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Boy dies from meningitis within 24 hours of falling ill
Oliver Hall, from Halesworth, Suffolk, died in hospital 24 hours after contracting the bacterial infection meningitis B - which mainly affects babies and children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby milk maker orders global recall over salmonella fears
French baby milk maker Lactalis has ordered a global recall of millions of its products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Baby loss
It is hoped the exhibition will help break the silence around stillbirth and miscarriage. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nonmedical prescription opioids and pathways of drug involvement in the US: generational differences - Wall M, Cheslack-Postava K, Hu MC, Feng T, Griesler P, Kandel DB.
This study sought to specify (1) the position of nonmedical prescription opioids (NMPO) in drug initiation sequences among Millennials (1979-96), Generation X (1964-79), and Baby Boomers (1949-64) and (2) gender and racial/ethnic differences in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Program aims to reduce C-section rates
TriHealth physicians are tackling a long-standing problem: the high percentage of babies born by cesarean section in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly a third of the nation ’s babies are born by C-section. In individual states, the rate for this surgery varies from a low of 22.8 percent in Utah to a high of 38 percent in Mississippi. Ohio’s rate is 30.4 percent. * C-sections can be life-saving for both mothers and babies. However, C-sections are major abdominal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: TriHealth Source Type: news

Program aims to reduce C-section rates
TriHealth physicians are tackling a long-standing problem: the high percentage of babies born by cesarean section in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly a third of the nation ’s babies are born by C-section. In individual states, the rate for this surgery varies from a low of 22.8 percent in Utah to a high of 38 percent in Mississippi. Ohio’s rate is 30.4 percent. * C-sections can be life-saving for both mothers and babies. However, C-sections are major abdominal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: TriHealth Source Type: news

Global recall of Lactalis baby milk over salmonella fears
Britain and China are among the countries affected by the recall of baby milk formula products. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lactalis baby milk in global recall over salmonella fears
Britain and China are among the countries affected by the recall of baby milk formula products. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

France orders international recall of Lactalis baby formula
PARIS (Reuters) - France has ordered banned the sale and ordered a recall of several baby formula milk and baby food products made by French dairy giant Lactalis after the discovery of salmonella bacteria, consumer protection agency DGCCRF said in a statement. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Buying for baby: Cross-border shopping and recall alerts: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet
If you've been too busy this week to keep up with health and consumer news, CBC's Marketplace is here to help. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

New Gene Therapy May Be Cure for'Bubble Boy' Disease
SATURDAY, Dec. 9, 2017 -- Babies born with the immune-system ravaging " bubble boy " disease have had to spend their too-often-short lives in germ-free isolation, lest something as simple as a common cold virus fell them with a fatal infection. But... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to protect a newborn baby donkey in freezing weather (PHOTOS)
(Natural News) As Natural News readers well know, I live a rural lifestyle where I care for rescued animals, raise free-range chickens (layers) and practice self-reliance and preparedness skills. Wouldn’t you know, one of my rescued donkeys gave birth to a newborn right before a cold front and five inches of snow hit Texas over... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Winnipeg dentist turning baby teeth black — to keep kids out of surgery
A new treatment for tooth cavities could mean that fewer kids need to squirm through complex dental surgeries or go under general anesthetic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

St. Jude gene therapy improves immunity in babies with 'bubble boy' disease
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Preliminary findings indicate gene therapy pioneered at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is safe and effective for babies with a devastating inherited disorder that leaves them with little or no immune protection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:40,000 Babies Born Prematurely - Ministry
[New Zimbabwe] Harare -At least 40,000 of the nearly half a million babies delivered in country's health facilities annually are born prematurely, a ministry of health and child care official has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

