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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A treatment to reduce the body temperatures of infants who experience oxygen deficiency at birth has benefits into early childhood.
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