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The intense exchanges that human mothers share with their newborn infants may have some pretty deep roots, suggests a study of rhesus macaques reported online on October 8th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication.
Treating even the mildest forms of gestational diabetes among pregnant women can reduce the risk of complications during pregnancy.
Lowers blood pressure, encourages exercise, improves psychological health â€” these may sound like the effects of a miracle drug, but they are actually among the benefits of owning a four-legged, furry pet.
BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Overcoming the challenges of bringing quality and cutting edge genetic and newborn screening (NBS) services to local communities and to children and families with hereditary diseases is extremely complex.
MCLEAN, Va., Aug.
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- National leaders in maternal health, health disparities and public policy will look for ways to combat the devastating impact of preterm births on communities of color at a summit today co-convened by The AMERIGROUP Public Policy Institute and the Black Leadership Forum, Inc.
Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have completed a critical first step in the eventual development of a technique to retain fertility in women with cancer who require treatments that might otherwise make them unable to have children.
According to a government report released Saturday, the percentages of infants born preterm and the percentage born with low birth weight has slightly declined in 2007, after several decades of steady increases.
A growing number of American children are enrolled in child care and questions remain about how these settings may affect them in both positive and negative ways.
A team of U.S.
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.