Assessment of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Surveillance - Pennsylvania, 2019
This report describes neonatal abstinence syndrome surveillance efforts in Pennsylvania. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 14, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pregnancy Substance Use and Abuse Synthetic Opioids Source Type: news

Birth Defects and Perinatal Outcomes After INSTI Exposure Birth Defects and Perinatal Outcomes After INSTI Exposure
Might the use of integrase strand inhibitors during pregnancy result in a higher risk for birth defects or other adverse pregnancy outcomes?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

BAPM - COVID-19: Frequently asked questions within neonatal services, RCPCH (updated 13th January 2021)
These FAQs offer advice on management of specific situations which should be interpreted in conjunction with local and network guidance. The evidence base around SARS-CoV-2 in the newborn has increased significantly in the past six months and there remains no conclusive evidence of perinatal transmission. There is also considerable uncertainty around the validity of SARS-CoV-2 testing in the newborn. Updates in this version (13 January 2021) Additional guidance around COVID vaccination in pregnancy and during breast feeding. Reflection of national guidance that isolation is required for 10 days following a positive test...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Labor Induction at 41 Weeks Tied to Lower Morbidity, Mortality Than Expectant Management Labor Induction at 41 Weeks Tied to Lower Morbidity, Mortality Than Expectant Management
Inducing labor at 41 weeks may result in a lower risk of severe adverse perinatal and neonatal outcomes than expectant management until 42 weeks, a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials in PLOS Medicine suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Maternal Opioid-Related Diagnoses Up
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- From 2010 to 2017, there were significant increases in the estimated rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and maternal opioid-related diagnoses (MOD), according to a study published in the Jan. 12 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Birth Outcomes Following SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Pregnancy Birth Outcomes Following SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Pregnancy
This analysis suggests that pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 infection have increased risk for preterm delivery, but perinatal infection is infrequent.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

New NHS maternity leadership training
Hundreds of NHS maternity and neonatal leaders in England will benefit from a new £500,000 maternity leadership programme to train staff across 126 Trusts and 44 local maternity systems. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Black Women Show Heightened Risk for Depression After Early Pregnancy Loss Black Women Show Heightened Risk for Depression After Early Pregnancy Loss
Data from previous studies show that Black women experience higher rates of perinatal depression, compared with other racial groups.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Nationwide Study Shows Continued Rise in Opioid Affected Births
Provides overview of study conducted by researchers at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that found the rates of pregnant women diagnosed with opioid use disorder and of babies born with withdrawal symptoms increased from 2010-2017. Identifies rural, white, and Medicaid populations with the highest rates of maternal opioid-related diagnoses and neonatal abstinence syndrome. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 12, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

How Long Do You Monitor Neonates for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)?
Discussion Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) occurs in the first few days of life and is a complex withdrawal syndrome. The newborn is abruptly cut-off from their exposure to licit or illicit drugs that the mother is chronically consuming and which were being transmitted through the placenta to the fetus. “NAS is a highly variable and severe condition; it may be associated with central and autonomic nervous system dysfunction … and gastrointestinal disorders.” It can cause significant morbidity but is rarely fatal. Fetal exposure has been increasing in the United States. In 2011-12, almost 5.9% of pregn...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 11, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Community ‐Based Doulas and COVID‐19: Addressing Structural and Institutional Barriers to Maternal Health Equity
The Black –White racial disparities in maternal and infant health outcomes are among the largest disparities seen in traditional perinatal health measures. Black pregnant and postpartum people have a pregnancy‐related mortality ratio that is three to four times that of their White counterparts, and dispar ities in severe maternal morbidity are similar. Additionally, the infant mortality rate among Black neonates is more than twice that of White neonates (10.8 vs. 4.6 per 1,000 live births), and the proportion of births that are preterm is more than 50% higher among Blacks than among Whites (14% vs. 9 %). (Source: T...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

