This Brain Scanning Technique Can Measure Your Baby’s Pain

Babies can’t tell us how much pain they’re in, which poses a problem for healthcare practitioners who are trying to manage their care. A new technique that uses non-invasive brain scans overcomes this frustrating limitation by providing what may be the first objective measure of infant pain. Read More >>

An Alarming Number of Kids Are Getting Sick From Drinking Hand Sanitisers

Alcohol-based hand sanitisers are practically everywhere these days, but a new government report suggests an increasing number of children are ingesting these products and getting quite sick. Troublingly, many of these kids are drinking sanitisers to get a quick buzz from the alcohol. Read More >>

This Mini-MRI Scanner For Newborns is Ridiculously Cute

After 12 years of development, a miniature FMI scanner for newborns has been installed at a maternity hospital here in the UK—and it’s kind of adorable. Read More >>

We Were Wrong About Limiting Children’s Screen Time

How much time should kids be allowed to stare into their screens like zombies? New guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics upturns conventional thinking on the matter, showing that a sweeping one-size-fits-all approach is not the right way for parents to go about limiting their children’s screen time. Read More >>

Kids Who Bite Their Nails and Suck Their Thumbs Develop Fewer Allergies

Parents, you can stop fretting about your child’s disgusting habits. An analysis of more than 1,000 kids between the ages of 5 and 11 reveals that nail-biters and thumb-suckers are less likely to develop allergic sensitivities later on in life. Read More >>

App Turns Your Phone’s Camera Into a Jaundice-Detecting Paediatrician

Infant jaundice, where a baby's liver can't remove blood toxins, is potentially fatal. Doctors recognise it as an unusual yellow hue in a baby's skin and eyes, but what if you're a nervous parent far from a paediatrician? This experimental app turns your phone's camera into a doctor's trained eye. Read More >>