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2012-05-31 13:09:13

NIH study shows increased survival from treatment for oxygen deficiency at birth A treatment to reduce the body temperatures of infants who experience oxygen deficiency at birth has benefits into early childhood, according to a follow-up study by a National Institutes of Health research network. Children who received the hypothermia treatment as infants were more likely to have survived to ages 6 and 7, when they were evaluated again, than were children who received routine care, the...

Helping Hands Reaches Out To Patients With Cerebral Palsy
2012-05-10 12:00:58

Rice University students invent device to strengthen children's hands and wrists With the aid of multiple force sensors and a digital dinosaur, a team of Rice University seniors known as Helping Hands hopes to restore strength and flexibility to the hands and wrists of children with cerebral palsy. "These kids have a real problem with their hands," said Jenna Desmarais, a senior at Rice majoring in mechanical engineering. "The fingers and wrists are locked into a sort of claw-like...

2012-05-07 11:11:44

New research published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Like their healthy peers, children with disabilities may spend too much time in front of a video screen. For children with cerebral palsy (CP), this leads to an even greater risk of being overweight or developing health issues such as diabetes or musculoskeletal disorders. A group of scientists has found that video games such as Nintendo's Wii offer an enjoyable opportunity to promote light to moderate physical...

Preterm Births Soar Worldwide
2012-05-03 05:07:02

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A new study, “Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth,” reports that almost half a million babies (12.0 out of 100 births) are born prematurely in the U.S. every year. This is a higher rate than 130 countries in the world, including many impoverished countries. In all the world, 15 million babies are born preterm, more than 1 million die as a result of being born early, and three-quarters of the babies could be saved if...

2012-04-26 09:15:16

Choosing the right hospital may make the difference between life and death for very low birth weight infants, according to research led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and released today in JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association. In a comprehensive study of 72,235 infants born in 558 hospitals across the nation, the researchers found that babies cared for in hospitals with the Magnet credential were less likely to die, acquire a hospital-based infection,...

2012-04-24 12:34:45

A team of scientists from Johns Hopkins and elsewhere have developed nano-devices that  successfully cross the brain-blood barrier and deliver a drug that tames brain-damaging inflammation in rabbits with cerebral palsy. A report on the experiments, conducted at Wayne State University in collaboration with the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, before the lead and senior investigators moved to Johns Hopkins, is published in...


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