10 ways to cope with colic
IT ’S KNOWN as the “witching hour” and any parent who has had the misfortune to have a “colicky” baby comes to dread the early evening because that’s when it tends to strike. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Alternative To Foster Care For Babies Born To Opioid-Addicted Moms
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Source: NPR Health and Science - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rhitu Chatterjee Source Type: news

Many Doctors Give Morphine to Babies Born With Opioid Addiction. A New Study Suggests There ’s a Better Way
As the opioid crisis continues, an estimated one baby is born every 20 minutes to a mother who is addicted to the painkilling drugs. But doctors have few proven ways to treat those infants who become dependent on opioids in utero and are born in withdrawal from the drugs. “Despite the fact that we have seen increases in NAS in recent years, there is still significant uncertainty about who to treat, when to treat and what agents to use,” says Dr. Jonathan Davis, vice chair of pediatrics at Tufts Medical Center. “And then there are questions about how fast to increase the dose, and how fast to take the babi...
Source: TIME: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Roche SMA drug shines in study as costly new therapies advance
ZURICH (Reuters) - A drug being co-developed by Roche to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) helped improve development scores in babies with the genetic disease, a study released on Monday showed, as the race heats up for therapies destined to be among the drug industry's most expensive. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mom's Voice: The Sleep Secret for Babies in Intensive Care
MONDAY, June 18, 2018 -- The soothing sound of their mother's voice may help improve sleep for babies in hospital neonatal intensive care units, researchers say. This section of the hospital, called the NICU, provides around-the-clock care to sick... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fertility Struggles More Open – and Shared on Social Media
By Michelle Catenacci, M.DCHICAGO, Jun 18 2018 (IPS)Fertility health is an incredibly personal – and often vulnerable – topic. Fertility, infertility, and fertility preservation have gained increased public interest over the past few years. Infertility is formally defined as the inability to achieve pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 12% of women aged 15 to 44 in the United States have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. Even though a significant proportion of the population suffers from th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Michelle Catenacci Tags: Aid Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Couple re-mortgaged their home to raise £50k for failed rounds of IVF
Kim Watkinson, 47, and her husband Graham, 48, of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, started trying for a baby a year after meeting in 2005. They welcomed their daughters in 2016. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Mother, Baby Stranded in Luth Over N306,200 Bill
[Vanguard] A MOTHER, Mrs. Esther Akinola and her baby are currently stranded at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, over inability to settle a N306,200 bill. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 18, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Couple re-mortgaged their home to raise £50k for four failed rounds of IVF
Kim Watkinson, 47, and her husband Graham, 48, of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, started trying for a baby a year after meeting in 2005. They welcomed their daughters in 2016. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Checkup: The Benefits of ‘ Tummy Time ’
Positioning babies on their stomachs helps prevent flattening of the head and strengthens neck, trunk and shoulder muscles, as well as hands. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Babies and Infants Child Car Seats Baby Carriages, Strollers and Carriers Parenting Children and Childhood Muscles Neck Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Source Type: news

Health Tip: Soothing Baby During Teething
-- Teething is a normal part of an infant's life, but it doesn't come without some pain and discomfort. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions against applying medication directly to the gums. Products such as the numbing agent benzocaine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Soothing Baby During Teething
Title: Health Tip: Soothing Baby During TeethingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 18, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Can The Art of Baby Making author Gerad Kite tackle plunging male fertility?
Fertility expert Gerad Kite counts Chris Evans among his clients and is recommended by Fearne Cotton - but can he help stop fertility plunging across the UK? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Family in Transition
Two fathers and the baby girl they never expected. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACKIE MOLLOY and DENISE GRADY Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Parenting Transgender and Transsexuals Source Type: news

Learn About Civil Rights and Baby Boomer History
Celebrate the past and explore the future. ... Events and History, your source for nostalgia, interviews with newsmakers, 'History in 5 Minutes' and learn more about JFK, MLK and the baby boomer ge... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rapid Genetic Test May Prevent Abx-Linked Hearing Loss in Babies
(MedPage Today) -- For newborns with sepsis,identifies those at risk from aminoglycosides (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Clean Skin, Hands Critical for'Kangaroo Care' for Preemies
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Aborted baby remains discovered in warehouse of biotech company that ran human body parts trade in America
(Natural News) Federal authorities are trying to figure out what to do with a mass of aborted baby body parts they recently discovered at a biotechnology firm in Michigan, the owner of which is currently serving a nine-year prison sentence for deceiving customers about infected human remains. International Biological Inc., located in Detroit, is a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Minister Wants Babies Inspected for FGM
[Citizen] Arusha -Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Elderly and Children Dr Faustine Ndugulile has directed health service providers to inspect all babies attending clinics, to identify victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

