Tag: "baby" at medical news
Treatment of cardiac lesions without anaesthesic
... left. In most cases this opening closes after the baby
is born but, on occasions, it stays open and, subsequently, clots can pass from the right auricle (venous) to the left (arterial) and give rise to a heart attack or to a transitory ischaemic attack. It is advisable, in those patients who have suffere...
Cavity prevention tips for pre-school age children
... shows that children who develop cavities in their baby
teeth are more likely to develop cavities as an adult. So how can a parent determine if their child is at risk for cavities? It all begins with that first trip to the dentist. The first dental visit should include an exam to determine if the child i...
Half-million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for Hispanics in 2004 - up 49% from 2000
...ry procedures from 2000. "We see younger Hispanic baby
boomers and patients in their 20s and 30s coming in for minimally-invasive procedures and surgical procedures like liposuction and breast augmentation most often," said Dr. Wells. "These generations tend to be more accepting and open about cosmetic ...
Sleeping Through the Night: Children's sleep expert advises parents
...e problems. Parents will learn how to teach their baby
or toddler to fall asleep on his or her own - and stay asleep until morning. She provides tips on how to deal with changes in routine and other common obstacles to a good night's sleep. She also discusses strategies for parents to improve their own...
Sex selection popular among infertile women
... option -- and those as yet childless would choose baby
girls and boys in approximately equal numbers. "We found that 41 percent of patients surveyed would use preimplantation sex selection if it were offered to them at no cost," said Dr. Tarun Jain, assistant professor of reproductive endocrinology and i...
Sunflower seed oil can protect low birth weight babies from infection
...lished online by THE LANCET. The skin of a preterm baby
is immature and lacks vernix, a protective cutaneous film with antimicrobial properties. Infections and complications resulting from premature birth are responsible for more than half of all neonatal deaths. Preterm very low birth weight babies (weig...
Three out of the four million newborn babies who die each year could be saved
...36%), premature birth (28%), and asphyxia (23%). A baby
in a low-resource, high mortality country is 11 times more likely to die of infection than a baby
in a rich, low mortality country. Neonatal tetanus, which has been virtually unseen in rich countrie...
Mothers' exposure to air pollutants linked to chromosome damage in babies
...air pollution to which each pregnant woman and her baby
were exposed. Study participants exposed to air pollution levels below the average were designated as having "low exposure," while those exposed to pollution levels above the average were designated as having "high exposure." "We observed 4.7 chromos...
Induction at 32 weeks possible action for expectant moms with premature membrane rupture
..."So, why take the risk of infection in keeping the baby
in mom longer if there's no difference in how the ...tricians must do a careful dance to get the unborn baby
as close as possible to term, while avoiding the increased risk of infection. Mothers in this situat...
Women successfully treated to prevent preterm labor at low risk for recurrent episode
...ter 34 weeks, standard procedure is to deliver the baby
rather than treat the mother again if she went into labor, according to the study's researchers. In 19 women, or 12.3 percent, preterm labor recurred. Repeat magnesium treatment to inhibit uterine contractions delayed labor for at least 24 to 48 hou...
Smoking hurts wealth as well as health, study suggests
... products. Multiplying this by the 7.5 years young baby
boomers typically have smoked shows that the average baby
boomer has spent more than $5,300 during their adult life on this habit. This figure is roughly righ...
Progesterone therapy could prevent thousands of preterm births
...if all pregnant women at high risk for a premature baby
and eligible for weekly injections of a derivative of the hormone progesterone had received them, according to a new study published in the February issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology . The result would have been a reduction in the overall rate of pr...
Baby talk: Infants have much to say if adults will only listen
...al hearing infant hears a sharp, sudden noise, the baby
looks in the direction the sound came from," said ...trying to determine why mothers instinctively talk baby
talk to infants," said Dr. Bergeson. "Interestingly, we are finding that mothers of children with co...
New system may help babies avoid brain damage
... the time doctors see the abnormal heart rate, the baby
is in no immediate danger. Heart rate monitoring a...an provide a horribly false sense of security. "A baby
that is stressed early on would raise his heart rate," Dr. Devoe says. "But as the stress period bec...
Substance in urine predicts development of preeclampsia
...w women--such as those pregnant with more than one baby
or with long-term high blood pressure--are known to be at high risk for preeclampsia, explained the study's first author, Richard Levine, M.D., M.P.H., of NICHD's Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research. However, the vast majori...
Good parent-doctor relationships may improve the advice parents receive
...t the presence of smoke alarms in the home, use of baby
walker and car seats, safe hot water heater temperatures (120F or less), use of stair guards and sunscreen, presence of guns in the home, and bottle propping at bedtime. Not surprisingly, Nelson says, families who had good relationships with their p...
Birth simulator helps physicians I.D. least forceful way to manage problem deliveries
...ed what may be the least forceful way to deliver a baby
whose shoulders are stuck in the birth canal. Shou...anipulate the position of either the mother or the baby
when shoulder dystocia occurs. The Hopkins researchers found that turning the baby
so its spine fac...
Rutgers-Newark researchers link early movement, brain development
When a baby
kicks a mother from within her womb, the mother may joke that the baby
could be angry, ready to come out, or is destined to become the world's next great soccer player. Bu...
Risks from labor after prior cesarean delivery low, study reports
...ow. Cesarean delivery consists of delivering a baby
through an incision made in the abdominal wall and...pens. The rupture may result in part or all of the baby
and perhaps the placenta leaving the uterus, which may cause fetal heart rate abnormalities and perh...
Screening for genital herpes should be targeted
...contracting the disease and transmitting it to her baby
by avoiding sex or by using condoms during the third trimester. "It's about using these tests with caution and with counseling," said Sarah Guerry, MD, currently with the County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services. Because there is no tre...
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