Tag: "mothers" at medical news
Maternal iron deficiency disrupts mother/child interaction
who are mildly iron deficient -- a common result o...ed in play interactions, the mildly iron-deficient mothers
were less sensitive to their baby's cues. They also scored lower on giving their babies chances to ...
Study reveals drinking alcohol reduces breast milk supply in women
...tifying alcoholism and intervention breastfeeding mothers
are now armed with scientific data highlighting th...ing) substance and have recommended consumption to mothers
in order to enhance the quality and quantity of milk to infants. The present study, led by Julie Me...
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
... tests that detected the presence of nevirapine in mothers
and infants and other data showed that trial participants received the right drug and there was a high level of adherence to the treatment regimens, the committee found. It also noted that trial investigators achieved high rates of retention and fol...
Fifteen-year hunt uncovers gene behind 'pseudothalidomide' syndrome
...hortened limbs that resemble those of babies whose mothers
took thalidomide during pregnancy. The discovery, ...es of people with Roberts syndrome and those whose mothers
took thalidomide suggest similar underlying biology, Jabs notes. Although there's some evidence that...
Grandmothers' smoking linked to grandchildren's asthma decades later
...ree. They found these results: Children whose mothers
smoked while pregnant were one-and-a-half times mo...o develop asthma early in life than children whose mothers
did not smoke while pregnant. Children whose grandmothers smoked were more than twice as likely (2....
Easing the anxiety of pregnancy after miscarriage
...rsenault. There are gardens of baby statues, where mothers
who have lost babies can place a tiny knit cap on a statue and mourn publicly. "It would be wonderful if pregnancy losses were acknowledged openly in our culture too," she said, "but at least hospitals in this country have gotten better abou...
New research reveals working mothers do not adversely impact on children's diets
...assified as 'less healthy eaters' children whose mothers
had fewer qualifications - 64% of children whose mothers
had no qualifications, 54% of those whose mothers
had school or non-advanced qualifications and 41% ...
Propensity for obesity, diabetes, may occur in utero
...hood. The progeny of these high-carbohydrate (HC) mothers
raised naturally also develop the same maladjustme...utero, resulting in the next generation born to HC mothers
carrying the HC phenotype. Rat fetuses had increased plasma insulin levels, increased mRNA levels o...
Institute of Medicine news: Changes needed in WIC program
...rticipants 4 months and older, and carrots for new mothers
who breast-feed rather than formula-feed. The co...ve, the report says. For example, the package for mothers
who primarily breast-feed should include more milk, eggs, cheese, and whole grains than the packages...
Exclusive breastfeeding reduces risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission
...ke breastfeeding safer for infants of HIV-infected mothers
has been an urgent research priority. A study cond...l guidelines currently recommend that HIV-infected mothers
should avoid all breastfeeding, but only if replacement feeding is acceptable, feasible, affordable,...
Large-scale study identifies key stress factors facing new mums
...hree key areas were identified as stressful by new mothers
taking part in the study. They were concerned abou... three highest stress factors expressed by the new mothers
were all personal factors - tiredness, lack of sleep and decreasing social activity. When it came ...
Treating children with chronic hepatitis C
...to treatment than those who were infected by their mothers
at birth. Lastly, the researchers found that patie...genotype 1 and in those who were infected by their mothers
implies a need for additional research. "Further studies with larger numbers of patients have to elu...
Simple questions may determine children's exposure to smoke
...the authors write. "Although in clinical practice, mothers
frequently report smoking few cigarettes per day and smoking outside, these factors did not prove to be significant determinants of their child's exposure. Further research is needed to test and refine this tool in the practice setting."...
3 questions may provide good clues to smoke exposure
...onducted at Columbus Children's Hospital where 291 mothers
or primary caregivers, both self-reported smokers (120) and nonsmokers (171), completed questionnaires that provided answers on demographics and smoking habits. If applicable, the surveys also indicated the location (inside/outside) where smoking occ...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for May 2005 (first issue)
...pregnancy. In this study, nicotine in the primate mothers
that was equivalent to heavy smoking significantl...'s lung function. However, supplementation of the mothers
with 250 mg of vitamin C per day during pregnancy prevented the effects on expiratory flow. Six preg...
FDA approves Boostrix a new US vaccine for adolescents against pertussis
...n the preceding 10 years. Infants of unvaccinated mothers
are at risk for neonatal tetanus. Early symptoms are lockjaw, stiffness in the neck and abdomen, and difficulty swallowing. Later symptoms may include fever, elevated blood pressure and severe muscle spasms....
Babies show ripple effects of mothers stress from 9/11 trauma
...onse to 9/11 had lower cortisol levels compared to mothers
who did not develop this condition. Moreover, approximately one year after birth, the babies of mothers
who had developed PTSD symptoms had significantly lower cortisol levels compared to that in babies o...
Routine procedure during childbirth provides no benefits, study review finds
...ses, routine use of episiotomy causes more harm to mothers
than avoiding its use.An episiotomy is an incision made at the vaginal opening during a birth. The intent, in most cases, is to mitigate the severity of the spontaneous tearing that sometimes occurs during childbirth and to facilitate proper anatomic...
New treatments for common vaginal infection being studied
... that a major reason women douche is because their mothers
did, Dr. Ferris says. While many European physicians encourage the habit, Dr. Ferris is among the many American physicians who advise their patients against douching. He wonders if the cylindrical stainless steel device, developed collaboratively by ...
Nutritional advice improves health of children in developing countries
...ng, and a system of accreditation for centres. 380 mothers
were enrolled into the trial from August 1999 to February 2000--half from the catchment area of the intervention centres and half from the centres that did not have the intervention programme. Field workers visited the families as soon as possible af...
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