baby development

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 »

Digestive brilliance of breast milk unravelled
Digestive brilliance of breast milk unravelled March 14, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Scientists have discovered that human breast milk forms into highly organised structures during digestion in the body. The study by researchers from the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) at Monash University has been published in the journal Angewandte Chemie. ... 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 »

Domestic abuse may affect children in womb
Domestic abuse may affect children in womb December 23, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Domestic violence can affect children even before they’re born, indicates new research by Michigan State University scientists. The study is the first to link abuse of pregnant women with emotional and behavioural trauma symptoms in their children within the first ... Read More »

Aussie accent baffles our bubs
Aussie accent baffles our bubs December 19, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australian babies are more likely to understand Canadians than their own compatriots, with a University of Western Sydney study finding Aussie infants struggle to understand some vowel sounds spoken in the local accent. Research from the UWS MARCS Institute, published in Frontiers ... Read More »

Give the gift of speech and language development
Give the gift of speech and language development December 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from the Kids Talk Lab at the University of Sydney are encouraging parents to give children books as gifts this Christmas to help develop vital speech, language and communication skills. Speech pathologist Dr Elise Baker said many parents worry about their children’s speech, ... Read More »

Pregnant and breastfeeding women needed for iodine nutrition study
Pregnant and breastfeeding women needed for iodine nutrition study November 27, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Are you currently pregnant or breastfeeding your child or do you know someone who is? The University’s Menzies Research Institute Tasmania is conducting a study investigating the level of knowledge among Tasmanian women about iodine nutrition and supplement use during ... Read More »







 
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