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Exclusive Breast-Feeding Boosts IQ of Small Babies

Fri Mar 22, 2002

By Suzanne Rostler

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breast-feeding exclusively for the first 6 months of life may boost the IQ of full-term infants weighing less than 6 pounds, new study findings suggest.

Small infants who received only breast milk for the first 6 months of life scored an average of 11 points higher on IQ tests at age 5 than infants who received formula and solid food in addition to breast milk, according to researchers.

SIDS Inside Story

The Guardian Weekend

April 1st 1995

by Inside Story: Bob Woffinden

Seven years ago Barry Richardson came up with what remains the most persuasive explanation of cot death. It makes far more sense than the latest theory - that the syndrome is caused by smoking. So why is his work ignored or condemned?

Asthma Campaign: Poor Diet in the Womb Raises Risk of Illness

March 2002

Newborn babies could be at much greater risk of developing asthma if their mothers eat food which is low in vitamin E during pregnancy, a new study has discovered.

The study, involving laboratory tests on the blood of 223 newborn babies, has added further weight to the theory that diet plays a very significant part in the development of asthma among children.

Study: Bullying Common in Schools

Tuesday April 24, 2001

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bullying is widespread in U.S. schools, creating a public health problem that impacts both victims and perpetrators later in life, a government study said on Tuesday.

``Being bullied is not just an unpleasant rite of passage through childhood,"" said Duane Alexander, director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, which conducted research on 16,686 students in public and private schools from grades six through 10.

Study Finds Medication Errors for Young

Tuesday April 24, 2001

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Medication errors involving children are commonplace in U.S. hospitals, with newborns particularly at risk for mistaken treatment, according to a study published on Tuesday.

Researchers at Children's Hospital in Boston said they reached the conclusion after studying data from patients admitted to two urban teaching hospitals in 1999.

Childhood Food Allergy Rarely Causes Death: Study

Mon Mar 25, 2002

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many parents will be relieved to learn that food allergy-related deaths in children are much more rare than they might have thought, according to the results of a study.

While fears of peanut allergies have garnered much attention in the media, the study conducted in the UK found that no young children died as a result of a peanut allergy between 1990 and 2000. However, peanut-related deaths did occur in two older children in that country--one 13-year-old and one 15-year-old.