Hyperimmune Globulin Does Not Prevent Congenital CMV Infection
FRIDAY, July 30, 2021 -- Administration of cytomegalovirus (CMV) hyperimmune globulin versus placebo to women with primary CMV infection in early pregnancy does not result in a lower incidence of congenital CMV infection or perinatal death in their... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Neonatal Herpes: The 24th-Hour Workup Neonatal Herpes: The 24th-Hour Workup
How to manage the asymptomatic newborn of a mother with a genital lesion.The Cribsiders (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Premature Delivery Raises Odds for Cerebral Palsy
FRIDAY, July 30, 2021 -- Extremely premature babies have a much higher risk of cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions than full-term infants, a large Israeli study affirms. Cerebral palsy -- the name for a group of lifelong conditions... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Community-acquired bacterial meningitis
Progress has been made in the prevention and treatment of community-acquired bacterial meningitis during the past three decades but the burden of the disease remains high globally. Conjugate vaccines against the three most common causative pathogens (Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis, and Haemophilus influenzae) have reduced the incidence of disease, but with the replacement by non-vaccine pneumococcal serotypes and the emergence of bacterial strains with reduced susceptibility to antimicrobial treatment, meningitis continues to pose a major health challenge worldwide. In patients presenting with bacterial m...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal childhood adversity as a risk for perinatal complications and NICU hospitalization - Ciciolla L, Shreffler KM, Tiemeyer S.
OBJECTIVE: To examine maternal childhood adversity in relation to increased risk for maternal and infant perinatal complications and newborn Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) admittance. METHODS: A sample of 164 women recruited at their first pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Patterns of psychiatric admission in Australian pregnant and childbearing women - Austin MP, Ambrosi TL, Reilly N, Croft M, Hutchinson J, Donnolley N, Mihalopoulos C, Chatterton ML, Chambers GM, Sullivan E, Knox C, Xu F, Highet N, Morgan VA.
PURPOSE: The early postnatal period is a time of increased risk for psychiatric admission. However, there is scope to further examine if this increase in risk extends to the entire perinatal period (pregnancy and first postnatal year), and how it compares ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Systemic and Structural Racism Present in US Neonatal Intensive Care Units Systemic and Structural Racism Present in US Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Quality of care across and within neonatal intensive-care units in the US varies by race and ethnicity, according to a new study that points to systemic and structural racism starting at birth.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Fathers report experiencing negative feelings and psychological difficulties during the perinatal period
The perinatal period is the time from the start of pregnancy to 1 year after the child has been born. During the perinatal period, an estimated 5% –10% of fathers will develop above-threshold symptoms of paternal depression. During this period, fathers can experience a high level of stress which can have negative effects on themselves and their families. This review aims to explore the needs and experiences associated with the mental health of fathers during this perinatal period. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four new WHO recommendations supported by Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth reviews and ‘living guideline’ approach
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued four new recommendations which are supported by evidence fromCochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth reviews.Cochrane has been a non-governmental organization in official relations with WHO since 2011, and a major aspect of this partnership is supporting WHO ’s global health guidelines with relevant evidence synthesis.The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group has a long-standing collaboration with WHO on the development and updating of Cochrane reviews that inform WHO ’s guidelines on global maternal and perinatal health.This relationship has led to the development of ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Shortages Reveal Low Priority of Women ’s Health in Nepal
Chiring Tamang holds the family’s new baby while his wife Priya looks on. She delivered the girl at home in their village in Nepal’s Sindhupalchowk district in February 2021. Credit: Marty Logan / IPSBy Marty LoganKathmandu, Nepal, Jul 21 2021 (IPS) One year after Nepal’s Ministry of Health (MoH) appealed to international organisations in the country to urgently supply a drug used to stop excessive bleeding after childbirth, a UN agency has delivered $1 million worth of contraceptives to prevent another shortage. The 1.6 million cycles of oral contraceptive pills and 776,000 units of injectable contracep...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Marty Logan Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women's Health contraceptives UNFPA United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Source Type: news

Study reveals immune cells that drive gastrointestinal disease in babies
Yale-led research has pinpointed cells that often cause life-threatening intestinal inflammation in premature infants, showing the potential for new therapies. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Testing the effects of a prenatal depression preventive intervention on parenting and young children's self-regulation and functioning (EPIC): protocol for a longitudinal observational study - Diebold A, Johnson JK, Brennan M, Ciolino JD, Petitclerc A, Wakschlag LS, Garfield CF, Yeh C, Lovejoy A, Zakieh D, Tandon SD.
