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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FDA issues warning against homeopathic teething products, says it may harm infants

Consumers should stop using these products and dispose of any in their possession, FDA recommended on Friday.

DNA: Analyzing the harmful effect of dreadful bacteria 'Superbug'

Analyzing dreadful bacteria "Superbug" and its harmful effects on infants. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

High vitamin B level in mother's may reduce eczema risk in infants

A new study conducted by researchers has found that babies whose mothers possess a higher level of particular type of vitamin B during pregnancy may be at a lesser risk of developing eczema, which involves inflammation of the skin.

DNA: Analyzing the harmful effects of superbug bacteria on infants

Analyzing the harmful effects of superbug bacteria and its effects on infants. Analyzing the Antimicrobial resistance of superbug and its effect on infants. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

Use alternatives to food to comfort infants: Study

Parents could reward infants with activity or cuddling rather than food, encouraging healthy behaviour and lifestyle in the future, says a study.

Maternal language shapes infants cry melodies

Maternal language shapes infants cry melodies

During the last quarter of pregnancy, the babies get ample opportunity to become acquainted with their "mother language."