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Intimacy

Returning To Intimacy After Childbirth

An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship that involves physical or emotional intimacy. Although an intimate relationship is commonly a sexual relationship, it may also be a non-sexual relationship involving family, friends, or acquaintances. Emotional intimacy involves feelings of liking or loving one or more people, and may result in physical intimacy. Physical intimacy is by romantic love, sexual activity, or other passionate attachment. These…

Opioid epidemic

Tool Shows Signs Of Improved Care Of Opioid-Exposed Newborns

The opioid epidemic has had an enormous impact on newborn care and our goal in this project; was to improve the care of opioid-exposed newborns at our hospital using quality improvement methods to adapt previously demonstrated; successful approaches that focused on three things; simplified assessment of newborns experiencing opioid withdrawal, engaging and educating families in…

Milk sharing

History And Resurgence Of Milk Sharing Practices

A new study examines the history and resurgence of milk sharing. Findings from the study will present during the Pediatric Academic Societies. Wet nursing was the safest and most popular alternative form of nutrition until further options inventing; leading to the eventual decline in the profession. Now, society is seeing a resurgence in milk sharing…

Obesity in childhood

Risk Of Developing Hypertensive Disorders During Pregnancy

A study of nearly 50,000 women in Denmark, presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, Scotland (28 April-1 May), reveals that those with overweight or obesity in childhood were more likely to develop hypertensive disorders during pregnancy than women of normal weight in childhood. The study is by Dorthe Corfitzen Pedersen, Ph.D.…

Breathing Problems In Infants

Technology Will Detect Breathing Problems In Infants

In rare cases, a newborn baby may have no or very poor breathing because they have received little or no oxygen due to a problem during labor, delivery, or immediately after birth. Initially; when a newborn baby is of oxygen, their breaths will become fast and shallow. If the situation continues, they will stop breathing…

Pain medication

C-sections Best Judge Of Own Pain Medication

When doctors ask, women scheduled for cesarean sections know in advance whether they will need low; medium or high levels of pain medication, and are happier with their pain-management experience if given a choice about it; a Stanford-led study has found. “It makes sense: You know your body and have had previous pain experiences. “Instead…

Fetal Membranes

Fetal Membranes May Prevent Birth Complications

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London and University College London have developed a new approach to repair defects in fetal membranes which could prevent life-long medical conditions and disabilities with preterm birth. The integrity of the fetal membranes that surrounds the baby in the womb during pregnancy is vital for normal development. Once the…

Child's development

Economic Disparities On Children's Development

Parental engagement is one of the most important factors in a child’s development, yet it varies dramatically based on socioeconomic advantage. Kalil recently sat down with the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy to discuss; the science behind parental decision-making; talk about her innovative work as co-director of the Behavioral Insights and Parenting…

Quite Smoking

Lowers Risk Of Preterm Births: Quitting Smoking During Pregnancy

There is an important association between maternal cigarette smoking cessation during pregnancy; risk of preterm birth, according to a new Dartmouth-led study published in JAMA Network Open. The negative health impacts of cigarette smoking during pregnancy which include low birth weight; delayed intrauterine development, preterm birth, infant mortality; long-term developmental delays. In good news, the…

Gut Microbiota

Gut Microbiota: May Impact Respiratory Health

The Netherlands (13-16 April), suggests that mode of delivery influences the development of the microbial composition of the gut (i.e. the gut microbiota) in infants; independently of a mother’s use of antibiotics. This, in turn, may affect infants’ respiratory health during the first year of life. The prospective Microbiome Utrecht Infant Study involving 120 infants;…

Children's Environments Development

Aid In Prediction Of Children's Environments Development

For decades in the U.S., there have competing theories of how best to raise children; from the early 1900s belief that mothers should not clingy to parents. Parents want to optimize their “nests,” knowing physical elements like shelter and psychological elements like emotional support affect child development. Components of EDN include breastfeeding for two to…

Physician mothers

Physician Mothers In Procedural vs Nonprocedural Fields

Physician mothers have more responsibilities around the home than their partners or spouses; which is not surprising. But among physician mothers in surgical specialties; those with heavier loads at home more likely to say they were dissatisfied with their careers compared with those with fewer domestic responsibilities. Respondents in nonprocedural specialties did not report a…