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Anti-fat attitudes shaped early in life
New findings from New Zealand's University of Otago suggest older toddlers--those aged around 32 months old--are picking up on the anti-fat attitudes of their mothers. (2015-11-23)
Clinical trial demonstrates effectiveness of infant apnea prevention technology
Scientists and clinicians at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have shown in a clinical trial that a new, vibration-based prevention technology tested in a neonatal intensive care unit reduces apneic events and improves critical clinical parameters in prematurely born infants. (2015-11-23)
Infants with blind parents pay less attention to eyes
For parents of young children, there are few milestones more memorable than that first word. (2015-11-19)
The Lancet: Breastfeeding babies protected against HIV infection from their HIV-positive mothers with 12 months of liquid antiretroviral drug treatment
A study from four countries in Africa, published in The Lancet, shows that providing babies with up to 12 months of liquid formula HIV drugs, while breastfeeding with their HIV-positive mothers, is highly effective at protecting them from infection, including in the 6- to 12-month period after birth which has not been analyzed in previous research. (2015-11-18)
Women & Infants earns recognition from The Joint Commission
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, announced today that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the US. (2015-11-18)
Babies have logical reasoning before age one, study finds
Within the first year of life, children can make transitive inferences about a social hierarchy of dominance. (2015-11-18)
Coconut oil shows promise in the prevention of deadly bloodstream infection
Coconut oil may be effective at combating infection with Candida albicans, according to a study published Nov. (2015-11-18)
Device-assisted feeding and poor growth in newborns with CHD may lead to poor neurodevelopment
Newborns with a congenital heart defect often need advanced medical care to survive, leaving them vulnerable to cognitive delays. (2015-11-13)
Bystander CPR on kids has increased, survival odds improve for some
Just under half of children that had an out of hospital cardiac arrest received CPR from bystanders. (2015-11-10)
Black women in Canada have substantially higher risk of preterm birth than white women
A study comparing rates of preterm birth among non-Hispanic black and non-Hispanic white women in Canada found that the rates were substantially higher among black women than white women, mirroring the disparity in the United States. (2015-11-09)
Children exposed to arsenic may face greater risk of infection, respiratory symptoms
Children born to women who were exposed to higher arsenic during pregnancy have a greater risk of infections and respiratory symptoms within their first year of life, a Dartmouth College-led study shows. (2015-11-09)
Cadaveric kidneys from infants and toddlers benefit adults in need of transplants
Adults with kidney failure benefit from cadaveric kidney transplants from infants and toddlers when adult organs are unavailable. (2015-11-06)
What the [beep]? Infants link new communicative signals to meaning
Researchers have long known that adults can flexibly find new ways to communicate, for example, using smoke signals or Morse code to communicate at a distance, but a new Northwestern University study is the first to show that this same communicative flexibility is evident even in 6-month-olds. (2015-11-02)
Low testosterone, men's empathy can determine parenting skills
As they age, men often get concerned about their testosterone levels dropping. (2015-10-29)
UTMB study finds obese pregnant women who lose weight save money, have healthier newborns
A recent study conducted by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston shows that severely obese women who maintained or lost weight during pregnancy had healthier babies and lower health care costs. (2015-10-29)
Singing calms baby longer than talking
In a new study from the University of Montreal, infants remained calm twice as long when listening to a song, which they didn't even know, as they did when listening to speech. (2015-10-27)
Ancient babies boost Bering land bridge layover
University of Utah scientists deciphered maternal genetic material from two babies buried together in Alaska 11,500 years ago. (2015-10-26)
Do as I say, not as I show: Ads in parenting magazines don't always illustrate safe practices
Readers with young children frequently turn to parenting magazines for tips on raising healthy kids. (2015-10-23)
Bacteriophage treatment decontaminates infant formula
A phage showed strong anti-microbial activity against a type of food-borne bacterium that often kills infants after infecting them via infant formula. (2015-10-23)
Skin-to-skin contact with baby in neonatal unit decreases maternal stress levels
Research shows that stable parent-child bonds are fundamental to healthy child development. (2015-10-23)
Preeclampsia increases risk of heart defects in infants
Pregnant women with preeclampsia have a higher risk of delivering an infant with a congenital heart defect. (2015-10-22)
Babies' babbles reflect their own involvement in language development
University of Missouri research shows that babies' repetitive babbles, such as 'dada' or 'baba,' primarily are motivated by infants' ability to hear themselves. (2015-10-22)
NIH-funded study reveals why malaria vaccine only partially protected children, infants
