baby health

Smoking may be seen in unborn babies
Smoking may be seen in unborn babies April 19, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy may be reflected in the facial movements of mothers’ unborn babies, new research has suggested. Researchers at Durham and Lancaster universities said the findings of their pilot study added weight to existing evidence ... Read More »

Another breastfeeding benefit: preparing baby’s belly for solid food
Another breastfeeding benefit: preparing baby’s belly for solid food April 18, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The moment of birth marks the beginning of a beautiful, lifelong relationship between a baby and the billions of microbes that will soon colonise his or her gastrointestinal tract. In a study published today in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection ... Read More »

Whooping Cough
Whooping Cough April 2, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Whooping cough is one of those childhood illnesses that we don’t see as much of as we used to, but is still around and every so often reminds us of its presence. Dr Joe Kosterich talks about whooping cough, including ... Read More »

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 »

Safety Advisory About Not Feeding Peanuts to Infants and Young Children at Risk for a Peanut Allergy
Safety Advisory About Not Feeding Peanuts to Infants and Young Children at Risk for a Peanut Allergy March 21, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Paediatric specialists and surgeons are concerned with parents getting the wrong message regarding the safety/desirability of letting babies and young children eat peanuts to prevent them from developing peanut allergies.  Last week’s news coverage of a scientific article published February ... Read More »

Study: High stress for mothers increases secondhand smoke risk for infants
Study: High stress for mothers increases secondhand smoke risk for infants March 18, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New mothers who experience higher levels of social stressors are the least likely to have rules that ban smoking in the home, which could expose their infants to secondhand smoke and increase health risks, according to a study that includes ... Read More »

Seasonal flu vaccine: 2015 seasonal influenza vaccines for use in children
Seasonal flu vaccine: 2015 seasonal influenza vaccines for use in children March 10, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

From the age of 6 months For the 2015 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 »

Impact of obesity on fertility can be reversed
Impact of obesity on fertility can be reversed March 8, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a breakthrough discovery, researchers at the University of Adelaide have revealed how damage from obesity is passed from a mother to her children, and also how that damage can be reversed. The findings, by a team led by the ... 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 »







 
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