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Baby's Smile May Be Misleading

Infants' facial expressions don't tell all: study

(Newser) - A spoonful of sugar may not help the medicine go down after all. The theory that a dose of sucrose wards off pain for babies during medical procedures is being challenged by new research from a team of British doctors, who found that the infants still manifested a pain response... More »

Corn Syrup Makes You Fatter Than Sugar

Princeton researchers say rat study answers contentious question

(Newser) - It may not end the debate, but researchers say they have definitively proven that high-fructose corn syrup is many times more likely to contribute to obesity than sugar. The Princeton team gave one group of rats water spiked with sugar, and another water with corn syrup. Though the sugar water... More »

Organic Formula Stirs Worries About Sugar

Recipe for popular brand includes tooth-rotting sucrose

(Newser) - Although it controls more than a third of the organic baby formula market, Similac Organic also carries a less coveted distinction: It is the only brand in the category that contains cane sugar, or sucrose. The company says its is FDA approved, but many parents and doctors worry about starting... More »

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