Pediatrics

Growth failure in preterm infants tied to altered gut bacteria

Extremely premature infants who fail to grow as expected have delayed development of their microbiome, or communities of bacteria and other micro-organisms living in the gut, according to a new study published in Scientific ...

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 ...

Pediatrics

Music helps to build the brains of very premature babies

In Switzerland, as in most industrialized countries, nearly 1 percent of children are born "very prematurely," i.e. before the 32nd week of pregnancy, which represents about 800 children yearly. While advances in neonatal ...

Pediatrics

How much language are unborn children exposed to in the womb?

Premature infants spend a considerable amount of time growing in neonatal intensive care units instead of in the womb. The different soundscapes of NICUs has recently attracted interest in how changes in what we hear in our ...

Pediatrics

Robot an effective pain management tool for premature babies

Researchers at the University of British Columbia, BC Children's Hospital, the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre have designed a therapeutic robot that simulates human skin-to-skin ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Artificial womb technology breaks its four minute mile

A major advancement in pioneering technology based around the use of an artificial womb to save extremely premature babies is being hailed as a medical and biotechnological breakthrough. Recently published in the American ...

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