baby health

Australia’s stillbirth rate remains steady while neonatal death rate has fallen
Australia’s stillbirth rate remains steady while neonatal death rate has fallen (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

While Australia is one of the safest places in the world to give birth, close to 1% of babies are stillborn or die in the first month of life, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health ... Read More »

Vaccinations
Vaccinations (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

We are strongly encouraged by the international scientific community to use vaccinations to protect ourselves from many infectious and chronic diseases. The World Health Organization estimates that vaccinations prevent 2-3 million deaths around the world every year. Since the introduction ... Read More »

Vaccinations and planning for pregnancy
Vaccinations and planning for pregnancy (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

During pregnancy, you are more likely to catch certain illnesses as your immune system is naturally weaker than usual. Therefore, it is important that before becoming pregnant, you protect yourself against diseases that can harm you or your unborn baby. ... 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 »

Higher risks associated with vaginal birth after caesarean, although absolute risk small
Higher risks associated with vaginal birth after caesarean, although absolute risk small (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Attempted vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) is associated with higher rates of adverse effects or death for mothers and infants, although absolute rates were low in mothers who attempted this type of birth, according to research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). ... Read More »

Which targeted nutritional approaches can bolster micro-preemies’ brain development?
Which targeted nutritional approaches can bolster micro-preemies’ brain development? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The volume of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and calories consumed by very vulnerable preemies significantly contributes to increased brain volume and white matter development, however additional research is needed to determine specific nutritional approaches that best support these infants’ developing brains, ... Read More »

Maternal placenta consumption causes no harm to newborns
Maternal placenta consumption causes no harm to newborns (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The largest study of its kind found mothers who consumed their placenta passed on no harm to their newborn babies when compared to infants of mothers who did not consume their placenta. The joint study by University of Nevada Las ... 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 »

The health of Australia’s mums and bubs varies by where they live
The health of Australia’s mums and bubs varies by where they live (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The health of Australia’s pregnant women and their babies has improved across a range of health indicators, with infant death rates and the rate of women smoking during pregnancy on the decline, according to a new report from the Australian ... 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 »

 
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