New Research Offers Clues on Why Some Babies Die from SIDS

[ad_1] Scientists in Australia have found that some babies at risk for sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, have low levels of an enzyme called butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) in their blood. Their research, published May 6 in the journal eBioMedicineIf the results are supported by further research, it may pave the way for newborn screening and …

This Is How Trilobites Made Babies Before Birds and Bees

[ad_1] The robust, calcite-infused exoskeletons and fragmented shells of trilobites are found almost everywhere in fossil beds from the Cambrian Period to the Permian. But this treasure trove of trilobite fossils has revealed frustratingly little about how Paleozoic animals reproduced over 250 million years of life on ancient Earth. A recently reexamined fossil Burgess Shale …

Covid Live Updates: Vaccination During Pregnancy Protects Babies

[ad_1] A Tyson Foods pork processing facility in Logansport, Ind. in 2020. Tyson was one of the first US employers to mandate coronavirus vaccines for their employees.Credit…Michael Conroy/Associated Press Tyson Foods, one of the first national employers Mandatory vaccinations for employeesIt is moving to ease mask requirements for its employees, a decision taken as the …

Cash Aid to Poor Moms Improves Brain Function in Babies, Study

[ad_1] The question of whether cash assistance helps or harms children is central to social policy. Progressives argue that poor children need an income base, citing research showing that even short periods of childhood can lead to lower adult earnings and worse health. Conservatives say unconditional payments erode work and marriage and increase poverty in …

How a Hearing Test for Babies Has Benefited a Major Medical Provider

[ad_1] After Christine Malik gave birth to her first daughter three years ago, a clinician affiliated with a company called Pediatrix entered the hospital room and fitted the baby with sensors and wires for a hearing test. The child failed the screen required by law for all newborns, the tester said, requiring a follow-up exam. …

Babies and Young Children Spread the Virus Easier at Homes than Teens,

[ad_1] They found that in most cases, the chain of transmission with the infected child has stopped, but in 27.3 percent of households, children have transmitted the virus to at least one other resident. Updated August 16, 2021 at 10:28 PM ET Adolescents were more likely to bring the virus home: Children aged 14 to …