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For the first time in three decades, the rate of premature births in the United States has declined for two years in a row, a finding that suggests the country is finally beginning to make some progress in the battle against prematurity. The declines...
2010 is shaping up as The Year of the Tall. The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, which was designed and built by Chicago firms, opened in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The world's tallest Jesus statue was erected in western Poland. Tennis...
Some chimpanzees seem to grieve similarly to humans in the face of a fellow chimp's death, two new studies have found, appearing to comfort the dying, experience trauma after death and have trouble letting go. The research, published Monday in the...
McClatchy TribuneAttention, expectant dads: Moms aren't the only ones who experience health risks before or after birth. Even though fathers-to-be don't go through the physical changes of carrying a child, some have insomnia, nausea, irritability or even labor pains, a...
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You can watch the "Twilight" movies and read the books, but why stop there? Thousands of Americans are giving their babies "Twilight"-related names. Bella, the name of the love-struck heroine of Stephenie Meyer's vampire novels, hadn't quite cracked the...
Free-range chicken, we can all agree, is a good thing. Free-range parenting? Oy vey. The movement was launched in 2008 by New York mom Lenore Skenazy, who let her 9-year-old son ride the subway alone and then wrote a column about it in The New York Sun....
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Chicago TribuneRachel Lehmann-Haupt was 37 when she froze her eggs, a process technically known as oocyte cryopreservation. She knew it wouldn't guarantee her fertility. But the San Francisco-based writer had just ended a relationship and knew she wanted kids. "I...
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Los Angeles TimesTeaching babies to swim might assuage their fear of water and provide good exercise, but it could have other benefits as well. Researchers from Norway and Britain found that children who had taken baby swimming classes did better on tests involving...
Two days after her second son, Dylan, was born in 2005, Mariah Bianchi let out yet another deep-chested cough, this time in the hospital, where she was recovering from the delivery. She had been coughing for two weeks; she had coughed so badly that her...
Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a bacterial disease that infects the respiratory system. It is most dangerous to infants, particularly those who are too young to be vaccinated. Symptoms: Children and adults suffer from severe coughing,...
Whooping cough is now at epidemic levels in California and the state could record the highest number of illnesses and death due to the disease in 50 years, the state's top health official said Wednesday. Reported cases of whooping cough, also known as...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThere are few things as cute as wiggly little kids decked out in high fashion. And Stella McCartney certainly upped the juvenile style bar through her recent Gap collaboration for babies and kids — a collection that served up Beatles-esque...
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