(HealthDay)—For stable, preterm infants, daily massage therapy (MT) is positively associated with higher natural killer (NK) cell cytotoxicity and weight gain, according to a study published online Nov. ...
Pediatrics Nov 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The U.S. preterm birth rate dropped for the fifth consecutive year in 2011 to 11.7 percent, the lowest in a decade, giving thousands more babies a healthy start in life and saving billions in health and social costs.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Nov 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Premature infants are born into a world their tiny bodies often are not ready for. Developmental differences between those babies and full-term infants often are apparent prior to a preemie's ...
Pediatrics Nov 08, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Every week, 150 bobwhite quail eggs arrive in the mail for Robert Lickliter, professor and director of graduate studies in the Psychology Department at FIU.
Health Nov 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
For the last decade, prematurity has been the leading cause of infant mortality in the United States. As a result of prematurity many infants enter this world too early with a small chance of survival. In ...
Pediatrics Oct 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Adding the right prebiotic to the diets of pediatric patients with intestinal failure could replace intravenous feeding, says a new University of Illinois study.
Medical research Oct 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Kangaroo Mother Care—a technique in which a breastfed premature infant remains in skin-to-skin contact with the parent's chest rather than being placed in an incubator—has lasting positive impact on brain development, ...
Pediatrics Sep 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Premature babies are more likely to survive when they are born in high-level neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) than in hospitals without such facilities, and this benefit is considerably larger than previously reported.
Pediatrics Jul 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The tiniest and the heaviest fetuses are at much higher risk of being stillborn than those of average weight, new research has found.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Jun 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is the second most common cause of childhood blindness in the United States, occurring in half of premature infants born earlier than or at 28 weeks gestational age. The condition is caused ...
Pediatrics Jun 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Cerebral damage and retinopathy of prematurity appear to be independently associated with visual impairment among preschool children who were born extremely premature, according to a report published Online First by Archives of ...
Ophthalmology Jun 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Maternal smoking has been identified as a risk factor associated with the development of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in premature infants, according to a study published June 11 in Pediatrics.
Pediatrics Jun 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Tufts Medical Center researchers have shown that presence of a gene strongly linked to appetite regulation is highly predictive of a premature infant's readiness to feed orally. An analysis of just a drop of an infant's saliva ...
Pediatrics May 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- In parts of the world without reliable electricity, a pedal-powered nebulizer could provide life-saving asthma treatments. Small wax-filled sleeping bags could keep premature infants warm. ...
Other Apr 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
From the 31st week of pregnancy, preterm babies are capable of recognizing with one hand an object they have already explored with the other. This ability, known as "intermanual transfer", has been demonstrated ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0