First-hand accounts of premature baby loss inspire new resource
A new online resource has been launched to support parents, relatives and health professionals in the wake of baby loss during mid pregnancy. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Babies most likely to be born at 4am, study finds
More than 70% of births took place outside working hours in England, a study of five million births found. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Forget trying to arrange that birth for middle of the day!
New research by City, University of London, has found seven out of ten births happen outside of the hours of 9am to 5pm, and the most common time for a baby to be born is around 4am. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GBMC readies to open $2.4 million NICU, raising final funds
Discussions for its replacement began about five years ago. The new unit will include 10 private… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Online tool tells women trying to conceive how to improve the health of mother and baby
Pregnancy health charity Tommy's has launched an online tool for women who are trying to get pregnant to check how they can improve their own health to maximise the chances of having a healthy baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Know the Signs of Postpartum Depression
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- Having a baby is a unique joy, yet it can also bring profound sadness to some women. In fact, about 13 percent of new mothers will experience a major depressive episode during their baby's first year. Postpartum... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

From a Pediatrician, Lessons for Dads-to-Be
The class is part of a broader effort to shed scientific light on fathers ’ roles in child and family well-being. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Parenting Babies and Infants Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Man who couldn't burp for 34 years can belch again, thanks to Botox injections in his throat
Neil Ribbens, a 34-year-old record label talent scout from Shadwell, East London, had Botox injected into his larynx to cure a rare condition which left him unable to burp since he was a baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:'We Are Forced to Move On From Declaring Babies Dead As If Nothing Happens'
[Bhekisisa] Saving lives -- and losing them -- may be all in a day's work for health workers, but if you think it doesn't take it's toll, listen to these doctors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Parent cleansing paramount prior to skin-to-skin care
(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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The molecules that energize babies' hearts
(Hokkaido University) A metabolic process that provides heart muscle with energy fails to mature in newborns with thickened heart walls, according to a Japan-Canada research team. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rapid genetic testing can prevent hearing loss in newborns treated for sepsis
(European Society of Human Genetics) More than a million neonatal deaths worldwide each year are estimated to be due to sepsis. Many patients receive antibiotic therapy during their hospital stay, but babies with a specific genetic change can suffer irreversible hearing loss as a result. Now, a rapid test for distinguishing those infants who will have this adverse reaction to gentamicin has been developed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Babies who dodge HIV may not be unscathed
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Source: ScienceNOW - June 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Cohen, J. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases, Science and Policy Feature Source Type: news

EU Endorses New Measures to Protect Women From Valproate Epilepsy Drug EU Endorses New Measures to Protect Women From Valproate Epilepsy Drug
French regulator ANSM said epilepsy drug valproate would face new restrictions across the European Union to protect pregnant women or of child-bearing age from exposing their babies to possible malformations and developmental problems.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Babies with heart defect test new stem cell treatment
"The diagnosis is devastating and you look for anything that's going to give you hope" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drowning Is the No. 2 Cause of Death for Young Children. Here ’s How to Keep Your Kids Safe Around Pools
The tragic death of Olympic skier Bode Miller’s 19-month-old daughter on Sunday has cast new light on the dangers of drowning – which is the no. 2 cause of death among young children in the United States. Emeline Miller drowned in a swimming pool during a pool party in Orange County, California, Miller said in a statement. “Our baby girl, Emmy, passed away yesterday. Never in a million years did we think we would experience a pain like this,” he posted to Instagram. “Her love, her light, her spirit will never be forgotten. Our little girl loved life and lived it to it’s fullest everyday....
Source: TIME: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized onetime safety Source Type: news

Natus Medical faces proxy battle with Voce Capital
Natus Medical (Nasdaq: BABY) is facing a proxy battle with investment firm Voce Capital which is urging shareholders to oust chairman Robert Gunst. The Pleasanton, Calif.-based company referenced a recent report from Glass Lewis & Co. regarding its most recent annual meeting, which stated that Voce “has not presented a detailed operating plan for the company, nor has it offered specific suggestions to improve the company’s financial or operating performance.” Natus agreed with the rejection of Voce’s proposal and added that it believed its shareholders should vote for its existing nomi...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat Natus Medical Inc. Source Type: news

