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Why Surgeons Dread Redheads

As the authors of a recent study published in <i>BMJ</i> attest, society’s red-haired members don’t always get a fair shake. Hoary stereotypes, such as the …

When premature babies should be allowed to die

Struggling babies born after just 22 weeks’ gestation should be allowed to die, but everything should be done to support babies born after 24 weeks, …

Survival of extremely premature babies in a geographically defined population: prospective cohort study of 1994-9 compared with 2000-5

• David J Field, professor of neonatal medicine1,<br>• Jon S Dorling, consultant neonatologist2,<br>• Bradley N Manktelow, medical statistician1,<br>• Elizabeth S …

Medical miracle but ethical dilemma

A medical miracle poses ethical dilemma<p>Melinda Guido weighed nine ounces when she was born at L.A. County/USC Medical Center on Aug. 30. Doctors saved her life, but she still faces a possible future of lifelong health problems.<p>December 16, 2011|By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times<p>Baby Melinda Guido is …

Group 2

Overview<p>Background<p>As neonatal medicine has progressed in the United States, the presence of clinical ethics (ie, bioethics, medical ethics, …

Premature Babies and their Problems. Preterm babies info

Blencowe H, Cousens S, Oestergaard MZ, et al; National, regional, and worldwide estimates of preterm birth rates in the year 2010 with time trends …

‘You Wonder If You Made The Right Decision’: Parents Of Premature Baby Face Heartbreaking Ordeal

Kaiser Health News offers a multimedia package profiling a San Francisco couple who had to decide how far to go to treat their very sick and …

Fight for life

Shrieking gleefully, Sebastian Allan launches himself off the sofa with typical toddler gusto. It is hard to believe he was once a fragile baby whose prospects of survival hung precariously in the balance.<p>When his mother went into labour only 23 weeks into her pregnancy, her doctors were blunt: a …

VM -- Physician and Parental Decision Making in Newborn Resuscitation, Oct 08 ... Virtual Mentor

An ultrasound performed on a woman who was 23 weeks pregnant revealed multiple findings suspicious for trisomy 21 syndrome, (Down syndrome). The …

Ethical issues for parents of extremely premature infants

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Complications from preterm births now the main killer of under-fives

Complications associated with preterm births have become the leading single killer of children under five, outpacing pneumonia and claiming 3,000 lives every day in what has been described as “one of the greatest health challenges of the 21st century”, a study published in the medical journal the …

Neurodevelopmental, Health, and Family Outcomes for Infants Born Preterm - Preterm Birth

ABSTRACT<p><i>Although advances in high-risk obstetric and neonatal care have resulted in improved survival of infants born preterm, many studies have</i> …

‘My nightmare in Hong Kong’

Seven months pregnant, her doctor had assured her it was safe for her to travel over from her home in America.<p>However, while at Hong Kong Airport, …

Are Babies in the NICU Getting Too Many Unnecessary Tests and Treatments?

Infant mortality rates are on the decline, which is excellent news. But when it comes to newborn health, there's still room for improvement—and new Choosing Wisely recommendations developed by neonatologists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center focus on improving the care of infants treated in …

MC1R gene

Cytogenetic Location: 16q24.3, which is the long (q) arm of chromosome 16 at position 24.3<p>Molecular Location: base pairs 89,917,879 to 89,920,977 on …

The science behind anti-redhead prejudice

Are people with red hair — gingers, redheads, individuals of unusual rufosity, whatever you want to call them — less attractive than people with …

Experts: Public sharing of child's illnesses, death can be therapeutic

For some parents, news of a child's life-threatening illness means first, you cry, then you turn to social media.<p>The public death of Emily Beazley, the 12-year-old girl from Chicago's Mount Greenwood neighborhood who courageously fought cancer, has cast a spotlight on pediatric cancer — and also …

Female Pain: Living with an Illness That No One Believes In

For women with fibromyalgia, their pain is very real—even though many doctors believe the disease isn't.<p>Amy Berkowitz's chronic pain began in her shoulder. Then, she experienced the same dull ache all over. At 23 years old, she eventually came to feel overwhelmed by these full-body pangs. "Every …

How not sleeping 7-8 hours fries your hormones, immune system | health and fitness

Middle-aged people who sleep less than six hours or more than 10 hours suffer from low-grade inflammation more often than people sleeping seven-eight …

Immune System

5 Superfoods That Strengthen Your Immune System

A healthy diet can make all the difference in how well your immune system functions. Whether you’re fighting off an illness, virus or avoiding an …

Endometriosis: 'Scandal' of lack of research into disease that affects one in 10 women

An estimated one in 10 women of reproductive age suffers from a disease that can cause infertility and severe, debilitating pain, according to a …