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Crying Babies Should Be Allowed To Soothe Themselves Back To Sleep
2013-01-03 07:24:46

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Temple University recently completed a study that found that it is more beneficial for mothers to let their infants cry themselves back to sleep rather than comforting them in the middle of the night. According to the researchers, pediatricians report that waking up in the middle of the night is a common concern for parents of infants. The study, recently published in Developmental Psychology, showed that...

2012-11-16 14:21:21

Global partners challenge 39 high-income countries Lowering preterm birth rates by an average of 5 percent across 39 high-resource countries, including the United States, by 2015 would prevent prematurity for 58,000 babies a year, a group of international experts said today. In an article published in The Lancet to coincide with the second annual World Prematurity Day, the expert group say prevention of preterm birth also could save billions in economic costs. "Governments and health...

2012-11-15 20:21:12

Global Partners Challenge 39 High-Income Countries WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lowering preterm birth rates by an average of 5 percent across 39 high-resource countries, including the United States, by 2015 would prevent prematurity for 58,000 babies a year, a group of international experts said today. In an article published in The Lancet to coincide with the second annual World Prematurity Day, the expert group say prevention of preterm birth also...

2012-10-09 11:28:34

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The HSC Foundation formally entered into an agreement with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at a signing ceremony with the organization's two lead executives. Dr. Thomas W. Chapman, President and CEO of The HSC Foundation, and Dr. Alan E. Guttmacher, Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, signed a Memorandum of Understanding today establishing...

2012-08-14 06:28:03

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PeriGen, Inc., and The George Washington University, the data coordinating center of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network, have entered into an agreement to utilize PeriGen's PeriCALM® Patterns(TM) software in connection with a research project entitled: Computerized Interpretation of Intrapartum FHR and Prediction of Neonatal Outcomes. The primary...

2012-07-19 23:02:15

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a leading cause of death among infants aged one month to one year and is a top concern for every new parent. The following are easy to implement, helpful tips for any new parent from Pneo LLC, the distributors of Snuza mobile baby monitors. West Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 New parents want peace of mind as they experience a full range of emotions when they bring home their new baby — from excitement to anxiety. Most new parents experience...

2012-06-28 20:22:36

Christina Wang, M.D., lead investigator at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) — one of the leading biomedical research institutes in the country — recently completed a study utilizing a new contraceptive gel that has the potential to be developed as a user controlled chemical birth control agent for males. The gel, which contains testosterone and a synthetic progestin called Nestorone, sharply lowers sperm counts in men with few side effects. The study conducted...

2012-06-21 11:14:16

Findings from NIH network support shift in prevention guidelines Adding the drug nevirapine to the regimen given to newborns of women diagnosed with HIV shortly before or during labor halves the newborns' risk of contracting the virus, according to findings by a National Institutes of Health research network. The researchers found that the rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission around the time of delivery was 2.2 percent among infants who received the standard drug zidovudine combined...

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...

2012-05-30 10:25:47

"Significant" findings, document how use of "whole-body hypothermia" technique at birth protected oxygen-deprived newborns from death and mental disability during first 6-7 years of life. DETROIT, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After more than 10 years of study, investigators in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Neonatal Research Network led by a pediatric researcher at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center (DMC) have proven an...