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During infancy, neurons are still finding their places
Researchers have identified a large population of previously unrecognized young neurons that migrate in the human brain during the first few months of life, contributing to the expansion of the frontal lobe, a region important for social behavior and executive function. (2016-10-06)
Infants understand that more desirable rewards require more effort
Infants who observe someone putting more effort into attaining a goal attribute more value to it, a new study finds. (2017-11-23)
Black babies more likely to have nursing care missed in their NICU stay
Everybody wants a healthy life for their baby. Black babies are more likely to be born prematurely, which puts them at risk for death and developmental problems. (2017-09-18)
Now we know why babies shouldn't sleep face down
A developmental abnormality in babies -- especially in premature babies and in boys -- has for the first time been directly linked to cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). (2017-10-25)
Family impact of congenital Zika syndrome likely to last a lifetime
The impact of congenital Zika syndrome on families will be substantial and will last a lifetime, given its severity and uncertainty about long-term outcomes for infants. (2018-02-01)
Study: Struggling to get your kids to eat healthy? 'Don't give up!' UB researchers say
Varied diets and persistence in exposing infants and children to healthy foods, even when they don't like them at first, are key to promoting healthy eating behaviors, a new review paper has concluded. (2017-12-20)
More infants and toddlers being positioned correctly in car safety seats
New research suggests child passenger safety education programs are a success, with more infants and toddlers riding in the rear-facing position than ever before. (2017-09-15)
Recordings reveal deep credibility gap when doctors and parents discuss outcomes for critically ill
An analysis of 16 audiotaped conversations between parents of infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and clinicians found that medical staff routinely downplay quality of life issues and leave families more optimistic about their babies' prognoses than the clinicians intended. (2017-12-12)
Infants recognize foreign languages as a form of communication
Infants recognize that speech in a language not their own is used for communication, finds a new psychology study. (2018-01-24)
Study finds asthma and food allergies predictable at age 1
Using data from more than 2,300 children from across Canada participating in the CHILD Study, the researchers evaluated the presence of AD and allergic sensitization at age one. (2017-11-15)
Low-income, rural kids at higher risk for second- or third-hand smoke exposure
Infants and toddlers in low-income, rural areas may be at higher risk for second- and third-hand smoke than previously reported, according to new Penn State-led research. (2018-12-18)
Discovery of a crucial immune reaction when solid food is introduced that prevents inflammatory disorders
In newborn infants, gut microbiota is first conditioned by breast milk components. (2019-03-19)
Hydraulic fracturing negatively impacts infant health
Health risks increase for infants born to mothers living within 2 miles of a hydraulic fracturing site, according to a study published Dec. (2017-12-13)
Insight into how infants learn to walk
Ten-week-old babies can learn from practicing walking months before they begin walking themselves. (2017-12-14)
Babies' babbling betters brains, language
Babies are adept at getting what they need -- including an education. (2018-01-18)
Maternal vaccination again influenza associated with protection for infants
How long does the protection from a mother's immunization against influenza during pregnancy last for infants after they are born? (2016-07-05)
Babies stir up clouds of bio-gunk when they crawl
When babies crawl, their movement across floors, especially carpeted surfaces, kicks up high levels of dirt, skin cells, bacteria, pollen, and fungal spores, a new study has found. (2018-01-11)
The cost of opioid use during pregnancy
A new study published today by the scientific journal Addiction reveals that the incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome -- often caused by mothers using opioids during pregnancy -- is increasing in the United States, and carries an enormous burden in terms of hospital days and costs. (2017-06-14)
45 percent of parents experience depression, anxiety and stress when newborns leave NICU
Almost half of parents whose children were admitted to Children's National Health System's neonatal intensive care unit experienced postpartum depressive symptoms, anxiety and stress when their newborns were discharged from the hospital. (2017-09-15)
Heart defects in infant may predict heart problems in birth mother later in life
Women who give birth to infants with congenital heart defects may be at increased risk of heart problems including heart attack and heart failure later in life. (2018-04-02)
Probability calculations -- even babies can master it
One important feature of the brain is its ability to make generalisations based on sparse data. (2017-11-03)
Oxytocin strengthens mothers' neural responses to infant and adult faces
