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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Are babies smart? Two related studies show they are more than perceptive of anger – they can adjust to it.
LIFE March 24, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Taking antidepressants during pregnancy has long been feared to cause side effects. A University College London study, however, found that the medication does not significantly raise risks of pregnant women having babies born with heart defects.
LIFE January 29, 2016
A new CDC study found that a growing number of US babies are being born with gastroschisis. The serious congenital defect leaves a hole in the stomach wall at birth, causing internal organs to protrude from the abdomen.
LIFE January 22, 2016
More than a year after being in treatment, a formerly conjoined twin is welcomed home by his family in Florida. The baby’s twin brother will remain at the hospital.
Society January 22, 2016