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Babies' body mass index may predict childhood obesity
Body mass index (BMI) during infancy may help to predict if a child will be obese by age four. (2015-03-11)
Blood-based genetic biomarkers identify young boys with autism
In a study published in the current online issue of JAMA Psychiatry, an international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, report finding a highly accurate blood-based measure that could lead to development of a clinical test for autism spectrum disorder risk in males as young as one to two years old. (2015-03-09)
Chromosomal rearrangement is the key to progress against aggressive infant leukemia
The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -- Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project reports that a highly aggressive form of leukemia in infants has surprisingly few mutations beyond the chromosomal rearrangement that affects the MLL gene. (2015-03-06)
Infant gut bacteria and food sensitization: Associations in the first year of life
Canadian researchers are shedding new light on changes in intestinal bacteria of infants that can predict future development of food allergies or asthma. (2015-03-04)
Conservative treatment normalizes head shape in most infants with skull flattening, reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
More than three-fourths of infants with skull flattening related to sleep position achieve normal head shape with conservative treatment -- without the need for helmet therapy, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (2015-03-02)
Standardization and simplification is key to helping NICU babies feed and grow
A new standardized approach for feeding infants in the neonatal intensive care unit helps babies attain full oral feeds sooner, improves their growth and sends them home sooner. (2015-03-02)
Eating peanut at an early age prevents peanut allergy in high-risk infants
New evidence shows that the majority of infants at high-risk of developing peanut allergy are protected from peanut allergy at age 5 years if they eat peanut frequently, starting within the first 11 months of life. (2015-02-23)
Study finds peanut consumption in infancy prevents peanut allergy
Introduction of peanut products into the diets of infants at high risk of developing peanut allergy was safe and led to an 81 percent reduction in the subsequent development of the allergy, a clinical trial has found. (2015-02-23)
Early consumption of peanuts prevents peanut allergy in high-risk infants
A study reported today in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates that consumption of a peanut-containing snack by infants who are at high-risk for developing peanut allergy prevents the subsequent development of allergy. (2015-02-23)
Baby formula poses higher arsenic risk to newborns than breast milk, Dartmouth study shows
In the first US study of urinary arsenic in babies, Dartmouth College researchers found that formula-fed infants had higher arsenic levels than breast-fed infants, and that breast milk itself contained very low arsenic concentrations. (2015-02-23)
Liver disease study earns University of Alberta's Dr. David Lim the A.S.P.E.N. Vars Award
David Lim, M.D., C.M., of the University of Alberta has been named the winner of the 2015 Harry M. (2015-02-18)
Dr. Lindsay Maggio honored by Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Research by Dr. Lindsay Maggio, a fellow in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, was selected as the nation's best fellow research paper at the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting. (2015-02-17)
Babies can identify complex social situations and react accordingly
In the social world, people constantly gather information through visual cues that are used to evaluate others and interact. (2015-02-10)
Infants with rare bone disease improve bone formation after cell transplantation
Researchers used bone marrow transplants (BMT) in combination with allogenic mesenchymal stem cell transplants (MSCTs) to treat hypophosphatasia (HPP) in two infants. (2015-02-09)
University of Alberta researcher wins A.S.P.E.N. award
David Lim, M.D., C.M., of the University of Alberta has been named a Research Trainee Award recipient by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.). (2015-02-05)
Birth method, gestation duration may alter infants' gut microbiota
Environmental factors like mode of delivery and duration of gestation may affect how infants' gut bacteria mature, and that rate could help predict later body fat, international researchers from the EpiGen consortium have found in collaboration with scientists at Nestlé Research Center in Switzerland. (2015-02-03)
Babies can follow complex social situations
Infants can make sense of complex social situations, taking into account who knows what about whom, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (2015-02-02)
Survival of very premature infants is improving in France
Since 2011, nearly 7,000 premature infants have been enrolled in the Inserm EPIPAGE 2 study. (2015-01-29)
Infants create new knowledge while sleeping
There is no rest for a baby's brain -- not even in sleep. (2015-01-29)
Dutch babies trump US peers in laughing, smiling, cuddling
Dutch babies laugh, smile and like to cuddle more than their American counterparts. (2015-01-28)
Infant failure to thrive linked to lysosome dysfunction
Neonatal intestinal disorders that prevent infants from getting the nutrients they need may be caused by defects in the lysosomal system -- or cell recycling center -- that occur before weaning. (2015-01-27)
