baby development

Baby see, baby do?
Baby see, baby do? May 17, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

That cute thing your newborn is doing that you’ve been telling everyone about… Chances are they aren’t copying it from you. Researchers from The University of Queensland School of Psychology have recommended “modifying or abandoning” the theory that imitation is ... Read More »

Nurturing during preschool years boosts child’s brain growth
Nurturing during preschool years boosts child’s brain growth May 6, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates children with supportive mothers during preschool experience a more significant increase in the volume of the hippocampus during the period from school age to adolescence. In contrast, kids ... Read More »

Factors affecting father-to-infant attachment
Factors affecting father-to-infant attachment May 5, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Researchers from the Jean Hailes Research Unit (JHRU) at SPHPM have had their study on father-to-infant attachment at six months postpartum published in the Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. Research Fellow Dr Karen Wynter with colleagues Dr Heather Rowe, ... Read More »

Old before your time: Study suggests that ageing begins in the womb
Old before your time: Study suggests that ageing begins in the womb March 9, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The process of ageing begins even before we are born, according to an international team of researchers, including lead author Dr Beth Allison who has now returned to The Ritchie Centre at Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Monash University ... Read More »

New study shows how affectionate mothering can combat the effects of maternal depression
New study shows how affectionate mothering can combat the effects of maternal depression February 28, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Poverty, lack of education and exposure to violence can undeniably impact a child’s life trajectory significantly. But how can a mother’s exposure and potentially depressive reactions to these stressors impact a child before his/her life even begins? A depressed mother’s ... Read More »

Why Fish Intake by Pregnant Women Improves the Growth of a Child’s Brain
Why Fish Intake by Pregnant Women Improves the Growth of a Child’s Brain February 1, 2016 (2 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Tohoku University’s School of Medicine have found an explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby’s brain. Dietary lipid contains fatty acids such as omega-6 and omega-3, which are essential nutrients ... 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 »

Prenatal Maternal Iron Intake Shown to Affect the Neonatal Brain
Prenatal Maternal Iron Intake Shown to Affect the Neonatal Brain December 25, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In the first study of its kind, researchers have shown that inadequate maternal iron intake during pregnancy exerts subtle effects on infant brain development.  Their findings have been published online by the journal Pediatric Research. The research—led by principal investigators ... Read More »

Duration of breastfeeding associated with bone density
Duration of breastfeeding associated with bone density December 7, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Maternal bone density decreases after childbirth, but only among women who lactate for at least four months. The lactation period is unrelated to vitamin D status. The most important role of vitamin D is to help maintain calcium homeostasis in ... Read More »

The “faulty gatekeeper” that causes increased miscarriage and birth defects
The “faulty gatekeeper” that causes increased miscarriage and birth defects December 3, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

It is well known that the risk of miscarriage and the risk of having a baby with chromosomal abnormalities increases significantly with maternal age. This age-related decrease in fertility and increase in miscarriage is almost all caused by problems in ... Read More »







 
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