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A mother's voice may help stabilize preterm infants
A recent review of published research indicates that hearing their mother's voice can benefit the health of preterm infants. (2017-04-05)
Study compares stools of breastfed and formula-fed infants
When researchers compared the stools of 40 infants who were exclusively breastfed with those of 13 who were exclusively formula fed, the average daily stool frequency was significantly higher in the breastfed than formula-fed infants during the first month of life (4.9 versus 2.3) and second month of life (3.2 versus 1.6). (2018-11-07)
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)
Do increased levels of testosterone play a role in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?
Sudden Infant Death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of unexpected death in infants ages one week to one year old. (2005-11-17)
Breast feeding can relieve pain during medical procedures
Breast feeding during a painful procedure reduces the response to pain in newborn infants, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-01-02)
Preterm infants may need a boost
A new study suggests that preterm infants may not be fully protected against invasive pneumococcal disease under the current United Kingdom immunization schedule. (2010-12-01)
Effects Of Age Of Introduction Of Complementary Foods On Iron Status OfBreast-Fed Infants In Honduras
Dr. Dewey and colleagues studied the incidence of iron deficiency and anemia in children who were breast-fed for six months, contrasting with those who received supplemental iron-fortified foods from four to six months. (1998-05-01)
Effects Of 15% Oxygen On Breathing Patterns And Oxygenation In Infants
Milner states that before there is widespread concern about the possible risk flying and altitude may pose to infants, it is important to put the findings of Parkins et al into context. (1998-03-20)
Most breastfed infants not receiving recommended vitamin D supplementation
Most breastfed infants are not receiving the recommended vitamin D supplementation according to new findings from researchers at the Mayo Clinic published in the January/February 2017 issue of Annals of Family Medicine. (2017-01-09)
Infant cooing, babbling linked to hearing ability, MU researcher finds
University of Missouri research shows that infant vocalizations are primarily motivated by infants' ability to hear their own babbling. (2014-09-23)
Infant circumcision can be safely performed in rural Africa
A new study indicates that early infant circumcision, which helps to prevent HIV transmission later in life, can be safely performed in rural Uganda. (2016-09-07)
Inuit children need a breath of fresh air
Compared with non-Aboriginal children, Aboriginal children are known to suffer more frequent and more severe lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI), but little is known about the epidemiology of such infections in Canadian Inuit children. (2001-06-25)
Talk to your babies
Northwestern University researchers have found that even before infants begin to speak, words play an important role in their cognition. (2010-03-25)
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)
Very few mothers reject childhood immunisation
The mothers of children who are unimmunised differ from those who are partially immunised in a number of ways, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2006-06-01)
Infants learn from observing others' emotional behavior
Results from two new studies of 18-month olds show that infants can learn to guide their own behavior by watching others' emotional reactions. (2007-03-26)
Dummies do not affect success of breast feeding in premature babies
Using a dummy does not affect the success of breast feeding in premature babies, finds a new study available on (2004-06-17)
New research shows infants understand social dominance
New research from the University of Copenhagen and Harvard University has found that infants less than one year old understand social dominance and use relative size to predict who will prevail when two individuals' goals conflict. (2011-01-27)
Iron supplements reduce ADHD in low birth weight infants
In a study published today in Pediatrics, scientists at Umeå University in Sweden conclude that giving iron supplements to low birth weight infants reduces the risk of behavior problems like ADHD later in life. (2012-12-10)
Stem cells to treat lung disease in preterm infants
Advances in neonatal care for very preterm infants have greatly increased the chances of survival for these fragile infants. (2014-02-06)
Infants can't talk, but they know how to reason
A new study reveals that preverbal infants are able to make rational deductions, showing surprise when an outcome does not occur as expected. (2018-03-15)
Infants swaddling for sleep associated with sudden infant death syndrome
The risk of sudden infant death syndrome appears to increase when infants are swaddled while sleeping on their stomachs or sides, new research has found. (2016-05-09)
Babies understand thought process of others at 10 months old, MU research finds
New research from the University of Missouri indicates that at 10 months, babies start to understand another person's thought process, providing new insights on how humans acquire knowledge and how communication develops. (2011-11-01)
Young infants are not sufficiently protected against measles
Young infants appear to have a gap in their protection against measles, from around two to three months old until they are vaccinated at 12 months of age, finds new research published on today. (2010-05-18)
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)
Flu vaccine given to women during pregnancy keeps infants out of the hospital
Infants born to women who received influenza vaccine during pregnancy were hospitalized at a lower rate than infants born to unvaccinated mothers, according to preliminary results of an ongoing study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine. (2009-11-02)
Fighting flu in newborns begins in pregnancy
A three-year study by Yale School of Medicine researchers has found that vaccinating pregnant women against influenza is over 90 percent effective in preventing their infants from being hospitalized with influenza in the first six months of life. (2010-12-14)
Secure attachment to moms helps irritable babies interact with others
New research suggests that highly irritable children who have secure attachments to their mothers are more likely to get along well with others than those who aren't securely attached. (2011-08-30)
The NICU environment: Not all silence is golden
Medical technology has improved the survival rates of premature infants, but adverse developmental outcomes are a continuing problem. (2013-10-17)
Despite recommendations for safer sleeping, infant deaths persist
About 4,000 babies die each year from sleep-related deaths involving suffocation and strangulation in beds, despite recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics that infants always be placed on their backs to sleep, and that they share a room with parents but not a bed. (2014-05-03)
Does having a sibling with autism affect a child's language and motor skills?
A review of published studies suggests that infants who have siblings with autism spectrum disorder may have less advanced linguistic and motor skills than siblings of children with typical development. (2017-07-19)
A little labeling goes a long way
New research from Northwestern University reveals that infants can use even a few labeled examples to spark the acquisition of object categories. (2018-09-19)
Babies rely on words to 'decode' underlying intentions of others
A new Northwestern University study shows the power of language in infants' ability to understand the intentions of others. The results, based on two experiments, show that introducing a novel word for the impending novel event had a powerful effect on the infants' tendency to imitate the behavior. (2012-11-12)
Early antiretroviral treatment shrinks the HIV reservoir in infected infants
Starting antiretroviral therapy within hours of birth drastically shrinks the reservoir of HIV virus -- an important step in efforts to cure infections -- and improves antiviral immune responses in newborns with HIV, shows a two-year study of a unique cohort of ten infants in Botswana. (2019-11-27)
Infant learning: Is more really better?
Many parents and caregivers believe that multi-sensory stimulation during infancy promotes developmental growth and learning, but researchers who conducted eye movement experiments on preverbal infants show that this is not always true. (2015-09-08)
'Cultural learners' in the cradle
Well before starting to speak, children from a very young age pay higher attention to the information received from native speakers of their language compared to the information received from 'foreigners.' A new study shows that this behavior, replicated already at the age of five months, might be the foundation of acquiring culture specific knowledge. (2016-08-10)
Babies can learn link between language and ethnicity, study suggests
Eleven-month-old infants can learn to associate the language they hear with ethnicity, recent research from the University of British Columbia suggests. (2019-06-25)
Carnegie Mellon study: Adults' baby talk helps infants learn to speak
Babies will learn to speak sooner if adults talk to them like infants instead of like adults, according to a study by Carnegie Mellon Psychology Professor Erik Thiessen in the March issue of the journal Infancy. (2005-03-15)
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)
Unified approach to premature infant care improves patient outcomes
A substantial number of premature infants born before 27 weeks gestational age encounter complicated medical problems. (2009-12-01)
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