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UMaine study looks at infants and chronic nighttime crying

... with colleagues in Japan have found links between infant and child sleeping arrangements and the phenomenon...ping arrangements, but rather changes in where the infant sleeps during the night and during naps. "In other words, it is consistency in sleeping arrangement...

Hausman to give keynote address at 'Breastfeeding, Motherhood and Feminism' symposium

...iences to demonstrate what is at stake in mothers' infant feeding choices. "Social controversies around breastfeeding reveal social tensions concerning the meaning of women's bodies, the authority of science, and the value of maternity in American culture," Hausman said....

OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss

...eight control, and the possible connection between infant hormone exposure and lifelong weight issues. Another key role of the center is to provide a base of expertise for public (community) education, and serve as a source for continuing education in the treatment of weight-related disorders, such as obesi...

NYU College of Dentistry study equates poor oral health with preterm birth risk

... pregnancies. PLBW is the second leading cause of infant death in general, and the major cause of infant mortality among African-American infants. Using bacterial samples of 297 predominantly African-Am...

Infant vernier acuity is comparable to that of adults

...imination had been tested. Under these conditions, infant vernier acuity (in degrees of spatial phase displa...ts. During the testing, an adult observer held an infant in her arms using a "baby sling," standing in a position that allowed the infant to see the stimulus...

New studies show mixed results on epilepsy drugs and birth defects

...cid were nearly three times more likely to have an infant with a birth defect than women taking another epil... were more than seven times more likely to have an infant with a birth defect than women in the general population. For the second study on valproic acid, Bri...

Public policy should address the social factors behind ill health

...ars lower then the national average although their infant mortality rates are low. When the specific causes of such anomalies are known, there is a strong basis for corrective action. Health improves when that action is taken, and health systems are run and financed more effectively."...

Epidemiologist Trichopoulos receives $5.8 million Department of Defense 'Innovator Award'

...cteristics related to breast cancer risk whether infant growth shortly after birth, when the number of undifferentiated mammary cells susceptible to cancer is likely to change, is associated with future breast cancer risk whether mammographic patterns, reflecting mammary gland mass, are associated with ...

Nursing mothers having surgery -- How long a wait to breastfeed safely?

... after the procedure rather than risk giving their infant an unsafe amount of the drug by way of their milk....er induction of anesthesia represents such minimal infant exposure to the drug that it provides insufficient justification for interruption of breastfeeding, ...

Tobacco industry pays scientists to challenge secondhand smoke's link to infant death risk

The link between secondhand smoke and sudden infant death has been discredited in the last few years i... exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The article has been cited in at least 19 other scientific papers, misleading...

English-speaking Hispanic youth more likely to have sex early

...hildren and their parents is associated with lower infant and postneonatal mortality, decreased low birth weight rates, better immunization coverage, a healthier diet, possibly a lower prevalence of asthma and allergies, less sexual activity in adolescents, fewer suicide attempts, and decreased use of tobac...

University of Manchester awarded 826k for brain science and mental health research

...sain's study of pre- and post-natal depression and infant growth in Manchester residents of Pakistani origin Dr Karina Lovell's trial of guided self-help for mild to moderate depression in primary care Dr Jennifer Shaw's trial of management for released prisoners with severe and enduring mental illness S...

Three out of the four million newborn babies who die each year could be saved

...Horton, Editor of The Lancet, comments: "While the infant and mother have been at the centre of efforts to protect early childhood, the newborn period has been relatively neglected. This marginalisation is difficult to square with the bare numbers. Eight million children are either stillborn or die each yea...

Is caesarean section linked to postnatal depression?

...onnaire eight weeks after giving birth to a single infant at full term. Postnatal depression was also assessed using a recognised scale. There was no evidence that elective caesarean section altered the odds of postnatal depression compared with planned vaginal delivery. Among planned vaginal deliveries the...

Minorities who experience pain don't receive the same care as Caucasians

...ericans and Hispanics. They specifically focus on infant mortality, AIDS, diabetes and violence found more often among racial and ethnic minority groups, and particularly how factors such as health behavior, patient and physician attitudes, and inadequate access to resources contribute to gaps in health st...

Cooling lessens brain damage in sick newborn babies

...bies were recruited if there was evidence that the infant had received an inadequate supply of oxygen to the brain during delivery, and when electrical activity from the brain indicated a high risk of brain injury. The trial, which was supported by Olympic Medical from Seattle, USA indicates that, for some...

Adults who had higher exposure to infant siblings have decreased risk for MS

Adults who report having had higher exposure to infant siblings during their first 6 years of life have a...conducted a study to determine whether exposure to infant siblings in early life is associated with the risk of MS, and to explore the possible mechanism of a...

Newly discovered virus linked to childhood lung disorders and Kawasaki disease

...enetic structure in respiratory secretions from an infant with classic signs of Kawasaki disease. In addition to heart disease, the signs can include conjunctivitis, redness of the mouth or throat, rash, redness or swelling of the hands or feet, and swollen cervical lymph nodes. The investigators then analy...

New treatment guidelines for pregnant women with asthma

...ternal asthma is associated with increased risk of infant death, preeclampsia (a serious condition marked by high blood pressure, which can cause seizures in the mother or fetus), premature birth, and low-birth weight. These risks are linked to asthma severity more severe asthma increases risk, while bette...

Baby talk: Infants have much to say if adults will only listen

...the words. What researchers want to know is if the infant will match the audible word with the correct lip m...by's eyes. In another test, the length of time an infant focuses on a red and white checkerboard pattern while hearing various words or hearing no sounds tel...

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