First level three NICU in Wales gains full ‘baby friendly’ accreditation

A hospital unit for premature babies needing the highest level of care has become the first in Wales to gain globally recognised accreditation after almost doubling breastfeeding rates.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news

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Recently, engineers in a variety of institutions have been making great progress in the field of flexible electronics. A variety of devices have been made, including completely flexible body-worn sensors. While a great deal of the components have ind...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Diagnostics Materials Medicine Sports Medicine Source Type: blogs
We examined how baseline differences in mothers’ substance use, depression, and demographic characteristics (household mobility, education, parity, and premature birth) moderated mothers’ and children’s intervention-related outcomes. Children born to mothers with past substance use histories benefited more from the intervention than children born to abstinent mothers (p 
Source: Prevention Science - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Discussion Maternal health care providers should always discuss the implications of prematurity at the time of the index premature delivery and again at the first prenatal visit of the subsequent pregnancy. Providers need to be prepared to employ various techniques for patient counseling and education. Small changes in office practice, like having fewer care providers involved in patient care or providing distractions for children, may make the difference between a patient who is open or closed to treatment options. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology Reports - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Preterm babies were more than 20 percent less likely to have had required shots by 19 months.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Premature Babies Babies and Infants Whooping Cough Tetanus Vaccination and Immunization Hepatitis Mumps Measles Source Type: news
Flexible body-worn sensors that conform to the skin have great potential for monitoring patient health, conducting long-term studies, and giving consumers a way to track their exercise and overall health. Although there have been flexible sticker-lik...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiology Diagnostics Geriatrics Medicine Sports Medicine Telemedicine Source Type: blogs
Pulmonary hypertension (PAH) among children and adults has been linked to premature birth, even after adjustments for known risk factors such as congenital heart disease and chronic lung disease. The aim of th...
Source: BMC Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Authors: Zhou M, Wang M, Li J, Luo X, Lei M Abstract The current study aimed to analyze the effects of thyroid diseases on pregnancy outcomes and investigate the effects of levothyroxine (L-T4) tablets in the treatment of hypothyroidism. The current study determined the prevalence of thyroid diseases using two diagnostic criteria, the prevalence of thyroid diseases among pregnant women recruited in 2010 and 2014 were initially determined by the 2011 Guidelines of the American Thyroid Association for the Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy and Postpartum (2011 ATA Guidelines). Subjects were ...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Abstract Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a prevalent hormonal disorder of premenopausal women worldwide and is characterized by reproductive, endocrine, and metabolic abnormalities. The clinical manifestations of PCOS include oligomenorrhea or amenorrhea, hyperandrogenism, ovarian polycystic changes, and infertility. Women with PCOS are at an increased risk of suffering from type 2 diabetes; me\tabolic syndrome; cardiovascular events, such as hypertension, dyslipidemia; gynecological diseases, including infertility, endometrial dysplasia, endometrial cancer, and ovarian malignant tumors; pregnancy complication...
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Biol Endocrinol Source Type: research
AbstractSexually transmitted infections (STIs) are at a record high in the United States, and STI risk is a critical and costly public health concern for childbearing women. STIs can lead to a number of serious health risks including premature birth, low birth weight, ectopic pregnancy, and fetal death. Similarly, there has been a dramatic increase in substance use during pregnancy, leading to complications during pregnancy and poorer birth outcomes. Women who misuse substances are disproportionately more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors that can result in STIs.
Source: Contemporary Clinical Trials - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Adults who were underweight or premature babies may be less likely to have romantic or sexual relations or become parents than their counterparts who were full-term infants, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news
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