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New brain scan technology could save babies' lives

...ases help save the lives, of premature and newborn babies in intensive care. By providing vital information ...the scanner avoids the need to move critically ill babies to conventional scanning facilities, which may involve sedating them and has a degree of risk. The d...

Study suggests mechanism for recurrent sudden infant death syndrome

...e likely to have a preterm delivery. Women who had babies which were small for their age or delivered preterm had a two-fold increased risk of SIDS occurring in their subsequent births. The investigators found that the association persisted even after they took into account other possible risk factors for S...

Boys more likely when pregnancy takes longer

...ysed data for 5,283 women who gave birth to single babies between July 2001 and July 2003. Among the 498 women who took longer than 12 months to get pregnant, the probability of male offspring was nearly 58%, whereas the proportion of male births among the 4,785 women with shorter times to pregnancy was 51%...

Parents advised to rethink dummy use

...ies in order to increase the likelihood that their babies will breastfeed more effectively and for a longer period," Dr Kendall said. Dr Kendall said the review had also found that the use of pacifiers reduces the risk for SIDS - but the mechanism of the effect is not understood. "This type of mixed result ...

Making the best decisions when faced with the risks of premature delivery

Mothers who give birth to premature babies must often make critical and difficult decisions. Because premature babies have lower survival rates and could suffer long term disabilities, the decision to resuscitate can b...

Study uncovers placental microtransfusions lead to transmission of AIDS virus during childbirth

...s have shown. Between 25 percent and 35 percent of babies born to untreated HIV-infected mothers become infe...f virus-laden blood leak from women's placentas to babies during labor. All of the subjects and their babies had been given single-dose anti-retroviral drugs ...

Multiple-birth babies, boys have higher risk of defects

...rough 2000 found multiples have a higher risk than babies born singly of developing 23 of 40 birth defects, ...birth defects, whereas 2.5 percent of single-birth babies are, the research shows. "Though birth defects are not a common occurrence, when they do occur withi...

SLU research on teen moms refutes conventional wisdom: Early motherhood may not ruin their lives

... rebuts the assumption that all teenagers who have babies face a future of dismal failure. "Earlier studies ...eir families every four years, starting when their babies were less than a year old. For this article, SmithBattle analyzed interviews conducted when 11 moms ...

Pregnant women need HIV testing to protect themselves and their babies

...he reason this is important is there are about 300 babies born every year in this country with HIV infection...y first case. These women were getting sick; their babies were getting sick. They were dying; their babies were dying. We didn't know what was going on." Fort...

Womb needed for proper brain development

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 15, 2005) The brains of babies born very prematurely do not develop as well as th...es, said that an ultrasound study of the brains of babies born around 26 weeks gestation showed that certain aspects of brain development were very compromise...

March of Dimes celebrates Prematurity Awareness Month

...retary of HHS 22 mothers and fathers of premature babies from across the nation 10:30-11:30 a.m. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street Brooklyn Speakers to include: Borough President Marty Markowitz; Deputy President Yvonne Graham; March of Dimes National Ambassador Family; Dr. Louis Sullivan, P...

St. Mary's Hospital for Children joins March of Dimes to highlight risk of premature birth

...m St. Mary's. 22 mothers and fathers of premature babies from across the nation will be present...

New prenatal resource center at North General Hospital to open with March of Dimes support

... Also present: 22 mothers and fathers of premature babies from across the nation...

New RSV treatment for at-risk infants under study

...s from turning into a devasting illness in at-risk babies is under study at the Medical College of Georgia C...rable baby, Dr. Bhatia says. Study targets include babies six months and younger born five or more weeks premature and babies with chronic lung disease often...

Study finds low birth weight rates vary widely across US

...blished risk factors, the research team found that babies born in some regions of the U.S. were still more t...r below the national average of 6 low birth weight babies out of every 100 born. They found that of the 246 regions of the country used, 98 regions were highe...

Family meals cut teenage fatness

...ood and adolescent periods of the child with those babies now in their early 20s....

Growth patterns into childhood reveal risk of coronary heart disease later in life

... risk factor for coronary heart disease. "Small babies lack muscle, a condition that continues into childhood," said Barker, who is known internationally for his award-winning research program that examines the fetal origins of chronic disease in adults. "Rapid weight gain may lead to a high level of bod...

Little evidence behind bronchodilator therapy for cystic fibrosis

... affected with cystic fibrosis, and 2,500 to 3,000 babies are born annually with the condition. It most commonly occurs in Caucasians of Northern European heredity....

Cool therapy reduces brain injury and death from oxygen loss in newborns

...-warmed. Body temperatures were lowered by placing babies on a blanket initially filled with circulating 41-degree water. Both groups received standard newborn intensive care including monitoring of vital signs. When the infants were examined to assess their outcome at 18 to 22 months of age, 44 percent ...

March of Dimes receives federal grant to help meet needs of pregnant women and infants in Louisiana

... way from the March of Dimes to pregnant women and babies in Louisiana to deal with premature births in area...rant and the organization's work to help women and babies in the Baton Rouge area. Reporters interested in participating should call toll free: 1-800-230-109...

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