(HealthDay)—Doctors in the United States are seeing more infants born addicted to narcotic painkillers—a problem highlighted by a new Florida-based report.
Babies treated for symptomatic cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection for six months, instead of the standard six weeks, have better hearing and developmental outcomes, according to a new study from the University ...
A low-cost antiseptic used to cleanse the cord after birth could help reduce infant death rates in developing countries by 12%, a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library suggests. Authors of the review found ...
Babies that grow poorly in the womb could have better outcomes if a method for the timing of delivery was used more widely, a study suggests.
(HealthDay)—More babies in the United States are being conceived by in vitro fertilization, a new report shows.
A mobile phone app that will identify babies born prematurely in the developing world is being developed by researchers at The University of Nottingham.
(HealthDay)—The prevalence of unrecognized chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) is high among baby boomers presenting to the emergency department, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in Hepatology.
Using a portable, non-invasive imaging device, a team of Duke Medicine doctors have identified swelling in the back of the eyes of premature infants that correlates with poorer neurodevelopment as the babies grow.
(HealthDay)—Babies may get a brain boost in the womb when they hear the voices and heartbeats of their mothers, a new study suggests.
Baby boomers trying to pick the best living arrangements for themselves or their parents as they age should be wary of a phrase they coined in their younger years: If it feels good, do it.
(HealthDay)—Propranolol (Inderal) appears to be effective in treating infantile hemangiomas, according to research published in the Feb. 19 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Scholars have long debated what successful aging is, how to measure it, and how to promote it. But the latest issue of The Gerontologist lays the groundwork for building consensus on the topic—while pointing out that the answe ...
The chances of a preterm baby needing rehospitalisation decrease sharply five years after birth, and are similar to those born full-term once the individual has reached adolescence, according to recent research.
(HealthDay)—The number of hip replacements performed in the United States has increased substantially, and the procedure has become more common in younger people, new government statistics show.
A six-day old premature baby has become the youngest infant to receive a heart transplant at a US hospital, doctors and her proud parents said Thursday.