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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

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

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

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

Aug. 5, 2016 — As humans evolved over many thousands of years, our bodies developed a system to help us when we start running and suddenly need more oxygen. Now, using that innate reflex as inspiration, researchers ... read more

Discovery of Infants' Airway Microbiomes May Help Predict Lung Disease

Aug. 5, 2016 — In contrast to the general belief that the airways of an infant are sterile until after birth, researchers have found that the infant airway is already colonized with bacteria when a baby is born -- ... read more

Aug. 5, 2016 — Long before Zika virus made it a household word, the birth defect called microcephaly puzzled scientists and doctors -- even as it changed the lives of the babies born with it during the pre-Zika ... read more

Aug. 3, 2016 — Researchers are urging surgeons to reconsider using a particular type of thread for a procedure to prevent premature birth, after new research found this thread was associated with an increased rate ... read more

Researchers Shed New Light on Signals That Trigger Labor and Delivery

Aug. 3, 2016 — In a normal full-term pregnancy, signals from the mature organs of the fetus and the aging placental membranes and placenta prompt the uterus' muscular walls to begin the labor and delivery ... read more

Effectiveness of New Anti-HIV Medication to Protect Women and Infants Demonstrated

Aug. 1, 2016 — Each year, 1.5 million women living with HIV become pregnant. Without effective treatment, up to 45 percent of HIV-infected mothers will transmit the virus to their child, usually through ... read more

New Strategy to Treat Some Instances of Preterm Labor

Aug. 1, 2016 — A new research report reveals a potentially new therapeutic target for preventing or stopping preterm ... read more

July 29, 2016 — A new study, which followed 180 pre-term infants from birth to age seven, found that babies who were fed more breast milk within the first 28 days of life had had larger volumes of certain regions of ... read more

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