Monthly Archives: February 2017

Does birth order make a difference in premature twins?

This study – led by Elad Mei-Dan from the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto – looked at whether birth order made a difference to the health of very premature twins. 6,636 babies were involved in the study which found … Continue reading

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Mother and child attachment – what makes a good bond?

In recent years child-development experts have come to attach a great deal of importance to the bonds formed between mothers and their children in the first few weeks of life. In this study Larissa Rossen from the University of New … Continue reading

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Newborn hearing loss guidance

Hearing loss is the most common disorder at birth and can lead to impaired language skills, behavioural problems and poor academic achievement in later life. The importance of screening newborns for hearing loss is clear as research shows early detection … Continue reading

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Pulmonary hypertension and small babies

Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the blood vessels supplying the lungs. In this study Andrew Berenz, from the University of Virginia, led a team of researchers looking into how pulmonary hypertension affects very-low-birth-weight babies in the first two … Continue reading

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Pentoxifylline for small babies with nosocomial sepsis

In this study Sahin Hamilcikan – from Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital in Istanbul – led a team of researchers looking into the effectiveness of pentoxifylline in treating very-low-birthweight new-born babies with nosocomial sepsis. They gave pentoxifylline to 18 babies … Continue reading

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Mice, gut bacteria and lung disease

Could the bacteria sometime used preventatively before women have Caesarean sections contribute to people developing lung problems? Recently scientists have become increasingly interested in the biome – the bacteria that live in and alongside people. A study on mice at Cincinatti … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Behavioral States and Oral Feeding Efficiency in Preterm Infants

The relationship between behavioral states (alert, sleep, drowsy, and crying) and oral feeding efficiency in preterm infants is not well understood. The purpose of this study was  to determine the relationship between behavioral states and feeding efficiency in preterm infants. Comprehensive … Continue reading

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