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Why a mother’s voice soothes her children

The voice of a child’s mother provides psychological comfort and it lowers levels of the stress hormone cortisol, according to new research of school-aged children.

Potentially hazardous particles in powdered baby formula

Nanoparticles with potential health risks have been detected in popular powdered baby formula products. This is based on new research conducted on behalf of Friends of the Earth.

Should babies be given cow's milk to boost mother's milk?

When it comes to feeding babies, breast milk wins every time over formula milk in terms of overall health future development. To add to this, a new study has found that a baby's diet could be enriched with cow's milk.

San Francisco approves paid leave for parents of newborns

San Francisco - To all the benefits of being a new parent in a place like San Francisco, the city's Board of Supervisors just added another: fully paid time off.

Antibiotic soap can alter a baby’s gut bacteria

Antibiotic soaps containing the active ingredient triclocarban, which can be purchased in stores, could, during pregnancy and breast-feeding, alter a baby’s composition of intestinal bacteria . This could have health implications.

What you may not know about California's lead-tainted water

Los Angeles - Like Flint, Michigan, California is facing its own problems with lead-tainted water. Nowhere is this clearer than the tiny town of Vernon, situated five miles south of downtown Los Angeles. Here, the Exide battery plant spewed lead for decades.

Study: Olive and sunflower oil are bad for babies

Manchester - According to a new study, putting either olive or sunflower oil onto a baby's skin weakens the natural defenses of the skin, leading to potential health issues.

Whooping cough transmitted by siblings

A new U.S. study has found that infants are more likely to catch whooping cough from their siblings and rather than from their mothers. This could change established health practices.

Op-Ed: Having children can increase unhappiness

The image of smiling parents, cute child in two, sauntering happily through a woodland or meandering around a shopping mall could be a myth, according to new research.

Brand name baby food, fruit snacks subject to nationwide recall

A pair of popular Canadian snack foods for children and babies are being recalled over fears of spoilage, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Shrinking Portuguese town turns to cash-for-babies scheme

Sanl - Rather than turn into a ghost town, one Portuguese village facing an exodus of young adults and dwindling birth rates came up with an answer: pay parents 5,000 euros for every new baby.

Hidden virus in human genome may protect embryos

A newly discovered retrovirus embedded in the human genome may help protect embryos from other viruses, and influence fetal development.

Three-Parent IVF agreed in the U.K.

London - The British parliament has voted to allow techniques that could help couples produce babies with a reduced chance of passing on heritable mitochondrial diseases.

Breastfeeding prepares a baby for solid food

New research has discovered that a baby’s diet during the first few months of life influences the microbes in the baby’s gut. In turn, this influences baby’s ability to move from milk to solid foods and it could also affect health in later life.

Developmental and vision problems seen in babies of addicts

Glasgow - The babies of mothers who are classified as drug addicts are more likely to be born with developmental problems and poor vision, according to a new study.

New approach for tackling the causes of infertility Special

Tsukuba - Researchers have found that a single gene mutation can lead to infertility. The gene affects the sex organs and this makes reproduction impossible. This new insight increases the scientific understanding of infertility.

Heart surgeon works on man that delivered him 45 years ago

Sacramento - As a delivery room doctor at Sutter Memorial Hospital, Jim Affleck contributed to the lives of thousands of individuals and families, and little could he have known then that one of those babies someday would help the doctor extend his own life.

Baby wipes recalled due to potential bacterial infection risk

A brand of baby wipes has been recalled due to a potential contamination risk, which could occur due to the presence of pathogenic bacteria. The bacteria were found following laboratory testing.

How infertility has changed in modern times Special

Infertility is a major concern for many families. Although the problem can cause distress, resolution of the situation is much better these days than it was a few years ago. Digital Journal has spoken to a leading fertility expert to find out more.

Khloe Kardashian buys personalized dolls for North West

Khloe Kardashian recently shared pictures of the personalized dolls she bought for her niece, North West. The dolls are miniature versions of North’s parents, Kanye and Kim.

Immune system of babies appears 'strong'

Most studies suggest that the immune system of new-born babies is weak. However, new research indicates that the baby’s immune cells may have the ability to trigger an inflammatory response to bacteria.

Breast or bottle, which is best for babies?

Is breast milk or bottle milk best for babies? Or is there no difference? This is a reoccurring debate. A new study, using infant rhesus monkeys, argues that breast milk is best for a child’s developing immune system.

New concerns over three person IVF Special

London - The U.K. Department of Health announced today that it will continue with efforts to gain Parliamentary approval for the experimental technique known as three-person IVF. This move trajectory has raised concerns with a campaign group.

Child banned from donut shop after asking if woman was pregnant

Monroe - A manager at a Connecticut donut shop told a four-year-old boy that he was no longer allowed to come in after the child asked a woman if she was pregnant or just really liked donuts.

Cooling babies may reduce longer-term brain damage

London - New research suggests that cooling babies who have been deprived of oxygen at birth improves their chances of growing up without disabilities such as cerebral palsy.

Three babies dead from contaminated nutrient feed

London - Three babies have died and 19 are ill with blood poisoning after being given a contaminated batch of liquid food. The liquid feed was manufactured by a U.K. company called ITH Pharma.

Little-known facts about using frozen donor egg to have a child Special

When women delay motherhood, some women wait only to find their eggs are not viable. For these women, donor eggs are the only option to carry a baby. A leading health expert has spoken with Digital Journal to reveal more about this issue.

Possibility of three-parent babies moves closer

The U.K.’s human embryo research agency has reported that a new mitochondrial replacement technique is safe and could be approved soon, paving the way for three-parent IVF.

Why do babies cry at night?

The obvious answers are because the baby is hungry, wet, cold or lonely. Wrong, according to new research: babies cry because they don't want any siblings.

Woman suspected of killing 7 babies over 10 years

Pleasant Grove - Seven dead babies have been found in separate cardboard boxes inside a garage in Pleasant Grove, Utah, with the oldest thought to have died a decade ago.
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Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola  Spain - family dinner.
Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola, Spain - family dinner.
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Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola, Spain - chicks get adventurous.
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A baby learning from his mother
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Mother with two seagull babies, who fell from the nest, but seem to be doing OK where they are.
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Screenshot from a LiveLeak video
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Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola  Spain - parent with full beak.
Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola, Spain - parent with full beak.
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Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola, Spain - stretching those wings.
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Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola, Spain - mother gull sitting on the nest.
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Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola, Spain mother gull with one of the babies.
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Seagulls nested on the roof of the old mill in Fuengirola, Spain - preparing the family meal as babies wait on the roof.
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New born babies
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Screenshot of babies with pacifier
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The house in Pleasant Grove, Utah, where the bodies of seven babies were found in the garage.
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Jude (left) & Samson (right), 3 and 2 years old respectively
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A baby holding a person's finger
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