In a new study from the University of Tampere in Finland, nasally administered oxytocin spray strengthened brain responses to pictures of infant and adult faces in mothers of 1-year-old infants. (2018-02-26)
Children need conventional CPR; black and Hispanic children more likely to get Hands-Only
While compressions-only or Hands-Only CPR is as good as conventional CPR for adults, children benefit more from the conventional approach that includes rescue breaths. (2016-11-12)
Infant mortality rates in Texas vary dramatically from one zip code to the next
Infant mortality rates in Texas vary dramatically even across neighboring zip codes, according to a new analysis and mapping tool from researchers at The University of Texas System and UT Health Northeast. (2018-01-19)
Lack of vegetable choices in infant and toddler food is widespread
The inability to foster children's taste for dark green vegetables is related to a lack of commercially prepared single-vegetable products, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus. (2018-04-10)
Healthy weight gain in infants
With nearly 10 percent of infants considered 'high weight for length,' University of Delaware researcher Jillian Trabulsi wants to help babies achieve a healthy weight starting with their first months of life. (2017-03-20)
Baby sleeping in same room associated with less sleep, unsafe sleep habits
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends parents keep babies in the same room with them to sleep for the first year to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). (2017-06-05)
Mothers of children born with NAS are more likely to experience mental health problems
Women with a history of substance use disorders (SUD) have a high incidence of coexisting psychiatric and mood disorders as well as difficulty managing adversity. (2018-05-05)
How does diet during pregnancy impact allergies in offspring?
A small percentage of women said they consumed fewer allergens during pregnancy to stave off food allergies in their newborns, according to preliminary research Karen Robbins, M.D., presented during the American College of Asthma Allergy and Immunology 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. (2018-12-14)
Infants' recognition of speech more sophisticated than previously known, NYU researchers find
The ability of infants to recognize speech is more sophisticated than previously known, researchers in NYU's Department of Psychology have found. (2012-07-17)
Premature infants at greater risk of SIDS
Premature infants still have a greater risk compared to full-term babies of dying of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths despite recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics that hospital NICU's provide more safe infant sleep education to parents before they go home. (2017-06-26)
Asthma in infant boys may eventually be preventable
A new University of Alberta study shows that the family risk for asthma -- typically passed from moms to babies -- may not be a result of genetics alone: it may also involve the microbes found in a baby's digestive tract. (2017-11-27)
Nutritionally-speaking, soy milk is best plant-based milk
A new study from McGill University looks at the four most-commonly consumed types of milk beverages from plant sources around the world -- almond milk, soy milk, rice milk and coconut milk -- and compares their nutritional values with those of cow's milk. (2018-01-29)
Breastfeeding may protect high-birthweight infants from childhood obesity
Breastfeeding may protect high-birthweight infants from having overweight or obesity as children, new research from South Korea suggests. (2018-03-18)
Reduced attention to audiovisual synchrony in infancy predicts autism diagnosis
An ability to integrate information from different sensory modalities is important for infants' development and for their perception of the environment. (2018-01-23)
Smoking during pregnancy increases risk of SIDS
A new study provides the most direct evidence that there exists a causal link between smoking during pregnancy and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. (2008-05-30)
Mothers living with food insecurity less likely to breastfeed exclusively to 6 months
Mothers with babies living in households with food insecurity -- inadequate or unpredictable access to food because of financial issues -- are less likely to breastfeed exclusively to the recommended six months, found a study published in CMAJ. (2018-03-19)
Evidence of drug use in mothers of babies with NAS -- but also in control group mothers
Researchers conducting a study of newborns experiencing symptoms of drug withdrawal knew the infants' mothers would test positive for substance use. (2017-09-15)
Microbiome differences between urban and rural populations start soon after birth
An analysis comparing the intestinal microbiomes of both infants and adults living in rural and urban areas of Nigeria has revealed that not only are there many differences in adults living in subsistence environments versus urban ones but also that these variations begin at a very young age. (2018-06-05)
How badly do you want something? Babies can tell
Babies as young as 10 months can assess how much someone values a particular goal by observing how hard they are willing to work to achieve it, according to a new study from MIT and Harvard. (2017-11-23)
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