In Brief: Aug. 6, 2001

PACIFYING PACIFIER USERS

Contrary to a view held by many pediatricians, pacifiers do not lead to premature weaning from the breast, according to a study of 258 breast-feeding mothers made by researchers at McGill University in Montreal. Previous studies linking pacifier use to weaning before three months led the World Health Organization to strongly discourage their use. The bad news? Babies who sucked on pacifiers fussed as much as those who did not.

SPOUSES AND SECRETS

It's no surprise that spouses don't always tell each other everything. But a new poll suggests that it's not extramarital dalliances--or even opinions about...

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