Neonatal sepsis morbidity and mortality high across rich and poor countries
A shift toward broader-spectrum antibiotics and increasing antibiotic resistance has led to high levels of mortality and neurodevelopmental...
Furosemide seen as safe for preventing newborn lung disease
Although babies given furosemide had more problems with electrolytes, the researchers observed no greater risk for more serious issues.
Fetuses suffer the effects of poverty in the womb
Across the countries studied, babies were smaller at birth if they came from a lower-income household, and this was already apparent at 20 weeks...
Babies die as congenital syphilis continues a decade-long surge across the U.S.
From 2011 to 2020, congenital syphilis resulted in 633 documented stillbirths and infant deaths, according to the new CDC data.
Monitor children’s thyroids after iodine exposure for imaging, FDA says
Neonates and those with underlying conditions are at greatest risk of adverse effects from iodinated contrast media, the agency says.
Senate approves bill to ban crib bumpers
“The fact that these deadly products can still be found on shelves across the country is extremely confusing to new parents who don’t believe...
Neonatal hypoglycemia doesn’t affect childhood academics
Accompanying study showed no evidence of neurosensory impairment after neonatal dextrose gel treatment.
ADHD link to prenatal opioid exposure shifts with other substances
Children’s risk profile for ADHD shifted based on which substances and substance combinations they were exposed to during pregnancy.
‘Baby-friendly’ steps help women meet prenatal breastfeeding goals
A first-ever study of the effect of evidence-based maternity care practices on prenatal breastfeeding intentions in women from low-income U.S....
Phthalate exposure via maternal and cord blood affects infant outcomes
Prenatal exposure to phthalates was inversely associated with head circumference in male and female infants.
From the Journals
Endometriosis not linked with preterm birth, new study finds
Changing monitoring strategies to prevent preterm birth for women with the disease may not be necessary.