New safe-sleep guidelines aim to reduce infant deaths – BIOENGINEER.ORG

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its safe-sleep guidelines for infants for the first time in more than five years, emphasizing that babies should sleep on their backs on flat, level surfaces to reduce their risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its safe-sleep guidelines for … Read more

Infant Infections May Increase the Risk of Heart Disease Later in Life

A study led by the Murdoch Children Research Institute (MCRI) found that multiple infections in infancy could put adults at a higher risk of heart disease, obesity, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. A possible relationship between infant infections and the risk of cardiovascular disease has been discovered Newborns have weakened immune systems. As a result, … Read more

New Research Shows That Infant Crying Doesn’t Peak After 6 Weeks

If you’re a parent you may well be familiar with searching the internet for explanations for everything from sleep patterns to strange rashes – and one of the queries you might have run through a search engine is “When do babies stop crying so much?” Up until now, the most authoritative study on the topic … Read more

World First Breakthrough Could Prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Researchers have made a ground-breaking discovery, identifying the first biochemical marker that could help detect babies who are more at risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Researchers at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW) have made a ground-breaking discovery, identifying the first biochemical marker that could help detect more babies at risk of Sudden Infant … Read more

Wildfire smoke exposure in early pregnancy affects infant monkey behavior – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Infant monkeys conceived while their mothers were naturally exposed to wildfire smoke show behavioral changes compared to animals conceived days later, according to a new study from researchers at the California National Primate Research Center at the University of California, Davis. The work is published April 1 in Nature Communications. Infant monkeys conceived while their … Read more

Wildfire Smoke Exposure in Early Pregnancy Adversely Affects Infant Monkey Behavior

Female rhesus macaque monkeys and infants at the California National Primate Research Center at UC Davis. Studies on animals conceived during poor air quality due to the 2018 Camp Fire provide evidence for developmental effects of wildfire smoke. Credit: California National Primate Research Center Infant monkeys conceived while their mothers were naturally exposed to wildfire … Read more

Excess neuropeptides disrupt lung function in infant disease and COVID-19 – BIOENGINEER.ORG

COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the pulmonary and nervous systems, but there is still much to learn about how they interact. Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine recently explored this relationship in the context of a childhood lung disease, but their findings may also apply to COVID-19 symptoms. COVID-19 … Read more

Study finds association between cigarette tax and reduced infant deaths – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Raising taxes on tobacco is associated with a reduction in neonatal and infant mortality, according to an analysis of 159 countries published this week in the open-access journal PLOS Global Public Health by Anthony Laverty of Imperial College London, UK, and colleagues. Credit: Radó et al., 2022, PLOS Global Public Health, CC-BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Raising … Read more