baby health

Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to preterm birth
Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to preterm birth April 7, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Antidepressant medications taken by pregnant women are associated with increased rates of preterm birth. This finding reinforces the notion that antidepressants should not be used by pregnant women in the absence of a clear need that cannot be met through ... Read More »

Public smoking bans reduce preterm births and child hospital visits
Public smoking bans reduce preterm births and child hospital visits April 4, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The introduction of laws banning smoking in public places and workplaces in North America and Europe has been quickly followed by large drops in rates of preterm births and children attending hospital for asthma, according to the first systematic review ... Read More »

Many don’t know why breastfeeding is important
Many don’t know why breastfeeding is important March 24, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A concerning amount of people, especially men, acknowledge that breastfeeding is important to a child’s health – but struggle to identify the reasons why. As part of a Healthway-funded project, researchers from Curtin analysed data from five nutrition monitoring surveys ... Read More »

Pre-term Birth and Asthma
Pre-term Birth and Asthma March 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts, in collaboration with investigators at the Maastricht University Medical Centre and Maastricht University School of Public Health in the Netherlands and The University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, have ... Read More »

Some metallic toys and low-cost jewellery present health risks for young children
Some metallic toys and low-cost jewellery present health risks for young children March 17, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

We know that babies and young children often put non-food items in their mouths, a behaviour that occasionally leads to swallowing of foreign objects. Metallic toys and low-cost jewellery often contain toxic substances such as lead and cadmium. Do these ... Read More »

Passive smoking causes irreversible damage to children’s arteries
Passive smoking causes irreversible damage to children’s arteries March 16, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Exposure to passive smoking in childhood causes irreversible damage to the structure of children’s arteries, according to a study published online today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal. The thickening of the arteries’ walls associated with being exposed to parents’ ... Read More »

Reducing caesarean delivery
Reducing caesarean delivery March 14, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In 2011, one in three pregnant women in the U.S. delivered babies by cesarean delivery. While cesarean delivery may be life-saving for the mother, the baby or both, the rapid increase in cesarean birth rates since 1996 without clear indication ... Read More »

MMR Vaccine Associated With Lower Hospital Admissions For Children
MMR Vaccine Associated With Lower Hospital Admissions For Children March 5, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In a nationwide group of Danish children, receipt of the live measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine on schedule after vaccination for other common infections was associated with a lower rate of hospital admissions for any infections, but particularly for ... Read More »

Hand washing
Hand washing March 4, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Hand washing is amongst the best things you and your children can do to prevent diseases like diarrhea and the flu. However, children need help and guidance to learn how to do it properly and develop good hand hygiene habits ... Read More »

Use of acetaminophen during pregnancy linked to ADHD in children
Use of acetaminophen during pregnancy linked to ADHD in children March 2, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Acetaminophen, found in over-the-counter products such as Excedrin and Tylenol, provides many people with relief from headaches and sore muscles. When used appropriately, it is considered mostly harmless. Over recent decades, the drug, which has been marketed since the 1950s, ... Read More »







 
 
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