Mar 4 2019 The same brain network that adults use when they hear angry vocalizations is at work in infants as young as six months old, an effect that is strongest in infants whose mothers spend the most time controlling their behavior, according to a new study in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Chen […]Continue Reading ...
CHOP study uses automated models to identify sepsis before clinical recognition Automated programs can identify which sick infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) have sepsis hours before clinicians recognize the life-threatening condition. A team of data researchers and physician-scientists tested machine-learning models in a NICU population, drawing only on routinely collected data available […]Continue Reading ...
Research-clinicians at Children’s National Health System have created a novel preclinical model that mimics the persistent interneuron loss seen in preterm human infants, identifying interneuron subtypes that could become future therapeutic targets to prevent or lessen neurodevelopmental risks, the team reports Jan. 31, 2019, in eNeuro. The open access journal for Society for Neuroscience recognized […]Continue Reading ...
Intervention potential route to improving child health in West Africa Interventions which educate and support new mothers in West Africa to exclusively breastfeed (where infants are only fed breast milk) can significantly increase the practice, according to new research published in The Lancet Global Health. In a randomized trial of new mothers in Burkina Faso, […]Continue Reading ...
Pregnant women with influenza are more likely to experience complications, but how this affects infants is unclear. A new Birth Defects Research study uncovers the potential risks to infants. The study included 490 pregnant women with influenza, 1451 women without influenza with pregnancies in the same year, and 1446 pregnant women without influenza with prior […]Continue Reading ...
A team of doctors led by Karen L. Kotloff, M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD), has performed a clinical trial involving multiple hospitals that tested the effectiveness of applying a topical antibiotic known as mupirocin for prevention of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) infection in babies in […]Continue Reading ...
Standardizing feeding practices, including the timing for fortifying breast milk and formula with essential elements like zinc and protein, improves growth trends for the tiniest preterm infants, according to Children’s research presented during the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) 2018 Scientific Symposium. The symposium is held in conjunction with the IHI National Forum on Quality […]Continue Reading ...
Study of close to 400 infants found no association between interrupted sleep and later developmental problems New parents often expect their baby to start sleeping through the night by around six months of age. Indeed, they often receive messages from pediatricians and others about the importance of early sleep consolidation. But authors of a study […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have determined that healthy premature babies can have as much success breastfeeding as full-term babies. The study, conducted by researchers at UBC Okanagan’s School of Nursing and the University of Hong Kong, involved 2,700 pairs of mothers and infants and included two different survey groups–one in 2006/07 and another in 2011/12. The mother-infant pairs […]Continue Reading ...
A national research team led by UC Davis Health clinicians and researchers from the University of Michigan, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Columbia University, has derived and validated a new protocol for emergency departments that can determine which infant patients with fevers, age 60 days or younger, are at low risk of significant bacterial infections. The […]Continue Reading ...
Commensal bacteria (red) reside amongst the mucus (green) and epithelial cells (blue) of a mouse small intestine. Credit: University of Chicago New research shows that healthy infants have intestinal bacteria that prevent the development of food allergies. Researchers from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Naples Federico II in Italy […]Continue Reading ...
Infants hospitalised with RSV after six months of age are twice as likely to develop severe asthma in later years than babies who get severe RSV in their first six months. Credit: Shutterstock New research suggests a maternal vaccination against RSV should be augmented with active immunisation in a child’s first two years to reduce […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists at McMaster University have discovered several new biomarkers from a single drop of blood that could allow earlier and more definitive detection of cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disease which strikes both children and adults, causing chronic problems with the digestive system and the lungs. The findings, published online in the Journal of Proteome […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional FDA Warns Against Giving Honey-Filled Pacifiers to Infants MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 — Pacifiers filled with or dipped in honey should not be given to infants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The agency issued the warning after receiving reports of four infants in Texas who were hospitalized with botulism after […]Continue Reading ...
When researchers compared the stools of 40 infants who were exclusively breastfed with those of 13 who were exclusively formula fed, the average daily stool frequency was significantly higher in the breastfed than formula fed infants during the first month of life (4.9 versus 2.3) and second month of life (3.2 versus 1.6). The Acta […]Continue Reading ...
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