Infant

Two COVID-19 vaccines show safety, strong immunity in infant model

Two COVID-19 vaccines show safety, strong immunity in infant model

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A group of scientists led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian reported that the Moderna mRNA vaccine and a protein-based vaccine candidate elicited durable neutralizing antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 in pre-clinical research. There were no adverse effects. The research, published June …

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Arsenic levels trigger recall of beech-nut infant cereal

Arsenic levels trigger recall of beech-nut infant cereal

(HealthDay)—Excessive levels of arsenic in some samples of Single Grain Rice infant cereal sold across the United States have prompted Beech-Nut Nutrition to recall the product. “We are issuing this voluntary recall because we learned through routine sampling by the State of Alaska that a limited quantity of Beech-Nut Single Grain Rice Cereal products had …

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China makes remarkable progress in reducing number of maternal and infant deaths

China makes remarkable progress in reducing number of maternal and infant deaths

China has made remarkable gains in reducing the number of women who die during childbirth and boosting child survival rates over the past 70 years, according to new review. The Lancet report brought together China’s health research institutions alongside its international colleagues from Australia, the UK and the US to review the country’s progress in …

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New low cost, non-electric warmer effectively treats infant hypothermia

New low cost, non-electric warmer effectively treats infant hypothermia

Neonatal hypothermia — which occurs when an infant’s core body temperature falls below the normal range needed to maintain health — contributes to approximately one million deaths each year, and countless cases of stunted growth, almost exclusively in low- and middle-income countries. To address this common but preventable condition, researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, engineers …

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Researchers create new, open-access tool for assessing infant brain health

Researchers create new, open-access tool for assessing infant brain health

Researchers have created a new, open-access tool that allows doctors and scientists to evaluate infant brain health by assessing the concentration of various chemical markers, called metabolites, in the brain. The tool compiled data from 140 infants to determine normal ranges for these metabolites. Published in the journal NMR in Biomedicine, the study describes an …

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Infant antibiotic exposure can affect future immune responses toward allergies

Infant antibiotic exposure can affect future immune responses toward allergies

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Exposure to antibiotics in utero and infancy can lead to an irreversible loss of regulatory T-cells in the colon—a valuable component of the immune system’s response toward allergens in later life—after only six months, a Rutgers researcher found. The study was published in the journal mBio. It is already known that …

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Study shows evidence-based interventions can improve infant brain health

Study shows evidence-based interventions can improve infant brain health

In the world of neurodevelopment, one thing is clear: the earlier the intervention the better. Infancy is a critical time in brain development, and neuroscientists are increasingly identifying factors that can negatively impact cognition and ones that can improve cognition early in life. At the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), researchers from …

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Intervening early for infant brain health

Intervening early for infant brain health

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In the world of neurodevelopment, one thing is clear: the earlier the intervention the better. Infancy is a critical time in brain development, and neuroscientists are increasingly identifying factors that can negatively impact cognition and ones that can improve cognition early in life. At the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience …

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Researchers highlight the need to strengthen dietary and infant feeding guidelines

Researchers highlight the need to strengthen dietary and infant feeding guidelines

Dietary and infant feeding guidelines should be strengthened to include more practical advice on the best ways to support children to learn to like and eat vegetables, say nutrition and dietetics researchers from the Flinders University Caring Futures Institute. With the Australian Health Survey showing only 6% of children aged 2-17 years are eating the …

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More than 80 percent of all infant deaths in Zambian cohort experienced delays in receiving care

Children in Zambia under age 5 die at a rate that is between nearly six to more than 10 times higher than those in the U.S; it is estimated at 40-75 per 1000, compared to 6.98 per 1000. Identifying why these children are dying is the mission of Rotem Lapidot, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics …

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