baby health

Seasonal Influenza Vaccination 2017
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination 2017 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The annual National Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program will commence in April 2017. Annual seasonal influenza vaccination is recommended for any person aged 6 months and over who wishes to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with influenza. Australian Government advice and recommendations on the National Influenza Vaccination Program ... Read More »

More Extremely Preterm Babies Survive
More Extremely Preterm Babies Survive (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Babies born at just 22 to 24 weeks of pregnancy continue to have sobering outlooks – only about 1 in 3 survive. But according to a new study led by Duke Health and appearing Feb. 16 in the New England Journal of ... Read More »

Post breastfeeding tissue remodelling explained by new research
Post breastfeeding tissue remodelling explained by new research (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A ground-breaking study into the changes that occur in a woman’s breast, from growing into one that provides milk for a new-born, and then back to its normal state, has discovered that milk-producing cells are, in effect, cannibalised by other ... Read More »

Early indicators of preterm birth
Early indicators of preterm birth (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study could pave the way for a simple blood or saliva test to predict whether an expectant mother is likely to have a preterm birth. Dr Carlos Salomon from The University of Queensland and Dr Ramkumar Menon from the University of Texas will investigate early ... Read More »

Winning the war: How to persuade children to eat more veggies
Winning the war: How to persuade children to eat more veggies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Getting children to eat their vegetables might not be an endless battle if parents follow some research-based advice from a nutrition expert at Kansas State University. Getting kids used to vegetables can start in the womb, said Richard Rosenkranz, associate professor ... Read More »

Male infant circumcision has a 200 to one risk-benefit: research
Male infant circumcision has a 200 to one risk-benefit: research (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There is a 200 to 1 risk-benefit in favour of infant male circumcision compared to the lifetime risk of being an uncircumcised male, a new study in World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics reveals. The new study by researchers at the University Sydney, UNSW Sydney and several teaching ... Read More »

Homeopathic teething products
Homeopathic teething products (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The TGA has completed its testing of samples of teething gels as discussed below and has not identified any quality issues. Levels of atropine, the primary alkaloid present in belladonna, were found to be well below the cut off for ... Read More »

Are you ready to explore your baby’s genome?
Are you ready to explore your baby’s genome? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Clinical geneticists are part of a national consortium of researchers studying the pros and cons of genome sequencing for newborn health. When you have a baby, a nurse or phlebotomist performs a heel stick to take a few drops of ... Read More »

Infant lung function a predictor of adult asthma
Infant lung function a predictor of adult asthma (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study by The University of Western Australia has found that reduced lung function in infants is an accurate predictor of persistent asthma in young adults. Dr Louisa Owens from UWA’s School of Paediatrics and Child Health said the ... Read More »

Breastfeeding may reduce diarrhoea and ear Infections
Breastfeeding may reduce diarrhoea and ear Infections (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Feeding at the breast may be healthier than feeding pumped milk from a bottle for reducing the risk of ear infection, and feeding breast milk compared with formula may reduce the risk of diarrhoea, according to a recent study by ... Read More »

 
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