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HealthDay News: Pediatrics

Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests

Black mothers are less likely than white moms to breast-feed their babies, and here's one possible reason why: Hospitals in neighborhoods with many black residents do less to promote nursing than those in areas with more white residents, a U.S. government study finds.
New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants

An experimental drug shows promise in treating respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading cause of pneumonia in infants, researchers report.
Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds

The number of U.S. teens using sunscreen dropped nearly 12 percent in the last decade, a new report shows.
Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna

In a new review of seafood safety, Consumer Reports is advising that pregnant women avoid eating tuna due to concerns about mercury exposure.
Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Inexperienced teen drivers, facing a host of potential distractions, are more likely than older people to be involved in an accident.
Health Tip: When Your Child Is Afraid to Sleep

A child's fear can interfere with sleep, but parents can offer soothing words of calm and reassurance.
Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

Although it's extremely rare, colds, flu and other minor infections might trigger a strong but brief period of elevated risk for stroke in children, a new study suggests.
Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC

U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new government report shows.
All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for all pregnant women to get a flu shot.
'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought

A rare birth disorder that dismantles a baby's immune system is twice as common as once believed, a new study of more than 3 million infants says.

 

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