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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome ’
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Seeking Signs of SIDS Risks in the Womb
Subtle abnormalities in the placentas of pregnant women may predispose newborns to an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome, according to a study in Early Human Development. (via Wall Street Journal)
Ovarian Cancer Screenings Are Not Effective, Panel Says
Tests commonly recommended to screen healthy women for ovarian cancer do more harm than good and should not be performed, a panel of medical experts said on Monday. (via New York Times)
Eye-Surgery Benefit Linked to Gender
Motor-vehicle accidents involving men decreased by 15.3% in the 12 months following cataract surgery but the frequency of postoperative crashes didn’t change significantly for women, according to a study in Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology. (via Wall Street Journal)
Siblings Among First Cured of ‘Bubble Boy Disease’
Brother and sister Colton and Abbygail Ainslie are among three children successfully treated for their immune deficiency during an experiment detailed in Tuesday’s issue of the journal Blood. (via Today)
New Breed of Robotics Aims to Help People Walk Again
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Ekso Bionics is one of several companies and research labs that are working on wearable robots made to help disabled people or to make the human body superhuman. (via The New York Times)
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
Abuse of Opiates Soars in Pregnant Women
The fast-growing abuse of prescription drugs has reached maternity wards in hospitals across the country, with the number of pregnant women addicted to opiate drugs — and the number of babies born experiencing withdrawal symptoms — rising sharply over the last decade.
Gay Mom Upset After Dismissal by Boy Scouts
Jennifer Tyrrell and her 7-year-old son have had many rewarding experiences with the Boy Scouts of America, but their participation in the national organization came to an end because she is gay, and the group does not allow open or avowed homosexuals in their membership.
Stressed Moms More Likely to Overfeed Their Babies
Researchers looked at moms in low-income households and found that those who experienced certain stressors, such as depression or single parenthood, were more likely to add cereal to their infants’ bottles, a practice that increases the risk of weight gain in childhood.
Study Finds Smoking Leads to Increase in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Eliminating smoking at home reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by 80 percent, an Australian study has found.
Black Children Less Likely to Get Pain Meds in ER
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Black children seen in the emergency department for abdominal pain are less likely to receive pain medication than white children, according to a new study.
Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
Here’s a sobering statistic, and I hope we take that expression literally: SIDS–Sudden Infant Death Syndrome–spikes dramatically on New Year’s Day.
A new study finds that after a night of partying, too many parents, their judgment impaired by alcohol, are not taking the usual precautions in putting their babies down to sleep. As a result, infants are 33% more likely to die from SIDS on Jan. 1 than on any other day of the year, according to the UC San Diego study.
Remember, always put your infants to sleep on their backs. For more tips on preventing SIDS, click here.
Here’s to a happy, healthy, and safe 2011!
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