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Parents of preemies often depressed after birth
(Reuters Health) - When babies are extremely premature, parents are about 10 times more likely to become depressed than mothers and fathers of full-term, healthy infants, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Routes of administration of antibiotic prophylaxis for preventing infection after caesarean section
This review concludes that there was no clear difference between irrigation and intravenous antibiotic prophylaxis in reducing the risk of post-caesarean endometritis. For other outcomes, there is insufficient evidence regarding which route of administration of prophylactic antibiotics is most effective at preventing post-caesarean infections. The authors advise caution in the interpretation and generalisability of the results. Future studies should evaluate the more recently available antibiotics, elaborating on the various available routes of administration, and exploring potential neonatal side effects of such intervent...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intersurgical's Paediatric and Neonatal Product Range
Intersurgical provides a wide range of paediatric and neonatal patient solutions and manufactures high-quality and innovative respiratory products. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - July 20, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Live Neonates Born to Mothers With Ebola Virus DiseaseLive Neonates Born to Mothers With Ebola Virus Disease
This review provides insight into the outcomes of live neonates born to pregnant women with Ebola virus disease. Journal of Perinatology : Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Pediatric and Neonatal Surge Annex
Illinois Department of Public Health. 08/2015This 41-page document provides a functional annex for all stakeholders involved in an emergency response within the state of Illinois and/or adjacent states in order to protect children and to provide appropriate pediatric medical care during a disaster. It guides the state-level response and provides local medical services guidance on the care of children, including patient movement, system decompression, recommendations for care, and resource allocation during a surge of pediatric patients that overwhelms the local health care system. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guid...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

NIH awards UAB 3 maternal and infant health grants
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) UAB continues to improve maternal and infant health as the only university to be a member of all three NIH perinatal networks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Hyperthyroidism: Too Much Of A Good Thing
By: Dr. Alan Christianson When someone you know is living with hypothyroidism, it can be tempting to think that if only the doctor would prescribe an extra helping of thyroid hormone, your friend or loved one would feel so much better and would enjoy life more. And in some cases, an extra helping might be in order. In other cases, not so much. Too much thyroid hormone can actually be dangerous, which is why doctors are loathe to bump the levothyroxin dosage up an extra 25 micrograms or so for one of their patients who's still experiencing hypothyroid symptoms. Tests always come first, and there's a good reason for that....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

UAB researchers awarded $11.5 million to study asymptomatic congenital CMV and neonatal HSV
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) The NIH recently awarded UAB $11.5 million to support studies that will assess treatment of babies born with congenital cytomegalovirus but no symptoms, and frequency of neonatal herpes infections in the United States and Peru. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UAB research team awarded $11.5M contract
A group of researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was recently awarded an $11.5 million contract to study treatment of babies born with congenital cytomegalovirus and frequency of neonatal herpes infections in the United States and Peru. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease awarded the funding to the UAB Department of Pediatrics to support two studies slated to be conducted at UAB and its partner academic sites. Nearly 1 percent of babies born in the United States… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 15, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tim Steere Source Type: news

