Autistic kids more likely to have gastrointestinal issues

Autistic children are two-and-a- half times more likely to have persistent gastrointestinal symptoms as infants and toddlers, a new study has found.

Six infants die in Malda Medical College Hospital

At least six infants born "underweight and malnourished", five of them new born, have died at Malda Medical College Hospital here, hospital official said on Friday.

16 infants die in last 6 days at Kolkata hospital

At least 16 new-borns have died in the last six days at the state-run B C Roy Memorial Hospital here.

US state may allow 'baby boxes' for surrendering newborns

Indiana could become the first US state to allow use of the baby boxes on a broad scale to prevent dangerous abandonments of infants if a bill, which unanimously passed the House this week, clears the state Senate.

Eating peanuts early could prevent allergy in infants, finds study

With peanut allergies on the rise worldwide, a study Monday found that contrary to previous advice, feeding foods containing peanuts to babies before 11 months of age may help prevent allergies.

Millions of Pakistani infants short of anti-TB vaccination

 Millions of infants in Pakistan will miss anti-tuberculosis immunization due to a countrywide shortage of Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine that protects them from tuberculosis.

Eating peanuts early could prevent allergy in infants: Study

With peanut allergies on the rise worldwide, a study Monday found that contrary to previous advice, feeding foods containing peanuts to babies before 11 months of age may help prevent allergies.

How much sleep do we really need?

The National Sleep Foundation in the US has done an extensive research and chalked out guidelines on how much sleep you really need at each age.

32 including 10 babies die within 24 hours at Bangla hospital

 At least 32 people, including 10 newborn babies, have died mysteriously within 24 hours at a major state-run hospital in Bangladesh, prompting government today to launch a ministry level probe into the incident.

Mothers actually speak less clearly to their babies

Contrary to the common perception that elders need to talk to babies in simpler words, new research suggests they may actually speak less clearly to their infants than they do to adults.

Chennai: Two infants die after vaccination, govt issues clarification

Two infants Saturday died at a government hospital here allegedly after they were administered BCG vaccine, prompting the state government to issue a clarification.

Naps help babies have better memories: Study

Here is a piece of news worth noting for the parents as a new study suggests that a 30-minute nap during daytime plays a crucial role as it helps boost babies' memories.

WHO approves Indian meningitis vaccine for African infants

The World Health Organization (WHO) has opened the door to routine immunization of infants in sub-Saharan Africa by approving a vaccine manufactured by Pune-based Serum Institute of India Ltd (SIIL) that has all but got rid of the deadly meningitis epidemics.

How human speech influences young infants

A new theory has suggested that human speech has a surprising influence on young infants.

Canadian who killed eight spared two infants: Police

A Canadian who murdered eight people including his wife spared two infants during his deadly rampage, police said, while reports emerged Saturday that he had previously threatened his family.

Google Glass to help mothers monitor newborns

A US hospital is set to use Google Glass to enable mothers stay in contact with their newborns even after the infants are shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU).

An app to help infants with heart defects

A new app to directly connect infants who have had a critical heart surgery with doctors has been created.

Remains of Ice Age infants found in Alaska

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of two Ice Age infants buried more than 11,000 years ago at a site in Alaska, which represent the youngest human remains ever found in North America.

13 newborns die in Malda Hospital in last 72 hours

Thirteen newborns have died at the state-run Malda Medical College and Hospital since Tuesday.

Breastfeeding a double-edged sword

Mothers are likely to experience shame irrespective of whether or not they breastfeed their infants, new research says.