Top News: #Health

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Newborns Die After Going Home With Moms Fighting Drug Addiction:

LEHIGHTON, Pennsylvania — Brayden Cummings turned 6 weeks old the morning his mother suffocated him. High on methamphetamine, Xanax and the methadone prescribed to help her kick a heroin habit, 20-year-old Tory Schlier told police that she was “fuzzy” about what happened to her baby boy. Read more


 

Anesthesiologist Robert Williams with infant Mira Barr at the University of Vermont Children's Hospital in Burlington, Vt. A Less Risky Anesthesia for Babies:

For millions of infants and toddlers who get surgery every year, mounting concern about the risk of general anesthesia is leading more hospitals to consider an alternative: spinal anesthesia which leaves babies awake, immobilized and pain-free. Read more


Those who avoid gluten may not be food faddists after all. Researchers are finally homing in on markers for gluten sensitivity in the body.A Protein In The Gut May Explain Why Some Can’t Stomach Gluten:

Those who avoid gluten may not be food faddists after all. Researchers are finally homing in on markers for gluten sensitivity in the body. Read more


Story image for new york times crib antipsychotics from New York TimesStill in a crib, yet being given Anti-psychotics:

Andrew Rios’s seizures began when he was 5 months old and only got worse. At 18 months, when an epilepsy medication resulted in violent behavior, he was prescribed the antipsychotic Risperdal, a drug typically used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in adults, and rarely used for children as young as 5 years. Read more


 

7 Things to Know About Twin-To-Twin Transfusion Syndrome:

Twin-To-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Awareness Day is Dec. 7. Even though I’m a doctor and learned about pregnancies in medical school, “TTTS” was something that wasn’t well understood. Yes, it’s well known that twin pregnancies come with more risks and challenges for mothers, babies and doctors alike, and I remembered that there’s a condition where twins “compete” in the mother’s womb. But what are the most important things for parents to know about TTTS? Read more

 


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