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Drug developed at Duke appears effective in treating respiratory failure in newborns

...at this new drug improved the oxygenation of seven babies with persistent pulmonary hypertension, without th...are very hopeful that this drug will not only help babies with persistent pulmonary hypertension, but can possibly play an important role in treating other di...

Babies fond of salt have higher blood pressure, a granny with hypertension

DALLAS, Aug. 9 Within three days of birth some babies exhibit a unique response to salty taste and the response is strongest in babies who have at least one grandparent with a history of hypertension, according to new research reported...

Researchers pinpoint pain responses in newborns

...as part of the routine newborn screening test. The babies who had been poked repeatedly with the heel lances had an increased pain response (facial grimacing, crying) compared with the infants who had not been exposed to the repeated painful procedures. They demonstrated behaviours of pain even before they ...

Biomedical engineers team with pediatric cardiologists and surgeons to improve Fontan treatment

...t used for pumping blood through the body - some babies are born with just one lower chamber. Considered...digm shift." In the U.S., two out of every 1,000 babies are born with single ventricle defects. A look at the Internet shows dozens of web sites set up by...

Children with dogs, cats have reduced risk of allergies

..." But when doctors followed a group of 474 healthy babies in the Detroit area from birth to about age 7, com...r years and parents have lived by are wrong." The babies were born between 1987 and 1989 to largely white, middle-class parents who were members of a large, ...

Heart, heart-lung and lung transplant recipients can have successful pregnancies

...He notes, however, that higher percentages of such babies are premature or at low birth weight. He adds that mothers who have health problems going into a pregnancy generally are at greater risk to have some deterioration in health. "Some transplant centers have advocated waiting at least two years to bec...

One in one hundred babies in the US are involved in a car crash while in the womb

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 16 At least one out of 100 babies born in the United States will have been involved ...n are driving more. Given the tens of thousands of babies involved in car crashes and the possible impact of these crashes on fetal development and subsequent...

Equation rivals ultrasound in calculating birth weight

...Caucasian women who delivered full-term, singleton babies at Duke University Medical Center between August 1...am. Also, the equation has only been validated for babies born between 37 and 42 weeks gestation; the accuracy of the equation for other gestational periods h...

Folic acid can help prevent heart disease, strokes University of Ulster research

...rd against spina bifida and other birth defects in babies it may also prevent heart disease and strokes, two of Northern Ireland's biggest killers. Research at the University of Ulster has shown that folic acid and three other related B-vitamins can prevent the accumulation of a high blood level of homocy...

Should we help to create disabled babies?

...ity? Many would see deliberately creating disabled babies as the most perverse manifestation of creating designer babies but, in this week's BMJ, Julian Savulescu argues that there may be good reasons for acceding to such...

The eyes have it: Study shows infants more tuned into wider world than previously believed

...e's points of view." "Before about 1 year of age, babies either play with objects or they play with people,...r people's experience. By taking cues from others, babies can make good bets about whether certain objects are harmful, distasteful or deeply desirable. Anot...

Protecting babies from RSV could reduce the chances of wheeze and asthma during childhood

...ing people with coughs and sneezes away from young babies may cut the likelihood of developing wheeze or ast... says: "Although there is still no way to prevent babies being infected by RSV, keeping people with colds away from young babies could reduce the chances of ...

Heart gone haywire blamed in some sudden infant deaths

...r triggers have been suggested for SIDS, including babies sleeping on their stomachs, nervous system problems related to breathing, abnormal metabolism in the liver and flaws in the heart's electrical channels, he says. The electrical or ion channels are proteins critical to orchestrating the electrical si...

Swaddling may help sleeping babies remain on their backs

...can Academy of Pediatrics 1992 recommendation that babies be placed on their backs to sleep. But when infant...ercent of parents in the United States place their babies on their stomachs to sleep because they say they appear more comfortable or to sleep better. "That'...

Anesthesia drug may better protect newborn brains during heart surgery

...using desflurane during DHCA. Approximately 40,000 babies are born in the United States every year with cardiovascular defects. About half of these children must undergo open-heart surgery with CPB before their first birthday. Dr. Loepke added that, "If results in humans parallel our results in animal studi...

Brief exposure to Mandarin can help American infants learn Chinese

... men and two women, conducted the sessions, so the babies were exposed to a variety of speaking styles. A co... between the sounds. "In previous learning studies babies were exposed to artificial languages for a few minutes and no one expected that kind of exposure to ...

Breastfeeding rates unaffected by changes in hospital length of stay

...atus. The findings are good news for mothers and babies since breastfeeding is widely acknowledged to benefit both. Breastfeeding is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and promoted in the national program Healthy People 2000/2010. The new study indicates that changes in length-of-stay polic...

Allentown chemist wins national award for plastic polymer inventions

...ng by some 95 percent, to reinforcing the spine in babies born with spina bifida," he said. "It's also used on the football field, for example as a formable shield for a quarterback's rib injury." Robeson's orthopedic compound is only one of many polymers he has developed to solve problems. In the 1970s, wh...

New study estimates 85 newborn killed or left to die per year by parents, usually their mother

... CHAPEL HILL -- An estimated minimum of 85 newborn babies are killed or left to die by one or both parents -...her, authors of a report say, noting that all dead babies may not be found as often they are discarded in trashcans, woods or other remote areas. At least so...

In 15 seconds, new test will ID presence of 25 most common mutations of cystic fibrosis

(Philadelphia, PA) -- "Eighty percent of all babies born in the US that have cystic fibrosis (CF) are born to parents with no previous family history." This attention-getting quote, used frequently by an activist in the CF community, makes it powerfully clear what few people realize: that both parent...

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