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2012-02-20 13:42:35

Finnish researchers break ground in neonatal brain research In the past few years, researchers at the University of Helsinki have made several breakthroughs in discovering how the brain of preterm babies work, in developing treatments to protect the brain, and in developing research methods suitable for hospital use. Each year, the brains of hundreds of Finnish children, and therefore their future lives, are at risk due to premature birth or intrapartum asphyxia. The brain is a...

2012-02-10 21:30:00

SoCalMD representative Dwight Cromie recently had the opportunity to speak with Jenny Pricer, a senior lactation consultant at Parkview Community Hospital about their new Baby-Friendly designation, and exactly what that means for both the hospital and surrounding communities. Riverside, CA (PRWEB) February 10, 2012 As technology continues to advance, and more and more professional and personal interactions are conducted virtually over the Internet, it is easy to forget just how important it...

2012-02-10 18:27:15

Weekday delivery is no better than night or weekend delivery for infants with birth defects, according to a new study presented today at The Pregnancy Meeting, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine´s annual conference. The finding is good news for all parties — moms, babies and healthcare teams — and suggests that this high-risk population of women should deliver when their bodies are ready to deliver, regardless of the day or time. The study, conducted by researchers at...

2012-02-09 14:55:44

Preterm infants born with extremely low birth weights have an increased risk of death during the first year of life. Although researchers have extensively studied risk factors that could contribute to the death of preterm infants, limited information is available after infants are released from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). A new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, identifies that African-American background, longer stay in the NICU, and poorer access to...

2011-12-29 06:31:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In 1989, Madeline Mann became the world's smallest surviving baby after she was born at Loyola University Medical Center. She weighed 280 g. (9.9 oz.) -- about the size of an iPhone. In 2004. Rumaisa Rahmam set a Guinness World Record after she was born at Loyola, weighing 260 g. (9.2 oz.). Remarkably, Madeline and Rumaisa both have normal motor and language development. Rumaisa remains the world's smallest surviving baby, and Madeline now is the world's fourth...

2011-12-21 18:36:55

Vitamins, Weight Gain, Preterm Birth and More Ironically, despite excessive caloric intake, many obese women are deficient in vitamins vital to a healthy pregnancy. This and other startling statistics abound when obesity and pregnancy collide. Together, they present a unique set of challenges that women and their doctors must tackle in order to achieve the best possible outcome for mom and baby. In the December issue of the journal Seminars in Perinatology, maternal fetal medicine...


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