Apr

26

2017
Overlooked Drug Could Save Thousands Of Moms After Childbirth

Overlooked Drug Could Save Thousands Of Moms After Childbirth

Enlarge this image Postpartum hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal deaths around the world. Thomas Fredberg/Getty Images/Science Photo Library hide caption toggle caption Thomas Fredberg/Getty Images/Science Photo Library Back in the 1960s, a woman doctor in Japan created a powerful drug to help mothers who hemorrhage after childbirth. The medicine is inexpensive to make. Safe to use. And stops bleeding quickly by helping keep…

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Apr

26

2017
How do babies coordinate gestures, vocalization?

How do babies coordinate gestures, vocalization?

Asier Romero-Andonegi, Aintzane Etxebarria-Lejarreta, Ainara Romero-Andonegi and Irati de Pablo-Delgado, lecturers and researchers at the UPV/EHU’s University College of Teacher Training in Bilbao, have studied how 9 to 13-month-old babies tackle the shift from early babbling to the use of combinations of gestures and speech. The work “The interrelation of gestures and vocalization in early communication functions: Evidence from Basque language” has been published in…

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Apr

26

2017

5 Tips for Finding Child Care for Your Next Vacation

Frugal Family By FREDA MOON April 26, 2017 Traveling with children is many things. Relaxing is not typically among them. The exception is a trip that includes at least some help with child care — time when parents are free to luxuriate in that rarest of parental indulgences: time alone. But finding reliable, affordable child care can be enough of a challenge at home. Where does one…

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Apr

25

2017
Scientists Create Artificial Womb That Could Help Prematurely Born Babies

Scientists Create Artificial Womb That Could Help Prematurely Born Babies

Enlarge this image An illustration of a fetal lamb inside the “artificial womb” device, which mimics the conditions inside a pregnant animal. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia hide caption toggle caption The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Scientists have created an “artificial womb” in the hopes of some day using the device to save babies born extremely prematurely. So far the device has only been tested…

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Apr

25

2017
Changes To Federal Insurance Plans Could Hurt Families Of Chronically Ill Kids

Changes To Federal Insurance Plans Could Hurt Families Of Chronically Ill Kids

Enlarge this image Roughly 2 million of the kids covered by the Children’s Health Insurance Program have a chronic health condition, such as asthma. LSOphoto/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption LSOphoto/Getty Images/iStockphoto Kids with chronic conditions are especially vulnerable to health insurance changes, relying as they often do on specialists and medications that may not be covered if they switch plans. A recent study finds…

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Apr

25

2017
Clinical trials offer fresh hope for kids with rare brain disease

Clinical trials offer fresh hope for kids with rare brain disease

Anna Gunby can’t run around as smoothly as most 4-year-olds because her wobbly legs are affected by a rare brain disease that also hinders her intellect. She can’t identify colors. She can’t count objects. Her attention span is short. “But there’s definitely hope,” said Anna’s mother, Courtney Gunby. “Maybe one day she’ll be able to live on her own, operate a vehicle or go swimming…

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Apr

25

2017
Eat, Sleep, Repeat: How Kids’ Daily Routines Can Help Prevent Obesity

Eat, Sleep, Repeat: How Kids’ Daily Routines Can Help Prevent Obesity

Enlarge this image A new study suggests wrangling your kids to bed at the same time each night could help set them up for a healthier future. AleksandarNakic/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption AleksandarNakic/Getty Images Nagging your kids to stick to a set bedtime each night may feel like a thankless task. But here’s some justification that your efforts are setting your kids up for…

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Apr

24

2017
Facing nightmare scenarios before discharge lifts confidence of parents of babies in NICU

Facing nightmare scenarios before discharge lifts confidence of parents of babies in NICU

Anxiety is a common emotion experienced by first-time parents, one that is felt even more so among parents of newborns being treated in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). But the key to improving confidence among parents of ill or premature infants may lie in simulated care, according to new research led by University at Buffalo nursing researcher Deborah Raines. The study, published in the…

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Apr

24

2017
Financial strain tied to low-birth-weight babies

Financial strain tied to low-birth-weight babies

A financially strapped pregnant woman’s worries about the arrival and care of her little one could contribute to birth of a smaller, medically vulnerable infant, a new study suggests.



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