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Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

...ad experienced persistent fluid in the ears during infancy and very early childhood. In the study, children either got ear tubes immediately, or researchers waited up to nine months to do the procedure if the ear fluid persisted. In the group where doctors waited, one-third of the children eventually got ear...

Breast Feeding prevents obesity later on in life

A new research suggests that breast-feeding in infancy reduces the risk of becoming obese in life later on. According to Dr. William H. Dietz of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, who led the research team, effects of breast milk significantly lowered the odds of being ove...

Smoking Linked To Low Infant Birth Weight

...ptible to a number of other health problems during infancy and childhood. Cigarette smoking has been associated with low birth weight in a number of previous studies, and women are advised not to smoke during pregnancy. In general, the women who smoked during the entire pregnancy bore children with a mean re...

Babies Need Vaccination

...ommend a series of seven vaccine shots starting in infancy for all U.S. children. The list is published in January's Pediatrics. The recommendation for hepatitis B shots was made out of concern that some infants of mothers mistakenly thought to be disease-free might be falling through the cracks, said Dr. J...

Eyedrops for amblyopia

...any as 3% of U.S. children and usually develops in infancy or early childhood. Eye drops are just as effective as eye patches for treating "lazy eye" and are less likely to be avoided by children. Standard treatment has been eye patches worn over the unaffected eye to stimulate better vision in the "lazy" e...

Stroke also in list of common childhood ailments

...o had a stroke, say that the causes of a stroke in infancy is largely unknown and that the factors could be as varied as infections, birth defects, blood-clotting disorders and birth trauma. Researchers claim that if risk factors of stroke in infants is identified, it would help in tackling the same problem ...

Children who used anaesthesia drugs could suffer brain damage

...the tests, the rats that had been anaesthetized in infancy performed much worse than rats that had not been subjected to the anaesthesia. The researchers also found that in every rat brain that was examined, moderately severe brain cell death had occurred in several brain regions, including the hippocampus. ...

Shorter infants have lower incomes in later life

...ent. Biological processes linked to poor growth in infancy lead to lifelong impairment of cognitive function with consequent lower //occupational status and income. Researcers at the National Public Health Institute in Helsinki, Finland studied 4,630 men born in Helsinki between 1934 and 1944. The height of...

The Beneficial Effects Of Breast Feeding

...o were randomly given breastmilk or formula during infancy in the early 1980s. The teens underwent cholestero...d that adolescents who were fed breast milk during infancy had a 14-percent lower ratio of LDL to HDL cholesterol and lower concentrations of CRP than adolesce...

Healthy Feeding Guidelines for Children Ages 0 to 24 Months Issued

...ablishing healthy eating patterns during a child’s infancy and toddler-hood. It is the right time for such a review as slowly inappropriate foods are entering children’s diets at earlier ages than epected....

Emergence Of New Gene Scanning Technology In Disease Research

...ofessor Day. Although this research is at still at infancy treatment for diseases in future can be streamlined based on genetic profile of an individual. Professor Day is exploring a combination of meltMADGE and endo VIIMADGE to identify variations in genes causing diseases currently....

Vitamin Supplements During Pregnancy to Boost Fetal Development

...ht for their babies -- a marker for good health in infancy and later in life. On the other hand, low folate status in early pregnancy has been linked with low infant birth weight. It is particularly to be noted that babies with low birth weight -- 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg) or less -- are more likely to have a low ...

Breastfeeding Decline In Middle East Worries UN

... get sick more often and are more likely to die in infancy or childhood," said Mahendra Sheth, Unicef regional health and nutrition adviser for the Middle East and North Africa. The statement points out that even the duration of breastfeeding is gradually declining in most countries, especially in urban are...

Vitamins Found To Influence Birth Weight

...hts are also generally a marker for good health in infancy and later life. Gynecologists say that many women are missing the critical first few weeks of gestation during which their baby really needs folic acid to grow and develop because advice on the nutrient is not handed out until women go for their fi...

Children With Facial Anomalies Are Affected By Parental Tensions

...evated levels of parenting stress seen only during infancy may be stable through toddlerhood. To counter developmental problems, specific guidance tailored to parents of newborns with CFAs could have positive effects on the psychosocial well being of parents and their children. Guidance includes early, accu...

Microscopic Nanobombs Blow Apart Breast Cancer Cells

... says that the nanobomb technology is still in its infancy and that it would be many years before it became an actual reality. Panchapakesan says that the nanobombs were a byproduct of extensive work with carbon nanotubes for the last two years. The main aim of the project was to see if these nanotubes cou...

Plump Infants Getting Obese Later In Life In More Cases

...ing fast: systematic review of size and growth in infancy and later obesity.// Large infants, and those who... The authors believe that factors during or before infancy that are related to infant growth probably influence the risk of later obesity. They suggest that f...

Imbalance In Gender Ratio Addressed By Religious Leaders

...who gives birth to another life is being killed in infancy or shown disrespect." In short, the take home message is that the harmony of the delicate balance between nature and science should never be disturbed. Source: Indo-Asian News Service...

Sperm stem cells could be an alternative to embryonic stem cells in future

...nt of diabetes and Parkinson’s disease is still in infancy due to unresolved ethical issues stemming from the source of these cells - human embryos or mouse cells. Ordinarily, when germ stem cells divide into two cells, one "daughter" cell differentiates to become a sperm while the other remains a stem cel...

One million people to donate their DNA and personal information

...ican Project. The American project is still in its infancy and the Biobank would be started very soon. The Project would be collecting blood samples and your personal lifestyle information and they would help in early identification of diseases before they strike you which is mostly influenced by your genes...

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