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February 05, 2016

Where Infants Sleep May Affect How Long They Are Breastfed

A new study indicates that mothers who frequently sleep, or bed-share, with their infants consistently breastfeed for longer than mothers who do not bed-share. Also, pregnant women who expressed a strong motivation to breastfeed were more likely to bed-share frequently once their baby was born.

December 07, 2015

Screenbased Activities Can’t Replace Personal Interactions Necessary for Infants’ Development

A new article stresses the importance of direct interactions with family members for infants’ development and finds no scientific evidence for benefits of iPad or DVD programs, which in fact might even cause language delays.

September 21, 2015

Many Babies in Clinical Trials Experience Unnecessary Pain

A recent review found that most newborns that are included in control groups during clinical trials concerning minor painful procedures are denied analgesia, despite international guidelines stating that babies should be prevented from experiencing any avoidable pain.

August 25, 2015

Optimal Breastfeeding Practices May Help Save Infants’ Lives

In a new review of all relevant medical research on breastfeeding practices, infants 0 to 5 months of age who were predominantly, partially, or not breastfed had 1.5-, 4.8-, and 14.4-times higher risks of dying, respectively, compared with exclusively breastfed infants

August 17, 2015

Weight Levels Dropped in Greek Children During the Economic Crisis

A new study indicates that for a 2.5 year period shortly before and during the early years of the Greek economic crisis, the prevalence of overweight and obesity decreased in Greek schoolchildren. This was accompanied by an increase in the prevalence of normal weight children and a slight increase in the prevalence of underweight children.

August 04, 2014

Maternal Singing During Skin-to-Skin Contact Benefits Both Preterm Infants and Their Mothers

A mother who sings to her preterm infant while providing ‘kangaroo care,’ or holding with direct skin-to-skin contact, may see improvements in both her child’s and her own health. The finding comes from an Acta Paediatrica study of 86 mother-infant pairs in a neonatal intensive care unit in Meir Hospital in Israel.

12:00 AM EDT June 18, 2014

Infants Born to Obese Mothers Likely to Have More Fat

Newborn babies born to mothers who were obese before getting pregnant or who gained an excessive amount of weight during pregnancy are more likely to have a high birth weight due exclusively to excess fat.

August 19, 2013

Study Assesses Neurological Risk of Neonatal Steroids

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January 06, 2013

Can Talking to Your Pre-Born Child Improve Their Language Skills?

Pre-born babies have the ability to identify phonetic sounds from their native language if they hear speech while in the womb, new research has discovered. The study, carried out in the U.S. and Sweden, asked if newborns demonstrated prenatal learning by measuring responses to vowels in different languages. The findings revealed that the language heard by fetuses does impact newborn perceptions of native language.

October 18, 2012

Non-infected babies born to HIV mothers have reduced immunity to measles

Non-infected babies born to HIV positive mothers should be vaccinated early against measles, to avoid them acquiring the virus or passing it on to others.

July 17, 2012

Girls with eating disorders regain healthy fatty acid levels when their weight normalises

A study of teenage girls with eating disorders has shown that reduced essential fatty acid levels returned to normal once the girls increased their weight to a healthy level.

February 09, 2012

Physically abused children report higher levels of psychosomatic symptoms

Children who display multiple psychosomatic symptoms, such as regular aches and pains and sleep and appetite problems, are more than twice as likely to be experiencing physical abuse at home than children who do not display symptoms, according to a study in the March edition of Acta Paediatrica.

November 22, 2011

Babies who eat fish before nine months are less likely to suffer pre-school wheeze

Children who started eating fish before nine months of age are less likely to suffer from pre-school wheeze, but face a higher risk if they were treated with broad spectrum antibiotics in the first week of life or their mother took paracetamol during pregnancy. Those are the key findings from a large-scale Swedish study published in the December issue of Acta Paediatrica

September 08, 2011

Europe Needs To Tackle Legal, Ethical And Cultural Barriers To Child Organ Donation

Clinicians from a leading UK children’s hospital have called for European countries to change the way they tackle the shortage of organ donations from children, after a review, published in the September issue of Acta Paediatrica, found a large number of legal, ethical and cultural barriers. 

May 12, 2011

Lack of exercise linked to higher heart disease risk in healthy children as young as nine

Even healthy children as young as nine-years-old can start to show an increased risk of future heart problems if they are physically inactive, according to a study in the May issue of Acta Paediatrica.    

February 17, 2011

Chronically ill children are 88% more likely to suffer physical abuse

Children with chronic health conditions are 88% more likely to suffer physical abuse than healthy children, according to research in the March issue of Acta Paediatrica. They are also 154% more likely to suffer a combination of physical abuse and exposure to intimate partner violence than their healthy school friends.

November 01, 2010

Childhood stroke study identifies the contraceptive pill and smoking as risk factors

Childhood stroke study identifies the contraceptive pill and smoking as risk factors

June 02, 2010

ADHD linked to low maternal education, lone parents and welfare benefits

A major study of more than a million children has found strong links between receiving medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and limited maternal education, single parent families and welfare benefits, according to the June issue of Acta Paediatrica

January 28, 2010

Most parents don’t realise their 4 or 5 year-olds are overweight or obese

Half of the mothers who took part in a study thought that their obese four or five year-old was normal weight, as did 39 per cent of the fathers, according to the February issue of Acta Paediatrica.