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infant health


More support could help women keep breastfeeding for longer, according to a large international review Researchers looked at 73 studies with a total of almost 75,000 women and found that …

A range of homeopathic teething products is still available in Australian pharmacies despite being linked to the deaths of 10 infants in the US The fact that the products, which …

A new study has shown the need for better patient information to combat the low uptake of whooping cough vaccine in pregnancy in New Zealand The research1 from University of Otago …

Introducing egg or peanut to infants’ diet early is associated with a lower risk of developing an allergy to these foods, new study finds In a study appearing in the …

Preliminary findings from 32 cases confirm causality but the true size of the effect will only be available following the full analysis of all 200 cases and 400 controls. The …

Health Check: should kids be given antibiotics in their first year? Penelope Bryant, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Two-thirds of children have already received antibiotics by the time they are one …

Parents are ignoring SIDS prevention guidelines in a bid to avoid flat head syndrome, new research has shown. A study published in Child: Care, Health and Development revealed parents are …

The Brazilian Zika virus strain can cross the placenta and cause growth restriction — including signs of microcephaly — in mice, according to findings published in Nature this week. These …

During the roller coaster ride that’s becoming a parent, new mums and dads may need more help than they’re keen to admit, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Becoming a new parent is …

Mothers from the Congenital CMV Association Australia are on a mission to raise awareness of cytomegalovirus, which they say few Australians know about. One in 150 children is born with …

Experts are still searching for confirmation that the Zika virus is the cause of microcephaly – but the odds of an infected mother’s baby having microcephaly remain slim. “With two …

The news of an outbreak of the Zika virus in South America is a grim reminder of the health hazards associated with a warming world, Climate and Health Alliance Executive …