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Sharing mom's bed won't harm kids' social skills

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There is no need to worry about harming your toddler's intellectual or social development if bed-sharing works for your family, researchers say. Full story

Breast-feeding can lower risk of SIDS

Breast-feeding is already known to provide a slew of benefits to mother and baby, and now one more positive can be added to the list: it reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, a new study says. Full story

SIDS fears spark rise in infant head deformity condition

The number of infants with a specific type of head deformity, in which the skull flattens out from repeated pressure to the same area, has increased exponentially over the past 20 years. Full story

SIDS deaths rise 33 percent on New Year's Day

A sharp increase of babies dying of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome on New Year's day may be linked to parents' drinking, a new study suggests. Full story

Breakthrough on SIDS?

   Pediatrician Dr. Darshak Sanghavi discusses new research that suggests a chemical in the brain may be linked to an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome.

New iPhone app translates baby's cries

Next time your baby cries, you might want to hold the little one up to your iPhone. A new app could translate those yells into adult-speak, telling you whether it's a cry for food or perhaps a nap. Full story

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