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Mode of delivery in subsequent pregnancies and recurrence of severe perineal tears

Mode of delivery in subsequent pregnancies and recurrence of severe perineal tears

There is an increased risk of severe perineal tearing during childbirth in women who had such a tear in a previous delivery, suggests a new study published today (9 July) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). [More]
Premature newborns less likely to die if admitted to high volume neonatal units

Premature newborns less likely to die if admitted to high volume neonatal units

Premature newborns are 32% less likely to die if they are admitted to high volume neonatal units rather than low volume, according to new research. [More]
Despite worsening economic conditions, infant health improves among poor Americans

Despite worsening economic conditions, infant health improves among poor Americans

Despite worsening economic conditions for those at the bottom, infant health has steadily improved among the most disadvantaged Americans, according to a review published in Science by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs [More]
Fluoridating water does not affect children's mental development and adult IQ

Fluoridating water does not affect children's mental development and adult IQ

New research out of New Zealand's world-renowned Dunedin Multidisciplinary Study does not support claims that fluoridating water adversely affects children's mental development and adult IQ. [More]
Department of Pediatrics at BMC/BUSM honored with APA 2014 Health Care Delivery Award

Department of Pediatrics at BMC/BUSM honored with APA 2014 Health Care Delivery Award

The Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has been honored with the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) 2014 Health Care Delivery Award. [More]
Nutritional measures play central role in long-term outcome, health and quality of life of premature infants

Nutritional measures play central role in long-term outcome, health and quality of life of premature infants

Improved conditions of care for premature infants have led to markedly increased survival rates over the last few decades, particularly in very low and extremely low birth weight infants. [More]
Study: Genetics as well as environment in womb play important roles in development of baby

Study: Genetics as well as environment in womb play important roles in development of baby

A recent study led by A*STAR's Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS) found that genetics as well as the environment in the womb play important roles in the development of the baby. [More]
Research aims to help doctors estimate size of newborns

Research aims to help doctors estimate size of newborns

New Michigan State University research aims to help doctors estimate the size of newborns with a new set of birth weight measurements based on birth records from across the country. [More]
Researchers launch detailed atlas with environment and health maps

Researchers launch detailed atlas with environment and health maps

Researchers have launched a detailed atlas with environment and health maps at a fine scale across England and Wales. [More]
Vanderbilt participates in national study to evaluate effectiveness of group prenatal care

Vanderbilt participates in national study to evaluate effectiveness of group prenatal care

Vanderbilt University hopes to enroll about 400 women in a national study to evaluate the effectiveness of a new model of group prenatal care designed to improve the health and well-being of mothers and babies during pregnancy, birth and infancy. [More]
Prenatal risk factors linked with development of chronic kidney disease in children

Prenatal risk factors linked with development of chronic kidney disease in children

Certain prenatal risk factors are associated with the development of chronic kidney disease in children, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Future studies should investigate whether modifying these factors could help protect children's kidney health. [More]
Researchers figure out role of birth weight and breastfeeding in long run health outcomes

Researchers figure out role of birth weight and breastfeeding in long run health outcomes

Lower weight babies and babies who aren't breastfed or not breastfed for long are at greater risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health problems later in life, according to a new study. [More]
Report describes cardiopulmonary arrest in infant following cyclopentolate eyedrops

Report describes cardiopulmonary arrest in infant following cyclopentolate eyedrops

Eyedrops administered to infants as part of routine outpatient retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening can have life-threatening consequences. A case report published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) describes cardiopulmonary arrest in a 27-week-old infant following administration of three sets of cyclopentolate 0.2%/phenylephrine 1% (Cyclomydril) eyedrops. [More]
Study suggests that non-communicable diseases can be programmed before birth

Study suggests that non-communicable diseases can be programmed before birth

A new study in mothers and children of Pakistani origin suggests non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes could be programmed prior to birth. [More]
Racial differences in health outcomes between blacks and whites associated with synthesize of Vitamin D

Racial differences in health outcomes between blacks and whites associated with synthesize of Vitamin D

‚ÄčA new study investigating racial disparities in birth outcomes shows that contrary to some theories Vitamin D is unlikely to play a role in differences in preterm birth and low birth weight between African-Americans and whites. [More]
Another concern related to low birth weight identified

Another concern related to low birth weight identified

Researchers have identified another concern related to low birth weight - a difference in how the body reacts to drugs, which may last a person's entire life and further complicate treatment of illnesses or diseases that are managed with medications. [More]
Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies opens neonatal intensive care unit

Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies opens neonatal intensive care unit

Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies is opening the doors to an expansion of its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The expansion, which adds 30 beds to the hospital's existing 112-bed NICU, will make it the largest NICU in the world under one roof. [More]
Healthy eating, regular exercise during pregnancy could lead to fewer high birth weight babies

Healthy eating, regular exercise during pregnancy could lead to fewer high birth weight babies

The world's biggest study offering healthy eating and exercise advice to pregnant women who are overweight or obese has shown a significant reduction in the number of babies born over 4kg (8.8 pounds) in weight. [More]
Heavy exposure to air pollution increases risk for developing hypertension during pregnancy

Heavy exposure to air pollution increases risk for developing hypertension during pregnancy

Breathing the air outside their homes may be just as toxic to pregnant women - if not more so - as breathing in cigarette smoke, increasing a mom-to-be's risk of developing deadly complications such as preeclampsia, according to findings from a new University of Florida study. [More]
Research focuses on health effects from wood burning

Research focuses on health effects from wood burning

With the winter weather still going strong, lots of people will be restocking the wood pile next to their fireplaces and wood burning stoves. Can using a wood burning stove or fireplace pose a threat to my health? [More]