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Skin colonization by Staphylococcus aureus is associated with the risk for developing atopic dermatitis (AD)

S. aureus Agr Virulence Tied to Atopic Dermatitis in Infants

Expression of functional Agr system in S. aureus needed for epidermal colonization in mice
Blood iodine concentrations in newborns do not vary for infants with or without congenital hypothyroidism

Newborn Iodine Status Not Tied to Congenital Hypothyroidism

But among infants treated in neonatal ICU, cases had significantly higher blood iodine levels than controls
From March 23 to April 23

Incidence of Abusive Head Trauma in Infants May Be Up During Lockdown

Abusive head trauma cases increased 1,493 percent compared with previous three years
Babies with COVID-19 generally have mild illness

Mild Fever, Little Respiratory Illness Seen With COVID-19-Positive Infants

Of 18 COVID-19-positive infants less than 90 days old, none required intensive care
COVID-19 generally causes mild disease in children

Factors Linked to Severe COVID-19 in Children Identified

8 percent of children need ICU admission; risk up with age <1 month, male sex, pre-existing conditions
Neonatal COVID-19 is uncommon and the rate of maternal transmission is not increased with any particular mode of delivery or type of infant feeding

Neonatal COVID-19 Uncommon, Not Linked to Mode of Delivery

Risk of transmission from mother to child is not increased with vaginal delivery or breastfeeding
For very low-birth-weight infants in California

Survival Without Major Morbidity Up for Very Low Birth Weight

From 2008 to 2017, consistent increase observed in survival without major morbidity
The hazard of weaning is increased for infants exposed to in-hospital formula feeding

Weaning Occurs Earlier for Infants With In-Hospital Formula Feeding

2.5-fold increased hazard of weaning found after adjustment for medical indicators of supplementation
All babies born to women with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 should be tested

CDC Says Test All Newborns of Mothers With Confirmed, Suspected COVID-19

Newborns should be tested 24 hours after birth and, if the test is negative, be retested the next day
Sleep-onset problems in the first year of life may precede an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis in children at higher risk for ASD

Sleep Problems in Infancy May Be Tied to Autism Diagnosis

Findings seen among children at risk for autism due to having a sibling with the condition