Are gestational age at birth and symptoms of ADHD associated?
(JAMA Network) Early premature birth at less than 34 weeks was associated with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in preschool-age children and inattention symptoms in school-age children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clean Skin, Hands Critical for'Kangaroo Care' for Preemies
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 -- A number of infection control measures need to be taken when giving " kangaroo care " to premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit, researchers say. This approach -- which involves meaningful touch and skin-to-skin... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

First-hand accounts of premature baby loss inspire new resource
A new online resource has been launched to support parents, relatives and health professionals in the wake of baby loss during mid pregnancy. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

GBMC readies to open $2.4 million NICU, raising final funds
Discussions for its replacement began about five years ago. The new unit will include 10 private… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Parent cleansing paramount prior to skin-to-skin care
(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) Neonatal intensive care units increasingly encourage meaningful touch and skin-to-skin care -- aka 'kangaroo care' -- between parents and premature babies to aid the babies' development. But a Michigan children's hospital practicing skin-to-skin care noticed an unwanted side effect in 2016 -- a spike in Staphylococcus aureus (SA) infections among newborns. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis in pregnancy associated with low birth weight and premature birth
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that pregnancies in women with rheumatoid arthritis are associated with premature delivery and low birth weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Blood Test May Help Predict Premature Births
STANFORD, CA (CBS Local) – A new blood test is showing promising results for helping pregnant women know if they are at risk of a premature birth. Researchers at Stanford University say the new technique will calculate a woman’s due date and whether or not she will have a premature delivery. This is much less expensive than standard ultrasound procedures. “We found that a handful of genes are very highly predictive of which women are at risk for preterm delivery,” Dr. Mads Melbye said in a press release. “I’ve spent a lot of time over the years working to understand preterm delivery...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Pregnancy Source Type: news

Blood test developed to predict risk of premature birth
Blood test can determine whether pregnancy will end in premature birth with 75-80% accuracy Related items fromOnMedica SSRIs raise risk of rare neonatal hypertension Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Demanding work linked to low-weight and preterm births Antiseptic prevents deaths in newborns (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Premature birth test being trialled
The blood test worked in up to 80% of women in pilot studies, US researchers say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Test Might Predict Pregnancy Due Date and Preterm Birth
The test is far from ready for use, but research is promising. If it works in bigger studies, it could help prevent deaths of babies born prematurely. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Tests (Medical) Pregnancy and Childbirth Premature Babies Genetics and Heredity Babies and Infants RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) Source Type: news

There May Soon Be a Blood Test for Predicting Premature Births
Each year in the U.S., one in 10 babies is born prematurely. Around the world, that number is slightly higher, affecting 15 million infants annually. In a new study published in Science, researchers led by a group at Stanford University report the first steps toward a blood test that can predict which pregnancies are most likely to result in early births. Stephen Quake, professor of bioengineering and applied physics at Stanford, and his team analyzed the roughly 20,000 genes in the human genome in a group of 38 women who were at higher risk for premature delivery. Of those women, 23 ended up delivering when their babies w...
Source: TIME: Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Blood test predicts pregnant women's risk of a premature birth with up to 80% accuracy
Scientists from Stanford University in California have developed a blood test by testing RNA in the genes of a pregnant woman that can predict if she will give birth prematurely. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Premature birth risk could be measured by blood test – study
Findings offer hope of accurate predictions on age of foetus and early birth through test that picks up free-floating RNA in the mother ’s bloodWhether a pregnant woman is at risk of premature delivery could eventually be predicted by a blood test, according to new research.The study found that both the age of a developing foetus, and whether a woman was at risk of giving birth early, could be worked out using a test that picks up free-floating RNA, DNA ’s single-stranded cousin, in the mother’s blood.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Biology Pregnancy Science Health Parents and parenting & wellbeing Source Type: news

New study launched to identify women at high risk of preterm birth, most effective interventions
(Intermountain Medical Center) Researchers are launching the first study of its kind involving up to 10,000 women that will use a new test to identify those at risk for premature birth, and, in those with high risk, to evaluate the impact of early interventions designed to prolong their pregnancy and reduce the rate of premature delivery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Reading or singing to premature babies helps parents feel comfortable with their newborns
Parents who read, sing and recite nursery rhymes to their premature babies become more aware of their babies' needs and feel more confident about how to interact with their babies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Fossil Fuel Use Affect Premature Births?
A new study indicates that emissions from coal and oil power plants are associated with increased premature births. The rate of premature births dropped by 30% after these plants were shuttered in California with the most significant declines among African American and Asian women. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: James Conca, Contributor Source Type: news

