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There is lots of material on this site related to pediatric care and parenting from scientific databases. Going through them can help an educated and scientifically inclined parent learn the answers to some of their most baffling parenting issues and the latest practices in the light of research. Some research journals and ebooks are free to access. Meanwhile, subscription is required to get admittance to some of the journals on individual access basis called pay-per-view. Even of these sites, abstracts can be viewed without subscription but they can be viewed in full in PDF or browser form after paying for a one-time access. This kind of research is free from bias and based on thorough investigation of a random group or large populace.  Therefore, parents can benefit a lot from these kinds of research content in their day to day parenting issues and practices rather than relying on sketchy advice, personal preferences, guesswork and trials and errors.

Does Supplemental Iron Intake during Pregnancy Lead to Gestational Diabetes? Supplemental Iron Intake and the Risk of Glucose Intolerance in Pregnancy: Re-analysis of a Randomised Controlled Trial in Finland

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Supplemental Iron Intake During Pregnancy Lead to Gestational Diabetes

Iron supplements are often taken during pregnancy. However, some observational studies suggest that high iron intake may lead to gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes (GD), or glucose intolerance during pregnancy, increases the risk of macrosomia (abnormally big baby), type 2 diabetes in both the mother and the child, and metabolic syndrome in the child. It was…

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Pregnancy and HIV: How Does It Affect Newborns? Maternal Antiretroviral Drugs during Pregnancy and Infant Low Birth Weight and Preterm Birth

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Pregnancy for HIV Infected Women

The management of HIV infection has completely transformed. HIV is now considered a chronic, controllable disease instead of a lethal illness. As a result, a large number of HIV-positive women are deciding to become pregnant, but these pregnancies are not free of complications. Specifically, the mother’s antiretroviral treatment may affect the fetus. Due to the…

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Do Diet and Nutrients Modulate Infant Sleep? Diet and Nutrients in the Modulation of Infant Sleep: A Review of the Literature

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Diet and nutrients in the modulation of infant sleep

Establishing sleep patterns is very important for the neurological and behavioral development of a child. Physical, cerebral, and cognitive growth occurs at an extraordinary rate during early development, and sleep plays a particularly crucial role at this stage. But regulating an infant’s sleep behavior can be a headache for parents. It is particularly difficult to…

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N-Acetylcysteine May Help Children Who Suffer from Thalassemia N-Acetylcysteine Supplementation Reduces Oxidative Stress and DNA Damage in Children with β-Thalassemia

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Scientific summaries related to parenting

Beta thalassemias are a group of blood disorders associated with the defective production of hemoglobin. Thalassemia is characterized by severe anemia, which causes a lack of oxygen in many areas of the body. Many patients who suffer from the disease often need blood transfusions, which may, in turn, cause serious complications, such as organ damage…

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Corn Soya Blend Plus: A Nutritional Alternative during Pregnancy Prenatal Supplementation with Corn Soya Blend Plus Reduces the Risk of Maternal Anemia in Late Gestation and Lowers the Rate of Preterm Birth but Does Not Significantly Improve Maternal Weight Gain and Birth Anthropometric Measurements in Rural Cambodian Women: A Randomized Trial

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Corn Soya Blend Plus: A Nutritional Alternative During Pregnancy

The mother’s nutrition is critical to the development and outcome of pregnancy, affecting not only the size of the child at birth but also the duration of the pregnancy. When mothers are malnourished, more preterm deliveries occur, and babies have lower birth weight and height. Unfortunately, this scenario is common in underdeveloped countries, where the…

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A New Way to Predict Neurodevelopment in Infants Serum Copeptin and Neuron-Specific Enolase Are Markers of Neonatal Distress and Long-Term Neurodevelopmental Outcome

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Neurodevelopment in Infants

Three out of every two thousand infants born in developed countries suffer from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). HIE is brain damage that occurs due to a lack of oxygen. Hypothermia therapy (also known as cooling therapy) has proven to be a reliable method for preventing neurological damage in infants. Several methods are available to evaluate HIE…

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Simple Ways to Prevent Pelvic Floor Disorders Effects of Walking Speeds and Carrying Techniques on the Intra-abdominal Pressure in Women

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Effects of walking speeds and carrying techniques in Pregnant women

About 25 percent of women in the United States suffer from pelvic floor disorders (PFD), which include pelvic organ prolapse (POP), urinary incontinence (UI), and fecal incontinence (FI). Pelvic floor disorders occur when the pelvic muscles are no longer able to support the abdominal organs. Risk factors for pelvic floor disorders include childbirth, aging, being…

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Vitamins C and E Prevent Thalassemia Complications The Benefits of Vitamin C and Vitamin E in Children with Beta-Thalassemia with High Oxidative Stress

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Parenting Research Summaries

Millions of people, especially Southeast Asians, are affected by beta thalassemia, a disease characterized by abnormal synthesis of hemoglobin followed by excessive extravascular hemolysis. Patients with beta thalassemia major have severe hemolysis and must receive regular blood transfusions and iron chelation therapy. Without iron chelation treatment, iron overload occurs because of all the blood transfusions…

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