Delhi HC notice over health policies for babies with birth defects

The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government on a petition seeking that the necessary health policies by insurance companies or health schemes by government bodies be made available for babies with birth defects.

Mother`s milk vital for premature babies

Incorporating human milk fat supplement into premature infants` diets improves their growth outcomes in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), says a new study.

Infants can tell animate objects from inanimate ones

Does a baby know that a dog can jump a fence while a school bus cannot or a cat can avoid colliding with a wall while a table being pushed into a wall can`t? The answer may be yes!

Baboons groom each other early morning for favors: Study

A new study has revealed that baboons groom each other early in the morning so that they would be favored through the rest of the day.

Over 1,300 infants die in Kalawati Hospital in 1 year

More than 1,300 infants have died in the Kalawati Saran Children Hospital here during the last one year, according to an RTI query.

Five more infants die in Malda hospital

Five more babies have died in the Malda Medical College and Hospital since yesterday, taking the toll in the crib deaths at the facility to 12 in two days.

Seven infant deaths at Malda hospital in past 24 hours

Seven infants have died in past 24 hours at West Bengal`s Malda Medical College and Hospital, which witnessed frequent crib deaths in the recent past.

Microbes in homes may lower asthma risk in infants

Infants exposed to a diverse range of bacterial species in house dust during the first year of life are less likely to develop asthma in early childhood, says a new study.

Exposure to house dust early in life reduces infant`s asthma risk later in life

A new study has revealed that infants exposed to a diverse range of bacterial species in house dust during the first year of life appear to be less likely to develop asthma in early childhood.

Babies even at three months can visually identify stand-out objects

Researchers have said that even by three months of age, babies are visually able to locate objects that stand out from a group.

How infants understand speech

Researchers through cochlear implant simulations have found that infants process speech differently than older children and adults.

Let your infant sleep on back

Do not forget to place your sleeping baby on his/her back as supine sleeping can reduce the risk of of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Infants `sensitive to pleasant touch`

Researchers have suggested that infants show unique physiological and behavioral responses to pleasant touch, which may help to cement the bonds between child and parent and promote early social and physiological development.

Breast-feeding may not be more beneficial than bottle-feeding

A new study comparing siblings who were fed differently during infancy found that that breast-feeding might be no more beneficial than bottle-feeding.

Infants born with cleft lips can lead normal social life if treated on time

Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that occur when the tissues that form the roof of the mouth and the upper lip fail to fuse from one or both sides.

Talking to infants sharpens their language processing skills

A psychologist at Stanford University has shown as to why talking to kids really matters in their language development.

78000 infants die of congenital heart disease in India every year: Doctors

According to a report by leading experts, it has been revealed that about 78,000 infants born with congenital heart disease in India die every year because of inadequate health care facilities.

US OKs mental disability blood test for infants

The Food and Drug Administration has cleared a first-of-a-kind blood test that can help predict intellectual disabilities in infants by analysing their genetic code.

Infants can tell friends from foes

Babies as young as nine months old can tell whether others are likely to be friends, even before they develop language skills or understand social structures, a new study has found.

Andhra Pradesh: 16-year-old girl kills her newborn baby after secretly giving birth

A 16-year-old girl student allegedly threw her newborn baby from the window of her school hostel following which the infant died, police said.