Exposure to nicotine before and after birth, can cause deafness in children

Children who were exposed to smoke in the womb and as babies are more than twice as likely to be deaf, new research suggests. Three-year-olds exposed within the first four months of life are 30% more at risk

Exposure to nicotine before and after birth, can cause deafness in childrenChildren are 26% more at risk if their mothers smoked during their pregnancies Nicotine interferes with messengers that tell the brain what it is hearing Three-year-olds whose mothers smoked during their pregnancies and who were exposed to cigarettes during the first four months of their lives, are 2.4 times more likely to suffer hearing impairment, […]

What is responsive feeding? This is what parents need to know

The habits we learn early can stay with us for a lifetime - which is why it’s better to learn good habits early, not bad ones. This is especially true with eating habits. More and more, research shows that overweight babies grow into overweight children, who grow into overweight adults. One of the very best ways to prevent obesity is to start before they are two years old, preferably right at birth. That’s why parents should know about responsive feeding

What is responsive feeding? This is what parents need to knowMost parents feel better when their baby eats more – and eats on a predictable schedule. It’s comforting and reassuring. It helps parents feel certain that their baby has had enough to eat. It also makes it easier to organize the day or give instructions to babysitters. But when we push babies to eat more […]

Solapur doctors face daunting task ahead to save ‘conjoined twins’

Doctors attached with Solapur's Dr Vaishampaiyan Memorial Government medical college, have a Herculean task in front of them. The challenge they are facing is to take care of two fragile ‘conjoined twins.’ The team of doctors, who are looking after the twins who were born last morning, are doing their best to help the twins, along with best medical care facilities

Solapur doctors face daunting task ahead to save ‘conjoined twins’A women living in Solapur, has given birth to conjoined twins on Thursday morning at Dr Vaishampaiyan Memorial Government Medical College. Doctors said the twins have two heads, two hearts, two lungs and only one liver. The twins have been admitted into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the hospital, and are placed under […]

Use of antidepressants in pregnancy can affect child’s brain development

Researchers at Columbia University found changes in the way babies brains developed if their mothers took certain antidepressants. Babies whose mothers took the drugs had more core connections in parts of their brains that control negative emotional responses. Other research has found links to antidepressant use in pregnancy and risks for autism and low birth weights in babies   

Use of antidepressants in pregnancy can affect child’s brain developmentBabies’ brains may develop differently when their mothers take antidepressants during pregnancy, a small U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined brain scans of 16 newborns whose mothers took medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression during pregnancy. They also studied 21 babies whose mothers had untreated depression during pregnancy, and 61 infants born […]

Babies with heart defects can have an impact on mother’s health too

Women who give birth to infants with congenital heart defects may have an increased risk of cardiovascular hospitalisations later in life, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation

Babies with heart defects can have an impact on mother’s health tooThe study of more than one million women is the first to show congenital heart defects in newborns may be a marker for an increased risk of their mothers developing heart problems, including heart attack and heart failure, years after pregnancy. Researchers analysed data on women who delivered infants between 1989 and 2013 in Quebec, […]

Pregnancy changes the brain structure helping women to cope with motherhood

Using MRI, scientists have been able to show that the brains of women who have undergone a first pregnancy present significant reductions in grey matter in regions associated with social cognition

Pregnancy changes the brain structure helping women to cope with motherhoodPregnancy involves radical hormone surges and biological adaptations, but the effects on the brain are still unknown. In this study a team of researchers compared the structure of the brain of women before and after their first pregnancy. This is the first research to show that pregnancy involves long-lasting changes – at least for two […]

Pune: Milk bank at Sassoon Hospital a boon for infants

Donor milk is a valuable resource for premature infants whose mothers are unable to provide an adequate supply of milk. Receiving milk from a human milk bank should be the first alternative for a baby whose mother is unable to breastfeed. The use of breast milk helps cut down the risk of developing severe infections

Pune: Milk bank at Sassoon Hospital a boon for infantsIn the last four years since its inception, the milk bank at Sassoon General Hospital in Pune has benefited 10,000 infants and around 17,000 mothers have donated their milk here. The four years of functioning of this milk bank has been a boon to these 10,000 infants whose mothers did not have milk and who […]

How to relieve gas: Easy methods and remedies

Gas is a normal part of human digestion. This gas can sometimes take on a particularly unpleasant odour, or it can cause pain and discomfort

How to relieve gas: Easy methods and remediesGas is a normal part of human digestion. This gas can sometimes take on a particularly unpleasant odour, or it can cause pain and discomfort. According to the Cleveland Clinic, people pass 1 to 3 pints of gas each day. People typically pass gas between 14 and 23 times per day. This article will look […]

Nearly 386,000 children born worldwide on New Year’s Eve: UNICEF

This New Year, UNICEF’s resolution is to help give every child more than an hour, more than a day, more than a month — more than survival

Nearly 386,000 children born worldwide on New Year’s Eve: UNICEFPopulation burden seems to be exploding as we are entering 2018. Globally, over the half of these babies are estimated to be in 9 countries namely: India — 69,070 China — 44,760 Nigeria — 20,210 Pakistan — 14,910 Indonesia — 13,370 The United States — 11,280 The Democratic Republic of Congo — 9,400 Ethiopia — […]

Medical miracle: Baby born with heart outside body survives despite all odds

The baby, who had her first surgery within an hour of delivery, is recovering after undergoing three operations which allowed her heart to be put back inside her body. She is believed to be first baby in UK to survive with the extremely rare condition

Medical miracle: Baby born with heart outside body survives despite all oddsVanellope Hope Wilkins, who has no breastbone, was delivered three weeks ago by caesarean section. She has had three operations to place her heart back in her chest. The condition, ectopia cordis, is extremely rare, with only a few cases per million births, of which most are stillborn. The hospital says it knows of no […]
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