Babies in NICU sleep better when their hear their mom's voice, a new study reports. Researchers found babies slept better and woke less often when they were played recordings of their mother's reading a story.
Babies removed from their mothers for 24 hours when they were 9 days old exhibited significant behavioral and brain structural abnormalities in adulthood, a new study reports. Researchers noted memory impairment and less communication between specific brain regions in those removed from maternal care.
At 6 months of age, babies are capable of memory guided attention, a new study reveals. Young infants are able to learn and remember contextual visual cues to find objects of interest, researchers report. The findings shed new light on both typical and atypical brain development.
A new study reveals antibiotics given to pregnant women with Group B Streptococcus during labor can affect a baby's development of gut bacteria.
Researchers from Cardiff University are working in conjunction with biotech company PerkinElmer, to develop a new diagnostic kit of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The kit will be able to screen for DMD by analyzing dried neonatal blood spots.
The temperament of your infant could determine their personality and social behaviors almost three decades later, a new study reports. Infants with higher levels of behavioral inhibition at 14 months grew up to be more reserved and introverted as adults.
By eleven months, infants hold language dependent expectations of a speaker's ethnicity. The study suggests babies make connections between languages based on the individuals they encounter in their environments.
At 60 days old, the infant brain shows greater neurological activity associated with the lips than any other part of the body, a new study reveals.
A new study reports lightly stroking an infant, at a speed of 3 centimeters per second, can help to provide pain relief prior to medical procedures.
Children who experienced higher levels of distress and less physical contact had a lower epigenetic age than those who were picked up and held more frequently, researchers report. Lower epigenetic age, researchers note, may impede a child's ability to thrive.
A new study reveals longer breastfeeding is associated with increased maternal sensitivity well into childhood.