BACKGROUND: Perinatal depression is a pervasive public health concern that disproportionately affects low-income women and can have negative impacts on parenting and child developmental outcomes. Few interventions focus on preventing perinatal depression. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A New Postpartum Depression Drug Could Lead to a Revolution in Treating Women ’s Mental Health Issues
About one in seven women who give birth in the U.S. experience postpartum depression—a condition that can leave them exhausted, make it difficult for them to bond with their babies, and even generate thoughts of suicide. Left untreated, the condition can become chronic and interfere with the development of suffering mothers’ babies. It also takes a toll on society at large; untreated maternal mental health conditions cost the U.S. more than $14 billion a year, according to a 2019 study from Mathematica, a social policy research firm. Despite this, many women struggling with postpartum depression do not receive ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Sepsis calculator for neonatal early onset sepsis - a systematic review and meta-analysis
Background: Over investigation and overuse of empirical antibiotics is a concern in management of neonatal early onset sepsis (EOS) using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. " Sepsis calculator " is a risk-based prediction model for managing neonates at risk of EOS.; Objective: To compare outcomes of neonatal EOS using of sepsis calculator versus conventional approach.; Methods: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCT) and non-RCTs reporting on outcomes after implementation of sepsis calculator for EOS for neonates>34-week gestation was conducted using the Cochrane metho...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neonatal meningitis: the immaturity of microbiota and epithelial barriers implicated
(Institut Pasteur) In a mouse model, scientists from the Institut Pasteur, in collaboration with Inserm, Universit é de Paris and Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital (AP-HP) demonstrated that the immaturity of both the gut microbiota and epithelial barriers such as the gut and choroid plexus play a role in the susceptibility of newborn infants to bacterial meningitis caused by group B streptococcus (GBS). The findings were published in the journal Cell Reports on June 29, 2021 (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Quality Improvement: The Quiet Hero of Global Health Programs
By Sujata Bijou, Senior Measurement and Learning Technical AdvisorJuly 08, 2021In my past life, I was a chemical engineer. More specifically, I was a process engineer for Head & Shoulders shampoo.  While my colleagues were working on other process aspects of manufacturing efficiency (faster, cheaper, less waste, etc.) I was finding ways to improve the manufacturing process to make the shampoo more effective at fighting dandruff. In our case, we wanted to fight dandruff without creating any other neg...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Measurement & Analytics Source Type: news

Conflict violence reduction and pregnancy outcomes: a regression discontinuity design in Colombia - Buitrago G, Moreno-Serra R.
BACKGROUND: The relationship between exposure to conflict violence during pregnancy and the risks of miscarriage, stillbirth, and perinatal mortality has not been studied empirically using rigorous methods and appropriate data. We investigated the associat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Newborn screening for epilepsy in sight through the discovery of novel disease biomarkers
(Radboud University Nijmegen) The door has finally opened on screening newborn babies for pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy (PDE), a severe inherited metabolic disorder. This screening promises to enable better and earlier treatment of the disease. To identify new biomarkers that can be used in the newborn screening protocol, also known as the neonatal heel prick, researchers at the Radboud University Medical Center joined forces with scientists at the Radboud University's FELIX laser laboratory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Perinatal depression, birth experience, marital satisfaction and childcare sharing: a study in Russian mothers - Yakupova V, Liutsko L.
This study is the first attempt to perform a two-phase study of perinatal depressive disorders in Russia. The paper ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Prevalence and associated factors of depression among pregnant mothers who had intimate partner violence during pregnancy attending antenatal care at Gondar University Hospital Northwest Ethiopia in 2020 - Ayele S, Alemayehu M, Fikadu E, Tarekegn GE.
BACKGROUND: Antenatal depression is the major obstetric problem that led to significant maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide, especially in the third world. However, in Ethiopia this prevalence and association were not studied, as resul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Why are hospitals turning a blind eye to racist patients who demand a white doctor?
DR ZESHAN QURESHI: It's 3am at a busy London hospital. I've been called to the delivery of a premature baby. I step into the cubical, where I'm met by the father, who lunges toward me. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Associations between adverse childhood experiences and prenatal mental health and substance use among urban, low-income women - Jasthi DL, Nagle-Yang S, Frank S, Masotya M, Huth-Bocks A.
