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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

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