When we’re pregnant, we do our best to take care of our ever-changing bodies and the baby we are growing. We try to keep the germs at bay and stay away from anyone who may be sick. But sometimes all the prevention in the world doesn’t stop a sickness. For one Long Island woman, she thought that she had come down with something, with emergency room doctors confirming that she had bronchitis, despite the fact she was coughing up blood.
Cara and Glenn O’Neill’s life was shattered when they found out that their four year old daughter was suffering from a rare, and incurable neurological disorder. What made it worse was the news that there was perhaps a cure but not yet tested on humans. The family then took to the internet to raise money for the research and hold on to the only hope that could save baby Eliza.
Despite warning against the use of codeine in children a new study has found that many emergency room doctors are still using the opioid for pains and cough.
Back in 2005, researchers in Japan discovered a protein on the surface of sperm that helped it recognize the egg it needed to fertilize. They named it Izumo, after a Japanese marriage shrine. Recently, UK researchers discovered Izumo’s mate – the protein on the outside of an egg required to ensure fertilization.
It was a busy day for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Sydney on Sunday. The couple started their day at St. Andrew’s Cathedral for an Easter Sunday church service, where a crowd of almost 2,000 people gathered outside to see the couple.
Baby Cabellotrejo’s birth is a special day not just for his parents but also for the doctors at Texas Children’s Fetal Center. Diagnosed with a very large lung mass, the surgeons performed an open fetal surgery to save his life.
A strand of hair has helped scientists find the hormonal environment in which a fetus developed inside the womb. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison used infant hair to better understand the male or female hormonal environment and also how exposure in the womb may affect the baby’s risk of developing chronic diseases in later life.
Post-partum depression is a topic that has been highly researched by experts all across the world. There are resources in place nearly everywhere for women who are experiencing postpartum depression after the birth of their child. However, little is known about new fathers who also experience depression. A new research study is shedding some light on the topic of dads and depression.
With the goal to educate parents regarding safe sleeping practices, the Back To Sleep campaign has reduced the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome rate by more than 50% during the last decade. However, it still remains the leading cause of death among infants, killing approximately 4,000 infants each and every year.