Mothers' 'baby talk' is less clear than their adult speech
While we might be inclined to think that 'baby talk' is easier for children to understand, new research findings in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggest that mothers may actually speak less clearly to their infants than they do to adults. (2015-01-27)
In infants, pain from vaccinations shows up in brain activity
Infants show distinct, consistent patterns of brain activity in response to painful vaccinations, reports a study in the February issue of PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain. (2015-01-26)
Mothers don't speak so clearly to their babies
People have a distinctive way of talking to babies and small children: We speak more slowly, using a sing-song voice, and tend to use cutesy words like 'tummy'. (2015-01-23)
Many of state's smallest babies not referred for follow-up care, Stanford study finds
The tiniest babies need special follow-up care when they go home from the hospital after birth. (2015-01-22)
Study finds infants can learn to communicate from videos
Children under two years old can learn certain communication skills from a video, such as how to use signs in sign language, and perform similarly in tests when compared to babies taught by their parents, according to a new paper in the journal Child Development. (2015-01-22)
The Lancet Psychiatry: Video-based therapy might benefit babies at risk of autism
Video-based therapy for families with babies at risk of autism improves infants' engagement, attention and social behavior, and might reduce the likelihood of such children developing autism, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. (2015-01-21)
Deaths of extremely premature infants decrease, fewer dying of breathing complications
In a large, national study of extremely premature infants, researchers found that death rates decreased from 2000 to 2011. (2015-01-21)
Napping helps infants' memory development
Napping helps infants to develop their memory and retain new behaviours they have learnt, a new study from the University of Sheffield has revealed. (2015-01-13)
Women & Infants receives Women's Choice Award
Today it was announced that Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England Hospital, has received the 2015 Women's Choice Award® as one of America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. (2015-01-13)
Sleeping after learning is important for infants' long-term memory
Sleep facilitates memory consolidation -- not just in adults, but also in infants in their first year of life. (2015-01-13)
CU Denver study shows direct link between ethnic discrimination and health
New research from the University of Colorado Denver shows that women who experience racial discrimination while pregnant suffer significant health impacts that are passed on to their infants. (2015-01-08)
Do infants judge others' language proficiency? It depends on their own, research shows
Monolingual infants expect others to understand only one language, an assumption not held by bilingual infants, a study by researchers at New York University and McGill University has found. (2015-01-07)
RSV infection may be associated with higher risk for bacterial pneumonia
Two common and sometimes dangerous respiratory diseases, a viral one caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and a bacterial one caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae may be linked, suggests a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. (2015-01-06)
Human speech's surprising influence on young infants
America's preoccupation with the 'word gap' -- the idea that parents in impoverished homes speak less to their children, which, in turn, predicts outcomes like school achievement and income later in life -- has skyrocketed in recent years, leading to a rise in educational initiatives aiming to narrow the achievement gap by teaching young children more words. (2015-01-05)
Book by urogynecologist earns recognition
A book co-edited by Vivian W. Sung, M.D., has earned Highly Commended Distinction by the British Medical Association, ob/gyn category of the BMA Book Awards 2014. (2015-01-05)
Effect of longer, deeper cooling for newborns with neurological condition
Among full-term newborns with moderate or severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy -- damage to cells in the central nervous system from inadequate oxygen -- receiving deeper or longer duration cooling did not reduce risk of neonatal intensive care unit death, compared to usual care, according to a study in the Dec. (2014-12-23)
Helping parents understand infant sleep patterns
Most parents are not surprised by the irregularity of a newborn infant's sleep patterns, but by six months or so many parents wonder if something is wrong with their baby or their sleeping arrangements if the baby is not sleeping through the night. (2014-12-19)
The quality of parent-infant relationships and early childhood shyness predict teen anxiety
Social anxiety is one of the most common psychiatric disorders among children and adolescents. (2014-12-18)
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation selected to receive up to $63 million from UNITAID
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the UNITAID Executive Board to receive up to $63 million in funding to improve early infant diagnosis of HIV programs in nine African countries. (2014-12-17)
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