Three babies' bodies found in filthy house in US: Prosecutor

The bodies of three infants were found in a filthy house where four other children were removed by authorities last month, a Massachusetts prosecutor said.

Breast milk protects newborns from 'lethal' intestinal disorder

A new research has revealed that proteins found in breast milk protect newborn infants from devastating intestinal disorder.

Animal fur bed helps reducing asthma risk in infants

A new study has observed that infants who sleep on animal fur in the first three months of life are less likely to suffer from asthma in later childhood.

Want to deliver a healthy baby? Go to green places

If you are planning a baby, better head to a neighbourhood with plenty of greenery.

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.