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Study shows nurses' scrubs become contaminated with bacteria in hospitals
Clothing worn by healthcare providers can become contaminated with bacteria, however having nurses wear scrubs with antimicrobial properties did not prevent this bacterial contamination from...

Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies
An artificial womb has been successfully used to incubate healthy baby lambs for a period of one week, and researchers hope the technology will one day be able to do the same for extremely premature...

How texting can protect babies from sudden death
A series of educational videos delivered by text or email successfully encouraged new mothers to use safe sleep practices for their babies, reducing the risk of sudden unexpected infant death, a new...

Pulse rate monitoring before a C-section can improve maternal health
New study shows tracking pulse rate can determine whether a woman needs blood pressure regulating medication after a spinal block before a Caesarian section.

A partner's touch relieves pain, study shows
A new study suggests that a lover's touch helps to alleviate pain and keep romantic partners' heartbeats and respiration patterns synchronized.

Opioids following cesarean delivery may be over-prescribed
Pilot study shows that with shared decision-making, patients opt for half the number of pill.Cesarean delivery is the most common inpatient surgical procedure in the United States, with 1.

Midpelvic forceps, vacuum deliveries associated with higher rates of trauma for mothers and babies
Compared with cesarean deliveries, midpelvic forceps and midpelvic vacuum deliveries lead to higher rates of maternal and infant trauma, according to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical...

Omega-3 intake through mother's breast milk may lower type 1 diabetes risk
A new study suggests that maternal dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids, if breastfed to infants, can lower their risk of type 1 diabetes.

Study describes potential clinical test and treatment for preterm birth
Scientists identified a molecular driver of inflammation that may finally answer a key question about what causes mild systemic prenatal infections to trigger preterm birth.

"Stepping Up" model of care improves uptake of type 2 diabetes treatment
The model has important implications across health systems globally, say researchers.

Survival rate may be improving for extremely preterm infants
Very early preterm infants are more likely to survive than in previous years, and the survivors are less likely to have neurological problems, according to an analysis of records from a National...

Dr. Virginia Apgar: Changing perceptions in medicine
In the first of a series on female role models in medicine, we look at the life and legacy of Dr. Virginia Apgar - the creator of the Apgar score.

Hospital-led interventions associated with significant reduction in cesarean rate
A new study led by clinician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found that hospital-led interventions over a seven-year period were associated with a significant...

Can delayed umbilical cord clamping reduce infant anemia at age 8,12 months?
A delay of three minutes or more in umbilical cord clamping after birth reduced the prevalence of anemia in infants at 8 and 12 months of age in a randomized clinical trial in Nepal, according to a...

New guidelines raise upper hypertension limit for 'otherwise healthy' over-60s
New guidelines say treat otherwise healthy patients aged 60 and older when persistent systolic blood pressure is at or above 150 mm Hg, not 140 mm Hg.

Increased cooperation between preschool and CHC to identify children with mental health
It is beneficial to systematise the exchange of information between parents, preschool and child care centres (CHCs) to increase the focus on young children with mental health problems.

Why do older mothers have birth complications? New study investigates
Some studies have suggested that mothers over the age of 35 are more likely to experience complications at birth. A new study investigates why this is.

Maternal blood pressure before conception predicts sex of baby
Breaking research carried out in China finds a possible link between a woman's blood pressure before conception and the eventual sex of her child.

New study reveals how nurse staffing levels link to patient outcomes
A new study investigating the links between variations in patient wellbeing and how registered nurses deliver care to their patients, has been published in the BMJ Open.

Drug/catheter combo for labor induction could save 2.4 million hours of labor annually, Penn study shows
Labor induction is one of the most common medical procedures in the world, with nearly one-quarter of women who deliver in the U.S. undergoing the procedure each year (totaling roughly 1 million).

Emergency video telemedicine positively impacts newborn resuscitation
Approximately 10 percent of newborns require help breathing after birth, and 1 in 1,000 newborns require more intensive resuscitation measures.

Palliative care improves quality of life, lessens symptoms, Pitt study finds
People living with serious illness who receive palliative care have better quality of life and fewer symptoms than those who don't receive palliative care, according to a new study by researchers...

Replacing professional nurses with nursing assistants linked to heightened death risk
Odds rise by 21% for each substitution per 25 patients, large European study reveals.

What is a Multiple Gestation Pregnancy?
What are the symptoms of a multiple gestation pregnancy and what prenatal care is available? Learn about the risks, complications, and delivery options.

Patient safety benefits when hospitals provide feedback to staff who report errors
Voluntary reporting by hospital staff of errors and patient safety events are a key source of information for improving patient care. A St.