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News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

Negative Effects: Lung Function of Moderately Premature Babies Reduced

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[27/09/2011] The negative effects that premature birth can have on the lungs of babies could be as severe in moderately premature babies as those born extremely prematurely but may be reversed in their teenage years, according to a new study.Negative Effects: Lung Function of Moderately Premature Babies Reduced - Read more

Surgery Patients: Catching a Breath – Wirelessly

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[22/09/2011] University of Utah engineers who built wireless networks that see through walls now are aiming the technology at a new goal: noninvasively measuring the breathing of surgery patients, adults with sleep apnoea and babies at risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).Surgery Patients: Catching a Breath – Wirelessly - Read more

Low-fat Yogurt: Intake When Pregnant may Lead to Child Asthma and Hay Fever

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[19/09/2011] Eating low-fat yoghurt whilst pregnant can increase the risk of your child developing asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever), according to recent findings.Low-fat Yogurt: Intake When Pregnant may Lead to Child Asthma and Hay Fever - Read more

Language: Bilingual Babies' Vocabulary Linked to Early Brain Differentiation

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[29/08/2011] Researchers at the University of Washington's Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences are investigating the brain mechanisms that contribute to infants' prowess at learning languages, with the hope that the findings could boost bilingualism in adults, too.Language: Bilingual Babies' Vocabulary Linked to Early Brain Differentiation - Read more

Newborns: Newest Screen Will Indicate Heart Problems

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[22/08/2011] Now a group of physicians and scientists of Duke University Medical Center has developed strategies for national screening for critical CHD, using a simple, noninvasive test called pulse oximetry that measures oxygen in blood. Low oxygen levels would trigger further investigation.Newborns: Newest Screen Will Indicate Heart Problems - Read more

Baby Nutrition: Breastfeeding May Prevent Asthma

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[22/07/2011] Feeding a baby on only breast milk and for up to six months after birth can reduce their risk of developing asthma-related symptoms in early childhood, according to new research.Baby Nutrition: Breastfeeding May Prevent Asthma - Read more

Changing Information: Speed Limit on Babies' Vision

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[15/07/2011] Babies have far less ability to recognize rapidly changing images than adults, according to research from the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. The results show that while infants can perceive flicker or movement, they may not be able to identify the individual elements within a moving or changing scene as well as an adult.Changing Information: Speed Limit on Babies' Vision - Read more

Finding: Early Embryos Can Correct Genetic Abnormalities

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[07/07/2011] Professor William G. Kearns told the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology that a three-day-old embryo with an incorrect number of chromosomes was capable of undergoing "a dynamic process of genetic normalisation" so that by day five, when it had developed to the blastocyst stage, it had become euploid, with the correct number of chromosomes.Finding: Early Embryos Can Correct Genetic Abnormalities - Read more

New Strategies: Helping Preterm Babies Get the Best Start

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[28/06/2011] Babies born prematurely could be at greater risk of developing kidney diseases later in life according to a landmark study investigating the impacts of preterm birth on kidney development.New Strategies: Helping Preterm Babies Get the Best Start - Read more

New Immunization Campaigns: Fall in Cases of Meningitis A in Africa After Vaccine Introduction

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[09/06/2011] Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger report the lowest number of confirmed meningitis A cases ever recorded during an epidemic season this year following the successful introduction of a new vaccine that could eliminate the primary cause of the deadly disease from Africa's meningitis belt, announced the Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP) today. New Immunization Campaigns: Fall in Cases of Meningitis A in Africa After Vaccine Introduction - Read more