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{FD} Doctors claim baby’s 2015 death was caused by marijuana overdose

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Two poison control doctors who listed an 11-month-old boy’s cause of death as damage to his heart muscle claim that it was brought on by ingesting marijuana. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom in viral bee maternity shoot shares heartbreaking update

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The woman whose maternity photos featured a swarm of bees on her baby bump has shared heartbreaking news about the birth of her youngest son. Continue reading

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{FD} Boy who had legs amputated meets quadruple-amputee dog

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A 10-year-old boy who had both of his legs amputated earlier this year finally had the chance to meet the quadruple-amputee golden retriever that he’s been looking up to for inspiration. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctors cut into mom’s womb to repair baby’s spinal cord defect

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Doctors in Canada performed a life-altering surgery on a fetus still developing inside its mother’s womb to correct a spinal defect that would have led to spina bifida, according to news reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Toddler’s grilled cheese death prompts change in NYC emergency protocol

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The tragic death of a toddler who died after allegedly eating grilled cheese that cause a severe allergic reaction at a preschool prompted New York City officials on Monday to implement a new protocol: call 911 during medical emergencies. Continue reading

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{FD} Parents of 10-month-old boy who weighs as much as a 9-year-old seek help

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A 10-month-old boy who weighs as much as a typical 9-year-old child is potentially in danger of dying as his parents scramble to raise money for potential treatment. Continue reading

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{FD} Police officers visit Massachusetts boy with brain cancer

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Police in a Massachusetts town paid a special visit to their number one fan — a 2-year-old boy battling brain cancer. Continue reading

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{FD} Target pulls 2 fidget spinners amid lead concerns

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Target pulled two fidget spinners from store shelves and its website over the weekend after a public advocacy group said it found high levels of lead in the popular products. Continue reading

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{FD} Conjoined twins get custom jumper to help them stand, walk

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A pair of conjoined twins from Idaho are taking a literal step toward reaching a developmental milestone on Monday, thanks to a specialized harness that will help them learn how to stand, and eventually walk. Continue reading

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{FD} Police say 2-month-old likely died of SIDS while family claims dog sat on him

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Authorities are zeroing in on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in the case of a 2-month-old Ohio boy, whose family initially claimed that their pet dog sat on him before he turned blue and stopped breathing. Continue reading

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{FD} Terminally ill boy with wish for Christmas cards receives 14,000 in one day

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Thousands of strangers have responded to a terminally ill boy’s wish for Christmas cards as he celebrates his favorite holiday a month early for one final time. Continue reading

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{FD} 5-year-old ‘marries’ love of her life ahead of open-heart surgery

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A little girl who was born with a life-threatening heart condition saw a big wish come true recently, when she was able to “marry” her best friend in a special playground ceremony. Continue reading

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{FD} Boy’s concussion symptoms lead to tumor diagnosis

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Friends and family have rallied around a 7-year-old Florida boy who sought treatment for a concussion, only to be diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. Continue reading

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{FD} Sharp rise seen in self-harm among young teen girls

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Reports of self-harm jumped nearly 70 percent among younger teen girls in the UK between 2011 and 2014, suggesting an urgent need for interventions targeted to this group, researchers say. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida ice cream man, 66, accused of sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl

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A 66-year-old Florida ice cream man, so trusted parents often sent their children to buy sweets directly from his back door, was arrested Sunday night for allegedly molesting a 7-year-old girl, The Bradenton Herald reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Video of father comforting newborn son receiving his first vaccines goes viral

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First-time father comforts his young son at the pediatrician. Continue reading

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{FD} NICU babies at Kansas City hospital celebrate Halloween in adorable outfits

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Babies spending their first Halloween in a Missouri neonatal intensive care unit celebrated the holiday dressed as superheroes and butterflies. Continue reading

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{FD} High school football player died of ‘blunt force trauma’

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The death of a 16-year-old football player has been attributed to “blunt force trauma,” and ruled accidental after he collapsed during a blocking play in an Oct. 20 game. Continue reading

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{FD} New Jersey authorities warn of marijuana-laced Halloween candy

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The New Jersey attorney general’s office has warned parents to check for marijuana-laced Halloween candy. Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan woman makes Halloween costumes for NICU babies

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A Michigan woman is giving the babies in Beaumont Hospital- Royal Oak’s NICU a special treat this Halloween. Continue reading

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{FD} Pain drugs in pregnancy tied to ADHD

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Women who use a lot of the common pain reliever acetaminophen during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than those who don’t use the drug, a Norwegian study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Recurrent concussions are down in high school sports

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With passage of laws requiring U.S. high schools to report young athletes’ concussions, more of these head injuries are being reported – but the rate of repeat concussions has gone down, a new study shows. Continue reading

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{FD} Parents share heartbreaking photos of baby set to lose limbs to meningitis

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The parents of a baby struck by meningitis have been told she will lose all of her limbs, her sight and hearing and suffer 90 percent brain damage in the worst case doctors have seen in 25 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Study finds arsenic, BPA and lead in baby food products

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A study which looked at hundreds of baby food products found that 65 percent of the items tested positive for the dangerous chemical element arsenic, according to the Clean Label Project. Continue reading

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{FD} Baby born with vocal cords fused together says ‘dada’ for the first time

