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Feds Cracking Down On Industry Helping Chinese Women Give Birth In U.S.

Federal agents searched three dozen homes Tuesday in California during a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens.


Babies' brain responds to frequent and sustained talking from either parent. (Getty Images)

Talking To Babies Helps Their Brains Develop More Quickly

Talking more often is good, using longer sentences is better.


File photo of a baby sucking on a pacifier. (Photo illustration by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Study: Parents Should Suck On Kids’ Pacifiers To Protect Them From Allergies

The findings of a new study show that, if parents wish to protect their children from developing allergies, they should suck on their pacifiers.


The Chino Hills home where Chinese women stay and have babies. (credit: CBS)

Residents In Southern California Protest Against Home Run As ‘Maternity Hotel’

Residents protested Saturday against a neighborhood home where women from China stay and have babies.


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UPDATE: Suspect In Aquitania Murders Out Of Jail After Charges Dropped

After five months in jail, a man accused of killing a baby boy and his father is now a free man.


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US Births Down For 3rd Year; Economy May Be A Factor

U.S. births apparently have declined for a third year in a row, probably because of the weak economy.


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California Studies Rise In Maternal Mortality

Maternal mortality is on the rise in California, with African-American mothers roughly four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than women in any other racial or ethnic groups, state health officials reported Tuesday.



Stockton Woman Suspected Of Prostitution With Babies In Car

Oakland police have arrested a suspected prostitute who allegedly left her newborn babies in a car while she worked.