The majority of premature babies get antibiotics
Nearly 80 percent of low birth weight babies are given antibiotics, whether or not they have infections the drugs treat, raising their resistance risks, a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grieving mother shares photo of her premature baby ’s ‘goodbye hug’
Amy Campbell, 30, from Leeds, explained how her twins were born at 26 weeks, weighing just 2lbs each. In the picture, her baby daughter Charlotte is seen wrapping her arm around her tiny twin Esme. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grieving mother shares moving photograph of her premature baby ’s ‘goodbye hug’
Amy Campbell, 30, from Leeds, explained how her twins were born at 26 weeks, weighing just 2lbs each. In the picture, her baby daughter Charlotte is seen wrapping her arm around her tiny twin Esme. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air Pollution Near Power Plants Tied to Premature Births
Closing coal- and oil-fired power plants is associated with a reduction in preterm births in the surrounding region, researchers report. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Shutdowns (Institutional) Premature Babies Air Pollution Source Type: news

Closing Fossil Fuel Plants Tied to Fewer Preterm Births
TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 -- Closing coal and oil plants may lead to fewer premature births and improved fertility in neighboring communities, according to two new studies. Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley found that preterm... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nationwide Children's spinoff fighting infection in premature babies raises $1.8M
A Nationwide Children's Hospital spinoff that's developing a probiotic treatment for the leading cause of death from gastrointestinal disease in premature infants has raised $1.8 million from a group of funds including Rev1 Ventures. Indianapolis-based Scioto Biosciences Inc. raised the round with Indiana-based BioCrossroads and Elevate Ventures, along with Columbus-based Rev1. It previously had $380,000 in grants from the National Institutes of Health and the state of Indiana. The Columbus pediatric… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Canadian reunites with doctor who saved her life after premature birth
Canadian woman Rachelle Mainse, who was born prematurely at 30 weeks, has reunited with the doctor who saved her life at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital 30 years ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than two-thirds of dispensaries recommend marijuana to pregnant women
Despite risks like premature births and birth defects, 70 percent of dispensaries recommend marijuana to pregnant women, according to new research from the University of Colorado. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI outperforms experts at detecting leading cause of childhood blindness
Artificial intelligence more accurately diagnosed a possible devastating cause of blindness in premature babies than expert doctors, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daughters of women who took DES miscarriage pill have high cancer risk
DES, a synthetic estrogen diethylstilbestrol, was popular among mothers-to-be between 1938 and 1971 as it was promoted as a way to prevent miscarriage and avoid premature births. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV Drug Appears Safe During Pregnancy
The study found no difference in the risk for premature birth, low birth weight or other serious complications among those who didn't receive TDF and those who got TDF along with emtricitabine and lopinavir/ritonavir. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fetal Immune System May Trigger Premature Birth
A new study suggests some preterm births occur because the fetus rejects the mother, after its immune system is triggered too early and senses maternal cells as foreign invaders. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV Drug, Tenofovir, Appears Safe During Pregnancy
WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 -- Drugs to prevent HIV-positive pregnant women from infecting their unborn babies appear safe and don't raise the risk for premature birth or infant death, new research indicates. The U.S. scientists said their findings... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fetal Immune System May Trigger Premature Birth: Study
WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 -- Most potential explanations of premature birth revolve around the mother, and what might cause her body to reject her developing fetus. But what if it's the other way around? A new study suggests some preterm births... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New UA research study aims to predict and prevent deadly disease in premature infants
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) The University of Arizona study aims to develop the first predictive test to identify and prevent necrotizing enterocolitis, a disease that kills thousands of premature babies each year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Greater Cincinnati biotech firm developing cure for disease just raised millions
Airway Therapeutics, a Sharonville biotechnology company developing a way to prevent and treat lung disease in premature babies, has raised $11 million in Series B financing from new and existing investors. The firm is developing a protein replacement therapy called AT-100, which is based on research conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Whitset at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Airway Therapeutics was created in 2011 as a spin-out of Cincinnati Children’s.  “Our hardworking team is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Op-ed: How employers can help reduce the number of premature babies born in Houston
There are more than 74 million women in today ’s workplace, according to the Department of Labor. Seventy percent of them are mothers with children under the age of 18 and 1.7 million have a baby each year.  It’s important to understand the financial impact of delivering healthy babies. According to the March of Dimes, a child needing neo natal or intensive care can represent the most expensive conditions billed to commercial insurers for hospital care. Employers could pay 12 times more in health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ashley McClellan Source Type: news

