A 4-month-old baby boy died 24 hours after contracting meningitis. Doctors informed the parents that the infant most likely contracted the virus from an unvaccinated person.
Public Health July 12, 2018
A new comprehensive survey shows that parents don’t want to have more children right now because it’s too expensive to have a kid. There’s also the fact that women now have more freedom to choose not to have a child.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 7, 2018
Alicia Barber gives her 1-year-old baby Jamison Stam bleach baths because he has a rare skin disease called harlequin ichthyosis. She is trying to raise money to go to a national conference for the disease.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 21, 2018
Parents looking forward to summer adventures with their toddlers or babies should remember to always protect their kids from the sun. Here are some tips, including the preferred fluid for hydration and sunscreen use.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2018
A 41-year-old woman recalled how she reunited with her birth mother who believed she was dead. The woman claims that her birth mother was forced to have an abortion by her grandmother.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 5, 2018
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 May 24, 2018
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 May 24, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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