After mistakenly declaring newborn dead, New Delhi hospital loses license
The Delhi government has canceled the license of a private hospital where a newborn baby was mistakenly declared dead. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Mermaid baby' dies four hours after birth in India
Muskura Bibi, 23, gave birth naturally at Chittaranjan Deva Sadan Hospital in Kolkata, eastern India. Mermaid syndrome is thought to affect one in every 60,000 to 100,000 births. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Programming babies: YouTube censors conservative political causes, but allows traumatizing content for kids
(Natural News) YouTube can be a scary place sometimes – especially if you’re a toddler watching creepy animated characters dance to bizarre songs on YouTube Kids. The world’s most popular video sharing website claims that YouTube Kids provides funny and educational content for young people, but in reality, many of these cartoons include rather disturbing content... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Starting a Tooth Brushing Routine Early
-- Tooth brushing should begin in infancy to instill lifelong habits and protect teeth throughout adulthood. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests: Start practicing oral hygiene as soon as your baby is born by wiping baby's gums with a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Development of a finite-element eye model to investigate retinal hemorrhages in shaken baby syndrome - Nadarasa J, Deck C, Meyer F, Bourdet N, Raul JS, Willinger R.
Retinal hemorrhages (RH) are among injuries sustained by a large number of shaken baby syndrome victims, but also by a small proportion of road accident victims. In order to have a better understanding of the underlying of RH mechanisms, we aimed to develo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Inorganic Arsenic Still High in Infant Rice Cereals
Infant rice cereals contain six times more inorganic arsenic than other infant cereals, according to a new report from Healthy Babies Bright Futures, a group... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Toxic Air Puts 17 Million Babies' Brains and Lungs at Risk - UNICEF Toxic Air Puts 17 Million Babies' Brains and Lungs at Risk - UNICEF
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 7, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Derby mother who rushed her baby to A & E told to wait
Daveanah Cowie, 21, from Derby, was stunned when her pleas for help were ignored as she cradled her little boy in her arms and ended up running to find a doctor who resuscitated her son. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bad news for dads: Babies 'should share mother's bed until age three' because it's good for their hearts
Controversial new research from a paediatrician claims that babies left to sleep alone for the first three years of their life find it harder to bond with their mothers, and damages development of the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When a Preemie Goes Home, Dad Stresses Out
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Parenting, Premature Babies (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dental therapists take first baby step toward Arizona licensure
Dental therapists take first baby step toward acceptance in Arizona (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 7, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Cases to Double by 2060: Report
As the baby boomer population ages, the number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease will double by 2060, researchers report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When a Preemie Goes Home, Dad Stresses Out
THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 -- When parents bring a premature baby home from the hospital, it's the dads who feel the most stress, a new study finds. " Dad goes from a situation where the baby and mom are cared for by experts in the hospital to having to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Feed your baby one probiotic a day to lower asthma risk
Being born by cesarean or prematurely changes a baby's gut bacteria, as may antibiotics given to their mother in pregnancy. Scientists in California have found a way to combat that change. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blog: Why our union is fighting the “ two-child limit ”
In recent years, public service employees have been hit hard by the decisions of the Conservative government. Yet few of its policies have been as divisive or as dangerous as the so-called “two-child limit”. The “two-child limit” restricts parents’ tax credits applications to two children. Any family that has a third child born on or after 6 April 2017 cannot claim tax credits for that baby or any subsequent children. On Monday I spoke at an event, organised by UNISON in the House of Commons, to draw attention to this vital issue. Our campaign against the measure has been driven by the passion...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Universal credit Source Type: news

Should You Be Worried About the Arsenic in Your Baby Food?
Baby cereals made with oatmeal, barley, buckwheat, organic quinoa and wheat contained much lower amounts of inorganic arsenic than rice cereals. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Rice Baby Foods Arsenic Cereals Source Type: news

What 'baby talk' sounds like around the world
We all tend to change our voices when talking to babies, but those changes can also vary across cultures. Here is a look at how parents from different parts of the world use "baby talk," and why. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Cases to Double by 2060: Report
THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 -- As the baby boomer population ages, the number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease will double by 2060, researchers report. The study findings, which show cases of Alzheimer's and mild cognitive impairment going from 6... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Swansea research finds babies that feed themselves have no increased risk of choking
(Swansea University) New research from Swansea University shows that letting babies feed themselves solid foods from as young as six months does not increase the risk of them choking compared to spoon-feeding them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reading University study says morning sickness a good sign
Endokinin, which acts on the brain to cause morning sickness, also ensures good blood flow through the placenta so that oxygen and nutrients can reach the unborn baby (file image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screening committee recommends trial of testing babies for SCID
Following a review of the evidence, the independent expert screening committee recommends that screening for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) should be trialled in the NHS. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Why did baby Kia get horrific meningitis?
Kia Gott, 11-month-old, was rushed to hospital with meningitis C in September. Her parents Paul Gott and Vikki Mitchell are petitioning for the meningitis C vaccine to be reinstated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robotic Baby Trains Doctors To Deal With Medical Emergencies
BOSTON (CBS) – She looks real. She feels real. She sounds real. And she’s no dummy. She’s a wireless robot that is the world’s most advanced neonatal patient simulator, recently called into service at Boston Children’s Hospital. Super Tory resembles an 8-pound baby and can virtually recreate any neonatal medical emergency. Caitlin O’Brien is a neonatal nurse and clinical educator for the Boston Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). O’Brien runs mock scenarios to train nurses, doctors and other staff. “Within a couple of tweaks of a button, we can make the baby...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Boston Children's Hospital Dr. Mallika Marshall Super Tory Source Type: news