Early echocardiography to study pulmonary hypertension in mouse model of bronchopulmonary dysplasia
(Baylor College of Medicine) Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine who focus on bronchopulmonary dysplasia and pulmonary hypertension, a common lung disease in premature infants, have shown that echocardiography can be used to detect the pulmonary hypertension in neonatal mice at an earlier time point than previously thought. Their report appears today in the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Yaws and maternal and neonatal tetanus eliminated from India – UN health agency
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today announced the elimination of yaws, and maternal and neonatal tetanus, to India and hailed its public health achievements as examples to other countries. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Treatment of maternal perinatal depression in a low-income setting does not lead to improved outcomes for children
Perinatal depression is common; in high-income countries the point prevalence is approximately 13%, with higher rates estimated in low-income and middle-income countries.1 Furthermore, perinatal depression is associated with an increased risk of adverse child outcomes, including behavioural, emotional and cognitive difficulties,2 which persist into late childhood and adolescence. However, there is as yet only limited evidence to convincingly establish this association as being causal, with few studies evaluating the effects of intervening in the perinatal period on child ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Support for the link between adolescent mental health problems and subsequent perinatal depression: a 20-year prospective cohort study
Depression is one of the leading contributors to the global burden of disease,1 with an increased vulnerability for women during adolescence2 and the perinatal period.3 Although former studies indicate that perinatal depression has a unique profile without history of mental health disorders,4 there is a lack of studies that prospectively and robustly examine the link between mental health before conception and subsequent perinatal mental health. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The right reasons to choose a sunscreen—and the right way to use it
Follow me at @drClaire When you buy a sunscreen, what makes you buy one brand over another? For many people, the reasons they choose aren’t the ones most likely to keep them safe from the sun. In a study recently published in the journal JAMA Dermatology, researchers looked at the top 1% of sunscreens being sold on Amazon.com as of December 2015 (65 out of 6,500). By “top,” I mean the ones that had the highest number of reviews and got at least 4 out of 5 stars. When they looked at the brands, they found that a full 40% of those top 65 didn’t meet the sunscreen guidelines of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Parenting Prevention Safety Skin and Hair Care Source Type: news

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children blessing for new tower: Slideshow
A blessing ceremony has been held for the new $180 million Diamond Head Tower at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. The five-story 200,000-square-foot building at 1319 Punahou St. in Honolulu houses an expanded neonatal intensive care unit that, at 40,000 square feet, has 70 private rooms and is five times larger than the previous NICU. Click on a photo to see a slideshow of the tower. The building also has a pediatric intensive care unit with 14 private rooms, an adult medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 9, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: James Prichard Source Type: news

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children blessing for new tower: Slideshow
A blessing ceremony has been held for the new $180 million Diamond Head Tower at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. The five-story 200,000-square-foot building at 1319 Punahou St. in Honolulu houses an expanded neonatal intensive care unit that, at 40,000 square feet, has 70 private rooms and is five times larger than the previous NICU. Click on a photo to see a slideshow of the tower. The building also has a pediatric intensive care unit with 14 private rooms, an adult medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 9, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: James Prichard Source Type: news

Wales severely short of neonatal nurses, warns charity
Most neonatal units in Wales do not have enough nurses, according to a new report on the state of services for sick and premature babies. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 7, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS do not give 40% of premature babies enough care according to new survey
There would be nearly a fifth fewer deaths if 90 per cent of all babies born before 32 weeks were given the full care package, the study published in the BMJ suggested. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRF and Pulmonary Hypertension in the NeonateHRF and Pulmonary Hypertension in the Neonate
This review explores the challenges to developing effective therapies and discusses future research priorities in the field of neonatal hypoxemic respiratory failure and pulmonary hypertension. Journal of Perinatology : Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

ViiV Healthcare and PENTA partner to develop treatment strategies for children with HIV
UK-based pharmaceutical company ViiV Healthcare has partnered with the Paediatric European Network for Treatment of AIDS (PENTA) Foundation to provide funding for PENTA’s Early-treated Perinatally HIV-infected Individuals: Improving Children’s Actual… (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CHOP enters into alliance with Einstein Healthcare Network
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will form an alliance with Einstein Healthcare Network (Einstein) to offer neonatal, newborn, maternal care, and pediatric emergency services in a location on the Einstein Medical Center Montgomery campu… (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - July 1, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Uganda Rolls Out Compulsory Immunization to Dispel Anti-Vaccine Myths
Women wait to immunize their children at the Kisugu Health Centre in Kampala, Uganda, where free vaccinations take place. The nurse in the foreground is Betty Makakeeto. Credit: Amy Fallon/IPSBy Amy FallonKAMPALA, Jun 29 2016 (IPS)Patience*, a Ugandan maid, planned on taking her three-year-old son for polio immunization during the country’s mass campaigns a year ago, until her landlord’s wife told her a shocking myth.“The medicine they are injecting them with means the boy when he’s an adult won’t be able to reproduce,” Patience, 32, recalled to IPS what she’d been informed. “She said: ‘Don’t even thin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Amy Fallon Tags: Africa Development & Aid Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Religion Women's Health immunisation Maternal and Child Health Uganda Vaccination Source Type: news

