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Moms-to-be beware! Taking antibiotics during pregnancy may up risk of birth defects in babies

Moms-to-be beware! Taking antibiotics during pregnancy may up risk of birth defects in babies

A new study has revealed that women should not take certain antibiotics during their preganancy as it increases the risk of major birth defects in newborn.

Babies start learning language in the womb: Study

Babies start learning language in the womb: Study

Previous studies have demonstrated this by measuring changes in babies' behaviour - for example, by measuring whether babies change the rate of sucking on a pacifier when the speech changes from one language to a different language with different rhythmic properties.

Giving caffeine to premature babies may improve their breathing ability and lung function: Study

Giving caffeine to premature babies may improve their breathing ability and lung function: Study

The findings found that premature babies who are given caffeine perform significantly better in tests that measure their ability to breathe out at 11 years old.

Mom-to-be beware! Consuming fizzy drinks during pregnancy may make your child obese

Mom-to-be beware! Consuming fizzy drinks during pregnancy may make your child obese

The finding found that pregnant women who consume just two fizzy drinks a day before childbirth could increase their child’s risk of becoming obese.

Babies born big more likely to have weight problems later

Babies born big more likely to have weight problems later

The study, published in the journal Pediatric Obesity, looked at 10,186 children across the US, both those born at term and those born prematurely. 

IVF babies have same cognitive skills as naturally conceived kids, says study

IVF babies have same cognitive skills as naturally conceived kids, says study

The study was conducted by city-based Indira IVF and states that in many cases babies born through IVF are more brainy and smart.

Fever during pregnancy increases risk of autism in kids

Fever during pregnancy increases risk of autism in kids

Babies prenatally exposed to maternal fever during the second trimester are likely to be at 40 per cent raised risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, said the study.

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. 

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.

Mothers take note! Babies sleep better in their own room

Mothers take note! Babies sleep better in their own room

Sudden infant death syndrome is the sudden unexplained death of a child less than one year of age.

Newborn baby walking immediately after birth has social media in awe! - WATCH VIDEO

Newborn baby walking immediately after birth has social media in awe! - WATCH VIDEO

The video that went viral as soon as it was posted, shows a newborn baby – just fresh out of its mother's womb – draped over a nurse's arm and actually balancing on its feet and walking on the bed as if it's the most common thing ever!

Babies born via IVF as smart as naturally conceived children: Study

Babies born via IVF as smart as naturally conceived children: Study

According to the study, parents who undergo such treatments are generally older, more educated and have a higher socio-economic status than parents who had naturally conceived children.

Zika virus infections may cause eye diseases to unborn babies, says study

Zika virus infections may cause eye diseases to unborn babies, says study

A new study has found zika virus infections may cause lasting eye diseases which could pose more danger to unborn babies than previously thought.

9-month-old baby girl loses finger after staff shuts door on her hand at Gurugram daycare

9-month-old baby girl loses finger after staff shuts door on her hand at Gurugram daycare

The tragic incident that occurred on May 19 was revealed by the child's mother Bhawna Rastogi, who took to social media to share her traumatic experience with the 'Intellitots daycare centre at Fortis Memorial Institute in sector 44 Gurgaon.

New therapy can prevent transmission of HIV from mother to babies

New therapy can prevent transmission of HIV from mother to babies

The antiretroviral treatment (ART) during pregnancy, labour pain and delivery can protect the health of mother-to-be and her baby. 

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.

Do you know -  How many babies are born in US via IVF?

Do you know - How many babies are born in US via IVF?

The latest report released by the US Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) this week shows that nearly 68,000 babies were born using one or the other of the methods in 2015.

Why your baby needs rotavirus vaccine

Why your baby needs rotavirus vaccine

It has been estimated that rotavirus vaccination can prevent 41,000 to 48,000 deaths of children under 5 years of age in India.

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.

Babies in UK, Canada and Italy cry the most in world

Babies in UK, Canada and Italy cry the most in world

Researchers from University of Warwick in the UK calculated the average of how long babies fuss and cry per twenty-four hours across different cultures in their first twelve weeks.