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Infants News

Why do babies cry at night?

The obvious answers are because the baby is hungry, wet, cold or lonely. Wrong, according to new research: babies cry because they don't want any siblings.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

France says baby deaths likely due to 'isolated' lapse in IV bags

Paris - An "isolated" lapse in the manufacture of intravenous nutrient bags likely caused the recent deaths of up to five babies at a French hospital, the health minister said Friday.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Motrin Infants Drops recalled

Johnson & Johnson are recalling three lots, approximately 200,000 bottles, of Concentrated Motrin Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor 0.5 fl. Oz. bottles distributed in the United States.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

What babies eat first can affect their diabetes risk

In another finding relating to diet and health, scientists consider that the type of food a baby eats in the first few months can affect whether the child will be at a higher risk towards developing diabetes.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New TB vaccine doesn't work on infants

A new tuberculosis vaccine, heralded as the world's most advanced, has been shown not to work on infants following trials in South Africa.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

FDA expands use of Tamiflu for babies as young as 2 weeks old

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the expanded use of Tamiflu to allow children as young as 2 weeks old to take the drug.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Egyptian hospital staff arrested for baby selling operation

Cairo - Egyptian police officials have announced the arrest of five individuals who were involved in a baby selling operation at a Cairo hospital.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Mother pushes 'Aidan's Law' - 'No child has to suffer that way'

Elisa and Bob Seeger are pushing the New York Senate to pass "Aidan's Law" in honor of their son, 7 year-old Aidan Seeger, who passed away from a rare brain disease in April of 2012.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Your dog or cat may be good for your baby's health

A new study from Finland suggests babies who grow up with pets, especially dogs, are not as likely to develop colds and other respiratory infections by the time they reach one year old.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 2 comments

Concern over many deformed babies in Eastern Cape, South Africa

East London - There is much concern in the Eastern Cape of South Africa as to why so many babies have been born with deformities in the province.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

11-month-old baby dies after being left in hot car for six hours

Lafayette - In an instance of unimaginable heartbreak, this week Louisiana authorities have launched an investigation into the death of an 11-month-old baby. The baby was left in his father's vehicle for several hours in hot weather.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 14 comments

Researchers study link between breastfeeding and pacifiers

Last week a study was shared at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) medical conference in Boston that suggests pacifiers may not interfere with breastfeeding.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

Pet pit bull mauls and kills 15-day-old baby

Pit bulls and other large dogs continue to maim and kill people. Is it because these dogs are aggressive and dangerous or are they owned by irresponsible and careless people?
In the Media by Cynthia Trowbridge - 12 comments

Study: Obesity linked with feeding babies solid foods too soon

Feeding babies solid food earlier than six months have a higher risk in becoming obese before they reach the age of three, researchers say.
In the Media by Adeline Yuboco

Late preterm infants hospital discharge needs easy readmittance

Late preterm infants, between 34 and 36 weeks gestation, are often healthy enough to be discharged from hospital just like a full-term infant which benefits both mother and child, a report found.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Nurse charged in Romanian Hospital fire case

A nurse that had been in charge of tending to infants in the ICU at Giulesti Maternity Hospital in Bucharest has been charged with the murder of five infants. The babies died in a fire at the hospital on August 16.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Two infant skeletons found in old building

Los Angeles - Two infant skeletons have been found wrapped in newspaper in the basement of a 1920s building in Los Angeles, California.
In the Media by Mary Keshishian - 1 comment

Hospital fire claims four newborns in Romania

Four newborns are dead after an electrical fire at a Romanian hospital Monday. No one went to save them until firefighters arrived at the hospital.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Study shows educational DVDs do not expand infant vocabulary

Infant language learning does not appear to improve after exposure to educational videos. Experts encourage parents to be cautious of educational companies that claim their products can augment a young child's language development.
In the Media by Gordon K. Chan

Sugar really does help the medicine go down

For infants who face pain while in hospital, a drop of sugar water may mean less pain. That's the word from researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

635,000 cribs recalled for risk to infants

Dorel Asia SRL has recalled more than 600,000 cribs sold at retail stores nationwide because of strangulation and suffocation hazards that injured 10 infants and killed on child, according to the government.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Nationwide Voluntary Recall Of Monell’s Teething Cordial

Castillo Distributor Inc has announced the voluntary recall all the products Monell’s Teething Cordial (in Spanish named as Cordial de Monell para la Denticion ) .
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 2 comments

Infantino Recalls Infant Toys Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Infantino LLC, of San Diego, Calif. today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 2 comments

DNA Testing Without Parental Consent?

Across the nation some state-mandated newborn screening programs have seen hospitals, birthing centers and midwives drawing blood from each newborn baby's heel without parental consent. The purpose has been to test infants for a number of birth defects.
In the Media by Barbara Sowell - 14 comments

Indian Hospital Fire Kills Five Infants

A fire in a New Delhi hospital has killed five newborn babies. The infants were receiving treatment for a skin condition.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Baby's Got Rhythm

A new study published in the January 26 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has shown that babies can rock out. Newborns can understand rhythm patterns from two days old.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of Infants' Mylicon Gas Relief Dye Free Drops

Johnson & Johnson • Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals Company (JJMCP) is voluntarily recalling approximately 12,000 units of Infants' MYLICON® GAS RELIEF DYE FREE drops (simethicone-antigas) non-staining sold in 1 oz. plastic bottles.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 2 comments

Pollution From Livestock Farming Affects Infant Health

A new study in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics explores the effects of pollution from livestock facilities on infant health and finds that production is associated with an increase in infant mortality.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 2 comments

Ethicist Question Infant Transplant Procedure

A procedure that is being published by surgeons in Denver is causing a debate amongst ethicist. The report details the process by which they remove the heart for transplant from a brain-damaged infant just minutes after the infant is declared dead.
In the Media by Debra Myers - 12 comments

A Squirt Of Sugar Eases Needle Pain For Babies

Mary Poppins was right after all, it seems a spoonful of sugar does make the medicine go down. At least for needle pricks and infants. A study from Hospital for Sick Children says a squirt of sugar in the mouth eases a baby's pain when given a needle.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment
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