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Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges

...ttention as asubstance hazardous to children, both unborn and born. "I certainly don't want to downplay the risk of cocaine, but tremendouspublicity has been given crack baby syndrome, with major articles in newspapersand cover stories in news magazines. None of that kind of attention has beenpaid t...

UCSF Study Finds Drug Treatment Can Be Cost Effective In Tanzania And Thailand For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women

...d transmission of HIV from pregnant women to their unborn children by 50percent. The trials were sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention. "This is important because short-course therapy, which begins four weeks beforethe birth due date and ends after delivery, is far more affordable tha...

Baby Talk: Parents Do Make A Difference, By Promoting Childhood Chatter, From Birth To Age 3

...resting sounds. But, forget piping Mozart to your unborn fetus or flashing foreign words at yournewborn: "All you need to do," Hirsh-Pasek says, "is to talk and listen. Yourbaby wants to communicate with you. And, when toddlers are immersed in language,they use their language earlier and more efficiently."...

DDW Studies Present Evidence That Thalomid (Thalidomide) Is Active In Treating Crohn's Disease

...woman can cause severebirth defects or death to an unborn baby. The major adverse drug reactionsknown to be associated with thalidomide treatment include: peripheralneuropathy, a common, potentially severe side effect that may be irreversible;drowsiness/somnolence; dizziness/orthostatic hypotension; neutro...

Renowned researcher in prenatal diagnostics joins Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

...ent of the thickness of the skin on the back of an unborn baby's neckcould improve detection of chromosome defects, such as Down syndrome, at anearly stage in pregnancy. When these findings were published in 1992, demand for first-trimester screeningincreased dramatically and Dr. Snijders and her colleague...

'Revolutionary' treatment for birth defect improves survival of newborns

...ds) say that their obstetricianhad told them their unborn baby was going to die. "Our data is so painstakingly researched and reported, that after people read itthey have no choice but to believe it. Our 92 percent survival rate isunsurpassed in the medical literature. This should grab everyone's attention....

Cedars-Sinai researchers present findings suggesting link between high soy diet and eventual developmental changes in children

...ositive, negative or irrelevant?" To determine if unborn babies are indeed exposed to phytoestrogens, the researchers analyzed amniotic fluid samples of 54 pregnant women from the Los Angeles area. No phytoestrogens were detected in 11 samples, extremely high levels were found in seven samples, and the rem...

Undercooked meat is chief cause of parasite infection in pregnancy

...plasmosis -- which can lead to brain damage in the unborn child, according to a study in this week's British Medical Journal. Researchers interviewed over 1,000 pregnant women, both with and without toxoplasma infection, across six European cities about their occupations, lifestyle and eating habits. Their...

Government asks UNC to develop school program about alcohol and birth defects

... the danger that a woman's drinking can pose to an unborn baby. "In fact, a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the incidence of reported drinking in pregnant women has increased dramatically - up four-fold since the advent of warning labels," she said. Added Crews...

Widely used anti-bacterial inhibits parasites that cause malaria and toxoplasmosis

... immune systems or when transmitted from mother to unborn child. About 3,000 infants are born each year in the U.S. with toxoplasmosis. The disease can cause severe eye damage, mental retardation and death. The cost of caring for these children is estimated to exceed $500 million per year. The parasites ...

Mothers who drink during pregnancy may increase children's cancer risk, study shows

...rs who drink heavily during pregnancy expose their unborn children to a host of medical problems," said Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, PhD, professor of oncology at Lombardi. "Our research adds to the list of reasons not to drink while pregnant." According to American Cancer Society statistics, more than 203,000 ne...

Mayo Clinic study: Alternative to chemotherapy effective for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma

...e malformations of the arms, legs and organs in an unborn child. By 1962, thalidomide was taken off the market worldwide. In the last 10 years, researchers began studying thalidomide again as an anti-cancer agent. Although the exact mechanism of action in multiple myeloma is still unknown, researchers have ...

Chemist works to prevent undesirable side effects in synthetic drugs

...took on both chiral properties, causing defects in unborn children. Daniel Crawford of Virginia Tech's Department of Chemistry recently received a Cottrell Scholar Award for work he is doing in computational quantum chemistry. He is modeling molecules by computer, a process that can help determine the han...

U.S. News & World Report ranks The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia the top pediatric center

...chnologically advanced, multidisciplinary care for unborn babies with genetic or anatomical abnormalities. Center physicians are considered pioneers in the innovative field of fetal surgery....

Scientists develop greater accuracy in recording babys heart rates in the womb

...echnology organisation, to study the heart rate of unborn babies in minute detail. The technique, reported ...nformation about heart function and development in unborn children. Cardiac arrhythmia is believed to be a factor in cot death, and by getting more informati...

Taking Ecstasy during pregnancy may cause brain damage, behavior problems in babies

... first trimester of pregnancy may be putting their unborn child at risk for brain damage, according to a study published in the September issue of the journal Neurotoxicity and Teratology. Jack W. Lipton, PhD, a neuroscientist at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, demonstrated that feta...

Novel delivery system devised for toxoplasmosis treatment

... immune systems or when transmitted from mother to unborn child. About 3,000 infants are born each year in the U.S. with toxoplasmosis, which causes severe eye damage, mental retardation and death. The cost of caring for these children is thought to exceed $500 million per year. In addition to active infe...

Parents who decline autopsies may miss out on vital information

...gnancy because of a suspected abnormality in their unborn child, may be missing out on important information for future pregnancies, new research from Oxford shows. This study will be available on bmj.com on Monday 8 December 2003. The research team identified all pregnancies terminated during 1991-2000 f...

UF research adds to evidence that unborn children hear 'melody' of speech

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- It is well known that unborn babies can recognize their mothers' voices and dis...an't be at the bedside 24 hours a day. Also, while unborn children are insulated from many frequencies, premies are exposed to all the frequencies of the soun...

Study reports improved method to identify fetal DNA in maternal blood samples

A new method to increase the recovery of DNA from unborn babies in a blood sample from their mothers may be helpful for future development of non-invasive prenatal genetic tests to identify fetal abnormalities, according to an article in the March 3 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association ...

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