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Changing Information: Speed Limit on Babies' Vision

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[15/07/2011] Babies have far less ability to recognize rapidly changing images than adults, according to research from the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. The results show that while infants can perceive flicker or movement, they may not be able to identify the individual elements within a moving or changing scene as well as an adult.Changing Information: Speed Limit on Babies' Vision - Read more

Finding: Early Embryos Can Correct Genetic Abnormalities

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[07/07/2011] Professor William G. Kearns told the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology that a three-day-old embryo with an incorrect number of chromosomes was capable of undergoing "a dynamic process of genetic normalisation" so that by day five, when it had developed to the blastocyst stage, it had become euploid, with the correct number of chromosomes.Finding: Early Embryos Can Correct Genetic Abnormalities - Read more

New Strategies: Helping Preterm Babies Get the Best Start

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[28/06/2011] Babies born prematurely could be at greater risk of developing kidney diseases later in life according to a landmark study investigating the impacts of preterm birth on kidney development.New Strategies: Helping Preterm Babies Get the Best Start - Read more

New Immunization Campaigns: Fall in Cases of Meningitis A in Africa After Vaccine Introduction

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[09/06/2011] Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger report the lowest number of confirmed meningitis A cases ever recorded during an epidemic season this year following the successful introduction of a new vaccine that could eliminate the primary cause of the deadly disease from Africa's meningitis belt, announced the Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP) today. New Immunization Campaigns: Fall in Cases of Meningitis A in Africa After Vaccine Introduction - Read more

Early Nutrition: Long-term Metabolic Impact

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[02/05/2011] Nutrition during the first days or weeks of life may have long-term consequences on health, potentially via a phenomenon known as the metabolic programming effect.Early Nutrition: Long-term Metabolic Impact - Read more

Fetuses: Why some children are harmed by mother's alcohol, but others aren't

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[01/04/2011] Exposure to alcohol in the womb doesn't affect all fetuses equally. Why does one woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy give birth to a child with physical, behavioural or learning problems - known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder - while another woman who also drinks has a child without these problems?Fetuses: Why some children are harmed by mother's alcohol, but others aren't - Read more

Infant Hearing Loss: Early Detection and Intervention Key to Rehabilitation

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[25/03/2011] Early intervention and close follow-up are key to rehabilitating hearing loss in children, says Doctor Paul R. Kileny, director of the University of Michigan’s Audiology and Electrophysiology program.Infant Hearing Loss: Early Detection and Intervention Key to Rehabilitation - Read more

Fetal Surgery: Huge Step Forward in Treating Children with Spina Bifida

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[11/02/2011] Performing delicate surgery in the womb, months before birth, can substantially improve outcomes for children with a common, disabling birth defect of the spine.Fetal Surgery: Huge Step Forward in Treating Children with Spina Bifida - Read more

Early Antibiotic Use: Increased Risk of Childhood Asthma

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[27/01/2011] When babies are given antibiotics, their risk of developing asthma by age 6 may increase by 50 percent. Early Antibiotic Use: Increased Risk of Childhood Asthma - Read more

Pregnancy: Perinatal Bisphenol-A Exposure May Affect Fertility

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[03/12/2010] Exposure to a ubiquitous environmental chemical during pregnancy may impair reproductive capacity of female offspring, according to a study. Pregnancy: Perinatal Bisphenol-A Exposure May Affect Fertility - Read more