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For 'Preemies,' Human Touch May Be a Brain Booster...
SOURCES: Nathalie Maitre, M.D., Ph.D., director, NICU follow-up clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; Deborah Campbell, M.D., professor, clinical pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and director, division of neonatology, Children's Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, New York City; March 16, 2017, Current Biology, online

THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 -- Underscoring the link between brain development and touch, new research suggests premature babies face a disadvantage compared to their full-term peers in their brain's sensitivity to gentle touch.

Analyzing 125 preterm and full-term infants, scientists also...

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More Babies in Strollers, Cribs Winding Up in ER: Study...
SOURCES: Tracy Mehan, M.A., manager, translational research, Center for Injury Research and Policy, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; Barbara Pena, M.D., research director, emergency department, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami; March 13, 2017, Pediatrics, online

MONDAY, March 13, 2017 -- A growing number of babies and toddlers are landing in the emergency room for injuries related to strollers, cribs and other nursery products, a new U.S. study finds.

Those ER trips rose nearly 24 percent between 2003 and 2011, after more than a decade of decline...

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