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August 29, 2016

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August 29, 2016

Fussy Infants Find Food More Rewarding, Putting Them at Higher Risk for Obesity

Aug. 22, 2016 — Babies that seem to get upset more easily and take longer to calm down may be at higher risk for obesity while babies that exhibit more 'cuddliness' and calm down easily are less likely at ... read more

Study Identifies How Zika Virus Infects the Placenta

Aug. 18, 2016 — In a new study, researchers demonstrate Zika virus infection of cells derived from human placentas. The research provides insight into how Zika virus may be transmitted from expectant mother to ... read more

Study Quantifies Risk Factors for Preterm Birth

Aug. 17, 2016 — A significant portion of preterm births might be avoided by reducing or eliminating three major risk factors: abnormalities in the interval between pregnancies, the mother's body mass index ... read more

Aug. 16, 2016 — Boys exposed prenatally to a common chemical used in plastics may be more likely to develop symptoms of anxiety and depression at age 10-12. The new study examined early life exposure to the chemical ... read more

Steroid Treatment in Very Low Birth Weight Infants May Contribute to Vision Problems

Aug. 16, 2016 — It has long been suspected that steroids may have negative neurodevelopmental effects on very premature infants. In a new study, researchers found that for very premature infants with birth weights ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Circulating viral infections may help explain the temporal and geographical patterns associated with the risk of developing childhood celiac disease, conclude Swedish ... read more

Providers Face Cultural Challenges When Evaluating Refugee Children

Aug. 15, 2016 — Numerous challenges face providers who are administering developmental screenings for refugee children, including differences in cultural and religious beliefs, language barriers, and disparate ... read more

Study Links Child Obesity at Age 9-11 Years to Gestational Diabetes in Mother

Aug. 11, 2016 — New research shows an increased risk of childhood obesity at age 9-11 years when the mother has had gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Childhood obesity has increased dramatically in both ... read more

First Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy to Be Submitted for FDA Approval Based on Positive Results in Clinical Trial

Aug. 11, 2016 — A major milestone was reached when nusinersen, an investigational treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), was shown to significantly improve achievement of motor milestones in babies with ... read more

Two Zika Proteins Responsible for Microcephaly Identified

Aug. 11, 2016 — Researchers have tracked down two Zika proteins potentially responsible for thousands of microcephaly cases in Brazil and elsewhere -- taking one small step toward preventing Zika-infected mothers ... read more

Cancer Drug for Mums-to-Be May Curb Baby Girls' Future Fertility

Aug. 10, 2016 — Chemotherapy treatment during pregnancy may affect the future fertility of unborn baby girls, a study suggests. Researchers have found that a drug called etoposide can damage the development of mouse ... read more

New, Improved Guidelines for Diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Aug. 10, 2016 — A group of experts on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders has produced proposed clinical guidelines for diagnosing FASD, which can result when a mother drinks during pregnancy. The proposed guidelines ... read more

Frozen Embryos More Effective Than Fresh in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Aug. 10, 2016 — Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who receive frozen embryos during in vitro fertilization have safer and more successful pregnancies than those who get fresh embryos, according to the ... read more

Breastfeeding Twice as Likely After Home Births Than Hospital Births

Aug. 10, 2016 — There is a strong positive relationship between planned birth at home and breast feeding, research has found: breastfeeding was twice as likely after planned home births compared to hospital births. ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — More details have been uncovered of an association between Zika virus infection in the womb and a condition known as arthrogryposis, which causes joint deformities at birth, particularly in the arms ... read more

Research Evaluates 18-Month Neurobehavioral Outcomes in Single-Family Room NICU

Aug. 9, 2016 — The single-family room NICU increases maternal involvement, which results in better short and long-term neurobehavioral outcomes in preterm babies, new research ... read more

LISA Best Strategy to Prevent Chronic Lung Disease in Preterm Infants

Aug. 9, 2016 — A new study compared seven different ventilation strategies. Based on data collected from 30 different trials and over 5,500 infants younger than 33 weeks' gestational age. LISA, or Less ... read more

New Method Opens Up the Possibility of Customizing Breast Milk for Premature Children

Aug. 9, 2016 — There is a difference between breast milk from women who give birth prematurely and from women who give birth to full-term babies. However, a new research method has demonstrated that this difference ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — Geneticists have identified an enzyme that regulates the production of sperm and egg cells in human reproduction, and may be linked to Down's Syndrome, Edward's Syndrome and other ... read more

Autism Risk in Younger Children Increases If They Have Older Sibling With Disorder

Aug. 5, 2016 — A new study found that the risk of younger siblings developing an autism spectrum disorder is 14 times higher if an older sibling has ASD. The study also found the risk level was consistent across ... read more

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