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

Children 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, […]

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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. Get fast relief from the pressure and discomfort of trapped gas with these strategies you can try right now. According to the Cleveland Clinic, people pass 1 to 3 pints of gas each day. People […]

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Study reveals that babies may sleep longer in their own rooms

The sooner babies get their own rooms, the longer they’ll sleep on average, according to a new study that breaks with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Analysing surveys from 230 first-time mothers at Penn State, Dr Ian Paul, a paediatrician, found that babies slept for longer stretches if they didn’t sleep in […]

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How a colour-coded idea at ‘this’ hospital helps brings down the infant mortality rate

The Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) at Nashik’s Civil Hospital uses innovative colour-coded bedsheets for each day of the week. This, in turn, is helpful for the newborns as it protects them from contracting an infection. The different colours serve a purpose as they ensure that the bedsheets have been washed and sterilised by the […]

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This baby toy can causing serious injuries, caution health experts

According to a new study, hundreds of thousands of babies have been injured while using baby walkers. The results of the study appeared in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics this week. The team of researchers looked at emergency visits due to injuries caused while using infant walkers between 1990 and 2014. They found […]

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Keeping livestock in the yard just might help your baby’s immune system, reveals study

Scientists from The Ohio State University found that bacteria and other microbes from rural Amish babies was far more diverse – in a beneficial way – than what was found in urban babies’ intestines. And, in a first-of-its-kind experiment, they found evidence of how a healthier gut microbiome might lead to more robust development of […]

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Maha doc to conduct study on pregnant women to investigate the benefits of music therapy

In addition, researchers think that every baby is born hardwired, as it were, with what has been termed ‘communicative musicality.’ Put simply, babies respond positively to, and have an appreciation of, simple musical structures, melodies and simple vocal sounds. We are all familiar with ‘baby talk’ – the way we instinctively alter the tone of […]

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Seafood offers vital nutrient for expectant moms and babies

These important nutrients have been linked to a reduced risk for depression for mom and a better birth weight for baby along with improved development and brain function, and possibly asthma prevention. What’s unclear is exactly how much you need every day. For a study in Spain, researchers followed nearly 2,000 moms and their babies […]

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Babies in strollers exposed to hazardous levels of air pollution, warns study

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Babies in strollers exposed to hazardous levels of air pollution,

Babies and young children in prams can be exposed to up to 60% more pollution than adults, a study suggests. Experts said infants were exposed to dirtier air in prams because they were lower to the ground and closer to exhaust pipes. They are also more at risk from the health dangers of dirty air […]

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Breastfeeding might benefit babies by reducing stress, reveals study

Paediatricians recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed infants until they’re at least 6 months old because it can bolster babies’ immune systems and reduce their risk of ear and respiratory infections, sudden infant death syndrome, allergies, obesity and diabetes. While there’s plenty of research documenting these benefits, less is known about exactly how breastfeeding might cause […]

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