News tagged with premature babies
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers from Christchurch have played a crucial role in an international study aimed at saving the lives of very premature babies.
Pediatrics May 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Breast milk ingredient could prevent necrotizing enterocolitis—deadly intestinal problem in preemies
An ingredient that naturally occurs in breast milk might be used to prevent premature babies from developing a deadly intestinal condition that currently is largely incurable, according to researchers at the University of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—A team of French researchers has discovered that the human brain is capable of distinguishing between different types of syllables as early as three months prior to full term birth. As ...
Neuroscience Feb 26, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 7 |
Necrotizing Entercolitis, an infection and inflammation that causes destruction of the intestine,affects about 10,000 babies a year in the country, and mortality rates are roughly 40 percent.
Medical research May 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Last month the United Nations backed a study that produced among other things the statistic that 15 million babies were born prematurely in 2010, a number that represents how far medical ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have made major discoveries that could lead to new treatments for lung disorders in premature babies. In a mouse study, the team located key molecules ...
Medical research Mar 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A discovery by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies might explain why some premature infants fail to respond to existing treatments for a deadly respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and offers ...
Medical research Oct 18, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Abnormal gut bacteria in premature babies can be found days before the onset of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) finds new research in BioMed Central's open access journal Microbiome. Babies who later went on to develop NEC ha ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Lullabies have been used to soothe babies since time immemorial. Now, scientists say that premature infants in particular can benefit from combining this tactic with other forms of music therapy, ...
Pediatrics Apr 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Low-birth-weight babies with a particular brain abnormality are at greater risk for autism, according to a new study that could provide doctors a signpost for early detection of the still poorly understood disorder.
Autism spectrum disorders Feb 25, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
In the past few years, researchers at the University of Helsinki have made several breakthroughs in discovering how the brain of preterm babies work, in developing treatments to protect the brain, and in developing research ...
Neuroscience Feb 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Working during pregnancy does not increase a woman's risk of having a preterm or low birth-weight baby, a new study found.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Mar 25, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Premature babies who spend their first few days of life in the neonatal intensive care unit may be exposed to a possibly harmful chemical widely used in the manufacture of hard plastics, new ...
Pediatrics Feb 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2 |
Mums-to-be who are both overweight and smoke during their pregnancy risk damaging their baby's developing heart, finds research published online in Heart.
Overweight and Obesity Jan 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Could marriage, and associated companionship, be one key to a longer life? According to new research, not having a permanent partner, or spouse, during midlife is linked to a higher risk of premature death during those midlife ...
Health Jan 10, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
In humans, preterm birth refers to the birth of a baby of less than 37 weeks gestational age. Premature birth, commonly used as a synonym for preterm birth, refers to the birth of a premature infant. Because it is by far the most common cause of prematurity, preterm birth is the major cause of neonatal mortality in developed countries. Premature infants are at greater risk for short and long term complications, including disabilities and impediments in growth and mental development. Significant progress has been made in the care of premature infants, but not in reducing the prevalence of preterm birth. The cause for preterm birth is in many situations elusive and unknown; many factors appear to be associated with the development of preterm birth, making the reduction of preterm birth a challenging proposition.
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