Image: HealthPages.org Children born in deliveries planned just a week before the end of a typical pregnancy may be more likely to experience health, learning and behavior issues by the time they’re ready for school than kids born at full term, a study suggests.Plenty of previous research has found premature infants often have difficulty breathing […]

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Image source: SlideShare AAP, ACOG recommend improved use of Apgar score A joint policy statement issued today by the AAP and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends improvements for and defines appropriate use of the Apgar score. The statement — in which the organizations emphasized the importance and convenience of the Apgar score […]

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  Photo source: es.pinterest.com Cough and cold medicines should not be prescribed or recommended for respiratory illnesses in children under four years of age. Research has shown these products offer little benefit to young children and can have potentially serious side effects. Many cough and cold products for children have more than one ingredient, increasing […]

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Photo source: library.buffalo.edu September 7th, 1888, for the first time, a premature baby is treated in an incubator in America.  Her name is Edith Eleanor McLean and, though she weighs only two and a half pounds, she’s nursed to health at State Emigrant Hospital in New York in a 3-ft. square, 4-ft. high box called […]

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Researchers have long hailed breast milk for its ability to boost an infant’s immune system. Now, a new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers provides further evidence of this after discovering how breast milk can protect against a severe intestinal disease that affects preterm babies. NEC is most common in preterm babies, who account for […]

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Breastfeeding a premature infant may help reduce the risk of a serious eye problem known as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), new research suggests. The researchers said that when babies were exclusively fed breastmilk, the risk of any-stage ROP appeared to drop by about 75 percent. And the risk of severe ROP seemed to be reduced […]

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