Abbott Finally Pulls the Trigger on Cephea Acquisition
It was only a matter of time before Abbott Laboratories exercised its option to acquire Cephea Valve Technologies, a company it first invested in back in 2015. The Abbott Park, IL-based company announced on Wednesday it would acquire the mitral valve maker for an undisclosed sum. Cephea's technology is being developed to provide an option for people whose diseased mitral valves need to be replaced. The artificial valve is designed to be delivered through a vein in the leg, forgoing the need for open-heart surgery. Replacement of the diseased mitral valve restores normal blood flow through the heart. "The acquisition o...
Source: MDDI - January 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Business Source Type: news

Third party to run center where comatose woman had baby
An Arizona care facility where a woman in a vegetative state was raped and then gave birth must relinquish control to an outside party (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pro-abortion speech is HATE speech against babies, yet it's never banned by the same tech giants that claim criticism of abortion is "hate"
(Natural News) When you really stop to think about it, abortion at its core represents everything that liberals claim to oppose: primarily hatred and violence against innocent human life. But talking about abortion in anything other than positive terms has become a taboo subject on social media, where opposing this gruesome act can actually get... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 120,000 babies and young children in England don't have a GP
Figures from NHS Digital and the Office for National Statistics have suggested nearly four per cent of under-fives are not registered with a GP and their health could be at risk as a result. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stop the Burn and Churn of Turnover and Burnout Through Resiliency Science
Several years ago, while sitting in a critical incident debriefing, I noted how little was understood about the impact of high-intensive exposure to the complexity of humanity. The incident debrief concerned a murder of one individual for their unborn baby. Both mother and infant died from the action of another. As the healthcare responders, we were dealing with the high emotional load of what we saw and how it impacted us. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of the word “resilience” is: “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness … the ability of a substanc...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ Tags: Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Stop the Burn and Churn of Turnover and Burnout Through Resiliency Science
Several years ago, while sitting in a critical incident debriefing, I noted how little was understood about the impact of high-intensive exposure to the complexity of humanity. The incident debrief concerned a murder of one individual for their unborn baby. Both mother and infant died from the action of another. As the healthcare responders, we were dealing with the high emotional load of what we saw and how it impacted us. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of the word “resilience” is: “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness … the ability of a substanc...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ Tags: Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Studies link cell phone radiation to health issues in children and unborn babies
(Natural News) The use of smartphones and other wireless devices is now woven into the fabric of modern society. Just as it would have been virtually unimaginable for a family not to have a landline telephone in their home 30 years ago, it is now the accepted norm that virtually everyone in the family has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA: Infection as a Baby Led to Heart Valve Surgery for Teen
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- In middle school, Prince Pratt used to get short of breath walking between classes, walking up the stairs or when exercising. And he was gaining weight. His father, Reggie, simply thought his... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

WATCH: Baby hears sister's voice for first time and can't stop laughing
Adorable baby girl can't hide her happiness at hearing her sister's voice clearly for the first time after getting fitted with hearing aids. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Africa: Huge Disparities in C-Sections Highlights Inequalities in Healthcare
[The Conversation Africa] When pregnancy or childbirth go wrong, access to Caesarean section - usually known as C-section - can be the difference between life and death for both the woman and her baby. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Baby gets hearing aids, can't stop giggling
The baby's infectious laughter has melted hearts across the country (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Abbott's Amplatzer PDA Occluder for Preemies FDA Approves Abbott's Amplatzer PDA Occluder for Preemies
The pea-sized device is the first approved to treat patent ductus arteriosus in premature babies weighing as little as two pounds.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA approves new closure device for heart defect in premature babies
One out of 10 of all babies are born premature. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Baby boomers and booze: we should be worried about how older Australians are drinking - Roche AM, Kostadinov V.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

