Pregnancy/Child - Page 3

Could this save unborn babies from dying in the womb? Scientists discover key 'protective' protein. Taking more of a protein called 'humanin' may one day help to prevent miscarriages for women whose placentas do not give their babies enough oxygen and nutrients, a new UCLA study suggests. Mail.

A new mum is celebrating her miracle rainbow baby after 15 years of trying and five miscarriages. Jennie Hill, 40, suffers from a rare genetic disorder which means she faced recurrent miscarriages and had a 95 percent chance of losing any pregnancy. CatersNews.

Chicken Pox is the most prevalent between March and may because it's colder and wetter.  Its a usually a mild very common viral type symptoms such as aches and pains, fever and then you get the spots, the little red bumps which then become a blister. Some people can get ammonia. In general terms, you get it once, but you can get it more than once. You can catch Chicken Pox from someone with shingles. Vaccinations are only on the NHS if a relative is going through chemotherapy or have immune system problems. Paracetamol's are good, it helps with the fever. Don't take ibuprofen as it can cause a reaction with chicken pox. Also, no children should be taking aspirin. Dr Sara. ITV This Morning.

Babies and small children resuscitation. Check for a response, and that might be shaking them gently and calling out to them. If they're not responding shout for help. get someone to call 911. If you're by yourself, you're going to have to give a minute of CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) before going or waiting to get help. Then open the mouth and check there's nothing in there. Look out for breathing, If they're not breathing, give them five rescue breaths. In babies, circle the nose and mouth with your mouth and breathe in their mouth and nose. Ideally, you want to see the babies chest go up and down. do this five times. Look out for signs of life. If they're not doing that, place two fingers in the middle of the chest and pushing down firmly at a rate of 100-120 a minute.  Do that 30 times and then going back to give two breaths. Keep doing this until help arrives. If your not confident giving breaths, just give compressions, because doing something is better than nothing. Dr Ravi. ITV This Morning.

30 medics on stand-by as a 29 weeks pregnant mother and unborn son are saved in a pioneering operation. An operation never carried out on a pregnant woman in the UK saved a Londoner and her unborn baby. Doctors at St Georges hospital in Tooting managed to close one of Polly's uterine arteries, which supplied blood to the child in the womb after it swelled and was at risk of bursting with catastrophic consequences.its a fantastic achievement and has positive implications for other woman in her position. Standard.

Ministers say they hope hundreds of babies will be saved by plans to give mothers 'dedicated midwives' throughout their pregnancy and late-birth. The health secretary Jeremy Hunt wants to train an extra 3000 midwives over the next 3-4 years and have 650 in place by March of next year. Continuity of care can protect against miscarriage and premature birth. With a midwife increase, woman are 16% less likely to lose their baby and 24% are less likely to give birth prematurely. - Plans include to train an extra 3000 extra midwives. + More than 7% of pregnant woman have eating disorders. The illness can make pregnancy dangerous both mentally and physically for mother and baby. Kings College of London have said, there are too many cases going unnoticed. Sky News.

Parents are being advised to be careful when using "baby disposable nappy-sacks" after 18 babies have already been suffocated. Some stores now display larger warning signs on their packaging, but not all brands, so be careful not to leave them within the baby's reach. Eamonn & Ruth: Do The Right Thing: Ch 5.


Teenage mum becomes Australia’s youngest to have baby with Down’s Syndrome - And celebrates school prom in hospital. The 17 year-old teenage mum who graduated school at 36 weeks pregnant celebrated her school prom with a formal in hospital at her sick son’s bedside. Brodee Hampton is believed to be the youngest mum in Australia with a baby with Down’s Syndrome after giving birth to Elijah on October 31 last year. Caters News.

Teenagers who drink energy drinks may experience more dental problems than those who drink traditional soft drinks, research shows. A University of Sydney study involving over 3,600 year six, eight and 10 students has shown that energy drinks are more strongly linked to dental problems than traditional soft drinks. Energy drinks have also been linked to children's poor school-work. Do The Right Thing. Channel 5.

