Music a boon to premature babies' health?

Despite recent studies touting benefits, many insurers won't pay for music therapy because of doubts it results in lasting medical improvements
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Authors: Mohd Khair SZN, Ismail AS, Embong Z, Mohamed Yusoff AA Abstract Purpose: To determine the mutational analyses of familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR)-causing genes in Malay patients with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) to obtain preliminary data for gene alterations in the Malay community. Methods: A comparative cross-sectional study involving 86 Malay premature babies (ROP = 41 and non-ROP = 45) was performed from September 2012 to December 2014. Mutation analyses in (FEVR)-causing genes (NDP, FZD4, LRP5, and TSPAN12) were performed using DNA from premature babies using polymerase chain reacti...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research
This article reports on a mixed-methods study that explored the information and support needed by and available to parents following preterm birth in England and the effect of this on their emotional well-being. The findings suggest that support systems do not always provide timely or helpful emotional or practical support to parents, and this has the potential to place additional stress on family interactional patterns, especially where parents were unprepared for the possibility of preterm birth.
Source: Infants and Young Children - Category: Child Development Tags: Original Research/Study Source Type: research
Nature is an important aspect of our daily lives that is too often taken for granted. Now, in our technologically-driven society, we are often shut away from nature, and the times that we are out in nature, we are unable to appreciate it in its entire splendor. It is hard to truly separate yourself from the rest of the world, considering we are always “on”, but the effects of doing so prove beneficial to your general well-being and emotional clarity. “[We] are all a part of nature. We are born in nature; our bodies are formed of nature; we live by the rules of nature,” writes Wesley P. Sc...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Brain and Behavior Depression General Research Sunlight Vitamin D Source Type: blogs
AbstractIn nearly 50% of patients with drug-induced liver injury, the bile flow is impaired known as cholestasis. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is the most common liver disease that happens in pregnancy. Some of the clinical symptoms include pruritus, dark urine, and abnormal liver function tests. A rise of serum bile acids is the most accurate diagnostic evidence. ICP may lead to premature birth, fetal distress, and even postpartum hemorrhage or stillbirth in some severe cases. Higher bile acid levels (>  40 μmol/L) are associated with higher rates of adverse fetal outcomes. Due to the mult...
Source: Interdisciplinary Sciences, Computational Life Sciences - Category: Bioinformatics Source Type: research
Conclusions: In our study cohort, risk factors for PTB were PPROM, CMS, and placental abruption, whereas surgery duration did not influence outcome. We conclude that the surgery technique should aim to minimize CMS and amniotic fluid leakage.Fetal Diagn Ther
Source: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research
WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 -- Shhhhh. Preterm infants can benefit from quiet times in hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), a new study says. High noise levels are known to harm health, and infants in NICUs are especially vulnerable, so some...
Source: - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
A new study, led by the University of California San Francisco, has found that alcohol and pregnancy policies result in more premature births as well as babies born with low-birth weights.
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Prematurity is associated with a greater risk of developing chronic kidney disease into mid-adulthood, and preventive action is needed for all babies born earlier than full term.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news
Astarte Medical is working to protect the lives of newborns much like the goddess its name is derived from. The Yardley, PA-based company is focused specifically on premature babies and hopes to improve their health outcomes through the use of artificial intelligence and electronic health records. On Tuesday, executives from Astarte Medical spoke with MD+DI about the company’s mission and the $5 million raised during a series A financing. The company was founded in April of 2016 by venture capitalists and serial entrepreneurs Tracy Warren and Tammi Jantzen, Together, they are applying their expertise and ...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Source Type: news
(Natural News) At the very same time that Leftist Democrats are foaming at the mouth with excitement over their newfound “freedom” to murder innocent human life even after birth, a couple from the United Kingdom is celebrating the recent birth of their extremely premature baby girl Isabella, who miraculously survived the birthing process and is...
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