Pediatrics

High-dose erythropoietin no benefit for extreme preemies

(HealthDay)—For extremely preterm infants, high-dose erythropoietin treatment from 24 hours after birth does not result in a reduced risk for severe neurodevelopmental impairment or death at age 2 years, according to a ...

Pediatrics

Is timing everything for SIDS risk?

(HealthDay)—New research suggests that a baby's age may offer clues to sudden unexplained infant death (SUID)—formerly known as SIDS.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fears for infants in Samoa as measles deaths mount

Measles infections continued to climb steeply in Samoa Thursday as a mass vaccination programme fails to reach the infants most vulnerable to the deadly epidemic.

Pediatrics

Breastfeeding and infant mortality

A new study published by the Journal of Pediatrics shows increased rates of implementation of hospital-based breastfeeding initiatives are associated with decreased rates of infant deaths in the first six days after birth, ...

Neuroscience

Fetal nicotine exposure harms breathing in infants

Exposure to nicotine during development inhibits the function of neurons controlling the tongue, according to research in newborn rats recently published in eNeuro. This impairment may be a factor in sudden infant death syndrome ...

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