No one really knows when, exactly, memories start to form. But for decades, neuroscientists have been looking for some sort of evidence to give them the answer. They’ve been searching for that unmistakable sign of consciousness in the form of electrical brain activity.
GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is one of the most frequently diagnosed conditions among infants. In its most severe form, the condition can cause food refusal, poor growth due to an inability to hold down food, breathing problems, and blood loss from the esophagus (caused by stomach acid burning the esophagus).
Tuberculosis, or TB, is a contagious bacterial infection that starts in the lungs. With time, the disease can spread to other organs, and in many cases, it is lethal. Unfortunately, while children and adults can be immunized against TB, the vaccine, BCG, has provided very little in the way of protection against the disease.
Earlier this month, five-month-old Keona Hinkel wasn’t eating like she should and she seemed tired all the time. Her mother, Kari Hinkel, took little Keona to the pediatrician. Not sure what was wrong, the pediatrician sent Keona and her mother to the emergency room. It was there that things took a turn for the worse. [...]
Swaddling isn’t a new trend. In fact, it is one of the longest-standing methods for making a baby feel safe, comfortable and warm. But over the years, doctors have learned something very important about swaddling, and it’s something that every new parent should know.
On the 500 block of North 38th Street in Corsicana, Texas, Mihoko and Phillip Brown were settling in for the night. Had it not been for their cat, Stinky, the little bundle that had been left on the door might have gone unnoticed. But as fate would have it, Stinky clued his owners in and a very precious package was found and rescued.
Rotavirus, a condition that can cause severe vomiting and diarrhea, has potentially fatal effects, particularly in young children. A vaccination can be given to prevent the condition, but the vaccine does have one potentially fatal adverse effect – intussusception, a form of bowel obstruction.
For whatever reason, kids find it fascinating to place objects into their mouths, ears and noses. Unfortunately, this often leaves parents panicked and unsure of what to do or who to call.
In parts of the world where costly incubators and medical technology is still not available to save precious preemies, a simple infant sleeping bag developed by an organization is helping save these lives in a cost effective manner.
Last May, the FDA issued a warning advisory regarding the use of a thickening agent, SimplyThick. Originally, the warning was only for premature infants, but the FDA has now extended that warning to all infants after seven babies died.
Are infants able to judge character? A 2007 study, conducted by J. Kiley Hamlin, now assistant professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, says yes. However, a more recent study, conducted by New Zealand’s University of Otago, says maybe not. Who’s right?
Infants, as a general rule, follow adults to learn how to navigate the world they are in. They mimic sounds, facial expressions and even habits and activities. This continues on into toddlerhood and before you know it, toddlers are taking on tasks that they watch their parents do, like pretending they are washing dishes and sweeping. But infants and toddlers don’t trust everyone….
Migrant workers are often required to leave behind their loved ones to search for work so that they can support their families. This is exactly what happened recently in China when a migrant couple left to find work and had left their daughter in the care of her elderly grandmother.