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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Nutritional Needs for Skeletal Health Change as You Age, Says New Scientific Review

Oct. 6, 2015 — Whether you're young or old, the right nutrition can make a difference to your bone health and influence your ability to live an independent, mobile, fracture-free life into your more senior ... read more

More Women May Have Option to Get IUD Minutes After Giving Birth

Oct. 6, 2015 — More women may have the option to get an intrauterine device or contraceptive implant immediately after delivering a baby, thanks to expanding Medicaid coverage around the United ... read more

Stimulant Medication Safe, Effective for Children With ADHD and Congenital Heart Disease

Oct. 5, 2015 — Children with congenital heart disease and ADHD can take stimulant medications without fear of significant cardiovascular side effects, a new study ... read more

Babies With Drug Withdrawal Syndrome More Likely to Be Readmitted

Oct. 1, 2015 — Infants diagnosed with drug withdrawal symptoms at birth, also known as neonatal abstinence syndrome, are nearly two and a half times as likely to be readmitted to the hospital in the first month ... read more

Four Gut Bacteria Decrease Asthma Risk in Infants

Oct. 1, 2015 — Infants can be protected from getting asthma if they acquire four types of gut bacteria by three months of age, new research shows. Asthma rates have increased dramatically since the 1950s and now ... read more

New Predictor of Health Complications Can Identify High-Risk Preemies

Sep. 30, 2015 — Premature infants have heightened risks of deadly diseases because their organs and immune systems are not fully developed. Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a major gastrointestinal disease that ... read more

Among South Asians, Risks of Developing Diabetes Begins at Birth, Says Research

Sep. 29, 2015 — South Asian women who minimize their risk of gestational diabetes and avoid excessive weight gain in pregnancy may help to prevent diabetes in their own children, new research ... read more

Brain Activity Map Reveals How Infant Vision Develops

Sep. 29, 2015 — Visual functions start to develop soon after birth and continue maturing over time as infants gain experience with the world. However, direct evidence of how this maturation process unfolds in the ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists advance understanding of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, a liver disorder that leaves infants born to affected mothers at risk for severe ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Current standards for ultrasound evaluation of fetal growth may lead to misclassification of up to 15 percent of fetuses of minority mothers as being too small, according to a ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — From melting glaciers to increasing wildfires, the consequences of climate change and strategies to mitigate such consequences are often a hotly debated topic. A new study adds to the ever-growing ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — A potential method of screening for jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia), a cause of cerebral palsy and loss of hearing in preterm infants with kyperbilirubinemia, has been proposed using painless dermal ... read more

Biomarkers in Maternal Blood Can Identify Pregnant Women With Lupus at Low Risk for Adverse Outcomes

Sep. 29, 2015 — Pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus, are at higher risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, including preeclampsia, placental insufficiency, fetal death, miscarriages, and other ... read more

Researchers Say Hormone Might Break Cycle of Obesity

Sep. 28, 2015 — As obesity rates for pregnant women continue to climb, scientists have discovered that increasing a specific hormone during pregnancy can reduce or eliminate the chances that the baby will become ... read more

A Cancer Diagnosis While Pregnant Should Not Lead to Treatment Delay or Pregnancy Termination, Study Suggests

Sep. 28, 2015 — Women who are pregnant when diagnosed with cancer can start treatment for their disease immediately and do not need to terminate their pregnancy due to worries over the effects of therapy on the ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — The survival rate of preemies born between 26 to 31 weeks of gestation is improved by blocking light from reaching the intravenously-fed infused nutritious mixture they depend on for survival, ... read more

Medicaid Study Uncovers Rise in Costly ER Visits Due to Possible Gaps in Postpartum Care

Sep. 25, 2015 — Citing an analysis of more than 26,000 Maryland Medicaid claims, researchers report evidence that poor women with recent complications during their pregnancies are using the emergency room (ER) at ... read more

New Treatment May Help Overcome Common Pregnancy-Related Complication

Sep. 24, 2015 — In pregnant women with preeclampsia, a procedure used to remove a protein called sFlt-1 from the blood reduced the amount of protein excreted in the urine and stabilized blood pressure. Pregnancy ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Over half of all pregnant women world-wide are at risk for malaria, but little is known about possible consequences for the neurodevelopment of children exposed to malaria in pregnancy. A new study ... read more

Weight Loss, Exercise Improve Fertility in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Sep. 24, 2015 — Weight loss and exercise improve ovulation in women who have polycystic ovary syndrome, a common hormone disorder that often causes infertility, according to a new ... read more

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