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Influenza: Pandemic Vaccine No Danger to Unborn

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Photo: Pregnancy [17/01/2013] Pregnant women who were vaccinated against pandemic influenza in 2009 were not at increased risk of experiencing fetal death. However, pregnant women who contracted influenza had an increased risk of fetal death.Influenza: Pandemic Vaccine No Danger to Unborn - Read more

USA: Children’s Flu Vaccination Rates Are Low

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Photo: Vaccination [14/01/2013] This year's flu season is in full swing with 41 states now reporting widespread illness. Unfortunately, not enough children are getting the flu shot even though health officials recommend that all children 6 months and older get the vaccine.USA: Children’s Flu Vaccination Rates Are Low - Read more

Women: Early Stress Linked to Later Anxiety

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Photo: Desperate girl [13/11/2012] High levels of family stress in infancy are linked to differences in everyday brain function and anxiety in teenage girls, according to new results of a long-running population study by University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists.Women: Early Stress Linked to Later Anxiety - Read more

Overweight in Childhood: Antibiotic Use in Infants Before 6 Months

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[22/08/2012] Treating very young infants with antibiotics may predispose them to being overweight in childhood, according to a study of more than 10,000 children by researchers at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.Overweight in Childhood: Antibiotic Use in Infants Before 6 Months - Read more

Mold: Infants Have Higher Asthma Risk

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[03/08/2012] In the United States, one in 10 children suffers from asthma. Researchers of the University of Cincinnati now report new evidence that exposure to three types of mold during infancy may have a direct link to asthma development during childhood.Mold: Infants Have Higher Asthma Risk - Read more

Mothers with HIV: Risk of Hearing Loss for Children

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[29/06/2012] Children exposed to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the womb may be more likely to experience hearing loss by age 16 than their unexposed peers, according to scientists in a National Institutes of Health research network.Mothers with HIV: Risk of Hearing Loss for Children - Read more

Premature Babies: Antioxidant Can Reduce Blindness Risk

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[18/06/2012] A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital suggests that the antioxidant, rhSOD (recombinant human Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase), reduces the risk of developing Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in extremely low gestational age newborns.Premature Babies: Antioxidant Can Reduce Blindness Risk - Read more

Prenatal Medicine - Safely Through Pregnancy

Providing the best conditions for the unborn life - that is the goal of prenatal medicine. However, a lot of questions have to be considered, because a diagnosis does not always offer an opportunity for therapy.Prenatal Medicine - Safely Through Pregnancy - Read more

German Crisis Pregnancy Act: "The understanding for the respective other side is missing in part"

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[02/05/2012] For some time, the German Crisis Pregnancy Act that regulates the information and advice for the prenatal diagnosis in special cases, for example evidence of damage to the physical and mental health of the unborn child, is integrated into the German day-to-day practise. However, slowly, criticism is growing on the part of physicians. Bureaucracy and the daily workload seems to be increasing.German Crisis Pregnancy Act: "The understanding for the respective other side is missing in part" - Read more

The Agony of Choice: Prenatal Screening

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[02/05/2012] Nuchal translucency screening, amniocentesis, placenta biopsy – there are many choices in diagnostic procedures during pregnancy. Oftentimes however, women feel overwhelmed by the many different options. The question at hand is: what do I need to know and what do I want to know?The Agony of Choice: Prenatal Screening - Read more