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Couples who feel judged for passing on parenthood might be right, study finds.

By Julia Layton

Kids are getting sick from ingesting hand sanitizer. Some are drinking it intentionally. The CDC explains why and what parents can do to prevent accidental exposure.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

It's extremely rare but not unheard of. So, how does it happen?

By Alia Hoyt

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Parents are pretty creative when it comes to first names for their kids, but when it comes to last names, many parents still play it by the book.

By Kate Kershner

New analysis also shows that preemies born between 22 and 24 weeks of pregnancy are less likely to develop health issues.

By Laurie L. Dove

Vital signs monitors for babies may seem helpful, or least they can't hurt, but some scientists warn they are of little use and exacerbate parental fears.

By Alia Hoyt

Does an only child exhibit different behavior and personality than one with siblings? Or is this spoiled reputation nothing more than a persistent cultural myth?

By Laurie L. Dove

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Behavioral psychologists have always thought children could start spotting intentional falsehoods around the age of 4. Turns out it's probably much younger.

By Jesslyn Shields

The childbearing age for U.S. women has been steadily creeping up for years. A huge, new study looks at how the delay in having kids is linked to how long a woman lives.

By Kate Kershner

One study attempted to find out, with a little help from some brain scans.

By John Donovan

A new study looked at the types of injuries sustained from trampoline park accidents, highlighting the need for better safety standards in these theme parks.

By Yves Jeffcoat

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Researchers unveil findings that parents of princess-wannabes could find royally alarming. But they shouldn't.

By Alia Hoyt

Moving can turn a kid's world inside out. A massive, new Danish study has produced some sobering data on how moves affect kids.

By Robert Lamb

Lots of babies can't nurse, whether it's because of their own health issues or those affecting the mother. A new $1 feeding cup could change that common scenario.

By Kate Kershner

Even though the NIH banned funding for work on chimera embryos, a scientist explains why it's necessary — and not unethical.

By Dave Roos

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That's according to two authors who combed through five decades of research on 160,000 kids and found that spanking leads to negative outcomes all around.

By Allison Loudermilk

In Finland, the government issues every newborn a cardboard box to sleep in. Now the "baby box" maternity package is revolutionizing global public health.

By Jesslyn Shields

Parents who have more empathy for their children’s struggles have happier, healthier kids. But that empathy that helps their kids might not be serving parents so well.

By Jesslyn Shields

Being deprived of oxygen can lead to brain injuries. Strangely enough, gender can play a role in those injuries in newborns.

By Julia Layton

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But researchers are working on a method to boost the microbiota of babies born by C-section.

By Rachel Pendergrass

A trio of economists reports that kids in larger families may have more to worry about than simply sharing a room or dealing with hand-me-downs.

By John Donovan

The brains of diagnosed compulsive gamers operate differently from the rest of us, mostly in beneficial ways, but sometimes in negative ways.

By Robert Lamb

MRSA is nasty infection that's worrisome enough on its own, but if you're a nursing mom, should you be concerned about passing it on to your baby?

By Debra Ronca

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Why does "Hush, Little Baby" send your wee one off to dreamland? Read on to find out how lullabies affect your baby.

By Bambi Turner

It seems unbelievable that a baby's placenta could cause the mother to break out in a nasty itchy rash, but it happens occasionally. What causes the allergy?

By Alia Hoyt