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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black mothers who don't breast-feed may be at higher risk for an aggressive type of breast cancer, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from nearly 3,700 black breast cancer patients. About one-third of them had estrogen receptor-negat...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A baby's immune system is stronger than previously thought, a new study indicates.

    Researchers analyzed blood samples collected from 28 very premature babies during their first weeks of life.

    The results showed ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More babies are dying before they turn 1-year-old in the United States than in most of Europe and several other developed countries, a new U.S. government report says.

    A greater proportion of premature births and deaths of full-term babies are...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For babies born at very low birth weights, breast milk is more likely than a blood transfusion to lead to a potentially dangerous infection known as cytomegalovirus (CMV), a new study finds.

    The researchers evaluated more than 500 very low birth...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny preemies may fare better when newborn intensive care units (NICU) set up private rooms for parents to spend time with their infants, a new study finds.

    Researchers at one children's hospital found that preemies gained weight faster, were mor...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new Australian study offers some potentially reassuring news to parents of preemies who are worried about their child's intellectual development: By adolescence, many of these infants appear to catch up to classmates who weren't born early.

    But...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being born just a few weeks early may have more impact on brain size and maturity than previously thought, a new study suggests.

    Using MRI scans, Australian researchers compared the size and development of various brain structures in babies bor...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who wait less than 18 months after having a child to get pregnant again are more likely to have a shorter pregnancy and a preterm birth, according to a new U.S. study.

    The study authors recommended that women be educated about the importanc...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Nephrology:

    THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Italian researchers have successfully used a small kidney dialysis machine they invented to treat newborns with kidney failure.

    "We have developed a machine for neonates [newborns] who were not treatable before," said lead researcher Dr. Claudio ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A wave of new nonprofit breast milk banks are opening across North America, driven by research that has promoted the use of donated mother's milk for healthy babies.

    Five new milk banks are expected to open this year in the United States and Can...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nursing:

    FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients may get the best care when treated in hospital units staffed by highly experienced nurses, a new study shows.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 900,000 patients admitted over four years to U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals an...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Years later, people who were underweight at birth, and those who were breast-fed only a short time or not at all, could be at increased risk for chronic inflammation and related health problems, a new study suggests.

    Researchers examined health...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women may face increased risk for early-term delivery during heat waves, according to a large new study from Canada.

    Researchers analyzed data from 300,000 births in Montreal between 1981 and 2010, and also looked at summer temperatures ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant mothers are often told to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, and a new study adds to evidence that a healthy diet is linked to a reduced risk of premature birth.

    Researchers analyzed data gathered from more than 66,000 pregnant women in...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 14 percent of American women take powerful narcotic pain medications during pregnancy, according to a large new study.

    Since these drugs, which may cause addiction, are so often prescribed to pregnant women, the study authors called for ...Full Article