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Food allergy linked to hyperactive immune system at birth
Food allergy linked to hyperactive immune system at birth February 5, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study of more than 1000 Victorian babies has shown those with hyperactive immune cells at birth, detected in their cord blood, were more likely to develop food allergies in their first year of life. The Australian research team discovered ... Read More »

Importance of universal newborn hearing screening
Importance of universal newborn hearing screening January 23, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

The findings from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute study have demonstrated the success of universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS). Researchers found that hearing loss was detected on average eight months earlier in children who had undergone UNHS, than those who ... Read More »

Mothers-to-be and babies benefit from group prenatal care
Mothers-to-be and babies benefit from group prenatal care January 20, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Group prenatal care can substantially improve health outcomes for both mothers and their infants, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found. The paper was published online Dec. 17 in The American Journal of Public ... Read More »

Infertility treatments do not appear to contribute to developmental delays in children
Infertility treatments do not appear to contribute to developmental delays in children January 19, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children conceived via infertility treatments are no more likely to have a developmental delay than children conceived without such treatments, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the New York State Department of Health and ... Read More »

Breastfeeding Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Following Gestational Diabetes Pregnancy
Breastfeeding Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Following Gestational Diabetes Pregnancy January 13, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Women with gestational diabetes who consistently and continuously breastfeed from the time of giving birth are half as likely to develop type 2 diabetes within two years after delivery, according to a study from Kaiser Permanente published in Annals of ... Read More »

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy increases risk of autism by 87%
Taking antidepressants during pregnancy increases risk of autism by 87% January 1, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Using antidepressants during pregnancy greatly increases the risk of autism, Professor Anick Bérard of the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine children’s hospital have revealed. Prof. Bérard, an internationally renowned expert in the fields of pharmaceutical safety during ... Read More »

Fines For Dangerous Toy Retailers
Fines For Dangerous Toy Retailers December 27, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Hot on the heels of the publication of this year’s dangerous goods Christmas toys list, NSW Fair Trading has announced the successful prosecution of two retail outlets for selling non-compliant children’s toys resulting in costs and fines of more than ... Read More »

Hospital records key to preventing child injuries
Hospital records key to preventing child injuries December 26, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Almost 50% of child injures requiring treatment in emergency departments are linked to consumer products, but a lack of detailed hospital records is restricting child safety experts from identifying if a product fault or misuse is the cause, a QUT ... Read More »

Breast milk may have a surprising influence on obesity
Breast milk may have a surprising influence on obesity December 23, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study suggests the road to obesity may be paved with non-nutritious carbohydrates in breast milk, shifting popular notions about how and why children grow to become overweight adults. Previous research has shown that maternal obesity strongly affects a ... Read More »

Sugar-free drinks and lollies are bad news for teeth say dentists
Sugar-free drinks and lollies are bad news for teeth say dentists December 15, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Scientists at the University of Melbourne’s Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre have warned about the damage sugar-free drinks can do to tooth enamel. Researchers in the Centre tested 23 different types of drink, including soft drinks and sports drinks, and ... Read More »







 
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