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Newly identified master gene key in baby's first breath
...ngs could have implications for treating premature babies
and children and adults with lung disease or lung injury. While other genes have been identified as having roles in lung development, this master gene, called Foxa2, controls key factors that allow the lungs of a fetus to develop fully and eventually...
Fortifying food with folic acid benefits babies
...nancy and Childbirth, shows that the proportion of babies
born with neural tube defects in the province of N...duce the risk of neural tube defects in developing babies
is poorly understood, yet the evidence that this vitamin is of benefit is clear. Since 1992, many he...
March of Dimes statement on newborn screening report
...s supports comprehensive newborn screening for all babies
in this country, regardless of their place of birth. Our policy is to support screening for specific conditions when there is a documented benefit to the child and there is a reliable test that enables early detection from newborn blood spots or oth...
Folic acid vitamin use by women reaches all-time high, March of Dimes survey finds
...been very worried about the effects on mothers and babies
of popular low-carbohydrate diets that drastically... the United States. Each year, an estimated 2,200 babies
are born with these defects, and additional affected pregnancies result in miscarriage or stillbirth...
Researchers report new gene test for isolated cleft lip and palate
...ns about future pregnancies." According to Murray, babies
born with the isolated form of cleft lip and palat...ated with this condition. Roughly one in every 600 babies
in the United States is born with the isolated cleft lip and palate. The authors say this latest gen...
2nd media alert First Scientific Conference on Childhood Leukaemia
...e germline, the presence of pre-leukaemic cells in babies
that make them vulnerable to environmental triggers, and so on. The conference will also be told of the latest research relating to the precautionary principle, which questions whether the 'safe' levels of exposure to suspect agents are still set far...
Researchers report new gene test for isolated cleft lip and palate
...ut 12 percent of isolated cleft lip and palate, or babies
born with clefts only and no other birth defects. ...n." According to Murray, roughly one in every 600 babies
in the United States is born with the isolated, also called "non-syndromic," cleft lip and palate. ...
Gene linked to cleft lip and palate identified
...every 1,000 births in the U.S., or more than 4,000 babies
each year. A cleft is an opening or separation in... the mouth (soft palate). More than 70 percent of babies
with cleft lip also have cleft palate. Children with oral clefts experience difficulties in chewin...
Stem cell research targets cerebral palsy
...increased over the last 30 years as more premature babies
survive. Its effects run the gamut, from barely detectable to devastating loss of motor control. The causes are diverse as well, including everything from oxygen deprivation during birth to prenatal infections....
Infants sighs may 'reset' breathing regulation mechanism as well as help lungs develop
... and infants, especially during illness. Premature babies
often have transient pauses in their breathing pattern, called "periodic breathing." When these pauses last for an abnormally long period, they are known as "apneas." It is these excessively long pauses that may reflect some degree of abnormal funct...
Why some animals have smaller eyes: Lifestyle matters
...artoonists often exploit the fact that the eyes of babies
are much larger in proportion to body size than th... first three months after birth. That explains why babies
are so adorably cute: Their disproportionately big eyes gaze out from those little round faces. By t...
New survey reveals insights into unique relationship between mothers and pediatricians
...whelming majority of moms chose to vaccinate their babies
(98 percent), 59 percent of moms felt anxious about the number of shots. The survey also showed that most moms claim that the shots hurt them more than their child (75 percent) and nearly half (49 percent) feel guilty about the number of shots their...
Babies with DiGeorge syndrome saved by immune supression, thymus transplant
... off infections and will die. Until recently, some babies
with complete DiGeorge could not receive a thymus ...one out of 4,000 births. Of those, only one in 250 babies
-- between five and 10 each year in the U.S. -- will have complete DiGeorge syndrome with an absent ...
What are babies thinking before they start talking?
... fit relationships. The researchers found that the babies
looked at the objects longer when there was a chan...Adults were glossing over the distinction that the babies
were actually detecting." "These findings suggest that humans possess a rich set of concepts before ...
Living at home helps young mothers stay in school
...n 550 mothers and their low birthweight, premature babies
from birth through age 3. We focused on mothers who were 13 to 25 when their children were born. The study measured school enrollment six times during the three-year period, and parenting skills twice, including whether young mothers knew the age a...
Only 21 states offer newborn screening tests recommended by March of Dimes
...TE PLAINS, N.Y., JUNE 30, 2004 Seventy percent of babies
born in the U.S. still fail to get the minimal num....S. "This means that only about 32 percent of the babies
born in this country are receiving the recommended screening," Dr. Howse says. Fourteen states, plus...
Creation of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration will boost clinical trials in UK
...ine. "Clinical trial work in children - especially babies
and the very young - is a particularly difficult and sensitive area, so it is doubly pleasing that money is being allocated to this work," said Dr. Jones. Dr. Jones is a member of the UKCRC....
RSV can increase the risk of asthma, UT Southwestern researchers find
...e of the most frequent respiratory illnesses. Most babies
will get over the infection, but some develop seve...other permanent asthma-like symptoms." Half of all babies
get an RSV infection within the first year of their life and by age 3 practically all have had at le...
New York City study shows newborns more susceptible to pollution than their mothers
...lated air pollutants in New York City reveals that babies
in the womb are more susceptible than their mother...e health effects of exposure of pregnant women and babies
to air pollutants from vehicle exhaust, the commercial burning of fuels, and tobacco smoking, as wel...
Antioxidants during pregnancy may help prevent birth defects tied to alcohol
...ohol may reduce the risk of birth defects in their babies
by taking antioxidants during pregnancy, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study indicates. The new research found a 36 percent reduction in limb malformations in the offspring of pregnant mice exposed to ethanol and at the sam...
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