What really works to help baby sleep
19 minutes ago
(HealthDay)—Common techniques for helping babies—and parents—sleep at night seem to carry no long-term harms, a small trial finds.
Babies fed directly from breast may be at less risk for ear infections
3 hours ago
Feeding at the breast may be healthier than feeding pumped milk from a bottle for reducing the risk of ear infection, and feeding breast milk compared with formula may reduce the risk of diarrhea, according to a recent study ...
At least one full-time nurse per school, pediatric group recommends
23 hours ago
(HealthDay)—Every school should have at least one full-time registered nurse, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement says.
Low- and high-birthweight babies appear at increased risk for cardiovascular disease
May 23, 2016
For reasons that remain unclear at least in the smaller babies, both birthweight extremes appear to increase the likelihood of early development of dangerous fat around major organs in the abdomen that significantly increases ...
Health, wealth and social differences for adults born premature, low-birth-weight
May 23, 2016
Fewer adults who were born prematurely at low-birth weights were employed or had children and they were more likely to have lower incomes, be single and report more chronic health conditions than their normal-birth-weight-term ...
How children experience trauma, what parents can do to support them and when it's time to get professional help
May 20, 2016
Natural disasters like the wildfire in Fort McMurray can have lingering psychological effects on anyone who experiences them, including children, who may have difficulty articulating their fear and anxiety in the aftermath. ...
Bereaved parents should be given full details about how to reduce sudden infant death syndrome risk
May 19, 2016
A new study indicates that health professionals should tell bereaved parents about what they could have done to reduce the risk of the sudden death of their baby.
Refugee children's academic outcomes similar to non-refugee peers despite learning challenges
May 19, 2016
Refugee children had similar academic success as other children if adequately supported, despite having more behavioural and emotional problems overall, a comprehensive review has found.
Hard water linked to risk of eczema in infants
May 18, 2016
High levels of water hardness in the home may be linked to the development of eczema early in life, according to a new study led by King's College London.
EPO in very preterm infants does not improve neurodevelopmental outcomes at two years
May 17, 2016
In a study appearing in the May 17 issue of JAMA, Giancarlo Natalucci, M.D., of the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and colleagues randomly assigned 448 preterm infants born between 26 weeks 0 days' and 31 weeks 6 days' ...