Multiple-birth infants have higher risk of medical mixups in NICU

Multiple-birth infants had a significantly higher risk of wrong-patient order errors compared with singletons in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The higher error rate was due to misidentification between siblings within Continue Reading

Experiments suggest infants point because they want to touch something out of reach

A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and EHESS, CNRS, Paris, reports evidence that infants point because they want to touch something out of reach. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes experiments they conducted with infants and people of Continue Reading

Experiments suggest infants point because they want to touch something out of reach

A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and EHESS, CNRS, Paris, reports evidence that infants point because they want to touch something out of reach. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes experiments they conducted with infants and people of Continue Reading

Guidance updated for managing infants at risk for group B strep

(HealthDay)—Guidelines for the management and treatment of group B streptococcal (GBS) disease in infants were published online July 8 in Pediatrics. Karen M. Puopolo, M.D., Ph.D., from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues developed recommendations for management of infants at risk for Continue Reading

New study confirms the dangers of BPA exposure for infants: It reduces gut biodiversity, setting the child up for chronic inflammation and disease

Recent research in rabbits reveals that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) sets up an infant for susceptibility to chronic disease influenced by inflammation. The study, published in mSystems, used pregnant rabbits that received 200 µg of BPA/kg of body weight from gestation day 15 through postnatal day seven. Fetal exposure to Continue Reading

Malaria Treatment For African Infants: Intermittent Preventive Treatment Is Safe And Effective, But Need For More Long-Acting Drugs

Two articles published Online First and in a future edition of The Lancet report that intermittent malaria treatment for African infants is both safe and effective in a variety of settings. However, potential drug resistance and consequently the choice of drug used is an essential issue in the strategy. In Continue Reading