Premature babies get better with involved parents

A study of 1,800 premature babies found they put on weight more quickly if their parents were involved in ward rounds, took their temperature and administered medicine.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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[Monitor] It is common among mothers who give birth to premature babies [at fewer than 37 weeks] to find difficulty producing breast milk immediately. In this case, experts require specifically human breast milk to increase the baby's survival chances.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
Omega-3 fats are the subject of more than two dozen Cochrane Reviews for conditions including cardiovascular health, dementia and gastrointestinal problems. In November 2018, the review on the effects on preterm birth when these are taken by pregnant women was updated. The review was led by Associate Professor Philippa Middleton and Professor Maria Makrides, from the Healthy Mothers Babies and Children theme at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. Professor Makrides tells us about the latest evidence." In Australia, about 1 in 12 babies are born prematurely, this means that they are born more th...
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A recent clinical trial showed that Vapotherm’s (NYSE: VAPO) new IntellO2 module for its Precision Flow system greatly improved the chances of keeping premature babies in the target oxygenation range. The prospective, multi-center, controlled, order-randomized crossover trial demonstrated that using the IntellO2 module helped clinicians maintain newborns in the physician-prescribed oxygen saturation range 80% of the time, compared with 49 % for manual control alone, the company said in a statement. The study was published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Editio...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Blog Clinical Trials Hospital Care News Well Pediatrics Research & Development Wall Street Beat Vapotherm Source Type: news
 Growing up with a mentally ill parent can be a traumatic experience for any child. For Ally Golden, her mother’s mental illness was major depression, later diagnosed as borderline personality disorder. Ally’s book, A Good Soldier, chronicles her life growing up in this environment, with a mentally ill mother who frequently threatened suicide, and the psychological trauma that resulted for her. Decades later, her mother carried out her threat. Listen to hear Ally’s fascinating story. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Ally Golden is the author ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Borderline Personality General Relationships The Psych Central Show Gabe Howard Suicide Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the neurodevelopmental outcome of children with spina bifida aperta (SBA) who were treated prenatally as compared to those treated postnatally. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the literature comparing neurological outcomes of prenatally and postnatally repaired spina bifida in Pubmed/MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science and Cochrane Library. We retrieved all randomized and non-randomized prospective controlled studies. The primary outcome assessed was neurodevelopmental impairment at the age of one year or later. The secondary outcomes were prematurity, the need for cereb...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
BBC Scotland meets the donors, the drivers and the babies benefitting at Scotland's only breast milk bank.
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Abstract INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, 37 million people are infected with HIV; more than 50% are women. Currently, MTCT (mother-to-child transmission) can be reduced to
Source: Zeitschrift fur Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Z Geburtshilfe Neonatol Source Type: research
An ephemeral organ, long dismissed merely as afterbirth, increasingly is viewed as critical to understanding the health and course of pregnancy.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Genetics and Heredity Preeclampsia Premature Babies National Institutes of Health Source Type: news
evar Progesterone is an important hormone responsible, among others, for maintaining pregnancy via inhibition of uterus muscles activity; thus, following its concentration levels in pregnant women is of immense importance in the endeavor to prevent premature birth. In this work, the nanostructured bismuth film electrode (nsBiFE) was studied for detection of progesterone in neutral medium. Due to the ability to accumulate progesterone at the nsBiFE, the adsorptive cathodic stripping voltammetry was beneficially exploited. The nsBiFE was prepared on the surface of a glassy carbon supporting electrode and several paramete...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Drinking caffeine during pregnancy may increase the risk a premature or low-weight birth, according to data published inThe American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.Daily Mail
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