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WATCH: Woman becomes sister's surrogate
Erin Silverman carried a baby for her sister, Randi Fishman, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 28. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Flu And Whooping Cough Vaccines In Pregnancy Safe For Babies 6 Months Later
The evidence continues to show that the flu and pertussis vaccines are safe for mothers to get during pregnancy both for them and for their babies. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Post-baby mesh implants cause pain, infection, and superbugs; patients becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics
(Natural News) Urogynecological surgical mesh implants are one of the most frequently implemented treatment options for post-childbirth incontinence and womb prolapse. In the United Kingdom alone, 10,000 women undergo the procedure every year. A good number of them have had no issue with mesh procedures, while many others have been less fortunate. Excruciating pain, repeated... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selling support services for seniors
Baby boomers deciding to age in place will find a robust market of services to support that lifestyle. The array of services spans industries including food, transportation, construction, social services, personal care, finance, consulting and medical. That list is likely to expand as others recognize the market ’s potential: 10,000 people turn 65 every day across the country. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Annemarie Franczyk Source Type: news

Health Tip: Make Sure Babies Eat Right
-- A baby's nutritional balance during the first 1,000 days of life is critical to lifelong mental health and development, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Sufficient amounts of key minerals, vitamins, proteins and certain fats during the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Make Sure Babies Eat Right
Title: Health Tip: Make Sure Babies Eat RightCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/23/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/23/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Philadelphia boy donates bone marrow to baby twin brothers
Four-year-old Michael Pownwall of Philadelphia is donating bone marrow to both of his twin brothers. The transplant will give the boys the immunity they were born without due to a rare genetic disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman becomes sister ’s surrogate after cancer diagnosis 
Erin Silverman, 35, of Potomac, Maryland, became a surrogate after her sister, Randi Fishman, 34, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Erin gave birth to her sister's baby in December. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental Rotavirus Vaccine More Effective When Started at Birth Experimental Rotavirus Vaccine More Effective When Started at Birth
An experimental oral rotavirus vaccine, when given at birth and in two subsequent doses, can reduce the rate of severe and potentially deadly diarrhea by 75%, according to new study conducted among Indonesian babies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: Breakable Baby Stent; First-Pass Thrombectomy
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - February 22, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Baby formula salmonella scandal in France exposes gaps in regulation and corporate responsibility
(Natural News) A baby formula scandal continues to rock France to its core: the French dairy group, Lactalis, has issued a worldwide recall of its powdered milk products due to some of them being contaminated with salmonella. At least 7,000 tons of Lactalis products have been pulled from over 80 countries across Europe, Asia, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a tight foreskin?
A tight foreskin is common in babies and young boys, and it can last into adulthood. We take a close look at types, causes, and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Men's Health Source Type: news

Security experts discover Mi-Cam baby cams can be hacked
Cybersecurity firm SEC Consult discovered that Mi-Cam's HD baby monitors, made by miSafes, have flaws (pictured) that allow for the 'hijacking of arbitrary video baby monitors.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why more women are having babies at 50 and beyond
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. is expecting her second child at age 49. She's among a growing number of women tackling motherhood in their fifties and breaking the mold. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Study links pollution from fracking to low birth weight babies
(Natural News) Fracking is a risky practice that is known to have a number of negative consequences. Now a new study conducted by a team of researchers from different universities adds yet another one to the list. Mothers who live near fracked natural gas wells are said to be more likely to give birth to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Larger Role for Midwives Could Improve Deficient U.S. Care for Mothers and Babies
Highlights a new study which found a correlation between the integration and acceptance of midwives into obstetrical care and improved maternal and infant outcomes and cost-effectiveness of care. Details the history of the United States' move away from midwifery as well as the growing acceptance of nurse-midwives and the impact they could potentially have in addressing racial health disparities and care shortages in rural and low-income communities. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 22, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Pregnant women with hypertension can safely monitor their blood pressure at home
(Wiley) A new Ultrasound in Obstetrics& Gynecology study provides evidence that pregnant women with hypertension can safely monitor their blood pressure at home instead of going into a hospital or clinic. This reduces the number of hospital visits without compromising their health of the health of their babies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Infants are able to learn abstract rules visually
(Northwestern University) Three-month-old babies cannot sit up or roll over, yet they are already capable of learning patterns from simply looking at the world around them, according to a recent Northwestern University study published in PLOS One. For the first time, the researchers show that 3- and 4-month-old infants can successfully detect visual patterns and generalize them to new sequences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Over-50s suffer in silence as 20 per cent live with crippling pain
MORE than two in five of Britain's baby boomers are living in crippling pain but the majority suffer in silence and put off seeking treatment, a new report shows today. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccinating pregnant women is safe for babies
New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found vaccinating pregnant women against the whooping cough and the flu won't put babies at risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PremieBreathe gives premature babies a better chance
Yale ’s Anjelica Gonzalez is leading a team to develop a low-cost respirator that delivers warmed, oxygenated air to infants with respiratory complications. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

