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2010-02-04 15:15:19

Findings support view of preterm labor as immune response to infection or injury.

2010-02-04 15:10:03

New evidence that genetics play a significant role in some premature births may help explain why a woman can do everything right and still give birth too soon.

2010-02-04 15:08:09

New evidence that genetics play a significant role in some premature births may help explain why a woman can do everything right and still give birth too soon.

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2010-02-03 08:50:00

NIH-funded study finds abnormalities in brain region that regulates breathing, sleep.

2010-01-20 18:22:37

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions have discovered the third in a sequence of genes that accounts for previously unexplained forms of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), a genetic condition that weakens bones, results in frequent fractures and is sometimes fatal.

2009-12-11 19:48:35

The advice of a pediatrician to place infants on their backs to sleep appears to be the single most important motivator in getting parents to follow these recommendations and a key reason that the rate of sudden death syndrome (SIDS) has plummeted since the "Back to Sleep" campaign was launched in 1994.

2009-12-07 20:35:30

Placing infants on their backs for sleep can help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

2009-11-17 08:00:00

NEW YORK, November 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study that examines the value of maternal blood biomarkers will help identify and monitor patients at risk of developing preeclampsia and is set to change the way expectant mothers are cared for in prenatal clinics around the world. The study, conducted by scientists at the highly-respected National Institute of Child and Human Development of the National Institute of Health (NICHD/NIH), set out to determine the diagnostic indices and...

2009-11-02 15:05:00

NIH-supported scientists at Seaside Therapeutics in Cambridge, Mass, are beginning a clinical trial of a potential medication designed to correct a central neurochemical defect underlying Fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability.

2009-10-27 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Contrary to the perception of most Americans, the majority of teen parents are from households that are not in poverty and that are not headed by single parents.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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