COVID-19 - guidance for planning paediatric staffing and rotas, RCPCH (updated 4th January 2021)
This is guidance to help individuals who are planning paediatric and neonatal staffing, rotas and services. We are aware that different services and regions will have varying requirements. We are now in the second peak of the pandemic and whilst in the first wave not many children became unwell from COVID-19 we know there were many unintended consequences for children. Many services did not have enough time to regain normality before the second peak was upon us and it is vital that we protect our services as well considering the impact of coronavirus amid the usual peak activity over the winter months. This guidance will b...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New epidemiologist joins NIEHS
Kelly Ferguson, Ph.D., the newest NIEHS tenure-track researcher, leads the Perinatal and Early Life Epidemiology Group. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Nanox and USARD expand their radiology diagnostic partnership; Sera Prognostics and Anthem launch a neonatal outcomes study; and more digital health deals
Also: Withings ’ remote monitoring system becomes widely available through Redox partnership. Renalytix AI and DaVita team up to offer early intervention for kidney disease. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 5, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Opportunities to address men's health during the perinatal period - Puerto Rico, 2017 - Salvesen von Essen B, Kortsmit K, D'Angelo DV, Warner L, Smith RA, Simon C, Garfield CF, Virella WH, Vargas Bernal MI.
Decreased use of health care services (1), increased exposure to occupational hazards, and higher rates of substance use (2) might contribute to men's poorer health outcomes when compared with such outcomes for women (3). During the transition to fatherh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Knowledge, attitude and self-efficacy program intended to improve public health professionals' ability to identify and manage perinatal depressive symptoms: a quasi-experimental study - Phoosuwan N, Lundberg PC.
BACKGROUND: During the perinatal period women lack screening and treatments for perinatal depressive symptoms, while public health professionals (PHPs) in primary care centres (PCCs) need training for identification and management of such symptoms. This ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Screening for early signs of paternal perinatal affective disorder in expectant fathers: a cluster analysis approach - Mangialavori S, Giannotti M, Cacioppo M, Spelzini F, Baldoni F.
This study was based on three aims: (1) to in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Opportunities to Address Men's Health During the Perinatal Period - Puerto Rico, 2017
This report describes opportunities to address men's health during the perinatal period. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 31, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Adult Health Men's Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Parenting Source Type: news

Transfusions with higher red blood cell levels do not improve preterm baby outcomes
(George Mason University) National Institutes of Health-funded randomized clinical trial is the largest study to-date to compare thresholds for blood transfusions in premature babies, offers guidance for health care providers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hennepin Healthcare brings families into the neonatal ICU with new technology
Hennepin County Medical Center is the first hospital in the Twin Cities to offer an AngelEye video feed in its NICUs, or neonatal intensive care units. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Hennepin Healthcare brings families into the neonatal ICU with new technology
Hennepin County Medical Center is the first hospital in the Twin Cities to offer an AngelEye video feed in its NICUs, or neonatal intensive care units. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Lateral flow antigen test for pregnant women and support people: frequently asked questions, NHS England
These frequently asked questions (FAQs) specifically relate to the lateral flow antigen tests for women and their support people attending 12 and 20 week scans and fetal medicine appointments and, where lateral flow tests are used, for birth partners and parents whose babies require neonatal care, in line with Supporting pregnant women using maternity services during the coronavirus pandemic: Actions for NHS providers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feasibility, acceptability and usage patterns of a 24-hour mobile phone helpline service for women discharged from a mother-baby psychiatry unit (MBU) in India - Ragesh G, Ganjekar S, Thippeswamy H, Desai G, Hamza A, Chandra PS.
This study assessed the feasibility, acceptability, limitations, and usage patterns of a helpline service for mothers discharged from a mother-ba... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Ultrasound outperforms x-ray for neonatal pneumothorax
Lung ultrasound scans outperformed chest x-rays for diagnosing neonatal pneumothorax...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Deep-learning algorithm detects free air on CT images CT helps diagnose pediatric handlebar injury AI differentiates COVID-19 from other pneumonia AI may help improve sensitivity of ED chest x-ray reads AI algorithm identifies pneumothorax on chest x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Labor Induction at 39 Weeks May Improve Neonatal Outcomes Labor Induction at 39 Weeks May Improve Neonatal Outcomes
For much of the 20th century, term gestation has been defined as 37 weeks and beyond, Dr Caughey said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Assessing maternal, neonatal SARS-CoV-2 viral load, transplacental antibody transfer, placental pathology
This report of maternal viral load, transplacental antibody transmission and placental pathology in 127 pregnancies during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic provides needed data about maternal viral control, reduced transplacental transfer of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies and lack of vertical transmission in mother-newborn pairs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The epidemiology of infant shaft fractures of femur or humerus by incidence, birth, accidents, and other causes - von Heideken J, Thiblin I, Hogberg U.
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this population-based registry study was to analyze both birth-related femur and humerus shaft fractures and diagnosed later in infancy, as regards incidence, perinatal characteristics, other diagnoses, and reported accidents. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

