Chest x-ray technique reduces radiation dose in infants
Radiation doses to neonates undergoing chest x-rays can be significantly reduce...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA issues warning on iodinated contrast use in young kids POCUS good for localizing catheters in newborn patients Lung ultrasound spots COVID-19 in newborns Ultrasound outperforms x-ray for neonatal pneumothorax Take caution when analyzing pediatric brain development (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 29, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Picture of Transient Neonatal Pustular Melanosis
Title: Picture of Transient Neonatal Pustular MelanosisCategory: ImagesCreated: 2/25/2010 9:47:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/28/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 28, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Perinatal Depression in Both Mom and Dad Not So Uncommon
(MedPage Today) -- Clinicians should be aware that often enough, perinatal depression occurs simultaneously in both mothers and fathers, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis. In the pooled analysis of 23 studies involving nearly... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 27, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Neonatal abusive head trauma without external injuries: suspicion improves diagnosis - Yoon S, Lee J, Jun YH, Jeon GW.
The term "shaken baby syndrome" has been replaced by "abusive head trauma (AHT)" based on the mechanism of injury. The reported mortality rate of AHT ranges from 10% to 30%. Up to two-thirds of survivors suffer from serious long-term disabilities. Thus, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

What are Potential Problems with Placental Abnormalities?
Discussion “The placenta is a unique organ that sits at the interface of, and facilitates nearly all interactions between, maternal and fetal physiology. It is the sole source of oxygen and nutrition for the fetus, and provides a protective barrier against external insults. The placenta is also a highly adaptable organ that is capable of showing a wide range of pathological changes in response to various maternal and fetal factors and stressors.” The placenta has 3 layers: the amnion (fetal side), the chorion, and decidua (maternal side). In addition to making observations about the maternal and fetal sides, co...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 27, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Both Parents at Risk for Depression Following Birth Both Parents at Risk for Depression Following Birth
A new study found that both parents should be screened and monitored for perinatal depression and anxiety.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Eritrea: Important, Yet Overlooked - Maternity Waiting Homes
[Shabait] Eritrea is one of the few countries that entered the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) period having achieved most of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals related to health. Since the onset of the UN SDGs period close to a decade ago, the country has continued to make considerable progress in a number of areas, including within neonatal, child, and maternal health. In particular, the country's maternal mortality ratio dropped from 998 per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 228 i (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 23, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Reducing Neonatal Mortality in Kenya By Skilling Neonatal Specialist Care
[Nigeria Health Watch] In 2014, when Edith Mumbi's twins were born, they had a low birth weight and were admitted into the neonatal unit at a public health facility in Nairobi, Kenya. Mumbi was discharged two days after giving birth but visited her babies daily to breastfeed them. "The babies showed signs of improvement before their situation quickly worsened. I was using a matatu (public vehicle) from home to the hospital and because they are very congested and my immunity was low, I caught TB and passed it to my babies. By the (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Supporting pregnant women using maternity services
Actions for providers to help support pregnant women using maternity services and facilitate access for parents with babies in neonatal units. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 20, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Violence against pregnant women and adverse maternal/ fetal outcomes in the United States: racial/ethnic disparities - Greely JT, Dongarwar D, Crear L, Adeyeye M, Reyna-Carrillo A, Salihu HM.
Violence against women is relatively common, and violence during pregnancy is of special concern due to potential risk of maternal and neonatal complications. Previous studies using diagnostic codes to determine prevalence and health outcomes of violence a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Must Improve Health Services for Mothers and Babies - Here's What Can Change
[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria is one of the largest contributors to maternal and newborn (neonatal) deaths in the world. It's estimated that in 2017 the country accounted for more than 20% of the global deaths of women due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth. In 2018, the maternal death rate was 512 per 100,000 live births while death of babies within the first four weeks of life was 39 per 1,000 live births. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bringing baby home: UK fathers in the first year after the birth
This review of empirical evidence about UK fathers and fatherhood in the first postnatal year, explores who fathers are; what they do as caregivers, and what influences this; what impact they have (on children and mothers); and how services engage with them. The review finds that NHS systems are not set up to engage with, assess and support new fathers, despite clear evidence that there is a strong case for routine engagement with them in the perinatal period. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top Local Changemakers Addressing Health Equity Gaps Across the U.S. Named Johnson & Johnson Health Equity Innovation Challenge Awardees
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 14, 2022 – After an extensive search for the top changemakers in six key U.S. cities, Johnson & Johnson today announced the 14 awardees of its Health Equity Innovation Challenge. The awardees, who possess lived experience and a deep understanding of the communities they serve, were selected for their work in generating solutions to help close racial health and mortality gaps in six cities where Black and Brown individuals experience significant health inequities: Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City and Philadelphia.The Health Equity Innovation Challenge was created by J...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 14, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Obstetric violence in historical perspective - O'Brien E, Rich M.
Although improvements in perinatal care have helped save many lives worldwide, reproductive health inequities remain rife. Racial, geographical, and class-based disparities shape divergent maternal and infant health outcomes, as well as unequal access to v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Premature baby saved by CUDDLES from her mother
Elsie Dutton, who was born just 23 weeks old, is now back with her family in Barnsley, South Yorks in part thanks to a cuddling routine which helped stabilise her tiny heart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news