Newborn syphilis cases in U.S. reach 20 year high
The number of babies born with the disease has more than doubled since 2013 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis cases in newborn babies reach 20-year high, CDC says
Congenital syphilis cases -- when a mother passes syphilis onto her baby during pregnancy or delivery -- have more than doubled in the United States since 2013, according to an report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest Thing Millennials Are Being Blamed for Killing? Divorce
(Bloomberg) — Americans under the age of 45 have found a novel way to rebel against their elders: They’re staying married. New data show younger couples are approaching relationships very differently from baby boomers, who married young, divorced, remarried and so on. Generation X and especially millennials are being pickier about who they marry, tying the knot at older ages when education, careers and finances are on track. The result is a U.S. divorce rate that dropped 18 percent from 2008 to 2016, according to an analysis by University of Maryland sociology professor Philip Cohen. Demographers already knew t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ben Steverman / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized onetime relationships Source Type: news

Should You Give Birth at a Birth Center?
For uncomplicated pregnancies, they offer an alternative to the typically expensive and intervention-heavy maternity care system. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALICE CALLAHAN Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Midwives and Doulas Babies and Infants Source Type: news

Parents who spent three years trying for a baby will likely outlive their one-year-old son
Charlie Walton, one, from Cheshire has a rare genetic condition called MECP2 Duplication Syndrome which means his development is severely delayed and he is nearly a year behind. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding better for babies' weight gain than pumping
Research has already shown a link between breastfeeding and lower obesity risk for babies. But a new study finds another association: "Breast is best" for them even compared with giving babies breast milk out of the bottle. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Additional benefits of breastfeeding: Reducing risk of SIDS by half and better bonding with mother
(Natural News) Breastfeeding has many benefits, and breast milk contains antibodies that can help infants fight off viruses and bacteria. A recent study has also determined that breastfeeding for at least two months can decrease a baby’s risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) by at least 50 percent. According to the study, mothers do... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Midwife never delivered a baby ...as she couldn’t speak English!
A POLISH woman was trained as a midwife by the NHS but never delivered a single baby – after bosses realised she could barely understand English. Barbara Fall, 35, has now been suspended to protect mothers and babies from a “real risk of harm” in what has been branded a “colossal waste of taxpayers’ money”. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom's Past Trauma, Altered Stress Response Tied to Low Birthweight in Boys Mom's Past Trauma, Altered Stress Response Tied to Low Birthweight in Boys
Women who have experienced traumatic stress in their lifetime and have an altered stress response are at increased risk of delivering a low-birthweight baby, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Bill Gates Talks to TIME About a Coming ‘Third Wave’ of Development in Africa
There’s a very big difference between simple and easy—especially when it comes to global health. It’s simple to eradicate polio—just get all children are vaccinated. It’s simple to reduce nighttime malaria infections—make sure everyone in malaria-endemic areas sleeps under a bed net. But none of that is easy. The tension between simple and easy is at play when it comes to eradicating poverty in the developing world too, as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation makes clear in its second annual Goalkeepers Data Report. In a conversation with TIME, Bill Gates points to two recent waves of...
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Breast milk helps premature babies´ brain development,...
Edinburgh University researchers analysed MRI scans of nearly 50 premature babies. The babies had all been born before 33 weeks gestation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arkansas EMT Remembered for Life of Love and Service
  LITTLE ROCK, Ark (Fox16) -- An Air Force Veteran turned first responder died in a car accident earlier this week. Justin Lambert, 30, leaves behind a wife, baby girl who turns one in October and a band of brothers. "Like our moral compass, he was the gravity that held us all together." Phillips said. A strong bond Justin and Cheyenne Phillips had for 15 years. "He was just that guy that made everybody better just for even knowing him," Phillips said. After leaving the Air Force, Justin became EMT certified and began working for both MEMS and LifeNet this summer. (Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership)
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Rebecca Jeffrey (Fox16) Tags: News News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Arkansas EMT Remembered for Life of Love and Service
  LITTLE ROCK, Ark (Fox16) -- An Air Force Veteran turned first responder died in a car accident earlier this week. Justin Lambert, 30, leaves behind a wife, baby girl who turns one in October and a band of brothers. "Like our moral compass, he was the gravity that held us all together." Phillips said. A strong bond Justin and Cheyenne Phillips had for 15 years. "He was just that guy that made everybody better just for even knowing him," Phillips said. After leaving the Air Force, Justin became EMT certified and began working for both MEMS and LifeNet this summer. (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergenc...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Rebecca Jeffrey (Fox16) Tags: News News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Solving the genome puzzle
With advances in gene technology helping to diagnose very rare diseases, has the new era of personalised medicine finally arrived?Evie Walker sits on her mother ’s lap, playing a game she never grows tired of: turning her mother’s hand over and over, stroking and examining it. When she takes a break and looks around, it is with the open-mouthed look of curiosity and awe that you see in many infants. Evie’s vocabulary currently consists of a repertoire of squawks and “mmm” sounds. In the past few months, she has begun to stand unaided for short periods – even taking a few steps in her wal...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Genetics Health Society Politics Children Cancer Cancer research Medical research Science Biology Source Type: news

