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Omega-3s Benefit Heart Attack Survivors, Healthy Adults, Mothers and Infants

... the risk of heart attack survivors developing premature heartbeats and benefit healthy adults by reducing ... attack showed they were less likely to develop premature heartbeats, which can lead to dangerous, uncontrolled heart rhythms. The reduction in premature beats occurred within the high-risk 30 days ...

Depression May Lead to More Preemies Among Blacks

... issue of the Journal of Women's Health . premature birth was defined as any birth before 37 weeks of ... Gavin said. "Some of this may manifest itself in premature birth and low-birth weight." More information The March of Dimes has more on premature birth . -- Jennifer ...

March of Dimes Honors 100th Anniversary of Virginia Apgar

... and comfort to families with a sick or premature baby in the NICU, during the transition to home, ... of Dimes to bring attention to the problem of premature birth, now one of the March of Dimes' top ... the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest ...

Celebrities Lead One Million Walkers and Urge Public to Support March for Babies(R)

... help moms and babies. "As a mom who had a premature child, I know firsthand the toll that premature birth can take. Give hope to babies and families ... the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest ...

More 'Extreme' Preemies Surviving

... News) -- Advances in the care of extremely premature infants mean that about 70 percent of these tiny ... care can now be lifesaving even for the most premature infants -- those born between 22 and 26 weeks of ... believes that more needs to be done to prevent premature delivery in the first place, however. ...

Before Conceiving, Take Folic Acid for One Full Year

... acid supplements can help reduce the chance of a premature birth by at least 50 percent, University of Texas ... to a Public Library of Science news release. premature babies can having breathing issues, learning or ... of Dimes has more about how to try to prevent premature birth . -- Kevin ...

Taking folic acid for a year before pregnancy may reduce risk of preterm birth

... become pregnant may cut their risk of having a premature baby by half, according to research published ... of at least one year to reduced early premature delivery rates of 50 to 70 percent, regardless of ... Of particular note is the drop in very early premature births, those babies who are at the greatest risk ...

FDA Orders Label Warning for Testosterone Gels

... Over time, these exposures can lead to premature and/or abnormal development of male ... patients, Murphy said, including the onset of premature male characteristics in boys and inappropriate ... enlargement of the penis or clitoris, premature development of pubic hair, advanced bone age, ...

Cornerstone Therapeutics Announces $70 Million Strategic Transaction With Chiesi Farmaceutici SpA

... (FDA) for Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in premature infants, and $15.5 million in cash. Cornerstone ... Curosurf is indicated for the treatment of RDS in premature infants. RDS is one of the most common lung disorders in premature babies. It affects about 10 of every ...

Even Barely Early Babies Face Respiratory Risks

... (HealthDay News) -- Babies born just a few weeks premature still have a much greater chance of developing a ... syncytial virus, or RSV -- especially among premature infants who are put on oxygen or ventilation ... about risk factors for RSV infection among mildly premature infants," Dr. Gabriel J. Escobar, a pediatrician ...

Guidelines: Pregnancy Safe with Epilepsy, but Valproate Should be Avoided

... a Cesarean section, late pregnancy bleeding, or premature contractions or premature labor and delivery. Also, if a woman is seizure ... smoking may increase substantially the risk of premature contractions ...

Pregnant Women With Epilepsy Should Avoid Valproate

... a cesarean section, late pregnancy bleeding, premature labor or premature delivery. The new guidelines are scheduled to ... epilepsy, smoking can increase the risk of premature labor and delivery in women with epilepsy, the ...

Packard/Stanford study suggests two causes for bowel disease in infants

... enterocolitis, or NEC, is seen mainly among premature infants, affecting about one in every 2,000 ... Pediatrics , suggest that the diagnosis of NEC in premature infants versus those with heart disease may ... who had necrotizing enterocolitis alone. Even premature babies with heart defects did better than those ...

Global Health Leaders Gather to Address Urgent Crisis of Prematurity and Stillbirth

... review of published and unpublished data on premature birth and stillbirth research and interventions, ... estimates US healthcare costs associated with premature birth exceeded $26 billion in 2005. premature babies who do survive often suffer serious health ...

Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals and Danisco BioActives Announce Partnership Agreement to Develop Drug Candidate for Prevention of Necrotizing Enterocolitis

... infants that affects very low birth weight (VLBW) premature infants (babies less than 1,500 grams or 3 ... morbidity and mortality primarily affecting premature infants under 1500 grams, known as very low birth weight infants. Every year, thousands of premature babies die as a result of this disease and more ...

Topical Spray Helped Men With Premature Ejaculation

... (HealthDay News) -- A new spray enabled men with premature ejaculation to delay their orgasm six times ... men. The men, with clinically diagnosed premature ejaculation, were randomly selected to receive a ... satisfaction, which are key factors in treating premature ejaculation." More information The U.S. ...

Premature ejaculation spray enables men to last 6 times longer after penetration

... Men with premature ejaculation who used a topical spray five minutes ... hundred men with clinically diagnosed lifelong premature ejaculation (PE) from 31 centres in the UK, Czech ... that as many as 40% of men will experience premature ejaculation at some time in their lives." The ...

New P.E. Drug Approved In Europe While Premature Ejaculation Cure Remains Out of Reach to American Men

... regulatory approvals for the first medicine for premature ejaculation are granted outside of the United ... -- American men who eagerly await an FDA approved premature ejaculation pill will find no relief from the ... men in the United States endure problems with premature ejaculation, a condition thought to affect up to ...

Barry Arbuckle, Ph.D., President & CEO of MemorialCare Medical Centers to Chair Southern California March for Babies 2009, March of Dimes Largest Fundraising Events

... serious infant health challenge in the U.S. is premature birth, affecting more than half a million babies ... every day. The March of Dimes Report Card on premature Births gives the nation a "D" and California a ... toll by funding research to find the answers to premature birth and providing comfort and information to ...

Newly Pregnant Smokers Have a 15-Week Window to Quit

... Study shows those who do drop risk of premature birth, smaller babies THURSDAY, March ... the 15th week of pregnancy reduce their risk of premature birth and having small babies to that of ... the risk of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, premature birth, small babies, stillbirth and neonatal ...

Medical Costs for One Premature Baby Could Cover a Dozen Healthy Births

... medical costs that businesses pay to care for one premature baby for a year could cover the costs for nearly ... by health plans, according to the new data. For premature and/or low birthweight babies (less than 37 ... Healthy Business: Cutting Costs and Reducing premature Birth Rates," co-hosted by the March of Dimes ...

Tiniest Babies Carry Biggest Costs

... costs paid by a company's health insurance for a premature baby could cover the medical costs of almost a ... financial consequences of the rising problem of premature birth in our country." By highlighting the costs of premature birth, the March of Dimes is hoping to get ...

Medical costs for one premature baby could cover a dozen healthy births

... medical costs that businesses pay to care for one premature baby for a year could cover the costs for nearly ... by health plans, according to the new data. For premature and/or low birthweight babies (less than 37 ... Healthy Business: Cutting Costs and Reducing premature Birth Rates," co-hosted by the March of Dimes ...

ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Gives Parents of Preemie a New Home

... they are dedicated to helping other families with premature babies and because they are active volunteers for ... and Peter Augustin's son, Lane, was born severely premature in 2004. Two years later, on Father's Day, a ... studio. "I take pictures for families of premature babies at the hospital because we never thought ...

Obesity Just as Risky for Teens as Heavy Smoking

... -- Being obese at age 18 increases the risk of premature death in adulthood as much as smoking more than ... (BMI of less than 17) increased the risk of premature death as much as being overweight did. The study ... being overweight at age 18 increases the risk of premature death, regardless of smoking status. The study ...

Health insurance essential for health and well-being

... avoidable illness, worse health outcomes, and premature death, says a new report from the Institute of ... services that can reduce unnecessary illness and premature death. Chronically ill, uninsured adults delay or ... greater limitations in quality of life, and premature death. New evidence demonstrates that obtaining ...

March of Dimes Provides $2.7 Million in New Funding For Preterm Birth Research

... clues to what causes both normal labor and premature labor. Her work focuses on an enzyme called ... supporting basic research on the causes of premature labor, so we're extremely fortunate to receive ... the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest ...

