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Babies born just weeks before they are due may face an increased risk for cognitive and emotional problems, a new study suggests. The findings held up even when the researchers accounted for the mother's Read More >>>

Continuing a pregnancy to at least 39 weeks can cut a newborn's risk of death, even if the mother has carried the pregnancy to term, according to a new study.

In 2006, the infant death rate was 1.9 deaths Read More >>>

Women with Big Firstborn Babies May Have Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Women whose firstborn infants have a high birth weight may have more than double the chances of having breast cancer decades later in life, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that women with Read More >>>

Autism Risk May Be Revealed in Babies' Cries

The pitch of babies' cries may provide clues as to whether they are at risk for autism as early as 6 months old, a new study suggests.

The researchers recorded cries from 39 6-month old infants, 21 of Read More >>>

New Formula Calculates Baby's Obesity Risk

A new formula may be able to predict a child's risk of obesity as soon as they are born, researchers say.

The formula estimates the child's obesity risk based on his or her birth weight, the body mass Read More >>>

Brain-stem Abnormalities May Increase Infants' Risk of SIDS

Infants who unexpectedly die in their sleep may have underlying abnormalities in their brain stems, a new study suggests.

Researchers reviewed information from 50 infants who died of sudden Read More >>>

Clues to Alzheimer's Risk Seen in Babies' Brains

People who are genetically predisposed to Alzheimer's disease may have differences in their brains that can be detected as early as infancy, a new study suggests.

Researchers scanned the brains of 162 Read More >>>