Unfazed by Brexit, PureTech launches Sonde voice diagnostics firm
Life sciences incubator PureTech Health (LON:PRTC), unfazed by the worldwide impact of the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union, announced its latest venture today: Sonde Health, which aims to use a voice-based technology to diagnose mental and physical ailments. Based on technology licensed from the Mass. Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory, Sonde’s device is designed to analyze short vocal samples to screen for conditions based on acoustic changes. “Sonde is developing the technology platform to extract clinically meaningful health information from everyday voice interactions peop...
Source: Mass Device - June 28, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Diagnostics Wall Street Beat PureTech Sonde Health Source Type: news

Clonidine as a Sedative Agent After Neonatal Cardiac SurgeryClonidine as a Sedative Agent After Neonatal Cardiac Surgery
For the sedation of infants after cardiac surgery, is clonidine a safe and effective choice? Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 27, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical surveillance and child maltreatment incidence reporting among NICU graduates - Owora A, Chaffin M, Nandyal R, Risch E, Bonner B, Carabin H.
OBJECTIVE of this study is to identify background infant and maternal characteristics that predict child maltreatment (CM) incidence reporting among Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) graduates by health care providers versus community sentinels with the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Domestic violence in pregnant women: a study conducted in the postpartum period of adolescents and adults - Lima LH, Mattar R, Abrahão AR.
The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of domestic violence in adolescent and adult mothers who were admitted to obstetrics services centers in Brazil and to identify risk factors of domestic violence and any adverse obstetric and perinatal o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Women’s Health Takes Center Stage at UN Population Awards   
By Aruna DuttUNITED NATIONS, Jun 24 2016 (IPS)Social Scientist, Carmen Barroso and Polish Organisation, Childbirth in Dignity received the United Nations Population Awards here Thursday for their outstanding work in population, improving individuals’ health and welfare, and specifically for their decades-long leadership in women’s rights.“I dedicate this award to anonymous health providers everywhere, who day in and day out help women to exercise their rights and preserve their health,” said Barroso on accepting the award.Barroso has been actively involved in reproductive health and population issues for more t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 24, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Aruna Dutt Tags: Aid Civil Society Development & Aid Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs Women in Politics Women's Health sexual and reproductive health Source Type: news

Are pregnant and postpartum women interested in health-related apps? Implications for the prevention of perinatal depression - Osma J, Barrera AZ, Ramphos E.
Recent studies have shown that women are more likely than men to use the Internet to seek health information and that the use of technology is common among perinatal women. Access to the Internet is growing through the global use of mobile phones and apps,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Cameroon: Maternal/Neonatal Week - Minister Visits Maternities
[Cameroon Tribune] André Mama Fouda and other dignitaries visited some delivery wards yesterday, June 21, 2016 in Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 22, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: 'Our Premature Babies Are Not Safe At Mulago'
[Observer] Premature babies need a conducive environment for their brains and bodies to grow and develop safely. But according to sources at the national referral hospital, Mulago, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in Ward 5B has been noisy and dusty due to the ongoing renovations on New Mulago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 22, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Combined $54.5M gift creates a brighter future for children and women
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) The Women and Children's Health Research Institute, housed at the University of Alberta has received a gift of $54.5 million to further research in women's children's and perinatal health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

CorMatrix launches Tyke cardiac tissue repair device for neonates
CorMatrix Cardiovascular said today it launched its CorMatrix Tyke cardiac tissue repair patch designed for correcting congenital heart defects in neonates and infants, touting the 1st successful procedures utilizing the patch. The CorMatrix Tyke is a patch designed to repair pericardial structures and as an epicardial covering or for intracardiac defects, septal defects, annulus repair, suture-line buttressing. “We are excited to partner with our pediatric cardiac surgeons to deliver Tyke as product developed to address a specific need in the neonatal and infant population. CorMatrix Tyke is one of the few products...
Source: Mass Device - June 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine CorMatrix Cardiovascular Inc. Source Type: news