Running during pregnancy IS safe: Largest ever study debunks the myth causes premature births
Researchers from King ’s College London found jogging while expecting does not affect birth weights. This is regardless of how far women run or if they did so throughout all three trimesters. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Telemedicine provides accurate diagnosis of rare cause of blindness in preemies
(Oregon Health& Science University) Accurately detecting a rare, but devastating cause of blindness in premature babies can be done as effectively with telemedicine as with traditional, in-person eye exams, a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology suggests.The finding could enable more blindness-preventing treatment for infants born in rural and other areas where there are few ophthalmologists trained to detect the condition, called retinopathy of prematurity, or ROP. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High blood pressure before pregnancy linked to heightened miscarriage risk
Every 10 mmHg rise in diastolic blood pressure seems to boost risk Related items fromOnMedica Premature births linked to bacterial changes in vagina Women using short-acting asthma relievers can take 20% longer to conceive Midwifery training numbers to rise by 25% Diabetes drug use during pregnancy affects child's weight Mums-to-be can safely exercise in warm weather and use saunas for brief periods (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Why Some'Preemies' Grow Up to Have Weaker Hearts
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 -- The hearts of adults who were premature babies pump less blood during exercise than adults who were full-term babies, a small study finds. That might help explain why some people born prematurely are at greater risk for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Shaking up newborn ambulance transportation for a brighter future
(University of Nottingham) Premature babies could benefit from a new safer transport incubator for transferring them between hospitals, as a result of pioneering NIHR-funded research by the University of Nottingham's bioengineers, clinicians and scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Metformin use may lower pregnancy complications in PCOS
New research presented at ENDO 2018 suggests that women who suffer from PCOS, and use metformin during pregnancy, are at a lower risk of late miscarriage and premature birth.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lung cancer, premature babies – now smoking could also cause THIS
SMOKING is not only bad for the lungs and heart, it can also damage your hearing, research suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recent Return From Deployment Tied to Preterm Births for Military Women Recent Return From Deployment Tied to Preterm Births for Military Women
Military women who give birth within six months of returning from deployment are twice as likely to have premature babies compared to other soldiers, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Recent return from deployment tied to preterm births for military women
(Reuters Health) - Military women who give birth within six months of returning from deployment are twice as likely to have premature babies compared to other soldiers, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

For Female Soldiers, Deployment May Up Risk for Premature Birth
FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 -- American soldiers who have babies after a recent deployment are at increased risk of preterm birth, a new study suggests. The finding comes from the analysis of data on nearly 12,900 births to U.S. soldiers from 2011 to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Recently deployed moms at higher risk having premature baby
A Stanford University study of 13,000 births to military moms and found that women who gave birth within six months of returning from deployment were twice as likely to have a pre-term baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preterm birth leaves its mark in the functional networks of the brain
(University of Helsinki) Researchers at the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki University Hospital, Finland, have proven that premature birth has a significant and, at the same time, a very selective effect on the functional networks of a child's brain. The effects can primarily be seen in the frontal lobe, which is significant for cognitive functions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PremieBreathe gives premature babies a better chance
Yale ’s Anjelica Gonzalez is leading a team to develop a low-cost respirator that delivers warmed, oxygenated air to infants with respiratory complications. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Midwifery linked to better birth outcomes in state-by-state report cards
(Oregon State University) Midwife-friendly laws and regulations tend to coincide with lower rates of premature births, cesarean deliveries and newborn deaths, according to a new US-wide 'report card' that ranks all 50 states on the quality of their maternity care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alabama hospital unveils high-tech NICU beds
An Alabama hospital has unveiled new high-tech hospital beds for premature babies. Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Houston County now has several new Babyleo beds, according to the Dothan Eagle. The beds, which are the latest in incubator technology nationwide, ensure that the baby's body temperature is kept at an optimal level. The beds also provide space for medical profe ssionals to perform procedures on the child. Babyleo beds cost $40,000 each. Approximately $125,000 in funding came from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Hanno van der Bijl Source Type: news

The Forsyth Institute & Photomedics Inc. announce intraoral antibacterial light device
(Forsyth Institute) Photomedics, an oral health technology company, with a corporate headquarters based out of The Forsyth Institute, a pioneer in oral health research, has developed and designed a functional, proprietary intraoral light device with proven ability to reduce the number of potentially pathogenic bacteria in the mouth that can cause gum disease, bad breath and are linked to cardiovascular disease, stroke, premature birth and low birth weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news