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  • Niger detains 17 in suspected "baby factory" ring

    06/26/2014 12:22:03 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 9 replies
    Vision.org ^ | 06/26/2014 | Reuters
    Authorities in Niger have detained 17 people, including wives of senior politicians, suspected of being involved in a baby-trafficking network, two legal sources said on Thursday. The arrests follow an investigation by Niger's police into 30 people suspected of acquiring new-born babies from "baby factories" in neighbouring Nigeria. The case has been referred to Niger's public prosecutor. Last year, Nigerian police raided several "baby factories", freeing dozens of pregnant girls who were being forced to bear children for sale.
  • Study: Babies Show Racial Bias

    04/17/2014 7:19:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    According to a recent study, babies tend to play with others that look more like them. Researchers from the University of Washington noticed that babies were more willing to share their toys with others who shared their ethnicity....
  • A Comment on Argentina’s Uncharitable Baptism

    04/09/2014 5:53:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    DavidLGrayInfo.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | David L. Gray
    There was a well-reported Baptism of an Argentinian child, Umma Azul, that took place last Saturday, April 5, 2014. Umma’s mother, Soledad Ortiz happens to be ‘married’ to a woman named Carina Villarroel. Having never received the Sacrament of Confirmation, these women are not in full communion with the Catholic Church. The chosen Godmother of Umma is Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez, who signed Argentina’s homosexual-marriage legislation into law in 2010. Fernandez is also a strong proponent of birth control and surgical abortion. She considers herself to be a Roman Catholic. Despite serious concerns raised in the weeks that preceded the...
  • Father bit off infant's nose over crying, police say

    03/13/2014 6:12:01 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 13, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    A man was arrested Thursday after police say he bit off his 1-month-old son's nose in Fairfield out of frustration over his crying. Joshua Cooper, 18, was booked at Solano County Jail on suspicion of child cruelty and aggravated mayhem. The incident was reported shortly after 8 a.m. when a "hysterical" 17-year-old girl called police, saying her son was bleeding from his nose, said Fairfield police Sgt. Troy Oviatt.
  • Newborn baby’s smell is as addictive as drugs or food: study

    02/24/2014 8:47:51 PM PST · by Altariel · 30 replies
    TORONTO – For women, smelling a newborn baby feels as good as drugs are to addicts or cheeseburgers to those just breaking a fast, new Montreal research suggests. A University of Montreal scientist says a newborn baby’s odour lights up the reward centres in our brain in a way other scents can’t. And for women – specifically moms – the experience, a rush of dopamine to the brain, is heightened. The reaction is so strong, it exists even if the baby isn’t in front of you. It’s chemistry between mom and baby. “What we’ve shown for the first time is...
  • New rules announced to ensure safety of infant formula

    02/06/2014 4:09:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 6, 2014 | Associated Press
    The Food and Drug Administration is laying out new requirements to ensure the safety of infant formula. The rules announced Thursday are designed to make sure that formula manufacturers test their products for salmonella and other pathogens before they are distributed. They would also require formula companies to include specific nutrients, including proteins, fats and vitamins.
  • Nearly Half Of U.S. Births Already Covered By Medicaid

    09/08/2013 4:09:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | September 8, 2013 | By Matthew Mientka
    A new analysis of federal health data shows that Medicaid paid for nearly half of all births in the United States in 2010, a rate that continues to increase. The federal health care program covered 48 percent of the 3.8 million births that year, jumping from 40 percent in 2008, say researchers from the George Washington University School of Public Health. In only two years, the government entitlement covered 90,000 more women giving birth, as states expand the federal-state health coverage plan. Medicaid coverage varied greatly state by state, ranging from a low of one-quarter of births in Hawaii to...
  • Doctors File Legal Brief; 20-Week-Old Babies Feel Pain During Abortion

    10/13/2012 8:13:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/13/2012 | By Alex Murashko
    A doctors group that supports an Arizona law restricting non-emergency abortions after 20 weeks filed a legal brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit showing that babies feel pain during an abortion as early as the same amount of weeks into a pregnancy. The 9th Circuit ruled to temporarily prevent implementation of Arizona H.B. 2036 on Aug. 1. The passed law, which is now being considered by the court, would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy save in the event of medical emergency. A district court found that "the unborn child has developed pain sensors...
  • Shocking Article "Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say"

