News tagged with infants

Treating lung disease in infants

Steroids used to treat the lungs of preterm infants have come under scrutiny. Now a large clinical trial assesses whether inhaling steroids is safe and useful.

May 15, 2014
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Many parents don't follow safe infant sleep practices

Each year, 4,000 babies die unexpectedly during sleep time from sudden infant death syndrome, accidental suffocation or unknown causes. To keep infants safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises caregivers to put babies ...

May 03, 2014
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Many infants still not placed on their backs to sleep

Since 1994, parents have been urged to put their babies to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). It appears many caregivers have not gotten the message, and health care providers ...

May 03, 2014
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How a health care plan quickly lowered infant mortality

Few problems in developing countries are as gut-wrenching as high infant mortality—and yet it is a problem that has solutions. A policy change in Thailand's health care system has quickly led to significantly ...

Apr 30, 2014
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