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2014-05-21 10:25:19

PLOS The risk of experiencing an oxygen deficit at birth (birth asphyxia) increases for babies born to women who are overweight or obese, according to a study by Swedish and US researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. These findings are important given the high prevalence of overweight and obesity worldwide, and suggest that preventing women of reproductive age from becoming overweight or obese is important to the health of their children. The authors, led by Dr. Martina...

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2011-01-11 09:55:00

When their romantic partners are not quintessentially masculine, women in their fertile phase are more likely to fantasize about masculine-looking men than are women paired with George Clooney types. But women with masculine-looking partners do not necessarily become more attracted to their partners, a recent study co-authored by a University of Colorado at Boulder researcher concludes. Meanwhile, a man's intelligence has no effect on the extent to which fertile, female partners fantasize...

2010-10-15 08:06:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that affects muscles and nerves of the body. It's not curable. This study shows there is an association between having a low Apgar score at birth and having cerebral palsy. The Apgar score is a quick and simple way to assess a baby's condition at birth. The baby is assessed on five simple criteria including complexion, pulse rate, reaction when stimulated, muscle tone, and breathing. The five values are then summed up to...

2010-10-08 14:40:05

Research: Association of cerebral palsy with Apgar score in low and normal birth weight infants: population based cohort study A low Apgar score at birth is strongly associated with cerebral palsy in childhood, concludes a study from researchers in Norway published on bmj.com today. The Apgar score is a quick and simple way to assess a baby's condition at birth. The baby is assessed on five simple criteria (complexion, pulse rate, reaction when stimulated, muscle tone, and breathing) on a...

2010-09-09 11:07:47

Stanford University researchers have developed a revolutionary, non-invasive way of quickly predicting the future health of premature infants, an innovation that could better target specialized medical intervention and reduce health-care costs. "What the PhysiScore does is open a new frontier," said Anna Penn, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine and a neonatologist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. "The national push toward electronic medical records...


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