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July 4, 2015

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July 4, 2015

June 23, 2015 — Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is a congenital defect in which the left side of the heart does not develop properly, impairing normal circulation. A series of surgeries can help restore heart ... read more

How to Wipe out Polio and Prevent Its Re-Emergence

June 19, 2015 — Public health officials stand poised to eliminate polio from the planet. But a new study shows that the job won't be over when the last case of the horrible paralytic disease is recorded. Using ... read more

Zebrafish Provide a Novel Model to Study Short Bowel Syndrome

June 19, 2015 — Investigators are providing new hope for babies with short bowel syndrome (SBS) by developing a novel model of SBS in ... read more

Maternal Stress Alters Offspring Gut, Brain Through Vaginal Microbiome

June 16, 2015 — The neonate is exposed to the maternal vaginal microbiota during birth, providing the primary source for normal gut colonization, host immune maturation, and metabolism. These early interactions ... read more

Extremely Preterm Infants Enrolled in Randomized Clinical Trials Do Not Experience Worse Outcomes

June 16, 2015 — In a group of more than 5,000 extremely preterm infants, important in-hospital outcomes were neither better nor worse in infants enrolled in randomized clinical trials (RCTs) compared with eligible ... read more

IVF in Women Over 38: The Doctor's Dilemma

June 16, 2015 — It is a biological fact that female fertility declines with age -- in assisted conception as in natural. Indeed, findings from a 12-year study showed that in her own one clinic cumulative live birth ... read more

Minor Obstetric and Gynecologic Procedure Linked to Increased Risk of Preterm Delivery

June 16, 2015 — Dilatation and curettage (D&C) is one of the most common minor surgical procedures in obstetrics and gynecology, used mainly for miscarriage or terminations. Today, use of the 15-minute procedure ... read more

Parental Behavior Not Affected by Stress, Anxiety of Premature Birth, Study Shows

June 15, 2015 — Preterm children often require special care in the neonatal period including incubator care or assistance with breathing. Previous research has suggested that this stress, separation and an increased ... read more

Endometriosis Associated With a Greater Risk of Complications in Pregnancy

June 14, 2015 — Women with endometriosis are at an increased risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, according to results of a huge nationwide study. Moreover, women with a history of endometriosis whose ... read more

New NICE Thresholds for Diabetes in Pregnancy Could Miss Up to 4,000 Women Per Year in UK at Risk of Complications

June 11, 2015 — The new threshold for diabetes in pregnancy recently introduced by the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence misses a significant number of women at risk of serious ... read more

'Is Eating for Two' a Good Idea? Maintaining a Healthy Weight During Pregnancy Helps Mother and Baby

June 11, 2015 — Pregnant women can improve their health and even reduce the risk of complications during childbirth by maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise. Research has shown that gaining too much ... read more

June 10, 2015 — An analysis of breast milk concludes that levels of health-promoting compounds known as carotenoids differ by country, with the U.S. lagging behind China and Mexico, a reflection of regional dietary ... read more

Breast Milk Shared to Help Babies Via Online and Offline Communities

June 10, 2015 — Sharing breast milk is thriving today and it appears high income, highly educated white women are some of the people to most often use the Internet to facilitate the exchange, a new study suggests. ... read more

Pedophiles More Likely to Have Physical Irregularities

June 10, 2015 — New research suggests pedophiles are more likely to have superficial facial flaws, known as Minor Physical Anomalies (MPAs). They are also more likely to be left-handed, says a researcher. She led an ... read more

Report on Stillbirth, Neonatal Death Rates Identifies Areas for Improvement

June 9, 2015 — Regional variations, even after allowing for factors such as poverty, mother's age and ethnicity, have been identified in the United Kingdom in a new ... read more

Early Support Vital for Success in Breastfeeding

June 9, 2015 — Most women understand the benefits of breastfeeding their infants, but there are physical and emotional roadblocks that can make it a challenge for moms. During the first weeks of a baby’s life it ... read more

Birth Weight Affected by Warm Temperatures During Pregnancy

June 9, 2015 — Exposure to high air temperature during pregnancy increases the risk of lower birth weight and can cause preterm birth, new research shows. This study suggests that warming temperatures on the planet ... read more

Are Offspring of Obese Moms Pre-Programmed for Obesity and Metabolic Disease?

June 9, 2015 — The evidence is clear that the children of obese parents are prone to obesity themselves, placing them at higher risk for type 2 diabetes, but how and why this occurs remains under investigation. A ... read more

Lactobacillus Reuteri May Have Multiple Benefits as a Probiotic in Premature Infants

June 9, 2015 — A new study finds that supplementing enteral nutrition with Lactobacillus reuteri (L. reuteri) DSM 17938 as a probiotic may reduce the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in premature infants. ... read more

Antibody Response Linked to Lower Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

June 8, 2015 — How most babies are protected from acquiring HIV from their infected mothers has been a matter of scientific controversy. Now researchers provide new data identifying an antibody response that had ... read more

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