Log in to search using one of your social media accounts:

 

What Growth Charts Are Best?
Discussion “The value of growth assessment is thus its principal utility as a key screening tool in order to assess children’s general well-being, to identify faltering and excessive growth, to evaluate maternal lactation performance and infant feeding practices, and to manage her children with medical conditions known to adversely affect growth,….” Thus having assessment tools is important. Growth charts are assessment tools measuring height/length, weight, head circumference and body mass index. Some commonly used growth charts are: WHO child growth chart standards They were developed using lo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New discovery offers hope of protecting premature babies from blindness
(University of Gothenburg) Now there is hope of a new way to protect extremely premature babies from impaired vision or blindness resulting from the eye disease retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). A study at Sahlgrenska Academy published in JAMA Ophthalmology points to a clear link between ROP and low levels of the fatty acid arachidonic acid, measured in children's blood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Premature babies get better with involved parents
A study of 1,800 premature babies found they put on weight more quickly if their parents were involved in ward rounds, took their temperature and administered medicine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents' care can help premature babies in hospital, says study
Infants in a trial put on more weight and parents suffered less stress than families not involved. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Involving parents in intensive care helps infants and nurses
Involving parents in the care of premature babies in hospital not only improves their wellbeing but may also reduce conflict with staff and boost nurses ’ job satisfaction, according to a new study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Premature babies healthier when parents help with hospital care, study shows
Babies in trial put on more weight in first three weeks and parents were less stressedPremature babies do better if their parents are allowed to help care for them in hospital alongside the nurses, rather than being treated as visitors and left on the sidelines, a new study shows.Many parents feel acutely anxious, stressed and out of control when their child is in a newborn intensive care unit and there seems to be nothing they can do for her. Inspired by the example of a hospital in Estonia that brings in parents to help with basic care of their baby, doctors in Canada organised a major study in three countries – Ca...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Premature birth Health Medical research World news Science Society Source Type: news

Rapid resolution and redress scheme for severe avoidable birth injury
Solicitor Sezan Taner explains what healthcare professionals need to know Related items fromOnMedica All pregnant women with type 1 diabetes should be offered continuous glucose monitoring Toddler and maternal fructose intake linked to asthma Women happier with maternity care, national survey shows First trimester exposure to antithyroid drugs linked with birth defects Premature births linked to bacterial changes in vagina (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - February 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Update on government scheme for birth injury cases
Solicitor Sezan Taner explains what healthcare professionals need to know Related items fromOnMedica All pregnant women with type 1 diabetes should be offered continuous glucose monitoring Toddler and maternal fructose intake linked to asthma Women happier with maternity care, national survey shows First trimester exposure to antithyroid drugs linked with birth defects Premature births linked to bacterial changes in vagina (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - February 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Premature babies make fewer friends -- but not for long
(University of Warwick) Premature babies make fewer friends, feel less accepted by peers and spend less time socialising in early childhood -- but this improves when they get to school -- according to new research by an international research collaboration, including the University of Warwick, UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Probiotic milk may reduce pre-eclampsia and premature birth risk
According to a Scandinavian study inBMJ Open, pregnant women who drink probiotic milk are less likely to suffer some pregnancy complications. Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Probiotic milk tied to lowered risk of some pregnancy complications
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who drink milk containing probiotic “friendly” bacteria are less likely to have premature births or pre-eclampsia, a serious complication of pregnancy, suggests a Scandinavian study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Women aged 30-34 have the lowest risk of premature birth
A Canadian study found that pregnant women aged 40 and older are at the greatest risk of premature birth and those aged 30 to 34 are at the lowest risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mothers in early 30s have lowest risk of premature birth, study finds
Women in their early thirties have a 1% chance of early birth, with the risk rising to 1.2% for those over 40, analysis showsMothers in their early 30s have the lowest chance of having a premature baby, new research has found, with the risk rising significantly once the mother passes 40.Records of more than 165,000 pregnant women were analysed, showing that the likelihood of having a baby more than three weeks early among women aged over 40 was 20% higher than those in their early 30s. However, the actual risk remained low, increasing from 1% to 1.2%.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Juliette Jowit Tags: Premature birth Medical research Pregnancy Parents and parenting Health & wellbeing Science Source Type: news

Ultrasound may help predict risk of premature birth
Ultrasound may be able to identify women who are at risk of giving birth prematurely,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Gadolinium in fetuses almost entirely cleared via placenta MRI links blood flow to brain development in preterm babies Machine learning predicts pregnancies with fetal growth restriction Ultrasound 'magic' draws Ugandan women to antenatal clinic (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medtech Innovators: Get Out of Your Bubble
Best practices in medical device innovation call for capturing end-user needs. But how do you identify those needs and make sense of everything need you uncover?  To understand such needs, "you have to get out of your bubble, your lab, to see what pain points your device is solving and causing and any workarounds that will inform your work," Marlisa Kopenski, director of business design, Design Concepts Inc., told attendees during the BIOMEDevice San Jose presentation, "Case Study: Using Project Frameworks to Create Order out of Chaos." "You have to see how your device is being used," she...
Source: MDDI - January 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

