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Brain malformations significantly associated with preterm birth, Wake Forest research shows

... if there is some sort of difference between those babies and full-term babies some sort of soluble factor or an increased amount of something in the preterm babies that is not found in other babies," said William ...

ICSI or IVF: Babies born from frozen embryos do just as well

... United States has found reassuring evidence that babies born from frozen embryos fertilised via ICSI ... IVF treatment. The researchers also compared babies born as a result of cycles in which the women had additional hormone medication with babies born as a result of unmedicated, natural cycles, ...

New guidelines to fight obesity in pregnancy issued

... of having a premature or low birthweight baby. babies born to overweight and obese mothers may face ... IOM. It is the leading cause of newborn death and babies who survive an early birth often face the risk of ... problems, mental retardation and others. Even babies born just a few weeks too soon (34-36 weeks ...

Babies born to native high-altitude mothers have decreased risk of low birth weight

... of European descent. The study helps explain why babies of Andean descent born at high altitude weigh more than European babies born at altitude. The research, published in ... compared to women of European descent the babies of Andean women weighed an average of nine ounces ...

Late motherhood boosts family lifespan

... SALT LAKE CITY, May 4, 2009 Women who have babies naturally in their 40s or 50s tend to live longer ... at the lifespan of the brothers of women who had babies late, and of those brothers' wives. The wives are ... influence his wife's child-bearing. Late babies Linked to Longer Life for Moms and Blood Uncles ...

States expand newborn screening for life-threatening disorders

... for nearly 100 percent of the more than 4 million babies born each year in the U.S. The clear beneficiaries are babies and their families," said Jennifer L. Howse, PhD, ... nearly erased the cruel injustice that sentenced babies to an undetected but treatable metabolic or ...

Effectiveness of progesterone in reducing preterm births may be altered by genetic predisposition

... cause of infant death in the United States and babies who survive face serious lifelong health problems. More than 543,000 babies are born too soon each year and recent federal ... they get pregnant, and identifying those whose babies could get a healthy start in life with the help ...

Study finds 'rescue course' of antenatal steroids improves outcome in premature babies

... will unveil findings that show that premature babies born before 34 weeks have a 31 percent reduction ... with no adverse side effects noted. "Premature babies are very susceptible to respiratory problems ... adverse affects to multiple ACS courses because babies were found to have slightly smaller head ...

Research exposes the risk to infants from the chemicals used in liquid medicines

... substances in liquid medicines that premature babies are being exposed to. Research published ... agent). The study revealed that premature babies are exposed to these potentially harmful ... shows that the collection of medicines given to babies may ultimately lead to them being exposed to ...

Preterm birth: Magnesium sulphate cuts cerebral palsy risk

... Magnesium sulphate protects very premature babies from cerebral palsy, a new study shows. The ... currently affects around one in every 500 newborn babies overall, but up to one-in-ten very premature babies ( The neuroprotective function of magnesium in ...

World breakthrough in treating premature babies

... made a world breakthrough in treating premature babies at risk of developmental disorders. A six-year ... acid (DHA) is not developed sufficiently in babies born before 33 weeks' gestation, leading to ... with matching DHA levels. Of 657 premature babies tested in a trial involving five Australian ...

Repeat C-section before 39 weeks raises risk of neonatal illness

... of Medicine that women who choose to have their babies delivered via repeat cesarean at 37 or 38 weeks ... as 35.8 percent were delivered before 39 weeks. babies born at 37 weeks, were two times more likely to suffer with conditions common to babies born too soon, and at 38 weeks, they were one and ...

First trimester smoking linked to oral clefts

... of Health in USA. Between 1996 and 2001, 676 babies born with oral clefts were referred for cleft ... and of these, 573 took part in the study. 763 babies born during the same period in Norway were ... Analysis Using the DNA extracted from the babies and their parents, the researchers looked at the ...

Gaining too much weight during pregnancy nearly doubles risk of having a heavy baby

... Research of more than 40,000 women and their babies found that women who gained more than 40 pounds ... at higher risk for having heavy babies, and these babies are programmed to become overweight or obese ... weight are even more likely to have heavy babies than women who are treated for gestational ...

Baby talk: The roots of the early vocabulary in infants' learning from speech

... Although babies typically start talking around 12 months of age, ... earlier, so that by the time they start talking, babies actually already know hundreds of words. While ... their native tongue. For example, 6 month old babies who were learning English were able to ...

Overweight mums have chubby bubs

... expectant mothers are more likely to have babies with more body fat, who are at greater risk of ... regulate appetite, which may suggest that the babies were programmed to eat differently from those ... had a head start on health. "The less milk the babies had and the lighter they were the higher were ...

New breastfeeding study shows most moms quit early

... University study found that only 36 percent of babies are breastfed through six months, well short of ... . Breast milk is considered healthiest for babies because it is easily digested and provides ... Surprisingly, the new study found that where babies live also plays a role. "We are finding that ...

IVF does not increase risk of developmental disorders in children

... In the past, there has been concern that babies born after IVF were at risk of such disorders ... The research team investigated 68 singleton babies born after IVF/ICSI with controlled ovarian ... prevent spontaneous ovulation. Ninety singleton babies born to sub-fertile parents who conceived ...

Embryo biopsy does not affect early growth and risk of congenital malformations in PGD/PGS babies

... . Barcelona, Spain: A study of 70 singleton babies born after preimplantation genetic diagnosis and ... Belgium), and her colleagues compared 70 babies born after PGD/PGS with equal numbers of babies born after ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm ...