Twins 'happier together,' finds award-winning IWK sleep study
A veteran neonatal nurse in Halifax has published an industry-applauded study that may improve twin sleeping, as well as the health and happiness of twins and their parents. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Enhancing Neonatal Care in Underserved Areas
(MedPage Today) -- Doc makes it his mission to bring subspecialists to rural North Carolina (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 19, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cuddling Program Brings Peace To Babies Withdrawing From Opioids
A program at a Pittsburgh hospital is showing how impactful the human touch can be. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Magee-Women's Hospital is home to a cuddling program designed for volunteers to snuggle and comfort babies who have been exposed to opioids during their mothers' pregnancies and who show withdrawal symptoms. Maribeth McLaughlin, chief nursing officer and vice president of Patient Care Services at the hospital, told The Huffington Post the volunteers provide a way to calm and console the babies, who can be a part of the program from one week or up to eight weeks. "It’s great for our babies ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

WHO (World Health Organization) Statement on the Third Meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR[2005]) Emergency Committee on Zika Virus and Observed Increase in Neurological Disorders and Neonatal Malformations
This report summarizes the third meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the World Health Organization Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders, and Zika virus. In addition to providing views to the Director-General on whether the event continued to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the committee was asked to consider the potential risks of Zika transmission for mass gatherings, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games scheduled for August and September 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Text) (Sour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Women's Empowerment / Nurse Scientists / Research News
This study investigates the patterns and factors associated with persistent high cotinine concentrations in a sample of urban children with asthma who had frequent emergency department visits.     Read more     ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - June 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Breastfeeding improves preterm heart development
Breastfeeding premature babies has for the first time been shown to improve long-term heart structure and function. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 15, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Review uncovers short-staffing in neonatal unit
A hospital’s neonatal unit caring for seriously ill new born babies did not have enough nurses or doctors to meet national guidelines and should not have been operating, an independent report has concluded. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 15, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Breast-feeding a boon to preemies' hearts
Alan Mozes, HealthDay Newsbc-us-breast-feeding Breast-feeding premature babies appears to increase the likelihood that those infants will have healthier hearts in young adulthood, new research suggests (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO statement on the third meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR(2005)) Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations
The Zika Emergency Committee considered the potential risks of Zika transmission for mass gatherings, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - June 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, zika, zika Source Type: news

Breast-Feeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study
TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 -- Breast-feeding premature babies appears to increase the likelihood that those infants will have healthier hearts in young adulthood, new research suggests. The finding was based on an analysis involving just over 200 men... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Short-staffed neonatal unit 'should not have been operating'
WORKFORCE: A hospital’s neonatal unit caring for seriously ill new born babies did not have enough nurses or doctors to meet national guidelines and should not have been operating, an independent report has concluded. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 14, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Breast milk is best for premature babies: Those fed by mothers have stronger hearts
Even the best baby formula lacks some of the growth factors that breast milk provides, scientists from Oxford University have discovered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study confirms that breast is best for premature babies' hearts
(University of Oxford) Breastfeeding premature babies improves long-term heart structure and function, an Oxford University study has found. And in those fed a combination of breastmilk and formula, the more breastmilk consumed in the diet as babies the better their heart structure and function as adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The prevalence and correlates of self-harm in pregnant women with psychotic disorder and bipolar disorder - Taylor CL, van Ravesteyn LM, van denBerg MP, Stewart RJ, Howard LM.
This study aimed to investigate the pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

WHO convenes 3rd meeting of Emergency Committee on Zika and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations
The Committee will consider whether the Zika virus and related complications still constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, review the implementation and impact of earlier recommendations made by the Committee, and determine if new recommendations are needed or existing recommendations require revision. (Source: WHO news on Zika virus)
Source: WHO news on Zika virus - June 13, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, zika, zika Source Type: news

Smoking marijuana 'increases baby's risk of asthma and premature birth'
Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas found the combination of tobacco and marijuana increases the risk of pre-term birth, low birth weight and asthma in babies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neonatal death investigations ‘must improve’
Over a quarter of local investigations into stillbirths, neonatal deaths and severe brain injuries are “not good enough”, according to the first national review into the area. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news