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Fruit Juice In Kids Under Age 1 Gets The Thumbs Down From Pediatricians  

New AAP guidelines have warned that fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit to babies under age 1 and should not be part of their diet. Learn more about the new recommendations on fruit juice in children.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 22, 2017

Speech Delay In Babies And Toddlers May Be Blamed On Mobile Devices Like Smartphones And iPads

Many babies and toddlers start to use mobile devices such as smartphones and iPads before they can talk. A new study revealed these children are at risk for delay in expressive language

Public Health May 5, 2017

Was Baby Dexter Born Holding Mom's Birth Control Device?

The photo of one-week-old baby Dexter Tyler went viral and showed off the newborn minutes after his birth, holding his mother’s IUD. Lucy Hellein, Dexter’s mother, conceived him despite having an IUD fitted in her uterus.

Life & Style May 4, 2017

Oball Rattle: Nearly 700000 Baby Rattles Recalled By Kids II Due To Choking Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has directed that Kids II recall its Oball rattles due to chiking hazards. The plastic disc located outside the ball can break down causing the beads to release, posing a serious threat to young children.

Public Health March 4, 2017

Computer Algorithm Can Predict Babies Likely To Develop Autism

An algorithm that takes into account measurements from brain scans of babies as young as 6 months old can predict who among the infants will develop autism. The research could pave way for early diagnosis and early intervention.

Neuroscience February 16, 2017

Premature Babies Face Higher Risk For Mental Health Problems Later In Life

Babies born with low birth weight such as those who were born prematurely have increased odds of suffering from mental health problems as children, teenagers and adults. What are the risk factors for giving birth to low birth weight babies?

Public Health February 14, 2017

Grandma Charged After Baby Overdoses On Methadone

A grandmother in Maryland has been charged with child abuse and other raps when her 1-year-old grandson was rushed to the hospital for signs of poisoning. The incident was deemed a case of methadone overdose.

Medicine February 13, 2017

Wearable Smartphone Baby Monitors May Cause More Harm Than Good, Pediatricians Warn

Pediatricians warned parents about the dangers of using wearable smartphone baby monitors. How can these devices that supposedly track vitals such as oxygen levels harm babies?

Public Health January 25, 2017

New Guidelines Recommend Best Time To Introduce Peanuts To Babies To Prevent Food Allergy

An expert panel wrote new guidelines that recommend the best time to feed peanut-based food to children. When should parents give babies peanut-containing food to prevent food allergy?

Public Health January 6, 2017

Babies Exposed To Stimuli Get Brain Boost: Study

A brain activity study reveals that babies who are exposed to stimulation early in life have faster brain development than others. This happens due to the fact that their brain is very flexible and can easily adapt to what is happening around it.

Neuroscience January 5, 2017

Parents, Beware: Long Periods Of Sleep In Car Seats Dangerous For Babies

Researchers at Bristol University are advising parents not to put their babies' lives at risk by letting their children sleep in car seats for long. Babies sleeping in car seats face breathing risks that could lead to other fatal consequences.

Public Health November 14, 2016

Babies Born Addicted To Opioid Drugs Double In The US

The number of babies born suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome due to exposure to drugs their mothers used during pregnancy increased in the U.S. These infants may experience seizures, rapid breathing, tremor and excessive crying.

Public Health September 27, 2016

Feeding Babies Eggs, Peanuts Early May Prevent Food Allergies From Developing Later On

Babies are prone to allergic reactions because their immune system is still developing. Researchers, however, found that feeding babies eggs and peanuts early may reduce the risks of developing allergies to these food later on in life.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 22, 2016

Is It Safe To Get A MRI When Pregnant? Study Says No Increased Risk In First Trimester

Researchers found that there are no increased health risks for the mother or baby when women are given a standard MRI in the first trimester; however, MRIs with contrast may increase the risk for stillbirths and other complications.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 7, 2016

Cesarean Birth Linked To Higher Obesity Risk In Childhood

Children born via cesarean delivery are at increased risk of becoming obese compared with their peers born vaginally. The difference in risk is more pronounced among siblings.

