News tagged with newborn screening

Nurses at forefront of genomics in healthcare

On April 14, 2003 a map of the human genome was completed, ushering in a new era of genetics in medicine with applications that include genetic testing; newborn screening; susceptibility to diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular ...

Feb 01, 2013
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Archived Guthrie cards find a new purpose

Over the last 50 years, the spotting of newborn's blood onto filter paper for disease screening, called Guthrie cards, has become so routine that since 2000, more than 90% of newborns in the United States ...

Aug 22, 2012
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Soy linked to exacerbated congenital hypothyroidism

(HealthDay) -- Soy products appear to interfere with levothyroxine absorption and can exacerbate congenital hypothyroidism in infants and young children, according to a case report published online Aug. 20 ...

Aug 20, 2012
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Focus on quality ups newborn screening follow-up

(HealthDay) -- Primary care pediatric practices can improve short-term newborn screening (NBS) follow-up through quality-improvement processes, according to a study published online Aug. 6 in Pediatrics.

Aug 06, 2012
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