Babies benefit from parenting classes even before birth A brief series of classes to help first-time parents better support each other through the often stressful transition to parenthood has a positive effect on birth outcomes as well.
Emotional behavior altered after multiple exposures to anesthesia during infancy Repeated exposure to anesthesia early in life causes alterations in emotional behavior that may persist long-term.
Childhood celiac disease discovery opens door for potential treatments Childhood celiac disease mirrors the condition in adults, increasing the possibility a celiac disease therapy that could enable patients to eat gluten again will work in children.
Novel genes found in inflammatory bowel disease under age five Researchers analyzing the complicated genetic influences in inflammatory bowel disease have discovered new gene variants associated with an often-severe type of the disease that affects children under age five. The genes play important roles in immune function, and that knowledge helps guide more precise, individualized treatments for very young patients.
Pulses for better posture In an effort to find a better treatment for spinal curvature in children and young people, the EU’s “StimulAIS” project is focused on electrostimulation of muscles. Scientists worked with partners from industry and research to develop a prototype implant that would do the job.