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OTC Decongestant Doesn't Work: Researchers Want It Off the Market

Phenylephrine has not been adequately tested as a decongestant until recently, prompting a team of research scientists to declare it so ineffective they urge the FDA to remove it from market. ... more »
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Yankee Stadium Scores Breastfeeding Grand Slam

Yankee Stadium was pretty in pink when dozens of breastfeeding moms and families showed up for the game in hot pink T-shirts to celebrate “Breastfeeding Night with the New York Yankees." ... more »
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Spoiled Rotten: Irish Family's First Girl Born in 117 Years

For one brand-new baby girl in Ireland, being spoiled rotten is more than a rite of passage: it’s an ancestral birthright. Saoirse Grace May is the first girl born into this Irish family in 117 years. ... more »
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Very Rare “Mono Mono” Twins — 2 Sets, 1 Hospital, 1 Week

An exceptionally unusual event occurred at the Akron General Medical Center in Ohio, where the twins were born. A second set of mono mono twins was born there. ... more »
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Googling Pregnancy Around the World

Stephens-Davidowitz turned to Google to test his pregnancy knowledge and found out 'much of what I thought about pregnancy was wrong, and that pregnancy plays out very differently around the world.' ... more »
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Beware Baby Safety Gates

Baby safety gates work as ideal ways to define baby's realm of exploration but the extent of their safety depends on how safely they are used. ... more »
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Stay-at-Home Mom, SAHM, Housewife, Homemaker: Time for a New Label?

The term "stay-at-home mom" is outdated according to Ester Bloom, a contributor to the Slate magazine. She's not enthusiastic about housewife, either, preferring instead the word homemaker. ... more »
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Baby Names: More About Parents Than Babies?

Adults in the child's life are just as influenced by the child's name; considering the ramifications of a child's name makes baby-naming a fun but daunting task. ... more »
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Safety Alert: Baby Monitors Recalled Over Defective Batteries, Burn Risk

Baby monitors sold under the Summer Infant brand name are being voluntarily recalled because the rechargeable batteries in them are known to overheat and some have ruptured. ... more »
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Latch: Window Decals Identify Breastfeeding-Friendly NYC Restaurants

Move over, Zagat and Michellin. Latch has come to town. The Latch campaign uses a rating system to identify breastfeeding-friendly restaurants and supplies window decals to those most accommodating. ... more »