German NnBU looks to fund newborn device dev with cryptocurrency offering
German medical device maker NnBU Holdings is looking to support the development of its device designed to improve outcomes for babies delivered by Caesarean-section through an unusual path – the company this week revealed plans to raise $18.5 million (EU €15 million) through an “Initial Coin Offering.” The NnBU device in development is designed to massage the torso of C-section newborns to stimulate the positive stresses of natural birth, and focuses light on the baby’s fontanel to create a “comfortable waking process for the newborn baby,” the company claims. The company said that ...
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Pediatrics nnbuholdings Source Type: news

Welsh baby will have legs amputated before first birthday
Freya Gibbs, from near Aberystwyth in Wales, suffers from bilateral tibial hemimelia, which means she was born without shin bones. Her only treatment available is a double amputation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Nothing was helping': U of C infant sleep study made big difference for Calgary mom
If you have a five-month-old baby, sleep might be a rare luxury in your home, and Rachel Farrar knows that all too well. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Vaccinating pregnant mothers is safe for babies
(Reuters Health) - Infants are much less likely to get influenza or whooping cough when their mothers were vaccinated against these infections during pregnancy, and a new study suggests this doesn ’t pose a safety risk for babies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

‘More to do’ on mother and baby nutrition in Scotland
There is still more work to do to encourage women in Scotland to improve their health before they become pregnant, a major report on maternal and infant nutrition has indicated. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Changing parents' behaviour using a psycho-educational film as a preventative measure to reduce the risk of non-accidental head injury - Coster D.
In 2012, the NSPCC began piloting a psycho-educational film that was designed to help all expectant and new parents cope with their babies' crying and reduce the incidence of non-accidental head injuries in infants in the UK. It was hypothesised that havin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Shaken baby syndrome prevention programme: a pilot study in Turkey - Ta şar MA, Dallar Bilge Y, Sahın F, Çamurdan A, Beyazova U, Polat S, Ilhan MN.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the training materials of a shaken baby syndrome (SBS) prevention programme produced in Western Sydney, Australia, when used with parents in Turkey, and to evaluate the best timing for this trai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Infant skull binding shaped identity, inequality in ancient Andes
(Cornell University) The idea of binding and reshaping a baby's head may make today's parents cringe, but for families in the Andes between 1100-1450, cranial modification was all the rage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Flu, Tdap Vax Safe for Babies 6 Months Later
(MedPage Today) -- No higher risk of infant hospitalization, death linked to vaccines in pregnancy (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The least and most dangerous countries to be a newborn
Every year around the world, about 2.6 million babies die within their first month of life -- and some countries see more of those tragic deaths than others. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Newborns Dying in West and Central Africa as World'Fails Poorest Babies'More Newborns Dying in West and Central Africa as World'Fails Poorest Babies '
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

