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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-fed babies may be smarter, better educated and richer as adults, a new study by Brazilian researchers suggests.

    "Breast-feeding is associated with improved performance in intelligence tests at age 30 and also has an important effect on a ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using a low-cost antiseptic to clean the umbilical cords of babies born outside of a hospital lowers infant infection and death rates in developing countries, researchers say.

    "Based on our review, using chlorhexidine to clean the umbilical cord s...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in the United States are seeing more infants born addicted to narcotic painkillers -- a problem highlighted by a new Florida-based report.

    These infants experience what's called neonatal abstinence syndrome as they undergo withdrawal from ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Gastroenterology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some babies spit up more than others, but it doesn't necessarily mean they have a problem, an expert says.

    A baby's stomach is small and can tolerate only small amounts of food. As a baby grows, so does his or her stomach and spitting up becomes l...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Pulmonology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of nicotine were found in the hair of many children with premature birth-related lung disease whose parents claimed not to smoke, a new study finds.

    The lung disease bronchopulmonary dysplasia often occurs in children who were born pre...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies may get a brain boost in the womb when they hear the voices and heartbeats of their mothers, a new study suggests.

    Researchers studying premature babies in the hospital found that the sound centers in the babies' brains grew more quickly wh...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    SATURDAY, Feb. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Numerous factors influence the makeup of bacteria in the digestive system, which then alters the immune system and changes susceptibility to allergies, researchers report.

    The team at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit conducted six studies of gut ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who were born very preterm may be at higher-than-normal risk of anxiety disorders and certain other mental health issues, even into their 30s, a new study suggests.

    Those risks, researchers found, appeared particularly elevated among those w...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Pulmonology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Premature babies have an increased risk of developing asthma, but are likely to grow out of the disease, new research says.

    "The study confirms that those born prematurely [less than 37 weeks of pregnancy] are more likely to suffer asthmatic sympto...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding helps prepare babies to eat solid food by creating a healthy population of bacteria in the digestive tract, a small study says.

    "We can see from the data that including formula in an infant's diet does change the gut bacteria even ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some babies' genes may increase their risk of preterm birth, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed the number of copies of certain genes in hundreds of babies and their mothers. There was no link between the number o...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women exposed to high levels of flame-retardant chemicals may be at increased risk for having premature babies, a new study indicates.

    Researchers analyzed blood samples from pregnant women when they were admitted to hospital for delivery...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Elise Jackson remembers very clearly the day her son was born: It was May 8, 2002, and Elijah had arrived 15 weeks before his due date.

    "My child sat right in the palm of my hands," Jackson recalled. "He was very, very fragile. It was 25 weeks an...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who were born prematurely are less likely than their peers to have intimate relationships, and may see themselves as somewhat less attractive, a new study suggests.

    Finnish researchers found that young adults who'd been born just a fe...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More extremely premature U.S. infants -- those born after only 22 to 28 weeks of gestation -- are surviving, a new study finds.

    From 2000 to 2011, deaths among these infants from breathing complications, underdevelopment, infections and nervou...Full Article