This study examined associations between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and perinatal mental health and substance use among 98 low-income women (mean age 25.4  years; 93% Black/African American) referred to a mental health care manager in an urban wo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Plastic drapes reduce hypothermia in premature babies
(University of Houston) A University of Houston College of Nursing researcher is reporting that use of a plastic drape during catheter insertion in very low birth-weight newborn babies can lower the rates of hypothermia, and she is recommending replacing cloth blanket and towels with them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In memoriam: Dr. Gerald S. Levey, 84, oversaw building of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Dr. Gerald Levey, who led the transformation of UCLA ’s hospitals and medical school into a world-class academic health system, died at home of Parkinson’s disease on June 25. He was 84. Levey served the campus as vice chancellor of medical sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA from 1994 to 2010. During his tenure, Levey amassed an extraordinarily long list of achievements, crowned by the construction of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and the sealing of a $200 million gift to the UCLA School of Medicine by entertainment executive David Geffen.  “It&rsq...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Out-of-Pocket Costs for Childbirth More Than $3000 Out-of-Pocket Costs for Childbirth More Than $3000
Families with private health insurance pay around $3000 for newborn delivery and hospitalization; adding neonatal intensive care can push the bill closer to $5000.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Maternal deaths by suicide in Queensland, Australia, 2004-2017: an analysis of maternal demographic, psychosocial and clinical characteristics - Modini C, Leske S, Roberts S, Whelan N, Chitakis A, Crompton D, Ellwood D.
To characterise the demographic and clinical characteristics of women who died by suicide in the perinatal period to inform and improve suicide prevention strategies. Retrospective analysis of maternal suicides during and within 1  year after the end of pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

AI breakthrough in premature baby care
(James Cook University) James Cook University scientists in Australia believe they have made a breakthrough in the science of keeping premature babies alive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Over 90% of Babies Die From Preventable Causes - Study
[Nation] Nine out of ten neonatal deaths in Kenya are as a result of preventable causes, a study has established. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The world's most premature baby turns one-year-old after doctors gave him NO chance of survival
Richard Scott William Hutchinson, from Somerset, Wisconsin the world's most premature baby to survive, after he was born at 21 weeks and two days, celebrated his first birthday on June 5 (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fathers' wellbeing highlighted; part of new interactive resources for new parents' mental health
(University of Surrey) Innovative resources to support perinatal mental health (PMH) 'by parents and professionals -- for parents and professionals.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nocturnal cognitive hyperarousal, perinatal-focused rumination, and insomnia are associated with suicidal ideation in perinatal women with mild to moderate depression - Kalmbach DA, Ahmedani BK, Gelaye B, Cheng P, Drake CL.
OBJECTIVEs This prospective study explored associations among insomnia, nocturnal cognitive hyperarousal, and nocturnal perinatal-focused rumination with suicidal ideation (SI) in perinatal women with depression. Methods From late pregnancy through ear... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Proposed health rules scrapped after hospital challenges
After facing nearly a dozen challenges from hospitals across the state, Gov. Ron DeSantis ’ administration has withdrawn a series of proposed rules related to regulating highly specialized health-care services. The state Agency for Health Care Administration announced this week it planned to employ a rarely used option called “negotiated rulemaking” to try to reach a compromise on one of the withdrawn proposals, a regulation that would set licensure standards for neonatal intensive-care units. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christine Sexton Source Type: news

Paternal Depression May Linger After Child Discharged From NICU
FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 -- Parents with a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are at risk for depression, with fathers not seeing the same improvement in symptoms postdischarge as mothers, according to a study published online June 18 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nearly a FIFTH of fathers of premature babies experience postpartum depression
Postpartum depression is a condition often associated with women, but Chicago researchers have found it can occur in men as well. Around 17 percent of men will develop the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dads of'Preemie' Babies Can Be Hit by Depression
FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 -- Postpartum depression strikes fathers of premature babies more often than previously thought, and it can linger longer in fathers than in mothers, a new study finds. The researchers screened for depression in 431 parents of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 18, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Survival of very preterm infants discharged against medical advice in China
(JAMA Network) What The Study Did: Researchers estimated survival and other outcomes of very preterm infants in China discharged against medical advice from neonatal intensive care units before complete care can be provided compared with infants who receive full intensive care treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nocturnal cognitive hyperarousal, perinatal-focused rumination, and insomnia are associated with suicidal ideation in perinatal women with mild to moderate depression - Kalmbach DA, Ahmedani BK, Gelaye B, Cheng P, Drake CL.
OBJECTIVEs This prospective study explored associations among insomnia, nocturnal cognitive hyperarousal, and nocturnal perinatal-focused rumination with suicidal ideation (SI) in perinatal women with depression. Methods From late pregnancy through ear... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Addressing psychosocial vulnerabilities through antenatal care-depression, suicidal ideation, and behavior: a study among urban Sri Lankan women - Palfreyman A.
