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April 29, 2016

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April 29, 2016

Teen Moms and Infant Sleep: Mother Doesn't Always Know Best

Apr. 21, 2016 — Sudden unexpected infant death, which includes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), is the leading cause of death in infants 1 month to 1 year of age in the United States. Although the reason is ... read more

Researchers Improve Identification of Women at High Risk of Pre-Eclampsia

Apr. 19, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new tool that will improve how clinicians can identify women at high risk of developing pre-eclampsia, and who should take Aspirin after 12 weeks of ... read more

UK Labor Ward Staff and Outcomes

Apr. 19, 2016 — Maternal and neonatal intrapartum outcomes in the UK are similar during 'in-hours,' when a senior obstetrician is scheduled to be present on the labor ward, and 'out-of-hours,' ... read more

Exposure to Violence During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Prematurity and Low Birthweight

Apr. 18, 2016 — New research focused on evidence from the exposure of day-to-day violence in Brazil by analyzing the birth outcomes of children whose mothers were exposed to local violence, as measured by homicide ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — More than half of adults believe children today are more stressed, experience less quality family time and have worse mental and emotional health than children in past ... read more

Standardizing Care Improves Outcomes for Infants Born With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Apr. 16, 2016 — Standardizing hospital care policies across institutions for infants diagnosed with drug withdrawal symptoms at birth reduces their length of treatment and hospitalization, according to new ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Working women who want to minimize career income losses related to motherhood should wait until they are about 30 years old to have their first children, suggests new research. The work seems to hold ... read more

Using Ultrasound Screening for Fetal Microcephaly

Apr. 14, 2016 — The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine released a statement on the use of ultrasound screening for fetal microcephaly following Zika virus ... read more

RERE Gene Mutations Result in Features Similar to 1p36 Deletion Syndrome

Apr. 14, 2016 — One in 5,000 babies is born missing a small amount of genetic material from the tip of chromosome 1, a region called 1p36. These children may also have delayed development, seizures, heart and kidney ... read more

Study Estimates Number of Births, Terminations With Down Syndrome in Massachusetts

Apr. 14, 2016 — A multi-institutional research team has estimated for the first time the number of children born with Down syndrome each year in Massachusetts over the past century, along with the numbers of ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — A new study determined babies' leg preference in the context of pulling-to-stand (PTS) and crawling in an asymmetrical pattern. New information about leg preference and identifying the lead leg ... read more

Expanding Insurance for Single-Embryo IVF Could Improve Pregnancy Outcomes

Apr. 13, 2016 — Expanding insurance coverage for a type of in vitro fertilization known as elective single-embryo transfer could lead to improved health outcomes and lower health care costs, according to a newly ... read more

Is the United States Prepared for a Major Zika Virus Outbreak?

Apr. 13, 2016 — Despite dire predictions that the Zika virus could affect much of the United States including large cities this summer, two public health law experts warn that the country is unprepared, and the ... read more

Bottle-Fed Babies Born to Obese Mothers Risk Developing Dangerous Liver Disease as Teens

Apr. 13, 2016 — Data presented today demonstrates that healthy maternal Body Mass Index (BMI) and exclusively breastfeeding a child for at least six months can reduce the risk of infants developing non-alcoholic ... read more

Children of Older Mothers Do Better

Apr. 12, 2016 — The benefits associated with being born in a later year outweigh the biological risks associated with being born to an older ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — An innovative collaboration between neuroscientists and developmental psychologists that investigated how infants' brains process other people's action provides the first evidence that ... read more

Microfilter Allows Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Fetal Abnormalities

Apr. 11, 2016 — A new method could allow physicians to diagnose fetal genetic abnormalities during pregnancy without the risks involved in current ... read more

Millions of Maternal and Child Lives Could Be Saved Every Year for Less Than $5 a Person

Apr. 10, 2016 — By spending less than $5 per person on essential health care services such as contraception, medication for serious illnesses and nutritional supplements, millions of maternal and child lives could ... read more

Maternal Obesity, Diabetes in Pregnancy Result in Early Overgrowth of Baby in the Womb

Apr. 7, 2016 — The babies of obese women who develop gestational diabetes are five times as likely to be excessively large by six months of pregnancy, according to new research. The study, which shows that ... read more

Gray Matter Abnormality Predicts Neurodevelopmental Problems in Smaller Premature Babies

Apr. 7, 2016 — A new study has explored a more objective system for scoring MRIs -- and in the process found that an often unreported abnormality of the brain's gray matter can indicate future ... read more

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