URMC Physician Earns National Palliative Care Award
Palliative care physician Erin Denney-Koelsch, M.D., who formed an interdisciplinary program to support expectant parents of babies not likely to survive, was honored with the 2018 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award, a national award for physicians who care for people at the end of life. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - June 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Sahel in the Throes of a Major Humanitarian Crisis
A mother caresses the head of her sleeping malnourished baby, at the mother and child centre in the town of Diffa, Niger. Credit: UNICEF/TremeauBy Mark LowcockUNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 2018 (IPS)I am increasingly concerned by the situation in the Sahel. In Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal, nearly 6 million people are struggling to meet their daily food needs. Severe malnutrition threatens the lives of 1.6 million children. These are levels unseen since the crisis of 2012, and the most critical months are still ahead. Governments in the region were successful in beating back the crisis six years ago. I a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mark Lowcock Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Preterm births surge for the third year in a row, CDC report reveals
Between 2014 and 2016, rates of preterm births rose in the US in almost every state, marking the third straight year of worse birth outcomes for American babies, the latest data from the CDC reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parenthood Transition Startup Cleo Raises $10.5 Million Series A Round
The latest funding will go toward expanding Cleo's parent support service that helps employees welcome home a new baby and employers welcome parents back to work. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Samar Marwan, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Midwives must ‘respect women’s rights’ on breastfeeding
Midwives must respect a woman ’s decision not to breastfeed her baby, says the Royal College of Midwives in a new position statement on the hotly-debated topic. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

What Cindy Eckert has planned with Sprout, Addyi back in hands
It ’s take two for Sprout Pharmaceuticals and Addyi, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat low sexual desire disorder in women.  With Sprout back in its former shareholder hands from Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: VRX), and former CEO Cindy Eckert (formerly Whiteh ead) back at its helm, Addyi relaunched Monday from its previous base in the CapTrust Tower at North Hills. “The baby is back, and I’m making some radical changes,” Eckert says. “This has always… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Tanzania:Research Sets Out Key Obstacles to Maternal Health in Rural Tanzania
[The Conversation Africa] University of Ottawa -In Tanzania's rural Rorya region, approximately 40% of women aren't in the care of medical staff at hospitals or clinics when they deliver their babies. Instead they give birth at home, sometimes with a traditional birth attendant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 13, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Baby girl with a FOOTBALL-sized head is desperately awaiting surgery
Amna Noor,  from Abbottabad, Pakistan, was born with hydrocephalus - a build-up of fluid inside his skull which can be deadly. The condition is believed to strike one in 1,000 babies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Treg Cells Block Mom-to-Baby HIV Transmission?
(MedPage Today) -- Small study may provide a clue into vertical HIV transmission (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

9-1-1 Call Reveals Efforts to Resuscitate Olympic Skiier's Daughter
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman frantically asks an emergency dispatcher to coach her on how to perform CPR during a 911 call as she and others desperately struggle in vain to save the life of Olympic skier Bode Miller's daughter after the toddler fell into a swimming pool. "Yes, hurry. HURRY," the woman shouts at the beginning of the call released Tuesday. Asked by a male dispatcher what the emergency is, she tells him a 19-month-old girl fell into a backyard pool, is not breathing and has no pulse. "We don't know," the woman, who sounds near tears, replies when asked how long the girl was in the wate...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: John Rogers, Associated Press Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News Source Type: news

9-1-1 Call Reveals Efforts to Resuscitate Olympic Skiier's Daughter
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman frantically asks an emergency dispatcher to coach her on how to perform CPR during a 911 call as she and others desperately struggle in vain to save the life of Olympic skier Bode Miller's daughter after the toddler fell into a swimming pool. "Yes, hurry. HURRY," the woman shouts at the beginning of the call released Tuesday. Asked by a male dispatcher what the emergency is, she tells him a 19-month-old girl fell into a backyard pool, is not breathing and has no pulse. "We don't know," the woman, who sounds near tears, replies when asked how long the girl was in the wate...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: John Rogers, Associated Press Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News Source Type: news

Protecting unborn babies from Zika
A loan supported by the InnovFin-EU finance for innovators initiative under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and extended by the European Investment Bank is helping France-based biotech company Valneva develop a Zika vaccine that is safe during pregnancy. This could protect unborn babies from birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 13, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

EU endorses new measures to protect women from valproate epilepsy drug
PARIS (Reuters) - French regulator ANSM said epilepsy drug valproate would face new restrictions across the European Union to protect pregnant women or of child-bearing age from exposing their babies to possible malformations and developmental problems. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fistula camp helps women and girls in Sierra Leone regain their dignity
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone– “When I became pregnant in December 2016, I never attended a health clinic,” said 19-year-old Katimu Kanneh. “I drank traditional medicines supplied to me by traditional birth attendants in the community.” Ms. Kanneh ’s labour was difficult, and without adequate care, her baby was stillborn. And her pain didn’t end there. “It was only after the delivery that I started leaking urine, and my life hasn’t been the same since,” she said. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: grojec Source Type: news