baby development

Helping premature babies breathe
Helping premature babies breathe (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study at The University of Western Australia that looked into ways of preventing respiratory health problems in premature babies has been listed in the top 10 projects for 2015 at the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Awards. ... Read More »

Breast is best for premature babies’ hearts
Breast is best for premature babies’ hearts (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Breastfeeding premature babies improves long-term heart structure and function, an Oxford University study has found. The hearts of babies born early often develop abnormally. Dr Adam Lewandowski and colleagues at the Oxford Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility, directed by Professor Paul ... Read More »

Late language emergence in toddlers
Late language emergence in toddlers (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian children have been the focus of pioneering studies of early language development. These contemporary Australian population studies of language growth and patterns over time are producing a vastly different picture from the boutique studies of the early 1970’s that ... Read More »

Is your child is at risk of autism? Don’t ‘watch and wait’ to find out.
Is your child is at risk of autism? Don’t ‘watch and wait’ to find out. (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australian children with undiagnosed autism will continue to fall through the cracks unless screening programs are overhauled, according to a leading UNSW child psychiatrist. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by deficits in social interaction and communication ... Read More »

Baby see, baby do?
Baby see, baby do? (1 votes, average: 3.00 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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 »







 
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