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November 25, 2015

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November 25, 2015

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

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

Apgar Score May Be Tool for Predicting Whether Mother Will Become Critically Ill

Nov. 2, 2015 — The Apgar score that evaluates a baby's condition at birth may also be a useful tool for predicting whether a mother is critically ill, new research suggests. The Apgar score is a universal ... read more

Divorce Rate Doesn't Go Up as Families of Children With Disabilities Grow

Oct. 30, 2015 — Couples raising a child with developmental disabilities do not face a higher risk of divorce if they have larger families, according to a new ... read more

Pregnancy Antibiotics No Cause for Concern, Study Says

Oct. 30, 2015 — The four out of ten women who use antibiotics during pregnancy can breathe easy, as a comprehensive new study shows that the two most often prescribed drugs have no adverse outcome on the child’s ... read more

Researchers Identify Association Between Reproductive Factors and Risk of Death

Oct. 30, 2015 — Reproductive factors in women, such as a later starting age of menstruation, having children, breastfeeding and use of oral contraceptives, are associated with a reduced risk of death, according to ... read more

Obese Pregnant Women Who Lose Weight Save Money, Have Healthier Newborns, Study Shows

Oct. 30, 2015 — Severely obese women who maintained or lost weight during pregnancy had healthier babies and lower health care costs, a recent study shows. The work compared 82 severely obese pregnant women with 85 ... read more

Computer-Based Modeling Improves Outcomes for Infants in Drug Withdrawal

Oct. 29, 2015 — Computer-based modeling is helping to further reduce length of hospital stay and duration of treatment with opioids that are used therapeutically to wean babies born in withdrawal from drugs their ... read more

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