Washington: European scientists have shed new light on the causes of the devastating, inexplicable syndrome known as sudden infant cot death.
The syndrome, which strikes fear into every parent's heart, affects seemingly healthy babies aged between a month to a year, and is main cause of death among infants of that age in developed nations.
Now researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Italy have revealed that an imbalance of the neuronal signal, serotonin, in the brainstem caused sudden death in mice, according to the study in Science magazine.
The brainstem, which is at the base of the brain and joins to... read more
Depriving infants of slumber can have serious consequences
Filipino parents believe that their babies sleep well at night. But think again. A global sleep survey revealed that Filipino babies ranked in among those who has the lowest number of nighttime sleep hours (an average of 9 hours and 9 minutes) compared to the Caucasian babies who were registered to have the longest duration of nighttime sleep (10 hours).
Conducted recently among 30,000 respondents, 1,100 of which were Filipino moms with babies, a study2 found Filipino and Asian babies woke up several times during the night-an average of 32 minutes every night-compared to... read more
Injury on the nerve that causes pain and numbness in the index and middle fingers and weakness of the thumb. This very well observed in people who are engage their hands with manual work for a prolonged period of time. These are the computer users, working wit power tools, etc.Symptoms:Tingling and burning sensation at the wrist area down to the thumb and fingers.Presence of swelling at the wrist and hand. Pain is felt at the wrist especially at night. Weakened grip.Remedies:If there is slight swelling, rest your hand for several days.See your doctor to prevent permanent injury.... read more