baby health

Vaccine preventable deaths a reminder to parents
Vaccine preventable deaths a reminder to parents (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents are reminded to talk with their doctor to ensure children are fully vaccinated following a review of vaccine-preventable deaths in NSW over the past decade. The review, ‘Child Deaths from Vaccine Preventable Infectious Diseases, NSW 2005-2014’, from the National Centre for ... Read More »

Newborns exposed to opioids need mothers
Newborns exposed to opioids need mothers (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An increasing number of babies are being born already exposed to opioids, and separating them from their mothers for treatment may be making a bad situation worse, the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) warned in a new guidance document. Up to 75% ... Read More »

FTAW 2018: Because everyone eats differently
FTAW 2018: Because everyone eats differently (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

ausEE Inc. is once again collaborating with AU Tubie Support to promote Australia’s Feeding Tube Awareness Week which will be celebrated nationally 4–10 February 2018. Sarah Gray, ausEE president says, ‘This is an important week on our calendar when we ... Read More »

Hope for parents of children with colic
Hope for parents of children with colic (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers have confirmed positive evidence which could potentially give hope to some parents struggling with colic, or excessive crying in newborns. Babies who cry or fuss a lot and can’t be settled are often described as having ‘colic’. We don’t ... Read More »

When is the right time to start infants on solid foods?
When is the right time to start infants on solid foods? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The first study of a nationally-representative group of U.S. infants reports that more than half of babies are currently introduced to complementary foods, that is, foods or drinks other than breast milk or formula, sooner than they should be. Babies ... Read More »

Treatment for multiple food allergies
Treatment for multiple food allergies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a randomized, controlled phase-2 clinical trial, an asthma medication increased the speed and safety of a protocol used to treat children for several food allergies at once, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of ... Read More »

Probiotic gets a boost from breast milk
Probiotic gets a boost from breast milk (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Supplementation with probiotics can improve a person’s gut health, but the benefits are often fleeting, and colonization by the probiotic’s good microbes usually doesn’t last. Breast milk may help sustain those colonies in the long run, say researchers at the ... Read More »

Sugary drinks during pregnancy increase asthma risk for children
Sugary drinks during pregnancy increase asthma risk for children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children between the ages of seven and nine may be at greater risk for developing asthma if they consumed high amounts of fructose in early childhood or their mothers drank a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages while pregnant, according to new ... Read More »

Breastfeeding for two months halves risk of SIDS
Breastfeeding for two months halves risk of SIDS (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Breastfeeding for at least two months cuts a baby’s risk of sudden infant death syndrome almost in half, a sweeping new international study has found. The study determined that mothers do not need to breastfeed exclusively for their baby to ... Read More »

Streamlined genetic tests and respiratory risks for premature babies
Streamlined genetic tests and respiratory risks for premature babies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Streamlined genetic testing for women diagnosed with cancer and strategies to improve outcomes for premature babies in Australia were the subjects of the fifth Professorial Inaugural Lectures at UNSW. As demand for genetic counseling skyrockets, UNSW researchers are leading a nationwide program ... Read More »

 
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