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What baby eats in first days may impact health later
The food babies eat during their first days of life may have a long-term impact on their health, a new study suggests. The results of the research show babies who are breast-fed have lower blood pressure when they are three years old compared with babies who are given formula with high amounts of protein. In addition, breast-fed babies also had slightly bigger heads than those who were fed a low-protein formula. (MSNBC)

Prenatal BPA Exposure Tied to Wheezing in Kids
Mothers who are exposed to high amounts of the controversial but highly prevalent chemical bisphenol A (BPA), found in everything from canned foods and plastics to dental products and credit card receipts, have children with an increased risk of wheezing, according to a new study. (Fox News)

Young mom versus old mom: Which is really better?
My family is a little unusual – I have a 14-year-old and a 14-month old, with a 2½-year-old sandwiched in between. Parenting all three requires some serious multi-tasking. It also provides a personal window into the young mom versus older mom debate. Is it better to have kids in your 20s, when you have lots of energy, or in your 30s or 40s, when you’re more settled? (Today.com)

Lower IVF Pregnancy Rates Widely Reported in Patients of African Origin May Be Consequence of Genetic Predisposition towards Autoimmunity, NY Fertility Center Reports
In vitro fertilization (IVF) pregnancy rates, also known as “IVF success rates,” are related to specific genotypes and races/ethnicities, according to new research conducted by a New York City-based IVF center. It has long been known that IVF success rates differ amongst different races/ethnic groups. This new study suggests that predisposition to autoimmune disease may be the cause for these. (San Fransisco Chronicle)

Trial starts for Ohio mom in microwaved-baby case
An Ohio woman charged with killing her baby daughter by cooking her in a microwave oven is on trial for the third time. (Associated Press)

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