Tag: "babies" at medical news
Loperamide therapy for acute diarrhea in children
...e fewer malaria parasites in their blood and their babies
are less likely to be of low birth weight. Citation: Gamble C, Ekwaru PJ, Garner P, ter Kuile FO (2007) Insecticide-treated nets for the prevention of malaria in pregnancy: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials. PLoS Med 4(3): e107. ...
March of Dimes, Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute launch prematurity prevention partnership
...leading cause of infant death in the U.S. and puts babies
at great risk for lifelong disabilities such as ce...nizations said today at the news conference. Even babies
considered "late preterm," those born between 34 and 36 weeks, are more likely than full-term infant...
New Washington study shows OB anesthesia equally safe when provided by CRNAs or anesthesiologists
... have great confidence knowing that they and their babies
will be safe in the care of a nurse anesthetist or an anesthesiologist. "Further, hospital administrators and anesthesiology groups can comfortably consider variables other than provider safety or qualitysuch as provider availability, cost, and the...
HIV in late childhood and adolescence a growing problem
... being met. It is estimated that half a million babies
were infected with HIV during birth or breastfeeding in 2006, passed down from their mothers. It was assumed that their chances of survival to adulthood were negligible. However, a new study, carried out by researchers based at the Connaught Clinic i...
Risk of birth complications varies between racial groups
...(death before, during or shortly after birth) than babies
born to black or white women, concludes a study published online by the BMJ today. The World Health Organisation defines post-term pregnancy as beyond 41 completed weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period. Post-term pregnancy is associ...
Study tests oral insulin to prevent type 1 diabetes
...iabetes. The NIP study is being conducted in: babies
less than 5 months old who have immediate family m... pregnant mothers in their third trimester whose babies
are at risk for type 1 diabetes, either because the mother has type 1 diabetes herself or other imme...
Vaginal birth increases risk of hemorrhage in newborns
...ging (MRI) to study the brains of a large group of babies
soon after birth found a small amount of bleeding in and around the brains of one in four babies
who were delivered vaginally. The study appears in the February issue of Radiology. "Small bleeds...
Media coverage of autism differs dramatically
...or Disease Control estimated that one in every 250 babies
born in 2005 would develop the disease, which is characterized by impaired social, communication and imaginative skills. This disease is one with complex, poorly understood causes, and is an active area of research in neurobiology in part because of ...
Risk for stroke, death not higher for sickle cell children with early complications
...ssues make it difficult when counseling parents of babies
with sickle cell disease about what they can expect, he said. "We can't give them very much in the way of specifics, exactly what this child will likely go through or what to expect from the disease in the future," said Dr. Quinn, a pediatric hematol...
Resurgence and spread of syphilis in China is a rapidly increasing epidemic
...result in miscarriage or stillbirth, and surviving babies
may have serious problems of the brain, liver, and other organs. The study authors link the rise in syphilis infection rates to economicreforms and globalization in China. These changes have led to incomegaps and a cultural climate that favors re-e...
Improved neonatal care has helped reduce prevalence of cerebral palsy in premature babies
have a better chance of survival without severe neurological impairment than in they did in the early 80s, according to an Article in this week's issue of The Lancet. The study shows that the prevalence of cerebral palsy in children of very low birth...
Prenatal multivitamins for undernourished women may reduce risk of low birth weight
...aking only iron and folic acid supplements to have babies
weighing less than 2,500 grams, and their newborns...ms (19.2 pounds) in the placebo group. Of the 200 babies
born, 146 were included in the analysis of birth size and 170 (88 in the micronutrient group and 82 ...
Antenatal fish oil supplements boost kids' hand-eye coordination
...nant mums boost the hand-eye coordination of their babies
as toddlers, reveals a small study published ahead of print in the Archives of Disease in Childhood (Fetal and Neonatal Edition). The researchers base their findings on 98 pregnant women, who were either given 4g of fish oil supplements or 4g of ol...
Inflammatory bowel disease doubles risk of pregnancy complications
...elow normal weight. Premature and low birthweight babies
run the risk of developmental problems and a great...ase. And the rate of congenital birth defects in babies
born to mothers with IBD was more than twice as high. If a woman becomes pregnant during an active ...
Young infants should not be left unattended to sleep in car safety seats
...rust. He welcomes new UK legislation on carrying babies
and children in vehicles, but points out that child restraints and seat belts are secondary safety measures and do not prevent car crashes. Prevention should continue to be the long term aim, he concludes....
Treatment discovered for deadly childhood disease
... promise to reduce the mortality and disability of babies
with this devastating disorder," said Kishnani. The most common side effects of the rhGAA treatment included skin reactions such as rash and hives, fever, and changes in heart rate. The study was supported by the Genzyme Corporation, maker of rhGAA...
Exposures to the insecticide chlorpyrifos in pregnancy adversely affect child development
...e health effects of exposure of pregnant women and babies
to indoor and outdoor air pollutants, pesticides, and allergens. Prior research findings have shown that prenatal chlorpyrifos exposure can reduce birth weight and length. The research has also shown that the residential ban on chlorpyrifos use by th...
Recording neo-natal consultations is helpful to parents
...tudy published on bmj.com today. The parents of babies
requiring care in neo-natal intensive care units (...ir neo-natal consultants. Two hundred mothers with babies
in NICU were put into two groups the first had their consultation recorded and were given a copy of...
Blocking an inter-generational cycle of obesity
...ore likely to increase in size, resulting in obese babies
who stay obese throughout their lives. How babies
respond to nutrition from their mothers before birth and how the nutritional environment before birt...
Healthier preemies and parents, thanks to a new early intervention program
...l intensive care unit (NICU) can lead to healthier babies
and parents, and save more than $2 billion in U.S. healthcare costs annually. A new study published in the November issue of the journal Pediatrics shows that an educational-behavioral program called Creating Opportunities for Parent Empowerment (C...
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