Children's Health

Being large for gestational age at birth combined with maternal diabetes is associated with a near-trebling of child’s risk of obesity | Canada
Children's health 05 Dec 2018

Being large for gestational age at birth combined with maternal diabetes is associated with a near-trebling of child’s risk of obesity | Canada

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that children who are larger than average at birth (large for gestational age or LGA) and born to mothers with gestational diabetes are almost three times as likely to be obese as…
New screening tool to improve outcomes for kids with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Children's health 29 Nov 2018

New screening tool to improve outcomes for kids with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) has often been called the 'invisible disability' due to its high rate of non- or misdiagnosis among children.
Cord blood clue to respiratory diseases
Children's health 19 Oct 2018

Cord blood clue to respiratory diseases

New research has found children born in the last three months of the year in Melbourne may have a greater risk of developing respiratory diseases.
USA: Mothers’ pesticide levels linked with autism in children
Children's health 23 Sep 2018

USA: Mothers’ pesticide levels linked with autism in children

A new study finds that elevated pesticide levels in pregnant women are associated with an increased risk of autism among their children.
Prenatal cannabis use associated with low birth weights
Children's health 12 May 2018

Prenatal cannabis use associated with low birth weights

With marijuana use during pregnancy on the rise, a new study led by the Colorado School of Public Health shows that prenatal cannabis use was…
Children's health 01 May 2018

Miracle Babies Foundation

Miracle Babies Foundation is Australia’s leading not-for-profit supporting premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.
Combating childhood obesity by preventing “fatty liver” in fetus
Children's health 24 Mar 2018

Combating childhood obesity by preventing “fatty liver” in fetus

New research published in The Journal of Physiology indicates that an obese pregnant mother and exposure to a high fat, high sugar diet during pregnancy…
Oral health boost
Children's health 02 Feb 2018

Oral health boost

When a dentist tells a patient they need to clean their teeth more often, there’s every chance the patient will cheerfully agree, then go home…
How diabetes in pregnancy affects baby’s heart
Children's health 07 Jan 2018

How diabetes in pregnancy affects baby’s heart

Researchers have discovered how high glucose levels — whether caused by diabetes or other factors — keep heart cells from maturing normally.