Tag: "babies" at medical news
High rates of caesarean delivery may harm mothers and newborns
...ervices. Indeed institutions that deliver a lot of babies
by caesarean should initiate a detailed and rigorous assessment of the factors related to their obstetric care and the perinatal outcomes achieved vis--vis the case mix of the population they serve; at present their services might cause iatrogenic ha...
UCSF study to examine whether probiotics can prevent asthma in children
...ear study will include about 280 healthy full-term babies
with either a mother or a father with asthma, beca...tobacillus GG and half will receive a placebo. The babies
will be followed for three years, with six follow-up visits at UCSF Children's Hospital or an outpat...
Tracing the history of feeding bubs
...s interesting seeing some of the trends in feeding babies
over the past 100 years. "Some of the best materi...rs' milk might fail or not be enough nutrition for babies
on its own. "Of course that was coming from the makers of baby milks and the starchy 'patent' foods...
Obesity makes labor tougher on women, new research finds
...medication to induce labor longer to deliver their babies
than women of normal body weight. The obese women also needed more medication a dinoprostone vaginal insert to activate labor, and it took longer for the medicine to start working. The obese women also are more likely to have a cesarean deliver tha...
Advice for overweight moms: Lose weight before getting pregnant a second time, SLU study finds
...r first child is born are at risk of having bigger babies
than mothers who do not gain weight between pregna...d women's health at Saint Louis University. Large babies
can be more difficult and take longer to deliver than normal weight babies
because they are too big ...
US infant mortality rate fails to improve
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. Nearly 28,000 babies
died before their first birthday, according to new...NCHS. The percentage of infant deaths occurring to babies
born premature (less than 37 weeks gestation) or with a low birthweight (less than 2500 grams or 5.5...
Despite laws, many pregnant women lack HIV testing
...ng women who are infected, treating them and their babies
and preventing perinatal infection," says Dr. Helfgott. Rapid testing of the 1,379 women cost $27,000, far less than the lifetime cost of treating even one infected child, he says. Availability of the 20-minute, highly accurate tests that can be used...
Study shows newborns with jaundice at no greater risk
who are diagnosed with and treated for jaundice are no more likely than other babies
to suffer long-term developmental problems, according to a study published in the New England Journa...
Fussy babies and postpartum depression linked, study finds
... -- A compelling connection exists between colicky babies
and postpartum depression, according to a study co...0 per year and had health insurance. Most of their babies
were between two and four months of age. The results: 19 percent of mothers reported moderate to sev...
The Lancet Neonatal Series at one year of age has anything changed?
...ing now promotes an emphasis on health for newborn babies
as well as mothers and children. However, much still needs to be done to reduce neonatal deaths and accelerate progress towards MDG 4. In their Viewpoint, the authors restate their call for action from last year, and emphasise four points. Govern...
Born dead: Over 3 million stillbirths every year
...hs yet to count or to be counted are stillbirths - babies
born dead during the last 12 weeks of pregnancy, a... conclude: "Our estimates suggest that 3.2 million babies
are born dead every year, and the true figure is probably higher given the limitations of the availa...
Study reports newborn screening tests can save both lives and money
...g newborn screening. Annually, at least 4 million babies
are screened at birth across the U.S. Severe diso... the rapid action needed to be beneficial to these babies
to help them grow to adulthood," said Dr. Downs. "We need to determine the most effective way to scr...
Infants can organise visual information at just four months
...nfancy has revealed that, at just four months old, babies
are able to organise visual information in at leas...estigating different styles of visual attention in babies
from the age of two to eight months. Paying attention to visual stimuli is important in the developm...
Low intake of milk during pregnancy linked to decreased birth weight
... milk during their pregnancy gave birth to smaller babies
compared to women who drank more milk. Low birth weight affects one out of every 13 babies
born each year in the United States, and it's a factor in 65 percent of infant deaths, according to ...
In utero exposure to urban air pollutants can increase risk
...e health effects of exposure of pregnant women and babies
to indoor and outdoor air pollutants, pesticides, and allergens. "These findings are of concern, because compromised mental performance in the preschool years is an important precursor of subsequent educational performance deficits," said Dr. Freder...
Low intake of milk in pregnancy associated with decreased birth weight
...ss protein and vitamin D and gave birth to smaller babies
than mothers who drank more milk. Milk and vitamin D intakes during pregnancy were found to be each associated with infant birth weights, independently of other risk factors. In a related commentary, Hollis and Wagner note that this study makes a ve...
Concern over rising preterm births
...d re-evaluate the risks and benefits of delivering babies
earlier. If these findings from Denmark are true, the implications for neonatologists, health economists, teachers, parents, and children themselves are worrying, they conclude....
Preconception health care can improve the lives of mothers and babies
... birth and birth defects to help give their future babies
a healthy start in life. "We could do much more to improve the health of mothers and babies
if we could identify risk factors before pregnancy and educate women about what health changes they ...
Fertility drugs given 'all-clear' in new study
...ne edition of Fertility and Sterility, showed that babies
whose mothers were treated with letrozole had the ...onto, and their co-authors examined a total of 911 babies
whose mothers were treated for infertility with either letrozole or clomiphene citrate from 2001 to ...
New tool taps drool for clues to childhood stress
... The social stressors used in the studies included babies
being gently restrained by a stranger and the older children having to complete a frustrating task, interact with a teacher, or be evaluated. Social relationships with mothers and teachers were also found to influence alpha amylase levels. Dr. Dou...
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