What are the most effective interventions during pregnancy for preventing stillbirth?
Antenatal interventions for preventing stillbirth, fetal loss and perinatal death: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviewsA stillbirth is generally defined as the death of a baby before birth, at or after 24 weeks of development. It is most common in low ‐ and middle‐income countries but also affects people in high‐income countries. Numbers of stillbirths have not fallen much in the last 20 years and, despite the high numbers, it is not widely recognised as a global health problem.This overview of Cochrane systematic reviews included 43 Cochrane reviews that assessed 61 different ways of preventing stillbirth duri...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ebonyi House of Assembly Passes Maternal, Perinatal Surveillance Bill
[Vanguard] The Ebonyi House of Assembly on Thursday passed the maternal and perinatal surveillance bill. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Expert: Bismarck (ND) Air Medical Pilot Tried to ‘Save the Day’
Jack Dura The Bismarck Tribune, N.D. (MCT) Dec. 14—Authorities might never know what all happened in the sky before a fatal Bismarck air ambulance crash in 2018, but one expert sees a few possible answers to some questions that remain. The National Transportation Safety Board on Dec. 3 released its final report on the Bismarck Air Medical crash the night of Nov. 18, 2018. Bismarck Air Medical pilot Todd Lasky, Metro Area Ambulance paramedic Chris Iverson and CHI St. Alexius Health nurse Bonnie Cook died in the crash. They w...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Air Ambulance Crash North Dakota Source Type: news

Expert: Bismarck (ND) Air Medical Pilot Tried to ‘Save the Day’
Jack Dura The Bismarck Tribune, N.D. (MCT) Dec. 14—Authorities might never know what all happened in the sky before a fatal Bismarck air ambulance crash in 2018, but one expert sees a few possible answers to some questions that remain. The National Transportation Safety Board on Dec. 3 released its final report on the Bismarck Air Medical crash the night of Nov. 18, 2018. Bismarck Air Medical pilot Todd Lasky, Metro Area Ambulance paramedic Chris Iverson and CHI St. Alexius Health nurse Bonnie Cook died in the crash. They w...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Air Ambulance Crash North Dakota Source Type: news

Expert: Bismarck (ND) Air Medical Pilot Tried to ‘ Save the Day ’
Jack Dura The Bismarck Tribune, N.D. (MCT) Dec. 14—Authorities might never know what all happened in the sky before a fatal Bismarck air ambulance crash in 2018, but one expert sees a few possible answers to some questions that remain. The National Transportation Safety Board on Dec. 3 released its final report on the Bismarck Air Medical crash the night of Nov. 18, 2018. Bismarck Air Medical pilot Todd Lasky, Metro Area Ambulance paramedic Chris Iverson and CHI St. Alexius Health nurse Bonnie Cook died in the crash. They w...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Air Ambulance Crash North Dakota Source Type: news

Expert: Bismarck (ND) Air Medical Pilot Tried to ‘Save the Day’
Jack Dura The Bismarck Tribune, N.D. (MCT) Dec. 14—Authorities might never know what all happened in the sky before a fatal Bismarck air ambulance crash in 2018, but one expert sees a few possible answers to some questions that remain. The National Transportation Safety Board on Dec. 3 released its final report on the Bismarck Air Medical crash the night of Nov. 18, 2018. Bismarck Air Medical pilot Todd Lasky, Metro Area Ambulance paramedic Chris Iverson and CHI St. Alexius Health nurse Bonnie Cook died in the crash. They w...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Air Ambulance Crash North Dakota Source Type: news

Expert: Bismarck (ND) Air Medical Pilot Tried to ‘Save the Day’
Jack Dura The Bismarck Tribune, N.D. (MCT) Dec. 14—Authorities might never know what all happened in the sky before a fatal Bismarck air ambulance crash in 2018, but one expert sees a few possible answers to some questions that remain. The National Transportation Safety Board on Dec. 3 released its final report on the Bismarck Air Medical crash the night of Nov. 18, 2018. Bismarck Air Medical pilot Todd Lasky, Metro Area Ambulance paramedic Chris Iverson and CHI St. Alexius Health nurse Bonnie Cook died in the crash. They w...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Air Ambulance Crash North Dakota Source Type: news

Expert: Bismarck (ND) Air Medical Pilot Tried to ‘Save the Day’
Jack Dura The Bismarck Tribune, N.D. (MCT) Dec. 14—Authorities might never know what all happened in the sky before a fatal Bismarck air ambulance crash in 2018, but one expert sees a few possible answers to some questions that remain. The National Transportation Safety Board on Dec. 3 released its final report on the Bismarck Air Medical crash the night of Nov. 18, 2018. Bismarck Air Medical pilot Todd Lasky, Metro Area Ambulance paramedic Chris Iverson and CHI St. Alexius Health nurse Bonnie Cook died in the crash. They w...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Air Ambulance Crash North Dakota Source Type: news

