COVID Triggers Premature Births in Infected Moms COVID Triggers Premature Births in Infected Moms
Of 445 live births reported, 12.6% were premature, which the CDC defined as before 37 weeks. That rate is about 25% higher than the rate of premature births for the general population, the CDC said.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus May Increase Premature Births, Studies Suggest
New studies provide more evidence that pregnant women may get severe Covid-19 symptoms and have an increased risk of pregnancy loss. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Women and Girls Pregnancy and Childbirth Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Premature Babies Stillbirth Research Centers for Disease Control and Prevention your-feed-science your-feed-health Source Type: news

Mothers who give birth to premature babies are at-risk of early deaths
Women who delivered before they were 37 weeks pregnant were 1.7 times more likely to die early and risks were 2.2 times higher if they delivered before 27 weeks, Icahn School of Medicine research found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women who have a premature baby are twice as likely to die young, new study suggests 
The greater risk of death is highest in the first decade after birth but it persists for up to 40 years, researchers led by the Swedish Research Council found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Historical redlining linked to premature births, lower birth weight babies
(University of California - Berkeley) Adverse birth outcomes -- including premature births, low birth weight babies and babies who are small for their gestational age -- are more likely to occur in neighborhoods that were once redlined, finds a new study by University of California, Berkeley, researchers. The results indicate that past discriminatory housing practices may be partly to blame for the disparities in infant and maternal health faced by people of color in the US. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Human milk based fortifiers improve health outcomes for the smallest premature babies
(University of Missouri-Columbia) More than 380,000 babies are born prematurely in the United States each year, according to the March of Dimes. 'Preemies' can be severely underweight babies and struggle to get the nutrients they need from breast milk alone, so neonatal intensive care units provide an additional milk fortifier, either in the form of cow's milk or manufactured from donor breast milk, to keep them healthy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Living Near an Airport May Raise Risks of Preterm Birth
Pregnant women exposed to soot from jet engines were at increased risk of giving birth prematurely. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Premature Babies Airports Pregnancy and Childbirth Air Pollution Source Type: news

Africa: Breastmilk for Premature Babies Encourages Economic Revival
[allAfrica] This week is World Breastfeeding Week, a flagship campaign of the International Confederation of Midwives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Separated twins' parents thank Colchester nurses for pictures
The premature babies were treated in hospitals 60 miles apart but an app kept their parents updated. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Is risk from Covid-19 higher during pregnancy?
What are the chances of passing the virus to the baby in the womb, or of premature birth? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study seeks to reduce barriers to breastfeeding premature babies
(Rush University Medical Center) To help increase breastfeeding among premature infants, researchers at Rush University Medical Center will test the effects of an intervention that addresses barriers to breastfeeding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

If Mom-to-Be Lives Near Airport, Odds for Preemie Birth Rise
WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 -- The roar of jet engines may pose a hidden danger to babies: higher odds of premature birth tied to plane exhaust. So finds a study showing that pregnant women exposed to high levels of pollution from the exhaust of jet... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Living Near Oil and Gas Wells Tied to Premature Births
Flaring of natural gas was tied to an increased risk of preterm delivery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Premature Babies Natural Gas Source Type: news

Rate of very premature births falls by as much as 90% during coronavirus lockdowns
Two separate, pre-peer-review studies conducted in Denmark and Ireland found rates of very early births declined by 90 and 75%, respectively, as women stayed home to stay safe from COVID-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

During Coronavirus Lockdowns, Some Doctors Wondered: Where Are the Preemies?
Hospitals in several countries saw dips in premature births, which could be a starting point for future research. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Preston Tags: Premature Babies Research Pregnancy and Childbirth Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Quarantines Birth Rates Denmark Ireland your-feed-science Source Type: news

Pioneering brain haemorrhage treatment reduces long-term disability in premature babies
Premature babies with serious brain haemorrhage treated with a ‘ brain washing ’ technique pioneered by Bristol researchers have shown in a 10-year follow-up study, were twice as likely to survive without severe learning disability when compared with infants given standard treatment. The findings are published today [5 July] in the journal Archives of Diseases in Childhood. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Premature Births Tied to Heart Risks in Mothers
Women who delivered prematurely had a decades-long increased risk of coronary heart disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Women and Girls Premature Babies Heart Source Type: news

