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Children's Health Infant's Health
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Landmark study involving babies in Ireland supports use of Cystic Fibrosis drug in infants from four weeks of age      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A Cystic Fibrosis drug targeting the basic defect that causes the condition has been shown to be safe and effective in newborns aged four weeks and above, new research suggests.

Infant's Health
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AI powered 'digital twin' models the infant microbiome      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have developed a new generative artificial intelligence (AI) tool that models the infant microbiome. This 'digital twin' of the infant microbiome creates a virtual model that predicts the changing dynamics of microbial species in the gut, and how they change as the infant develops.

Children's Health Infant's Health
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More premature babies born following Swedish parental leave policy      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The introduction of a policy protecting parental leave benefits in Sweden in 1980 had unintended consequences on child health. The policy appears to have led to an increase in premature birth rates.

Birth Defects Child Development Children's Health Infant and Preschool Learning Infant's Health Nutrition Parenting Pregnancy and Childbirth
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Even moderate alcohol usage during pregnancy linked to birth abnormalities      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have found that even low to moderate alcohol use by pregnant patients may contribute to subtle changes in their babies' prenatal development, including lower birth length and a shorter duration of gestation.

Breastfeeding Diet and Weight Loss Infant's Health
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Infant gut microbes have their own circadian rhythm, and diet has little impact on how the microbiome assembles      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Infant gut microbiomes oscillate with a circadian rhythm, even when they are cultivated outside of the body. Researchers report that the rhythm is detectable as early as 2 weeks after birth but becomes more pronounced with age. The finding comes from a randomized controlled trial that also showed that diet has less impact on the development and composition of the infant microbiome than previously thought.

Diet and Weight Loss Infant's Health Obesity Pregnancy and Childbirth
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Women with obesity do not need to gain weight during pregnancy, new study suggests      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy in obese women have long been questioned. New research supports the idea of lowering or removing the current recommendation of a weight gain of at least 5 kg.

Infant's Health Today's Healthcare
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Multiple unsafe sleep practices found in most sudden infant deaths      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

More than three-quarters of Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths analyzed in a new study featured multiple unsafe sleep practices. The researchers are urging care providers to take a more active role in educating new parents on safe-sleep practices and helping implement them.

Child Development Infant and Preschool Learning Infant's Health Parenting
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Researchers propose a new way to identify when babies become conscious      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Academics are proposing a new and improved way to help researchers discover when consciousness emerges in human infancy.

Child Development Children's Health Infant and Preschool Learning Infant's Health Parenting Psychology Research
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Five factors to ensure an infant thrives      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers make the case that five 'Thrive Factors' are a key element of healthy human brain, behavioral and cognitive development.

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Study eases concern at antipsychotics use in pregnancy      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The use of antipsychotics during pregnancy isn't linked to childhood neurodevelopmental disorders or learning difficulties, study suggests -- giving assurance to those concerned about continuing their medications during pregnancy.

Infant's Health Psychology Research
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Gut bacteria make neurotransmitters to shape the newborn immune system      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Investigators discovered that unique bacteria colonize the gut shortly after birth and make the neurotransmitter serotonin to educate gut immune cells. This prevents allergic reactions to food and the bacteria themselves during early development.

Infant's Health Pregnancy and Childbirth
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Why some newborns develop severe infections      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A serious immune deficiency in newborns may originate from a system that protects the fetus in utero but lingers too long after birth.

Infant's Health Today's Healthcare
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Artificial intelligence detects heart defects in newborns      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have developed an algorithm that provides an automatic and reliable method of detecting a certain heart defect in newborns.

Children's Health Infant's Health
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Curbing coal-burning emissions translates to health gains for children      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Research finds a nearly 40% decline in the annual average concentration of respirable particulate matter (PM2.5) in Krakow, Poland, between 2010 and 2019 following the implementation of clean air policies. Air quality improvements translated to substantial benefits for children's outcomes, including fewer cases of asthma and better birth outcomes.

Children's Health Infant's Health
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Climate policies to reduce motor vehicle emissions can improve children's health, save money      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study finds that policies to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from motor vehicles combined with investments in electric vehicles and public transportation would reduce air pollution and bring large benefits to children's health. They would also save money.

Birth Defects Infant's Health Pregnancy and Childbirth
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Adding folic acid to table salt could prevent life-threatening birth defects      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A team of international researchers has demonstrated, for the first time in a field study, that using folic acid-fortified iodized table salt can prevent multiple severe birth defects.

Child Development Children's Health Infant and Preschool Learning Infant's Health Pregnancy and Childbirth
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COVID vaccines are safe for pregnant women and babies, study finds      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The COVID vaccine is safe to administer during pregnancy, researchers report in an important finding on the safety of the vaccine in infants -- despite widespread fear and misinformation.

Breastfeeding Infant's Health Nutrition Today's Healthcare
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Infant health suffered during baby formula shortage      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A survey by UC Davis researchers shows the U.S. baby formula shortage in 2022 led 81% of parents to switch brands or types, causing health effects for babies.

Children's Health Infant's Health
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Children surpass a year of HIV remission after treatment pause      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Four children have remained free of detectable HIV for more than one year after their antiretroviral therapy (ART) was paused to see if they could achieve HIV remission, according to new research. The children, who acquired HIV before birth, were enrolled in a clinical trial in which an ART regimen was started within 48 hours of birth and then closely monitored for drug safety and HIV viral suppression. The outcomes reported today follow planned ART interruptions once the children met predefined virological and immunological criteria.

Birth Defects Chronic Illness Infant's Health Pregnancy and Childbirth
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Psychosocial stressors linked to higher inflammation in Black pregnant women      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Living in neighborhoods with more white residents and greater lifetime experiences of racial discrimination are linked to increased systemic inflammation during pregnancy among Black women, according to new research.