baby development

Babies given solid food sooner sleep better
Babies given solid food sooner sleep better (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Babies given solid food plus breast milk from three months sleep better than those who are solely breastfed, according to a new study. Official advice is to breastfeed exclusively for the first six months of life. Experts say women should ... Read More »

Kylie’s story: A journey of love, loss and three surviving babies
Kylie’s story: A journey of love, loss and three surviving babies (4 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Kylie, a Sydney-sider, is now the mother of three beautiful surviving babies. Her story is one of devastating heartbreak, but also of resilience and camaraderie. Kylie co-founded, and is now the CEO of Miracle Babies Foundation. “I think that being able ... Read More »

Cholesterol-related genetic disorder identified in children
Cholesterol-related genetic disorder identified in children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A genetic defect affecting normal development in children has been identified by a study involving University of Queensland researcher and alumnus Professor David Coman. The study revealed that mutations in the gene FDFT1 prevented children from producing enough cholesterol, causing ... Read More »

Breakthrough in cleft lip and palate research
Breakthrough in cleft lip and palate research (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Four genes have been identified which work together to cause cleft lip and palate, in an international research collaboration with researchers from UNSW Sydney and the University of Washington. The genes, associated for the first time with cleft lip and ... Read More »

Blood sample breakthrough good news for pregnant women
Blood sample breakthrough good news for pregnant women (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A wide range of foetal genetic abnormalities could soon be detected in early pregnancy thanks to a world-first study led by University of South Australia researchers using lab-on-a-chip, non-invasive technology. Biomedical engineers Dr Marnie Winter and Professor Benjamin Thierry from ... Read More »

Poorer outcomes for babies born to teen mums
Poorer outcomes for babies born to teen mums (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Babies of teenage mothers often experience poorer health outcomes than babies born to women just a few years older, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) first report on this subject. The report, Teenage mothers in Australia 2015, shows ... Read More »

Parechovirus epidemic affecting infants needs action: experts
Parechovirus epidemic affecting infants needs action: experts (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In the Medical Journal of Australia, experts say there are no effective antiviral therapies, so treatment is primarily supportive, including management of complications. Some infants with severe HPeV infection may have adverse neurodevelopment. Severe disease can manifest as meningoencephalitis, seizures ... Read More »

Kids’ eating impacted by mums’ diet and socio economic factors
Kids’ eating impacted by mums’ diet and socio economic factors (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research shows toddler diets mirror their mums, and children of low income, younger and migrant mothers are developing poor dietary habits. The study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, examined the dietary behaviour of 243 mothers and their ... Read More »

Genetic signature predicts diabetes diagnosis
Genetic signature predicts diabetes diagnosis (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Queensland researchers have found a way to identify infants who will go on to develop type 1 diabetes. UQ Diamantina Institute researcher Professor Ranjeny Thomas said the discovery would lead to the development of better screening tests to ... Read More »

Prenatal stress changes brain connectivity in-utero
Prenatal stress changes brain connectivity in-utero (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The time babies spend in the womb is far from idle. The brain is changing more rapidly during this time than at any other time in development. It is an active time for the foetus to grow and explore, and ... Read More »

 
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