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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AbstractYoung children (n = 7526) assessed within a statewide early intervention program between 2008 and 2015 were screened for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using the Baby and Infant Screen for Children with aUtIsm Traits- Part 1 (BISCUIT- Part 1). The relationship between premature birth, birth weight, and ASD scree ning outcome was examined using bivariate analyses and multivariate logistic regression analyses (adjusted for child’s gender, ethnicity, age at screening, and developmental delays). Results indicated that birth weight was a stronger predictor of screening outcome than premature birth, w...
Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) is the term used to describe developmental defects of the enamel of one or more first permanent molars with or without incisor effects. It is associated with increased dental treatment needs, especially when the case is severe, which includes post-eruptive breakdown, increased porosity, and the presence of caries, pulpal inflammation, and hypersensitivity or pain. MIH may be associated with prenatal exposures to risk factors such as maternal smoking or illness, perinantal exposures such as premature birth or low birth weight, postnatal exposures such as early childhood illness or unde...
Source: Dental Abstracts - Category: Dentistry Tags: The Big Picture Source Type: research
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Premature birth is a primary cause of infant mortality and its etiology varies in different countries. Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) is a common infectious agent transmitted through sexual contact. The purpose of th...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Policies regarding alcohol use during pregnancy continue to be enacted and debated in the United States. However, no study to date has examined whether these policies are related to birth outcomes, the outcomes they ultimately aim to improve. Here we assessed whether state-level policies targeting alcohol use during pregnancy are related to birth outcomes, which has not been done comprehensively before. METHODS: Secondary analyses of birth certificate data from N=148,048,208 United States singleton births between 1972-2013. Exposures were indicators of whether the following eight policies...
Source: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcohol Clin Exp Res Source Type: research
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 -- A number of infection control measures need to be taken when giving " kangaroo care " to premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit, researchers say. This approach -- which involves meaningful touch and skin-to-skin...
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A new online resource has been launched to support parents, relatives and health professionals in the wake of baby loss during mid pregnancy.
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Discussions for its replacement began about five years ago. The new unit will include 10 private…
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(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) Neonatal intensive care units increasingly encourage meaningful touch and skin-to-skin care -- aka 'kangaroo care' -- between parents and premature babies to aid the babies' development. But a Michigan children's hospital practicing skin-to-skin care noticed an unwanted side effect in 2016 -- a spike in Staphylococcus aureus (SA) infections among newborns.
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(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that pregnancies in women with rheumatoid arthritis are associated with premature delivery and low birth weight.
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