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

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.

2012-11-16 14:21:21

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.

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.

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.

2012-06-21 11:14:16

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.

2012-05-31 13:09:13

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


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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