Infant and Child Care Health News

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10/18/2017
Higher Doses of Vitamin D May Boost Preemies' Bone Health

Doubling amount given also improved their growth

10/4/2017
Antibody Injections in Pregnancy Might Shield Fetus From Zika

But experimental treatment only tested in monkeys so far, researchers say

10/4/2017
'Sleep Positioners' a Danger to Baby: FDA

Infants should always be put to sleep on their back on a firm, bare surface

9/21/2017
When Adults Show Determination, Babies Copy

'It's OK to let your kids see you sweat,' researcher says

9/21/2017
Could Pests, Dust Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma?

Inner-city study found early exposure to cockroaches and mice droppings seemed protective

9/15/2017
Parents Getting Better at Using Car Seats Safely

But older kids often miss out on booster seats

9/14/2017
Vision Problems Common in Babies Infected With Zika

Impairments range in severity, two studies found

9/13/2017
'Microbiomes' May Hold Key to Kids' Ear Infections

Germ communities in the middle ear differ greatly between affected and unaffected people, study shows

9/8/2017
Breast-Feeding Linked to Lower Endometriosis Risk

Hormonal changes may play a role, researchers say

9/7/2017
Be Cautious Going Home After Hurricane Harvey

Electrocution and carbon monoxide poisoning are risks in flooded homes, American Thoracic Society says

9/6/2017
Researchers Find Genes Linked to Preterm Birth

They also found that low selenium may play a role in early delivery, but these findings need to be replicated

9/1/2017
Does General Anesthesia Affect Babies' Brains?

Small study finds reduction in white matter among children operated on as infants

8/25/2017
Some Newborns Don't Get Heart Defect, Hearing Loss Tests

Such screens are critical to early intervention efforts, CDC officials say

8/22/2017
Infant Sleep Position Challenges

Less than half of parents exclusively follow safe sleep recommendations for infants, study finds

8/21/2017
Too Many Babies Still Placed on Stomach to Sleep: Study

Pediatric experts recommend infants always sleep on their backs to avoid SIDS

8/18/2017
Anti-Vaccine Family Members, Friends Spur Many Moms to Delay Baby's Shots

Study found even if pregnant women later hear better info from docs, they may still wait on immunizations

8/11/2017
Parents of Preemies End Up Just Fine: Study

When kids are grown, quality of life is the same as for parents of babies born full-term

8/11/2017
Therapy for Kids With Autism Pays Off for Moms, Dads

Study found when parents become therapy partners, they become less depressed, learn to keep emotions in check

8/8/2017
Low Blood Sugar in Newborns Tied to Brain Problems Later

These babies 2 to 3 times more apt to struggle with planning, memory, attention at age 4, study finds

8/7/2017
How Preschoolers Begin Learning the Rules of Reading, Spelling

Exposing them to written words early on will give them a strong start, researcher says

8/4/2017
Picky Eater? It Might Just Be Your Child's Personality

Temperament determines which kids will resist new foods, study suggests

8/4/2017
Can Breast Milk Feed a Love of Vegetables?

Think of it as an early stealth strategy in the war against picky eating, researchers say

8/1/2017
Recent Flu Shot Shouldn't Prevent Vaccination During Pregnancy

Study rebuts concerns about multiple vaccination timing

8/1/2017
Breast-Feeding Lowers Mom's Breast Cancer Risk: Study

It also reduces the child's future cancer risk, cancer institute reports

7/14/2017
Despite Warnings, Kids Are Still Dying in Hot Cars

Even on a 60-degree day, a small child's body temperature can quickly rise

7/12/2017
No Sign That Antidepressants in Pregnancy Harm Kids' Brains: Study

Large Swedish study found no link between mom's use of the drugs and kid's intellectual disability

7/5/2017
Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Kids and Teens, Review Finds

Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kids

7/3/2017
Widening 'Race Gap' in U.S. Infant Deaths

After years of progress, there's been a recent rise in deaths for black babies, study finds

7/3/2017
Probiotic Supplements Failed to Prevent Babies' Infections

Benefits of breast-feeding might have overshadowed any potential protective effects, doctors suggest

6/23/2017
A Baby's Skin No Match for the Sun

Shade, clothes and hats offer little ones safe protection, pediatric dermatologist says

6/21/2017
Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom

Study finds the longer a woman does it, the lower her risk drops

6/21/2017
Could You Raise a 'No-Diaper' Baby?

Physician couple found it's possible, but daycare workers and babysitters may not want to give it a go

6/19/2017
Most Mothers Have Been Victims of 'Mommy-Shaming,' Poll Finds

Criticism of parenting skills usually comes from family members, on topics from discipline to diet

6/18/2017
Time for Some Summer Sun Safety Tips

Pediatricians offer advice on preventing sunburns, other warm weather problems

6/16/2017
Health Tip: Children and Thumbsucking

It may affect dental health

6/15/2017
Medical Costs Soar for U.S. Babies Born Addicted to Opioids

Yearly price tag for their care now tops $300 million, researchers report

6/12/2017
Many Preemies Don't Struggle in School

Two-thirds of the tiniest infants were ready for kindergarten, study says

6/8/2017
Newborns Sickened With Legionnaire's Disease Via Home Water Birth: CDC

Arizona investigators say better precautions needed to avoid the potentially deadly infection

6/7/2017
Antidepressants During Pregnancy Safe for Baby: Study

It finds newborns aren't more likely to be irritable, hard to feed or sleepless

6/5/2017
Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths May Be Underestimated: Study

Lack of standardized death investigations might leave some babies out of official counts

6/5/2017
Can Sharing Your Bedroom With Baby Come With Risks?

Despite latest guidelines, odds of poorer sleep and SIDS are higher, study finds

6/2/2017
Air Mattresses Linked to More Than 100 Infant Deaths

They can mold to a baby's face, leading to suffocation, researchers say

5/30/2017
Does Dad Time With Infants Boost Babies' IQ?

Positive interactions during first few months could enhance thinking skills at age 2, study suggests

5/26/2017
Hospital 'Baby Boxes' May Help Prevent SIDS in Newborns

The innovative take-home gift helped curb the dangerous practice of bed-sharing, study found

5/25/2017
Do Daughters Bring Out a Dad's 'Softer Side'?

Study found men raising toddlers were more responsive, emotional with girls than boys

5/22/2017
Fruit Juice in Infancy

Should babies be drinking fruit juice? What about older kids?

5/16/2017
Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu?

Most are not, a U.S. survey finds, despite the lessons of the 2009 'swine flu' outbreak

5/15/2017
Fewer SIDS Deaths in U.S., But Gaps Among Racial Groups Remain

Sudden infant deaths are twice as common for blacks as whites, study finds

5/8/2017
Another Reason to Breast-Feed: It's Good for Baby's Belly

30 percent of beneficial bacteria in infants' intestinal tract comes from breast milk, study finds

5/4/2017
Reading to Babies Translates Into More Literate Preschoolers

Study found moms who read to their infants had children with better vocabulary, reading skills