Baby Health

Analysis reveals rising experience of racism among children in minority groups in the USA

Parental reporting of racism experienced by children in minority groups in the USA increased by 2.6% between 2016 and 2020, according to new research published in the open access Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. The most impacted groups were Indigenous and Black children, with 15% reported as experiencing racism in 2020. These findings are especially important …

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Anaphylaxis symptoms in most infants appear to resolve with a single dose of epinephrine

Although many parents of infants worry about their child having a food allergy, there has not been a lot of research into the presentation of anaphylaxis in infants. A new study being presented at this year’s American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting in Louisville, KY shows that, in infants aged …

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Air pollution during pregnancy linked to delay in children’s gross motor neurodevelopmental milestones

A recent study in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology has linked exposure to tiny particles of air pollution-; called fine particulate matter-; during pregnancy to delays in children’s gross motor, fine motor, and personal–social development. The study from Taiwan included 17,683 full-term infants without congenital malformations who were assessed through home interviews at 6 months …

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Deaf children have a higher risk of developing emotional well-being issues, study suggests

Research from Queen’s University Belfast suggests that deaf children are more at risk of developing mental health and emotional wellbeing issues compared to children who can hear. The research report ‘The Emotional Wellbeing of Deaf Children and Young’ by Dr Bronagh Byrne and Dr Catherine McNamee, from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social …

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Duke scientists join team involved in the first use of fetal therapy for Pompe disease

Experts at Duke Health were among a multi-national team involved in treating a fetus for infantile-onset Pompe disease using an enzyme replacement therapy – a first in the world. The case, reported online Nov. 9 in the New England Journal of Medicine, highlights the potential for introducing a therapy for Pompe disease prior to birth. …

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COVID-19 vaccination provides higher concentrations of antibodies to babies and pregnant people

Pregnant people who received one of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines had 10-fold higher antibody concentrations than those who were naturally infected with SARS-CoV-2, a finding that was also observed in their babies, according to a new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania. The study, published today in …

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Researchers unravel neurobiological mechanisms impacted by early life adversity

Using cutting edge molecular techniques in rodent models, researchers are dissecting the neurobiological mechanisms impacted by early life adversity. The findings were presented at Neuroscience 2022, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world’s largest source of emerging news about brain science and health. Childhood adversity, such as abuse, neglect, poverty, lack …

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