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How do babies understand language?

A study conducted by Dr. Michael Brent, an associate professor of computer science at the Washington University in St. Louis, gives us an insight into the way children understand and speak languages at such a tender age...These findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American association for the advancement of science in San Francisco...For years the ability of children to pick up la...

Test-tube babies show no emotional problems

Babies born with the help of fertility treatment grow into emotionally and socially well-adjusted children, according to new research. ..The world's first study that followed in-vitro, or test tube, babies to the brink of adolescence showed that youngsters who had been conceived through fertility treatments do not suffer any more psychological problems than other children. ..Since Louise Brown, t...

Babies of the deaf communicate

Healthy, hearing babies born to deaf parents and exposed mainly to sign language use their hands to silently ``babble,'' indicating that babbling serves as an important precursor to learning a language. .... Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto, a professor in the departments of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Education at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire believes, that this must be the key that l...

Diabetics and their babies

Babies born to women with diabetes are five times more likely to die at birth than those born to mothers without the condition, say doctors. ..A study carried out by doctors in the north-west of England also found that diabetic women were two and a half times more likely to have babies with birth defects. ....The doctors compared these findings with figures from Sweden. They found that babies bor...

Avoid stress to have strong babies

Stress and anxiety during pregnancy could cause women to have smaller babies, researchers have discovered. ....They believe the effect is caused by reduced blood flow through the arteries that feed the uterus. Doctors from the Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital in London studied 200 expectant mothers. ....They found pregnant women who were more anxious or stressed had "significantly abnormal...

Hypothyroidism can affect babies

Researchers from UK say that, babies of mother's with hypothyroidism are likely to have a low IQ. The thyroid gland secretes hormones which control metabolism, growth and development. Symptoms hypothyroidism include tiredness, dry skin and weight gain.// ....Children born with an underactive thyroid gland can suffer learning difficulties. Pregnant women with the condition are more prone to a pot...

Babies Need Vaccination

According to doctors, all newborns should be vaccinated against hepatitis B before leaving the hospital to protect against possible disease from infected mothers.Previously, giving the shots in the hospital was recommended only for newborns// whose mothers were known to be infected or whose disease status was unknown.The new recommendation is listed in the childhood immunization schedule for 200...

Mothers with periodontitis may deliver premature babies

The more the mouth affected with periodontal disease, the more likely a woman is to deliver a premature baby, according to an ongoing study of more than 1500 pregnant women.// Past studies have shown that women with periodontal disease may be up to seven times more likely to deliver a preterm low birth weight baby. ....The women in the study had no other major risk factors for preterm birth, inc...

Babies of the deaf communicate

Healthy, hearing babies born to deaf parents and exposed mainly to sign language use their hands to silently ``babble,'' indicating that babbling serves as an important precursor to learning a language. .... Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto, a professor in the departments of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Education at Dartmouth College// in Hanover, New Hampshire believes, that this must be the key that...

Smoking Women May Give Birth To Deformed Babies

Pregnant women who smoke may end up giving birth to deformed babies, according to study published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Even smoking half a packet of cigarettes // a day may raise the risk by 29% for the unborn child. The effects may be felt even before the woman is aware that she is pregnant. ....'We found that the more a woman smoked, the higher the risk became that the ba...

Breastfed babies grow rapidly

Researchers feel that, healthy infants breast-fed uniquely for the first three months of life grow faster than their formula-fed peers, but there are no differences in weight,// length or head circumference between the two groups by the time they reach the age of one year. ....The findings contradict research that suggests infants who are fed only breast-milk for the first year of life gain less...

Unborn babies respond to light

In a breakthrough discovery, American researchers have found some of the first concrete evidence that babies do respond to stimuli in the womb. There have always been theories that unborn babies will respond to regimens such as 'hothousing',// where the baby is read to or played music while still in the womb. ....However, the effectiveness of inventions like this has been questionable in the pas...

Babies Should Get Vitamin D Supplement

American Academy of Pediatrics has reported that all infants, particularly those who are breastfed, should be given vitamin D to help prevent rickets, a potentially crippling condition in which the bones fail to grow straight and strong. While breast milk is the best nutrition for babies, it may not contain enough vitamin D to meet babies needs. This happens particularly when youngsters are prote...

Mental growth in babies at risk

New research indicates that cacophony may have an detrimental effect on infant's brain, reducing its ability to recognise sounds. The research claimed, it a reason behind increasing language learning disorders. With increase in noise pollution in societies, the hearing center of a baby's sensitive developing brain could be damaged. In an experiment conducted on young rats, the hearing center, or...

