A new wireless system for monitoring the vital signs of the most fragile newborns — those born prematurely or with debilitating diseases — could make it easier for parents to have skin to skin contact with their babies, a preliminary study suggested.
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have approved clinical trials for four experimental Ebola treatments, even as the deadly disease's outbreak among newborn babies raises new fears.
Research-clinicians at Children's National Health System led the first study to identify a promising treatment to reduce or prevent brain injury in newborns who have suffered hypoxia-ischemia, a serious complication in which restricted blood flow deprives the brain of oxygen.
Babies born with low birth weight and other complications at birth, termed as high-risk newborns are more prone to developmental delays and other disabilities than healthy newborns, say Indian researchers.
In the first US study of urinary arsenic in babies, Dartmouth College researchers found that formula-fed infants had higher arsenic levels than breast-fed infants, and that breast milk itself contained very low arsenic concentrations.