'Be a Hero For Babies Day' Raises $2.6 Million for March of Dimes
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With carwashes, golf outings, pancake breakfasts and pie-throwing contests, Farmers Insurance agents nationwide led their communities to raise more than $2 million on July 22 to support March of Dimes programs to give every ba...
Mayo researchers find anesthesia not harmful for babies during birth process
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found that children exposed to anesthesia during Cesarean section are not at any higher risk for learning disabilities later in life than children not delivered by C-section. These findings are reported in the current issue of the journal Anesthes...
Mayo Researchers Find Anesthesia Not Harmful for Babies During Birth Process
ROCHESTER, Minn., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found that children exposed to anesthesia during Cesarean section are not at any higher risk for learning disabilities later in life than children not delivered by C-section. These findings are reported in ...
HIV Drugs Provide Breast-Fed Babies With Some Protection
Treating infected mothers, giving meds to infant both beneficial in African study
WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Antiretroviral drugs appear safe and effective in helping prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child through breast milk, a new international study has fou...
New Insights Could Help Shield Babies From Diarrhea Bug
Birth rate patterns, vaccination can greatly influence rotavirus' spread, CDC says
THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of rotavirus infection, a major cause of infant illness in the United States, could be drastically reduced by a better understanding of when and where ...
Farmers Insurance Pledges to Match All Donations Up to $250k For "Be a Hero for Babies Day" to Benefit March Of Dimes
LOS ANGELES, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A matching gift of $250,000 by Farmers Insurance kicks off the upcoming "Be a Hero for Babies
Day" to raise funds for March of Dimes programs of research and education to help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.
Chance to Protect Babies from Toxic Chemicals Faced by CA State Assembly
SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, July 7th, the California State Assembly Committee on Business and Professions will have the power to protect babies
from dangerous toxic chemicals found in their cribs, strollers, breast-feeding pillows and other products for c...
Farmers Insurance Annual Challenge: Be a Hero for Babies Day(SM)
LOS ANGELES , July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive year, Farmers Insurance agents and employees nationwide will hold "Be a Hero for Babies
Day" on July 22, 2009, aiming to raise more than $2 million for March of Dimes research and education programs to help moms have full term pregna...
Finalists Perform at Rock Hall in Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital's 'Pause to Click' Contest Encouraging Safety Belt Use for Tweens
Area sixth, seventh and eighth graders present seat belt safety messages for a chance to record at a real studio, and make debuts on 96.5 KISS-FM, Nickelodeon or area billboards.
CLEVELAND, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifteen local sixth, seventh and eighth graders will take the Plaza Lobby stag...
Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital's Use It or Lose It High School Seat Belt Challenge Brings Out the Creativity in Cuyahoga County Teens
Area high schoolers take to the stage at the House of Blues to compete for
highest seat belt use and most creative seat belt messages
CLEVELAND, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Local teens had a chance to showcase their creativity -- and their community spirit -- at the House of Blues at noon on Tu...
The Most Fragile Babies in the Nation's Capital Have a New Home
Children's National Moves Newborn into State-of-the-Art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-nine fragile newborns have a new home at Children's National Medical Center. The new, state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) opened Sunday, ...
The Area's Most Fragile Babies Have a New Home
Children’s National Moves 28 Newborns into State-of-the-Art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Washington, DC (Vocus) May 19, 2009 -- Twenty-eight fragile newborns have a new home at Children’s National Medical Center. The 54-bed, state-of-the-art Neonatal Intens...
Frequent Feedings May Be Making Babies Fat
Moms might not notice signs that infants are full, study concludes,,,,
TUESDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers who fail to notice signs that their babies
are full tend to overfeed them, resulting in excess weight gain when the infants are between 6 months and a year old, a new stud...
Even Barely Early Babies Face Respiratory Risks
Need for oxygen, however, sometimes limits options, researcher says,,
TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- Babies
born just a few weeks premature still have a much greater chance of developing a respiratory tract infection, a new study has found.
Researchers for Kaiser Permanente fou...
Farmers Insurance Joins March of Dimes March for Babies April 25, 2009
At Los Angeles Exposition Park
LOS ANGELES, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- March for Babies
is the March of Dimes premier fundraising event that benefits all babies--those born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. 11,000 walkers are expected at this largest March for Ba...
Spotlight Baby Provides Parents with Educational Programs and Eco-Friendly Products to Support Babies in Reaching Their Full Developmental Potentials
SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents can have a tremendous impact on their baby's ability to reach his or her full learning potential. By using techniques that stimulate the brain through everyday interactions and strategic play, they can greatly enhance the child's awareness of i...
Barry Arbuckle, Ph.D., President & CEO of MemorialCare Medical Centers to Chair Southern California March for Babies 2009, March of Dimes Largest Fundraising Events
Raising Funds for the Fight for Healthy Babies
LONG BEACH and FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Barry Arbuckle, Ph.D., President and CEO of MemorialCare Medical Centers and one of the nation's most prominent and well respected health care executives, was named...
Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Opens Most Technologically Advanced NICU in World
Neonatologists begin new era of treatment to save tiniest babies
CLEVELAND, March 25 /PRNewswire/ --
NICU provides individual rooms with sleep accommodations so parents can stay with their infants 24/7 in homelike setting.
Innovative care design that creates a hea...
Surgery safe for babies and toddlers suffering from seizures
Vancouver, Canada March 23, 2009 A new study published in Epilepsia reveals surgery for babies
and toddlers suffering from epilepsy is relatively safe and is effective in controlling seizures. The findings also show that early surgery may have a positive impact on babies' brain development.
Tiniest Babies Carry Biggest Costs
Businesses urged to help lower health costs and prevent preterm births,,
TUESDAY, March 17 (HealthDay News) -- One year of medical costs paid by a company's health insurance for a premature baby could cover the medical costs of almost a dozen healthy, full-term babies, a new report fro...
