KCIC Report: Mesothelioma Lawsuits on the Rise in US
While the incidence of malignant mesothelioma in the United States continued its gradual decline, the tendency to sue for damages drastically increased in recent years, according to a KCIC study. Lawsuits filed by those stricken with the deadly asbestos-related cancer increased 65.7% from 2007 to 2017. Meanwhile, the overall incidence rate of mesothelioma dropped 16.2% during the same period. KCIC, a well-regarded consulting firm in Washington, D.C., that manages asbestos product liabilities, published the study of mesothelioma and asbestos litigation last week. Study author Megan Shockley, senior manager at KCIC, was unav...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 29, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Advances in Infertility Treatment Prevent Sickle Cell, Other Diseases'
[Daily Trust] Dr Ibrahim Wada is a chief consultant gynaecologist and renowned fertility expert. He is one of the pioneers of IVF breakthroughs in the country and led the birth of Baby Hannatu in 1998. Wada, who is also the founder of Nisa Premier Hospital and chairman of Garki Hospital, Abuja in this interview speaks on advances in infertility care in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Discovery enables adult skin to regenerate like a newborn's
(Washington State University) A newly identified genetic factor allows adult skin to repair itself like the skin of a newborn. The discovery has implications for wound treatment and preventing some of the aging process in skin. Researchers identified a factor in the skin of baby mice controlling hair follicle formation. When it was activated in adult mice, their skin was able to heal wounds without scarring. The reformed skin even included fur and could make goose bumps. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Breast milk may protect babies from infection
A study from Beijing University of Chemical Technology found that coronavirus did not bind to or enter healthy human lung or gut cells that had been mixed with breast milk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giving babies Weetabix from four months 'worth exploring'
It could help prevent coeliac disease in children - but larger trials are needed first. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giving babies Weetabix from four months 'worth more research'
It could help prevent coeliac disease in children - but larger trials are needed first. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poll Finds 1 In 3 Parents Won ’ t Get Children Vaccinated For The Flu This Year
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Flu Vaccine Source Type: news

So much for shaking hands and kissing babies: How COVID-19 is reshaping L.A. campaigns
Many of the familiar rituals of stumping for votes are off the table during the COVID-19 pandemic, drastically changing what it looks like to run for office in L.A. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Alpert Reyes Source Type: news

For Kids With Hearing Issues, Early Intervention Crucial to School Readiness
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- When babies with hearing impairments get help very early in life, they are more likely to be " kindergarten-ready " when the time comes, a new study finds. In the United States, all states have government-funded " early... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Most Newborns of COVID-19-Infected Moms Fare Well
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- Babies born to mothers with COVID-19 only rarely suffer from effects of the virus, a new study suggests. These newborns generally do well in the six to eight weeks after birth, but more are admitted to the neonatal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Small Risk of Autism Seen in Babies Born Preterm and Post-Term
FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2020 -- There may be a slightly increased risk of autism for each week a child is born before or after 40 weeks of gestation, according to a new study. Researchers are still trying to pinpoint the causes of autism, but both genetic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Parent's Skin-to-Skin Hug Does Ease a Baby's Pain, Brain Study Suggests
Title: Parent's Skin-to-Skin Hug Does Ease a Baby's Pain, Brain Study SuggestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 25, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

President Trump will sign Born Alive executive order protecting babies who survive abortions
(Natural News) This week, President Trump confirmed that he will sign an executive order offering extra protection for babies who survive an abortion. The Born Alive Executive Order, which he announced during a pre-recorded speech that was played at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, aims to fulfill the country’s “sacrosanct morality.” He said that all... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parent's Skin-to-Skin Hug Does Ease a Baby's Pain, Brain Study Suggests
THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 -- Infants may feel less pain when held by a parent with skin-to-skin contact, a new U.K. study suggests. " We have found when a baby is held by their parent with skin-on-skin contact, the higher-level brain processing in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Namibia: Baby Dumping Accused to Go On Trial Next Year
[New Era] The Katutura Magistrate's Court has scheduled the trial hearing of a teenage girl who was arrested for allegedly dumping her dead infant last year after giving birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Parental touch reduces pain responses in babies' brains
(University College London) Being held by a parent with skin-to-skin contact reduces how strongly a newborn baby's brain responds to a painful medical jab, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL and York University, Canada. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

