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Half of childcare centres fail cot mattress safety test
Half of childcare centres fail cot mattress safety test February 27, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Public health researchers at the University of Adelaide are hoping to raise awareness among childcare centres of the potentially deadly consequences of using cot mattresses that are too soft. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has been linked to a number ... Read More »

Stress cost of a new baby = $85,000
Stress cost of a new baby = $85,000 February 26, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research from the University of Melbourne has put a dollar figure of $85,000 on the time pressure and stress experienced by mothers in the first year of a baby’s life. This research, undertaken by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic ... Read More »

New Sleep Durations Recommended
New Sleep Durations Recommended February 21, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The US National Sleep Foundation (NSF), along with a multi-disciplinary expert panel, issued its new recommendations for appropriate sleep durations. The report recommends wider appropriate sleep ranges for most age groups. The results are published in Sleep Health: The Journal ... Read More »

Managing mum’s blood pressure doesn’t harm her unborn child
Managing mum’s blood pressure doesn’t harm her unborn child February 15, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Health researchers have been surprised by the results of a major international study which shows that tightly controlling blood pressure in pregnant women has no harmful effects for their babies. The international study shows that, contrary to expectations, keeping blood ... Read More »

Babies’ brains could unravel the mystery of stuttering
Babies’ brains could unravel the mystery of stuttering February 13, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Sydney researchers are launching a world-first study to see if it’s possible to detect whether a baby will go on to stutter in later life – well before they start to talk. Researchers will scan newborns with a ... Read More »

Stress during pregnancy related to infant gut microbiota
Stress during pregnancy related to infant gut microbiota January 29, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Stress during pregnancy is often linked to physical and psychological problems in the child. But why is this? Could the infant’s gut microbiota be an underlying mechanism? An initial study of the correlation in humans has shown that babies born ... Read More »

Unlocking the kidney riddle in newborns
Unlocking the kidney riddle in newborns January 27, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers are closer to understanding why babies born with smaller kidneys have a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The findings, published today in the journal, Circulation, could have important implications for affected children, who are more likely to develop chronic kidney ... Read More »

Mums: we need you! Penrith Babylab opens its doors
Mums: we need you! Penrith Babylab opens its doors January 20, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents with an interest in improving our understanding of the way children learn about language and the world are urged to participate in the fun new scientific projects at the University of Western Sydney’s new Babylab at Penrith. Following the ... Read More »

Baby, we’ve come a long way in measuring lung function
Baby, we’ve come a long way in measuring lung function January 16, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An international team of researchers has developed a simple, non-invasive way to measure the impact of smoking during pregnancy on babies’ lung development. Previously, measuring these effects required sedating the baby, inflating its lungs with a pump and then squeezing ... Read More »

Helping parents understand infant sleep patterns
Helping parents understand infant sleep patterns December 26, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Most parents are not surprised by the irregularity of a newborn infant’s sleep patterns, but by six months or so many parents wonder if something is wrong with their baby or their sleeping arrangements if the baby is not sleeping ... Read More »







 
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