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  • Sharecare News
    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

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Endocrinology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Based on tests of newborns and young children, a new study suggests that premature babies could face a higher risk of diabetes much later in life.

    The findings don't confirm a connection between premature birth and diabetes, although other studie...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Premature infants face a number of challenges, including a known risk of language delay. But a new study suggests that exposing "preemies" to more adult language in the neonatal intensive care unit can increase their language abilities at 18 months.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Premature infants who develop an eye condition that can threaten their vision are three to four times more likely to have other serious health problems by the age of 5, a new study found.

    The finding suggests that doctors be on the lookout for fut...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Premature infants who develop an eye condition that can threaten their vision are three to four times more likely to have other serious health problems by the age of 5, a new study found.

    The finding suggests that doctors be on the lookout for fut...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Premature infants who develop an eye condition that can threaten their vision are three to four times more likely to have other serious health problems by the age of 5, a new study found.

    The finding suggests that doctors be on the lookout for fut...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Premature infants who develop an eye condition that can threaten their vision are three to four times more likely to have other serious health problems by the age of 5, a new study found.

    The finding suggests that doctors be on the lookout for fut...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their late 30s or 40s are often told that the odds of delivering a baby with a birth defect rises with age.

    But a new study suggests that the opposite may be true when it comes to certain types of physical abnorm...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Gut bacteria in premature infants don't come from their mothers, but from microbes in the neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU), a new study finds.

    Babies typically get their gut bacteria from their mothers during childbirth. Premature infants, how...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's long been concern that certain drugs taken to control seizures might be unsafe for use by pregnant women, due to potential effects on the fetus.

    Now, new British research suggests that the drug levetiracetam does not pose a major risk t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A potential new way to identify premature infants at high risk for delays in motor skills development may have been discovered by researchers.

    The researchers conducted brain scans on 43 infants in the United Kingdom who were born at less than 32...Full Article