Tag: "births" at medical news
Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome
...itment statements were recorded out of 94,409 live births
during the study period. During the six years before the study began, 49 cases of abusive head injury were identified, or 41.5 cases per 100,000 live births. During the study period, only 21 cases of abusive head injury were recorded, or 22.2 cases p...
Every birth and death must be counted
...tion to the tenet that each person matters--and so births
and deaths must be counted--Bambas argues that there are three other key human rights principles that can guide efforts to reduce health inequities: Everyone should have opportunities for health and the means to improve health, and vulnerable popul...
Little evidence found for IVF as most effective infertility treatment
... evidence to show whether IVF results in more live births
than other treatments, according to a new review o... not significantly different from the rate of live births
from artificial insemination and a procedure called gamete intrafallopian transfer. The review appea...
Routine procedure during childbirth provides no benefits, study review finds
... in more than 1 million of the roughly 4.2 million births
nationwide each year. Among first-time mothers, 70 percent to 80 percent have an episiotomy, Thorp said. However, studies published as early as 1983 began to question whether routine episiotomy actually provided the benefits credited to it. Thorp hi...
Infants with rare genetic disease saved by cord blood stem cells
...osomal storage diseases are rare fewer than 5,000 births
combined out of 4 million per year in the U.S. they are best treated if patients are diagnosed and treated in early infancy, said Kurtzberg. In fact, transplantation in newborns yields the best long-term outcomes and newborns tolerate the transplant...
High cost of malpractice insurance threatens supply of ob/gyns, especially in some urban areas
...isn't done." The researchers compared the rates of births
per fellow and junior fellow members of the Americ...ited States experienced decreases in the number of births
per ob/gyn, indicating an improvement in the supply of doctors in the field. But they also found tha...
Tough child support laws deter single men from becoming dads
...archers studying the factors behind out-of-wedlock births
have found a significant variable that often is ov...hild support have up to 20 percent fewer unmarried births
than states that are lax about getting unmarried dads to pay, the researchers found. "The better th...
Planned home births in the United States are safe, say researchers
Planned home births
for low risk women in the United States are associ...dy in this week's BMJ. Midwives involved with home births
are often not well integrated into the healthcare system in the United States and evidence on the sa...
Revealed: The true cost to the nation of multiple pregnancies
...re than four days for triplets. The percentage of births
delivered by Caesarean rose from 25% for singletons, to 51% for twins and 84% for triplets. Dr de Mouzon told the conference that countries should consider economic costs, as well as medical, ethical and political implications when deciding on ART po...
Value of IVF children to society outweighs their cost to healthcare systems
...ntially, by 79%. "We found that the number of live births
after IVF had increased enormously, from 4093 in 1...or example, in Finland in 2002 only 15% of all IVF births
were multiple and in Sweden, after the introduction of legislation regarding single embryo transfer,...
Rise in ICSI cycles suggests infertility could be affecting more men than women
...good news for mothers and babies, because multiple births
are dangerous for both and can cause congenital pr...d constant at around 30%, while the number of twin births
has plummeted to just 5% and there were no triplet deliveries at all. In addition, the success rate...
Common C-section method leads to unnecessary scars, Stanford study finds
...1 million caesareans - just over 27 percent of all births
in the United States-are performed each year. However, Lyell said there is a lack of literature on the long-term impact of various parts of the procedure, including the closure of a woman's peritoneum following delivery. When c-sections are performed...
Prenatal exposure to famine increases risk of schizophrenia
...7 in 1959 to 8.61 in 1960 and 11.06 in 1961. Among births
that occurred during the famine years, the risk of developing schizophrenia in later life increased from 0.84 percent in 1959 to 2.15 percent in 1960 and 1.81 percent in 1961. The death-adjusted risk was 2.3 times higher for those born in 1960 and 1....
Vaccine may protect babies from lethal infection
...dropped from a high of about 2 percent of 100 live births
to about .5 percent, a rate that has held for several years, according to the CDC. The infection rate is about .8 percent for black newborns. Current estimates are that 1,720 newborns are infected annually and 70-90 babies die. The SPIN study Stre...
Only one-third of women take vitamin to help prevent serious birth defects, survey finds
...ed believe there are things they can do to prevent births
defects. These women cited avoiding alcohol and drugs and not smoking as the top two things that could be done to prevent birth defects, followed by proper diet and vitamins. Only 9 percent of the women mentioned folic acid. Folic acid use decline...
March of Dimes receives federal grant to help meet needs of pregnant women and infants in Louisiana
...men and babies in Louisiana to deal with premature births
in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina and its aft...ts (NICUs) are expected to handle 6,000 additional births
in the next six months....
Research on premature birth boosted with $10 Million NIH grant
...t a large and representative population of preterm births
and utilize advanced genomic technologies and statistical methods," said Zhang. "This combination of a large sample with the advanced technologies is critically important to the understanding of complex diseases and conditions such as preterm births....
Study finds low birth weight rates vary widely across US
...ow birth weight, with an incidence of over 11 % of births
to black mothers compared to less than 5 % of births
to white mothers. Smoking or drinking during pregnancy approximately doubles the likelihood of low ...
Higher placental weight associated with increased maternal breast cancer risk
... in the Sweden Birth Register who delivered single births
between 1982 and 1989, with complete information o...h birth weight (4000 g or greater) in 2 successive births
was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer before but not after adjusting for placental ...
Multiple-birth babies, boys have higher risk of defects
...f Florida. UF researchers who studied all Florida births
from 1996 through 2000 found multiples have a high...ecular Teratology. "In the past 20 years, multiple births
have increased because of greater reliance on assistive reproductive technology, especially among wo...
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