A baby's smile is a natural high

... aged 5 to 10 months to watch photos of their own babies and other infants while they were in a functional ... activity takes place. In some of the photos, babies were smiling or happy. In others they were sad, ... The areas stimulated by the sight of their own babies were those associated with the neurotransmitter ...

March of Dimes announces Prematurity Campaign expansion at Surgeon General's conference

... to find solutions and improve the health of babies at home and globally." A key element of the ... Programs, such as March of Dimes Healthy babies are Worth the Wait, which focuses attention on ... the first month of life. More than half a million babies one out of every eight are born too soon each ...

Analysis of millions of US births shows association between birth defects and preterm birth

... MAY 21, 2008, WHITE PLAINS, NY babies born preterm were more than twice as likely to ... to the March of Dimes. More than a half million babies are born too soon each year, and the rate ... causes of infant death. About 8 percent of babies born preterm had a birth defect, according to the ...

Typical North American diet is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids

... were deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, and their babies didnt do as well on eye tests as babies from mothers who werent deficient. The results ... for brain and eye function. After the babies were born, the researchers did vision tests to ...

MIT: Prenatal arsenic exposure detected in newborns

... expression had been turned on or turned off in babies who had been exposed to arsenic while in the ... see whether we could have figured out that these babies were exposed in utero just by using the gene ... as a highly reliable test for determining whether babies had been born to mothers exposed to arsenic ...

Scientists find predisposition to bronchiolitis in some babies

... in the developed world. Around 25 in every 1,000 babies are admitted to hospital for bronchiolitis - ... potentially life-threatening bronchiolitis. babies born prematurely are particularly susceptible to ... has puzzled scientists is that the majority of babies admitted to hospital are previously healthy and ...

Researchers find evidence linking stress caused by the Sept. 11 disaster with low birth weights

... of an increase in low birth weights among babies born in and around New York City in the weeks and ... studied data from birth certificates of 1,660,401 babies born in New York between January 1996 and December 2002. They divided the babies into those born in New York City (NYC) whose ...

Monkeys use 'baby talk' to interact with infants

... adults use motherese, or baby talk, to engage babies attention, new research at the University of ... the interactions between females with babies in general. Thus, the attraction to other females ... offspring and use the vocalizations with other babies because they are excited about the novelty of ...

Maternal, paternal genes' tug-of-war may last well into childhood

... and least costly, to that parent. "Compared to other primates, human babies are weaned quite early, yet take a very long time to reach full ... become less dependent on their mothers' sustenance. Conversely, babies with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, in which some maternally derived genes ...

Report updates guidelines on how much weight women should gain during pregnancy

... and gestational weight gain affect outcomes and the reality that healthy babies are born to women across a spectrum of pregnancy weight changes. Studies ... that every woman who exceeds or falls short of the guidelines or that the babies born to these women will have problems. "This report gives women and ...

Engineering bouncing babies, 1 at a time

... Engineering could help desperate couples give birth to healthy single babies - and avoid the risk of multiple births at the same time. "I am ... make this difficult ethical decision. "Besides recent reports that IVF babies are slightly more prone to genetic diseases, there is a general notion ...

March of Dimes provides $2.7 million in new funding for preterm birth research

... weeks gestation) is a leading cause of infant death in the United States. babies who survive an early birth often face serious and sometimes lifelong ... developmental delays, vision loss and cerebral palsy. More than 543,000 babies are born too soon each year and recent federal statistics show that the ...

Crib-side studies help struggling newborns go home without feeding tubes

... feeding concerns. Previous research has shown that nearly two out of 10 babies experience difficulty feeding, often resulting in significant medical ... less likely that they will develop them during their lifetime. The babies that learned to feed orally in the study did so through approaches ...

Jupiter's shrinking red spot

... DEVELOPMENT Congenital heart diseases affect one percent of newborn babies and babies who are lost in the prenatal period, and the malformation of the ...

Animal and biological science highlights: San Antonio Fluid Dynamics Conference, Nov. 23-25

... DEVELOPMENT Congenital heart diseases affect one percent of newborn babies and babies who are lost in the prenatal period, and the malformation of the ...

The 'hole' story

... larger birth canal than originally suspected and could have given birth to babies with bigger brains. Before the female pelvis was found, evidence from ... that the cranial circumference and capacity of newborn Homo erectus babies was 30 percent smaller than more recent projections based on the newly ...

The "hole" story

... larger birth canal than originally suspected and could have given birth to babies with bigger brains. Before the female pelvis was found, evidence from ... that the cranial circumference and capacity of newborn Homo erectus babies was 30 percent smaller than more recent projections based on the newly ...

Scientists discover why a mother's high-fat diet contributes to obesity in her children

... study. "We hope this research will ultimately help reduce the number of babies suffering from birth injuries, decrease C-section rates, and lower the risk of babies becoming overweight or obese later in life." To reach their conclusion, ...

Codeine not safe for all breastfeeding moms and their babies

... who take codeine for pain while breastfeeding can end up exposing their babies to high levels of morphine through their breast milk. This can cause babies to experience central nervous system depression as a result. "The good ...

Recurrence of group B strep high in subsequent pregnancies, say UT Houston obstetricians

... the two-year study included more than 5,000 women who delivered their babies between 2003 and 2004 in the greater Houston area. "Of those women, we ... School at Houston. According to the CDC, one of every 100 to 200 babies whose mothers carry GBS will, without antibiotics, develop signs and ...

Alcohol binges early in pregnancy increase risk of infant oral clefts

... binge drink early in their pregnancy increase the likelihood that their babies will be born with oral clefts. The researchers found that women who ... with clefts between 1996 and 2002. The study included 573 mothers who had babies born with cleft lip with or without cleft palate and cleft palate only; as ...
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