E.P.A. Rejects Its Own Findings That a Pesticide Harms Children ’s Brains
The agency ’s new assessment directly contradicts federal scientists’ conclusions five years ago that chlorpyrifos can stunt brain development in young children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Friedman Tags: Environment Hazardous and Toxic Substances Pesticides United States Politics and Government Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Environmental Protection Agency chlorpyrifos Children and Childhood Babies and Infants Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Mom-to-Be's Pot Use Linked With Higher Odds for Kids' Mental Woes
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 -- Expectant mothers who smoke pot in pregnancy could increase their baby's risk for mental or emotional problems later in childhood, a new study finds. Marijuana use during pregnancy was associated with a host of problems... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy was not associated with complications in neonates
(Karolinska Institutet) In a new study published in the journal JAMA researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital have examined the association between a positive SARS-CoV-2 test during pregnancy and complications in mothers and their newborn babies. Almost two out of three pregnant women who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 were asymptomatic and the researchers found no higher prevalence of complications during delivery or of ill-health in the neonates. However, preeclampsia was more common in infected women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Baby's Heart Rate Reflects Mom's Mental Health
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- Babies of mothers with anxiety or depression can have significantly higher heart rates than normal, a new study finds. And this might put them at risk for long-term problems, researchers say. Mother-infant interaction... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Most infants are well even when moms are infected by COVID-19
(University of California - San Francisco) Infants born to women with COVID-19 showed few adverse outcomes, according to the first report in the country of infant outcomes through eight weeks of age. The study, led by researchers at UC San Francisco, suggests that babies born to mothers infected with the virus generally do well six to eight weeks after birth, however there was a higher rate of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admissions reported if the mothers had COVID-19 up to two weeks prior to delivery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cincinnati Children's scientists identify hormone that might help treat malabsorption
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Scientists at Cincinnati Children's used human intestinal organoids grown from stem cells to discover how our bodies control the absorption of nutrients from the food we eat. They further found that one hormone might be able to reverse a congenital disorder in babies who cannot adequately absorb nutrients and need intravenous feeding to survive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ginsburg died peacefully, unlike the tens of millions of babies whose violent murder she advocated
(Natural News) Just 45 days before the 2020 election, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish female justice of the Supreme Court, died from “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” triggering a wave of weeping and gnashing of teeth among leftists who worshiped her for supposedly being a “champion of justice.” But what about justice for the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: USAID Project Stresses On Baby Breastfeeding
[Daily News] BREASTFEEDING mothers have been encouraged to make sure that they should not feed their children, who are less than six months with solid foodstuffs that subject them to digestion problems. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 21, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

BAND-AID ® Brand Delivers Modern Day “CARE Packages” to Frontline Workers
expand FORT WASHINGTON, P.A., Sept. 21, 2020 /PR Newswire/ – BAND-AID® Brand of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health today announced a strategic partnership with global humanitarian leader CARE®, the creator of the original CARE Package®, delivering aid to caregivers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, including meals, PPE and critical healthcare and delivery services[1]. To commemorate its 100th anniversary, BAND-AID® Brand is making a $100,000 donation to CARE®, and encouraging consumers to send CARE Packages to support frontline heroes and caregivers around the world for ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Two Women Sue Govt for Baby Loss During Delivery
[New Zimbabwe] Two Harare women who lost their babies during delivery are suing the government for negligence and having caused their loss. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 21, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Infanticide advocate Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies from pancreatic cancer, after decades of promoting abortions and medical violence against children
(Natural News) Supreme Court Justice and infanticide advocate Ruth Bader Ginsburg died today at age 87, passing away “peacefully” even though over 60 million human babies have been violently murdered in America due to abortion policies that Ginsburg helped advocate across this nation. Ginsburg refused to grant millions of children their own right to die... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA-led team of scientists discovers why we need sleep
Prolonged sleep deprivation can lead to severe health problems in humans and other animals. But why is sleep so vital to our health? A UCLA-led team of scientists has made a major advance in answering  this question and has shown for the first time that a dramatic change in the purpose of sleep occurs at the age of about 2-and-a-half.Before that age, the brain grows very rapidly. During REM sleep, when vivid dreams occur, the young brain is busy building and strengthening synapses — the structures that connect neurons to one another and allow them to communicate.“Don’t wake babies up during REM sleep...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Harare Sued Over Clinics' Closure, Sewer Reticulation
[The Herald] HARARE City Council's closure of clinics that serve as birth centres, have caused untold suffering to pregnant women, some of whom lose their babies, has brought untold suffering to health-seeking residents in the capital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus May Increase Premature Births, Studies Suggest
New studies provide more evidence that pregnant women may get severe Covid-19 symptoms and have an increased risk of pregnancy loss. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Women and Girls Pregnancy and Childbirth Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Premature Babies Stillbirth Research Centers for Disease Control and Prevention your-feed-science your-feed-health Source Type: news

Chrissy Teigen reveals she's expecting a baby boy
Teigen, currently on bed rest, admitted that her current pregnancy is a “difficult” one. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Lady Melania Trump Visits New Hampshire Hospital
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Politics Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Concord Hospital Concord New Hampshire news Melania Trump Source Type: news

Pregnancy is hard enough without the nanny state judging you for a single drink, says JENNI MURRAY
JENNI MURRAY says the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence's proposals to mark a mother's drinking on her baby's health dismiss a woman's right to control her own body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fury over plans that could see pregnant women who drink have it recorded on baby's medical records
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) wants to see all alcohol consumption noted regardless of the expectant mother's consent or the stage of pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Why Candidates Must State Plans to Reduce Infant, Maternal Mortality Rates
[Daily News] ASHA Ibrahim, a form four student, preparing for this year's national examinations gave birth to baby boy in toilet at home. The baby is doing well although she was delivered at home without any birth attendant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

A mother's poor mental health may harm child development, study says
Depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy were associated with deficits in childhood development, a study has found. Mothers can manage their mental health for the health of themselves and their babies, and especially during the pandemic. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Much Weight Gain During Pregnancy May Raise Allergy Risk in Babies
When a pregnant woman gained more than 33 pounds, the risk of childhood asthma or a food or drug allergy in offspring increased. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Weight Asthma Children and Childhood Eczema Hay Fever Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy may harm childhood development, study finds
A mother's depression and anxiety from conception through the first year of the baby's life is associated with negative developmental outcomes through adolescence, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arkansas COVID Creator Hands It to UA Journalists
Misty Orpin is handing off her latest baby, the pandemic news and data site arkansascovid.com, which she birthed on her laptop and raised to indispensability. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 14, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Should mother's milk be produced in the lab?
Human milk grown from mammary cells could liberate breastfeeding women – but it’s a controversial sellOne of the saddest things about being diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago (it was fortunately treatable) was having to stop breastfeeding my 10-month-old baby. Unceremoniously she was shunted on to an early diet of pure solid food, which I reasoned was probably just as nutritious as infant formula and the best solution in the absence of donor milk from a breast-milk bank, which is reserved for premature and ill babies, and dispensed by prescription.Baby Agnes thrived, but what if there were another opt...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Zo ë Corbyn Tags: Science Breastfeeding Parents and parenting Family Breast cancer Health & wellbeing Society Life and style Source Type: news

Baby heartbeat reveals the stress of having a depressed or anxious mother
(European College of Neuropsychopharmacology) Scientists have shown that the babies of mothers dealing with anxiety or depression exhibit physiologically stronger signs of stress than babies of healthy mothers, when given a standard stress test. These babies show a significantly increased heart rate, which researchers fear may lead to imprinted emotional stresses as the child grows up (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: UCT-Built App to Support Babies in Need of Breast Milk
[UCT] What began with a University of Cape Town (UCT) lecturer donating her breast milk to Milk Matters has resulted in a lasting relationship that has seen UCT students conducting research on and for the milk bank, as well as the development and upgrade of an app. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Could Antibiotics Make Breast Milk Less Healthy for Babies?
Title: Could Antibiotics Make Breast Milk Less Healthy for Babies?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/8/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/9/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 9, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Study finds babies born in fall at higher risk for allergic diseases
(MediaSource) Researchers at National Jewish Health have determined that many allergic conditions likely start with dry, cracked skin, which leads to a chain reaction of allergic diseases known as the atopic march. It begins in infancy with atopic dermatitis and leads to food allergies, asthma and hay fever. Their latest study in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice reveals that the time of year a baby is born may be a risk factor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tiny Critically Endangered Gorilla Baby Born In New Orleans
The baby is at least the second western lowland gorilla born at a U.S. zoo this year. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 8, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Critically Endangered Gorilla Baby Born At New Orleans Zoo
The baby is at least the second western lowland gorilla born at a U.S. zoo this year. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 8, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Could Antibiotics Make Breast Milk Less Healthy for Babies?
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 -- Mom's breast milk can be altered by antibiotics in ways that might harm an infant's health, according to a new study. The Canadian researchers were particularly concerned with an increase in bacteria that can be harmful,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya: Chuka Market Gets Creche for Traders' Babies
[Nation] Mothers trading at the Chuka open-air market in Tharaka-Nithi County can breathe a sigh of relief after the County government constructed a cr èche for their babies within the market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Congential heart defects: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Every year, more than 35-thousand babies, just in the U.S., are born with a congenitial heart defect.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Joseph Dearani, discusses diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects. To listen, click the link below. Congential heart defects (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 8, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Implementation of an abusive head trauma prevention program through interdisciplinary collaboration: a pilot study - McInerney S, Nanassy AD, Lavella H, Thompson R, Sandhu R, Meyer LK.
BACKGROUND: Shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma (SBS/AHT) is the leading cause of child abuse death. Our institution piloted an evidence-based educational program to increase nurse and caregiver knowledge about SBS/AHT. METHODS: Nurses participate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news