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2014-05-20 11:15:39

The Lancet A major new Series of papers, published today [Tuesday 20 May] in The Lancet, presents the clearest picture to date of progress and challenges in improving newborn survival around the world, and sets targets that must be achieved by 2030 in order to ensure every newborn has a healthy start. The research is led by Professor Joy Lawn, at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Save the Children, UK, with Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta at the Hospital for Sick...

2014-05-14 08:31:24

The American Optometric Association and InfantSEE® recommend eye assessments within the first year of life ST. LOUIS, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vision disorders are the fourth most common disability in the United States and the most prevalent impairing conditions during childhood. However, according to the American Optometric Association's (AOA) 2014 American Eye-Q® survey, only 19 percent of parents know that a child should have their first comprehensive eye assessment by an...

2014-05-07 23:09:56

Mississippi’s Memorial Hospital in Gulfport ready to accept additional breastmilk donations from healthy, lactating mothers who want to help feed premature, medically fragile infants. Gulfport, MI (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss., and the Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas today announced its plans to increase the supply of donor human milk in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in hospitals in Gulfport and across the state by offering free screenings to...

2014-05-05 11:27:52

Supine sleeping, which reduces risk of sudden infant death syndrome, less common among preterm infants than babies born on time Since 1994, parents have been urged to put their babies to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). It appears many caregivers have not gotten the message, and health care providers have not done enough to educate families. Rates of supine sleeping (being placed on the back for sleep) are as low as 50 percent in some...

2014-05-05 11:24:57

Twenty-edight percent of Hispanic mothers share a bed with their babies; 22 percent of black mothers put infants to sleep on their stomachs Each year, 4,000 babies die unexpectedly during sleep time from sudden infant death syndrome, accidental suffocation or unknown causes. To keep infants safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises caregivers to put babies to sleep on their backs and avoid sharing a bed, among other practices. Many families, however, are not following this...

2014-05-01 23:13:46

Goodtime Medical announces the addition of The Hippo 300 Infant Station to the offering of tables. You can weigh and measure at the same time with the stadiometer and the digital scale with speed and accuracy. Wright City, MO (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Goodtime Medical announces the addition of The Hippo 300 Infant Station to the offering of tables. You can weigh and measure at the same time with the stadiometer and the digital scale with speed and accuracy. A large cabinet below with...

2014-04-29 23:09:28

Bay Area Company, My Brest Friend, is teaming up with the Milky Way Foundation to help promote their upcoming full-length documentary about the cultural and personal challenges breastfeeding women face in America. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 My Brest Friend announces their partnership with the Milky Way Foundation and is set to sponsor the release of their new breastfeeding documentary, The Milky Way. In partnership with the new documentary feature, My Brest Friend...

2014-04-25 16:24:02

Revised guidance aims to ensure health professionals have the most current information for parents and caregivers OTTAWA, April 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada, the Canadian Paediatric Society, Dietitians of Canada, and the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada today released a revised version of Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants: Recommendations from Six to 24 Months. This document provides detailed scientific guidance on infants and young children nutrition for health professionals...

2014-04-17 10:32:57

Changing where a newborn baby is held before its umbilical cord is clamped could lead to improved uptake in hospitals of delayed cord clamping, leading to a decreased risk of iron deficiency in infancy, according to new results published in The Lancet. Delaying clamping of the umbilical cord until around two minutes after birth allows for blood to pass from the mother's placenta to the baby, and has previously been shown to reduce the risk of iron deficiency in infancy. However, current...

2014-04-07 23:29:10

"Health Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby and Mom,” a new report on the website Vinamy.com uncovers health and nutrition benefits of breastfeeding for baby and mother. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 “Health Benefits Of Breastfeeding For Baby And Mom,” a new report created by Diane Rawson on the site Vinamy.com shows health and nutrition benefits of breastfeeding for baby and mother. In the first part of this report, people will discover some reasons why breastfeeding is...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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