Omicron caused an increase in breathing problems in babies and toddlers, study finds

Enlarge / Parents tend to their 5-year-old son, who is being treated for croup and asthma in a California hospital emergency room March 24, 2010. The omicron variant of the coronavirus has caused an increase in cases of potentially serious respiratory disorders in babies and toddlers, according to a hospital study recently published in the … Read more

New research offers clues as to why some babies die of SIDS

Scientists in Australia have found that some babies at risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, have low levels of an enzyme called butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) in their blood. Their study, published May 6 in the journal eBioMedicine, could pave the way for neonatal screening and interventions if the findings are supported by further research. … Read more

FDA chief insists baby formula shortage is caused by ‘distribution’ issues, not lack of supply

The head of the Food and Drug Administration claimed on Monday that the disappearance of baby formula from store shelves across the United States was due to a “distribution problem” rather than a lack of supply. “I don’t want this to sound like we don’t care about parents who are struggling to find formula for … Read more

FDA, Biden ‘dropped the ball’ on infant formula crisis, experts say

The FDA “dropped the ball” on the nation’s infant formula crisis – closing a crucial factory on top of product recalls and not warning parents of the ramifications, experts told the Post on Friday.Desperate moms and dads have been scouring stores across the country for formula milk since mega-maker Abbott issued a safety recall in … Read more