    03/12/2012 8:29:01 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Article says newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born. " Article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics." Note: I was stunned when I read this article and post it here to show how dangerous "liberals" dabbling in morality can be. I asked myself is this proposal going to show up in academic discussions in our universities and hospitals? GC "Parents should be allowed to have their...
  • One-third of 9-month-olds already obese or overweight

    01/01/2011 2:19:42 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/1/11 | Stephanie Pappas
    The path toward obesity starts at a young age - even before babies transition to a solid diet, according to a new study. Almost one-third of 9-month-olds are obese or overweight, as are 34 percent of 2-year-olds, according to the research, which looked at a nationally representative sample of children born in 2001. The study is one of the first to measure weight in the same group of very young children over time, said lead researcher Brian Moss, a sociologist at Wayne State University in Detroit. The results showed that starting out heavy puts kids on a trajectory to stay...
  • 5 Infants Dead. Reading Pa Woman to Be Charged with Homicide

    10/25/2010 8:38:20 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 13 replies
    Associated Content ^ | Oct. 25th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Michele Kalina will be charged today with 5 counts of homicide. The Berks County District Attorney will hold a news conference this afternoon. Updates to follow.
  • Discovery TV Gunman Demands Halt to 'Parasitic Human Infants,' Credits Al Gore with ‘Awakening’

    09/01/2010 4:22:41 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 62 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/1/10 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Update 17:37 01/10/10 - Reports indicate that police have shot and killed James Lee, and released the hostages.SILVER SPRING, Maryland, September 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Chaos erupted after at least one hostage was taken at the Silver Spring headquarters of the Discovery Channel by what appears to be a crazed radical environmentalist. The armed man has reportedly demanded that Discovery Channel executives run programming geared toward stopping the propagation of "parasitic human infants" in order to save the planet from global warming and pollution.In a document apparently authored by James J. Lee, identified by law enforcement as the gunman, Lee...
  • Premature Births Fuel Infant Death Rates in U.S., Report Says.

    11/03/2009 2:20:45 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 869+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 4, 2009 | DENISE GRADY
    High rates of premature birth are the main reason the United States has higher infant mortality than do many other rich countries, government researchers reported Tuesday in their first detailed analysis of a longstanding problem. In Sweden, for instance, 6.3 percent of births were premature, compared with 12.4 percent in the United States in 2005, the latest year for which international rankings are available. Infant mortality also... --snip-- Dr. Fleischman said the smallest, earliest and most fragile babies were often born to poor and minority women who lacked health care and social support. The highest rates of infant mortality occur...
  • Babies Remember Traumatic Events

    07/06/2009 5:20:33 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 62 replies · 1,506+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, July 6, 2009 | Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
    The prevailing view among parents, the general public and mental health professionals that infants as young as six months old "do not remember" traumatic events that happen to them or to their loved ones has recently been disproved, a professor of infant mental health said at a Jerusalem conference on Sunday.... [snip] ... Most professionals and parents have pooh-poohed this idea because infants and young toddlers do not have the verbal ability to describe the trauma, but it nevertheless is stored in their brains, she asserted....[snip]... People are wrong to assume that when traumatized infants grow up and don't speak...
  • U.S. Medical Team Helps Local Doctors Save Infant Lives

    06/15/2009 4:25:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 346+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Rodney Foliente, USA
    Maj. Roger Brockbank, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, works with doctors from the Basrah Women's and Children's Hospital during neonatal resuscitation training aboard Contingency Operating Base Basrah, June 10. Photo by Sgt. Rodney Foliente, 4th Infantry Division. BASRAH — U.S. doctors and medical staff conducted neonatal resuscitation training for local doctors aboard the Contingency Operating Base here, June 10-11. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, offered the training and introduced new procedures and equipment that can help save infant lives and reduce the risk of babies suffering from cerebral palsy and mental retardation."Iraq has one of...
  • Netherlands grapples with euthanasia of babies (Obama-care Preview)

