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May 26, 2015

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May 26, 2015

Challenges of Developing Obstetric Medicines

May 13, 2015 — The development of new drugs for use in obstetrics is long overdue. A new paper addresses the reasons for this and suggests ways that barriers to finding new treatments could be ... read more

Study Matches Infant Stiff-Joint Syndromes to Possible Genetic Origins

May 13, 2015 — For the first time, a study has matched dozens of infantile diseases and syndromes involving muscle weakness and stiff joints to their likely genetic origins. The study's goal is to better ... read more

Prenatal Exercise Lowers Risks of C-Sections, Higher Birth Weights

May 12, 2015 — Pregnant women who exercise can significantly lower the risk of undergoing cesarean sections and giving birth to large babies, a study has found. Prenatal exercise has been suggested to be a means to ... read more

Reasons Why Survival Rates of Extremely Premature Infants Differ by Hospital

May 6, 2015 — Extremely premature infants born at 22 to 25 weeks of gestation have low rates of survival, and many of those infants who live have severe or moderate neurodevelopmental impairments. Thus, clinicians ... read more

Popular Media Influences Choice of Childbirth

May 7, 2015 — Women's magazines influence whether women decide to have a more natural childbirth or not, with most of the messages biased towards promoting the benefits of medicalized birth, an Australian ... read more

When Mom Gains Too Much Weight During Pregnancy, Her Child Is More Likely to Be Obese

May 6, 2015 — A new study has found that when an expecting mother gains more weight than recommended, does not exercise or smokes during pregnancy, the probability that her child will be overweight or obese at the ... read more

Plant Toxin Causes Biliary Atresia in Animal Model

May 6, 2015 — A new study is a classic example of how seemingly unlikely collaborators can come together to make surprising discoveries. An international team of gastroenterologists, pediatricians, natural ... read more

Blood Markers Could Help Predict Outcome of Infant Heart Surgery

May 6, 2015 — New research suggests it may be possible to predict an infant's progress following surgery for congenital heart disease by analysing a number of important small molecules in the ... read more

'Herd Immunity' Threatened in Measles Outbreak, Pathologist Says

May 5, 2015 — Spending time with other people is a cure for loneliness. But being a member of a vaccinated community has an important added benefit: preventing the spread of vaccine-preventable infectious ... read more

Using Big Data to Help the Tiniest Patients

Apr. 27, 2015 — An increasing number of babies across the country are born addicted to opioids and require intensive care, according to a study analyzing MEDNAX Clinical Data Warehouse statistics from 299 neonatal ... read more

Innovation Allows Pregnant Women With Diabetes to Achieve Round-the-Clock Glucose Control

Apr. 22, 2015 — Achieving better glucose control in pregnant women with diabetes by using continuous glucose monitoring may help them give birth to healthier children, new research suggests. Up to 50% of babies born ... read more

BPA Risk to Newborns May Be Smaller Than Previously Believed

Apr. 23, 2015 — While a large majority of newborns are exposed in their earliest days to bisphenol A (BPA), a much-studied chemical used in plastics and in food and soda can linings, they can chemically alter and ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — A significant proportion of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have unsuspected chromosomal imbalances, including DNA anomalies that have been linked to neurocognitive disorders, according to ... read more

Babies Born With Drug Withdrawal Symptoms on the Rise, Study Shows

Apr. 30, 2015 — The number of infants born in the United States with drug withdrawal symptoms, also known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), nearly doubled in a four-year period. By 2012, one infant was born ... read more

Prenatal Stem Cell Treatment Improves Mobility Issues Caused by Spina Bifida

Apr. 27, 2015 — The lower-limb paralysis associated with spina bifida may be effectively treated before birth by combining a unique stem cell therapy with surgery, new research has ... read more

Young Adults Born Preterm May Live With Lungs of Elderly

Apr. 29, 2015 — Adult survivors of preterm births may have a lung capacity that resembles the healthy elderly or casual smokers by the time they reach their early 20s, according to a new ... read more

New Technologies Will Help Prevent Preterm Labor, Provide Safer Labor Process

Apr. 29, 2015 — Preventing preterm labor with light and inducing labor using a side effect-free drug are two new technologies based research that is heading to the ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Exposure to high levels of pollution can have a significant impact on fetal growth and development, researchers conclude. Their study found that women who were pregnant during the 2008 Beijing ... read more

History of Breastfeeding Associated With Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Apr. 28, 2015 — Women diagnosed with breast cancer who previously breastfed their babies had a 30 percent overall decreased risk of the disease recurring, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published in the ... read more

Scientists Confirm Impact of Submicroscopic Malarial Infections During Pregnancy

Apr. 27, 2015 — A scientific study conducted in Benin confirms the harmful impact of submicroscopic malarial infections during pregnancy. These complications include maternal anemia, premature births and low ... read more

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