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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Is Preeclampsia a Risk or a Protective Factor in Retinopathy of Prematurity?

Feb. 15, 2017 — Through new study scientists were looking for a way to tease apart the effects of preeclampsia on the risk of developing retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), an eye disease found in premature ... read more

When Does a Man Say 'I'm the Father'?

Feb. 15, 2017 — American men much more readily acknowledge that they are the legal father of a child born out of wedlock when the woman involved is more affluent, educated, and healthy. It also helps (slightly) if ... read more

Severe Newborn Jaundice Could Be Preventable, Mouse Study Shows

Feb. 6, 2017 — A protein that inhibits the enzyme that breaks down bilirubin in newborns has now been identified by researchers. Methods that block this inhibitor, and thus restore the enzyme’s activity, could ... read more

Can Childhood Cancer Treatments Affect Survivors' Sex Lives in Adulthood?

Feb. 6, 2017 — A recent analysis showed that although adult survivors of childhood cancer did not differ overall from their peers in terms of their satisfaction with their sex lives and romantic relationships, ... read more

One More Reason to Focus on Prenatal Care -- Stronger Muscles for Newborn Babies

Feb. 3, 2017 — Malnutrition and stress negatively affect muscle stem cells in the fetus, and this could have life-long consequences, outlines a new ... read more

Research Supports Expanded Use of Cell Free DNA Prenatal Testing

Feb. 3, 2017 — Non-invasive cell free DNA prenatal testing can be effectively and appropriately offered to all pregnant women, regardless of maternal age or risk factors, through primary obstetrical care providers, ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — Preterm babies given the monoclonal antibody palivizumab to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) also appear less likely to develop recurrent wheeze, at least until the age of six, according to ... read more

Number of Children Emerging as Cardiovascular Risk Factor for Both Parents

Feb. 3, 2017 — The number of children one has is emerging as a novel factor that influences the risk for some cardiovascular diseases (CVD), and in some societies in both parents, according to ... read more

Preterm Delivery Linked to Greater Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Later in Life

Feb. 2, 2017 — Women who have delivered prematurely before 37 weeks have a 40 percent increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease when compared to women who delivered their babies after 37 weeks, ... read more

High Levels of Hospital-Acquired Infection on Children's Intensive Care Wards, Study Shows

Feb. 2, 2017 — A study has demonstrated ‘unacceptably high’ rates of hospital-acquired infections among children in the UK and ... read more

Overnights at Dad's Home Benefit Divorced Mothers, Fathers and Their Babies

Feb. 2, 2017 — When children are infants and toddlers, some parents and some prominent psychologists worry that frequent overnights at the father's home might disturb the relationship with mother. But new ... read more

Early Signs of Anxiety, Depression May Be Evident in the Brains of Newborns

Feb. 1, 2017 — Early predictors of anxiety and depression may be evident in the brain even at birth, suggests a new ... read more

Re-Assessing 'at Risk' Cutoffs for Birth Weight

Jan. 31, 2017 — A recent research article contributes to the evidence base regarding the use of population charts for detection of fetal growth disorders and how best to determine risk of ... read more

For Bonding and Breastfeeding, Newborns Benefit from a Cheek Full of Dextrose

Jan. 31, 2017 — Researchers are proving that a dose of dextrose gel administered into a baby's cheek along with regular feedings can raise hypoglycemic babies' blood sugar, allowing them to stay with their ... read more

Jan. 31, 2017 — An overload of neural connections typically observed in autistic brains begins early in mammalian development, when key neurons in the brain region known as the cerebral cortex begin to form their ... read more

Jan. 31, 2017 — Children who were exposed to complications shortly before or during birth, including birth asphyxia and preeclampsia, were more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder, according to a ... read more

Jan. 31, 2017 — Using immature stem cells to create a miniature model of the gut in the laboratory, researchers have determined how infection-causing enteroviruses enter the ... read more

Newborn Screening for Severe Immunodeficiency: Advantage in the Case of Early Treatment

Jan. 30, 2017 — Early screening for SCID combined with infection prophylaxis and subsequent treatment can prevent severe or deadly ... read more

Jan. 27, 2017 — Biochemical reactions that cause Alzheimer's disease could begin in the womb or just after birth if the fetus or newborn does not get enough vitamin A, according to new research. These new ... read more

Hospital-Led Interventions Associated With Significant Reduction in Cesarean Rate

Jan. 26, 2017 — Hospital-led interventions over a seven-year period were associated with a significant reduction in the hospital's cesarean delivery rate, a new study has found. During the intervention period, ... read more

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