Pediatrics

Hypoxia challenge test can ID fitness to fly in neonates

(HealthDay)—Many infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) fail hypoxia challenge testing (HCT) and cannot be deemed fit to fly, according to a study published online Feb. 15 in Pediatrics.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study develops new equation for estimating gestational age

In a study to be presented on Feb. 6 at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, in Atlanta, researchers will present findings from a study titled, The NICHD Fetal Growth Studies: Development ...

Diabetes

Early puberty associated with gestational diabetes

Women who began having menstrual cycles at a younger age are at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes, a disease affecting up to 7 percent of pregnant women that can cause babies to develop type 2 diabetes and other ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

When it comes to newborns, age matters

Knowing if an infant was born on time or prematurely can make all the difference in deciding what medical care the baby needs.

Pediatrics

When pregnant women get cancer, what happens to their babies?

A cancer diagnosis is always upsetting, and that's especially true when the patient is pregnant. A new study may reassure these patients that their babies can turn out fine despite exposure to the disease and the resulting ...

Attention deficit disorders

ADHD risk rises for each week a preemie is born early

(HealthDay)—The more premature a child is born, the higher the likelihood of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a recent Finnish study.

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