Breast milk may be best for premature babies' brain development
(University of Edinburgh) Babies born before their due date show better brain development when fed breast milk rather than formula, a study from the University of Edinburgh has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Amino acid found to improve birth outcomes for women with malaria during pregnancy
(Natural News) Pregnancy is a crucial part of a woman’s life. It’s the stage where she nurture a new life whose every breath depends on her. Lucky is the woman who breezes through the nine months of her pregnancy and can look forward to a safe delivery and a healthy baby. Others, however, catch diseases... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Context before vocabulary: New research shows babies as young as 6 months use it to integrate learning
(Natural News) Babies are naturally curious, and their drive to explore the world around them can help them become fast learners. A recent study has even discovered that infants as young as six months old can read contextual clues to find faces. Researchers have confirmed that despite being unable to verbally communicate, babies can still... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why is IVF so popular in Denmark?
It has the biggest proportion of babies born through assisted reproductive technology in the world. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating Fish During Pregnancy May Improve Baby ’ s Eyesight
BOSTON (CBS) – Pregnant women may be able to optimize their baby’s eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy. Researchers studied 56 mothers and their children in Finland and found that infants whose mothers ate fish three or more times a week during the last trimester did better on vision tests than those whose mothers ate little or no fish. Fish contain fatty acids, which are critical for nerve cells involved in eyesight and help brain cells communicate with one another. Pregnant women are currently advised to eat some fish but are also told to avoid fish that are high i...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Eyesight Source Type: news

Opioids Driving U.S. Life Expectancy Decline: CDC
Babies now can expect to live 78.6 years on average, based on 2016 data that's the most recent, according to NCHS researchers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer survivor has welcomed his 'miracle' baby
Simon Thompson, 32, from Kent, was rushed to hospital when a 'dental abscess' failed to improve despite antibiotics. He was later diagnosed with advanced Non Hodgkin's lymphoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Diaper Rash
-- It's every parent's nightmare -- diaper rash that causes itchy bumps, scaly skin and lots of discomfort for your baby. The Nemours Foundation says you can help prevent diaper rash by keeping the infant's skin dry and clean. If your child develops... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fish-rich diets may boost babies' brain development
(Springer) Women could enhance the development of their unborn child's eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy. This is the suggestion from a small-scale study led by Kirsi Laitinen of the University of Turku and Turku University Hospital in Finland, in the Springer Nature-branded journal Pediatric Research. The research supports previous findings that show how important a prospective mother's diet and lifestyle choices are for the development of her baby. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Too much gluten while pregnant linked to increased diabetes risk for baby
Experts warn against switching to a gluten-free diet because that may reduce intake of fibre, iron and B-vitaminsEating a high gluten diet when pregnant appears to be linked to an increased risk of having a child who develops type 1 diabetes, new research suggests, although experts say expectant mothers shouldn ’t rush to ditch bread and pasta.While studies in rodents have suggested there a possible link between low gluten consumption in mothers and a lower incidence of type 1 diabetes in offspring, no such link has previously been found in humans.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Pregnancy Diabetes Science Health & wellbeing Life and style Medical research Food Source Type: news

Gluten in Pregnancy Tied to Baby's Type 1 Diabetes
There's already a known link between celiac disease and type 1 diabetes -- approximately 10 percent of people with type 1 diabetes also have celiac disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccination coverage is falling
Figures published by NHS Digital show that coverage for nine of the 12 routine vaccinations for babies and young children is falling. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mom-to-Be's High-Gluten Diet Linked to Type 1 Diabetes in Baby
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- If a pregnant woman eats a lot of high-gluten foods, the odds that her child will have type 1 diabetes rise significantly, new research suggests. In the study, pregnant women who had the highest consumption of gluten had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Youngest child to receive a rare heart-lung transplant returns home
Almost exactly a year ago, Tiffany and Chuck Palmer were told to expect a stillborn baby. Now, their son is eight months, after getting both his heart and lungs replaced. And he is home in Kansas City. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do IVF And Other Infertility Tech Lead To Health Risks For The Baby? Maybe
A small study of teens who were conceived via assisted reproductive technology finds a significant number already have hypertension and premature "age-related changes" in their blood vessels.(Image credit: Steve Debenport/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mara Gordon Source Type: news