Secret behind Babies soft skin

In a recent study Scientists have discovered that the substance that protects an infant's skin in the womb is a natural moisturizer, wound-healer and antiseptic. The greasy, white secretion, called vernix, develops at about 27 weeks of gestation. Babies born early at 32 to 33 weeks are covered with vernix. However those born full-term may have lost vernix. A study at the Cincinnati Children's Hos...

Thymus transplant could save babies

Babies born without a thymus - an essential immune system component - can get a shot at life with surgery using tissue normally discarded during cardiac operations on other infants, researchers said on Thursday. Between five and 10 children are born in the United States each year without a thymus gland, and they always die because they cannot develop an immune system. ..The thymus is the organ t...

Test tube babies, 25 years later

Considered a pioneering fertility treatment 25 years ago, IVF has now been responsible for an estimated 114,000 babies born in the United States alone, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. ..IVF is a procedure that involves retrieving the eggs from the mother and mixing them in the lab with sperm from the father. The resulting embryo is then placed back into the mother's u...

Babies Brains Are more Fragile

An American study that says babies are more vulnerable to serious brain injuries when they fall than previously believed may help child abuse investigators distinguish between accidental and intentional injury.// ....The University of Pennsylvania study found that rotational forces generated by a baby's head hitting a hard surface can cause widespread, potentially serious brain injuries. These ca...

Hope for Babies Born With Spinal Muscular Atrophy

One in 5,000 babies is born with SMA ( a terminal condition called spinal muscular atrophy ).// Eighty percent of those babies have a severe form of the disease. No treatment has shown effect against this disorder and these babies rarely live until their second birthday . Although children with SMA have many physical disabilities, they do score well on IQ tests. ..The pathology of SMA is similar...

Drugs Taken During Pregnancy Found To Affect Unborn Babies

The lifetime risk for depression in women ranges from 10 percent to 25 percent, with the peak prevalence occurring during // the childbearing years. Some reports suggest as many as 14 percent of pregnant women suffer from depression and up to 35 percent of women use antidepressants during pregnancy. Studies involving infants exposed to SSRIs in the womb have shown few ill effects, so most doctors...

Drug to stop HIV spread to babies may Indirectly harm The Mother

The World Health Organization estimates that 40 million people are infected with the AIDS virus, 95 percent //of them in developing countries. In some African countries, 40 percent of pregnant women have the virus. Last year, an estimated 700,000 children caught HIV. ....In impoverished areas where the risk is greatest, researchers have settled on a simple, one-time treatment for HIV-infected pr...

The Use Of Viagra for Babies Questioned

Researchers say the drug Viagra, used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, may also help infants with a condition known as chronic pulmonary // hypertension. Chronic pulmonary hypertension causes blood pressure to rise inside the lungs, which can cause heart failure and death. Researchers say there is little that can be done for people with the condition. ..Standard treatment for infants wi...

Vitamin use in Babies Might Lead to Asthma and Allergies

Starting your kids on vitamins too early may result in asthma or food allergies say researchers. Vitamin supplementation during the first six months after birth has shown an increased risk for asthma in black children // and food allergies in children who are only formula fed. Vitamin use at age 3 was also linked to an increased risk for food allergies but not asthma. ..A higher risk for asthma w...

Babies Born By C- section At A Greater Risk for Allergies

Babies born by Cesarean section may have greater sensitivity to certain foods and are at a greater risk for diarrhea, // according to a recent study. ..Researchers studied 865 babies who had been exclusively breast-fed until they were 4 months old. None was born prematurely, and they were all born into families with a history of allergies. The babies were monitored on four separate occasions unti...

Indian Treatment for Iraqi Babies

God willing, in about a month’s time from now five-year-old Hussain Abbas and Mohamed Salman, 10, will be able to return home to Baghdad as normal children.// Part of a contingent of 20 Iraqi kids who have arrived in Chennai to surgically correct their complicated cardiac problems by the Much Acclaimed heart surgeon Dr K.M. Cherian, who specialises in healing babies, these two underwent assessmen...

Study Proves That MMR Vaccine Is Not Connected To Autistic Babies

Researchers have shown that Autism had been on the rise in Japan, even after the country has banned the shots of MMR // to its children. ..MMR vaccine is one of the must-have vaccines to be given to children before they turn two, as prescribed by WHO. ..An edition of the journal Lancet in 1998 had published a paper relating the MMR vaccine to rise of autism in children. Based on the report, the...

Low hemoglobin may make mothers bond less with their babies

Maternal iron deficiency can lead to mothers being less emotionally involved with their children //after birth. This was the result of a new study done by researchers of Pennsylvania State University. ....Iron deficiency at the time of pregnancy and childbirth was previously related to post-partum depression and slowing down of thinking and memory in women. The new study suggests that bonding wi...

