Antibiotics during infancy may up childhood obesity risk

2018-11-16 11:42

New research suggests that babies who are prescribed antibiotics before they're two years old may be more likely to become obese.

Mom more tuned into baby's voice than dad

2014-11-14 14:34

Researchers found that mothers are more inclined to react to their babies' voices than fathers, and that the babies were also more likely to respond to their mothers' voices.

Breakthrough in HIV detection in newborns

2014-07-14 19:47

Prompt detection of HIV in newborn infants is possible without sending samples to a laboratory, a new study reveals.

Put SA babies in boxes

2013-06-04 15:48

Finnish newborn babies sleep in cardboard boxes. Should South Africans do the same?

Bacteria for your baby

2009-10-13 13:11

Certain skin diseases could be prevented with just a little good bacteria in a mom-to-be's diet.


Five-month-old baby survives being buried in firewood for over nine hours

2018-07-10 14:58

A man has been charged with criminal endangerment after telling police a baby boy was buried under a pile of firewood.

Woman found living with dead babies

2014-11-05 15:09

31-year-old Erika Murray from Massachusets, found living with the bodies of three dead infants in a rodent-infested house, is being held on $1 million cash bail.

Numbing medications can harm teething babies

2014-06-27 14:33

Local anaesthetics should never be used for teething children, except under the advice and supervision of a health care professional.

Butterfly children

2009-10-19 12:55

With skin so delicate a hug can hurt, babies born with epidermolysis bullosa live in constant discomfort.

Don't cry daddy

2009-07-06 15:53

Research shows that a father's depression may affect his infant's colic.

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