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FDA Warns Danger Of Teething Products With Benzocaine: Here Are Safer Remedies For Babies

Teething remedies that contain the numbing ingredient benzocaine may cause potentially deadly side effects. Here are safer remedies that can help ease and even prevent baby's pain and discomfort.

Public Health

FDA Warns Parents About The Dangers Of Using Teething Medicines On Babies, Wants Them Discontinued

The Food and Drug Administration is warning parents to stop using teething medicines on infants. Health officials claim that an ingredient in these products could lead to dangerous side effects for babies.

Healthy Living/Wellness

Australian Blood Donor Who Saved 2.4 Million Babies Gives Blood For The Last Time

An Australian man who has donated his rare blood for over 60 years has given his last blood donation. The 81-year-old man has been hailed a 'hero' and may have helped prevent the deaths of 2.4 million babies.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018

Baby Falls Off Bed, Suffers Brain Damage: Mother Warns Parents On Seriousness of Head Injuries

Infant boy Colton Ferguson fell of a bed and hit his head, suffering a fractured skull and brain damage. Colton's mother, Paige, is now urging parents to take head injuries seriously, as their family faces the grueling ordeal.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2018

Brain-Imaging Device Adds To Evidence That Babies Have Basic ‘Theory Of Mind’

Researchers from the University of Illinois found that babies’ brains registered the same activity similar to that of adults by using a brain-imaging device. The result suggested that infants possessed at least the basic of 'theory of mind.'

Neuroscience May 8, 2018

Meat-Based Diet Can Lead To Growth In Infants, New Study Suggests

A new study suggests that giving infants meat-based foods can be beneficial to their growth. The study was conducted over a seven-month period on infants aged 5 to 12 months old.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2018

Babies Given Antibiotics And Antacids Are More Likely To Develop Allergies

A new study discovered that babies who are given antibiotics and antacids are more likely to develop allergies as they grow up. The results of the research provide evidence on the the importance and delicate balance of the gut microbiome.

Medicine April 3, 2018

Florida Woman’s Excruciating Stomach Pain Due To Bad Chinese Food Found To Be A Surprise Pregnancy

A Pensacola woman, presumably suffering from food poisoning, gave birth to a surprise baby Sunday morning aboard an ambulance. Baby Oliver James was delivered 37 weeks and is included in the list of rare cases of unknown pregnancies.

Feature | Health April 2, 2018

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Linked To Rare Genetic Mutation

DNA samples of four children with unexplained death showed a rare mutation in the SCN4A gene, which plays a role in muscle control. Can treatments for disorders caused by this mutation reduce risks of cot death?

Public Health March 28, 2018

Babies Are Able To Think Logically Before They Can Even Learn To Speak, New Study Claims

Babies might actually be smarter than you think. According to a new study, they are capable of logical reasoning well before they develop speech and language abilities.

Neuroscience March 16, 2018

Babies Who Look Like Their Father Are Healthier At First Birthday

Babies in single-mother families who look like their father are likely to spend more time with their dad than those who do not resemble their father and they are also healthier by their first birthday. Here's why.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2018

Babies Also Get Strokes, But They Recover Language Skills In Opposite Side Of The Brain

Babies who had perinatal stroke can grow up able to comprehend and produce language normally. Researchers found that after their left side of their brain is damaged, these individuals used the right side of their brain for language.

Neuroscience February 19, 2018

Gerber Chooses Toddler With Down Syndrome To Be Its 2018 Spokesbaby

Lucas Warren, the new face of baby food company Gerber, is about to change how the world views disabilities. All he needs to do is flash his charming smile.

Public Health February 10, 2018

1 In 20 US Kids May Have Fetal Alcohol Disorders

Up to one in 20 children in the United States may be affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, which is caused by prenatal drinking. What is the safe amount of alcohol to drink during pregnancy?

Public Health February 7, 2018

Robot Baby Experiment Reveals How Filthy Crawling On The Floor Is For Babies

A study showed that infants crawling on floors can inhale millions of microbes. However, exposure to biological particles can protect babies from asthma and allergies.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2018

Want Your Baby To Sleep Longer? Make The Infant Sleep In Their Own Room

A new study recommended that parents do not share their beds with babies. The researchers advised parents to stop sharing the bed after the baby was six months to reduce the infant’s poor sleep.

Public Health June 7, 2017

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

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

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