Tag: Infant

UCSB researchers successfully treat autism in infants

Contact: Andrea Estrada andrea.estrada@ia.ucsb.edu 805-893-4620 University of California – Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Most infants respond to a game of peek-a-boo with smiles at the very least, and, for those who find the activity particularly entertaining, gales of laughter. For infants with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), […]

Friend or foe: Babies choose sides early

Contact: Basil Waugh basil.waugh@ubc.ca 604-822-2048 University of British Columbia Babies have a dark side under their cute exteriors, according to University of British Columbia-led study that finds infants as young as nine months embrace those who pick on individuals who are different from them. While previous research has […]

Vanderbilt study finds maternal diet important predictor of severity for infant RSV: carbohydrate-rich diets

Contact: Craig Boerner              craig.boerner@vanderbilt.edu 615-322-4747 Vanderbilt University Medical Center An important predictor of the severity of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in infants may be what their mothers ate during pregnancy, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. RSV is […]

Prebiotic may help patients with intestinal failure grow new and better gut

Contact: Phyllis Picklesimer p-pickle@illinois.edu 217-244-2827 University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences URBANA – Adding the right prebiotic to the diets of pediatric patients with intestinal failure could replace intravenous feeding, says a new University of Illinois study. “When we fed the carbohydrate fructooligosacharide (FOS) […]

Pacifiers may have emotional consequences for boys

Contact: Paula Niedenthal niedenthal@wisc.edu 608-890-4379 University of Wisconsin-Madison MADISON — Pacifiers may stunt the emotional development of baby boys by robbing them of the opportunity to try on facial expressions during infancy. Three experiments by a team of researchers led by psychologists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison tie […]

High levels of DDT in breast milk

The highest levels ever of DDT in breast milk have been measured in mothers living in malaria-stricken villages in South Africa. The values lie well over the limits set by the World Health Organization. DDT has been used for many years in South Africa, sprayed indoors to fight […]