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Infant Development

Tiny Foragers: How Do We Know What's Safe to Eat?

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.09.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

It's the holiday season, and we'll soon be decorating our home with greenery -- holly sprigs, poinsettia, maybe a mistletoe, and of course the tree, probably some kind of spruce. What we are doing in effect is creating a treacherous world for our youngest revelers to explore.

Disharmony in the Land of Nod

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.01.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

A new study suggests that even moderate levels of household conflict can alter basic brain function in infants, leaving them hypersensitive to negative emotions. Even more startling, it appears that even sleep cannot protect our youngest children from battling mothers and fathers.

Catherine Pearson

Study Finds Soy Formula Safe For Babies

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.28.2012 | Parents

Despite theoretical concerns about brain development in babies fed soy protein-based formula, a new report says they do just as well as babies given m...

A Clue That Babies May Become Obese (But Is It Too Simple?)

AP | By LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 01.07.2012 | Parents

CHICAGO -- Researchers say there's a new way to tell if infants are likely to become obese later on: Check to see if they've passed two key milestones...