Navigation Links
Babies Brains Are more Fragile

An American study that says babies are more vulnerable to serious brain injuries when they fall than previously believed may help child abuse investigators distinguish between accidental and intentional injury.//

The University of Pennsylvania study found that rotational forces generated by a baby's head hitting a hard surface can cause widespread, potentially serious brain injuries. These can include internal bleeding, which can damage tissue and alter brain function, and nerve cell damage, which can impair thinking, sensation and other mental functions.

"We found that when the head contacted a firm surface before the body, significant rotational motions were produced," researcher Susan Margulies says in a news statement.

Margulies and her colleagues used an infant crash test dummy resembling a 6-week-old infant to measure the rotational forces experienced by falling babies. The dummy was equipped with sensors to measure rotational velocity and acceleration.

"Traumatic brain injury is the most common cause of death in childhood, and child abuse is believed to be responsible for at least half of infant brain injuries. While accidental falls are a frequent cause of pediatric trauma, they are also a common explanation given by caretakers in suspected abuse cases," Margulies says.

Her research may eventually help child abuse investigators distinguish between accidental falls and injuries suffered by children whose heads are intentionally struck against a hard surface. But Margulies says more research is needed before such distinctions are clear.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Babies of the deaf communicate
2. Babies Need Vaccination
3. Babies of the deaf communicate
4. Babies Should Get Vitamin D Supplement
5. Secret behind Babies soft skin
6. Hope for Babies Born With Spinal Muscular Atrophy
7. Drugs Taken During Pregnancy Found To Affect Unborn Babies
8. The Use Of Viagra for Babies Questioned
9. Vitamin use in Babies Might Lead to Asthma and Allergies
10. Babies Born By C- section At A Greater Risk for Allergies
11. Indian Treatment for Iraqi Babies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... ODH, Inc.™ announced today it will exhibit and ... Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, VA. ODH’s director of medical strategy, Candace Saldarini, M.D., ... improve Medicaid population health management. , ODH will also have an exhibit booth where ...
(Date:2/25/2017)... ... February 25, 2017 , ... FCPX users now have the ability ... Film Studios. With ProSharpen Color users have total control over sharpening amount, sharpening radius, ... range. With color spectrum tools users can visually see the color range effected with ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... Only two months after the official release of ... in Cannes (France), XO Private has initiated a second print-run of its lavish luxury ... a metre across when open, weighs in at more than six kilos, retails at ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... , ... February 24, 2017 , ... ... of Liberty University, has officially announced the appointment of Peter A. Bell, DO, ... of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM), beginning April 10. Dr. Bell comes to Liberty ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... , ... February 24, 2017 , ... ... hearing disabilities, it is so critically important that we all are aware of ... is why Mediaplanet is proud to announce the launch of its newest edition ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/24/2017)... NEW YORK , Feb. 23, 2017 ... gives comprehensive insights on the various drugs ... The report covers all the drugs that ... Preclinical & Clinical). The pipeline focuses on ... small molecules, antibodies, stem cell therapies, recombinant ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... report to their offering. ... The latest research Urinary Incontinence Drugs Price Analysis and ... global Urinary Incontinence market. The research answers the following questions: ... for Urinary Incontinence and their clinical attributes? How are they positioned ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... LG Innotek hat heute die weltweit erste ... das 1,5-fache des 45-mW-Moduls der Konkurrenz. UV-C ... und 280 nm und eignet sich damit für Sterilisationsaufgaben. Es ... zerstört. Das Produkt von LG Innotek erzeugt UV-Strahlung im ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: