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Premature Birth Sometimes Can Adversely Affect Infant's Ties To Mother
...ecline of professional and informalsupport after a child
goes home may allow for new stresses. "The secondy... parents," she said. "Parentstend to compare their child
with others in the same age group rather thanwith other premature babies; they see their child
ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted
... has been stopped in a clinical trial of mother to child
HIV transmission, Pediatric ACTG Protocol 185, due...t was anticipated that transmission from mother to child
in a population of women with advanced disease, even when receiving AZT, would be significantly high...
Kids Near Airports Don't Read As Well
...r first language were included in the study. Each child
was first given an auditory screening test. They were subsequently tested for abilities to read, distinguish words with background noise, distinguish sounds with background noise and distinguish word sounds (phonemes) under quiet conditions. The te...
The Condom Conundrum--How Are We Going To Teach Safe Behavior If Parents Are Afraid To Talk To Their Children About Sex?
...ecially hard, she notes, for a parent to talk to a child
of the opposite sex. She believes that if Americans want their children to learn safe and positive sexual behavior, parents have to teach these things just as they should tell their children about the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol. "People's c...
Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease
... -- such as when the motheris HIV-positive but the child
is not -- such cases are rare, they say. In thegreat majority of situations, mothers should be strongly encouraged by theircaregivers to breastfeed their infants and given the necessary support to enablethem to succeed....
Duke Obtains FDA Designation For Pompe Disease Therapy
...Pompe disease is rare, affecting approximately one child
out of every100,000. If symptoms appear during infancy, death usually occurs beforethe age of 2. The disease is usually less severe when symptoms first appearlater in childhood, but life expectancy extends only into the second orthird decade in such ...
Planning Researcher Finds Best Neighborhoods Aren't Always Best At Preventing Infant Mortality
...hese are areas withoutthe usual indicators of high child
mortality (poverty,illiteracy, public assistance). "Lower Mt. Adams had a mortalityrate of 21.4 per 1,000 births while a portion of Mt. Airy had28.2 deaths per 1,000 births. This is higher than the average17.4 deaths per 1,000 births in the Distric...
Women Say Overwhelming Yes To Ultrasound In New Study
...ho received an ultrasound bonded better with their child
during and after pregnancy and had less stress while they carried the child. "The study confirms that women want ultrasound for their normal, healthy, routine pregnancies," says Kazerooni. "However, unlike screening mammography for breast cance...
Most Comprehensive Study Of Its Kind Shows Common Asthma Medications Don't Cause Behavioral Problems In Children, According To The Journal Pediatrics
...e some of the fears parents may have aboutgiving a child
beclomethasone or theophylline." Parents o...essed," Bender said. "Careful discussion with the child
and the parentsmay lead to a decision to try another medication. But in some cases,particularly wher...
X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers
...ildren's care. "If a parent said, `When my child
was 1 or 2, she had a CT exam, somefluoroscopy and several chest x-rays, could you tell me what the actualdose was?,' no one can do that right now," said Kathleen Hintenlang,assistant radiation control officer at Shands hospital at UF and one offour ...
Effects Of 15% Oxygen On Breathing Patterns And Oxygenation In Infants
... Milner. He concludes by saying that so long as a child
is healthy there is no epidemiological evidence to indicate that it is unsafe for it to fly during its first year. Contact: Professor Anthony Milner, Professor of Neonatology, United Medical and Dental School, St Thomas's Hospital, London...
Disorganization, Lack Of Closeness Characterize Families Where Children WithAsthma Skip Taking Medication, National Jewish Researchers Find
...wish Medical and Research Center. But, he adds, "a child
who doesn't take his or her medications doesn'tnec...t respondemotionally"-- were more likely to have a child
with asthma who did not follow aphysician's instructions for medication use. Regular family fight...
Scientists To Prepare Advisory Report On What's Been Learned About The Possible
Adverse Health Effects of Electric Fields
...safe to live near transmission towers? Or cover my child
with an electricblanket? Or make toast in an electric toaster? As a result of these concerns, Congress asked the Department of Energyto administer the EMF/RAPID Program. The National Institute of EnvironmentalHealth Sciences is responsible...
States Must Be Held Accountable For New Health Plans For Children
...on, states may also need to provideassistance with child
care and transportation, culturally appropriate services,and better use of information technology to improve access and utilization ofservice. Presently, more than 3 million children who are eligible for Medicaid are notenrolled. Such underenrollmen...
Extreme Prematurity Brings Two-Fold Increase In Risk Of Repeating A Grade, Needing Special Education
...some cases, the parents, not the school, decided a child
should repeat a grade because of social immaturity or other reasons not linked to academic failure per se. The premature children were twice as likely to need special education and three times as likely to need the school's resource room than...
Early Medical Abortion With Mifepristone (RU 486) And Misoprostol Is Highly Acceptable To American Women
...ommitments,transportation, school obligations, and child
care needs. Study data also suggest that the option of a less medically supervised regimenmay be desirable: Both women and providers endorsed the feasibility of homeadministration of both mifepristone and misoprostol. Nearly all providersthought tha...
Policy Methods For Eliminating Child Labor
...es rather than pursuing legislative action against child
labor, which could be effective only in certain co...t, since its condition can dictate the size of the child
labor market, Basu and Van say. Trying to solve the child
labor problem first, by banning it outrigh...
Infants With Eye Problem Sought For NIH-Sponsored Study Of Congenital Esotropia
...atment forcongenital esotropia is surgery when the child
is between six months and twoyears of age. However, few, if any, of these children develop normalbinocular vision (depth perception), and more than half of them requiremultiple surgeries. Recent studies show that early intervention before 6 months of...
The Use Of Antimicrobial Drugs In Developing Countries Must Be Limited To Avoid Producing Untreatable Diseases
...eatment of infectious diseases, which cause 98% of child
fatalities and the majority of overall deaths in the developing world. As the most effective and newly-developed drugs are expensive, many people turn to less expensive sources of treatment, such as pharmacies or markets for prescriptions. This ove...
University Of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Study: Parents' Wishes, Uncertainty Determine Resuscitation Of Premature Infants
...is H. Margolis,associate professor of maternal and child
health. "There is a lot of pain involved in these extraordinarily hard decisions- personal pain for the family and staff, varying amounts suffering for thebabies and sometimes great expense," Doron said. "Some babies do fine, butothers die wi...
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