Maternal Asthma Rx Linked to Adverse Perinatal Outcomes
Discontinuing asthma medications in pregnancy associated with increased odds of birth at
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 14, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Maternal Asthma Rx Linked to Adverse Perinatal Outcomes
MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2020 -- Prescription of asthma medications before and during pregnancy is associated with increased prevalence of adverse perinatal outcomes, especially with discontinuation of prescriptions, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Singing to preterm infants during kangaroo care reduces maternal anxiety
(University of Helsinki) Premature births are stressful experiences that increase the risk of anxiety for mothers and may hinder the development of interaction between mother and infant. A new study indicates that the combination of singing and kangaroo care boosts the wellbeing of the mothers of preterm infants, also making it easier for them to establish a connection with their baby. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Residential segregation, neighborhood violence and disorder, and inequalities in anxiety among Jewish and Palestinian-Arab perinatal women in Israel - Daoud N, Alfayumi-Zeadna S, Tur-Sinai A, Geraisy N, Talmud I.
BACKGROUND: Residential segregation can foster health inequality mechanisms by increasing stress related to neighborhood violence and disorder. AIMS: We studied the association between neighborhood violence and disorder and inequalities in anxiety betw... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Featured Review: Antenatal corticosteroids for accelerating fetal lung maturation in women at risk of preterm birth
The Cochrane review aboutantenatal steroids in reducing risk of infant mortality and morbidity is animportant one inCochrane's history. Cochrane's logo is based on the forest plot from the original  publication in 1982. This review has recently been updated and lead author, Fiona Stewart, tells us how the logo might look now, base on the current data.What does this update tell us?  Our overall findings can be summed up like this: antenatal steroids given to women at risk of preterm birth reduce the risk of infant mortality and morbidity. In other words, babies are more likely to survive and less likely to ha...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

COVID Fuels Depression In Pregnant Women, New Moms
The study found that 36%, or more than 1 in 3, had significant levels of depression. Prior to the pandemic, rates of perinatal depression were about 15% to 20%. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neonatal ICU has new home in Mayo Clinic Children's Center
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic's Neonatal ICU has moved from Mary Brigh 3 B/F to Mary Brigh 5 D/E in Mayo Clinic Hospital ? Rochester, Saint Marys Campus, providing space to care for up to 34 patients. The Neonatal ICU is part of Mayo Clinic Children's Center. In the Neonatal ICU's new space, all patients [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 8, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Health Workers Gain Knowledge On Reducing Maternal, Perinatal Deaths
[New Zimbabwe] ENSURING good maternal and neonatal health has been one of the key priorities in Zimbabwe's health sector. While the mortality rate is still unacceptably high, progress is being made to ensure that no woman or child dies during birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and perinatal post-traumatic stress and depression symptoms: a systematic review of findings in longitudinal studies - Paulson JL.
The link between maternal violence exposure and adverse obstetric outcomes is well-documented, but less is understood about the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) exposure and perinatal post-traumatic stress symptoms(PTSS) and depression ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mental Health Symptoms Common for Perinatal Women During COVID-19
THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2020 -- Mental health symptoms are common among perinatal women during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Nov. 4 in Psychiatry Research. Cindy H. Liu, Ph.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boosting Coverage of Midwife Care Could Avert Deaths
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 -- About two-thirds of maternal deaths, neonatal deaths, and stillbirths could be averted with universal coverage of midwife-delivered interventions, according to a study published online Dec. 1 in The Lancet Global... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New activity found for CHD7, a protein factor vital in embryonic development
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Research has yielded fundamental insights into the causes of severe birth defects known as CHARGE syndrome cases. These congenital birth defects include severe and life-threatening heart malformations. Researchers successfully inactivated the gene for CHD7 in the neural crest cells of mouse embryos, and then rigorously probed how this change in developing cardiac neural crest cells caused severe defects in the outflow tract and great arteries, leading to perinatal lethality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mothers ’ stress may lead to preterm births, faster aging in children
This study is among the first to point out that, yes, it does matter.“It may even be more influential than prenatal health because some of what is put in motion before conception may be hard to stop during pregnancy,” she added. “For example, a mother with dysregulated immune function due to stress may be at risk when she becomes pregnant. The abundance of stre ss for low-income parents is potent and potentially high risk for them and their children.”These findings, Dunkel Schetter said, support the case for devoting more resources to programs for preconception health and well-being.Both studies wer...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

AHN limits hospital visits due to Covid surge
Allegheny Health Network on Saturday announced it will be limiting patient visitation due to a surge in Covid-19 cases in western Pennsylvania. The changes are effective Tuesday. Visitation for patients in AHN's hospitals and outpatient centers will be limited under the new temporary policy. But it's not a blanket policy. AHN said it will make exceptions for labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care units, pediatrics, end-of-life care, patients who have an intellectual disability or patients… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Preemie Babies End Up Hospitalized More as Kids
FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2020 -- Children born prematurely have a higher risk of hospitalization later on than those born at full term, a new study says. Health problems are common in premature babies, though the risk falls as they grow up. But researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news