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 that occurred during those years.
The University of Montreal team found that [...]
Pregnant women at high risk for a serious condition that affects blood pressure should take low-dose aspirin every day after their first trimester, according to a new draft recommendation by an influential U.S. panel of experts.
THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Identifying the cause of brain injury among newborns could help doctors develop new prevention strategies, according to a joint report from two leading groups of U.S. obstetricians and pediatricians.
The updated guidelines on neonatal encephalopathy (the term for newborn brain disorder or injury) — released by the American College [...]
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WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism show key “patches of disorganization” in the outer layers of the brain, according to a new study said to offer more evidence that the developmental disorder begins in the womb.
Experts have long believed autism involves disruptions in typical brain development, going back [...]
FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A lung ultrasound can quickly reveal if a pregnant woman with a serious condition called preeclampsia is at risk for respiratory failure, according to a new study.
Preeclampsia, which causes extremely high blood pressure, can lead to stroke, bleeding and excess fluid in the lungs.
For this study, researchers gave [...]
FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Babies born prematurely are at risk for life-threatening bloodstream infections called sepsis beginning 72 hours after they are born, according to a new study.
The lower intestines — often called guts — of preterm babies contain infectious bacteria, said the research team from Michigan State University, the University of [...]