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Infants

Plant extract hope for infant motor neurone therapy

Posted March 5, 2014

Researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have been part of an international team led by the University of Edinburgh, who have identified that a chemical found in plants could reduce the symptoms of a rare muscle disease that leaves children with little or no control of their movements.

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Probiotics Cut Infants’ Digestive Woes

Posted March 4, 2014

Preventive use of probiotics reduced crying, vomiting, constipation, and healthcare-related costs among infants in a placebo-controlled trial, researchers reported.

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Maternal vitamin A deficiency linked to postnatal asthma: Mouse data

Posted February 14, 2014

US researchers may have identified the first direct evidence of a link between prenatal vitamin A status and postnatal risk of asthma in offspring.

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Infants know plants provide food, but need to see they’re safe to eat

Posted January 31, 2014

Infants as young as six months old tend to expect that plants are food sources, but only after an adult shows them that the food is safe to eat, according to new research.

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The potential use of chickpeas in development of infant follow-on formula

Posted January 24, 2014

Undernutrition during childhood is a common disorder in the developing countries, however most research has focussed much on its treatment rather than its prevention.

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Probiotic may prevent colic in healthy infants: BioGaia study

Posted January 14, 2014

Supplementation with the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis may help prevent the onset of functional gastrointestinal disorders such as colic in healthy infants, according to new research backed by probiotic player BioGaia

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Study: Probiotics Can Help Save the Lives of Preterm Infants

Posted December 16, 2013

A newly published study in the acknowledged scientific journal Pediatrics has showed that daily intake of Chr. Hansen’s probiotics more than halved the risk of the deadly stomach disease necrotizing enterocolitis Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). NEC is a very serious condition, where parts of the intestine may undergo tissue death.

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Probiotics to Prevent or Treat Excessive Infant Crying or Colic

Posted October 31, 2013

In a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized studies examining the effects of probiotics in infants 3 months or younger, with excessive crying (colic), of the 12 studies selected for analysis (of the 1180 initially identified), which included a total of 1825 infants, results found that infant crying was reduced with probiotic administration in 6 of the 12 studies.

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10 superfoods for babies and toddlers

Posted October 25, 2013

Babies and toddlers do not eat much food because their tummies are tiny. That is why it is important to feed them foods that are packed with nutrients. Superfoods are natural foods that are high in nutrients and antioxidants packed with health giving properties. They are easily digestible and keep the body and mind healthy and working great. These 10 superfoods are essential for babies’ and toddlers’ growing bodies.

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Probiotics for protecting premature infants from common, life-threatening illness

Posted October 21, 2013

Treating premature infants with probiotics, the dietary supplements containing live bacteria that many adults take to help maintain their natural intestinal balance, may be effective for preventing a common and life-threatening bowel disease among premature infants, researchers at UC Davis Children’s Hospital have found.

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