Babies born just weeks before they are due may face an increased risk for cognitive and emotional problems, a new study suggests. The findings held up even when the researchers accounted for the mother's
Continuing a pregnancy to at least 39 weeks can cut a newborn's risk of death, even if the mother has carried the pregnancy to term, according to a new study.
In 2006, the infant death rate was 1.9 deaths
The pitch of babies' cries may provide clues as to whether they are at risk for autism as early as 6 months old, a new study suggests.
The researchers recorded cries from 39 6-month old infants, 21 of
Babies who sleep in bed with a parent are more likely to die of sudden infant death syndrome compared with babies sleeping separately, even when parents follow other recommendations that lower the death
Babies who catch a lot of colds are not at an increased risk for asthma-associated wheezing later in life, a new study from the Netherlands suggests.
The study found no link between the number of viral
A new formula may be able to predict a child's risk of obesity as soon as they are born, researchers say.
The formula estimates the child's obesity risk based on his or her birth weight, the body mass
Babies conceived in the spring may be at increased risk of being born prematurely, a new study suggests.
The results show that the rate of premature
Infants who unexpectedly die in their sleep may have underlying abnormalities in their brain stems, a new study suggests.
Researchers reviewed information from 50 infants who died of sudden
People who are genetically predisposed to Alzheimer's disease may have differences in their brains that can be detected as early as infancy, a new study suggests.
Researchers scanned the brains of 162