It’s always heartbreaking to learn about a medical problem that’s largely been addressed in the United States but continues to plague low- and middle-income countries. That’s why it was heartening to read about the NeoBreathe, a device developed by two former fellows with the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, in the new issue of Stanford […]Continue Reading ...
Babies born near the turn of the year 2010-2011 SOURCE: “La Caixa” Social Observatory. Credit: UPF A study by Libertad González, professor with the Department of Economics and Business at UPF, Cristina Borra (University of Seville) and Almudena Sevilla (University College, London), reports that children born prematurely due to the scrapping of the “baby cheque” […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain They both helped carry their baby—and made medical history in the process. Ashleigh Coulter, 28, and her wife Bliss Coulter, 36, of Texas, took turns carrying their baby boy, thanks to the help of two fertility specialists. They are believed to be the first same-sex couple to take turns physically carrying […]Continue Reading ...
The kicks a mother feels from her unborn child may allow the baby to ‘map’ their own body and enable them to eventually explore their surroundings, suggests new research led by UCL in collaboration with UCLH. For the study, published today in Scientific Reports, researchers measured brainwaves produced when newborn babies kick their limbs during […]Continue Reading ...
Checking the heartbeat of babies in the womb is set to become more accurate and less stressful for expectant mothers thanks to research by the University of Sussex. Dr Elizabeth Rendon-Morales has a developed a much more effective sensor to measure a baby’s heartbeat without needing to visit a hospital. It could help detect heart-related […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Sleeping in the parental bedroom as a baby is not related to sleeping problems or behavioural problems later in life. Moreover, there are indications that room-sharing may even be related to positive outcomes, such as improved sleep quality and more prosocial behaviour. These conclusions are the result of a large longitudinal […]Continue Reading ...
August 21, 2018 Researchers who tested two commercially available baby monitors are raising serious concerns about the accuracy of these products, which are marketed to parents, but are not regulated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). “We evaluated how accurate these monitors were in detecting low oxygen levels in infants,” said study leader […]Continue Reading ...
August 14, 2018 Not sure if your baby is getting enough milk from breastfeeding? Here are five ways to tell: Sucking and swallowing you can hear This, in addition to actually seeing the milk in your baby’s mouth, is a good way to tell if a feeding session is successful. Watch frequently for wide jaw […]Continue Reading ...
A study by Libertad González, professor with the Department of Economics and Business at UPF and the Barcelona GSE; Cristina Borra (University of Seville) and Almudena Sevilla (University College, London), found that children born prematurely due to the scrapping of the “baby cheque” weighed less at birth (between 130 and 300 grams) and had 20% […]Continue Reading ...
Note: Certain details in this entry have been omitted or changed to protect the identity of those involved. She was 4 months old, beautiful, crying — and she had a gunshot wound to her head. It was around midnight when a police officer drove over the curb at our ambulance bay, ran into the emergency […]Continue Reading ...
A new study found that babies whose mothers cleaned their pacifiers by sucking on them have low levels of IgE, an antibody that is increased in allergies and asthma. Dragana Gordic | Shutterstock The study was funded by Henry Ford Health System and will be presented at the meeting of the American College of Allergy, […]Continue Reading ...
Oct 12 2018 Health risks make up over half of parents’ concerns about taking babies swimming in public pools, according to survey findings. The baby might pick up a bug 25.5% Chlorine may irritate the baby’s skin 22.7% Having a nappy accident in the pool 19.9% The baby will be too cold 18.8% The baby […]Continue Reading ...
Many women need to take medicines while they are pregnant. But not all medicines are safe during pregnancy. Many medicines carry risks for you, your baby, or both. Opioids, especially when misused, can cause problems for you and your baby while you are pregnant. What are opioids? Opioids, sometimes called narcotics, are a type of […]Continue Reading ...
August 15, 2018 Breastfeeding can have its challenges early on. There’s learning the appropriate feeding positions and techniques, knowing when and how often to feed the baby, and so many other intangibles. Getting off to a good start is key to successful long-term breastfeeding. Here are five things moms should do right from the time […]Continue Reading ...
There are many causes of stillbirth. More than one of these causes may be involved a the baby’s death. Other less common causes of stillbirth include trauma (such as car accidents), post-term pregnancy (longer than 42 weeks), Rh disease and lack of oxygen during a difficult delivery. Of the deaths where a cause has been […]Continue Reading ...
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