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Medically monitoring premature babies with cameras

Researchers have developed a contactless and wireless camera system to continuously monitor the vital signs of premature babies. This system could replace skin sensors, which cause false alarms nearly 90 percent of the time.

Blood test shows promise in detecting abusive head trauma in infants

A blood test that could help identify bleeding of the brain in infants as a result of abusive head trauma has now been developed by a team of researchers.

New cause of high plasma triglycerides discovered

People with hypertriglyceridemia often are told to change their diet and lose weight. But a high-fat diet isn't necessarily the cause for everyone with the condition. Researchers have discovered a subset of people with hypertriglyceridemia...Show More Summary

Administration of steroid to extremely preterm infants not associated with adverse effects on neurodevelopment

The administration of low-dose hydrocortisone to extremely preterm infants was not associated with any adverse effects on neurodevelopmental outcomes at 2 years of age, according to a study.

Low-dose penicillin in early life induces long-term changes in behavior

Low-dose penicillin taken late in pregnancy and in early life of mice offspring, changes behavior and the balance of microbes in the gut. While these studies have been performed in mice, they point to popular increasing concerns about the long-term effects of antibiotics.

Living downwind of coal-fired power plant could increase risk of low birth weight

Drawing on evidence from a Pennsylvania power plant located upwind of New Jersey, a group of researchers studied live singleton births that occurred from 1990 to 2006 in the area downwind of the plant. Infants born to mothers livingShow More Summary

Weight history over time shows higher risk of death for overweight, obese people

People who are obese or overweight at some point in their adult lives have an elevated risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer and other causes, according to a new study by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health.

Potential drugs and targets for brain repair

Researchers have discovered drugs that activate signaling pathways leading to specific adult brain cell types from stem cells in the mouse brain, according to a new study. The results may open new avenues for drug development aimed at treatment of degenerative brain disorders.

No 'weekend admission effect' for the elderly sustaining broken hips in the NHS

NHS patients admitted to hospital at the weekend with a hip fracture are at no greater risk of death compared to weekdays, new research has found.

Facial recognition software helps diagnose rare genetic disease

Researchers have successfully used facial recognition software to diagnose DiGeorge Syndrome, a rare, genetic disease in Africans, Asians and Latin Americans. This is the newest addition to the Atlas of Human Malformations in Diverse Populations launched last year.

Energy drinks mask alcohol's effects, increase injury risk

People who mix highly caffeinated energy drinks with their alcoholic beverages may be at increased risk for injury, according to a new review.

Babies In This Country Cry the Most -- but Why?

Post by Liz Alterman. When you've got a crying newborn at home it may provide a sliver of comfort to know that other babies are weeping and wailing just as much -- if not more -- all over the world. In fact, according to a recent study, newborns in some countries actually cry more than others. Show More Summary

Birth weight is risk factor for fatty liver disease in children

The impact of low and high birth weights in developing Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), a chronic disease that often leads to a need for organ transplantation, has been demonstrated in a new research study.

New insight into leading viral cause of congenital birth defects

A new study has revealed why CMV -- a virus responsible for 1,000 birth defects a year in the UK -- is so adept at evading the immune system. The new findings could help in the development of treatments for this and other currently untreatable viruses.

Babies cry most in UK, Canada, Italy, Netherlands

Psychologists have created world's first universal charts for normal amount of crying in babies during first three months. On average, babies around the world cry for around 2 hours per day in first two weeks, peak at 2 hours 15 mins at six weeks -- and crying reduces to 1 hour 10 minutes by week twelve. Show More Summary

Technique for 'three-parent baby' revealed

Details of a pioneering IVF technique using mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) have been published, giving hope to those families with inheritable mitochondrial disorders that they may be able to have healthy children in the future.

The Sweet Story Behind This 1-Year-Old’s Taco Bell Smash Party

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. There's no question that the cake smash trend is super cute, but we might have found a first birthday photo shoot option that's even more adorable! Instead of giving her daughter, Delta, a traditional frosting-covered...Show More Summary

Infant vitamin B1 deficiency leads to poor motor function and balance

A new study found that infantile vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency severely affected the motor function of preschoolers who were fed faulty formula in the first year of their lives. The conclusions were based on a retrospective study of children who received Remedia, an Israeli formula brand completely lacking in vitamin B1, in 2004.

15 Creative Cake Smash Alternatives for Baby’s 1st Birthday

Post by Liz Alterman. We're all familiar with those adorable photos of babies celebrating their first birthdays by turning their very own cakes into finger-food. If you're looking for an alternative to your traditional cake smash, we've...Show More Summary

Why This Mom Flipped Her Son's Car Seat Upside Down

Post by Ashley Austrew. Car seats are one of the most importance pieces of the "child safety" puzzle, but unfortunately that doesn't always mean we use them correctly. As any parent can tell you, it's all too easy to accidentally leave the straps too loose or place a chest clip in the wrong place. Show More Summary

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