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May 26, 2017

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May 26, 2017

Scientists to Test Zika Virus on Brain Tumors

May 19, 2017 — In a revolutionary first, scientists will test whether the Zika virus can destroy brain tumor cells, potentially leading to new treatments for one of the hardest to treat cancers. ... read more

Encouraging Trend in Infant Mortality

May 18, 2017 — Eighteen states are on track to eliminate racial disparities in infant mortality by the year 2050 if current trends hold, according to a newly published article. The study projects more than 4,000 ... read more

May 18, 2017 — Findings from new research may finally resolve, and potentially provide answers, as to why older women have higher incidences of miscarriage and have babies with chromosomal ... read more

May 15, 2017 — Vaccinating pregnant mothers year-round against flu in the resource-challenged region of subtropical Nepal reduced infant flu virus infection rates by an average of 30 percent, increased birth ... read more

Corticosteroid Treatment Increases Survival of Preterm Infants Within Hours

May 15, 2017 — The effects of corticosteroid treatments on pregnant women facing preterm delivery to prevent infant death and morbidity have been thought to develop gradually over days. However, a new study ... read more

Hormone Key to Brain Development in Fruit Flies Identified

May 15, 2017 — Researchers using Drosophila have identified a steroid hormone that triggers a vital transition in early brain development in which neural stem cells properly change gears to produce different kinds ... read more

Dread of Roses: Neurobehavioral Effects Found in Children Exposed to Flower Pesticides

May 10, 2017 — Researchers have found altered short-term neurological behaviors in children associated with a peak pesticide spraying season linked to the Mother's Day flower harvest. This study examined ... read more

May 10, 2017 — Before leaving the hospital after childbirth, more women are opting to check one thing off their list: birth control. The number of women receiving immediate postpartum IUDs or implants has increased ... read more

Newborn Baby Brain Scans Will Help Scientists Track Brain Development

May 9, 2017 — Scientists have published ground-breaking scans of newborn babies' brains which researchers from all over the world can download and use to study how the human brain ... read more

May 9, 2017 — Mothers infected with malaria during pregnancy can pass more of their own cells to their baby and change the infant's risk of later infection, a new study ... read more

Dad's Involvement With Baby Early on Associated With Boost in Mental Development

May 9, 2017 — Fathers who interact more with their children in their first few months of life could have a positive impact on their baby’s cognitive ... read more

May 8, 2017 — Study finds that 30 percent of the beneficial bacteria in a baby's intestinal tract come directly from mother's milk, and an additional 10 percent comes from skin on the mother's ... read more

Fetal Reduction in Multifetal Pregnancies Associated With Better Birth Outcomes

May 8, 2017 — Among twin and triplet pregnancies that were reduced to singleton or twin pregnancies, there was a substantial reduction in complications such as preterm birth and very preterm birth, according to ... read more

Gene Controls Birth Defect Common in Diabetes

May 5, 2017 — Researchers have identified a gene that plays a key role in the formation of neural tube defects, a problem commonly found in infants of pregnant women with diabetes. This is the first time the gene ... read more

Surprise Communication Found Between Brain Regions Involved in Infant Motor Control

May 4, 2017 — A new connection between two regions of the brain has been discovered that may help explain how motor skills develop. Working with infant rats, the scientists found that the hippocampus and the red ... read more

May 4, 2017 — Fattened up on bites of potatoes, yucca and chicken starting at 4 months, some of the babies wearing sporty clothes and frilly dresses are rolly-polly chubby. As striking as their sizable girth are ... read more

'Small for Gestational Age' Studied Across European Countries

May 4, 2017 — A new study questions the use of common references for assessing 'small for gestational age' (SGA) in very preterm infants across Europe. SGA describes a baby who is smaller than the usual ... read more

Alternative Treatment Approach for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome May Shorten Hospital Stay

May 4, 2017 — New research suggests a revamped, 'common sense' approach to treating newborns suffering opioid withdrawal -- gauging whether the baby can eat, sleep and be consoled within 10 minutes ... read more

Infants Prescribed Antacids Have Increased Risk of Fractures During Childhood

May 4, 2017 — New research found infants prescribed antacids to manage acid reflux, or spitting up, under age 1 had more bone fractures later in ... read more

Buprenorphine Cuts Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Treatment Length by Nearly Half

May 4, 2017 — Findings of a phase 3 clinical trial show that buprenorphine is just as safe and more effective than morphine when used to treat newborns suffering withdrawal symptoms after prenatal drug ... read more

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