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Urine Infection During Pregnancy may Cause Infants Heart Abnormality

Urine Infection During Pregnancy may Cause Infants Heart Abnormality Congenital heart defects, often the result of mutated or missing genes, remain the leading cause of death for infants in the Western World during the first year of life. Researchers have now identified a gene that likely contributes to the congenital heart defects associated with DiGeorge syndrome, a common disorder marked by heart and face defects. The cause of some human congenital heart valve...

Lying or Sleep Position Affects Baby's Head Shape; Prevention and Advice

Lying or Sleep Position Affects Baby's Head Shape; Prevention and Advice Your baby's head may appear too large for its body. The head makes up one-quarter of your baby's total body size. It is an average of 13 - 14 inches around at birth. Your newborn baby will probably spend a lot of time sleeping or eating. All babies are alike in some ways, such as needing sleep, feedings, and love. In most other ways, your baby is not like any other baby. But if you've noticed...

Heavy Breakfast may Help to Fight Against Hunger and Obesity

Heavy Breakfast may Help to Fight Against Hunger and Obesity The American practice of reporting students' body mass scores to parents originated a few years ago as just one tactic in a war on childhood obesity that would be fought with fresh, low-fat cafeteria offerings and expanded physical education. Now, inspired by impressive results in a few well-financed programs, states including Delaware, South Carolina and Tennessee have jumped on the B.M.I....

CFC Asthma Inhaler User Should ask Their Doctor about Switching Now

CFC  Asthma Inhaler User Should ask Their Doctor about Switching Now Old-fashioned asthma inhalers that contain environment-harming chemicals will no longer be sold at year's end — and the government is urging patients not to wait until the last minute to switch to newer alternatives. Patients use inhalers to dispense airway-relaxing albuterol during asthma attacks. Chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, once were widely used to propel the drug into the...

Garlic, Antioxidants and Low Dose Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attack

Garlic, Antioxidants and Low Dose Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attack Garlic (Allium sativum) is promoted as a miracle nutrient and the world's most ancient, versatile and enjoyable medicine. Garlic has been used for the prevention and treatment of an impressive range of diseases from plague to heart disease and cancer. Garlic is rich in vitamins and antioxidants and garlic extracts are fashionable nutrient supplements. The principal active ingredient is allicin, a...

Triglycerides (Fat), Cholesterol Both Important to Prevent Brain Stroke and Heart Attack

Triglycerides (Fat), Cholesterol Both Important to Prevent Brain Stroke and Hear When we eat fat, it is broken down into glycerol and fatty acids. Our body uses fatty acids as a source of metabolic energy for muscle contractions. One form of fatty acids is triglycerides. So actually triglycerides are the main form of fat in our bodies and in our diets. Those are lipids, used to transport and store fat and are associated with low levels of high density lipoproteins. Later,...

A Monitor of 7 Signs for your Newborn Infant’s Urgent Treatment

A Monitor of 7 Signs for your Newborn Infant’s Urgent Treatment Medical experts have compiled a checklist of seven signs that mothers and healthcare workers can use to identify severe illnesses in newborn infants requiring urgent treatment in hospital. Around 4 million babies around the world die each year before they are a month old, and three-quarters of them die in the first week of life -- mainly from bacterial infections, birth complications and...

Weight Gain Above Guidelines During Pregnancy is Risky for Baby

Weight Gain Above Guidelines During Pregnancy is Risky for Baby Weigh to Grow You're pregnant, right? So you get to eat as many french fries as you want, right? Wrong! You need to be careful about how much weight you gain during your pregnancy. Gaining too much or too little can be harmful to you and your baby. How many pounds you need to add depends on how much you weigh when you become pregnant. Gaining the right amount of weight helps protect the health of...

Birth Defects may be Reduced by Routine Collection of Family History

Birth Defects may be Reduced by Routine Collection of Family History Birth defects are defined as abnormalities of structure, function, or body metabolism that are present at birth. These abnormalities lead to mental or physical disabilities or are fatal. There are more than 4,000 different known birth defects ranging from minor to serious, and although many of them can be treated or cured, they are the leading cause of death in the first year of life. Moreover ;...

Diabetes Skin Diseases Should be Monitored daily

Diabetes Skin Diseases Should be Monitored daily More than two million Canadian have diabetes. Chronic or non healing wounds take an immense toll on American health and on health care systems. It particularly affects millions of patients with impaired mobility, as well as those with diabetes. Researchers believe that the body may actually “rob” the skin of moisture to compensate for high blood glucose. The dermatologist advised that the skin...

Surgical Dressings

Surgical Dressings A material used to protect a wound and to heal is called a surgical dressing. They serve various functions for the injured site. They remove wound exudates from the site, prevent infection, and give physical protection to the healing wound and mechanical support to the supporting tissues. A good quality of dressing should be durable, easy to handle, sterilized, formed from loose threads and...

General First Aid Treatment Procedure

General First Aid Treatment Procedure First-Aid is the immediate, temporary and emergency help given by a layman to a sufferer in case of an accident or sudden severe illness before a regular medical or surgical attention can be given. An appropriate first aid often saves the life of the patient and reduces sufferings and places him in the hands of a physician. The duty of the first-aider ends when the medical practitioner takes the...

First Aid Treatment of Fractures (Broken Bones), Foreign Bodies (Into The Eye, Ear & Throat), Poisoning and Fainting

First Aid Treatment of Fractures (Broken Bones), Foreign Bodies (Into The Eye, E Fractures (Broken Bones) : In case of severe injuries there may be fractures of the bone with or without a wound to the skin. In fracture there is pain, swelling, deformity and loss of function of the part or the limb. Splints -These are the wooden or metallic appliance to keep in position or protect the injured part of the body. Wood splints are easy to handle. They should be long enough to...

First Aid Treatment of Shock, Bleeding and Stoppage of Breathing (Asphyxia)

First Aid Treatment of Shock, Bleeding and Stoppage of Breathing (Asphyxia) Shock Shock is a serious condition in which the functions of the body are depressed, particularly the nervous system and the circulation. This happens to some extent in all injuries and may be severe and may even prove fatal. Symptoms of shock: Face is pale, with cold sweat, weak and rapid pulse, low blood pressure, rapid and shallow breathing, restlessness, sometimes unconsciousness. Treatment:...

Importance of Neonatal Period

Importance of Neonatal Period Neonatal period defines the first 4 weeks of life after birth. Neonatal mortality rate is the number of deaths during the neonatal period per 1000 live births. Perinatal mortality rate is defined by the deaths of fetus and neonates during the period of 28 weeks of gestation to first week after birth per 1000 births. Birth weight is the major determinants of neonatal mortality and number of LEW...