Monthly Archives: November 2017

Vitamin D in pregnancy. Does it do any good?

In this study Daniel E. Roth, from the University of Toronto, led a team of researchers looking into the effectiveness of vitamin D supplements during pregnancy at improving the health of babies and small children. The researchers looked at previous … Continue reading

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Diabetes, big babies and health problems

Women who have diabetes often have larger babies than normal. In this study Zachary B. Jenner, from the University of Texas Health Science Centre, led a team of researchers looking into the links between big babies and mothers’ and babies’ … Continue reading

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Do Caesareans make it easier for tiny babies?

When unborn babies are very small their mothers are often given a Caesarean in the belief that their babies won’t be able to cope with conventional labour. But is this really true? In this study Sima H. Baalbaki, from the … Continue reading

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Melatonin and Caesareans

Melatonin is a hormone that plays an important part in regulating people’s body clocks. In this study Muberra Namli Kalem, from Liv Hospital in Ankara, led a team of researchers looking into the differences in melatonin levels in the colostrum … Continue reading

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Drug addicts and nappy rash

In this study Anuj Malik, from West Virginia University School of Medicine, led a team of researchers looking into the incidence of nappy rash (perianal dermatitis) and the use of products designed to deal with it in a level IV … Continue reading

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Group B Streptococcus late onset sepsis in very low birth weight newborns: 10 years experience

Abstract Purpose: The incidence of late-onset neonatal infection (LONS) group B streptococcus (GBS) in very low birth weight (VLBW) is still matter of debate. In the present 10-years retrospective study we investigated the epidemiology of GBS LONS in VLBW neonates.Materials … Continue reading

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Demographic and neonatal risk factors for childhood asthma in the USA

Abstract Objective: Asthma is the most common chronic condition diagnosed among children worldwide according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This study evaluated on a longitudinal basis prospectively collected medical records for demographic and neonatal information among United States (US) … Continue reading

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