Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Examining ball pits as a playground for pathogenic germs

Beware the ball pit. Ball pits used in children's physical therapy—similar to those made popular by restaurants catering to families—may contribute to germ transmission between patients, according to new research published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Parent cleansing paramount prior to skin-to-skin care

Neonatal intensive care units increasingly encourage meaningful touch and skin-to-skin care—aka "kangaroo care—between parents and premature babies to aid the babies' development. But a Michigan children's hospital practicing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

High incidence of neonatal infections in Madagascar

Every year, 4 million children die before the age of one, mainly in resource-limited countries; one-third die from severe infections. The first month of life accounts for one third of deaths before the age of one. This situation ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Anaphylaxis is rare complication of pregnancy

(HealthDay)—Anaphylaxis is a rare complication of pregnancy, with an estimated incidence of 1.6 per 100,000 maternities, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and ...

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