Pediatrics

'Good enough' parenting is good enough, new research says

What really matters in caring for babies may be different than commonly thought, says Lehigh University researcher Susan S. Woodhouse, an expert on infant attachment. In new research, she finds that caregivers need only "get ...

Pediatrics

Blankets, bed-sharing common in accidental baby suffocations

Accidental suffocation is a leading cause of injury deaths in U.S. infants and common scenarios involve blankets, bed-sharing with parents and other unsafe sleep practices, an analysis of government data found.

Pediatrics

3-D images reveal how infants' heads change shape during birth

Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), scientists have captured 3-D images that show how infants' brains and skulls change shape as they move through the birth canal just before delivery. Olivier Ami of Auvergne University ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Parents and 'smart crib' can soothe baby with sensory stimuli

What is the most effective way for parents to soothe their crying babies? A combination of sensory stimuli – by way of swaddling, sound and movement – can help, according to a new study by SEIN, the expertise centre for ...

Pediatrics

Looking for 'help' signals in the blood of newborns with HIE

Measuring a number of biomarkers over time that are produced as the body responds to inflammation and injury may help to pinpoint newborns who are more vulnerable to suffering lasting brain injury due to disrupted oxygen ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Long-term consequences of Zika virus infection

Mice exposed to the Zika virus during later stages of gestation present behaviors reminiscent of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, according to a study of genetically diverse animals. The findings, published in JNeurosci, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Baby talk is similar all over the world

There are vast differences in early child-rearing environments across cultures. For example, the popular French documentary Babies, which documents the life of infants in five different cultures, depicts the multitude of ...

Health

Researcher advocates for hearing screenings for infants

Parents can have their newborns' hearing tested quickly and easily—in fact, the screening can happen moments after birth, as soon as the baby's ears are cleared. It's something that might not be on the radar for new parents, ...

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