baby health

Everyday foods pushing the salt intake of toddlers to excessive levels
Everyday foods pushing the salt intake of toddlers to excessive levels July 27, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than half of Australian toddlers have excessive salt intakes putting them at risk of high blood pressure, stroke and coronary heart disease in later life. Researchers with Deakin University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) studied the diets of ... Read More »

Breastfeeding trends good news for new mothers
Breastfeeding trends good news for new mothers July 25, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There is no “average” pattern or set of rules when it comes to breastfeeding according to a recent study published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine. Assistant Professor Jacqueline Kent, from The University of Western Australia’s School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, said ... Read More »

BioCSL Fluvax – investigations into the cause of fevers in children under 5 years
BioCSL Fluvax – investigations into the cause of fevers in children under 5 years June 23, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

During the 2010 influenza season bioCSL’s Fluvax influenza vaccine was associated with a higher rate of fever and fever-related convulsions in children under 5 than other influenza vaccines. Information about TGA’s response to this issue can be found at: Seasonal ... Read More »

‘Often and early’ gives children a taste for vegetables
‘Often and early’ gives children a taste for vegetables June 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Exposing infants to a new vegetable early in life encourages them to eat more of it compared to offering novel vegetables to older children, new research from the University of Leeds suggests. The researchers, led by Professor Marion Hetherington in ... Read More »

Antipsychotic medication during pregnancy does affect babies
Antipsychotic medication during pregnancy does affect babies June 16, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A seven-year study of women who take antipsychotic medication while pregnant, proves it can affect babies. The observational study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, reveals that whilst most women gave birth to healthy babies, the use of mood stabilisers ... Read More »

App a solution for kids with hearing loss
App a solution for kids with hearing loss June 12, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An app initially developed to cut down doctors visit for one little boy could play a role in fighting one of Australia’s largest emerging public health issues. The hearing test app was developed by ECU PhD student Luke Brook for ... Read More »

Teddy Bear Hospital aims to reduce children’s anxiety
Teddy Bear Hospital aims to reduce children’s anxiety May 30, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Today 35 University of Tasmania medical students from years 3-5 acted as “teddy doctors” at the third “Teddy Bear Hospital” visit to Albeura Street Primary School. Kindergarten and Prep children and their teddies visited different activity stations, each simulating different ... Read More »

Readmission more likely after private hospital birth
Readmission more likely after private hospital birth May 28, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Babies born to a low risk mother in New South Wales private hospitals are more likely to have a health problem and be readmitted for birth related issues and further treatment in the first month than those born in a ... Read More »

Weight gain in pregnancy- How much is healthy?
Weight gain in pregnancy- How much is healthy? May 20, 2014 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If you’re pregnant or trying to conceive, you should be expecting to gain a bit of extra weight in the months of your pregnancy. Weight gain during pregnancy is normal and healthy. You could hardly grow that baby bump (which ... Read More »

Taking omega-3 supplements during pregnancy does not make children smarter
Taking omega-3 supplements during pregnancy does not make children smarter May 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A major study led by Adelaide researchers has found that the use of omega-3 fatty acid or fish oil supplements during pregnancy does not improve cognitive outcomes in children. In the biggest study of its kind in the world, researchers ... Read More »







 
 
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