Climate Change Tied to Pregnancy Risks, Affecting Black Mothers Most
Women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution are more likely to have premature, underweight or stillborn babies, a look at 32 million U.S. births found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Flavelle Tags: Global Warming Environment Greenhouse Gas Emissions Premature Babies Black People Pregnancy and Childbirth Race and Ethnicity Air Pollution Stillbirth Source Type: news

The Impact of Disparities on Children ’s Health
Differences in access to medical care and treatment contribute to conditions that disproportionately hurt minority children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Discrimination Black People Children and Childhood Race and Ethnicity Infant Mortality Premature Babies Obesity Source Type: news

Rapid chip medical tests prototyped for premature babies
(University of Southampton) Scientists at the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics are developing a rapid bedside test for diagnosing neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome (nRDS) in premature babies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Racial disparities in deaths among premature babies narrowing, study finds
Racial disparities in the care received by babies born prematurely and their mothers might be narrowing and generating improvements in overall survival, a study published by JAMA Network Open says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concerns About Preterm Birth Extend to the Last Few Weeks
Infants born at 37 or 38 weeks were more likely to have developmental delays than full-term babies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Premature Babies Babies and Infants Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

RNA molecules in maternal blood may predict pregnancies at risk for preeclampsia
(University of California - San Diego) UC San Diego researchers have identified small molecules in the blood of asymptomatic pregnant women that may predict risk for preeclampsia, responsible for a significant proportion of maternal and neonatal deaths, low birth weight and is a primary cause of premature birth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Am I at risk during pregnancy?
What are the risks of passing the virus to the baby in the womb, or of premature birth? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The tiny premature baby who fought off coronavirus
Peyton Maguire from Lanarkshire is one of the youngest Covid-19 patients in the UK. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traditional vegetable diet lowers the risk of premature babies
(University of Queensland) It turns out we should follow our parent' advice when we're thinking about becoming parents ourselves, with a study finding eating the traditional 'three-vegies' before pregnancy lowers the risk of a premature birth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exposure to Plastic Chemicals Before Conception Tied to Premature Births
Pregnant women exposed to phthalates, found in plastic toys, soaps and food packaging, may be at increased risk of preterm delivery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Premature Babies Pregnancy and Childbirth Chemicals Source Type: news

