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Breast milk may help prevent heart disease in premature babies

  Early use of breast milk could play a ‘vital role’ in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants, according to research by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the Rotunda Hospital. One of the long-term health complications that young adults who were born prematurely may have is unique heart characteristics. These […]

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Can pomegranate juice be helpful in protecting the infant brain?

When it comes to protecting the newborn brain, taking steps to mitigate risk before birth may be critical. Some newborns, such as those with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), are at heightened risk. Being able to intervene before birth to aid in protecting the newborn brain may prevent the often-devastating effects of brain injury. In a […]

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Here’s why parents should never give cold and cough medicines to kids below 6

Recent research in the BMJ found that certain cold remedies may not help young kids with nasal symptoms and could even cause harm. A paediatrician stated that parents shouldn’t give over-the-counter cold and cough medicines to kids under six years old. Instead, remedies like rest and hydration can help soothe symptoms while a cold runs […]

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#WorldObesityDay: Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression

A new study connects obesity and anxiety among young people, finding that obesity is an independent risk factor for anxiety and depression among children and teenagers. Louise Lindberg, from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, is the lead researcher of the new study. She and her colleagues presented their findings at the European Congress on […]

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Mumbai doctor develops app to monitor the health of children

Signs and symptoms of teething children

Many people believe that vomiting while teething is normal. However, most experts now agree that teething does not cause generalised symptoms, such as vomiting, fever, rash, and diarrhoea. Teething occurs when an infant’s teeth first begin to break through the gums. This typically takes place between the ages of 6 and 12 months. The two […]

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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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Researchers create a child-friendly ‘gaze test’ to identify autism in young kids

Currently, doctors determine if children have ASD based on interviews with them, or via questionnaires that the young patients complete. Unfortunately, both of these approaches can be quite tiresome for restless toddlers, potentially resulting in inaccurate diagnoses. With that in mind, scientists at Canada’s University of Waterloo have developed what is said to be a […]

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Autism may be accurately diagnosed as early as 14 months of age

Now, researchers have concluded that the disorder can be stably diagnosed from 14 months (1 year and 2 months) of age, providing an opportunity for medical advancement. A landmark event in the life of a toddler is their first birthday. This is the time when toddlers start learning to walk, talk, engage in joint social […]

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Low oxygen levels harm specific cells in the developing brain

Now, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a specific set of brain cells that are particularly susceptible to harm from low oxygen exposure in early development. This damage is congruent with brain abnormalities, particularly reduction in grey matter, seen among children who are born very prematurely. The researchers have also identified […]

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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 […]

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