The test is far from ready for use, but research is promising. If it works in bigger studies, it could help prevent deaths of babies born prematurely.
Numbers reflected increase among late preterm births, especially births occurring at 36 weeks
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Researchers call for greater pediatric surveillance of infants in hypertensive moms.
Does your child have a sleeping problem? If yes, your emotions during pregnancy might be to blame as a new study has shown that a mother's prenatal or postnatal depression may lead to problems in the sleeping behaviour of her offspring.
A recent drop in stillbirths and newborn deaths in the United States might be linked to an increase in term or near-term births, a new study suggests.
Pregnant women who nap regularly may reduce their baby’s risk of low birth weight, a study from China suggests.
Younger gestational age in late preterm infants was more likely to contribute to morbidities resulting in hospital stay compared with causes of preterm delivery, according to research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2018 Meeting.
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.