According to the deranged Left, talking about wanting to kill your unborn baby isn't "Hate Speech" ... it's LOVE
(Natural News) As health conscious consumers, avid readers of Natural News are always looking for new ways to improve our lifestyle, extend our longevity, and eliminate toxins from our daily intake. It’s all part of the bigger picture, where we don’t want to get the wool pulled over our eyes, or our rights as Americans taken away,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British IVF clinics are helping women have babies at 55 because there is no legal age limit
Elizabeth Adeney, a managing director, became Britain's oldest mother in 2009 after giving birth to her son aged 66 having received fertility treatment in Ukraine using donor egg and sperm. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family bids to get premature baby home to Wales from Vietnam
The mother of a baby girl born at 27 weeks says coming home is "the only thing keeping me going". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China hit with fresh vaccination scandal
Health officials in China announced this week that they are investigating why 145 babies were given expired polio vaccines earlier this month. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - January 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves Abbott & #039;s Device for Treating Premies with an Opening in Their Hearts
Born at 27 weeks, twin babies Irie and Judah Felkner of Columbus, Ohio, were both fighting for their lives in the neonatal intensive care unit when an echocardiogram revealed Irie had a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) that required immediate treatment. "The doctor thought Abbott's Amplatzer Piccolo device was the best solution for Irie, and after learning more about the procedure we decided to move forward," said Crissa Felkner, Irie's mother. "You have to live it to fully appreciate what that device did for our daughter. Three days after the procedure, she was making great progress and is now a normal toddle...
Source: MDDI - January 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Healthy babies' gut bacteria prevent common food allergy
Transplanting intestinal bacteria from healthy human babies into germ-free mice prevented the animals from having allergic reactions to cow's milk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Mom-to-Be's Flu Can Harm Her Unborn Baby
When a mom-to-be gets the flu, she can be so sick she needs to be admitted to a hospital's intensive care unit. And new research finds her baby then runs the risk of being born preterm, underweight and with a low "Apgar score" -- a gauge of an infant's overall health. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Devastating Surge in Congenital Syphilis: How Can We Stop It? A Devastating Surge in Congenital Syphilis: How Can We Stop It?
Screening and treatment are effective ways to protect mothers and babies from the rising tide of syphilis. Arm yourself with the latest knowledge.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Abbott wins FDA approval for Amplatzer Piccolo occluder for neonates
The FDA granted pre-market approval for the Amplatzer Piccolo occluder made by Abbott (NYSE:ABT) to treat a congenital heart defect in neonatal infants as small as two pounds, the company said today. The Chicago-area healthcare giant said Amplatzer Piccolo is a transcatheter, self-expanding, wire mesh device that’s inserted via the aortic or pulmonary artery to close a hole in the heart known as patent ductus arteriosus. “Piccolo is a critical advancement in the standard of care for the most vulnerable of premature babies who may not be able to undergo surgery to repair their hearts,” structural...
Source: Mass Device - January 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Implants Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pediatrics Abbott Source Type: news

FDA Approves World's First Device for Treatment of Premature Babies and Newborns with an Opening in Their Hearts (a Common Congenital Defect)
- First and only minimally invasive, transcatheter treatment specifically approved for premature babies with a patent ductus, a life-threatening opening in their heart (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - January 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

With Experienced Baby Boomers Retiring in Ever-Larger Numbers, Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups Use New Methods to Improve Productivity, Reduce Costs
All labs face the challenge of coping with shrinking budgets and staffing shortages, which is why coaching, management observation, and continuous improvement initiatives are proving helpful to medical laboratories It’s the biggest generational shift since baby boomers began working in clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups. Across the nation, labs are watching their most experienced […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 14, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Accumen anatomic pathology Source Type: news

Personal Health: A Device That Gives Parents of Stillborn Babies Time to Say Goodbye
The CuddleCot helps preserve the body of a deceased newborn for days, allowing parents to hold them and take pictures. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Babies and Infants Stillbirth Infant Mortality Hospitals Parenting Pregnancy and Childbirth Depression (Mental) Source Type: news

The Checkup: Taking the Pain Out of Children ’ s Shots
Pediatric pain specialists believe that reducing the pain associated with needles can lead to better health care. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Babies and Infants Parenting Vaccination and Immunization Hospitals Anesthesia and Anesthetics Pain Source Type: news

'GMA' Train My Way: Coming back from having a baby
Yoga instructor Heidi Kristoffer, a mom of three, shares tips for new moms. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

British IVF clinics are helping women have babies at 60 because there is no legal age limit
Elizabeth Adeney, a managing director, became Britain's oldest mother in 2009 after giving birth to her son aged 66 having received fertility treatment in Ukraine using donor egg and sperm. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Back from baby: Here's your at-home workout
Abs are the focus of this workout from Heidi Kristoffer, the creator of CrossFlowX and a mother of three. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

