Infants

Newborns under stress feel more pain but don't express it

Newborns under stress feel more pain but don't express it

Stressed newborn babies brains show a heightened response to pain, but the baby is unlikely to express it by crying, a study reveals.

Dec 04, 2017, 17:28 PM IST
Babies can infer motivations of others much earlier than thought

Babies can infer motivations of others much earlier than thought

The ability to assess how much someone values a particular goal requires integrating information about both the costs of obtaining a goal and the benefit gained by the person seeking it.
 

Nov 25, 2017, 18:07 PM IST
AI may help evaluate brain maturity in preterm infants

AI may help evaluate brain maturity in preterm infants

The new electroencephalogram (EEG) software, which can record the electrical activity of the brain, is the first EEG-based brain maturity evaluation system in the world, the researchers said.
 

Oct 28, 2017, 16:51 PM IST
Kids exposed to pet allergens as infants at lower risk of developing asthma

Kids exposed to pet allergens as infants at lower risk of developing asthma

The finding could help design strategies to prevent asthma from developing, alleviating the burden of this disease placed on millions of people, as well as on their families and communities, researchers said.

Sep 20, 2017, 14:14 PM IST
World Breastfeeding Week 2017: Here's why you should breastfeed your baby!

World Breastfeeding Week 2017: Here's why you should breastfeed your baby!

Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child's good health and survival.

Aug 02, 2017, 19:16 PM IST
Babies are smarter than you think – Can predict people's behaviour, judge preferences!

Babies are smarter than you think – Can predict people's behaviour, judge preferences!

The findings demonstrated that infants look for consistent patterns of behaviour and make judgements about people's preferences based on simple probabilities calculated from observed events and actions.

Jul 28, 2017, 14:16 PM IST
Premature babies at great risk of dying from sudden infant death syndrome: Study

Premature babies at great risk of dying from sudden infant death syndrome: Study

The researchers found that infants born between 24 to 27 weeks had a more than three times higher chance than babies born full term of dying before their first birthday of a sudden unexpected infant death, which is comprised of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths.

Jun 27, 2017, 23:36 PM IST
Newborn baby nibbled by rats at Rajasthan hospital

Newborn baby nibbled by rats at Rajasthan hospital

The incident occurred on Monday at MG Hospital in Banswara, which is over 500 km from state capital Jaipur. 

Jun 13, 2017, 14:10 PM IST
Here's why you shouldn't sleep next to your baby

Here's why you shouldn't sleep next to your baby

They found that babies who shared a room at four months were more likely to have a blanket, pillow or other unapproved object that could increase chances of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the sudden unexplained death of a child less than one year of age.

Jun 09, 2017, 11:19 AM IST
Maternal sleep apnea may elevate birth defects in infants

Maternal sleep apnea may elevate birth defects in infants

Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder which occurs when a person's throat muscles intermittently relax and block the airways during sleep and causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep.

Jun 04, 2017, 12:50 PM IST
Micronutrients deficiency most prevalent health condition among newborns: Experts

Micronutrients deficiency most prevalent health condition among newborns: Experts

Every day, over 6,000 children die in India under the age of five and more than half of these deaths are caused by micronutrient malnutrition-primarily due to lack of Vitamin A, iron, iodine, zinc and folic acid.

Jun 03, 2017, 12:40 PM IST
Vaccinating pregnant women year-round reduces risk of flu virus infection in babies!

Vaccinating pregnant women year-round reduces risk of flu virus infection in babies!

The study has showed that vaccinating pregnant mothers year-round is likely to reduce the infant flu virus infection rates by an average of 30 per cent, increase birth weights by 15 per cent and result in babies having less influenza.

May 16, 2017, 23:04 PM IST
Revealed – Babies as young as six months of age show racial bias

Revealed – Babies as young as six months of age show racial bias

Researchers found that infants at six to nine months of age looked longer at own-race faces when paired with happy music as opposed to with sad music.

Apr 12, 2017, 14:34 PM IST
Excess brain fluid may predict high risk of autism in infants

Excess brain fluid may predict high risk of autism in infants

Researchers claimed that babies with excess brain fluid are at the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder(ASD).

Mar 07, 2017, 21:29 PM IST
Stress before pregnancy may lead to eczema in infants

Stress before pregnancy may lead to eczema in infants

The study from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, is the first to link preconception maternal stress to the risk of atopic eczema in the child.

Mar 04, 2017, 12:15 PM IST
Infants require five times more nutrition during first three years, say doctors

Infants require five times more nutrition during first three years, say doctors

They said iron is one of the critical elements, not just for production of haemoglobin but also for brain development.

Feb 19, 2017, 21:22 PM IST
This new drug show hope for infants with rare, fatal muscle disease

This new drug show hope for infants with rare, fatal muscle disease

A new study by US researchers have found a new novel drug that shows hope for infants suffering with rare, fatal muscle disease.

Dec 07, 2016, 21:41 PM IST
Infants seated in car for long can lead to suffocation risk, says study

Infants seated in car for long can lead to suffocation risk, says study

Infants and new born kids, if seated in cars for more than 30 minutes, may be at a risk of suffocation, suggests a study published in the Daily Mail.

Nov 13, 2016, 20:26 PM IST
Find out! Is your toddler allergic to peanuts?

Find out! Is your toddler allergic to peanuts?

Infants might be allergic to peanuts which make parents perplexed about when and how to introduce peanut-containing foods to them.

Nov 12, 2016, 23:24 PM IST

Scientists establish link between cesarean birth and obesity in infants

A recent study conducted at the Purdue University on an indigenous group of Maya people fortified the link between Cesarean births and obesity in children.

Oct 13, 2016, 19:35 PM IST