Swat team of immune cells found in mother's milk

Immune cells that are ready to take action against invaders like bacteria have been found in women's breast milk, researchers say. They say the presence of this SWAT team of immune cells called innate lymphoid cells, or ILCs, in human breast milk is more evidence of the benefits of...

Herbs & spices in baby food boosts nutrition, encourages adventurous eaters

Many parents strive to feed their babies a variety of fruits, vegetables and proteins, but for the most part in the US they shy away from spices - something several up and coming baby food makers want to change. 

“The baby food market today is really dominated by offerings that...

Insufficient evidence to guide recommendations on vitamin D in pregnancy (NEW!)

There is currently insufficient evidence to guide recommendations on the use of vitamin D supplements in pregnancy, conclude researchers in The BMJ today.

More evidence needed: BMJ study links multivitamin intake to lower autism risk (NEW!)

Taking a multivitamin during pregnancy is associated with a lower risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children, says a new study. However, researchers warn that evidence is not yet sufficient to change policies or healthcare practices. While the current study cannot establish a...

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Learning module on the PedsQL™ Generic Core Scales including Physical Functioning, Emotional Functioning, Social Functioning, and School Functioning.

Bayley-III: Administration and Scoring

The administration, scoring, and interpretation of the Bayley-III components were described during this webinar.

Neurodevelopmental MRI Database

Offers average MRIs and associated MRI volumes as references for neurodevelopmental work for 2 weeks of age through 89 years of age.

The PedsQL™ Measurement Model For The Pediatric Quality Of Life Inventory™

The PedsQL Measurement Model is a modular approach to measuring HRQOL in healthy children and adolescents and those with health conditions.

The Nutrient Balance Concept: A New Quality Metric for Composite Meals and Diets

The NBC is a new tool for nutrient profiling and first step in the progress toward nutrient evaluation of multiple foods in the context of diets.

Preterm Birth Rate Infographics

Illustrating worldwide preterm birth rate, and the countries and regions with the highest preterm births and rates in 2010 and time trend since 1990.
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