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High Viral Loads Make Kids ‘Silent Spreaders’ of COVID-19

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The largest study of its kind finds that children can carry exceedingly high amounts of the new coronavirus, even in the absence of symptoms. Researchers say that could make them ideal “silent spreaders” … read more

Clotting Tied to COVID-19 May Harm the Placenta

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Women who had COVID-19 while pregnant showed evidence of placental injury, suggesting a new complication of the illness, researchers say. The good news from the small study of 16 women is that “most … read more

‘Kangaroo Care’ Has Big Health Benefits For Preemies

MONDAY, May 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Skin-to-skin contact between parents and babies — often called “kangaroo care” — provides major benefits to preemies’ hearts and brains, Australian researchers say. They assessed 40 babies born about 10 weeks early with … read more

Babies Are Spared Severe COVID-19 Symptoms

MONDAY, March 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Infants can become infected with the new coronavirus, but their bouts with COVID-19 appear to be milder than those of older folks and people with chronic health problems, experts say. Doctors in China … read more

Sleepless Babies May Face Emotional Troubles as Kids

TUESDAY, March 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Infants with chronic serious sleep problems may be at increased risk for anxiety and emotional disorders later in childhood, according to a new study from Australia. “Persistent disturbed sleep during infancy may be … read more

Secrets to Soothing a Cranky Baby Safely

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Trying to calm a cranky baby can be stressful for parents, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has an important caution about what not to do. Don’t place baby in a so-called … read more

How to Protect Your Baby Against Eczema

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Using a rich moisturizer, even an inexpensive one like petroleum jelly, is one part of keeping eczema under control. Now researchers have found that this skin care step can keep many newborns at … read more

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