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2010-07-02 16:09:48

According to new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology About 1 in 200 women in the US delivers her baby at home, with approximately 75% of these low-risk, single-baby births planned in advance as home deliveries. In a study published online today by the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG), researchers from Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, analyzed the results of multiple studies from around the world. They report that less medical...

2010-06-25 13:52:00

Statewide Program Significantly Reduces Inappropriate Scheduling of Births before 39 Weeks CINCINNATI, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A statewide Ohio program significantly reduced the monthly rate of inappropriately scheduled births before 39 weeks gestation, helping to avoid expensive neonatal intensive care unit admissions and decrease the risk of infant deaths, according to two studies by the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative recently published in the American Journal of...

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2010-05-25 07:07:07

Study shows impact to pregnancies in women with no direct connection to events Stress caused by psychological shock from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, felt even by people with no direct link to the event, may have led to an increase in male children being miscarried in the U.S. Tim Bruckner, assistant professor of public health at UC Irvine, and colleagues at UC Berkeley found that the fetal death rate for males spiked in September 2001 and that significantly fewer boys were born than...

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2010-03-08 08:17:46

Women's community groups have had a dramatic effect on reducing neonatal mortality rates in some of the poorest areas on India, according to a study published March 7 in the journal the Lancet. The groups provide a cost-effective intervention with added benefits such as reducing significantly maternal depression and improving decision-making amongst the women. Every year, an estimated four million children worldwide die within the first month of their lives. Less than a quarter of...

2010-02-01 18:01:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Newborn Center is the first and only pediatric center to be named a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) for Perinatal/Neonatal Health. To commemorate the milestone, Texas Children's Hospital hosted a ceremony today with Senior Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Children's Newborn Center and WHOCC leadership, as well as representatives from World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO), in attendance....

2009-09-22 07:36:29

Research published this week in the open access journal PLoS Medicine shows that the rising rate of preterm birth in Scotland is as much a result of an increase in spontaneous preterm birth as it is of preterm birth that is medically-induced to avoid risking the lives of the mother and child. The results emphasize that preterm birth, which remains the single biggest cause of infant death in many developed countries, continues to be a major obstetric and neonatal problem despite the reductions...

2009-08-11 16:12:19

During about the last 20 years, the risk of delivery-related death at birth or shortly thereafter for term infants has decreased nearly 40 percent in Scotland, with the largest contributing factor being a decrease in the number of deaths caused by a lack of oxygen for the baby during the childbirth process, according to a study in the August 12 issue of JAMA.Rates of obstetric intervention in labor, including cesarean delivery, have increased significantly in most developed countries. "It is,...

2009-06-07 23:01:00

Pioneering Doctor Developed APGAR Score, Established Perinatology as a Medical Specialty WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For nearly 60 years, every baby born in the United States and worldwide has been seen through the eyes of Virginia Apgar, MD, who developed the five-point APGAR score to evaluate an infant's health at birth. Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of Dr. Apgar's own birth, and the March of Dimes, the organization she worked for from 1959 until her death...

2009-06-02 10:53:56

Infants born extremely preterm are surviving at a high rate, with about 70 percent of infants born alive between 22 and 26 weeks of gestation in Sweden surviving at least one year, with high rates of interventions being used to improve survival, according to a study in the June 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on child and adolescent health. Karel MarÃ…¡ál, M.D., Ph.D., of Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden, presented the findings of the study at a JAMA media...

2009-05-28 11:50:17

A county in Wisconsin demonstrated that the black infant mortality gap of 3:1 can be eliminated, U.S. health officials said Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report said since 2002, black infant mortality in Dane County, Wis., declined by 67 percent eliminating the 3:1 black-white infant mortality gap that existed during the 1990s. The black infant mortality gap is still prevalent in most if not all of the United States, the report...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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