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May 29, 2016

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May 29, 2016

New Disease Gene Will Lead to Better Screening for Pediatric Heart Disease

May 23, 2016 — Cardiomyopathy, or a deterioration of the ability of the heart muscle to contract, generally leads to progressive heart failure. It is frequently inherited, and, because approximately 40 percent of ... read more

Bereaved Parents Should Be Given Full Details About How to Reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Risk

May 19, 2016 — Health professionals should tell bereaved parents about what they could have done to reduce the risk of the sudden death of their baby, a new study indicates. The research is thought to be the first ... read more

Early Vaccination Might Be Crucial for Growth, Health of African Children

May 19, 2016 — Vaccination of African babies directly after birth seems favorable for their growth and health, while vaccination later in life may have negative effects, show researchers who analyzed the medical ... read more

Drug Used for Pain, Anxiety May Be Linked to Birth Defects

May 18, 2016 — A drug commonly used to treat pain, epilepsy, anxiety and other brain health disorders may be associated with an increased risk of major birth defects, according to a new ... read more

Research Highlights Strategies That Can Help Foster Children Transition Into New Homes

May 18, 2016 — Language is a powerful tool that can ease the transition into a new home for foster children and enhances the possibility that it will be a successful placement, according to new research from the ... read more

Early Introduction of Allergenic Foods Reduces Risk of Food Sensitization, Study Suggests

May 18, 2016 — Children who had a diet that included cow's milk products, egg and peanut before age one were less likely to develop sensitization to the corresponding foods, according to new research. Early ... read more

Pain Study Links Children's Fear of Needles to Parent Behavior

May 18, 2016 — For some children, the fear of needles and vaccinations before getting the shot is so severe that they experience more pain-related distress right after the needle and also learn to avoid future ... read more

Less Decline Than Expected in Brain, Spine Defects After Folic Acid Fortification Program

May 18, 2016 — There is less decline than expected in the rate of brain and spine defects after a folic acid fortification program, a new study has found. The new findings are likely to contribute to an ongoing ... read more

Novel Lab Test May Advance Diagnosis of Rare but Dangerous Pregnancy Condition

May 18, 2016 — A laboratory blood test for the diagnosis of a rare genetic red blood cell disorder also shows promise in identifying HELLP syndrome, a life-threatening high blood pressure condition affecting 1 ... read more

Hard Water Linked to Risk of Eczema in Infants

May 18, 2016 — Skin barrier impairment and dry skin are thought to be triggers of eczema in early life, partly through genetic predisposition. Now researchers say that high levels of water hardness in the home may ... read more

EPO in Very Preterm Infants Does Not Improve Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 2 Years

May 17, 2016 — A new study randomly assigned 448 preterm infants born between 26 weeks 0 days' and 31 weeks 6 days' gestation to receive either high-dose recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) or ... read more

Dietary Intake Differs in Infants Who Follow Baby-Led Weaning

May 17, 2016 — Researchers have undertaken the first-ever study looking at what infants eat when they follow baby-led weaning and found that they have a lot of healthy eating habits, but also some less healthy ... read more

Infants Whose Mothers Have Taken SSRI Antidepressants Are More Likely to Have Decreased Birth Weight, Gestational Length

May 17, 2016 — Prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) has a significant association with lower birth weight and gestational length, research concludes. This was found to be in cases ... read more

May 16, 2016 — First-Ever Implantable VAD for Small Children May Be a Breakthrough for the Management of Pediatric Heart Failure, According to Presentation at 96th AATS Annual ... read more

Statins May Shield Unborn Babies from Mother's Stress, Study Suggests

May 16, 2016 — Statins could protect the hearts of babies in the womb from the adverse effects of their mother's stress, research suggests. The therapy could lower the chances of babies being born underweight ... read more

High Retention Rate for IUDS Inserted After Vaginal Delivery

May 13, 2016 — Though some studies have suggested intrauterine devices (IUDs) have a tendency to be expelled when inserted immediately following vaginal childbirth, a new study shows that at least 85 percent of ... read more

Prenatal Stress Could Enhance Protective Mechanisms of Babies

May 13, 2016 — Maternal stress and depression during pregnancy may activate certain protective mechanisms in babies. Psychologists report that certain epigenetic adaptations in newborns suggest this ... read more

Babies of Mothers With Gestational Diabetes Have More Body Fat, Scans Reveal

May 12, 2016 — Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes have more body fat at two months of age compared to babies born to healthy mothers, says a new study. Scientists used MRI scanning to measure body fat ... read more

Marijuana Use in Pregnancy Is Major Risk for Pre-Term Birth

May 12, 2016 — For the first time, science has shown a direct link between continued marijuana use during pregnancy and pre-term birth. The results show that once all other major risk factors have been accounted ... read more

Pertussis Vaccination in Pregnancy Is Safe, Study Finds

May 11, 2016 — Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women in the U.S. as the key medical intervention to protect newborn infants from pertussis (whooping cough). ... read more

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