Babies

Consumption of choline during pregnancy may boost babies' metabolism

Consumption of choline during pregnancy may boost babies' metabolism

Researchers has found that consuming more foods with choline during pregnancy may boost metabolism and brain development of babies.

Mar 27, 2018, 16:15 PM IST
Here's why breastfeeding is important for infants

Here's why breastfeeding is important for infants

A new study has revealed that breastfeeding can protect the high-birthweight infants from being overweight or obese in childhood.

Mar 19, 2018, 18:14 PM IST
Post stroke, babies use opposite side of brain for language

Post stroke, babies use opposite side of brain for language

The study found that all the individuals studied, aged 12 to 25, who had a left-brain perinatal stroke, used the right side of their brains for language. 

Feb 19, 2018, 17:53 PM IST
New DNA test to screen your child for 193 genetic diseases

New DNA test to screen your child for 193 genetic diseases

The genetic test can be performed at home with a gentle cheek swab and allows parents to gain early insight into their baby's health

Feb 12, 2018, 18:26 PM IST
Beware! Adulterated milk may cause abortions and deformities in babies

Beware! Adulterated milk may cause abortions and deformities in babies

Cattle are fed with many steroids and hormonal injections to boost the delivery of milk production.

Dec 27, 2017, 17:05 PM IST
Air pollution linked to increased risk of low-birth-weight babies: Study

Air pollution linked to increased risk of low-birth-weight babies: Study

The study “should increase awareness that prenatal exposure to small particle air pollution is detrimental to the unborn child.

Dec 20, 2017, 18:58 PM IST
High BP in pregnancy elevates heart risk in babies, says study

High BP in pregnancy elevates heart risk in babies, says study

The research team studied medical records from 19,107 pairs of mothers and their babies born between 2009 and 2015.

Dec 16, 2017, 12:44 PM IST
Preemies with brain injuries more at depression risk: Study

Preemies with brain injuries more at depression risk: Study

For the study, published in the journal eLife, the team used a combination of PET and MRI scans of the brain to identify the precise changes to chemistry and structure of the brain following early brain damage. 

Nov 28, 2017, 18:32 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
IVF babies at greater heart disease risk, says study

IVF babies at greater heart disease risk, says study

 Increased risk of congenital heart defects in newborns when women become pregnant via in vitro fertilization

Nov 23, 2017, 20:34 PM IST
Babies can estimate probability of events, says study

Babies can estimate probability of events, says study

The babies already succeed in determining which colour makes up the majority of the balls and therefore which one is more likely to be drawn.

Nov 05, 2017, 18:34 PM IST
Late preterm birth may elevate heart risk in later life

Late preterm birth may elevate heart risk in later life

Preterm babies are more likely to show an altered control of the heart rate during any high and low energy functions.
 

Nov 02, 2017, 20:40 PM IST
World Breastfeeding Week 2017: Nursing mothers should avoid these foods!

World Breastfeeding Week 2017: Nursing mothers should avoid these foods!

Breastfeeding moms should be very particular of the food they eat as it can affect their baby's health and behaviour

Aug 04, 2017, 14:51 PM IST
'50% new mothers quit jobs for lack of breastfeeding facilities'

'50% new mothers quit jobs for lack of breastfeeding facilities'

Fifty per cent of working women in Indian metro cities feel that corporate houses lack breastfeeding facilities and nearly 54 per cent quit their jobs after giving birth to ensure that their newborns are breastfed, revealed a survey on Tuesday.

Aug 01, 2017, 23:16 PM IST
Babies can identify socially dominant people: Study

Babies can identify socially dominant people: Study

The study evaluated reactions of 80 toddlers who watched three short videos of puppets in simple social situations.

Jul 30, 2017, 19:18 PM IST
Lack of Vitamin E may affect learning skills in babies

Lack of Vitamin E may affect learning skills in babies

Babies who lacked vitamin E nourishment when in the womb are likely to be at an increased risk of developing impairments in mental skills such as learning and metabolic problems, a research has showed.

Jul 29, 2017, 00:37 AM 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
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.

Jul 19, 2017, 20:31 PM IST
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.

Jul 18, 2017, 16:25 PM IST
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.

Jul 15, 2017, 23:22 PM IST