Acne: Hormones are a great part of acne, so your hormonal changes in pregnancy could actually resolve your spots. ITV This Morning.

Dana Scatton, 18, was diagnosed with DIPG, (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma), an inoperable brain tumour, in December while she was seven months pregnant. There is no cure for the disease, which has a less than one percent chance of survival. The teen gave birth to her daughter Aries Marie on January 4, a month early so she could undergo several rounds of radiation to halt the progression of the rapidly growing tumour without harming the child. The teen, who lives in Pennsylvania, will head to an increasingly sought-after clinic in Mexico for experimental chemotherapy treatments in a bid to extend her life so she could take care of her daughter. Papers.

Finding out why premature babies are born early. A new unit at the Imperial College has secured funding's for specialist research in the London capitol. BBC News.

The Times leads on plans being drawn up in Westminster to limit the time spent by children on social media sites, as Culture Secretary Matt Hancock tells the paper his concerns about the "negative impact" of too much screen time. Papers.

Parents are being advised to keep very small batteries, button-shaped ones out of children's and animals reach - One to two children a month are being admitted to hospital after swallowing them. A new design for 'plastic-coat' all batteries will hopefully be implemented. Do The Right Thing: Ch 5. 

The Times reports that fertility experts and campaigners have told the government that girls should be taught how to, and when to get pregnant in sex education classes. Academics say the rising age of women having children is a cause of concern. Papers.

NHS England is urging parents to take their children to pharmacists if they have minor health issues after research suggested GP and A&E visit for those conditions cost the service £850 million every year. Sky News.

A mother from Greenwich is backing plans to review the care available to expected parents who lose their baby late on in pregnancy. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt wants to extend the rights to register babies on official records. Currently, babies who die before 24 weeks are not registered. ITV News.

The Mirror has shocking new figures of its own showing that 133 babies die every year while sleeping in the same bed as their parents. Babies are at risk because parents can roll over, causing suffocation or over-heating. Co-sleeping can also lead to an increased risk of in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, (SID) where babies inexplicably die in their sleep. “Never fall asleep on a sofa or armchair with your baby as it can boost the risk of SIDS by 50 times.” Sky News: Press Preview.

Second-hand toys could pose toxic health risk to children, study warns. Old Lego blocks, dolls and cars found to contain hazardous materials. Old Lego blocks, dolls and toy cars were found to contain materials that do not meet modern toy safety guidelines, according to research published in the journal Environment Science and Technology. Scientists from the University of Plymouth analysed 200 used plastic toys found in homes, nurseries and charity shops across south west England. High concentrations of hazardous elements, including barium, lead, bromine, cadmium, chromium and selenium, were discovered in many of the building blocks, figures and puzzles, all of which were a size that could be chewed by young children. These elements are chronically toxic to children at low levels over an extended period of time. Independent.

Over the last few years an increase in children with poor dental hygiene. Parents just don't bring their children often enough. 25% of 5 year-old's in the UK suffer from tooth decay. A lot of parents don't know to bring their children in as early as possible. Not just to look at their teeth, but to educate them about teeth hygiene. Baby advice - start cleaning the teeth as soon as they appear. Tooth decay is preventable. Guest Dentist: ITV This Morning.

Food is medicine. I changed my foods straight away. I started eating more dark green leafy vegetables. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and has some interesting research behind it. There are lots of others like basil, rosemary and thyme. These are just as impressive as turmeric. Ginger is a really good ingredient from a medical research point of view. It has anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties - its an antinorsia agent for pregnant ladies. I add colour, variety and spice to my food, and then I started extenuating my stress using medication techniques and employing sleep hygiene. Dr Rupy. ITV This Morning.

Woman who flock to Britain to give birth for free could be cheating the NHS out of £16m a year. At least 2,631 ineligible foreigners had their babies delivered on maternity wards last year, leaving the cash-strapped NHS out of pocket, figures reveal. Health Minister James O’Shaughnessy said: “Hospitals must make sure they charge people if they aren't eligible for free care. Express.


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