Addiction

Infant opioid withdrawal therapy varies widely by treatment site

Medical care for newborn infants who were exposed to opioids in the womb varied widely across 30 hospitals nationwide, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study authors say that the findings ...

Pediatrics

BAME babies at highest risk of Vitamin D deficiency

A third of all babies and half of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) babies are vitamin D deficient, a large study of 3000 newborn's in the West Midlands has shown, highlighting potential shortfalls in the current UK ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 and pregnancies: What we know

Amid the rapidly evolving global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that has already had profound effects on public health and medical infrastructure across the globe, many questions remain about its impact on child ...

Health

A gentler technique for artificial respiration

In intensive care wards, artificial respiration is often used as a last resort to save a patient's life. Unfortunately, however, it brings with it the risk of acute or chronic lung damage, particularly if the ventilator is ...

Health

Infant mortality is higher for low-skilled parents

Infants of women with a short-term education are more likely to die within the first year of life. In more than half of cases, the cause of death is premature childbirth and low foetal weight. This is shown by research from ...

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