Lockdowns may raise risk of assault during pregnancy

Babies born to mothers who experience assault during pregnancy may face long-term health deficits. Will pandemic lockdowns make this more common?

Beth Duff-Brown-Stanford • futurity
Sept. 11, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 pregnancy childrens-health babies abuse health-and-medicine violence

Tiniest premature babies fare worse with cow milk fortifiers

Human-based milk fortifiers are better than traditional cow-based fortifiers for severely underweight, premature babies, a new study shows.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Aug. 13, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: babies breastfeeding health-and-medicine premature-babies milk

Dusty air ups infant mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new study in Sub-Saharan African shows that increases in dust air pollution boosts infant mortality. Climate change could make things even worse, too.

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
July 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change pollution emissions childrens-health babies featured health-and-medicine sub-saharan-africa dust

Brain, behavior problems follow Zika in newborn monkeys

New research with rhesus monkeys indicates brain and behavior problems resulting from Zika virus infection soon after birth.

Lisa Newbern-Emory • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: brains zika viruses babies health-and-medicine mosquitoes

Newborn sepsis risk linked to maternal obesity

New findings link maternal obesity and a higher risk of sepsis among newborn babies. The researchers suggest why, and a potential prevention strategy.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: pregnancy obesity antibiotics babies sepsis health-and-medicine births

Brain scans link baby sleep trouble and autism later

New research links the disrupted sleep of babies later diagnosed with autism with altered growth trajectories in the hippocampus.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: autism sleep brains childrens-health babies health-and-medicine

Can this biomarker flag autism in newborns?

A biomarker in newborns may signal autism spectrum disorder months or even years before symptoms begin, say researchers.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
April 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: autism biomarkers childrens-health babies health-and-medicine medical-tests

New book charts the evolution of fatherhood

A new book breaks down how fatherhood has evolved, what it looks like today, and where it's headed in the future.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
April 23, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: evolution parents babies families fathers society-and-culture

Breast milk may shield baby gut from viruses

Even when mixed with formula, just small amounts of breast milk strongly influence the accumulation of viral populations in a baby's gut, researchers say.

Melissa Moody-Penn • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: gut-bacteria viruses babies breastfeeding health-and-medicine

Some ‘veggie’ baby foods have more sweet fruit

Some baby foods that claim to have loads of dark green vegetables taste more like fruit than veggies. Here's why that's a problem.

Jeff Mulhollem-Penn State • futurity
April 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: food babies fruit taste vegetables health-and-medicine

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