Vaginal Bacteria Could Help Predict Risk of Premature Birth: Study
WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2020 -- The makeup of bacteria in an expectant mother's vagina may help identify which women are most at risk of giving birth prematurely, a new study suggests. It also found that pregnant women who deliver early are more likely... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Premature birth linked to the mother's vaginal microbiome
(Frontiers) Pregnant women who deliver early are more likely to have a varied vaginal microbiome, especially in their first trimester. Combining data from several studies, the researchers analyzed information across a wide range of women in terms of ethnicity and stage of pregnancy and also highlight the specific bacteria associated with premature births. The authors hope these findings could help identify women at higher risk of giving birth prematurely. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 8, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Baby of mom with COVID-19 dies after premature birth
"Had [the mother] not been COVID-19 positive... likely she would not have gone into preterm labor and there would have been a different outcome," an official said (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Fight COVID-19, Ford Is Planning to Manufacture Ventilators. This Isn ’t the First Time the Automaker Has Made Medical Devices
The odd hush that has fallen over New York City has lately been broken once every day, at precisely 7:00 PM. That’s when New Yorkers are stepping onto balconies or flinging open windows to applaud the people—pharmacy clerks, supermarket cashiers, food delivery workers and more—who continue to keep to keep the silent city running. But even the most heroic of health-care workers are faced with a difficult reality in the city that has become the center of COVID-19 in the U.S., as officials have predicted that New York City will need at least 400 more ventilators by Sunday and thousands more in the days to fo...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Breast milk may help prevent sepsis in preemies
(Washington University School of Medicine) Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., have found -- in newborn mice -- that a component of breast milk may help protect premature babies from developing life-threatening sepsis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preterm babies are more likely to be diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder
(University of Turku) Premature birth, low birth weight, and neonatal intensive care are associated with the risk of being diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder (RAD). The disorder causes problems in emotional bonding, social interaction, and expression of emotions, and it can lead to severe and expensive consequences later in life. The disorder will impair child's social interactions and it is connected with later child protection issues, psychiatric and substance use disorders, and social exclusion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heat Waves May Raise Risk of Premature Birth
Extreme heat may trigger contractions and earlier birth. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Weather Premature Babies Temperature Birth Rates Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Liberia: Phebe Hospital Fuel Shortage Results in the Death of Patients Awaiting Oxygen
[FrontPageAfrica] Phebe, Suakoko District, Bong County - Bennel Neblett, a 2016 graduate of Cuttington University, and two premature babies, have died in Phebe Hospital because it cannot afford fuel to run its generators, an official said Friday. The three patients died because they could not be operated on without electricity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nurse's request for premature baby sleeves is viral hit
Knitters from all over the world are helping premature babies be more comfortable in hospital. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adventist Rideout hospital to bring in more UC Davis doctors
UC Davis Health and Adventist Health are strengthening their ties with a new partnership to care for premature babies born in Marysville ’s Rideout Memorial Hospital. UC Davis Health is sending more doctors to staff the neonatal intensive care unit at Rideout, which cares for newborns. The new partnership will see UC Davis Health send one full-time neonatologist to Rideout, as well as another neonatologist who will serve as medi cal director of the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit. UC Davis… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Hormone therapy may help treat lung damage in premature children
According to a study published in theAmerican Journal of Pathology, adrenomeduillin hormone therapy may help treat premature babies with lung damage.Science Codex (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 24, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Warning over prescribing antibiotics during pregnancy
Macrolide antibiotics could raise risk of birth defects Related items fromOnMedica Premature births linked to bacterial changes in vagina Tdap vaccination in pregnancy not linked to birth defects Poor asthma control in pregnancy linked to serious adverse outcomes TV programme overstates antidepressant risk during pregnancy SSRIs raise risk of rare neonatal hypertension (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New findings may help premature babies breathe easier
Researchers have gained understanding of a complex biological process that stimulates production of alveolar in the lungs of babies -- without which, premature infants are more susceptible to microbial infections. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IVF-conceived children have somewhat higher mortality risk in their first weeks of life
(Karolinska Institutet) Children conceived with assisted reproductive techniques including IVF have a somewhat higher mortality risk during their first weeks of life than children conceived naturally, according to a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal Fertility and Sterility. The researchers link the increased risk to a higher degree of premature births in IVF children and emphasize that the risk of infant mortality is still very small for both groups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A $4 Million NICU Bill: The Price of Prematurity
As the number of preterm births rises, families are shouldering unexpected out-of-pocket expenses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Caron Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Babies and Infants Premature Babies Families and Family Life Medicaid Parenting Hospitals Source Type: news

A Daily Aspirin for Pregnancy?
Pregnant women who take a daily baby aspirin may reduce the risk for premature birth. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Aspirin Women and Girls Pregnancy and Childbirth Premature Babies Babies and Infants Source Type: news

Gambia: Labouring Farmers Show Why Premature Births May Boom in a Warmer World
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Jali -As climate change brings more heat extremes, researchers are tracking the risks facing Gambia's pregnant farmers and their babies (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Drug To Prevent Premature Birth Divides Doctors, Insurers And FDA Experts
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emmarie Huetteman Source Type: news

Taking a quarter of aspirin pill a day could cut risk of premature birth, new research suggests
A study of almost 12,000 women found that taking 81 milligrams of aspirin a day - a quarter of a 300mg pill - from the sixth week of pregnancy to the 36th lowered the danger by 11 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin-to-skin contact do not improve interaction between mother and preterm infant
(Link ö ping University) Following a premature birth it is important that the parents and the infant quickly establish a good relationship. Researchers at Link ö ping University have studied the relationship between mothers and infants who have continuous skin-to-skin contact during the entire period from birth to discharge from the hospital. The results show that continuous skin-to-skin contact does not lead to better interaction between the mother and the infant. The study is published in the scientific journal Advances in Neonatal Care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Addressing America's high premature birth rate
Chances are you know someone who was born prematurely. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of preterm births is going up. Last year, one in 10 American babies was born before 37 weeks gestation. Author Sarah DiGregorio ("Early: An Intimate History of Premature Birth and What It Teaches Us About Being Human") talks about one of the biggest public health threats facing this country. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Premature births: One of the biggest public health threats facing the U.S.
One in 10 births in this country is premature, one of the highest rates in the industrialized world; author Sarah DiGregorio says we must do better (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news