Effectiveness of Progesterone in Reducing Preterm Births May Be Altered by Genetic Predisposition

... for innovative research focused on preventing premature births. The March of Dimes is conducting a ... and awareness to reduce the growing rate of premature birth. The Society for Maternal-Fetal ... the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest ...

Additional Steroid Dose May Help Preemies

... the study because they were concerned that some premature babies were missing out on the potential benefits ... Medical Center in New York City, said that premature birth is "one of our top problems" in obstetrics. ... has advice for expectant moms on preventing premature birth . SOURCES: James ...

New Study: Higher DHA Levels Improve Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Premature Girls

... DHA diet with a standard DHA diet in premature infants born earlier than 33 weeks. Mothers ... were encouraged to provide breast milk for their premature infants. An infant formula was available for ... tests. A preplanned analysis by gender found that premature girls on the high DHA diet achieved a mean score ...

Preemies Exposed to Toxins in Liquid Meds

... contained in liquid medicines commonly given to premature infants, according to a U.K. study. ... type and content of liquid medicines given to 38 premature babies in a neonatal intensive care unit. The ... to higher levels of excipients than the other premature babies. The findings were published in the ...

DHA Hailed as Breakthrough Treatment for Lowering Risk of Developmental Disorders in Premature Infants; Animi-3(R) Prescribed to Women Who Are Not Eating Fish

... DHA-dominant omega-3 fatty acids administered to premature infants via their mother's breast milk can reduce ... disorders. In a six-year study involving 657 premature infants, researchers found the lipid DHA is not developed sufficiently in premature infants, leading to possible impaired mental ...

Sepsis Therapy in Preemies Fails to Boost Survival

... News) -- Boosting the immune systems of premature babies with blood cell growth factor fails to ... or improve survival rates, a new study shows. premature babies, especially those with lower than normal ... issue of The Lancet , found giving GM-CSF to premature babies with low birth weight did increase their ...

La Rabida Children's Hospital's 13th Annual Symposium to Discuss Outcomes of Premature Birth

... infancy to five years of age. The subject of premature birth is timely, as an increasing number of ... made it as recently as five to 10 years ago. premature babies are at greater risk than others for ... will present across three educational tracks - premature Birth and the First Year; the Adjusted Age ...

Micro-Preemie Survives to Become March of Dimes 2009 National Ambassador

... Born no larger than a ballpoint pen at birth, a premature baby girl who survived overwhelming odds has been ... outside with her dog, Sequoia. But because of her premature birth, Katelyn has developmental delays and ... the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For more information ...

Premature babies have altered sensory responses in later life

... premature infants who need intensive care or surgery are ... of children who had been born at full term, the premature children were less sensitive to temperature ... says: "Our study shows that babies who are born premature and need intensive care or surgery develop ...

Drugs to Treat Lung Damage in Preemies May Harm Brain

... drugs used to treat chronic lung damage in premature infants caused brain injury in mice and may cause ... and betamethasone, which are given to premature babies to aid lung development. The drugs caused ... while still promoting development of lungs in premature babies, the researchers said. The study was ...

AMERIGROUP Chairman and CEO Urges Action to Improve Nation's 'Premature Birth Report Card'

... -- all groups that suffer a high incidence of premature birth. Yet mothers covered by AMERIGROUP have a premature birth rate of about 9.6 percent, which is ... Control and Prevention. It's almost half the premature birth rate among African-Americans, 18.4 percent, ...

U.S. Gets a 'D' for Preterm Birth Rates

... Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to premature birth rates, the United States rates a "D," and ... conclusion of the March of Dimes' first annual premature Birth Report Card , released Wednesday. Not a ... Day, which is meant to draw attention to premature birth, which affects more than 530,000 babies ...

Video: Nation Gets a 'D' as March Of Dimes Releases Premature Birth Report Card

... In the first of what will be an annual premature Birth Report Card, the nation received a "D" and ... volunteers and parents to draw attention to premature birth (birth before 37 weeks gestation), ... research to uncover the causes of premature birth and lead not only to strategies for ...
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