Tag: "mothers" at medical news
Researchers identify a simple, affordable drug regimen that is highly effective in preventing HIV infection in infants of mothers with the disease
...orldwide to prevent the spread of HIV frominfected mothers
to their infants," says NIAID Director Anthony S. ...hours thereafter during labor. The infantsborn to mothers
in the AZT group received 4 mg/kg given twice daily for thefirst week of life. Both drugs appeared ...
SFU author examines mothers and illicit drug use
...portrayed by the media and medicalexperts as unfit mothers
who jeopardize their new born babies' lives. "My ...oints to European studies that show "drug addicted mothers
are just aslikely to have healthy babies as mothers
who don't use drugs if they have accessto good p...
More than half of homeless children have symptoms of depression
...consideredhomeless if their mothers
believed the family to be homeless andif they were living in a shelter, a cheap hotel, a homelessagency apartment, an automobile or on the streets. The sample included 26 boys and ...
Study analyzes home births as a religious experience
...ecause you would stereotypically assume that these mothers
would be ideologically opposed to each other ranging as they were from feminists to Orthodox Jews to conservative Pentecostal women. Yet they ended up having similar understandings of the significance a home birth could have on their religious belief...
Treatment for ADHD appears to reduce risk of substance abuse
...00 children for four years. The children andtheir mothers
were inter-viewed on three occasions - when they first entered thestudy, one year later, and four years after enrollment - regarding symptoms of avariety of psychological and behavior problems. The children were categorizedinto three groups: those w...
Better psychiatric support needed for children who lose a parent
...t boys are more affected than girls; that bereaved mothers
had more difficulties than bereaved fathers and that psychological distress in bereaved parents is associated with psychological difficulties in their children. In terms of the support given to the bereaved families, Dowdney et al found that children...
Among Puerto Ricans, immigrant status overrated as barrier to adequate prenatal care
...e Puerto Rican Maternal and Infant HealthSurvey of mothers
of infants sampled from 1994-95 birth and death certificates.The actual sample used by the researchers consisted of 1,255 Puerto Rican womenresiding in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania andNew York City. "Puerto Ri...
Hypothyroidism during pregnancy linked to lower IQ for child
Children born to mothers
with untreated hypothyroidism during pregnancy sco...land Journal of Medicine. However, children whose mothers
werebeing treated for the condition scored almost the same as children born tohealthy mothers. Thes...
Study finds HIV breastfeeding risk highest in early months after birth
...cording to a new studyconducted among HIV-infected mothers
and their babies in the African nation ofMalawi. ...ere women who hadfour or more. Similarly, younger mothers
were more likely than older mothers
totransmit HIV through breast milk. Drs. Miotti, Biggar and thei...
New HIV drug intervention cheap and effective
... must be started early in pregnancy. Most African mothers
cannot afford AZT and often do not get prenatal care, thereby missing their chance to begin treatment. To address the needs of developing countries, scientists have developed more feasible and less expensive "short-course" drug regimens that can be s...
Study: moms' depression hurts kids' development
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - At age 3, children whose mothers
are chronicallydepressed fare significantly worse ...comprehension and language skills than children of mothers
whoare never depressed, a major new study concludes. Those whose mothers
aresometimes depressed fall...
Brain chemical mellows male mice, but makes mouse moms tough
... mouse pups were born, they began to exposethe new mothers
to strange male mice for ten minutes daily. To pro...ageat random spots, and noted the time it took the mothers
to gather the first andfourth pups back to their nests. "There were no significant differences in th...
Education may help the fight against high blood pressure
...last year that found that children ofmore educated mothers
were more likely to feel that their mothers
were availableto discuss stressful life events, Wilson says. This study presented today isthe first...
Early discharge appears safe for Medicaid newborns
...orn in Ohiofrom July 1, 1991, to June 15, 1995, to mothers
receiving Medicaid. The meanlength of stay decreased 27 percent during that period, from 2.2 days in 1991 to1.6 days in 1995. In 1991, 20 percent of newborns were discharged one day afterbirth, and 76 percent two days after birth. By 1995, 54 perc...
UI study suggests variable effects of fetal alcohol syndrome on brain
... analyses, the team foundthat offspring of macaque mothers
fed 170 - 270 milligrams (mg) of alcohol perdeciliter of blood (sufficient to bring blood alcohol concentrations to .17 to.27 mg percent) for several weeks or months had more axons in their corpuscallosums than did control animals. These axons conduc...
Infants of depressed mothers show atypical brain activity
Infants of depressed mothers
are more likely than infants of nondepressedmother...fants of nondepressed mothers,infants of depressed mothers
had less left frontal electroencephalogram (EEG)activity relative to right frontal EEG activity. "Ou...
NICHD funded researchers discover gene for Rett syndrome
...ch parent; males receivean X chromosome from their mothers
and a Y chromosome from their fathers. Because each cell needs only one functioning X chromosome, roughly half the Xchromosomes in genetically normal females are permanently switched off. The Xchromosomes are shut down in an apparently random patte...
Mothers of chronically ill children often face depression
...NY. "The activityrestrictions that are imposed on mothers
by caring for a child with a chroniccondition may ...l stress." The researchers examined 365 inner-city mothers
whose children had a variety ofchronic conditions, including asthma, sickle cell anemia, and heart d...
Duke study: The heavier the mom at delivery, the more likely baby will be delivered by cesarian section
...nesthesiologists in most cases don't see expectant mothers
until just afew hours before delivery, but the typ... Bell reviewed the medical records of 2,493 mothers
who gave birth atDuke University Hospital and whose height and weight was taken over a 16-monthperio...
How alcohol may harm your baby's brain
We already know that pregnant mothers
who drink alcohol risk harming theirbaby's development. What we do not know is how much, if any, alcohol isacceptable during pregnancy. Nor do we know, relative to brain development,exactly how toxic alcohol may be at different stages. But now, sc...
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