Good News for New Borns With Hypoxic Respiratory Failure
Hypoxic Respiratory Failure ( HRF ) develops when newborns’ lungs cannot deliver enough oxygen to their body. //It can happen to full-term and near-term infants. There is no prenatal test or other way to predict which infants will develop HRF, so there is no known way to prevent the condition. ...
New Medicaid Rule For New Borns
A child born in the United States to "an illegal alien mother is not a deemed newborn" a new federal regulation has ruled , requiring that undocumented mothers of new// borns
must apply for Medicaid.
Under previous policies, insurance during the first year was automatic for all babies whose...
Include folic acid in bread to reduce neural tube defects in new borns
Ireland :The alarming number of NTD's or neural tube defects in new borns
has raised concern and now the national committee has recommended that most bread// in Ireland should include folic acid, which is a way to ensure dietary folic acid supplements in women.
This would indeed help offsetti...
Cooling Can Reduce The Risk Of Brain Damage In Oxygen Deprived Newborns
Newborns deprived of oxygen can have a reduced risk of brain damage and cerebral palsy by having their brains cooled // for 72 hours after birth according to a recent study.
Babies that received an inadequate supply of oxygen to the brain during delivery showed signs of being at a high risk for...
Feeding Programme Gives Hope to Tribal Mothers
...rts Grassroots Features.
In Koraput district, 28.8 percent of children in this age group weigh about 2.5 kg only. About 60.3 percent of new borns
have a low birth weight and 49.4 percent infants (0-5 years) are found moderately anaemic. Both maternal mortality and infant mortality rates are also...
Photo Therapy to Treat Neonatal Jaundice may Cause Moles
Since the development of certain skin cancers ,like melanoma ,are linked to naevi, the researchers warn that it is important to ensure that new borns
are given sufficient protection when exposing them to intense light therapy.
About 58 children, about 8-9 years of age were studied by researchers ...
Consider Euthanasia For Severely Disabled Babies, College Tells Doctors
...arouse strong feelings either way has been brought up by senior doctors at a medical college in Britain - the proposal suggests mercy killing of// new borns
who are severely disabled.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology put forth this recommendation as the solution to the incresing num...
Pre-gestational Diabetes in Mothers enhances the Risk of Hypocalcaemia in Newborns
...ual meeting in Atlanta has offered an insight into the calcium levels of infants born to diabetic mothers//.
Hypocalcaemia or low calcium in new borns
is an outcome of high blood sugar levels in pregnant women, and can lead to certain difficulties, which may include deficient bone formation.
Relieving the Pain of Infants
...led researchers say that they have formulated a combination of drugs that could ward off the pain in infants. It was believed for a long time that new borns
did not feel any pain. // But this theory has been laid to rest by stringent research. The problem was how to stop this pain without affecting the ba...
Hope for 11 million children facing death from illnesses
...alth, for the health of future generations.
Seven areas have been identified as priorities for future action:
Health of mothers and new borns
the health and survival of the child, especially in early infancy, is intricately linked with the health of the mother, her nutritional status, and th...