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'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. Make ...

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

When babies 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. Babies 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...
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