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MedImmune Expands Access for Eligible Premature Infants to Receive Synagis(R) at No Cost

Company Increases Eligibility to Its Patient Assistance Program to 400 Percent of Federal Poverty; as Many as 75 Percent of U.S. Households May Now Qualify for This Program GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- MedImmune today announced the expansion of the MedImmune Assistance Program f...

Research Examines Health Impact of Mining -- Illness, Premature Deaths Cost Appalachia Billions

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The costs of illness and premature deaths in Appalachia related to coal mining far outweigh economic benefits the industry brings to the region, says Michael Hendryx, Ph.D., associate director of the West Virginia University Institute for Hea...

Music may improve feeding, reduce pain in premature babies: U of A study

As long as there have been babies, adults have crooned lullabies to soothe them. But research suggests music might also help premature infants learn to suckle better and reduce their pain. If confirmed, this would be a simple, low-cost way to help these tiny babies feed on their own faster and ...

Studies Reveal Exposure to Pesticides During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Premature Birth, Low-Birth Weight, Neurological Problems and Diabetes

The Organic Center draws conclusions from over 150 scientific studies: Balanced organic diet before and during pregnancy directly benefits childhood development BOULDER, Colo., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Center (TOC), a leading research institute focused on the science of o...

Topical Spray Helped Men With Premature Ejaculation

Study found they could delay orgasm six times longer than before MONDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- A new spray enabled men with premature ejaculation to delay their orgasm six times longer than before, according to a study that included 300 European men. The men, with clinically ...

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

Demand for one of the leading, anti-premature ejaculation formulas is expected to soar after regulatory approvals for the first medicine for premature ejaculation are granted outside of the United States. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 3, 2009 -- American men who eagerly...

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

March of Dimes Releases New Report About the High Cost of Preterm Birth at U.S. Chamber of Commerce WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The medical costs that businesses pay to care for one premature baby for a year could cover the costs for nearly a dozen healthy, full-term b...

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

WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 17, 2009 The medical costs that businesses pay to care for one premature baby for a year could cover the costs for nearly a dozen healthy, full-term infants, according to new statistics from the March of Dimes. The average medical cost for healthy full-term babies from...

UT Southwestern teaching hospital halves its rate of premature births, researchers find

DALLAS Feb. 27, 2009 UT Southwestern Medical Center's primary adult teaching hospital has cut its rate of preterm births by more than half in the past 15 years, even as national rates are rising, researchers have found. The drop at Parkland Memorial Hospital, from 10.4 percent in 1988 to 4.9 ...

Priligy(TM) (Dapoxetine) Receives First Regulatory Approvals for the Treatment of Premature Ejaculation (PE) in Finland and Sweden

BEERSE, Belgium, February 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Janssen-Cilag EMEA, a division of Janssen Pharmaceutica N. V., announced today that Priligy(TM) (dapoxetine) has received marketing authorisation in Finland and Sweden for the on-demand treatment of premature ejaculation (PE) in men 18-64 ...

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

COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tripling the level of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in the early diet of some of the smallest infants born prematurely improved the neurodevelopment outcome of girls, according to a study published in the January 14, 2009 issue of the Journal of the A...

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

GORDONSVILLE, Va., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association ( JAMA ) have demonstrated high doses of DHA-dominant omega-3 fatty acids administered to premature infants via their mother's breast milk can reduce the risk of developmental disorde...

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

Registration is now open for La Rabida Children's Hospital's 13th Annual Perspectives in Care Symposium: Health and Developmental Outcomes of Children Born Prematurely, on April 3, 2009 in Chicago. Chicago (PRWEB) January 14, 2009 -- Registration is now open for La Rab...

Stanford/Packard study shows no benefit from drug widely used to prevent premature births

STANFORD, Calif. When a pregnant woman goes into early labor, her obstetrician may give her drugs to quiet the woman's uterus and prevent premature birth. New research shows, however, that one popular drug works no better than a placebo at maintaining pregnancy after the initial bout of preter...

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

18 States, Puerto Rico and DC Failed WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States is failing hundreds of thousands of its youngest citizens on the day they are born, according to the March of Dimes. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/m...

Nation gets a 'D' as March of Dimes releases premature birth report card

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., NOV. 12, 2008 The United States is failing hundreds of thousands of its youngest citizens on the day they are born, according to the March of Dimes. In the first of what will be an annual Premature Birth Report Card, the nation received a "D" and not a single state earned ...

Debt-Linked Stress May Spur Premature Delivery

But many other forms of anxiety don't affect timing of birth, study finds WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Some stressful events, especially debt, can increase a woman's risk for preterm delivery, but most kinds of stress have no effect, a new study finds. The study, released b...

MedImmune grants 5 new fellowships to help expand premature infant follow-up care research

BOSTON, MA, October 13, 2008 Five neonatology fellows have been awarded grants designed to stimulate interest and research in the area of follow-up care of the premature infant as part of MedImmune's Fellowship Program. The grants, which underscore MedImmune's commitment to expanding research wit...

National study shows magensium sulfate reduces risk of cerebral palsy in premature births

CHICAGO Results of a 10-year study published in the August 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine found that magnesium sulfate administered to women delivering before 32 weeks of gestation reduced the risk of cerebral palsy by 50 percent. The Beneficial Effects of Antenatal Magnesium S...

Uterus Size May Predict Risk for Premature Twins After IVF

Evaluation may help select women who are at lower risk for complications, study suggests THURSDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Measuring the height of the uterus of a women pregnant with twins after in vitro fertilization (IVF) can help determine her risk of having the babies born pr...

