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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, …

Pregnancy

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 …

Pregnancy

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

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines prematurity as babies born before 37 weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period. Recent data …

Ethical issues of extremely preterm babies’ care: the “grey zone” experiences

International conference «Actual approaches to the extremely preterm babies: International experience and Ukrainian realities» (Kyiv, Ukraine, March 5-6, 2013)

Ukraine

‘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 …

Focus: How far should doctors go to save premature babies?

Doctors can now save babies born at 24 weeks - or even earlier. Ahead of a major new report on the ethics of saving ever more premature babies, Gaby Hinsliff explores a debate that is splitting the world of medicine<p>Shrieking gleefully, Sebastian Allan launches himself off the sofa with typical …

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 …

Nothing found for Extremely Premature Infants

Page Not Found!<p>We're sorry, but we can't find the page you were looking for. It's probably some thing we've done wrong but now we know about it and …

A Review of Ethical Issues Involved in Premature Birth - Preterm Birth

<i>Gerri R. Baer and Robert M. Nelson</i><i>1</i><p>Morning rounds on any day in any academic neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are likely to involve some reference …

Pregnancy

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

Neonatal conditions claim 3,000 lives every day, and have replaced infections as leading cause of death, study shows<p>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 …

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 …

Medicine

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 …

Red-Hot Facts About Women with Red Hair

It can be hard to grow up with red hair, constantly getting called names like “ginger” and “carrot top.” Having the rarest hair color might make a …

Hair

Redheads feel a different kind of pain

Perhaps you think that your girlfriend is a whiner when she complains about touching snow?<p>Or that she must be insensitive when she doesn't seem to …

Arthritis

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 …

Psychology

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 …

Arthritis

How not sleeping 7-8 hours fries your hormones, immune system

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 …

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 …