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Antibiotics to promote growth in children?

Overt infections are a leading cause of death worldwide in children under 5,1 and strategies to prevent and treat infections are a cornerstone of child survival programmes. Recent assessments suggest that despite a net increase in the size of birth cohorts, the number of children dying before their fifth birthday has fallen to 6.6 million (uncertainty range 6.3-7.0 million) per year, a 45% reduction from almost 12 million deaths in 1990.2 In contrast, the fall in undernutrition has been modest at best. An estimated 165 million children under 5 were stunted in 2011 and an estimated 52 million severely wasted; almost 45% of the current burden from child mortality in under 5s can be attributed to malnutrition.3 Although many risk factors for early child mortality are well recognised, the mechanisms underlying chronic enteropathy and growth failure among children in low and middle income countries remain uncertain.4  
bmj.com
over 7 years ago
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WHO | United Nations agencies report steady progress in saving mothers’ lives

New United Nations data show a 45% reduction in maternal deaths since 1990. An estimated 289 000 women died in 2013 due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth, down from 523 000 in 1990.  
www.who.int
over 7 years ago
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Einstein On: Premature Babies, Dr. Judy Aschner

http://www.einstien.yu.edu - Neonatologist Judy Aschner, M.D., discusses how her personal experience of giving birth to a critically ill premature baby infor...  
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over 7 years ago
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Ventricular septal defect

An ventricular septal defect is a hole between the two ventricles of the heart. Normally this hole is present at birth but closes within a few days of life. ...  
YouTube
over 7 years ago
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Patent ductus arteriosus

Patent ductus arteriosus is a medical condition where a blood vessel called the ductus arteriosus does not permanently close after birth. Learn why the ductu...  
YouTube
over 7 years ago
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Atrial septal defect

An atrial septal defect is a hole between the two atriums of the heart. Normally this hole is present at birth but closes within a few days of life. Failure ...  
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over 7 years ago
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The drive for 'natural motherhood' - BBC News

Are women coming under undue pressure to give birth 'naturally' and breast feed their babies because it is seen as the "ultimate feminine achievement"?  
BBC News
over 7 years ago
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'Not enough midwives' for new NICE guidelines - BBC News

Louise Silverton and Maureen Treadwell discuss draft guidelines that suggest healthy women should be encouraged to give birth in a midwife-led unit or at home.  
BBC News
over 7 years ago
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Premature labour: blood test gives hope of screening - BBC News

Scientists have developed a blood test which can predict whether women having early contractions will go on to give birth too soon.  
BBC News
over 7 years ago
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Fetal Circulation Right Before Birth

Watch how the blood flows through the fetal circulation and compare it to what happens in the baby's body. Rishi is a pediatric infectious disease physician ...  
YouTube
over 7 years ago
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birth-injuries

Personal injury attorneys at Downtown L.A. Law understand the care and sensitivity involved with your child. We will aggressively handle your birth injury case  
downtownlalaw.com
over 7 years ago
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Jean Golding: a tale of illness, adventure and statistics

As it’s Ada Lovelace Day, Suzi Gage shares an extract from a book chapter she wrote about Professor Jean Golding, who set up the Children of the 90’s birth cohort  
the Guardian
about 7 years ago
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The Big Push: Call the Midwife in Bangladesh - BBC News

Taking inspiration from UK drama Call the Midwife, a new TV series is trying to break the taboo of childbirth in Bangladesh.  
BBC News
almost 7 years ago