baby health

Vaccination rules remind forgetful parents but fail to impact objectors
Vaccination rules remind forgetful parents but fail to impact objectors April 27, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Western Sydney University research has found new vaccination regulations for parents looking to enroll their children in NSW child care centers has succeeded in reminding forgetful parents, but failed to affect conscientious objectors. The study, published in the journal Public ... Read More »

Premature babies at greater risk of childhood infection
Premature babies at greater risk of childhood infection April 14, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research has found children who are born even slightly premature or underweight are more likely to be hospitalised with an infection during their childhood and adolescence. Researchers from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Perth’s Telethon Kids Institute used unique ... Read More »

Flu vaccine: 2016 seasonal influenza vaccines for use in children
Flu vaccine: 2016 seasonal influenza vaccines for use in children April 13, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

From the age of 6 months For the 2016 influenza season, the following trivalent and quadrivalent influenza vaccines will be registered and available for use in children from the age of 6 months: BGP Products – Influvac (trivalent) GlaxoSmithKline – ... Read More »

Baby of the family most likely to miss out on breast
Baby of the family most likely to miss out on breast April 11, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A woman’s education level and the number of children she has affects breast feeding, with the “baby of the family” most likely to miss out, University of Queensland research shows. UQ School of Public Health PhD candidate Natalie Holowko analysed ... Read More »

Breastfeeding, vaccinations help reduce ear infection rates in babies
Breastfeeding, vaccinations help reduce ear infection rates in babies April 8, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In what would be considered good news for many parents a new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston finds the rates of ear infections during a baby’s first year have declined; the investigators suggested that higher ... Read More »

Body image linked to low breastfeeding rates
Body image linked to low breastfeeding rates March 30, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A survey of more than 250 first-time Queensland mothers has found poor body image may stop many larger women from continuing to breastfeed their newborn babies. University of the Sunshine Coast Lecturer in Biomedical Science Dr Ruth Newby and Professor ... Read More »

Program cuts post-natal mental disorders dramatically
Program cuts post-natal mental disorders dramatically March 17, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In a world first, published in BMJ Open, new Australian research from Monash University has shown that post-natal mental health problems can be reduced by up to two-thirds through an innovative program. The program, called What Were We Thinking! (WWWT), was developed ... Read More »

Increased demand for ‘vaginal seeding’ from new parents despite lack of evidence
Increased demand for ‘vaginal seeding’ from new parents despite lack of evidence March 14, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Doctors are seeing a rise in the number of parents requesting so-called ‘vaginal seeding’ for babies born by caesarean section. The practice, which is also known as microbirthing, involves taking a swab from the mother’s vagina and wiping this over ... Read More »

Overcoming disease complacency to improve immunisation rates
Overcoming disease complacency to improve immunisation rates March 12, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Charles Sturt University (CSU) expert has highlighted the need to stress the severity and danger of preventable childhood diseases to parents, to improve immunisation rates. Following the third report on child immunisation rates from the National Performance Authority, Professor ... 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 »







 
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