Vulnerability to suicide may build up throughout the course of life, and may start with events occurring in the perinatal period and infancy.
Early life influences have been linked to higher risk of suicide later in life. Reducing those risks, and boosting resilience in children exposed to them, may help reduce suicide rates.
The babies born since March 11 2020 have faced a unique set of challenges.
Babies would rather listen to each other than to their parents’ babytalk, according to new research.
Women who don’t get enough to eat while pregnant face a high risk of developing common mental illnesses like depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after giving birth.
Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton watches as a youngster is enthralled by a picture book in New York.
This research suggests that there is one simple way to equip your children for a life of literacy from their infancy: show them picture books.
Exclusive breastfeeding until children are six months old is recommended by the World Health Organisation for optimal growth of infants.
In 12 years Kenya has managed to dramatically improve its exclusive breastfeeding rates from 13% to 61%. The success has not come without challenges, and some persist.
During the first few minutes after birth a baby can receive 80-100 millilitres of blood – nearly a third of their blood volume.
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One of the most common surgical procedures undertaken in the world today – one that every human alive has undergone – is the clamping and cutting of the umbilical cord at birth.
Linguist and mother ignoring Steven Pinker’s advice.
There’s nothing like raising an infant to help galvanise one of the greatest debates in modern linguistics.
Infants may use their caregiver’s touches to learn new words, according to a recent study. Researchers, led by Amanda Seidl…
Media products that claim to teach babies to read don’t work, new research by New York University shows. The study led by…
Three to four-month-old human infants respond to primate calls in the same way as to human language. Research from the US…
Infants can process stimuli from birth but at five months of age they are able to see and recall information.
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Infants develop the ability to consciously process their environment as early as five months of age, according to a study published today in the journal Science. The team of French and Danish researchers…
Babies respond to faces virtually the same way adults do, even though their visual systems are still developing. Researchers…
Infants hear words that shape their development long before they are able to speak, according a US university researcher…