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Multivitamins improve weight gain patterns during pregnancy in HIV-infected women from Tanzania

... positive are at serious risk for low birth weight infants or preterm delivery. The progression of HIV infection is usually accompanied by opportunistic infections, diminished dietary intake, and nutrient malabsorption, resulting in weight loss. In an article appearing in the American Journal of Clinical N...

New type of antiobiotic tackles hard-to-treat pediatric infections

...he most common antibiotic, vancomycin, in treating infants and children with known or suspected gram-positive infections, reported Dr. Sheldon Kaplan, Baylor professor of pediatrics, to the Infectious Diseases Society of America meeting in Chicago. The results were presented in four posters. "Incidence of t...

Fortified orange drink eases 'hidden hunger' in 3rd world

...health of pregnant and lactating mothers and their infants in the Third World, reducing the risk for disabili...o not take iron pills regularly. In addition, many infants in developing countries are at risk for vitamin A deficiency. It was found that the breast milk of n...

Used mattresses may increase risk of cot death

...spital for Sick Children in Glasgow identified 131 infants who died of sudden infant death syndrome (cases) and 278 healthy infants of the same age (controls). They used a questionnaire to compare details of childcare practices from...

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

Adults often believe infants are off in their own world, but a new study indica...the importance of eyes to12-, 14- and 18-month-old infants and shows that they are much more likely to look at an object when a person turns toward it with ope...

Pre-term infants slower than full-terms at processing information

...ough individuals vary widely, on average, pre-term infants are markedly slower at processing information -- i...ing speed are the same ones in which many pre-term infants perform poorly when older, including measures of intelligence, language and academic achievement, su...

Tissue-engineered cells transmit electrical signals in animal hearts

... in life. It's particularly difficult to treat in infants and children, he says. "You can't feed pacemaker wires through the blood vessels of some pediatric patients because the vessels are too small," he explains. The wire must be coiled inside the chest so it can expand as the child grows, and the pace...

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

...is able to get around the immune system. For some infants RSV leads to bronchiolitis, one of the major cause...ion in the Western world. And around 40 percent of infants who experience bronchiolitis as a result of RSV infection are subsequently affected by recurring whe...

Heart gone haywire blamed in some sudden infant deaths

.... According to U.S. Vital Statistics, about 3,000 infants die each year of SIDS, defined as the sudden and unexplained death of an infant less than one year old. Several possible causes or triggers have been suggested for SIDS, including babies sleeping on their stomachs, nervous system problems related to...

Swaddling may help sleeping babies remain on their backs

...ngs when swaddled, and swaddling may help sleeping infants remain on their backs, say researchers at Washingt...babies be placed on their backs to sleep. But when infants reach 2 months of age, about 20 percent of parents in the United States place their babies on their ...

Vaccine shortage study exposes nations 'patchwork' system

...chedule, prioritizing the vaccine supply to ensure infants got at least two of the four recommended doses and... by doctors' offices and clinics to make sure that infants and toddlers got at least some Prevnar injections shows how important the vaccine is considered, Fre...

Brief exposure to Mandarin can help American infants learn Chinese

...icia Kuhl reported today that 9-month-old American infants who were exposed to Mandarin Chinese for less than...on study headed by Kuhl, another group of American infants was exposed to the same Mandarin material using a professionally produced DVD or audiotape but showe...

Breastfeeding rates unaffected by changes in hospital length of stay

...e study, the researchers looked at 20,366 pairs of infants and mothers over a seven-and-a-half-year period, c...and utilization data as well as information on how infants were fed during the first 90 days of life. Not surprisingly, they found that the length of time wome...

No mention of trauma as cause of head injury is likely abuse

...ment at Children's Hospital Boston have found that infants who present for medical care with a serious head i...al injuries and 64 percent of all head injuries in infants younger than 1 year were attributable to child abuse. Bruce and Zimmerman documented that 80 percent...

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

...also was somewhat surprising. Forty-one percent of infants discovered were white, and 53 percent were black. "We think this study will be useful for several reasons and will help in prevention," Herman-Giddens said. "It will help agencies target populations that might benefit from knowing about the 'Saf...

Is a picture worth a thousand words? Not for young children

... While other studies have shown that infants preferred sounds over visual ...e auditory dominance found in infants continues well into the preschool years." Sloutsky said the demands of learnin...

Is there a way to derail the children's 'Allergy March'?

...oms or atopic disease. Additionally, 40 percent of infants with atopic dermatitis develop asthma by age four. Besides the physical consequences, the child with eczema can incur a reduced image in the eyes of their peers. Gastrointestinal (GI) Complaints: These can include colic, diarrhea, persistent vo...

July/August 2003 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...k provides the most complete form of nutrition for infants and offers a range of benefits for both infant and maternal health. Despite this strong evidence, current U.S. breastfeeding rates, particularly among certain vulnerable populations, including low-income and minority populations, fall short of natio...

New research reveals banning smoking at home protects infants

... no effect. Parents from 314 households with young infants took part in the study. Parents were interviewed a...tal tobacco smoke is harmful and 90% believed that infants can be protected from it in the home. Only one in 10 parents was unaware of any measures to reduce e...

Banning smoking at home protects infants

...week's BMJ. Parents from 314 households with young infants took part in the study. Parents were interviewed a...tal tobacco smoke is harmful and 90% believed that infants can be protected from it in the home. Only one in 10 parents was unaware of any measures to reduce e...

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