Infant RSV can have long-lasting health implications

Infant respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, was associated with a significant health care burden that lasted for at least 5 years following acute infection, with the greatest effect seen in the first 2 years, according to research published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Ga. NICU to install 44 cameras to connect parents with infants

The NICU at Gwinnett Medical Center in Georgia is installing 44 closed circuit cameras so parents can watch over their infants when they are not at the hospital. Interim clinical manager Keri Boatwright says the goal is to facilitate a connection between parents and infants.

Breastfeeding may help protect preemies from NEC

Breast milk provides many benefits for babies. And now researchers say mother's milk contains an antibody that protects premature infants from an often-deadly intestinal bacterial disease called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).

Gestational diabetes telehealth program tied to improved monitoring

Telehealth can provide an attractive alternative to in-person educational and psychosocial support for women with gestational diabetes, according to a presenter at the American Diabetes Association 79th Scientific Sessions.

CDC finds disparities in breast milk receipt by gestational age

Receipt of any breast milk varies with gestational age, ranging from 71.3 percent of extremely preterm infants to 84.6 percent of term infants, according to research published in the June 7 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

1 in 7 babies is born underweight, with dire consequences for their health, global study says

Over 20 million babies around the world -- about 1 out of every 7 -- were born underweight in 2015, a slight improvement over rates in 2000 but not enough to meet goals and prevent global health consequences, according to a new study.

NICU Cleanslate machine kills bacteria on cellphones to keep babies healthy

For newborn babies at Winner Palmer Hospital's NICU, each day can be a battle that requires extra care. Now a new piece of equipment is helping them fight the odds and bacteria. It starts with disinfecting your cell phone.