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How Babies' Gut Bacteria May Help Find Treatments for C. Diff

Some infants carry the diarrhea-causing bacteria Clostridium difficile in their guts without any symptoms, but the bacteria may rapidly disappear when these infants switch from drinking breast Read More >>>

Oh Baby! The Science of Identical Triplets and Quadruplets

For two Baltimore parents, their three new bundles of joy may make them feel like one in a million, and statistics show they're not far off: Parents Thomas and Kristen Hewitt welcomed a rare set of Read More >>>

No Digital Divide: Mobile Media Plentiful in Low-Income Families

Babies and toddlers are spending plenty of time using mobile media devices at their homes, including children whose families are not well-off financially, a new study reveals.

The researchers looked Read More >>>

Skin-to-Skin 'Kangaroo-Style' Care May Benefit Newborns' Health

Babies born with a low birth weight who are regularly held by their mothers skin-to-skin — or "kangaroo style" — may have a lower risk of dying prematurely, according to a new analysis of previous Read More >>>

World's Oldest Wild Bird Just Became a Mom for the 40th Time

The world's oldest known wild bird just added a new chick to the family — her 40th one, experts say.

The Laysan albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis), named Wisdom, is at least 65 years old Read More >>>

The Best Ways to Lose Weight After Pregnancy

For some women, that joyful time when a warm and snuggly newborn has finally arrived can be mixed with emotions about the changes in their own bodies, and many of these women have questions about how Read More >>>

How to Gain Weight During Pregnancy, the Healthy Way

Gaining weight during pregnancy is both natural and essential. But limiting the weight gained during pregnancy to a healthy amount is a whole other story, and the old adage "eating for two" certainly Read More >>>