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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

Survival, Surgical Interventions for Children With Rare, Genetic Birth Disorder

July 26, 2016 — Among children born with the chromosome disorders trisomy 13 or 18 in Ontario, Canada, early death was the most common outcome, but 10 percent to 13 percent survived for 10 years, according to a ... read more

Shaken Baby Syndrome Accepted as Diagnosis by Majority of Physicians

July 22, 2016 — Survey data reveals a high degree of medical consensus that shaking a young child is capable of producing subdural hematoma (a life-threatening pooling of blood outside the brain), severe retinal ... read more

Breastfeeding Alters Maternal Metabolism, Protects Against Diabetes for Up to 15 Years After Delivery

July 20, 2016 — An interdisciplinary team of scientists has studied the metabolism of women with gestational diabetes after giving birth. They were able to show that breastfeeding for more than three months brings ... read more

Quitting Smoking During Pregnancy: Beneficial for Both Mother and Child

July 19, 2016 — In 80 percent of cases, pregnant women who used nicotine patches or the drug Zyban successively quit smoking, a new study has shown. Even after stopping the use of these products, 60 percent of Zyban ... read more

By Causing Cells to Cannibalize Themselves, Researchers Prevent Lung Injury in Mice

July 19, 2016 — Study offers a new solution to prevent Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), the most common chronic lung disease in premature ... read more

HIV Therapy for Breastfeeding Mothers Can Virtually Eliminate Transmission to Babies

July 18, 2016 — For HIV-infected mothers whose immune system is in good health, taking a three-drug antiretroviral regimen during breastfeeding essentially eliminates HIV transmission by breast milk to their ... read more

Children Are Affected by Parental Substance Use

July 18, 2016 — Children whose caregivers misuse alcohol or use, produce or distribute drugs face an increased risk of medical and behavioral problems. According to a new clinical report, pediatricians hold the ... read more

Sound Waves May Hold Potential to Treat Twin Pregnancy Complications

July 13, 2016 — High energy sound waves could treat a potentially deadly complication that affects some twin pregnancies, says new ... read more

Breastfeeding Gaps Between White, Black, and Hispanic Mothers in the US

July 12, 2016 — Breastfeeding rates differ among white, black and Hispanic mothers, new American research indicates. This study looked to see if ethnic and racial disparities in breastfeeding could be explained by ... read more

Umbilical Cord Patch Could Be Method for Fetal Spina Bifida Repair

July 12, 2016 — A patch made from cryopreserved human umbilical cord may be a novel method for treating spina bifida in utero, according to ... read more

Boy Babies at Greater Risk of Pregnancy Complications

July 11, 2016 — Boy babies are much more likely to experience potentially life-threatening outcomes at birth than girls, new research has confirmed. The research investigated data of more than 574,000 South ... read more

More Frequent Exercise Therapy Benefits Bone Strength in Very Low Weight Pre-Term Infants

July 7, 2016 — A new study investigated whether increasing the frequency of physical activity intervention to twice daily has a greater effect on bone strength compared to a once daily intervention or no ... read more

The Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

July 7, 2016 — Women who exercise during pregnancy are more likely to deliver vaginally than those who do not, and show no greater risk of preterm birth, research ... read more

Nicotine Exposure During Pregnancy Nearly Twice as High as Reported

July 7, 2016 — More women may be smoking and exposed to nicotine during pregnancy than previously thought, according to research. The study reveals a significant gap between the number of local, pregnant mothers ... read more

Very Premature Infants: Towards Better Care

July 5, 2016 — Born too soon, very premature infants are particularly vulnerable and need appropriate care. New research examines how medical practices based on scientific evidence are incorporated into the care of ... read more

Increasing Number of US Adults Living With Congenital Heart Defects

July 5, 2016 — More adults are living with congenital heart defects in the United States, creating the need for specialized health services and systems that track this medical condition across all ages. More adults ... read more

Maternal Vaccination Against Influenza Associated With Protection for Infants

July 5, 2016 — How long does the protection from a mother's immunization against influenza during pregnancy last for infants after they are born? A new study indicates that the vaccine's efficacy against ... read more

New Brainstem Model Reveals How Brains Control Breathing

July 5, 2016 — Scientists have discovered how the brain controls our breathing in response to changing oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the ... read more

Fluorescent Protein from Japanese Eel Muscles Used to Detect Bilirubin in Newborns

July 5, 2016 — A fluorescent protein sourced from Japanese eel muscles can be used to accurately detect unconjugated bilirubin in newborns. This detection method is ideal for newborn patients who can only give ... read more

One Small Step for Babies, One Giant Leap for Humankind

July 5, 2016 — Even before they stand up, infants have a rough idea of how to walk; they just need some time to lay down the right neural wiring. Understanding how babies take their first steps can also help us to ... read more

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