Pregnant mothers dental health can lead to pre-term babies

It is a known fact that pregnancy is associated with dental problems. But are the dental bacteria affecting the pregnant mothers strong enough to affect the babies’ birth weight or the time of delivery?// ....In a study done by the New York University College of Dentistry, US, say that it is possible that dental bacteria affect the pregnancy by causing pre-term delivery or babies born with low b...

Contraceptive pills may lead to deformities in babies

Chemicals found in oral contraceptives may lead to babies born with deformed prostate glands.//.. ..Researchers of University of Missouri, US, have found out that prostate deformities can happen if the pregnant mothers continue taking the contacepive pills even after conceiving. The pills contain ostrogen like chemiclasthat are alos present in the plastic packagings. Deformities of the prostate g...

Colic in babies may be related to maternal depression and stress

Babies who cry constantly are often termed as colic, although there seem to exist// a number of explanations regarding what is colic. A recent study had linked babies with colic to mothers who suffer from severe post partum depression and stress from handling a baby without any support system. ....Post partum depression is the depression that several mothers suffer after childbirth. When mothers...

New treatment for babies with sickle cell anemia

Oral liquid hydroxyurea had shown good results when administered to babies with sickle cell// anemia. ....Sickle cell anemia is one of the sickle cell disease. A sickle cell disease is often inherited. Sickle cell anemia is the condition where there is anemia and sickle cell hemoglobin is produced. Sickle cells can block small blood vessels and thus can cause damage and pain to the major organs l...

Low birth weight in babies may mean health risk for fathers

Parents of children who are born with low birth weight may be at heightened risk// of cardiovascular diseases. This is as truer for the mothers as well as for the fathers. ....In a research done by the researchers of Karolinska Institutet report that poor fetal growth that leads to low birth weight stems may lead to higher risk of cardiovascular diseases. However this may be a genetic condition c...

Premature Babies More Likely If Women Have Higher Protein Albumin In Urine

Women who loose protein in the urine or albuminuria (albumin is major part// the protein spectrum in the body) are more likely to have pre-mature babies according to a study. A simple, inexpensive test for urinary albumin may help doctors to predict mothers-to-be at risk who are likely to deliver early. ....A study was released in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (the official journal of t...

Neonatal Risk Of Death Is More For Babies Born At Night

Babies born at night have an increased risk of death, by about 12 to 16% than their counterparts born //at other times of the day said a new research published in the latest issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology... ..Researchers for Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Stanford University, who had done the research, said that this risk is more for babies in their first month of...

American scientists alter gene makeup of babies

The BBC and the British Scientific journal Human Reproduction on Friday last, announced that a group of US scientists has successfully altered the genetic make up of babies. .... But Jacques Cohen, one of the scientists who developed the technique in the United States, denied that the children had been born with altered genes...However the journal reported on Friday that the first huma...

Perfect babies boon or a bane?

The manipulation of inheritable genes to enable people to produce more ‘perfect’ children could radically change our attitudes to family relationships and on being human, warns a leading US science organisation. ....Many aspiring parents with inheritable diseases hold out great hope for IGM technology, which offers them the possibility of avoiding passing diseases such as Huntington’s Disease and...

Spread Of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Is A Probability, Say Experts

Researcher from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine had said in a research finding to be published in The New England Journal of Medicine that the disease called Rocky Mountain spotted fever may spread faster// than people thought possible, to cause an outbreak. ..The research highlights the importance of the recent outbreak in Arizona, US, as the first confirmed cases that could be trac...

Couples in Britain can have “designer” babis

The British government may approve the fertility law so that couples in UK can choose the sex and possibly the genes of their “designer” babies. The UK government highlighted more than 70 fertility issues on Tuesday // that are to be totally reappraised in its proposed update of the 1990 Human Fertilization and Embryology Act. The ministers of the UK governments are possibly approving the new law...

Obesity, diabetes in pregnant women affects babies

New York, Aug 28 : Researchers report that mother to be who are obese and have associated diabetes can have impact on the growth of their unborn babies... ..Researchers examined the possible link between obesity, diabetes and three adverse pregnancy outcomes // - primary caesarean delivery, pre-term birth and low birth-weight (LBW)- by racial, or ethnic group... ..Terry J. Rosenberg of Medical He...

Toxic chemicals found in domestic products poisoning newborn babies

Recent research study has found that baby in the womb of pregnant women can be damaged by chemicals found in perfumes and household cleaning products. It was also found that these chemicals reach the baby from// the mother through the umbilical cord. The study was conducted in 27 newborn babies and 42 new mothers. The samples were tested for 8 groups of chemicals. All the tested samples were posi...
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