Experts to develop national response to growing crisis of premature birth

JUNE 9, 2008, WHITE PLAINS, NY Experts from throughout the United States will gather to develop a comprehensive national action plan to address the growing crisis of preterm birth. The conference, convened by Acting Surgeon General Steven K. Galson, MD, MPH, RADM, USPHS and the Eunice Kennedy...

Experts to Develop National Response to Growing Crisis of Premature Birth

Surgeon General's Conference Puts Preterm Birth in the Spotlight WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts from throughout the United States will gather to develop a comprehensive national action plan to address the growing crisis of preterm birth. The conference, conve...

Experts from 10 countries develop first evidence-based definition of lifelong premature ejaculation

International experts from ten countries have teamed up to develop the first ever evidence-based definition of lifelong premature ejaculation (PE) in the hope that it will aid future diagnosis, treatment and research. The results of their in-depth study, conducted by the Standards Committee of ...

Factors affecting survival, disability of extremely premature infants identified

Gestational age has long been the factor most commonly used to predict whether an extremely low-birth-weight infant survives and thrives, but four additional factors that can help predict a preemies outcome have been identified by the National Institutes of Health Neonatal Research Network, of whi...

New treatment could reduce chronic lung disease in premature babies

A less traumatic way of delivering surfactant, a lung lubricant that premature babies need to help them breathe, could reduce the incidence of respiratory problems theyll have later, Medical College of Georgia physicians say. The problem is that while surfactant keeps the tiny air sacs inside t...

Very Premature Babies Show Raised Risk for Autism

Second study finds having autistic child shrinks family income by 14% WEDNESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies shed additional light on two different aspects of autism: One tried to pinpoint a risk factor for development of the disorder, while the other looked at the fina...

Very Premature Babies Don't Get Follow-Up Care

The problem is particularly widespread among Medicaid families, study finds MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A groundbreaking study reports that most very low birth-weight babies born to low-income women failed to get critical follow-up care within their first two years of life. T...

Folic Acid May Help Prevent Premature Birth

Women took the B vitamin for one year before conception, study reports THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Long known to help prevent birth defects, folic acid may also help prevent premature births, new research suggests. In a large study that included almost 40,000 women, a team...

The HLA-DRB1 gene and premature death in rheumatoid arthritis

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an inflammatory autoimmune disease, tend to die younger and, largely from cardiovascular disease (CVD). One explanation for this increasingly recognized fact is that inflammation promotes atherosclerosis. A marker of inflammation, elevation of the C-reactiv...

$4 million nursing grant focuses on at-risk premature infants

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing has received a $4.1 million federal grant to develop ways to improve the early growth and development of premature infants who have two or more social-environmental risks such as poverty or minority status. "Approximately half a million p...

Repeat steroids to premature infants linked to cerebral palsy

NEW YORK Repeated courses of a drug that is used to improve the survival of unborn premature babies also may increase the risk of cerebral palsy in those children, according to results from a multi-center study, funded by the National Institutes of Health and led by Ronald Wapner, M.D., professor...

Amid Improving Life Expectancy Rates, Risk of Premature Death is Still Significant for Americans, New Study Shows

LIFE Foundation Compares Public Perceptions to Findings from New Study Examining Mortality Risk, During Life Insurance Awareness Month ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings from a new study show that while mortality rates in the United States have decreased since the 1970s, the ...

Experts Say Panic Over Swine Flu Is Premature

Transmission, death rate much lower than SARS, and true severity of outbreak still unknown TUESDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- As the death toll from swine flu in Mexico rises and new cases appear in the United States and elsewhere, it's easy to get caught up in a sense of mounting ...

Protein That may Prevent Eye Damage in Premature Babies Identified

Researchers have discovered that a specific protein plays a vital role in healthy eyesight, and may prevent eye damage in premature babies. University of Florida and Harvard Medical School researchers' discoveryould speedily lead to treatments for babies born before their eyes are finished growing...

Feeding Premature Babies by Cup may Not Be of Much Help

Researchers of Australia has advised to avoid using cups while feeding premature babies as it may not help them much. Traditionally, hospitals and parents have used bottles or tubes to feed infants when breastfeeding was not possible. In some cases, hospitals have turned to cup feeding, in...

Treatment of Premature Babies, Opossums Could Help

Reserarchers have discovered striking similarities between the immune systems of humans and opossums, the famous Australian marsupial . It could also lead to breakthroughs in the understanding and treatment of facial tumours afflicting the Tasmanian Devils, carnivorous marsupials now found onl...

Common Pain Killer may Reduce the Risk of Brain Damage in Premature Babies

A recent research has found that the cox-2 inhibitor celecoxib, a common pain reliever used to treat arthritis, may reduce the risk of the most common cause of brain damage in premature babies. The work involves shoring up blood vessels in a part of the brain that in premature infants is v...

Loss of Stem Cells Correlates With Premature Aging

Researchers at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute of the University of Pennsylvania have found that deleting a gene important in embryo development leads to premature aging and loss of stem cell reservoirs in adult mice. This gene, ATR, is essential for the bodys response to damaged DNA...

Sleep-related Breathing Disorder may Affect Premature Infants

According to a research abstract that will be presented Monday at SLEEP 2007, a sleep-related breathing disorder among infants and toddlers born prematurely occurs earlier than expected in this population, and at higher rates than among full-term infants. The study, authored by Hawley E. M...

Different Approach Needed to Protect Brains of Premature Babies

A study of how the brain of a premature infant responds to injury has found vulnerabilities similar to those in the mature brain but// also identified at least one significant difference. In an animal model of brain injury, researchers showed for the first time that parts of the developing ...
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