Detecting heart defects in newborns has always been difficult for doctors to do. The current level of ultrasound technology combined with the small size of newborn hearts makes finding problems a massive issue. However, new advances in imaging may help doctors discover these defects much easier.
Category: Baby’s health
Most doctors will tell you that breast milk is the best thing for a premature baby to have. For very tiny preemies, the milk is often fortified with additional protein to help increase growth. However, a new study suggests that this boost may not improve preemie weight gain after all.
In the US, an estimated 11 percent of 2-year-olds and 44 percent of 5-year-olds have cavities. Many of them come from low income families who cannot afford preventative dental care. That is where North Carolina has stepped into with their new program “Into the Mouths of Babes.”
Despite warnings from the FDA, some parents are still giving their toddlers unsafe medications. Over-the-counter cold and cough medicines, not made for children under 2, can cause illness or death if used incorrectly.
What toddlers are fed during the first three years of life could affect their IQ later on, a new study may have found. The study, which looked at children’s diet and IQ scores, may have found a slight connection between the two.
This month, think about your baby’s heart most of all. February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, a week to think about this little tested for condition that can be such a traumatic experience for newborns and their families.
Doctors are warning parents that babies are especially susceptible to respiratory virus, or RSV. The illness that barely affects adults can be devastating to small infants and is common this time of year.
Stem cells; is there anything they can’t do? Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have begun human experiments with a technique to transplant a mother’s healthy stem cells into her unborn child.
Giving antibiotics to infants younger than 6 months could increase their risk of asthma. New research has found that even a single dose gave infants a 40 perfect chance of developing asthma later on.