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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

No Benefit Found for Use of Probiotic Bifidobacterium Breve in Preemies

Nov. 25, 2015 — Despite being safe to administer, there is no benefit in using the probiotic Bifidobacterium breve (BBG-001) to prevent late-onset sepsis or necrotising enterocolitis in very preterm children, the ... read more

New Biomarker Predicts Development of Preeclampsia at Six Weeks of Pregnancy

Nov. 20, 2015 — Preeclampsia is generally diagnosed later in pregnancy, but new research reports that the protein copeptin can predict the development of preeclampsia as early as six weeks of gestation. The findings ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — The simple act of running may be sufficient to prevent long-term cognitive impairments caused by prenatal exposure to antiepileptic drugs, according to a study. The findings revealed that prenatal ... read more

Children from Chaotic Homes Benefit from Time in Child Care, Study Finds

Nov. 19, 2015 — Full-time child care was associated with cognitive, behavioral and social benefits for children in poverty who live in chaotic homes. Children from highly disorganized homes showed better executive ... read more

Breastfeeding Babies Protected Against HIV Infection from Their HIV-Positive Mothers With 12 Months of Liquid Antiretroviral Drug Treatment

Nov. 19, 2015 — Providing babies with up to 12 months of liquid formula HIV drugs, while breastfeeding with their HIV-positive mothers, is highly effective at protecting them from infection, including in the 6- to ... read more

Critical Gaps in Antenatal Care Identified in Cases of Term Stillbirths

Nov. 18, 2015 — An expert enquiry identifies key steps for hospitals to improve care for pregnant mothers and babies. The study follows an investigation by a team of experts into 133 cases of stillbirth in 2013 in ... read more

One in Three Two-Year-Olds in United States Have Not Received All Recommended Childhood Vaccines, Study Finds

Nov. 18, 2015 — Approximately 34 percent of children in the United States do not receive all doses of vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) by age 2, according to a new ... read more

Mother's Age at Birth May Influence Symptoms of Depression in Daughters

Nov. 17, 2015 — The daughters, but not the sons, of women who give birth at age 30 or older are more likely to experience symptoms of depression as young adults, according to new ... read more

To Reduce Risk of Infant Death, Shed Excess Pounds Before Becoming Pregnant

Nov. 17, 2015 — Achieving a healthy weight before becoming pregnant and gaining an appropriate amount of weight during pregnancy significantly reduce the risk of the baby dying in his or her first year of life, ... read more

Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping for Preterm Infants Results in Better Motor Development

Nov. 13, 2015 — Delaying umbilical cord clamping for 30 to 45 seconds among a group of preterm infants led to better motor function when compared to infants whose cords were clamped immediately, according to a new ... read more

Device-Assisted Feeding, Poor Growth in Newborns With Congenital Heart Disease May Lead to Poor Neurodevelopment

Nov. 13, 2015 — Newborns with a congenital heart defect often need advanced medical care to survive, leaving them vulnerable to cognitive delays. Various factors contribute to these delays. But what role does proper ... read more

Feeding at-Risk Infants Gluten Increases Risk of Developing Celiac Disease

Nov. 12, 2015 — Intake of gluten up until two years of age increases risk of celiac disease at least two-fold in children with genetic risk factors for this disease, according a new ... read more

New Online Tool Created to Tackle Complications of Pregnancy, Childbirth

Nov. 11, 2015 — An interdisciplinary team of biologists and medical researchers has created a new platform, which they call GEneSTATION specifically designed to leverage the growing knowledge of human genomics and ... read more

Britain Lags Behind in Reducing Infant Mortality, Child Poverty

Nov. 11, 2015 — Britain has the fourth highest rate of infant mortality of all Western countries. More seriously, the high death rates of British children correlate with high child poverty and with a lack of ... read more

Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Services Insufficient in Supporting Those Affected

Nov. 10, 2015 — There is an urgent need to do more to recognize prenatal alcohol exposure at an early stage and to integrate better pathways for diagnosis, assessment and support. The importance of raising awareness ... read more

Helping Mothers to Help Preemies

Nov. 6, 2015 — A new article provides advice from physicians for women planning a pregnancy and takes a look at premature ... read more

March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card Grades Cities; Focuses on Racial Disparities

Nov. 5, 2015 — The US preterm birth rate ranks among the worst of high-resource countries. Worldwide, 15 million babies are born preterm, and nearly one million die. Babies who survive an early birth often face ... read more

Breast Is Best, but Might Not Protect from Allergies

Nov. 5, 2015 — Breastfeeding is thought to reduce the risk of allergic rhinitis (hay fever), asthma, food allergies and eczema in children. According to a new study no significant difference in allergies were found ... read more

Scientists Uncover Mechanism That Propels Liver Development After Birth

Nov. 5, 2015 — Internal organs continue to develop for months and years after birth. This critical period is full of cellular changes that transform the organization and function of most tissues. But the exact ... read more

Substantial Differences in Obstetric Care for First Nations Women in Canada

Nov. 2, 2015 — There are substantial differences in obstetric care provided to First Nations women compared with women in the general population, and these differences may contribute to higher infant mortality in ... read more

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