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A baby girl born with her vocal cords fused together said “dada” for the first time in a precious clip captured by her parents. Continue reading

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{FD} First test of anti-epilepsy surgeries in children shows dramatic benefit

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Brain surgery for children whose epilepsy is resistant to drug therapy can produce a 10-fold increase in the odds of being seizure-free after one year and can do it without affecting IQ, according to a new Indian study of 116 patients in The New Englan… Continue reading

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{FD} Fisher-Price recalls 65,000 baby seats due to fire hazard

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Fisher-Price is voluntarily recalling about 65,000 motorized infant seats because of risk of a fire hazard. Continue reading

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{FD} High school football team plays for terminally ill 3-year-old

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A high school football team is playing for more than touchdowns and stats after a relative reached out and asked if they could honor a 3-year-old girl facing a terminal illness. Continue reading

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{FD} Formerly conjoined twins thriving after separation surgery

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A pair of twins who were formerly connected at the head are sitting up on their own and continuing to hit crucial developmental milestones after undergoing separation surgery in June. Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan girl, 5, saves family from house fire

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A 5-year-old girl became an unlikely hero, saving her family from flames after a fire broke out in her Michigan home early Wednesday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} California doctor hops on motorcycle to help evacuate babies during wildfires

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The colleagues of a California doctor have been calling him James Dean after he hopped on his motorcycle to help evacuate eight premature babies from a NICU as wildfires threatened the hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom pens touching thank you post to daughter’s nurses

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A mother’s thank you note to the pediatric nurses caring for her 2-year-old daughter who is battling cancer has gone viral, receiving more than 51,000 reactions and nearly 28,000 shares since it was posted earlier this month. Continue reading

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{FD} Insurer allegedly sends coverage denial letter to 9-month-old with brain cancer

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The 9-month-old son of a retired NYPD officer allegedly received a letter from the family’s insurance company recently, explaining that the clinical trial he was enrolled in to treat aggressive brain cancer was “not medically necessary,” and therefore … Continue reading

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{FD} Boy given 5 percent chance of survival marks 1st birthday

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Liam Stephenson and his family are celebrating an important milestone that not many believed he would reach after he spent his first weeks of life fighting to survive in the NICU. Continue reading

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{FD} Billboard featuring chemo bell to ring every time child finishes treatment

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A giant billboard over Interstate 44 will now help children mark the end of their chemotherapy treatment at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} New drug to protect infants from whooping cough shows promise

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A potential new drug might protect infants from whooping cough in their first few months of life, before they can be vaccinated, early research suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Cholera claims unborn children as epidemic spreads Yemen misery

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One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take her first breath. Continue reading

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{FD} Boy who donated hair to kids with cancer faces own diagnosis

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A Michigan boy who endured two years of teasing while he grew his hair out to donate to it to cancer patients is now facing a diagnosis of his own. Continue reading

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{FD} Zika vaccine shows promise in early human trial

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A DNA-based Zika vaccine from Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc and South Korea’s GeneOne Life Science Inc induced anti-Zika immune responses in an early stage human trial, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Sleep positioner pillows could cause babies to suffocate, FDA warns

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Infant sleep positioners are meant to help babies snooze in a safe pose, but officials are warning parents that the pillows can cause their newborns to suffocate. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida student dies hours after visiting school health clinic

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Florida school officials said they do not believe a sixth-grade student who died after visiting a campus health clinic on Wednesday had a highly contagious illness, but still urge parents to watch their own children for any signs of potential sickness. Continue reading

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{FD} Toddler suffers second-degree burns from pacifier clip, mom claims

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An Ohio mother was horrified to find second-degree burns on her toddler daughter’s skin after she fell asleep with a pacifier clip stuck to her. Continue reading

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{FD} Baby died after parents refused treatment for jaundice, police say

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A Michigan couple who attempted to pray for their newborn daughter’s health rather than seek medical attention have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection to the infant’s death. Continue reading

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{FD} Feeding your baby this peanut powder may help prevent a peanut allergy

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{FD} Mom facing jail over refusal to vaccinate son

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A Michigan mother has one week to get her 9-year-old son vaccinated or will face jail time, after an Oakland County judge sided with the child’s father. Continue reading

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{FD} A single genetic glitch may explain how Zika became so dangerous

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A single genetic change that occurred in 2013 may explain how Zika acquired the ability to attack fetal nerve cells, causing a severe birth defect in babies whose mothers were infected while pregnant, Chinese and U.S. researchers reported on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman accused in plot to kill niece with poisoned ****** milk

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Police have issued an arrest warrant for an Indiana woman accused of attempting to kill her brother’s newborn baby with poisoned ****** milk. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman accused in plot kill niece with poisoned ****** milk

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Police have issued an arrest warrant for an Indiana woman accused of attempting to kill her brother’s newborn baby with poisoned ****** milk. Continue reading

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{FD} Cancer couldn’t stop high school runner from finishing one more race

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His cross country season may be cut short, but only so he can come back healthy and strong to PR in the mile this spring. Continue reading

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{FD} 28,000 jogging strollers recalled over potential fall risk

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Delta Children’s Products has issued a recall for 28,000 of its “J is for Jeep” brand cross-country all-terrain jogging strollers over concerns that they can break and possibly injure children. Continue reading

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