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Benefits of full breastfeeding last through to adulthood
Benefits of full breastfeeding last through to adulthood (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Babies who are fed only breast milk for the first three months of life appear to be much more likely to maintain a healthy weight trajectory, with the benefits possibly lasting through to early adulthood, new research shows. The study, ... Read More »

No fruit juice for children under 1 year
No fruit juice for children under 1 year (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit to children under age 1 and should not be included in their diet, according to a new policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics that marks the Academy’s first change in recommendations ... Read More »

Flat head syndrome usually not serious
Flat head syndrome usually not serious (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The number of infants who develop flat head syndrome — deformational plagiocephaly — has increased significantly since the start of the Back to Sleep campaign to combat Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in the 1990s. “The Back to Sleep campaign ... Read More »

What to expect when you’re expecting – a guide to blood tests in pregnancy
What to expect when you’re expecting – a guide to blood tests in pregnancy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than 300,000 babies are born in Australia each year and Pathology Awareness Australia wants to ensure expectant parents are informed about the many pathology tests on offer and what they are for. Trimester 1: 6-8 weeks’ pregnancy On the first ... Read More »

How babies’ environments lead to poor health later in life
How babies’ environments lead to poor health later in life (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Northwestern University research underscores how environmental conditions early in development can cause inflammation in adulthood — an important risk factor for a wide range of diseases of aging, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and dementia. Beyond that, the ... Read More »

Tiny tots and tea cups a bad mix
Tiny tots and tea cups a bad mix (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than two-thirds of toddlers burned in hot drink accidents are not treated with correct first aid, according to new research. University of Queensland PhD candidate Jacquii Burgess at the Centre for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research said hot drink ... Read More »

Hearing aids for babies with mild loss may not help language
Hearing aids for babies with mild loss may not help language (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has raised questions about the benefits of fitting hearing aids early to babies diagnosed with mild hearing loss. The study, led by MCRI PhD student Peter Carew, showed clear benefits in ... Read More »

Getting a healthy start: healthy weight gain in infants
Getting a healthy start: healthy weight gain in infants (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Rapid weight gain in an infant’s first six months of life is a risk factor for child- and adulthood obesity, according to researchers. “Growth is a sign of nutritional intake and development, an insight into health,” says Jillian Trabulsi, associate ... Read More »

How do preemies perform in school?
How do preemies perform in school? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents of prematurely born babies often fear their children may go on to struggle in school, but findings from a new large-scale study from the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University and Northwestern Medicine should reassure parents. The large-scale ... Read More »

 
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