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Researchers reveal inherited genetic mutations associated with ovarian cancer risk

Researchers reveal inherited genetic mutations associated with ovarian cancer risk

Previous research has established a link between genetic mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes to an increased risk of developing ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer in women. [More]
Epidural analgesia has some adverse effects on newborns

Epidural analgesia has some adverse effects on newborns

Researchers from the University of Granada observed that babies born after epidural analgesia show a small decline in Apgar index values, a quick test applied to newborn babies in order to assess their general health. [More]
Post-term deliveries associated with increased short-term risks to newborns

Post-term deliveries associated with increased short-term risks to newborns

While pregnancy is considered full-term at 40 weeks, only some 5 percent of women actually give birth on their predetermined due date. Most OBGYNs recommend more frequent and more vigilant monitoring after 40 weeks and sometimes the artificial induction of labor. But many pregnant women refuse induction due to the risk of stress to the fetus or increased likelihood of requiring a caesarean section. [More]
The Woman's Hospital of Texas delivers more than 11,000 babies in one year

The Woman's Hospital of Texas delivers more than 11,000 babies in one year

For the first time in The Woman's Hospital of Texas history, the hospital delivered more than 11,000 babies in one year. Cinthia and Albert Lee and big brother Armani welcomed Alijah George into the world at 2:08 a.m. on Thursday, December 24, 2015. Alijah weighs 7 pounds, 9 ounces and is 20 inches long. The Lee's are from Houston and were thrilled to be the record-setting family. [More]
Premature triplets released from Loyola University Medical Center in time for first Christmas

Premature triplets released from Loyola University Medical Center in time for first Christmas

Triplets Finn, Kyle and Ava Santiago, who were born six weeks premature and underweight, went home from Loyola University Medical Center Dec. 24, just in time to celebrate their first Christmas. [More]
New research suggests use of low-dose aspirin to prevent preeclampsia

New research suggests use of low-dose aspirin to prevent preeclampsia

To prevent preeclampsia, new research suggests that low-dose aspirin should be given prophylactically to all women at high risk (those with diabetes or chronic hypertension) and any woman with two or more moderate risk factors (including obesity, multiple gestation and advanced maternal age). [More]
First perinatal mortality surveillance report published for Trusts and Health Boards in the UK

First perinatal mortality surveillance report published for Trusts and Health Boards in the UK

Today MBRRACE-UK is publishing the first perinatal mortality surveillance report for Trusts and Health Boards in the UK. [More]
Earlier intervention can lead to better recovery in underweight children with multiple household risk factors

Earlier intervention can lead to better recovery in underweight children with multiple household risk factors

Young children who are underweight experienced greater weight recovery the earlier an intervention was started, and the recovery was more significant in children with multiple household risk factors, according to a study published this week in The Journal of Pediatrics. [More]
Vibration-based technology reduces apneic events, improves critical clinical parameters in premature infants

Vibration-based technology reduces apneic events, improves critical clinical parameters in premature infants

Scientists and clinicians at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have shown in a clinical trial that a new, vibration-based prevention technology tested in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) reduces apneic events and improves critical clinical parameters in prematurely born infants. [More]
Vibration-based therapy can successfully treat apnea events in preterm infants

Vibration-based therapy can successfully treat apnea events in preterm infants

Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found that a vibration-based therapy known as stochastic resonance (SR) stimulation can successfully treat preterm infants experiencing apnea of prematurity (AOP), disrupted breathing, bradycardia (slowed heart rate) and oxygen desaturation (diminished oxygen levels). [More]
Women & Infants Hospital recognized as 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures

Women & Infants Hospital recognized as 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, announced today that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the U.S. [More]
Obese women who lose weight during pregnancy have healthier babies, save health care costs

Obese women who lose weight during pregnancy have healthier babies, save health care costs

A recent study conducted by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston shows that severely obese women who maintained or lost weight during pregnancy had healthier babies and lower health care costs. [More]
Outreach program increases completion of HPV vaccination series by teens in safety-net settings

Outreach program increases completion of HPV vaccination series by teens in safety-net settings

A joint study by UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Health & Hospital System investigators found that a multicomponent outreach program increased completion of the three-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination series that reduces the risk of cervical cancer caused by the virus. [More]
EKF Diagnostics to exhibit Maternal and Women's Health products at XXI FIGO World Congress

EKF Diagnostics to exhibit Maternal and Women's Health products at XXI FIGO World Congress

EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, announces that it is exhibiting its range of Maternal and Women's Health products at the XXI FIGO World Congress - the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics - in Vancouver, Canada, 4-9th October. [More]
Stony Brook Children's Hospital follows pain management protocols to treat pain in pediatric patients

Stony Brook Children's Hospital follows pain management protocols to treat pain in pediatric patients

Stony Brook Children's Hospital clinicians follow pain management protocols to proactively, preemptively, and consistently treat pain in each and every pediatric patient. Known as the Ouchless Approach to Pediatric Medicine, Margaret McGovern, MD, PhD, Physician-in-Chief, describes it as the cornerstone of treatment for pediatric patients at Stony Brook Children's. [More]
Researchers suggest potential method of screening for jaundice in preterm infants

Researchers suggest potential method of screening for jaundice in preterm infants

A research group led by Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine Project Professor MORIOKA Ichirou and Professor IIJIMA Kazumoto (Department of Pediatrics) has suggested a potential method of screening for jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia), a cause of cerebral palsy and loss of hearing in preterm infants with kyperbilirubinemia, using painless dermal monitoring. [More]
Standard clomiphene treatment better than proposed alternative for unexplained fertility

Standard clomiphene treatment better than proposed alternative for unexplained fertility

It is estimated that approximately 10 percent of women of child-bearing age may be unable to get pregnant or to carry a pregnancy to term. [More]
Comprehensive collection of human genomic variants now available in Kaviar database

Comprehensive collection of human genomic variants now available in Kaviar database

The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) and the Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) announced today a new release of Kaviar, the most comprehensive collection of human genomic variants currently available to the public. [More]

Premature infants in intensive care units exposed to a great deal of pain

Premature infants receiving intensive care are exposed to a great deal of pain, and this pain causes damage to the child. Despite this half of the infants admitted to neonatal intensive units will not receive any pain relief, according to a new European study published today in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. [More]
Innovative new device improves breast cancer treatment

Innovative new device improves breast cancer treatment

A surgeon with the Breast Health Center at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is among the first in New England to adopt an innovative new device that improves the treatment of breast cancer by more precisely targeting radiation treatment and providing for better follow-up exams. [More]
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