This Black Hole Just Let Scientists Look Back in Time to the Dawn of Creation
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation. It’s the farthest black hole ever found. A team led by the Carnegie Observatories‘ Eduardo Banados reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday that the black hole lies in a quasar dating to 690 million years of the Big Bang. That means the light from this quasar has been traveling our way for more than 13 billion years. Banados said the quasar provides a unique baby picture of the universe, when it was just 5 percent of its current age. It would be like seeing photos of a 50-year-ol...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Finally – FDA Offers Guidance on 3-D Printed Products
Not so long ago, the concept of 3-D printed medical devices seemed like something out of a science fiction movie. But the technology is very much a reality, and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, said the agency is preparing for a significant wave of new technologies that are "nearly certain to transform medical practice." As part of that preparation, the agency released a comprehensive technical framework this week to advise manufacturers creating medical products on 3-D printers. FDA is the first regulatory agency in the world to do so. The agency said it reviewed more than 100 3-D printed devices currently o...
Source: MDDI - December 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: 3-D Printing Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

17 million babies worldwide breathing toxic air, UN warns
Toxic air pollution can have devastating health effects for young children, including putting their brain development at risk (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feed your baby one probiotic a day to lower cancer risk
Being born by cesarean or prematurely changes a baby's gut bacteria, as may antibiotics given to their mother in pregnancy. Scientists in California have found a way to combat that change. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Days after being mistakenly declared dead, baby boy passes away
A baby boy mistakenly declared dead by an Indian hospital last week, passed away on Wednesday morning. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:Heath Minister Warns of 'Unusually High Number' of Babies With Listeriosis, Notably in Gauteng
[Daily Maverick] At least 36 people have died of the bacterial Listeria monocytogenes disease in South Africa so far this year. By PUSELETSO NTHATE. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 6, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Lauren ’s story: How roller derby saved my life
I wasn’t a particularly athletic child. The second day of soccer practice, in sixth grade, we had to run laps around the soccer field, and 10-year-old me said, “I feel like I’m going to have a heart attack!” My coach disagreed. I quit. That much running was not for me. Fifteen years later, at age 25, I had not only joined a roller derby league, but had also worked my way up to doing contact drills at practice in just three months. I felt incredible! I felt powerful! I felt unstoppable… until I went into cardiac arrest at a Thursday night practice this past July. A lost two days I woke up the ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lauren Simano Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories ALCAPA Boston Adult Congenital Heart Program Coronary Artery Program Dr. Luis Quinonez Source Type: news

Colgate-Palmolive Settles Claim Over Asbestos in Talc
Consumer products giant Colgate-Palmolive once again is paying for the alleged link between the company’s Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder and deadly asbestos exposure. The New York-based company agreed to settle a lawsuit claiming a Pennsylvania woman developed mesothelioma after using the talcum powder product for more than 20 years. Colgate-Palmolive avoided a trial in a New Jersey state court with the undisclosed settlement Oct. 30, according to court filings. Plaintiff Carol Schoeniger alleged the company failed to warn her of risks associated with using Cashmere Bouquet, claiming inhaling the asbestos-contaminate...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 6, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos exposure asbestos-contaminated talc California Court of Appeal Carol Schoeniger Cashmere Bouquet Colgate-Palmolive Gwen Myers Idee Fox Imerys Talc North America Johnson & Johnson Judith Winkel Los Angeles Superior Court Ma Source Type: news

Babies' brains damaged by pollution, Unicef says
Toxic air is putting the brain development of millions of infants under one at risk, Unicef says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man claims he CURED his psoriasis with THIS £3.99 baby moisturiser sold in Boots and Asda
A PSORIASIS-sufferer fed up of his skin shedding ‘like snow’ has revealed his unlikely cure for the condition - and it's under £5 a tube. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions of babies, mostly in South Asia, risk brain damage from breathing toxic air, UNICEF warns
Almost 17 million babies live in areas where air pollution is at least six times higher than international limits, causing them to breathe toxic air and potentially risking their brain development, according to a new paper released on Tuesday by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What makes a happy working mom?
(Springer) A happy working mom feels competent in interacting with her child, experiences a sense of freedom and choice in her actions, while having a warm and affectionate relationship with her baby. She is also not too hard on herself about how she is faring as a mother. So says Katrijn Brenning of the University of Ghent in Belgium who led research that investigated what affects a working mother's sense of well-being. The study is published in Springer's Journal of Happiness Studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news