Missed nursing care linked to higher odds of adverse outcomes for very low birthweight infants

Sometimes hospital staff nurses cannot provide required care due to time constraints. This reality can contribute to potentially dire outcomes for very low birthweight (VLBW) infants, who weigh less than…

Proximity to residential green space linked with higher birth weight

There is scientific evidence that maternal exposure to natural environments supports healthy fetal growth. However, study results up to date had been heterogeneous across regions and there is very little…

Prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria not higher among babies delivered by cesarean section

Imagine a horse race, where the winner takes it all and is awarded both food and protection against enemies. In the same way, bacteria compete with one another in the…

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…

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…

Few children affected by monkeypox so far – but risks are higher in children 8 or younger

Children aged 8 years or younger should be considered a group at high risk for more severe monkeypox disease, reports The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, the official journal of The…

Higher glyphosate levels in pregnant women associated with lower birth weight in babies

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers are learning more about the effects of herbicide exposure during pregnancy, finding glyphosate in 99 percent of the pregnant women they observed in the…

Children not involved in activities during the pandemic show higher levels of anxiety

Children who did not take part in social and group activities during the pandemic had significantly higher levels of anxiety than those who did not. Elevated anxiety levels were also…

Babies born below the 25th percentile for birthweight have higher risk of developmental difficulties

Being born below the 25th percentile for birthweight may put a child at risk for developmental difficulties, according to a new study by Abiodun Adanikin of Coventry University, UK, and…

Gender inequality contributes to higher levels of child abuse

The challenges women in low- and middle-income countries face as they seek equal rights can cause distress—and some of them may take it out on their children with physical abuse.…