A new study published on April 25, suggested that preterm labor is caused by the premature awakening of the fetal immune system. The result of the study is significant in the future development of preterm labor treatments.
Biotech April 26, 2018
New recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggest a delay in the clamping of the umbilical cord. The recommendation is issued for both term and preterm infants and it is based on developmental benefits.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 25, 2016
Researchers present cord-blood transplants as more than just a last resort for leukemia patients. According to them, the procedure can hold its own against matched bone marrow or stem cell transplants, especially in the case of minimal residual disease.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 8, 2016
Antiseptic chlorhexidine gel Umbipro from GlaxoSmithKline was endorsed by the European Medicines Agency for use against umbilical cord infection in newborns. The product developed from GSK's mouthwash is targeted to address omphalitis in developing countries.
Medicine April 30, 2016
Before the umbilical cord is cut, cord milking can be employed to improve the blood supply to an infant. The technique also raises blood pressure and red blood cell count, in addition to helping prevent intraventricular hemorrhage.
Life June 30, 2015
Thanks to chip a new technological development, the workings of the human placenta can now be more easily studied. A minuscule chip permits scientists to understand how this key organ functions during pregnancy.
Life June 21, 2015
Delaying the cutting of the umbilical cord during birth does not only improve iron levels in babies by the time they turn four to six months old. It also has long term positive effects on the child's fine motor and social skills.
Life May 27, 2015