Tag: "babies" at medical news
Innovations in the care of women during pregnancy and labor
... support and empowerment, with positive effects on babies
and families. The last two articles in the series explore strategies to decrease tensions that sometimes arise when laboring women are perceived by nursing staff as trying to control professional practices in labor and delivery units. In Birth Plans...
Europe slow to add infant pneumococcal vaccine to national programmes despite strong US results
...han children who stay at home. Low birth-weight babies
face a 2.6 greater risk than normal birth-weight babies
and premature babies
face a 1.6 greater risk than full-term babies. Rates increase dramatically if...
IAMP expresses support for Disease Control Priorities Project
... clean and warm, which could improve the health of babies
during the first days of their lives. These are simple measures that carry lifetime benefits." IAMP members also gave their unanimous support to a second statement outlining the organization's programmatic agenda for the next three years. They agreed...
UCL scientists gauge pain in premature babies
...sured responses to pain in the brains of premature babies
and have shown that they are likely to experience ...effort is made to provide clinical pain-control in babies
undergoing invasive procedures, this remains suboptimal in many units. Until now, there has been li...
JCI Table of Contents, April 3, 2006
...alia are identical. However, although boy and girl babies
begin their development as girls, male genital development will occur if high levels of the male steroid hormone testosterone are present at 712 weeks, which occurs in female fetuses deficient in an enzyme called CYP21, involved in the production of ...
Differences in pregnancy risks and outcomes among immigrant groups to the US
...social factors that may affect the fetal growth of babies
born to U.S. and foreign-born Mexican and Asian-In...of Medicine assessed 6.4 million birth records for babies
born between 1995 and 2000 to compare the risks and outcomes of children born to women in the follow...
Daughters of Indian immigrants continue trend of giving birth to small babies
.... They were also more than twice as likely to have babies
that were small for their gestational age, regardl...re concerned because we know that abnormally small babies
run a higher risk of fetal distress and often require more intensive medical care and longer hospita...
Premature baby ventilation trial cleared of causing long-term harm to participants
with breathing problems who were given continuous ...ng tube inserted through the larynx) for premature babies
with respiratory distress syndrome*. After the study's publication there was concern among some pare...
Vitamin C and E supplements do not prevent pre-eclampsia in pregnant women at risk
...investigators also found that more low birthweight babies
were born to women who took the supplements when c...preparations increased the risk of low birthweight babies
or caused any harm. Professor Poston states: "Although we gave high doses of vitamin C and vitamin E...
...ation surface. But the main problem that premature babies
have is that their lungs are not well formed. More...l use is not available on the market. As premature babies
need very small quantities and no commercial application for adults has been found, the patent-ownin...
CIHR launches casebooks about Canadians turning research into action
Improving healthcare for newborn babies
at risk; reducing workplace injury and illness; sh...er of infections by half giving Canada's premature babies
and high risk newborns the best possible chance at healthy lives; The Eastern Canada Consortium on W...
Pregnancy research leads to progress on premature delivery
...l Vital Statistics Report for 2004. When premature babies
do survive they often face many health problems. T...on E. coli as a potential culprit. (Many premature babies
test positive for E. coli.) Plessinger hypothesizes that when the mother's body tries to fight off...
Topical antiseptic reduces umbilical cord infection and mortality risk
...ic Health. In a study conducted in southern Nepal, babies
who received umbilical cord cleanings after their ...cent less likely to die, as compared to a group of babies
who received dry-cord care. When the cleansing of the cord was initiated within 24 hours of birth, m...
Environmental chemicals implicated in cancer, say experts
...ther POPs can also cross the placenta and endanger babies
in the womb. Breastfed infants can be exposed to OCs with endocrine disrupting properties that have accumulated in breast milk. Our research looks at involuntary exposure to these chemicals in the air, food and water. "Environmental contaminants - ...
Small birthweight and premature births associated with higher risk of child abuse
...tion register. The association was not confined to babies
born very early or very small, but was spread acro...t they suggest that premature or small birthweight babies
may have characteristics that make them more vulnerable to abuse, or possibly that they provoke grea...
Pregnancy complications increase women's risk of heart disease, death
...young, they may tend to focus on the care of their babies
and gloss over going to the doctor for their own care. While population studies have associated complications during pregnancy with adverse outcomes for the mother later in life, few studies have sought to quantify the degree of risk, the researchers...
Reactions to last DTaP vaccine not prevented
...r shot results in less fever in 2- and 4-month-old babies
than did the older whole-cell shot. This is significant because fever can lead to seizures--rare, but serious, adverse events associated with the DTP shot. Sanofi-Aventis Group, which manufactures the Tripedia DTaP vaccine, funded the study. Other r...
Wellcome brain insights
...genetic disorder called microcephaly, which causes babies
to be born with a small brain and mental retardation. Dr Bond and colleagues from the unit have already pinned down several genes which, when defective, cause microcephaly. She is now studying one of these genes, ASPM, to find its function and to det...
Cincinnati Children's applauds EU approval of rotavirus vaccine
...tion, conducted a test of RotaTeq involving 68,038 babies
in 11 countries. GSK conducted a test nearly as large as Merck's in 12 countries. Those two tests are the largest vaccine trials ever conducted by drug companies, and the largest by any sponsor since the March of Dimes polio clinical trials in the 19...
HIV/AIDS rates in Tijuana, Mexico increasing at alarming rate
...ore common, with more than 95% of women delivering babies
at Tijuana General agreeing to rapid screening and intervention. If a mother tests positive for HIV infection, antiretroviral medicine can be administered to reduce the risk of HIV infection from being passed on to her infant." Health officials in M...
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