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Are children sharing bacteria that could cause tooth decay?
Are children sharing bacteria that could cause tooth decay? July 6, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting provides compelling evidence that children acquire Streptococcus mutans, the bacterium most frequently associated with dental caries, from intra- and extra-familial sources besides their mother. Children typically have more than one strain (i.e., ... Read More »

Stress during pregnancy is a health risk for mothers
Stress during pregnancy is a health risk for mothers June 30, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Low birth weight or stress during pregnancy can lead to long-term health problems in women, according to a study published today in The Journal of Physiology. The study found that stress caused by routine physiological tests leads to long-term health ... Read More »

Sleep research offers help for babies and parents
Sleep research offers help for babies and parents June 20, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Letting babies cry themselves to sleep may not cause the emotional, behavioural or parent-child attachment issues many parents fret about, a new study led by Flinders University has found. The study’s findings, published in the June edition of American Pediatrics, ... Read More »

Playgroups offer vital support for mothers and benefits for community
Playgroups offer vital support for mothers and benefits for community June 18, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Community playgroups have significant social and economic benefits not just for children but also for their parents, particularly mothers, according to new research. Relationships Matter: The Social and Economic Benefits of Community Playgroups, funded by Playgroup Australia and undertaken by ... Read More »

Having ‘time out’ is good for mums
Having ‘time out’ is good for mums June 12, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A 2015 study by MCRI researchers showed that mothers need to have time out – as little as once a week – to improve their mental health. But what do mothers do when they want to relax? The findings from ... Read More »

Campaign to ensure safety of second-hand cots
Campaign to ensure safety of second-hand cots June 10, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

About 50 West Australian children are taken to hospital with cot-related injuries each year, prompting a new campaign to educate parents about the safety of second-hand cots. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said the campaign aimed to prevent the sale or ... Read More »

Dietary intake differs in infants who follow baby-led weaning
Dietary intake differs in infants who follow baby-led weaning June 8, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Otago researchers have undertaken the first-ever study looking at what infants eat when they follow baby-led weaning and found that they have a lot of healthy eating habits, but also some less healthy ones. Study co-author and co-Principal ... Read More »

Great result for Infant Feeding Guidelines consensus
Great result for Infant Feeding Guidelines consensus May 31, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

The Centre for Food & Allergy Research (CFAR) Australian Infant Feeding Guidelines Summit was hosted by Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) on Friday 13th May 2016. The Australasian Society for Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) Guidelines provide advice and recommendations relevant ... Read More »

Importance of newborn screening for cystic fibrosis
Importance of newborn screening for cystic fibrosis May 27, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study led by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and Cystic Fibrosis Canada reinforces the benefits of newborn screening for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Despite the fact that newborn screening has ... Read More »

Infants Much Less Likely to Get the Flu if Their Moms Are Vaccinated During Pregnancy
Infants Much Less Likely to Get the Flu if Their Moms Are Vaccinated During Pregnancy May 24, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Babies whose moms get flu vaccinations while pregnant have a significantly reduced risk of acquiring influenza during their first six months of life, a new study shows, leading the authors to declare that the need for getting more pregnant women ... Read More »







 
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