Tag: infants

3D Images Show How Baby's Head Changes During Birth

How amazing is it that baby heads can fit through a mother's birth canal? In a new study, doctors watched it happen in real time to learn more about childbirth.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2019

Genetic Test Could Be Used To Predict Risk Of Obesity In Newborns

A genetic scorecard may help scientists predict the risk of obesity in newborns, a new study revealed. Scientists believe doing so could urge people to prevent the early onset of obesity.

Public Health April 24, 2019

Surgeons Find Fully Formed Teeth In Baby's Brain Tumor

When a baby's head began growing at a rapid rate, doctors scanned his brain and found a tumor with fully formed teeth inside. It's the first time teeth has been found in this type of tumor.

Medicine April 23, 2019

Genetic Test May Reveal Why Texas Baby Ja'bari Gray Was Born Without Skin

Three-month-old Ja'bari Gray was born without most of his skin, and doctors still can't confirm why. Now, medical experts say genetic testing may be the key.

Medicine April 18, 2019

THC In Marijuana Can Linger In Breast Milk Close To A Week After Use

A research found that marijuana can seep into breast milk up to six days after the mother used the recreational drug. The American Academy of Pediatrics warned breastfeeding women to stay away from inhaling pot in the meantime.

Public Health August 29, 2018

Babies Given Solid Foods At 3-Months-Old Sleep Longer, New Study Claims

A new study conducted in Britain suggests that parents should introduce solid foods to their infants when they are 3 months old. The study claimed that infants who were fed solid foods slept longer throughout the night.

Public Health July 9, 2018

Dr. Virginia Apgar, Who Saved Millions Of Babies Lives, Honored By Google Doodle On Her 109th Birthday

Google doodle honored Dr. Virginia Apgar on what would have been her 109th birthday. Apgar is credited with creating the Apgar Score, which is conducted after infants are born to measure their health.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2018

Car Temperatures Could Become Deadly After An Hour In Hot Sunlight, Study Says

A new study suggested that it could take only an hour for cars’ internal temperatures to become unbearable. The research team discovered that young children could be at significant risk if left inside vehicles during the summer.

Public Health May 25, 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

SIDS May Be Genetic: Here's How To Prevent Crib Death

A new study has identified a genetic mutation known as SCN4A to be among the causes of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. However, crib death can still be caused by many other factors which, luckily, are preventable.

Public Health March 29, 2018

Hardworking Babies: Infants Can Learn Persistence From Adults

Is persistence learned or innate? A new study shows how 15-month-old infants can exhibit the value of persistence and hard work if they see an adult do the same.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 22, 2017

2 Corpsmen Removed From Patient Care After Calling Newborns ‘Mini Satans,’ Pointing Middle Finger At A Baby

Two corpsmen are now under investigation after posting photos and videos online that show how they inappropriately behaved with a newborn. The hospital staff members involved have come under fire in social media as well.

Public Health September 20, 2017

Charlie Gard's Story: Parents Spend Last Few Hours With Terminally Ill Baby After European Court Rejects Intervention

After fighting to send Baby Charlie to the United States for an experimental treatment, parents Chris and Connie are spending the last few hours with their son before his life support gets removed.

Public Health June 30, 2017

Eggs Can Help Boost Growth In Babies: Study

A new study shows that feeding infants one egg daily can improve the child’s nutrition and reduce stunted growth. Parents can introduce egg to babies at 6 months.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 9, 2017

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

Daily Touchscreen Use Affects Sleeping Pattern Among Infants: Study

Study finds an association between daily use of touchscreen devices and problems with infants’ sleeping pattern. Findings add to current research about both the negative and positive impacts of touchscreen device usage among young children.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 14, 2017

Children's Sweatshirts And Jackets Recalled Over Laceration And Choking Hazards

Fred Meyer recalled some jackets and sweatshirts that are sold for infants, toddlers, and children at its stores. Consumers who bought these affected children's clothing products can get a full refund for their purchase.

Public Health April 5, 2017

Acupuncture Shows Promise As Infantile Colic Treatment

Acupuncture has long been associated with pain relief and inducing calm. Now, researchers are saying the treatment may also be effective at alleviating excessive crying in babies with infantile colic.

Public Health January 17, 2017

Christmas Miracle: 5-Month-Old Infant Finds Organ Match In 40 Minutes, Successfully Undergoes Liver Transplant

Daniel McCabe and his family just received what could be the best Christmas gift ever. The 5-month-old only had to wait 40 minutes after going on the United Network of Organ Sharing list to match with a liver donor.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 24, 2016

Babies Sharing Parents' Room Prevents SIDS : Tips To Make Sleeping Environment Safe For Infants

The American Academy of Pediatrics gave parents advice to greatly reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. The recommendations largely discuss creating a safe sleeping environment for an infant to avoid SIDS.

Public Health October 25, 2016

$1,160 High-Tech Robotic Snoo Crib May Be Sleep-Deprived Parents' New Best Friend

A new high-tech robo-crib from Yves Behar aims to make those sleepless nights a thing of the past for sleep-deprived parents. The smart cradle will instantly calm fussy babies by rocking them to sleep and playing womb-like white noise.