This health care facility's new unit will create 20 jobs
Florida Hospital Altamonte will open its first specialty unit for premature babies this month in Seminole County. The 6,208-square-foot Level II neonatal intensive care unit features 10 private rooms and officially will open on Jan. 30 on the hospital's fourth floor. The unit, which is used for premature babies who may be recovering from illnesses or serious conditions, will hire 20 specially trained regist ered nurses, Florida Hospital said. On average, registered nurses earn an annual wage of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

Probiotics may lower pre-eclampsia and premature birth risk
Probiotics taken during pregnancy might help lower the risks of pre-eclampsia and premature birth, but timing may be crucial, a study has suggested. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

No Adverse Neurologic Hit From Postnatal CMV Infection in Preemies No Adverse Neurologic Hit From Postnatal CMV Infection in Preemies
Premature babies of mothers with cytomegalovirus who pick up the infection from breast milk are unlikely to develop neurological problems in early childhood as a result, according to a Dutch study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Premature birth linked to language delays, damaged brains
The part of the brain that process complex auditory information is not fully developed in premature babies, leaving it vulnerable to trauma, University of Illinois researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diary of premature baby progress designed by neonatal nurse
A neonatal nurse has designed a diary to help families keep track of their babies ’ progress after her own son was born prematurely. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Jerold F. Lucey, Innovator in Premature Births, Dies at 91
Dr. Lucey helped introduce new treatments for fragile newborns and edited the journal Pediatrics for 35 years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Lucey, Jerold F (1926-2017) Premature Babies Pregnancy and Childbirth University of Vermont Deaths (Obituaries) Source Type: news

Missouri Baby born size of a Coke can home for Christmas
Eliora – or Ellie as she is affectionately known – is one of the most premature babies ever to survive. Against the odds, she is now home early in Kansas City, Missouri, with her parents and two brothers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gifts for babies spending Christmas in hospital
A couple whose son spent his first Christmas in hospital are giving presents to premature babies. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Premature babies at three times greater risk of ADHD
Brazilian researchers reviewed 12 previous studies and found that the risk of developing ADHD in childhood increased as birth weights and gestation periods decreased. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:Premature Births - Lack of Equipment Worries Medics
[Monitor] Masaka -The increasing number of premature births is worrying medics at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 18, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Baby born ONE WEEK before the abortion time-limit
One of the youngest premature babies to survive in Britain, Arthur, from Nottingham,  is even more of a miracle as both of his parents suffer health problems and thought they would never conceive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas premature babies pictured as they remain in NICU
Premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston were visited by Santa Claus who brought holiday cheer for an adorable photo shoot. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adorable photos of babies in the NICU
Premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston were visited by Santa Claus who brought holiday cheer for an adorable photo shoot. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

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

Doctors develop new way to use MRI to predict pregnancy complications
FINDINGSUCLA scientists have developed anew way to use magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, to scan the placenta. The noninvasive approach offers valuable insights into how the mother ’s blood enters the placenta and sustains the fetus with oxygen and nutrients during early pregnancy. The technique breaks new ground because most previous studies on this subject occurred in the laboratory after childbirth.BACKGROUNDThe placenta is a temporary organ that joins a pregnant woman to her baby through the umbilical cord. Few methods exist for safely and accurately studying the placenta in early pregnancy. Ultrasound indirect...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Preemies' dads more stressed than moms after NICU
(Northwestern University) For the first time, scientists have measured the stress levels of fathers of premature babies during the tense transition between the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and home and discovered fathers are more stressed than moms, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breathing Trouble May Follow Preemies to Adulthood
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breathing Problems, Premature Babies (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breathing Trouble May Follow Preemies to Adulthood
FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2017 -- People who were born prematurely may have smaller-than-normal airways in adulthood, which can cause respiratory problems, researchers say. Premature birth is associated with poorer heart and lung function, but the reasons... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Length of stay in neonatal ICU can affect behavior of premature babies
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Research by Brazilian scientists shows that emotional development of children born preterm should be evaluated as much as physical growth and motor skills. In article published at Early Human Development, authors emphasizes the need to constant developing neonatal ICU installations and equipments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Premature births: The simple test that could stop babies being born too early
BORN more than three months early and weighing just 1lb 15oz, little Jack Bragg was given a 50 per cent chance of survival. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Micro-premature' baby Jazeel Hope is 'thriving'
Jazeel Hope's mother, from Johannesburg, has revealed she has now come along so far that doctors believe she is 'thriving' and completely out of danger. Jazeel now weighs 2.2kg. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Celebrating the Miracles and Milestones of Premature Babies
[Nation] Like any mother, Mrs Jacinta Ochieng wanted nothing more than to take her children home, all five of them, even though their birth had surprised her- she thought she had been carrying just one. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 17, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