Public Health September 7, 2016

Baby Simulator Program Designed To Prevent Teen Pregnancy Does Opposite Effect: Study

Across 89 countries, most teenage girls are enrolled in 'baby simulator' programs that aim to prevent teen pregnancy. However, a new study suggests these programs may be causing the opposite effect.

Public Health August 26, 2016

Study Says Parents Are Still Making These Major Mistakes When It Comes To Babies' Sleep Safety

A new study found that parents are placing babies in unsafe sleeping environments by having them sleep in cribs with potentially harmful bedding and accessories, as well as not placing them on their backs.

Public Health August 15, 2016

Marijuana Use During Pregnancy May Cause Abnormal Brain Structure In Offspring

Cannabis use during pregnancy could lead to potential damage to an unborn child's brain, according to a new study. Researchers emphasize the importance of the findings given the rising rates of marijuana use during pregnancy.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 21, 2016

How Does Zika Virus Affect Babies And Older Children?

The Zika virus is known to affect pregnant women and their developing fetus in the womb — but what are Zika effects on children and should they be a cause for concern? Here are tips to protect kids from the virus.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 21, 2016

Effects Of Antiobiotics On Your Baby's Microbiome: How Antibiotic Treatment Changes Your Baby's Gut Microbiome

Many scientists are concerned about the effects of C-section and antibiotic treatments to the gut microbiome of newborn infants. Now, two new studies reveal how both could affect your baby.

Public Health June 16, 2016

Cuteness Helps Babies, Puppies Survive: Study

Babies' cuteness is a force to be reckoned with. New research suggests that being cute helps babies - and even puppies - survive by eliciting care-giving.

Neuroscience June 9, 2016

It's OK To Let Babies Cry Themselves To Sleep: Study

Let them cry it out. A new study suggests that letting babies cry themselves to sleep might be a good sleep training method that will not cause long-term emotional problems for both babies and parents.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2016

Swaddling Babies Linked To Increased Risk For Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

The risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome appeared to rise when babies were swaddled while sleeping on their sides or stomachs. Could SIDS be one of the major dangers of swaddling, a practice meant to keep infants warm and cozy?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 10, 2016

'First Finger Food' Products For Infants Fail To Meet Safety Standards

An association of pediatricians has just released an abstract that should serve as a warning to parents. It turns out, some of the first finger food products you know may not be completely safe for babies.

Public Health May 3, 2016

Risk For General Anesthesia In Infants Is Same With Local Anesthesia

The risk of administering general anesthesia to babies is the same with giving local anesthesia at two years of age, a new interim study based in Melbourne revealed. Researchers said there was no difference in the effects in babies.

Medicine May 2, 2016

Feeding Infants With Rice Cereals Linked To Increased Levels Of Poisonous Arsenic

Parents often feed their infants with rice cereal. Rice-based food products, however, have been linked to increased levels of toxic inorganic arsenic among babies.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2016

Listening To Music May Sharpen Your Baby's Language Skills

Incorporating music to your baby's playtime may potentially boost language and music skills, a new study revealed. Researchers say music and speech both have rhythmic patterns.

Neuroscience April 26, 2016

Vision-Impaired Baby Sees Mom Clearly For The First Time [Video]

Baby with impaired vision saw mom for the time first after receiving his glasses. The touching moment was captured on tape and has since garnered thousands of views on social media sites.

LIFE April 10, 2016

Want Babies With Intellectual Edge? Raise Them To Be Bilingual

Bilingual babies have an edge over monolingual babies in having better intellectual abilities, a new study has found. Being able to speak more than one language does not only boost linguistic skills, it also improves executive functions such as problem-solving, planning and critical thinking.

LIFE April 8, 2016

Indian Woman Gives Birth To Quintuplets By Natural Delivery

A woman in India, gave birth to not one but five prematurely-born baby girls. The mother was not even aware that she was pregnant with five babies.

Society April 5, 2016

FDA Takes Initial Steps To Lower Inorganic Arsenic In Infant Rice Cereal: What Pregnant Women And Moms Should Know

Babies eat thrice more rice than the average adult, so food safety is an important matter. With that, the FDA is taking steps to limit the levels of a potentially harmful component found in infant rice cereal.

