Bottle-fed babies may consume millions of microplastic particles, our research suggests

Shaking polypropylene bottles and washing them with very hot water can release millions of tiny plastic particles. Here are four ways to reduce exposure.

Yunhong Shi, Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin • conversation
Oct. 19, 2020 ~7 min

pollution plastic microplastics babies baby-formula bottle-feeding

Clear masks for caregivers mean young children can keep learning from adults' faces

With caregivers' faces covered, infants and young children will miss out on all the visual cues they'd normally get during stages of rapid developmental growth.

Lisa S. Scott, Professor in Psychology, University of Florida • conversation
June 1, 2020 ~6 min

children speech child-development babies research face-masks eyes faces teachers eeg brain-development early-learning language-development pre-kindergarten educators policy-makers infants daycare eye-tracking-technology childcare-policy

Heartbreak of IVF cancellations and the desire to have genetically related children

Society shapes people’s preferences and emphasises the value of having genetically related children.

Giulia Cavaliere, Lecturer in Professional Practice, Values and Ethics, Lancaster University • conversation
April 28, 2020 ~6 min

fertility baby covid-19 babies infertility ivf adoption infertile

Coronavirus, pregnant women and infants – new research

Our review found women with already high-risk pregnancies may have become more sick with COVID-19.

Ola Andersson, Neonatologist, Senior Researcher, Skåne University Hospital, Lund University • conversation
April 22, 2020 ~7 min

 covid-19  coronavirus  pregnancy  babies  infant-health

Coronavirus: emerging research shows risk COVID-19 poses to pregnant women and infants

Our review found women with already high-risk pregnancies become more sick with COVID-19.

Ola Andersson, Neonatologist, Senior Researcher, Skåne University Hospital, Lund University • conversation
April 22, 2020 ~7 min

 covid-19  coronavirus  pregnancy  babies  infant-health

Coronavirus: emerging research shows COVID-19 poses risk to pregnant women and infants

Our review found women with already high-risk pregnancies become more sick with COVID-19.

Ola Andersson, Neonatologist, Senior Researcher, Skåne University Hospital, Lund University • conversation
April 22, 2020 ~7 min

 covid-19  coronavirus  pregnancy  babies  infant-health

Newborn babies weigh less today – possibly due to the increased popularity of cesarean sections and induced labor

The decline in US birth weight is somewhat of a puzzle for public health researchers.

Andrea Tilstra, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
March 11, 2020 ~4 min

 children  pregnancy  parents  mothers  parenting  research-brief  demography  birth  obstetrics  babies  caesarean-section  cesarean-section

/

1