There is now overwhelming evidence that all babies should be offered screening for heart defects at birth, according to a major new study published online in The Lancet.
Health May 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified a gene that modifies the risk of newborns with cystic fibrosis (CF) developing neonatal intestinal obstruction, a potentially lethal complication of CF. Their findings, which appeared ...
Genetics Apr 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
The benefits of breast milk are well known, but why breastfeeding protects against various forms of cancer remains a mystery. A new study in the Journal of Human Lactation found high levels of cancer-fighting TNF-related apopto ...
Health Apr 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The need to swab the noses of pregnant women and newborns for the presence of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) may be unfounded, according to a Vanderbilt study now available online and published ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 19, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
Cerclage is a well-known medical procedure which places stitches around the cervix. These stitches are intended to provide support to the cervix in the hopes of reducing preterm birth in women at risk for ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Apr 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A simple low-cost silicon ring can slash the risk of premature birth, a major cause of death in newborns and health problems in adult life, according to a trial reported on Tuesday by The Lancet.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Apr 03, 2012 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Each year, thousands of newborns develop tracheal stenosis, a narrowing of the trachea that can make it difficult for them to breathe. While surgeons can fix this condition, the procedure ...
Surgery Mar 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A University of Adelaide study has revealed that inducing labor in pregnant women when it's not medically necessary is more likely to result in complications at birth.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Mar 29, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0
The University of Otago is playing a major role in the international development of a new low-cost oral vaccine to protect newborn babies against rotavirus.
Medications Mar 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Investigators at Nationwide Children's Hospital, working with the DNA Sequencing Core Facility at the University of Utah, have developed an approach to newborn screening (NBS) for the life-threatening genetic disorder, Duchenne ...
Neuroscience Mar 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The first study to look at methamphetamine's potential lasting effects on children whose mothers used it in pregnancy finds these kids at higher risk for behavior problems than other children.
Addiction Mar 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
An inexpensive new medical sensor has the potential to simplify the diagnosis of diseases ranging from life-threatening immune deficiencies to the common cold, according to its inventors at the Stanford University School ...
Medical research Mar 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
In this week's PLoS Medicine, Abdullah Baqui from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA and colleagues systematically review studies describing newborn care-seeking behaviours by caregivers in low- and mi ...
Health Mar 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Federal laws that motivate or require drug and biologic developers to conduct pediatric studies have yielded beneficial information to guide the use of medications in children, says a new report by the Institute of Medicine. ...
Medications Feb 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
One of the first things people ask new parents is how much does their baby weigh.
Health Feb 15, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 2