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What causes foamy bowel movements?
Foamy or frothy poop is usually diarrhea-like and may appear to have bubbles in it. It may also seem oily or contain mucus. Learn about the causes here. (Medical News Today)

Essential oils may disrupt normal hormonal activity
A new study has suggested that lavender oil and tea tree oil may interfere with normal hormonal activity, predisposing young boys to gynecomastia. (Medical News Today)

Babies who resemble dad are healthier at 1st birthday
According to a recent study, babies who live in single-mother households are more likely to be healthy at the age of 1 if they resemble their father. (Medical News Today)

What to expect from a baby's first cold
Newborn babies have to build their immune systems, which can mean they are susceptible to colds. There are many effective treatments for colds in newborns. (Medical News Today)

New guidelines help doctors tackle teen depression
This month, the American Academy of Pediatrics release an update to teen mental health guidelines. They hope to catch and address depression earlier. (Medical News Today)

Do your children influence how you store your gun?
If a child is at risk of self-harm, do their parents store guns at home more safely? A new study sets out to answer this important question. (Medical News Today)

What does reactive airway disease mean?
Reactive airway disease is a term given to symptoms that may indicate an underlying condition. Included is detail on risk factors and related conditions. (Medical News Today)

Too much TV in childhood takes its toll as a teen
A longitudinal study has charted exactly how extended television watching as a toddler might effect behavioral and health outcomes when a person reaches their teenage years. (Medical News Today)

Meningitis in babies: What you need to know
What are the symptoms of meningitis in babies? Is it curable? How can you protect your child? Learn all about meningitis in babies in this article. (Medical News Today)

Earlier diabetes diagnosis linked to heart disease, stroke
New research suggests that the younger you are when you receive your diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, the more likely you are to develop heart disease and stroke. (Medical News Today)

What is pneumococcal meningitis?
Learn more about pneumococcal meningitis, a rare but life-threatening form of infection. We look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment options. (Medical News Today)

What is aseptic meningitis?
Learn all about aseptic meningitis, a form of meningitis not caused by bacteria. We look at what causes it, the symptoms, and treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Fathers, your stress could affect your child's brain
The stress that fathers experience over their lifetime can alter their sperm in ways that influence brain development in their offspring, a study shows. (Medical News Today)

New blood test predicts autism with 92 percent accuracy
Scientists have designed a test they believe is the first of its kind. Using blood and urine samples, the test correctly identified autism in children. (Medical News Today)

What is Apert syndrome?
Learn about Apert syndrome, a genetic condition that causes abnormal head, hand, and foot development. We look at symptoms, treatment, and outlook. (Medical News Today)

What is the outlook for hydranencephaly?
Learn more about hydranencephaly, a condition where a baby is born with part of the brain missing. We examine the symptoms and prognosis. (Medical News Today)

Are fidget spinners a health hazard?
A series of case studies outlines the dangers associated with certain types of fidget spinners. The authors ask whether new legislation is needed. (Medical News Today)

What is pectus carinatum and can it be treated?
Learn all about pectus carinatum, also known as pigeon chest, where the breastbone pushes forward. We look at the symptoms and treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Popular diet could increase risk of birth defects
For the first time, a low-carbohydrate diet during pregnancy has been linked with a significant increase in the risk of birth defects. (Medical News Today)

Second-hand toys contain 'surprising' levels of toxic chemicals
A study that examined 200 old toys from homes, nurseries, and thrift stores found worrying levels of toxic elements, such as bromine, cadmium, and lead. (Medical News Today)

Kiwi compound may prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Research suggests that a compound found in kiwi and celery may prevent fatty liver in offspring born to mothers who ate a high-fat diet in pregnancy. (Medical News Today)

Is it safe to get Botox while breast-feeding?
A look at Botox and breast-feeding safety. Included is detail on how Botox affects the body and other side effects that are important for mothers to know. (Medical News Today)

Long-term risks and benefits of C-section revealed
A large review of existing observational studies and randomized trials looks at the long-term health risks and benefits associated with having a C-section. (Medical News Today)

Infant formula upgrade: Prebiotics may boost memory
A recent study using piglets found that adding prebiotics to infant formula improved their memory and produced subtle changes in brain chemistry. (Medical News Today)

Childhood eczema, asthma may be relieved with new treatment
New research uses a combination of two anti-inflammatory compounds in an attempt to stop the development of the so-called atopic march. (Medical News Today)

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