Credit: CC0 Public Domain Smoking during pregnancy has well-documented negative effects on birth weight in infants and is linked to several childhood health problems. Now, researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants’ weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when […]Continue Reading ...
July 11, 2018 Symptoms of food-induced anaphylaxis in infants are much less severe than in toddlers and older children, according to a study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Anaphylaxis is defined as a reaction that involves multiple systems in the body […]Continue Reading ...
June 20, 2018 A brief report published in Acta Paediatrica points to the dangers of replacing breast milk or infant formula with a non-dairy drink before one year of age. An electronic questionnaire sent to 310 French pediatricians identified 34 children who suffered medical complications between 2005 and 2015 when they consumed non-dairy drinks as […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 — Gut microbiota at ages 3 to 4 months may contribute to the protective effect of breastfeeding against overweight, according to a study published online June 4 in JAMA Pediatrics. Jessica D. Forbes, Ph.D., from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and colleagues recruited a subset of 1,087 infants from […]Continue Reading ...
Quinn, an autistic boy, and the line of toys he made before falling asleep. Repeatedly stacking or lining up objects is a behavior commonly associated with autism. Credit: Wikipedia. A new study published in Nature Communications shows that infants who are later diagnosed with autism react more strongly to sudden changes in light. This finding […]Continue Reading ...
May 25, 2018 Bottom Line: Most premature infants, who are at risk for sepsis but who may not have a culture confirmation of infection, continue to receive early antibiotics in the first few days of life, a finding that suggests neonatal antibiotic stewardship efforts are needed to help clinicians identify infants at lowest risk for […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 — Babies go gaga over other babies’ goo-goos, a new study finds. Researchers found that 5-month-old infants spent 40 percent longer listening to sounds from other infants than to adults making the same sounds. Even before they can create sounds resembling syllables — such as “ba ba ba” — infants can […]Continue Reading ...
May 7, 2018 A brain-imaging study offers new support for the idea that infants can accurately track other people’s beliefs. When 7-month-old infants in the study viewed videos of an actor who saw – or failed to see – an object being moved to a new location, activity in a brain region known to play […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Conservative measures to control reflux have limited effect on signs of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in preterm infants, and pharmacologic treatments should be used sparingly, according to a clinical report published online June 18 in Pediatrics. Eric C. Eichenwald, M.D., from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues from the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on […]Continue Reading ...
June 12, 2018 The unique composition of a mother’s breastmilk may help to reduce food sensitization in her infant, report researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine with colleagues in Canada. The findings, publishing in the June 15 issue of Allergy, further highlight the health role of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), […]Continue Reading ...
June 5, 2018 A major international study has found that 2.6 percent of infants and children hospitalized for stroke die in the hospital. Loyola Medicine neurologist José Biller, MD, a nationally known expert on strokes in children, is among the co-authors of the study, published in the journal Pediatrics. First author is Lauren A. Beslow, […]Continue Reading ...
May 30, 2018 Bottom Line: Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy and for infants and children is the focus of two studies, an editorial and a patient page. Why The Research Is Interesting: Vitamin D is essential for building and maintaining healthy bones and research suggests it may have other potential health benefits. What: A randomized […]Continue Reading ...
May 10, 2018 Smoking during pregnancy has well-documented negative effects on birth weight in infants and is linked to several childhood health problems. Now, researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants’ weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when combined […]Continue Reading ...
May 10, 2018 Infants who are diagnosed with drug withdrawal after birth who are treated with medication as outpatients at home are treated three times longer than infants treated solely as inpatients, according to a new Vanderbilt study. Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a drug withdrawal syndrome that occurs shortly after birth, and can occur […]Continue Reading ...
May 7, 2018 A new study published in Nature Communications shows that infants who are later diagnosed with autism react more strongly to sudden changes in light. This finding provides support for the view that sensory processing plays an important role in the development of the disorder. Despite being defined by symptoms in social communication, […]Continue Reading ...
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