Shropshire hospitals baby deaths review cases rise to over 100
Baby and mother deaths, as well as birth injuries, are being reviewed at hospitals in Shropshire. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby-boomers expect kids to care for them when they're sick
(Reuters Health) - Three in four baby-boomers with children expect one of their kids to help care for them when their health fails in old age and they don't have a spouse who can do this, a UK study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Grieving mother went through 33 hours of labour to donate her dead baby's body to science
Kanokrat Suebsakwong heard medical students discussing her dead unborn baby's missing arms and internal organs while it was still inside her womb at a hospital in Chiang Mai in Thailand. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:Mother, Baby Die Due to Doctor's Negligence
[Monitor] Abim -An expectant mother on Monday died while trying to deliver on her own at Abim District hospital in what the hospital administration has admitted as negligence by a doctor at the health facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Doctors Deny Wrongdoing After Dead Babies Stuffed in Boxes, Plastic Bags
[Deutsche Welle] The dead babies were discovered when Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko made a surprise visit to a maternity hospital. Health officials say the babies were stored in boxes because the hospital does not have a mortuary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Daily aspirin found to be useless for senior citizens... offers "no benefit" but imparts new risks
(Natural News) You’ve probably heard that an aspirin a day keeps the doctor away, and although this saying might have a nice ring to it, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that it doesn’t have a lot of truth behind it. While taking a daily baby aspirin might be good... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cholera Outbreak in Harare Is Govt's Baby
[New Zimbabwe] Harare has been hit by a deadly cholera outbreak, the death toll has surpassed 30 with over 5000 cases reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Contradictions - Was Sonko Misled on Pumwani Dead Babies Saga?
[Nairobi News] Questions have arisen on whether Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko could have over-reacted when he interdicted several Pumwani Maternity officials, for what he termed as negligence, when he found the bodies of 11 newborns at the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Premature brains develop differently in boys and girls
(Springer) Brains of baby boys born prematurely are affected differently and more severely than premature infant girls' brains. This is according to a study published in the Springer Nature-branded journal Pediatric Research. Lead authors Amanda Benavides and Peg Nopoulos of the University of Iowa in the US used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans as part of an ongoing study on premature babies to examine how the brains of baby boys and girls changed and developed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Many Babies Still Being Injured in Infant Walkers Many Babies Still Being Injured in Infant Walkers
Babies in the U.S. are being injured in infant walkers at a rate of more than five per day, a new study finds. While the number of injuries has dropped significantly over the last three decades, there are still far too many, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Decades later, man meets the UCLA doctor who saved his life
It ’s 1970 and 10-month-old Maurice Elias lay in a hospital bed in the pediatric intensive care unit dangerously malnourished, at just 14 pounds, and with a severe infection in his mouth. The antibiotics that doctors at UCLA had been using to treat Maurice, who had been born without a functional immu ne system, were no longer working.The only way Maurice was going to survive was a bone marrow transplant.“If we couldn't find a way to give Maurice a working immune system, he was going to die. And the only way to do so was with a risky transplant that could be fatal, too,” said Dr. Richard Stiehm, the UCLA d...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Childhood vaccine uptake slumps in England
MMR coverage at lowest level since 2011 Related items fromOnMedica Rapid rise in flu consultations putting strain on GPs Easter travellers warned over Europe measles outbreak Public Health Wales renews call for parents to take children for MMR jab GPs in catch-up campaign to target a million children with MMR Measles immunity fades sooner in babies of vaccinated mothers (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Air pollutants found in mothers' placentas, new study finds
Scientists warn that soot from polluted air is reaching the placenta of pregnant women ​, and could possibly harm the health of unborn babies (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Introducing your baby to solid food… and neurotoxins: Elevated levels of mercury found in infant rice cereal
(Natural News) One of the biggest problems our planet is facing is the prevalence of heavy metals in the environment. Mercury, in particular, is not only ubiquitous, but it’s also found in places people are least likely to look. That is what researchers from the U.S. and China found out in their study published in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

France's Lactalis gets go-ahead to reopen plant after tainted milk scandal
French authorities have given dairy giant Lactalis permission to resume selling baby milk from a factory that was closed after salmonella-contaminated milk produced there infected dozens of babies, the government said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Different baby positions during pregnancy: What to know
During pregnancy, the fetus changes position often, but some positions are safer than others just before childbirth. In this article, learn about baby positions in the womb, including anterior, posterior, transverse lie, and three types of breech position. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Stress and trauma may affect baby birth weights
Male babies born from women who were exposed to stress may be born smaller, according to research published in theJournal of Pediatrics. MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Ultra runner Sophie Power on breastfeeding during a 103-mile race
An ultra runner mother on why she breastfed her baby during a 103-mile marathon race. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother who put off cancer treatment to have baby is told 'your choices killed your daughter'
Heidi Loughlin, 36, of Bristol, has revealed online abuse she has suffered from a troll who targeted her for putting off cancer treatment while pregnant with her third child. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

12 dead babies found stuffed in boxes and plastic bags in a Kenyan hospital
The governor of Nairobi has ordered an investigation after he made a surprise visit to a hospital in the Kenyan capital and found the bodies of 12 babies stuffed in boxes and plastic bags (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news