Young infants with fever may be more likely to develop infections, suggests study

Infants with a high fever may be at increased risk for infections, according to research from Penn State College of Medicine

Young infants with fever may be more likely to develop infections, suggests studyIn a new study, researchers determined that for an infant less than eight weeks old, having a fever was associated with a doubled risk for developing serious bacterial infections, including meningitis and infections of the blood or urinary tract. Based on the findings, the researchers encourage parents of infants younger than eight weeks old to […]

Her mother gave ‘birth’ to her, but her aunt gave her ‘life’

The aunt of an eight-and-a-half-month old girl child, helped give a niece a second chance at life by donating a part of her liver to her. The child was suffering from a rare liver disease known as Biliary Atresia (BA) and weighed just 4.7 kgs at birth. This made her the lightest baby in Western India

Her mother gave ‘birth’ to her, but her aunt gave her ‘life’The liver transplant was necessary and needed to be performed in the nick of time, otherwise, the child could not have survived due to this condition. The parents of the child were candidates for donating their liver, but their liver did not match with the baby. That is when the aunt stepped in to save […]

Music therapy improves the health of premature babies and boosts parental bonding

Singing and playing music to your baby or young child may seem to be a no-brainer. We all have strong associations with nursery rhymes or childhood ditties sung to us by our parents and grandparents

Music therapy improves the health of premature babies and boosts parental bondingWe associate these with feelings of comfort and security, and it seems like the most natural thing in the world that we would sing to our own children as we cuddle and soothe them, or put them to bed. Imagine, though, that your baby was born earlier than anticipated, and had to spend time in […]

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

Hearing develops from the age of 24 weeks, meaning that babies are accustomed to hearing their mother’s voice, and that of other family members while still inside the womb. They respond more readily to these voices than those of unknown adults, although even then they show a preference for live voices

Maha doc to conduct study on pregnant women to investigate the benefits of music therapyIn 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 […]

Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s health

Athletes invest hours practising before a big game. Runners train for months leading up to a marathon. A mother-to-be should likewise prepare herself for the mental and physical rigour of pregnancy, labour and caring for a newborn

Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s healthDr Andrew Lutzkanin, a physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Health, has a research interest in perinatal outcomes. He said the journey to motherhood taxes a woman in more ways than one. Because about half of all pregnancies nationwide are unintended, he said he doesn’t always have a chance […]

6 ways to help keep your baby at a healthy weight

It used to be that, baby fat was indeed healthy and temporary. In days, when infant mortality was high, a little heft meant some extra reserves for the baby. And until recently, most children lost their baby fat once they got old enough to be active outside

6 ways to help keep your baby at a healthy weightWe all love chubby babies, but ‘baby fat’ is something people generally don’t worry about. Not only do we think of it as cute, we also think of it as healthy and temporary. Unfortunately, it’s not healthy or temporary. And that is why; parents need to be careful about their baby’s weight. It used to […]

Mumbai: Women crushed to death under fast train, but ‘miracle baby’ survives

A dramatic incident unfolded on May 19, as a woman jumped in front of a local train to commit suicide. She had her baby in her arms when the train moved her down. Though the mother died on impact, the baby survived unscathed. This is nothing short of a miracle

Mumbai: Women crushed to death under fast train, but ‘miracle baby’ survivesIt was a regular Sunday afternoon on May 19 at Jogeshwari railway station, people were going about their work. All of a sudden a woman jumps on to the railway track with her eight-month-old baby in tow. A fast-train cruising at a great speed surges ahead, as the train approaches the woman throws herself before […]

Odisha hospital names newborn ‘Lady Fani’ as cyclonic storm pounds state

A 32-year-old woman gave birth to a baby girl in a Railway Hospital at Mancheswar, barely five kilometres from Odisha’s capital, Bhubaneshwar today at 11:03 am. The baby has been named after the cyclonic storm Fani. The mother of the child is a railway employee, working as a helper at Coach Repair Workshop

Odisha hospital names newborn ‘Lady Fani’ as cyclonic storm pounds stateAn infant was born in an Odisha railway hospital as the disastrous storm made its way through the state on Friday, May 03. The very first name which struck the minds of the officials was to name the baby girl Lady Fani. As the cyclone raged on outside, the doctors maintained their calm and composure […]

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at a high risk of preterm birth

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk of delivering their baby prematurely. The risk increases as blood sugar levels rise, however, women who maintain the recommended levels also risk giving birth prematurely

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at a high risk of preterm birth  These are the findings from researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden, published in Annals of Internal Medicine. In a previous study published in The BMJ, the research group showed that pregnant women with type 1 diabetes were at an increased risk of having babies with heart defects. Now, a new […]

Here’s how diabetes impacts a baby in the womb during pregnancy

Researchers have discovered how high glucose levels, whether caused by diabetes or other factors, keep heart cells from maturing normally. Their findings help explain why babies born to women with diabetes are more likely to develop congenital heart disease

Here’s how diabetes impacts a baby in the womb during pregnancyA new study conducted at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA discovered how increased glucose levels caused either by diabetes or other factors keep heart cells from maturing normally. The findings of the study help to explain the reason for babies born to women with diabetes […]
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