasts longer for overweight or obese women

Labor lasts longer for overweight or obese women

Immigrant mothers from Japan and South America knew less about child development than their European American counterparts

Immigrant mothers from Japan and South America knew less about child development than their European American counterparts

Brain imaging technology shows how the adult dyslexic brain can change

Brain imaging technology shows how the adult dyslexic brain can change

Small delay after birth when cutting umbilical cord of a premature baby appears to lessen chances of bleeding

Small delay after birth when cutting umbilical cord of a premature baby appears to lessen chances of bleeding

Anesthetics are effective in reducing the pain of circumcision in newborns

Anesthetics are effective in reducing the pain of circumcision in newborns

Single protein appears central to the formation of the long-term memories

Single protein appears central to the formation of the long-term memories

Back to Sleep campaign renews efforts to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in the African American community

Back to Sleep campaign renews efforts to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in the African American community

Lack of money rather than love may be the reason so many young couples are living together instead of getting married

Lack of money rather than love may be the reason so many young couples are living together instead of getting married

Children who have problems breathing during sleep tend to score lower on tests of mental development and intelligence

Children who have problems breathing during sleep tend to score lower on tests of mental development and intelligence

Each year, between 25 million and 50 million Americans will suffer with the flu

Each year, between 25 million and 50 million Americans will suffer with the flu

Auckland kids are five times more likely than those in other developed countries to need hospital admission for pneumonia

Auckland kids are five times more likely than those in other developed countries to need hospital admission for pneumonia

Current methods of delivering health care to kids are woefully unable to cope with a pediatric disease pendulum

Current methods of delivering health care to kids are woefully unable to cope with a pediatric disease pendulum

Knowing which treatments work and which don't is an important first step in improving children's health care, but it's not enough

Knowing which treatments work and which don't is an important first step in improving children's health care, but it's not enough

Chronic illnesses among children not adequately addressed

Chronic illnesses among children not adequately addressed

First ever analysis of body mass index (BMI) data at the school, district, county and state level

First ever analysis of body mass index (BMI) data at the school, district, county and state level

13 percent of U.S. children have had a special health care need

13 percent of U.S. children have had a special health care need

Preschoolers' still getting too much added sugar and juice and not enough fruits and vegetables

Preschoolers' still getting too much added sugar and juice and not enough fruits and vegetables

Besides helping infants’ lungs mature, sighs may “reset” breathing regulation mechanism

Besides helping infants’ lungs mature, sighs may “reset” breathing regulation mechanism

Popular injectable contraceptive increases risk of STD's

Popular injectable contraceptive increases risk of STD's

Researchers have discovered that many people with Bardet-Biedl syndrome can't detect odors

Researchers have discovered that many people with Bardet-Biedl syndrome can't detect odors