baby health

Unlocking the kidney riddle in newborns
Unlocking the kidney riddle in newborns January 27, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 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 »

Baby, we’ve come a long way in measuring lung function
Baby, we’ve come a long way in measuring lung function January 16, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An international team of researchers has developed a simple, non-invasive way to measure the impact of smoking during pregnancy on babies’ lung development. Previously, measuring these effects required sedating the baby, inflating its lungs with a pump and then squeezing ... Read More »

Maternal Supplementation with Multiple Micronutrients, Compared With Iron-Folic Acid, Does Not Reduce Infant Mortality
Maternal Supplementation with Multiple Micronutrients, Compared With Iron-Folic Acid, Does Not Reduce Infant Mortality January 11, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In Bangladesh, daily maternal supplementation of multiple micronutrients compared to iron-folic acid before and after childbirth did not reduce all-cause infant mortality to age 6 months, but did result in significant reductions in preterm birth and low birth weight, according ... 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 »

More attention to measles, vaccine experts urge
More attention to measles, vaccine experts urge November 16, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Doctors and public health authorities need to renew their attention to measles, researchers from Emory Vaccine Center urge in an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine. “Because of its high level of contagiousness, measles is the indicator disease for ... Read More »

Preterm, low birth-weight babies may need new hips in adulthood
Preterm, low birth-weight babies may need new hips in adulthood November 14, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from Monash University have found that low birth weight and preterm birth are linked to increased risk for osteoarthritis-related hip replacements in adulthood. However, the findings published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal, Arthritis Care & Research, also ... Read More »

Finding out why your kid’s tummy bug might be a bit fishy
Finding out why your kid’s tummy bug might be a bit fishy October 31, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A ground breaking study by James Cook University will examine how and why children develop seafood allergies. Associate Professor Lopata said he would be working on developing new diagnostic tests for fish allergies among Australian children. “We will analyse the ... Read More »

Babies’ hearts could beat path to new heart attack treatments
Babies’ hearts could beat path to new heart attack treatments October 28, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The seemingly-miraculous power of babies’ hearts to repair themselves after being injured has spurred a University of Queensland research team to investigate if this ability can be harnessed for new heart attack treatments. UQ School of Biomedical Sciences researcher Dr Enzo Porrello is studying ... Read More »

Children’s Panadol 1-5 Years Colourfree Suspension Safety advisory – potential confusion in reading correct dose
Children’s Panadol 1-5 Years Colourfree Suspension Safety advisory – potential confusion in reading correct dose October 27, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The TGA has become aware that some people have expressed confusion over how to use measuring syringes supplied with Children’s Panadol 1-5 Years Colourfree Suspension. Incorrect measurements have the potential to lead to accidental overdoses. The active ingredient in Children’s ... Read More »

Poor mother-baby bonding passed to next generation
Poor mother-baby bonding passed to next generation October 25, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Trust pathways in the brain are set in infancy and passed on from mother to child, according to landmark UNSW-led research. The work relates to oxytocin levels in new mothers and proves for the first time that it is linked ... Read More »







 
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