Some say music has a special ability to heal, and now researchers are finding that to be true for some of the tiniest patients.
For the casual visitor, the most striking thing about a hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit is the noise. An orchestra of alarms beeps incessantly. The lights are dim, the shades are drawn and the air inside the NICU’s sterile environment is thick with parental anxiety.
Prematurity causes tiny babies to spend days or weeks, sometimes months, in neonatal intensive care. But a new “Fast Facts” highlights one challenge that often keeps them there when they are otherwise ready to go home: feeding.
Areas of the United States with high unemployment and few mental health services have higher rates of newborns who were exposed to opioids in the womb, a new study finds.
The supply of donor organs for infants needing a heart transplant is critically low, but researchers have taken a first step toward using pig hearts to fill the need.
Heat and pregnancy do not mix. High temps don't just make a pregnant woman uncomfortable, the heat can actually hurt the health of her baby -- and with climate change, this will probably become a bigger problem.
Buprenorphine was associated with a reduction in the length of treatment among infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome compared to other treatments, a systematic review and meta-analysis found.
Excessive gestational weight gain and prepregnancy overweight or obesity among Japanese women with gestational diabetes was associated with higher infant birth weight, according to findings published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation.
Expectant mothers drinking tea may be bad for their unborn baby’s health, a new study shows.
Binge drinking during pregnancy is risky: It can, and routinely does, lead to fetal alcohol syndrome and other troubles that plague a child for life, as the U.S. Surgeon General has warned since the 1980s.
A New Jersey law went into effect on Jan. 1, 2019, requiring all health insurers in the state to cover donated human breast milk for infants under certain circumstances.
There are significant gaps between the recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve antibiotic stewardship, which may have resulted in significant differences in clinical practice in neonatal settings, according to study findings published in Pediatrics.
A potentially deadly birth defect in which babies are born with exposed intestines is on the rise, and researchers are concerned that it might be tied to the opioid epidemic.
An incomplete and poorly conceived report from the controversial Institute for Clinical and Economic Review has set its sights on a most unbecoming target: infants with a degenerative, life-threatening neurological condition.
CDC officials reported high influenza activity in 19 states and New York City, and 24 states had widespread activity during the week ending Dec. 29. Two additional pediatric deaths have been reported, bringing the season's total to 13, while influenza A strain H1N1 remains the most prevalent form.
Babies who had elevated prenatal alcohol exposure trajectories had lower birth weight and length and scored lower on neurodevelopmental assessments at ages 6 months and 12 months, according to a study in Pediatrics.
Task force reaffirms 2009 recommendation; draft currently open to comment
Hospital efforts to support breastfeeding by having babies “room-in” with mothers may have a rare unintended consequence: an increased risk of newborn falls.