More US Babies Dying of Suffocation, Often in Bed More US Babies Dying of Suffocation, Often in Bed
The number of babies dying of suffocation before their first birthday has been rising in recent years, driven at least in part by an increase in the number of parents sharing beds with their infants, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Preemies and Underweight Babies More Likely to Have Low IQs Preemies and Underweight Babies More Likely to Have Low IQs
Babies who are born much too soon or who arrive weighing too little may not score as high on intelligence tests during childhood as full-term infants, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Plunge for Post-Op Pain; Babies with Strokes; New Opioid Tx Guide
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Baby boom: Deliveries up as Greater Cincinnati hospital adds natural childbirth center
Deliveries at Atrium Medical Center increased by nearly 7 percent last year after the Warren County hospital opened a natural childbirth center. The Natural Beginnings Birth Center opened in December 2016 at the hospital in Middletown, and 72 women decided on natural birth there in 2017. That exceeded expectations, although the hospital had previously noted an increased demand for natural childbirth. Atrium logged 956 deliveries in 2017, including the 72 natural births. That total was up 6.7 percent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Iceland's proposed ban on male circumcision upsets Jews, Muslims
A proposed bill to ban non-medically required male circumcision on babies and children in Iceland is receiving backlash from religious communities. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World is failing newborns; UNICEF says global mortality rates remain ‘alarmingly high’
Newborns are dying at “alarmingly high” rates in countries that are poor, conflict-ridden or have weak institutions, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday in a new report, which reveals that babies born in these places are 50 times more likely to die in the first month of life than those born in some wealthier nations.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Flu Shot During Pregnancy Poses No Harm to Baby
A flu shot is recommended for every person older than 6 months in the United States, even though the CDC reported on Thursday that this year's vaccine is only 25 percent effective against H3N2 influenza, the cause of most illness so far this season. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alabama hospital unveils high-tech NICU beds
An Alabama hospital has unveiled new high-tech hospital beds for premature babies. Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Houston County now has several new Babyleo beds, according to the Dothan Eagle. The beds, which are the latest in incubator technology nationwide, ensure that the baby's body temperature is kept at an optimal level. The beds also provide space for medical profe ssionals to perform procedures on the child. Babyleo beds cost $40,000 each. Approximately $125,000 in funding came from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Hanno van der Bijl Source Type: news

Africa:More Newborns Dying in West and Central Africa As World 'Fails Poorest Babies'
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -More babies are dying each year in West and Central Africa even as child health improves overall, aid agencies said on Tuesday, calling the region's newborn death rate a "hidden tragedy". (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 20, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria 11th Worst Place to Be Born
[Daily Trust] The number of newborn babies dying each year remains "alarmingly high" around the world-and moreso in developing countries, the United Nations Children's Fund says in a new report Every Child Alive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 20, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Flu Shot During Pregnancy Poses No Harm to Baby
TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 -- There's some good news for expecting moms who are trying to weather a brutal flu season -- a new study shows that getting the flu vaccine during pregnancy causes no harm to newborns. Researchers reviewed records on more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

'We are unable to conduct safe obstetric care': Pregnant women urged to leave town to deliver
The closure of maternity wards in rural communities across Canada has forced some women to travel hundreds of kilometres and pay thousands of dollars to deliver their babies. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Complaint filed against Idaho senator who yelled at students
An ethics complaint has been filed against an Idaho state senator after a tweet from an account purported to be the Republican lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Unicef Ranks Nigeria 11th in Newborn Mortality, Says 37 Out of 1,000 Die
[This Day] The United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) has raised the alarm that global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the world's poorest countries with Nigeria ranked 11th. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mitsutoki Shigeta: 'Baby factory' dad wins paternity rights
The Japanese man can now pursue custody of 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Global Death of Newborn Babies Remains High - Report
[Daily Trust] Global deaths of newborn babies among the world poorest countries remain alarmingly high, a new report by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) revealed yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New structure discovered in human sperm tails
(University of Gothenburg) A highly effective tail is needed in order for a sperm to be able to swim, and for a baby to be conceived. By using cryo-electron tomography, researchers at the University of Gothenburg -- working in partnership with researchers in the USA -- have identified a completely new nanostructure inside sperm tails. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UK babies are more likely to die early than in Cuba
Figures from Unicef ranked the UK 30th out of 184 countries for lowest mortality rates within a month of birth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news