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A sleeping mother suffocated her newborn in the maternity ward. Now she ’ s suing the hospital.

Monica Thompson had given birth to her first child, a baby boy, and was almost ready to take him home from the hospital. It was nearly midnight one Sunday in the summer of 2012 when Thompson, who had undergone a Caesarean section a few days earlier, was given a cocktail of narcotic painkillers and sleep aids. A […]Related:Trump declares the opioid crisis a national emergencyWhy we fear a North Korean nuclear attackBig city health officials decry Trump administration’s cuts to teen pregnancy prevention programs
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Abstract Short stature is the main problem that paediatric endocrinologists have to grapple with. Endocrine disorders account for only 5% of patients with short stature, but this is still one of the most common causes of reports to the endocrine clinic and hospitalisation in the endocrine department. A properly functioning growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor (GH/IGF) axis is one of the most important factors in proper growth. A lot of genetic defects in this axis lead to syndromes marked by impaired growth, like Laron syndrome, muta-tions in the STAT5B, insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1), and insulin-like g...
Source: Endokrynologia Polska - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Endokrynol Pol Source Type: research
In this report, we describe the first case, to our knowledge, of congenital Zika syndrome with concomitant critical congenital heart disease. The mother had a confirmed ZIKV infection in the first trimester of pregnancy. Fetal ultrasonography at 31 weeks of gestation revealed cerebral cortical calcifications and hypoplastic left heart syndrome. The severity of brain involvement was assessed by postnatal magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiogram, and palliative surgery was performed. The ethical dimensions of this infant's clinical management are discussed. ZIKV is known to affect neural progenitor cells, but whether it...
Source: Neonatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research
[Basic knowledge on the efficacy of hearing aids depending on the type of hearing impairment for Ear, Nose &Throat specialists]. HNO. 2017 Dec 13;: Authors: Steffens T, Marcrum SC Abstract For Ear, Nose &Throat specialists, the physiological and psychoacoustical deficits related to hearing impairment and the compensatory capabilities of hearing aids are topics of prime importance. In conductive hearing loss, the foremost deficit is decreased audibility, for which hearing aids can compensate almost entirely through the use of level independent gain. In the instance of sensorineural hearing loss,...
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
Stress plays a key role in the development of psychiatric disorders and has a negative impact on sleep integrity. In mice, chronic social defeat stress (CSDS) is an ethologically valid model of stress-related disorders but little is known about its effects...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
Do you need 12 hours of sleep per day to function? Or is 2 hours per night enough for you? A new study investigates the genetics behind these differences.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news
Conclusion. A review of the literature suggests that there are adequate data supporting the efficacy and general safety of the low-dose use of trazodone for the treatment of insomnia. keywords: insomnia, hypnotics, treatment, trazodone, sedative Keywords: insomnia, hypnotics, treatment, trazodone, sedative Innov Clin Neurosci. 2017;14(9–10):24–34 Introduction Insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, or waking too early1 and is associated with significant impairments in daytime activities, which might occur despite adequate opportunities for sleep.2–6 Primary insom...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Current Issue Review hypnotics insomnia sedative trazodone treatment Source Type: research
After her daughter’s birth, Jeanne Sager, 34, felt so distraught that she feared leaving the house. “It was June, the weather was gorgeous, but I wouldn’t venture to the front porch,” she says. Sager had postpartum depression, the No. 1 complication of pregnancy that affects almost 20 percent of new mothers. According to Postpartum Support International, women may become depressed at any time during the first year after giving birth. While the exact cause is unknown, stressors, such as hormonal fluctuations, sleep deprivation and lack of social support, may contribute to this mental health diso...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusion Medical examiners are putting the blame on parents for co-sleeping, while completely ignoring the vaccines given to the child hours or days before, when investigating these infant deaths. They will also relate an infant’s death to poisoning of the body due to something the child ingested or inhaled, but not from the poisons injected through the vaccines. [29] In the state of Louisiana, health officials have been applauded for having fairly high vaccination rates, but at the same time, Louisiana has consistently been ranked one of the worst states in the nation for having high infant mortality rates, but no...
Source: vactruth.com - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Augustina Ursino Case Reports on Vaccine Injury Human Recent Articles Top Picks Top Stories Aysia Hope Clark Lafayette General Medical Center National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Recombivax Source Type: blogs
The post below first appeared on Law Street. Sleepless nights; nights full of tossing and turning. It happens to all of us–but for some it’s more frequent than others. In fact, an estimated 50 to 70 million American adults suffer from sleep disorders like insomnia or obstructive sleep apnea. Many turn to prescription sleep medications for relief– but women are more likely to take sleep drugs than men. About 3.1 percent of American men and 5 percent of American women report having used a prescription sleep medication within the last 30 days. What does this use of sleep aids me...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Women's Health Source Type: blogs
Authors: Orza L, Bewley S, Logie CH, Crone ET, Moroz S, Strachan S, Vazquez M, Welbourn A Abstract INTRODUCTION: Women living with HIV experience a disproportionate burden of mental health issues. To date, global guidelines contain insufficient guidance on mental health support, particularly regarding perinatal care. The aim of this article is to describe the extent and impact of mental health issues as experienced by women living with HIV on their sexual and reproductive health and human rights (SRH&HR). METHODS: A global, mixed-methods, user-led and designed survey on SRH&HR of women living with HIV was condu...
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
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