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September 27, 2016

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September 27, 2016

Rural Employers Failing to Meet Needs of Working Breastfeeding Mothers

Sep. 26, 2016 — The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers of more than 50 employees to provide sufficient space and time for mothers to breastfeed during the first year of their babies’ lives. Researchers ... read more

Placenta Plays Pivotal 'Umpire' Role to Influence Pregnancy Outcomes

Sep. 12, 2016 — The amount of nutrients transported to the fetus by the placenta adjusts according to both the fetal drive for growth, and the mother’s physical ability to provide, new research ... read more

WWI Babies Whose Fathers Were Killed in Action Have Shortened Adult Life Expectancies

Sep. 11, 2016 — French children born between 1914 and 1916 whose fathers were killed or severely injured during the war lost approximately one year of adult life expectancy, according to new research. The findings ... read more

Postpartum Psychosis Big Risk for Mothers With Bipolar Disorder

Sep. 9, 2016 — Pregnant women with bipolar disorder and their families and physicians should be aware of a significantly higher risk for developing postpartum psychosis, according to a new review of literature on ... read more

Maternal Gastric Bypass May Be Associated With Low Birth Weight Babies

Sep. 9, 2016 — Women who undergo gastric bypass surgery for weight loss risk giving birth to babies that are small or have lower average birth ... read more

Sep. 9, 2016 — Experts have devised a method that uses the urinary proteome to diagnose conditions in newborn babies. In the future, this urine-based diagnostic method will enable specialists not only to detect a ... read more

Study Looks at How Parents Use Newborn Screening Results

Sep. 8, 2016 — Parents say they want to know everything that turns up in newborn screening tests, but then don't use the information or use it inappropriately, new research ... read more

Numbers of People With Down Syndrome in the US Since 1950 Estimated

Sep. 8, 2016 — A new study has estimated, for the first time, the numbers of people with Down syndrome in the US, from 1950 until 2010. The total number arrived at by the investigation, which also is the first to ... read more

Steroid Treatment for IVF Problems May Do More Harm Than Good

Sep. 8, 2016 — Researchers are urging doctors and patients to refrain from using a specific steroid treatment to treat infertility in women unless clinically indicated, because of its links to miscarriage, preterm ... read more

RNA Test Detects Bacterial Infections in Infants With Fever

Sep. 7, 2016 — A blood test used to measure patterns of ribonucleic acid (RNA) expression can help determine if fever in infants under 2 months old is caused by bacterial or viral infection, according to a ... read more

Adverse Drug Reactions May Be Under-Reported in Young Children

Sep. 7, 2016 — A new study reveals that adverse drug reactions in newborns and infants may be ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — An association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and an increased risk for Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders has been uncovered by researchers. The link seems especially ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — A factor found in umbilical cord blood could become the basis for developing new drugs to fight harmful inflammation, researchers report. When given to mice, the newly discovered factor countered ... read more

Twins Should Be Delivered at 37 Weeks to Minimize Deaths, Say Experts

Sep. 6, 2016 — Twins should be delivered at 37 weeks' gestation to minimize stillbirths and newborn deaths, and there is no clear evidence to support routine delivery before 36 weeks' gestation, finds a ... read more

Cesarean Delivery May Lead to Increased Risk of Obesity Among Offspring

Sep. 6, 2016 — Individuals born by cesarean delivery were 15 percent more likely to become obese as children than individuals born by vaginal birth -- and the increased risk may persist through adulthood, according ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — Zika virus is capable of infecting the eye, according to a new study. The study, in mice, helps explain why some people with Zika virus develop eye disease, and suggests that contact with infected ... read more

MRIs in First Trimester of Pregnancy Not Associated With Increased Risk to Fetus, Study Shows

Sep. 6, 2016 — Performing an MRI on a woman in the early part of pregnancy does not increase the risk of her baby being stillborn, dying soon after birth or having a birth defect, a new study suggests. Nor do the ... read more

Asthma Gene's Effect on Respiratory Symptoms in Infancy Depends on Breastfeeding Status

Sep. 4, 2016 — Infants who have a genetic profile linked with asthma risk could be protected against respiratory symptoms if they are breastfeed, according to a new ... read more

Rural Nepal: Despite Evidence That Hospital Births Are Safer, Poverty Keeps Women Home

Sep. 2, 2016 — Encouraging hospital births are an important component of reducing maternal mortality in low-resource settings. Now, new research shows certain factors, including age and income, determine whether ... read more

Babies Born With a Low Birth Weight May Be Less Active in Later Life

Sep. 2, 2016 — Individuals who are born with a low birth weight are less likely to be good at sports at school or participate in exercise later on in life. The study used data from the Medical Research Council ... read more

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