The youngest children in a given class can show symptoms similar to attention deficit disorders that could in fact simply be due to their immaturity The youngest children in a given class at school are more likely to be diagnosed with an attention deficit disorder than those older than them, according to an American study […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 — In states with a Sept. 1 cutoff for kindergarten entry, the rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis and treatment are higher for children born in August than those born in September, according to a study published in the Nov. 29 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Timothy J. […]Continue Reading ...
Each year 5-10 per cent of all the children born in the world are born prematurely. At this stage, their organs and immune system are not mature, and the children are therefore highly susceptible to serious infections. One of the problems facing a lot of children born prematurely is the immaturity of the gastrointestinal tract, […]Continue Reading ...
A team of scientists from The Forsyth Institute, a global leader in oral health research, in collaboration with the NIH-funded Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), has published the results of a new study indicating that differences in the mouth bacteria of youth born with HIV may increase their risk of cavities. The researchers found that […]Continue Reading ...
New research has found children born in the last three months of the year in Melbourne may have a greater risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma. Led by La Trobe University, a team of local (The MACS study) and international (COPSAC2000 and LISAplus) researchers analyzed cord blood collected from hundreds of babies born […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 — Most infants born in 2015 started breastfeeding, but many stopped earlier than recommended, according to a report card published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC compiled data on breastfeeding practices and supports in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDJuly 4, 2018 Louise Brown was the first “test-tube” baby who was born in 1978. It has been forty years since then and an international committee looked at the progress of assisted reproduction through these years. The report states that more than 8 million babies were born using IVF technology during […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 — Foreign-born adults living in the United States have a lower prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke than adults born in the United States, according to a study published online March 28 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Jing Fang, M.D., from the U.S. Centers for Disease […]Continue Reading ...
Together with colleagues from Sweden and Luxembourg, scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have observed that, during a natural vaginal birth, specific bacteria from the mother’s gut are passed on to the baby and stimulate the baby’s immune responses. This transmission is impacted in children born by […]Continue Reading ...
Regular early head circumference assessments add valuable information when screening for long-term neurocognitive risk – according to new research by an international research collaboration, including the University of Warwick, UK and the University of Tennessee Knoxville, US. The researchers found that a method as simple and cost effective as frequently measuring head size adds valuable […]Continue Reading ...
Infants born at home have more diverse bacteria in their guts and feces, which may affect their developing immunity and metabolism, according to a study in Scientific Reports. Understanding why babies born at home have more diverse microbiota for at least a month after birth, compared with those born in a hospital, could help prevent […]Continue Reading ...
Children born by cesarean, or C-section, more often develop food allergies. The opposite applies to very preterm children. This is shown in a study of more than one million children conducted by researchers at örebro University and Karolinska institutet, published today in theJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. “We believe that children born by C-section […]Continue Reading ...
August 7, 2018 Indian-Americans have the highest percentage of sleeping with their babies among ethnic groups in New Jersey but the lowest rate of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), a Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences study shows. Researchers attributed this paradoxical finding to a variety of compensatory factors, including Indian-Americans’ practice of placing their infants […]Continue Reading ...
The most important thing is to keep the baby warm – put her on your chest covered with a warm towel. Credit: www.shutterstock.com Women often express a fear of giving birth en route to the hospital, and these fears have some basis. Dramatic videos do the rounds on social media of women giving birth to […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 — People who immigrate to the United States tend to suffer less heart disease and stroke than those who are born in America, a new study shows. However, that’s not necessarily because U.S. residents have rotten lifestyle habits that ruin their heart health, the researchers added. Instead, “people who immigrate, they […]Continue Reading ...
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