Tag: "infant" at medical news
Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome
...ram. "This simple program costs less than $10 per infant
and was designed to require less than 15 minutes," Dias said. "When compared to the initial hospitalization and ongoing medical costs for treatment that can average nearly $300,000 per child, this study shows that a small investment of time and money...
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
.... While the study investigators reported only one infant
with abnormal levels of bilirubin, a subsequent safety report issued by DAIDS initially stated that there were 63 cases of elevated bilirubin. DAIDS later retracted the safety report as incorrect. The IOM committee, based on its own analysis, deter...
Combination vaccine produces lower immune response than vaccines administered separately
...coccal glycoconjugate vaccine into the recommended infant
schedule in the United States, there was a 69 perc...nd safe vaccines has increased pressure on crowded infant
immunization schedules. Infants in the United States receive up to 20 separate vaccine injections ov...
Newborn's first week may be critical period for developing obesity in adulthood
...d been measured as newborns while participating in infant
formula studies in Iowa. Those who had gained weig...hat participants in the current study all received infant
formula, Dr. Stettler says, it may be relevant that exclusive breastfeeding during early infancy is ...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
...heir backs reduced the general incidence of sudden infant
death, doctors and nurses have tended to position ...ve respiratory function, the association of sudden infant
death with prone positioning means that infants should only be placed in this position if continuous...
Hospitalized babies with severe breathing problems may benefit from lying on their stomachs
...stomachs because of the association between sudden infant
death syndrome (SIDS) and stomach sleeping positio... their backs not only reduces their risk of sudden infant
death syndrome, but also appears to reduce the risk for fever, stuffy nose, and ear infections."...
Institute of Medicine news: Changes needed in WIC program
..., the only semisolid foods offered through WIC are infant
cereals, starting at 4 months. Cereal and other semisolid foods should not be part of the packages for infants until they reach 6 months, the age at which many medical and nutritional experts agree that almost all infants are developmentally ready f...
Exclusive breastfeeding reduces risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission
...lly reduces the transmission of HIV from mother to infant
death, compared with partial breastfeeding. Infants who were introduced to solid foods or animal mil...
Health inequalities continue to widen, despite government rhetoric
...it announced national targets to reduce the gap in infant
mortality across social groups and to raise life expectancy in the most disadvantaged areas faster than elsewhere by 2010. But the new 10-year analysis shows that inequalities in life expectancy have continued to widen in the early years of the 21st ...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for May 2005 (first issue)
...es were delivered by C-section. The next day, the infant
monkeys were given pulmonary function tests. The p...ess, of childhood asthma, and of dying from sudden infant
Early failure to pay attention to faces, speech may influence later development in autism
...cial and language brain development to occur. The infant
or toddler with autism appears to lack a normal preference or interest for social and language information and fails to actively attend to other people," she said. Dawson hopes that by teaching toddlers with autism how to interact socially, this wil...
Babies' cries linked to their health
Providence, RI Leading researchers in colic and infant
development say that a simple analysis of babies' ...lems in a baby's nervous system, as well as sudden infant
death syndrome (SIDS). In addition, they cite the importance of how parents react to their squalling...
Over-feeding in infancy might set the stage for childhood obesity
...infants could affect the body composition of their infant
as they age." They conclude, "excess energy consum...all these data suggest that maternal influences on infant
body composition may not appear initially as obvious physical differences during the first six month...
Timing of introduction of gluten into infant's diet associated with appearance of celiac disease
... to unravel the complex interplay between multiple infant
diet factors and an immature immune system in a ge...reastfeeding, gluten amount vs. gluten timing, and infant
cereal vs. follow-up infant
formula on celiac disease risk and presentation," Dr. Farrell writes. (...
Genes may influence nutritional composition of breast milk
...evelopment. DHA is now added to several brands of infant
formula because of research showing its beneficial...mount of calories that a mother can provide to her infant
in her milk," said Weinberg. Weinberg cautioned that much more research is needed before these find...
Testicular cancer gene in mice may offer clues to origins of cancer in men
...h early development of the cancer results when the infant
has lost both copies of his dead end gene." The researchers theorize that testicular cancer that develops in young adults may also originate from a genetic mutation during fetal development - perhaps by inheritance of a single dead end mutation - and...
Umbilical cord-blood transplants save lives of babies with rare genetic disorder
...ily available than bone marrow and can be used for infant
stem cell transplants after they have been treated with chemotherapy. In the study, 11 newborns diagnosed with Krabbe's disease but showing no symptoms and 14 older infants with symptoms underwent transplantation of umbilical-cord blood from unrelat...
Birth weight and breastfeeding in infancy may affect premenopausal breast cancer risk
...onal environment of the developing fetus and young infant
through mechanisms not yet completely clarified." Barba and colleagues from UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions analyzed data collected from 2,382 women participating in the Western New York Exposures and Breast Cancer Study conduc...
Mutation in mouse circulatory gene mimics a form of congenital heart disease
...nosis, as well as treatments to prevent or correct infant
and adult heart disease. Using genetically engineered mice, the researchers found that mice with a mutation in the gene for myocardin-related transcription factor B (MRTF-B) had defects in developing arteries associated with the embryonic heart. Sp...
Despite WHO/UNICEF push for 'rooming-in,' mothers and babies being separated at birth
...did not room-in rated closeness between mother and infant
lower and were more worried about their own and their babies' sleep and disturbing noises, when compared with the mothers who chose to room-in. "Negative staff attitudes towards night rooming-in might implicitly suggest to mothers that closeness bet...
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