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Obstetrics & gynaecology

Microbiome of mother's vagina may affect infant mortality risk and baby's development

A new study in mice from University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers showed that an unhealthy vaginal microbiome in pregnant mothers in combination with an unhealthy diet contributed to increased pup deaths and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Infant deaths from RSV are much higher than previously known: study

A new study found that nearly one in ten of all deceased infants under 6 months old were infected with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Two-thirds of infant fatalities from RSV occurred in the community and would have been ...


The effects of pediatric critical illness on absenteeism

Children who survive critical illness and their parents commonly experience physical, emotional, and cognitive conditions as a result of the critical illness. These effects can also include prolonged absences from school ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Child behavioral health in sub-Saharan Africa

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa have experienced considerable political and social instability. They also have the highest rates of HIV/AIDS and malaria globally, resulting in a myriad of physical and cognitive consequences ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Risk for early-onset sepsis low for infants with low-risk delivery

(HealthDay)—Infants born at all gestational ages with low-risk delivery characteristics have a low risk for early-onset sepsis (EOS) and may not require initiation of empiric antibiotic therapy immediately following birth, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting kids

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a common misconception is that kids aren't affected much by COVID-19, and if they were to get sick, their symptoms would be mild. However, the pandemic is affecting children in many ways, ...


Ultrasound technique predicts hip dysplasia in infants

A technique that uses ultrasound images to determine the depth and shape of the hip socket can accurately predict which infants with hip dysplasia will develop normal hip structure and which remain dysplastic, according to ...


Sleep routines set kids up for success at school

Late night movies, gaming marathons and impromptu sleepovers may have featured over the holidays, but as we near a new school term, UniSA sleep experts say it's time to settle kids back into a regular sleep routine.


Light, flexible school shoes the best option for kids

They may not be the hardiest, but children's school shoes that allow more natural movement are the best choice, positively impacting children's foot strength, muscle structure and balance as they grow according to new research ...


The dribble test: How toddlers spot close social ties

The thought of sharing an ice cream cone with a stranger can trigger feelings of disgust—however that's often not the case with someone close to us, such as a romantic partner or child.


Correctly classifying coughs with machine learning

Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have shown that deep learning models can accurately distinguish between healthy and sick children using only their cough sounds. These findings, published ...


Feeding mode of newborns could influence oral bacteria makeup

After birth, the human mouth quickly becomes a hotbed of microbial variation. Streptococcus species largely dominate the oral cavity for the first six weeks of life, but the bacterial population diversifies with age and experience. ...