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April 24, 2017

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Apr. 10, 2017 — Researchers have developed a contactless and wireless camera system to continuously monitor the vital signs of premature babies. This system could replace skin sensors, which cause false alarms ... read more

Blood Test Shows Promise in Detecting Abusive Head Trauma in Infants

Apr. 10, 2017 — A blood test that could help identify bleeding of the brain in infants as a result of abusive head trauma has now been developed by a team of ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Pediatric researchers have harnessed an analytical tool used to predict the weather to evaluate the effectiveness of therapies to reduce brain injury in newborns who suffer oxygen deprivation during ... read more

New Cause of High Plasma Triglycerides Discovered

Apr. 6, 2017 — People with hypertriglyceridemia often are told to change their diet and lose weight. But a high-fat diet isn't necessarily the cause for everyone with the condition. Researchers have discovered ... read more

A Mother's Voice May Help Stabilize Preterm Infants

Apr. 5, 2017 — A recent review of published research indicates that hearing their mother's voice can benefit the health of preterm ... read more

Administration of Steroid to Extremely Preterm Infants Not Associated With Adverse Effects on Neurodevelopment

Apr. 4, 2017 — The administration of low-dose hydrocortisone to extremely preterm infants was not associated with any adverse effects on neurodevelopmental outcomes at 2 years of age, according to a ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — Drawing on evidence from a Pennsylvania power plant located upwind of New Jersey, a group of researchers studied live singleton births that occurred from 1990 to 2006 in the area downwind of the ... read more

Birth Weight Is Risk Factor for Fatty Liver Disease in Children

Apr. 4, 2017 — The impact of low and high birth weights in developing Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), a chronic disease that often leads to a need for organ transplantation, has been demonstrated in a ... read more

Low-Dose Penicillin in Early Life Induces Long-Term Changes in Behavior

Apr. 4, 2017 — Low-dose penicillin taken late in pregnancy and in early life of mice offspring, changes behavior and the balance of microbes in the gut. While these studies have been performed in mice, they point ... read more

Even 'Healthy' Weight Gain Raises Pregnancy Diabetes Risk

Apr. 4, 2017 — Mothers who gain weight in the years leading up to pregnancy have an increased risk of gestational diabetes. Women gaining more than 2.5 percent of their body weight each year tripled their risk of ... read more

New Insight Into Leading Viral Cause of Congenital Birth Defects

Apr. 4, 2017 — A new study has revealed why CMV -- a virus responsible for 1,000 birth defects a year in the UK -- is so adept at evading the immune system. The new findings could help in the development of ... read more

Technique for 'Three-Parent Baby' Revealed

Apr. 3, 2017 — Details of a pioneering IVF technique using mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) have been published, giving hope to those families with inheritable mitochondrial disorders that they may be able ... read more

Maternal Pertussis Vaccination Reduces Risk for Newborns by More Than 90 Percent

Apr. 3, 2017 — Among infants of women who received the Tdap pertussis booster vaccine during pregnancy, the risk of contracting pertussis was reduced by an estimated 91 percent during the first two months of life ... read more

Infant Vitamin B1 Deficiency Leads to Poor Motor Function and Balance

Mar. 29, 2017 — A new study found that infantile vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency severely affected the motor function of preschoolers who were fed faulty formula in the first year of their lives. The conclusions ... read more

Evaluation Between Maternal Mental Health and Discharge Readiness

Mar. 28, 2017 — Mothers with a history of mental health disorders feel less ready for discharge from the NICU than with mothers without a mental health history, new research ... read more

New Genetic Disorder Named for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Team

Mar. 27, 2017 — Three scientists at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who identified and studied a genetic disease have been recognized by having their names attached to the disorder. An authoritative reference ... read more

Health Problems May Increase as Young People Infected With HIV at Birth Get Older

Mar. 27, 2017 — A new study has found that US youth infected with HIV around the time of their birth are at higher risk throughout their adolescence and young adulthood for experiencing serious health problems, poor ... read more

Children Born to Single Mothers Benefit When Biological Father Joins Family

Mar. 27, 2017 — Some of the negative consequences on the wellbeing of a child born to a single mother can be reduced if their biological father joins and stays with the family according to new ... read more

Children With Poor Vitamin B12 Status Early in Life Struggle More With Tasks, Recognition and Interpreting Feelings

Mar. 27, 2017 — Small children with low levels of vitamin B12 had more difficulties solving cognitive tests, such as the ability to do puzzles, recognize letters and interpret other children’s ... read more

Children Prenatally Exposed to Alcohol More Likely to Have Academic Difficulties

Mar. 24, 2017 — Despite greater awareness of the dangers of prenatal exposure to alcohol, the rates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders remain alarmingly high. This study evaluated academic achievement among ... read more

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