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Obstetrics & gynaecology

A dual antenatal therapy benefits extreme preterm babies better than either alone or none

Tiny infants known as extremely preterm children have very low birth weights, underdeveloped organs, and risks of long-term problems or disabilities. Antenatal treatment of the mother and fetus—therapy given before birth—offers ...

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When a pandemic strikes, we still expect an ambulance

Research published today has found that Australians strongly believe paramedics deserve a work environment free from the threat of physical harm, but when it comes to the risk of infectious disease, it's complicated.

Pediatrics

Policy guides medical marijuana use at pediatric hospital

(HealthDay)—Development of institutional policy and clinical support services is beneficial for pediatric hospitals interested in use of medical marijuana (MMJ), according to a special article published online July 13 in ...

Oncology & Cancer

Does medical marijuana help or harm kids with cancer?

(HealthDay)—Parents are increasingly interested in whether medical marijuana can help their children with problems like cancer-related pain and nausea—but there's concern about interactions with their medications and ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

CDC: 2017 to 2018 saw decline in teen birth rates across states

(HealthDay)—From 2017 to 2018, there were declines in teenage birth rates in most states and across race and Hispanic origin, according to the July 10 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Emphasizing severity of COVID-19 important for teen behaviors

(HealthDay)—For adolescents, understanding the severity of COVID-19 and valuing social responsibility are associated with acting in socially responsible ways, including more social distancing and disinfecting, according ...

Oncology & Cancer

Rebooting healthy eating habits in child cancer survivors

Fussy eating and taste changes are common side effects of cancer treatment—now, a healthy eating program designed by UNSW medical researchers is helping parents get their child's diet back on track.

Medical research

Mom and baby share 'good bacteria' through breast milk

A new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the University of Manitoba has found that bacteria are shared and possibly transferred from a mother's milk to her infant's gut, and that breastfeeding ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

COVID-19 can be transmitted in the womb, study reports

A baby girl in Texas—born prematurely to a mother with COVID-19—is the strongest evidence to date that intrauterine (in the womb) transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can occur, ...