Tag: "babies" at medical news
Comparison of obstetric outcomes between on-call and patients' own obstetricians
...er obstetric outcomes differed between women whose babies
were delivered by their own obstetrician and those attended by an on-call obstetrician who did not provide antenatal care. They performed a cohort study of all live single term births between 1991 and 2001 at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montral. I...
Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants' language development
... There are only a fixed number of hours that young babies
are awake and alert. If the alert time is spent i... that melodic speech we use with little ones the babies
are not getting the same linguistic experience, said Meltzoff, who is the Job and Gertrud Tamaki end...
Maternal obesity prior to pregnancy associated with birth defects
Mothers of babies
born with some structural birth defectsincluding m...ues interviewed 10,249 women in eight states whose babies
were born with birth defects between 1997 and 2002. The women were contacted between six weeks and 2...
Inhaled nitric oxide safe for tiny preemie lungs, UCSF study finds
...fants in the United States, affecting about 15,000 babies
each year. About half of the infants born between 24 and 30 weeks and weighing less than 2 pounds develop BPD. The condition is life-threatening, and those who survive can suffer long-term disabilities including asthma, mental retardation and cerebra...
Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu
...eeks press release: - Rapid test would save babies
from syphilis Lithium shows promise in mouse m... to the online articles Rapid test would save babies
from syphilis Screening pregnant women with newer, rapid syphilis tests would improve the surviva...
Tiny newborns face higher risk of death at community hospitals, Stanford/VA study finds
...NFORD, Calif. - More than 20 percent of very small babies
who died in California between 1991 and 2000 might...be optimal for very small newborns. "Most of the babies
admitted to the neonatal ICU have very little risk of death," said Phibbs. "Clearly, a 35-week-gesta...
Commonly used drug offers promise for premature babies
...e risk of the most common cause of brain damage in babies
born prematurely. The work involves shoring up b... rabbits, whose brains resemble those of premature babies
in some very important ways. The medication would need to be tested rigorously in pregnant women bef...
Some children are born with 'temporary deafness' and do not require cochlear implant
...o not require surgical intervention. To date, most babies
who are born deaf are referred for a cochlear implant. "Many parents will say to me: 'My child hears; if I call him, he responds'. Nobody listens to them because diagnostic medical equipment did not register any hearing. It seems that these parents a...
Thymus transplants gives hope to babies with fatal immune disease
DURHAM, N.C. -- "My baby is doing what other babies
her age are doing -- she's feeding herself, puttin... in the journal Blood, show that 75 percent of the babies
who received a thymus transplant were alive after one year. The recipient of the first transplant, i...
Breastfeeding duration rates for infants born in an inner-city WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly hospital
... that being born in a Baby-Friendly hospital gives babies
the best possible chance of breastfeeding to 6 mon...n (WHO), and other respected groups recommend that babies
breastfeed exclusively until six months of age. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative was establishe...
Probiotics could prevent necrotising enterocolitis in premature babies
...gues studied the results of seven trials involving babies
born at 33 weeks or earlier and less than 1.5kg in...isk of death reduced by 53% in groups of premature babies
given probiotics compared to the control groups. The risk of sepsis occurring in babies
was not sign...
Honor for University of Nottingham professor
...ure study, the first in the UK to study a group of babies
born extremely prematurely and follow them longitu...o improve understanding of the challenges faced by babies
born at 25 weeks gestation or less, and improve the treatment they receive. Professor Marlow and h...
Early onset of poor bone mineralization revealed in children with cystic fibrosis
...the lungs with mucus. About 1 in every 2,500 white babies
is born with this difficulty. The disease is much less common in Blacks and Asians. The authors believe that their observations of a reduction in bone mineral density, even in healthy children in early childhood, provide an argument for an initial ...
Serious illness among children with sickle cell disease reduced with vaccine
... 70,000 people are living with SCD and about 1,000 babies
are born with this condition each year. Diseases caused by a bacterium known as pneumococcus are a leading cause of death among children with SCD. People with SCD are between 30 and 600 times more likely to develop pneumococcal meningitis, bloodst...
A revolution in the monitoring of unborn babies
...device has the potential to benefit 70,000 at risk babies
a year in the UK alone. Statistics show that as many as 10 babies
a day are stillborn in the UK and 10 per cent of all pregnancies each year are high risk. The monito...
Global burden of childhood deafness overlooked
...h a hearing loss of 90db or more. Of 120 million babies
born per year in the developing world, an estimated 718,000 will have permanent bilateral hearing impairment as infants. Failure to detect and effectively manage permanent hearing loss in the first year of life has been associated with substantial an...
Weak immune response critical to disease that causes most infant hospitalizations
...even the natural primary infections of unimmunized babies
had these characteristics, too," Garofalo said....
Study recommends universal newborn screening for cystic fibrosis
... treatments are available. In some regions newborn babies
have been screened for cystic fibrosis for more th... the clinical benefit of those screened as newborn babies
is associated with a lower treatment burden compared with clinically diagnosed groups. Whether these...
Addressing the neglect of childhood hearing impairment in developing countries
Although newborn babies
in rich countries routinely have their hearing tested, the major global health agencies, such as the World Bank and Unicef, have not prioritized funding for newborn hearing tests in poor countries, writes Dr Bolajoko Olusanya (University of Lagos, Ni...
Children's Hospital Boston presents at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions
...6, 4 p.m. CT) Treating congenital heart defects in babies
still in the womb is a high-risk procedure, but one that can improve babies
outcomes after birth. Researchers at Childrens Hospital Boston and Brigham and Womens Hospital revie...
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