How Long Do Late Preterm Infants Need Supplemental Feedings?
Discussion Premature infants have many problems to overcome because they just aren’t ready to live outside the uterine environment. Late premature infants are defined as birth between 34 0/7 weeks and 36 6/7 weeks gestation. In the U.S. this gestational age accounts for ~70% of all preterm births or ~300,000 births/year. Late preterm infants can have delayed oral feeding skills and failure to thrive along with increased hospital readmissions. Breastfeeding can be difficult as infants can have poor coordination and poor tone, along with decreased lactation in the mother. Learning Point Weight gain lags behind intraut...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

P & G creates diapers for tiniest newborns
Procter& Gamble Co. has created a diaper for premature babies whose skin is too delicate to wear a traditional diaper while in a hospital ’s neonatal intensive care unit. The Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods (NYSE: PG) said it would donate a box of the new Pampers NICU Flat Diapers to every one of the country's nearly 1,000 hospitals with neonatal intensive care units. The Flat Diaper addresses the needs of babies with ext remely low birth weight, severe skin issues, jaundice, gastrointestinal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

P & G creates diapers for tiniest newborns
Procter& Gamble Co. has created a diaper for premature babies whose skin is too delicate to wear a traditional diaper while in a hospital ’s neonatal intensive care unit. The Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods (NYSE: PG) said it would donate a box of the new Pampers NICU Flat Diapers to every one of the country's nearly 1,000 hospitals with neonatal intensive care units. The Flat Diaper addresses the needs of babies with ext remely low birth weight, severe skin issues, jaundice, gastrointestinal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

'Most premature baby ever born' is thriving three years on
The little girl was born at 21 weeks and four days in San Antonio, Texas, in 2014 after her mother Courtney Stensrud, now 35, was hospitalized with a common placental infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Most premature baby ever' in Texas is now thriving
The little girl was born at 21 weeks and four days in San Antonio, Texas, in 2014 after her mother Courtney Stensrud, now 35, was hospitalized with a common placental infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

P & G creates unique diaper for preemies
Procter& Gamble Co. revealed today that it has created a diaper for premature babies whose skin is too delicate to wear a traditional one while in a hospital ’s neonatal intensive care unit. The Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods (NYSE: PG) said it would donate a box of the new Pampers NICU Flat Diapers to every one of the country's nearly 1,000 hospitals with neonatal intensive care units. The Flat Diaper addresses the needs of babies with ext remely low birth weight, severe skin issues,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Born before 22 weeks, 'most premature' baby now thriving
A preterm baby born at 21 weeks and four days is now a healthy 3-year-old girl with no impairments, doctors say. Her case sheds light on a controversial question in neonatal medicine: when should it be recommended to resuscitate a preterm baby, or not? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

London mother struggled to bond with her premature baby
WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT: Flynn Parry arrived 17 weeks early weighing just 1lb 1oz when his mother Hoda Ali, 36, from Willeseden Green, London, was just 23 weeks pregnant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Birmingham and Alabama get 'F' for premature birth rate
The nation ’s rate of preterm births, which are the largest contributor to infant death in the United States, has increased over the past year, after a nearly 10-year decline.  The March of Dimes, a New York based prenatal advocacy and awareness group, released its annual prematurity report card, giving th e United States a “C” grade overall.  The state of Alabama and the city of Birmingham were both given the grades of “F” according to the March of Dimes. Previously Alabama had a premature… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Preterm Births Increasing in U.S. (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The rate of premature births rose from 9.6% to 9.8% from 2015 to 2016, earning the U.S. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Premature birth rates increase for a second year in a row
The preterm birth rate has risen to 9.8 percent in 2016 from 9.6 percent in 2015. The study by The March of Dimes showed rates were higher in minorities in low-income areas in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant sharks and rays likely to abort their young if captured
New research has found a quarter of pregnant sharks and rays lose their pups when caught, threatening some speciesAustralian researchers have found a quarter of pregnant sharks and rays abort their pups when captured, revealing a little-known risk to the survival of the slow-growing animals.An analysis of recorded instances of sharks and rays either aborting their pups or undergoing a premature birth once captured found 24% of pregnant females across 88 species lost their young. In some species, such as the pelagic stingray, the rate of abortion on capture was 85%.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Calla Wahlquist Tags: Fishing Marine life Environment Sharks Wildlife Science Research Animals Oceans Conservation Source Type: news