vaccines for infnts

Genetics Influence How Protective Childhood Vaccines are for Individual Infants

A genome-wide search in thousands of children in the UK and Netherlands has revealed genetic variants associated with differing levels of protective antibodies produced after routine childhood immunizations. The findings, appearing June 11 in the journal Cell Reports, may inform the development of new vaccine strategies and could lead to personalized vaccination schedules to maximize vaccine effectiveness.

by Staff Reporter

For infants, distinguishing between friends and strangers is a laughing matter (IMAGE)

Infants knows the difference between friends and strangers laugh

The study shows five-month-olds can make judgments about relationships through co-laughter

by Staff Reporter

Intervention with at-risk infants increases children's compliance at age 3 (IMAGE)

Intervention with at-risk infants increases children's compliance at age 3

Children who are maltreated often develop problems complying with directions and expectations of parents and other authority figures.

by Staff Reporter

Newborn

Researchers find febrile infants may not need painful tests, antibiotics, hospitalizations

A national research team led by UC Davis Health clinicians and researchers from the University of Michigan, Nationwide Children's Hospital and Columbia University, has derived and validated a new protocol for emergency departments that can determine which infant patients with fevers, age 60 days or younger, are at low risk of significant bacterial infections.

by Staff Reporter

Colombian Malls Display Breastfeeding Mannequins To Symbolize Safe Haven For Lactating Mothers

Colombian Malls Display Breastfeeding Mannequins To Symbolize Safe Haven For Lactating Mothers

With the abysmal rates of breastfeeding in Colombia, Amigos de la Lactancia campaigned normalization of breastfeeding by encouraging retail shops to install breastfeeding mannequins.

by Olivia Etienne

IUD baby goes viral after holding birth control device in hand after birth

Baby Born Holding His Mom's IUD: What Really Happened, As Mother Explains [PHOTO]

Lucy Hellein gave birth to Dexter Tyler on April 27 and decided to have fun with his birth announcement photo, which went viral.

by Amanda Moore

Parasitic Twin 'Feeds Off' Sibling: Indian Baby Born With Extra Head And Hands On Her Stomach

Parasitic Twin 'Feeds Off' Sibling: Indian Baby Born With Extra Head And Hands On Her Stomach

A mother from India gave birth to parasitic twins last month and just recently, the non-viable twin was removed from her sibling.

by Olivia Etienne

Triplets With Craniosynostosis

NY Triplets With Same Rare Skull Deformity Recovering Well After Surgery, Make Medical History

All three boys, Jackson, Hunter and Kaden Howard, had craniosynostosis which affect one in 2,500 births.

by Amanda Moore

Turbulent Flight Hurts Passengers

Extremely Turbulent Flight Leaves 3 Babies, 27 Passengers With Broken Bones And Head Injuries

All 27 injured passengers, including the babies, received treatment and care from doctors. Some remained in the hospital for a full recovery.

by Amanda Moore

Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention

Shaken Baby Syndrome: What Parents And Caregivers Must Do To Avoid An Accident

Whether done on purpose or by accident, there's no way to reverse the damage of shaken baby syndrome.

by Amanda Moore

Artificial Womb For Premature Babies

Hope For Premature Babies: Artificial Womb Technology To Save Preemies? Scientists Succeeds In Lamb Test

Have scientists from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia found the answer to helping premature babies develop normally in this artificial womb experiment?

by Amanda Moore

Pros & Cons Of Pacifier: Why Binky Usage Should Not Be An Issue At All

Pros & Cons Of Pacifier: Why Binky Usage Should Not Be An Issue At All

Nancy Williams, a coordinator of professional education at UNC Asheville, shared that parents should not be afraid to use pacifiers, provided they know when to stop the kids from using them.

by Olivia Etienne

Swaddling Babies

Swaddling Babies: Doctors Warn Of Risk As Baby Develops Hip Dysplasia

Doctors noticed an increase in hip dysplasia cases due to swaddling. Many parents from the U.S., the U.K. and Australia do this with their newborns but some do it improperly.

by Amanda Moore

Jamelle Peterkin

Texas Mom Faces Charges For Burning And Torturing Own Son

A Texas mother was seen in a video burning her son and stuffing plastic to his mouth.

by Claire Parker

Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets and Gel

Federal Drug Administration Orders Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets Recall, Suspects Toxic Risks

The Federal Drug Administration ordered the recall of Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets.

by Claire Parker

10 infants tested positive for MRSA

How Infants Contacted Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug MRSA Without Their Mothers Knowing

A hospital in California remained mum despite the fact that their patients got infected by MRSA while inside the pediatric ICU.

by Abbie Kraft

US Embassy Interviews Terrorist Baby

Terrorist Baby? US Embassy Summons 3-Month-Old For Interview After Grandpa's Error In Travel Forms

Officials at the U.S. Embassy wanted to be sure Harvey Kenyon-Cairns, three months, had no plans of blowing up America, so they invited him to an interview.

by Amanda Moore

Flat Head Syndrome In Babies

Flat Head Syndrome: How Bad Is Flat Head In Babies? What Parents Can Do To Correct Plagiocephaly

Flat head syndrome or plagiocephaly in babies is common and the solutions are easy if parents pay enough attention.

by Amanda Moore

Chahat Kumar

How An 8-Month-Old Baby In India Gained Weight Like An Average 4-Year-Old

A photo of an Indian baby, eight-months-old, weighing like an average four-year-old circulated online.

by Claire Parker

Floating Neck Rings In Baby Spa

Baby Spa Floating Neck Rings Have Hidden Risks, Experts Warn [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

Business is booming for baby spas in Australia but some experts warn parents there are risks despite the perks.

by Amanda Moore

Baby Boxes And Sleep Safety Practices

Baby Box Sleep Safety: Cincinnati Doctors Not Convinced Cardboard Boxes Reduce SIDS - Here's Why!

Finland pioneered baby boxes decades ago and now more states in America are embracing the practice but Cincinnati doctors want more scientific proof that it's effective.

by Amanda Moore

Birth Asphyxia: Weather-Predicting Technology May Help Oxygen-Deprived Neonates To Survive

Birth Asphyxia: Weather-Predicting Technology May Help Oxygen-Deprived Neonates To Survive

Technology of a weather-forecasting tool may be the answer to a long-standing pediatric grey matter as it can be used to test infant's response to asphyxia treatments.

by OIivia Etienne

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