Smart Home October 19, 2016

Infants Predisposed To Asthma May Find Protection From Respiratory Symptoms In Breastfeeding

Infants are fragile, susceptible to various conditions because of their delicate state. Those predisposed to asthma, however, may find protection from respiratory systems if they are breastfed.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 5, 2016

France To Offer Pregnant Women €300 To Quit Smoking

Smoking during pregnancy reaps negative effects for both the mother and the baby. With that, as part of a new study, hospitals in France will offer pregnant women up to €300 in vouchers if they agree to quit smoking.

Public Health May 9, 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

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

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

Taking Vitamin D While Pregnant May Strengthen Bones Of Winter Babies

The use of vitamin D supplements has shown improved bone health in babies born in winter. This counteracts the effects brought on by limited sunlight exposure during the season, which could hamper bone growth in babies.

Life March 5, 2016

Babies Feel Pain But Why Are They Still Not Given Painkillers For Surgery?

Nearly 30 years after the AAP declared that anesthetics should be used on infants that undergo invasive surgeries, old beliefs are still held by medical practitioners. Read why it's time for surgeons to also provide infants with pain relief medications.

Life February 5, 2016

Zika Virus: Why Pregnant Women Should Listen To CDC Travel Alert

The CDC issued a travel advisory against 14 Caribbean and Latin American countries and territories affected by the Zika virus outbreak. Pregnant women should consider postponing travel to these areas as they and their unborn child are at high risk.

Life January 18, 2016

Even Infants Are At Risk From Unsecured Medications, Report Says

Infants 6 months old and younger can still be exposed to risks from medications, study finds. Incorrect dosing by parents or caregivers is one source of risk.

Life January 15, 2016

What Is Your Crying Baby Trying To Say? A New App Can Translate For You

A mobile app compares your baby's crying with a cloud database of sounds. An analysis of the baby's cries can help you understand what the infant needs, researchers say.

Apps/Software January 2, 2016

Infants Under Age One At Risk Of Physical Abuse

Infants were found to have more risk of severe physical abuse compared to children in other age groups. In a new study, researchers discovered that abuse among children below age one is so high such that they are three times more at risk of dying than other children.

Life November 27, 2015

Staph Kills More Babies Than Superbugs: Low Birthweight Infants More At Risk Of Infection

Researchers reporting in JAMA Pediatrics found that regular staph was as dangerous as superbugs such as MRSA in infants. Hand hygiene was recommended as a cost-effective and easy to perform intervention to prevent spread of infection.

Life October 19, 2015

Infant Mortality Rates In US Hit Record Low

After many years, infant mortality rates are at their lowest, reflecting improvements in the U.S. health care system. Still, health officials say that more needs to be done.

Life August 8, 2015

Many New Moms Aren't Getting Proper Infant Care Information, Warns New Study

New mothers are not being provided with proper information on care of their infant, a new study reveals. How could this happen?

Life July 28, 2015

Umbilical Cord Milking Can Improve Blood Flow For C-Section Babies

Before the umbilical cord is cut, cord milking can be employed to improve the blood supply to an infant. The technique also raises blood pressure and red blood cell count, in addition to helping prevent intraventricular hemorrhage.

Life June 30, 2015

Experts Study How Babies See The World Around Them

Scientists conducted an experiment and found that newborn babies can see certain things at certain distances.

Life June 30, 2015

Exposure To Antibiotics During Infancy Could Lead To Illnesses During Adulthood

Antibiotic use during infancy has lasting effects that contribute to illnesses acquired in adulthood, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Minnesota.

Life May 15, 2015

New MRI Study Shows Babies Can Already Feel Pain 'Like Adults'

Latest study suggests that young infants feel pain similar to adults and have lower pain threshold. Researchers suggest pain regions in the brain that are active in adults are also active in babies.

Life April 21, 2015

These Strollers May Amputate Fingertips: Graco Recalls Products

Stroller manufacturer announces recall of units with a hinge that may injure or even cause amputation of fingers. Free repair kit to be available, says Graco Children's Products.

Life November 20, 2014

Study Shows a Mother's Love Can Relieve Infant's Pain

Pain relief in infant rats comes about from the presence of the young rodent's mother. What could this mean for treatment of pain in human infants?

Life November 20, 2014

Premature Birth is the Leading Killer of Young Children, Study Reveals

Premature birth is now a leading cause of death in children worldwide. A new study shows that in 2013, premature birth surpassed individual infectious diseases as the cause for death in infants and young children.

Life November 17, 2014

Timing of gluten introduction does not affect risk of celiac disease in kids

Researchers suggest that the timing of gluten introduction in infants does not reduce the risk of developing celiac disease. Eating a gluten-free diet is believed to be the best treatment for celiac disease.

Life October 2, 2014

Texas hospital apologizes after exposing hundreds of infants to tuberculosis

Worker with active case of TB worked with hundreds of infants in a Texas hospital, officials say. Hospital has issued an apology, promising free testing and follow-up care.

Life September 24, 2014

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