Save Abandoned Babies Foundation Commends Illinois Hospitals for Being 100% in Compliance in Displaying 'Safe Haven Signs'
CHICAGO, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Illinois was the first state in the nation to pass a law requiring every hospital, fire station, police station and emergency medical facility that is required to accept a relinquished newborn infant in accordance with the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protec...
'Wanted: Pioneer IVF Babies' Bay Area Fertility Doctors Launch National Search for First IVF Babies Born 25 Years Ago
California medical practice to celebrate 25th anniversary by re-uniting up to 280 of America's oldest 'test-tube babies' in June
SAN RAMON, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate its 25th anniversary as of the one of the nation's first private IVF clinics, the Reproductive Science Cen...
Obese Moms More Likely to Have Babies With Birth Defects
But researchers note risk is still small and pounds can be shed before conception
TUESDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- If you're planning on becoming pregnant, a new study suggests that you should try to shed any extra weight you're carrying before conception.
That's because babies
March for Babies Brings Together Celebrities, Family Teams, and Companies to Help Improve Health of Babies
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of Hollywood's new moms have joined up in a photo shoot to show their support for March for Babies, the March of Dimes premier fundraising event that helps moms have full-term pregnancies and babies
have healthy lives...
Newborn Babies Feel the Rhythm
Research suggests infants can detect off beats in music
TUESDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Babies
who smile when they hear a Beatles classic may be more happy than gassy, suggest researchers who studied newborns and their capacity to detect rhythm.
"People can easily synchronize t...
Most babies with uncomplicated febrile seizures can avoid spinal tap
develop a fever high enough or abrupt enough to cause a seizure, frightened parents often rush them to the emergency room, where their workup frequently includes a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) to rule out bacterial meningitis. Now, in the largest study to date, researchers at Children'...
Prolonged nevirapine in breast-fed babies prevents HIV infection but leads to drug-resistant HIV Babies
born to HIV-positive mothers and given the antiretroviral drug nevirapine through the first six weeks of life to prevent infection via breast-feeding are at high risk for developing drug-resistant HIV if they get infected anyway, a team of researchers report. But the investigators hi...
'Recovery coaches' effective in reducing number of babies exposed to drugs
About 11 percent of the 4 million babies
born in the U.S. each year have been exposed to alcohol or illicit drugs in the womb, according to a June 2006 report by the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare. If removed from the home by child protection, these children tend to remain in...
Beech-Nut Offers Free Food for Babies Born on January 1, 2009
LATHAM, N.Y., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day in the United States,
approximately 10,000 babies
are born. On January, 1 2009, Beech-Nut will help
thousands of these growing families across the country welcome their babies
into the world by offering coupons for free baby food to ring in the N...
Premature babies have altered sensory responses in later life
Premature infants who need intensive care or surgery are less sensitive to thermal (hot and cold) sensations later in life, according to research conducted at UCL (University College London). The study, published in the journal Pain , suggests that pain and injury related to major medical interve...
UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital gains international recognition for ECMO treatment
The Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Center at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies
& Children's Hospital recently received the Excellence in Life Support Award from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO). The ELSO is an international consortium of centers offering ECMO for s...
Test-tube babies profitable business for the state
Increased financial support for IVF fertilization would be downright profitable for the state. Test-tube babies
are an investment for the future, not an expense. This is shown by Anders Svensson, who studied this issue in a bachelor's thesis in economics at Lund University School of Economics an...
Parents of new babies should be considered for a whooping cough booster, say experts
A booster vaccination for parents of new babies
and other household members may be the most effective way of preventing the fatal form of whooping cough in young infants, say a group of paediatric intensive care doctors on bmj.com today.
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a distressing infectious ...
Autumn Babies More Prone to Asthma
Winter viruses may be to blame, study suggests
FRIDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- The season of a baby's birth may help predict that child's risk of asthma, new research suggests.
born in autumn -- about four months before the peak of winter virus season -- have almost a 30...
UNC study: Parenting can override effect of genes in how babies respond to stress
CHAPEL HILL Everyone gets stressed, even babies.
Now, it appears how infants respond to stress is linked to if they have a particular form of a certain gene, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Just as significantly, researchers say they have als...
Low-Birth-Weight Babies at Risk for Salt Sensitivity
Condition can damage kidneys, brain and heart, study says
MONDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A Swiss study of 50 children found that almost half of those who were small at birth -- about 5.5 pounds or less -- had a significant increase in blood pressure when they ate a high-salt diet,...
Mothers from affluent neighborhoods near highways increase odds of low weight babies by 81 percent
Montreal, July 30, 2008 Living near city expressways is associated with adverse birth effects on expectant mothers and their newborns, according to a novel study with global implications. In the August edition of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health , scientists from the Universit de...
When Babies Die, Obstetricians Suffer, Too
Stillbirths, infant deaths caused one in 10 docs to consider giving up practice, survey says
MONDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- The emotional toll of stillbirths and infant deaths has led one in 10 obstetricians to consider giving up their practice, according to a University of Michigan Health...
Breast-Fed Babies Have Fewer GI Infections
But they're more likely to be iron-deficient, study finds
FRIDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who are predominantly breast-fed for the first six months of life are less likely to have gastrointestinal problems. But, they're more likely to be deficient in iron, and therefore at ...
Statement of the Leapfrog Group on Hospital Overdose of Up to 17 Babies at CHRISTUS Spohn
The #1 Safety Hazard in Most Hospitals
WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CNN reported this morning
that up to 17 babies
at CHRISTUS Spohn Health System (Corpus Christi TX)
received overdoses of the blood thinner heparin last week. As of 11 am CDT,
one of the babies
has died; anot...