An absence of data persists for common perinatal mental disorders and suicidal ideation and/or behaviors (SIB), particularly from low- and middle-income countries and from the antenatal period. Capitalizing on Sri Lanka's strong antenatal platform, we iden... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Remembering Dr. Murray Enkin
Dr. Murrary  Enkin, whos work contributed to the creation of Cochrane, passed away on 6 June 2021. An obstetrics pioneer and prominent influencer in the early days of the formation of Cochrane, Dr. Murray Enkin was instrumental in developing evidence-based perinatal clinical trials and systematic reviews, challenging many common interventions not supported by research evidence. He, along with his latewife, Eleanor, also strongly advocated for family-centred maternity care such as the presence of fathers during childbirth and non-labour room deliveries.Dr. Enkin, who passed away on 6 June 2021,  gra...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Remembering Dr Murray Enkin
Dr Murray  Enkin, whose work contributed to the creation of Cochrane, died on 6 June 2021. An obstetrics pioneer and prominent influencer in the early days of the formation of Cochrane, Dr Murray Enkin was instrumental in developing evidence-based perinatal clinical trials and systematic reviews, challenging many common interventions not supported by research evidence. He, along with his late wife, Eleanor, also strongly advocated for family-centred maternity care such as the presence of fathers during childbirth and non-labour room deliveries.Dr Enkin, who died on 6 June 2021,  graduated from medical s...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Analysis of child deaths in England shows importance of care for premature and young babies
Actions to reduce the number of babies born before 37 weeks ’ gestation and improve their outcomes are among the recommendations made by the University of Bristol National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) team, who carried out national analysis of child deaths in England. This is one of the findings, published today [10 June] in NCMD ’ s second annual report, which aims to learn lessons from all child deaths in order to reduce the number of children who die in the future. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Study: Maternal adult characteristics do not predict stillbirth, early neonatal death
(University of Illinois at Chicago) University of Illinois Chicago researchers studying birth outcomes in marmoset monkeys found there were no adult maternal characteristics like age or weight gain during pregnancy to predict stillbirth or early neonatal death, but that a mother's birth weight or litter size were associated with early neonatal death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WVU ’s children’s hospital to increase neonatal ICU status to top level
WVU Medicine Children ’s is expanding its neonatal intensive care unit to a level IV, the highest ranking and one that provides regional services and capabilities. The Morgantown, West Virginia-based hospital has already been a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. This summer it will become a Level IV NICU, which w ill make it the first in West Virginia. It received approval of its Certificate of Need by the West Virginia Health Care Authority in April. The Level III designation, from the American… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Caring for mothers: a narrative review on interpersonal violence and peripartum mental health - Mazza M, Caroppo E, Marano G, Chieffo D, Moccia L, Janiri D, Rinaldi L, Janiri L, Sani G.
Interpersonal violence in the perinatal period is frequent and should be considered a prominent health issue due to the risk of escalation of violence and the significant impact on mothers' parenting after childbirth. Domestic violence during pregnancy can... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

COVID-19 and perinatal intimate partner violence: a cross-sectional survey of pregnant and postpartum individuals in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic - Muldoon KA, Denize KM, Talarico R, Boisvert C, Frank O, Harvey ALJ, Rennicks White R, Fell DB, O'Hare-Gordon MA, Guo Y, Murphy MSQ, Corsi DJ, Sampsel K, Wen SW, Walker MC, El-Chaar D.
The objectives of this study were to: (1) document violent and controlling behaviours within intimate partnerships during the perinatal period; and (2) determine individual, interpersonal and household-level factors influencing the risk of perin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Kenya: How 'Kangaroo Dads' Are Breaking Tradition and Saving Pre-Term Babies
[RFI] In western Kenya, as in other parts of the Africa, childcare is usually the responsibility of the mother; tradition and culture have relegated fathers to a back seat. This is gradually changing thanks to a health initiative known as Kangaroo care, which gets fathers helping mothers save the lives of their premature babies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 31, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Which Premature Infants Need Eye Exams?
Discussion Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a developmental problem. Term infants have full vascularization of the retina and therefore cannot have ROP. Premature infants however do not have full vascularization (which proceeds from the periphery to the central retinal area) and therefore may have abnormal and excessive vascularization. It affects premature infants primarily
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 31, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

MRI, ultrasound help diagnose severe placental disorder
Imaging can aid in the prenatal diagnosis of severe placenta accreta spectru...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Prenatal detection of heart defects low in Hispanic women, poor areas Lung ultrasound spots COVID-19 in newborns Ultrasound outperforms x-ray for neonatal pneumothorax ACR updates appropriateness criteria (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Health: Very premature or low birth weight babies are more likely to have a lower IQ as adults
Data on the outcomes of term and either very preterm or very low birth weight births from eight previous studies was compared by researchers from the University of Warwick. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Premature birth, low birth weight may affect IQ later in life
Babies born five weeks or more premature, and with a low birth weight, may have lower IQs as young adults than those born at full term and of normal size, an analysis published by JAMA Pediatrics found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news