Only 30% of children born to mothers with hepatitis C virus infections were screened for HCV as part of well-child care from 2006 through 2014, even though HCV infection prevalence among pregnant women rose by 60% during the same period, according to a study in Pediatrics.
Babies born to mothers who used marijuana during pregnancy are much more likely to be born underweight, according to new research from the University of Colorado.
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Neonatal caffeine therapy for apnea of prematurity has no detrimental long-term effects and even improves some neurologic measures, according to a study published online April 11 in Pediatrics.
If you peeked into the NICU at Magee-Womens Hospital of UMPC, you might assume the woman in the rocking chair was a grandmother or aunt cradling a newborn child.
After premature births, parents can suffer from PTSD. Peer networks are forming to help.
Incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome also increased five-fold from 2004 to 2014
From 2014 to 2016 there was an increase in the singleton low birthweight rate, which was mainly due to increases in the rate of moderately low birthweight, according to a March data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
More than one-third of extremely premature and underweight babies have cerebral palsy or other motor impairments that can make it hard for them to do basic things like ride a bike or use a fork, an Australian study suggests.
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Every year around the world, about 2.6 million babies die within their first month of life -- and some countries see more of those tragic deaths than others.
There was no association between pregnant mothers who received the influenza or tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines and the risk of infant death or hospitalization, researchers found.
The number of babies dying of suffocation before their first birthday has been rising in recent years, driven at least in part by an increase in the number of parents sharing beds with their infants, a U.S. study suggests.
Newborns suffering from opioid withdrawal might have shorter hospital stays and less need for medications if they stay in a room with their mother instead of being sent to intensive care, a research review suggests.
Preterm neonates who received higher nutritional intake and enteral feeding primarily with breast milk during the first 2 weeks of life were more likely to have greater brain growth, according to recently published study results in Pediatrics.
U.S. public health officials have long puzzled over a troubling statistic about infant deaths: Why is the rate so much higher in rural counties than urban areas? But their understanding of the complex factors behind the disparity has been very limited.
Directly involving parents in their premature babies’ hospital care improves the infants’ weight gain and breastfeeding rates, a new Canadian-led study has found.
Unsafe sleep practices are still fairly common in the U.S., with a sizable portion of mothers reporting not placing their babies on their backs to sleep, sharing a bed with their baby or using soft bedding in the baby's sleep area, CDC researchers found.