COVID-19 infection in pregnancy is not associated with stillbirth or early neonatal death, according to a new study. However the research, from over 4000 pregnant women with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, also found women who had a positive test were more likely to have a premature birth. The research, led by scientists from Imperial College
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Abnormally increased muscle tone is called hypertonia, which may cause muscle stiffness and difficulty in moving the limbs. Hypertonia is less common among babies than hypotonia (floppy baby syndrome). The condition is a central nervous system pathology and could be present at birth or develop after birth. Some babies may
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In African Americans, the genetic risk landscape for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is very different from that of people with European ancestry, according to results of the first whole-genome study of IBD in African Americans. The authors say that future clinical research on IBD needs to take ancestry into account. Findings of the multi-center study,
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A child’s first influenza infection shapes their immunity to future airborne flu viruses-;including emerging pandemic strains. But not all flu strains spur the same initial immune defense, according to new findings published today by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine virologists in the journal PLOS Pathogens. These results are relevant right now to the COVID-19
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Neonatal hypoglycemia is a common metabolic problem where the newborn’s blood glucose levels are less than their body’s requirement for energy and metabolism. Healthy newborns may also develop transient hypoglycemia while adapting to extrauterine life. However, the decline of plasma glucose level to lower than 30 mg/dL (1.65 mmol/L) within
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Parent education programs and interventions that begin shortly after the birth of a child have shown to significantly impact parenting behaviors that support social and academic engagement for children growing up in poverty, according to a study led by pediatricians and psychologists across the country, including NYU Grossman School of Medicine, NYU Steinhardt, and the
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The National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is supporting an estimated 3-year, $2.7 million award to the University of Colorado Denver through its Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Risk (DECIPHeR) initiative to address health disparities in diverse Colorado communities. The overarching
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Researchers have launched a new study into a little-known phenomenon that prevents people from recognizing members of their own immediate family or sometimes even their own reflection. Judith Lowes, of the Psychology division at the University of Stirling, is leading the three-year study into developmental prosopagnosia-sometimes referred to as “face-blindness” – which impairs a person’s
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A nasal antiviral created by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons blocked transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in ferrets, suggesting the nasal spray also may prevent infection in people exposed to the new coronavirus, including recent variants. The compound in the spray–a lipopeptide developed by Matteo Porotto, PhD, and Anne Moscona, MD, professors
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