WATCH: 'GMA' Train My Way: Coming back from having a baby
Yoga instructor Heidi Kristoffer, a mom of three, shares tips for new moms. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Baby Steps Head Off a Fussy Eater
MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 -- Getting kids to try new foods can become a daily showdown. One promising approach: expose babies early on to varied tastes and textures. Researchers in Brisbane, Australia, found that food experiences when just 14 months old... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Baby Steps Head Off a Fussy Eater
Title: Baby Steps Head Off a Fussy EaterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - January 14, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Epigenetic change causes fruit fly babies to inherit diet-induced heart disease
(Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified an epigenetic marker and two genes that caused heart failure in the children and grandchildren of fruit flies with high-fat-diet-induced heart dysfunction. Reversing the epigenetic modification or over-expressing the two genes protected subsequent generations from the negative heart effects of their parents' diet. The study was published in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medically assisted reproduction does not raise risk of preterm birth and low birth weight
(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) Study shows that couples can decide about using medically assisted reproduction free from concerns about increasing the health risks to their baby. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Intersex surgeries: Is it right to assign sex to a baby?
Attitudes are changing to the medical practice, with some calling them limiting and unnecessary. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Potential Complications of Large for Gestational Birthweight?
Discussion Infant size at birth is determined mainly by genetics, but also pregnancy and environmental factors. Large for gestational age (LGA) is defined as a mean weight> 2 standard deviations above the weight for gestational age or above the 90th percentile on growth charts (or ~4000 g on WHO growth charts). Macrosomia is a term used for a term infant who is> 4000g. Risk factors for LGA infants includes: Male infant Maternal Genetic disposition Hispanic ethnicity Diabetic Multiparity or grand parity Obesity History of previous LGA infant Prenatal ultrasound is very helpful for antenatal management. First tri...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 14, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Baby nearly dies in Sherbrooke hospital due to accidental fentanyl overdose
Zabryna Delaney says her two-month-old daughter was given three times the necessary dose of a powerful painkiller at a hospital in Sherbrooke. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Bombshell report shows Johnson Johnson talc baby powder products are contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos – and the company has known for nearly 50 years
(Natural News) Johnson & Johnson (J&J), an iconic household name in the United States, is facing a multitude of lawsuits after it was revealed that the company’s talc baby powder products are contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos – a fact that the company has known about since at least the early 1970s, it turns out. Internal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Center where comatose woman had baby faced criminal probe
State regulators reportedly wanted to remove developmentally disabled patients from a Phoenix long-term care facility years before a woman in a vegetative state gave birth (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Report: Center where comatose woman had baby probed in 2016
State regulators reportedly wanted to remove developmentally disabled patients from a Phoenix long-term care facility years before a woman in a vegetative state gave birth (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why no woman should wait until her 40s to have a baby - by a mum who's just had one at 44  
TESSA DUNLOP said the warnings began soon after she had my first child, Mara. People had started making comments like: ‘You’d better get going again, unless you want Mara to be an only child.’ (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘We had no idea she was pregnant’: 911 call details woman giving birth in vegetative state
The baby was not breathing and turning blue, the nurse told the 911 dispatcher. "We are not prepared for this." (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cleve R. Wootson Jr. Source Type: news

911 audio shows shock, panic after comatose woman gave birth
Dramatic 911 audio shows panicking staff members at a long-term care facility scrambled to save a baby born to an Arizona woman in a vegetative state amid their shock to learn she was pregnant (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

$3.4 Million Medicaid Fraud Inquiry Hovers Over Nursing Home Where Comatose Woman Was Raped and Had Baby
The operator of the nursing home, Hacienda HealthCare, has been locked in a legal battle with a state health agency, refusing to turn over financial records. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW HAAG Tags: Maricopa County (Ariz) Hacienda HealthCare Medicaid Frauds and Swindling Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Abuse of the Disabled Sex Crimes Nursing Homes Source Type: news

911 audio shows shock, panic after comatose woman gave birth
Dramatic 911 audio shows panicking staff members at a long-term care facility scrambled to save a baby born to an Arizona woman in a vegetative state amid their shock to learn she was pregnant (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

"Neglected moms" - the implications of emotional neglect in childhood for the transition to motherhood - Talmon A, Horovitz M, Shabat N, Haramati OS, Ginzburg K.
BACKGROUND: The transition to motherhood involves many challenges that require adjustment; included among them are adapting to body changes, forging a maternal identity, and attaching to the baby. Although these tasks may not be easy for any women, those w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

From a $300 breast massager to a pregnancy band: The future of parenting revealed at CES
The Las Vegas CES show's growing 'family tech' sector encompasses products that range from artificially intelligent toys and baby monitors to internet-connected breast pumps. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assistant manager carried a baby who was was destined to die so her organs could be donated  
Krysta Davis, 23, and her partner  Derek Lovett, 26, of Cleveland, Tennessee, were told 18 weeks into her pregnancy that the baby was suffering from the severe birth defect anencephaly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news