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Getting to the point of parents’ fears
Getting to the point of parents’ fears June 20, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Queensland researchers are hoping to get to the pointy end of parents’ fears about childhood vaccinations by conducting an Australia-wide survey. A team from UQ’s Parenting and Family Support Centre is asking parents to participate in the survey ... Read More »

Gaining too much weight during pregnancy increases likelihood of child being obese
Gaining too much weight during pregnancy increases likelihood of child being obese May 31, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study conducted in collaboration between The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Harokopio University has found that when an expecting mother gains more weight than recommended, does not exercise or smokes during pregnancy, the probability that ... Read More »

Why breastfed babies are so smart
Why breastfed babies are so smart May 16, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Loads of studies over the years have shown that children who were breastfed score higher on IQ tests and perform better in school, but the reason why remained unclear. Is it the mother-baby bonding time, something in the milk itself ... Read More »

Danger in Using Sitting and Carrying Devices for Sleeping Infants
Danger in Using Sitting and Carrying Devices for Sleeping Infants May 13, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sleep-related deaths are the most common cause of death for infants 1-12 months of age. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants sleep on their back on a firm mattress, without loose bedding. However, many parents use sitting or ... Read More »

Weaker vaccine causing whooping cough surge
Weaker vaccine causing whooping cough surge May 9, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Monash University expert has teamed up with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to pinpoint the reason behind a surge in whooping cough cases over the past 10 years. Associate Professor Manoj Gambhir, Department of Epidemiology and ... Read More »

Passive smoke exposure in childhood has impact on adult cardiovascular health
Passive smoke exposure in childhood has impact on adult cardiovascular health April 27, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research led by Dr Costan Magnussen has shown that children exposed to parental smoking in childhood had approximately twice the risk of having plaque in their carotid artery 26 years later as did those whose parents did not smoke in ... Read More »

Another breastfeeding benefit: preparing baby’s belly for solid food
Another breastfeeding benefit: preparing baby’s belly for solid food April 18, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The moment of birth marks the beginning of a beautiful, lifelong relationship between a baby and the billions of microbes that will soon colonise his or her gastrointestinal tract. In a study published today in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection ... Read More »

Improving post-natal care
Improving post-natal care March 27, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

What impact do modern parents’ behaviours have on the early physical development and maturity of infants? This question is being answered in a ground-breaking Western Australian study. The I-Chat study is investigating the influence of parents’ caregiving and the physical ... Read More »

Safety Advisory About Not Feeding Peanuts to Infants and Young Children at Risk for a Peanut Allergy
Safety Advisory About Not Feeding Peanuts to Infants and Young Children at Risk for a Peanut Allergy March 21, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Paediatric specialists and surgeons are concerned with parents getting the wrong message regarding the safety/desirability of letting babies and young children eat peanuts to prevent them from developing peanut allergies.  Last week’s news coverage of a scientific article published February ... Read More »

Study: High stress for mothers increases secondhand smoke risk for infants
Study: High stress for mothers increases secondhand smoke risk for infants March 18, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New mothers who experience higher levels of social stressors are the least likely to have rules that ban smoking in the home, which could expose their infants to secondhand smoke and increase health risks, according to a study that includes ... Read More »







 
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