baby health

Eye disease treatment for premature babies
Eye disease treatment for premature babies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Ground-breaking research by Monash University scientists has demonstrated the previously unknown existence of a disease-fighting immune cell in the eye and points to potential novel ways of treating eye disorders in premature babies and diabetic adults. The scientists, led by ... Read More »

Preterm babies at risk of developing kidney disease
Preterm babies at risk of developing kidney disease (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

How healthy we are in adulthood is, in many ways, determined while we are still in the womb. Babies born prematurely could be at greater risk of developing kidney disease later in life according to a landmark Monash University study ... Read More »

First-time mothers more uncertain about vaccines than mothers with children
First-time mothers more uncertain about vaccines than mothers with children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

First-time mums are more hesitant and undecided about childhood vaccinations compared to mothers with children and only two thirds of all mothers believe they receive enough information on vaccines during pregnancy. In a new study published in Vaccine by researchers ... Read More »

Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies
Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An artificial womb has been successfully used to incubate healthy baby lambs for a period of one week, and researchers hope the technology will one day be able to do the same for extremely premature babies. The long-standing collaborative Western ... Read More »

Baby sleep routines and SIDS
Baby sleep routines and SIDS (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A USC research team is conducting one of the largest studies ever into sudden and unexpected infant deaths in Queensland. The researchers are sending surveys across the state to families with babies born during April and May this year asking ... Read More »

Antibiotic overload a concern for Aussie kids
Antibiotic overload a concern for Aussie kids (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study has found that half of Australian infants are treated with antibiotics during their first year of life – one of the highest rates in the world. In a time of rising antimicrobial resistance and growing evidence of ... Read More »

Exercise and healthy diet interventions in pregnancy
Exercise and healthy diet interventions in pregnancy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Globally – half of all women of childbearing age are overweight or obese and women generally are gaining excess weight in pregnancy. This excess weight gain is putting women at greater risk of complications including having a preterm birth, caesarean ... Read More »

No fruit juice for children under 1 year
No fruit juice for children under 1 year (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 »

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 »

 
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