Premature birth appears to weaken brain connections Babies born prematurely face an increased risk of neurological and psychiatric problems that may be due to weakened connections in brain networks linked to attention, communication and the processing of emotions.
Childhood infections associated with increased risk of early heart attack Infections in childhood are associated with an increased risk of early heart attacks, according to new research. Unhealthy lifestyles in adulthood appear to compound the risk of early heart attack.
What to do to prevent food allergies in infants With food allergies in children on the rise, parents often ask the question, How do I prevent food allergies in my baby? A new review, based on the latest evidence, interprets new evidence to guide physicians and families regarding food introduction and allergy prevention
Young babies don't experience tickles in the way you think they do When you tickle the toes of newborn babies, the experience for them isn't quite as you would imagine it to be. That's because, according to new evidence, infants in the first four months of life apparently feel that touch and wiggle their feet without connecting the sensation to you
Heavy TV watching leads to unhealthy perceptions of fast food health risks The amount of TV adolescents watch is likely to bias their views about the consequences of eating fast food, suggests new research. Investigators surveyed over 1,000 teenagers who reported hours of TV viewing, beliefs about the consequences of eating fast food, and their frequency of fast food consumption.