LIFE April 3, 2016

Baby's BMI May Predict Risk For Early Childhood Obesity: Study

BMI at 6 months old can predict if a baby would be severely obese at 6 years old. Pediatricians currently monitor children for obesity risk at 2 years old.

LIFE April 2, 2016

Ultrasound May Not Detect Microcephaly In Pregnant Zika Patients

Ultrasounds during the first two weeks of pregnancy may not be effective in detecting fetal brain damage in pregnant women with Zika, a new report has revealed. Researchers warn physicians to exercise caution during diagnosis.

LIFE March 31, 2016

Plastic Chemical BPA Used In Food Containers Linked To Premature Births

BPA was linked to increased risk for premature birth. Pregnant women with high concentration of the plastic chemical in their blood are at increased risk of giving birth before their baby is due.

LIFE March 27, 2016

Babies Judge Emotional Reactions Of Adults: Study

Are babies smart? Two related studies show they are more than perceptive of anger – they can adjust to it.

LIFE March 24, 2016

NHS Publishes Advice To Address High Stillbirth Rates

The National Health Service has released new guidelines for maternity units and expectant mothers in order to address the high stillbirth rates in the United Kingdom. It is the first time that guidance is advised to reduce stillbirth rates, experts said.

LIFE March 21, 2016

Nearly Half Of Pregnant Smokers Go Back To Using Cigarettes After Childbirth

About half of women who were able to stay off cigarettes while pregnant returned to smoking within six months of giving birth. This was found by a new review of the effectiveness of stop-smoking services in the UK.

LIFE March 17, 2016

How Do Birth Defect-Causing Infections Cross From Mother To Baby? New Placental Model May Hold Answer

There is much to learn about how birth defects form. For now, researchers have developed a new placental model that helps explain how infections cross from mothers to their babies.

LIFE March 7, 2016

Babies Aware Of Social Dominance In Relationships: Study

Your little one may look cute and harmless, but a new study revealed they may be conscious enough to know the difference between large and small social groups. In fact, they probably expect larger groups to be dominant than smaller ones.

March 7, 2016

The Best Way To Prevent Peanut Allergies May Be To Feed Peanut Mush To Babies

Peanut allergies are common and potentially dangerous. Now, researchers have determined one way to prevent the allergy: feed at-risk infants peanuts!

LIFE March 5, 2016

Review Recommends Giving Pregnant Women Budget To Spend On Birth Of Choice

A new maternity review proposed that pregnant women in the United Kingdom receive an NHS budget that would allow them to choose how and where they give birth. The plan is similar to personal health budgets for people with long-term conditions.

LIFE February 23, 2016

Baby's Teething, Fever May Not Be Related: Study

Parents may attribute high-grade fever to baby's teething, but experts said this may actually indicate another illness. Other symptoms that are not related to eruption of the teeth include diarrhea that lasts for days.

LIFE February 20, 2016

Clearing The Air: Monsanto Breaks Silence On Zika Virus, Microcephaly And Sumitomo Larvicide

Amid allegations about Monsanto's link to a toxic larvicide that is believed to be the cause of Brazil's microcephaly outbreak, the biotech company spoke out on Monday to clear up 'rumors and misinformation.' Monsanto says it has no connection whatsoever to the Zika virus or microcephaly.

Public Health February 16, 2016

Larvicide Manufactured By Sumitomo, Not Zika Virus, True Cause Of Brazil's Microcephaly Outbreak: Doctors

A group of Argentine physicians claim that the sudden microcephaly outbreak in Brazil was not driven by the Zika virus, but by a larvicide injected into the country's water supplies.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 14, 2016

Use Of Paracetamol During Pregnancy Ups Asthma Risk Of Unborn Baby

Young children whose mothers used paracetamol during pregnancy were found to have increased risk for asthma. Experts however said acetaminophen is still the safest treatment option for fever, flu or pain among pregnant women

LIFE February 12, 2016

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