Using new, highly sensitive genomic sequencing technology, an international team of researchers has found new biological evidence to help explain why the malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S/AS01 (called RTS,S) provided only moderate protection among vaccinated children during clinical testing. (2015-10-22)
Preeclampsia associated with increased risk of heart defects in infants
An analysis of more than 1.9 million mother and infant pairs finds that preeclampsia was significantly associated with noncritical heart defects in offspring, and preeclampsia with onset before 34 weeks was associated with critical heart defects; however, the absolute risk of congenital heart defects was low, according to a study in the Oct. (2015-10-20)
Memo to docs: Mind the nonresistant bugs too
Drug-resistant bacteria have dominated news headlines and the attention of public health experts, but a study by experts at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and the Duke Clinical Research Institute shows that nonresistant bacterial infections occur far more often and can take just as great a toll on newborns as their drug-resistant cousins. (2015-10-19)
Young babies don't experience tickles in the way you think they do
When you tickle the toes of newborn babies, the experience for them isn't quite as you would imagine it to be. (2015-10-19)
Invasive Staphylococcus aureus infections in hospitalized infants
Invasive methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infection (MSSA) caused more infections and more deaths in hospitalized infants than invasive methicillin-resistant S. aureus infection (MRSA), which suggests measures to prevent S. aureus infections should include MSSA in addition to MRSA, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. (2015-10-19)
Premature birth appears to weaken brain connections
Babies born prematurely face an increased risk of neurological and psychiatric problems that may be due to weakened connections in brain networks linked to attention, communication and the processing of emotions, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2015-10-18)
NIH-funded researchers identify safe level to treat low blood sugar in newborns
Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have shown that treating hypoglycemia, or low blood glucose, in newborns according to current recommendations is safe and appears to prevent brain damage. (2015-10-14)
Babies need free tongue movement to decipher speech sounds
Inhibiting infants' tongue movements impedes their ability to distinguish between speech sounds, researchers with the University of British Columbia have found. (2015-10-12)
Elevated blood-sugar levels in pregnancy tied to baby's heart-defect risk
Pregnant women with elevated blood-sugar levels are more likely to have babies with congenital heart defects, even if their blood sugar is below the cutoff for diabetes, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Children's Health. (2015-10-12)
Role of breast cell infection in flu transmission between mothers and breast-feeding ferrets
Influenza is known as an infectious respiratory disease, but a study published on Oct. (2015-10-08)
Protecting newborn brains using hypothermia
A unique study at Children's Hospital Los Angeles of newborns treated with hypothermia for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy -- a condition that occurs when the brain is deprived of an adequate oxygen supply -- confirms its neuroprotective effects on the brain. (2015-10-08)
Poor infant sleep may predict problematic toddler behavior
A recent Tel Aviv University study finds a definite link between poor infant sleep and compromised attention and behavior at the toddler stage. (2015-10-08)
Study shows babies born extremely premature may benefit from proactive, coordinated care
There are striking differences across US hospitals in the decision to initiate or withhold treatment at 23 weeks of gestation. (2015-10-07)
Study shows the effects of rare autoimmune diseases on the health of pregnant women and their babies
In a recent analysis of 2001 to 2011 data from Australia, pregnant women with rare autoimmune diseases had a higher likelihood of developing conditions such as hypertensive and bleeding disorders and required longer hospitalization at delivery than other pregnant women. (2015-10-05)
Asthma medications taken during infancy linked to stunted growth
Infants given asthma medications during their first two years of age are likely to be stunted in later life, according to research presented today at the 54th Annual European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology Meeting. (2015-10-02)
Babies with drug withdrawal syndrome more likely to be readmitted
Infants diagnosed with drug withdrawal symptoms at birth, also known as neonatal abstinence syndrome, are nearly two and a half times as likely to be readmitted to the hospital in the first month after being discharged compared with full-term infants born without complications, according to new Vanderbilt research released today in the journal Hospital Pediatrics. (2015-10-01)
New predictor of health complications can identify high-risk preemies
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a major gastrointestinal disease that causes the intestines to die, is a leading cause of death among these infants and is the most the common disease for babies born before 32 weeks. (2015-09-30)
Stress causes infants to resort to habits
Under stress, people are inclined to resort to habits, rather than trying out new things. (2015-09-30)
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