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Hidden Cost: Breastfeeding is not free

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[27/04/2012] Paediatricians often encourage new mothers to breastfeed their babies for at least the first six months of their infants' lives. Many breastfeeding proponents argue that breastfeeding has financial advantages over formula-feeding — breastfeeding is free, they say. But, according to a new study, it is patently untrue.Hidden Cost: Breastfeeding is not free - Read more

Babies: Caloric Moderation Can Reverse Low Birth Weight and Obesity

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[04/04/2012] Babies who are born small have a tendency to put on weight during childhood and adolescence if allowed free access to calories. However, a new animal model study at University of California Los Angeles found when small babies were placed on a diet of moderately regulated calories during infancy, the propensity of becoming obese decreased.Babies: Caloric Moderation Can Reverse Low Birth Weight and Obesity - Read more

Preemies: “The anatomical maturation of the lung makes a gas exchange possible after the 22nd week of pregnancy at the earliest“

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[02/04/2012] In the event of a premature delivery, the lung of a newborn child is often not able to assume its function. One reason for this: it lacks a tenside called surfactant (surface active agent), that makes sure that the lungs don’t stick together during the breathing process. MEDICA.de spoke to Professor Peter Bartmann, Director of Neonatology at University Hospital Bonn, on how preemies can be helped.Preemies: “The anatomical maturation of the lung makes a gas exchange possible after the 22nd week of pregnancy at the earliest“ - Read more

Batten Disease: Promise for Fatal Neurological Disorder in Kids

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[19/03/2012] Working in mice with the infantile form of Batten disease, a rare but fatal neurological disorder, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Kings College London have discovered dramatic improvements in life span and motor function by treating the animals with gene therapy and bone marrow transplants.Batten Disease: Promise for Fatal Neurological Disorder in Kids - Read more

New Study: More Children Living with 'Life-limiting' Conditions

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[12/03/2012] The number of children with conditions such as muscular dystrophy, neurodegenerative disorders or severe cerebral palsy who are surviving into adulthood has been underestimated, a new study led from the University of Leeds shows.New Study: More Children Living with 'Life-limiting' Conditions - Read more

Excessive Crying Problem: Babies' Colic Linked to Mothers' Migraines

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[21/02/2012] A study of mothers and their young babies by neurologists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has shown that mothers who suffer migraine headaches are more than twice as likely to have babies with colic as mothers without a history of migraines.Excessive Crying Problem: Babies' Colic Linked to Mothers' Migraines - Read more

Children: Brain-Imaging Differences in Infants who Develop Autism

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[20/02/2012] A new study led by the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill found significant differences in brain development starting at age 6 months in high-risk infants who later develop autism, compared to high-risk infants who did not develop autism.Children: Brain-Imaging Differences in Infants who Develop Autism - Read more

Asthma: Breastfeeding is Good for the lungs

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[03/02/2012] Breastfeeding is associated with improved lung function at school age, particularly in children of asthmatic mothers, according to a new study from researchers in Switzerland and the United Kingdom.Asthma: Breastfeeding is Good for the lungs - Read more

Little Ones: Children Exposed to Anaesthesia Multiple Times Show Elevated Rates of ADHD

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[02/02/2012] Mayo Clinic researchers have found that multiple exposures to anaesthesia at a young age are associated with higher rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Little Ones: Children Exposed to Anaesthesia Multiple Times Show Elevated Rates of ADHD - Read more

Psychology: Childhood Hypersensitivity Linked to OCD

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[28/12/2011] In childhood, rituals like regular schedules for meal, bath, and bed times are a healthy part of behavioural development. But combined with oral and tactile sensitivities, such as irritation caused by specific fabrics, these rituals could be an early warning sign of adult Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Psychology: Childhood Hypersensitivity Linked to OCD - Read more