    02/20/2009 8:52:10 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 31 replies · 1,199+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11/03/04 | Associated Press
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A hospital in the Netherlands — the first nation to permit euthanasia — recently proposed guidelines for mercy killings of terminally ill newborns, and then made a startling revelation: It has already begun carrying out such procedures, which include administering a lethal dose of sedatives. The announcement by the Groningen Academic Hospital came amid a growing discussion in Holland on whether to legalize euthanasia on people incapable of deciding for themselves whether they want to end their lives — a prospect viewed with horror by euthanasia opponents and as a natural evolution by advocates. In August, the...
  • Blueberries May Shrink Tumors In Babies

    01/24/2009 4:07:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 171+ views
    CBS News ^ | Jan 23, 2009
    Blood Vessel Tumors Respond To Blueberry Extract, Study ShowsSubstances found in blueberries may inhibit the growth of blood vessel tumors in infants and children, a new study suggests. Ohio State University researchers say they found that feeding a blueberry extract to mice with blood vessel tumors safely decreased the size of the tumors and improved survival. The tumors in question are among the most common tumors in infants, according to the report in the journal Antioxidants & Redox Signaling. In infants, the tumors can be disfiguring and in some cases threaten the health of a child. Mice with blood vessel...
  • Baby Heart Transplants Fan Ethical Debate Over Dead-Donor Rule

    01/12/2009 9:14:14 PM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies · 423+ views
    MedPageToday ^ | 08.13.08 | John Gever
    Three heart transplants were successfully performed with infant donors whose hearts had stopped beating, according to researchers here, but some ethicists question whether moral boundaries were crossed. The report in the Aug. 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine reopened a long-simmering debate that boils down to the question of how to define death of a potential donor before organ harvesting may proceed. The three recipients, mean age 2.2 months, have survived at least 3.5 years with only one having a rejection episode during the first six months after surgery, reported Mark M. Boucek, M.D., and colleagues of...
  • In Sickness and In Health

    09/23/2008 10:07:02 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 118+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 23, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    In Sickness and In Health by: Malcolm A. Kline, September 23, 2008 Critics in both the media and academia who point to exploding costs and denial of care as maladies afflicting the U. S. health care system are getting part of the story right. “In the last seven years, we’ve had over [a] 100 percent increase in insurance premiums and only a 27 percent increase in earnings,” University of Utah economist Norman J. Waitzman said in a roundtable sponsored by Continuum, the university’s magazine. Waitzman is co-director of the Behavioral Science and Health program at the University. Unfortunately, too many...
  • Infant Heart Transplant Controversy Continues

    08/14/2008 4:44:43 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 270+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/13/08 | Serena Gordon/Health Day
    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Three new reports challenge current guidelines on how long after cardiac death doctors must wait before taking a heart from an infant organ donor. There's no question that organ donation saves lives, and there's also no question that there aren't enough donor organs to save everyone on the transplant list. However, deciding who is a suitable organ donor, particularly when the potential donor is an infant, is not so clear-cut. Most people are familiar with the concept of organ donation after brain death, but organ donation is also permissible after cardiac death. Cardiac death...
  • New Medical Facility to Cut Infant Mortality Rate by Half (ESSAYONS & Doctors)

    07/26/2008 12:45:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 150+ views
    BASRAH — “I feel blessed to be working on this important project,” said Ryan Hartwig, construction representative with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Basrah Children’s Hospital Office “Each time we go, we see more progress. I can look at the place now and actually visualize patients using this facility,” he continued. “It’s just very satisfying being part of this effort that will no doubt save or change the lives of so many Iraqi children.” Several key partners are involved in the project including Project Hope (a non-government organization), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the Iraqi Ministry of...
  • Crazy fashion: stilettos for babies

    06/13/2008 7:38:11 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 21 replies · 409+ views
    The Fashion Time Blog ^ | Jun 13th, 2008 | The Fashion Time Blog
    The Fashion world is crazy, and don't we know it. Wigs for cats, diamond necklaces for dogs, blingastic jeans, and whoa - heels for babies! The Heelarious company makes one-size shoes for infants in leopard and zebra patterns, black and hot pink patent, and hot pink matte. The tiny stilettos cost from $35 to $39.95. Buy them, and your 6 month baby will rock out to a nirvana of ga-gas and goo-goos.
  • Omega-3 Intake During Last Months Of Pregnancy Boosts An Infant's Cognitive And Motor Development

    04/11/2008 3:11:11 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 140+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-11-2008 | Université Laval
    Omega-3 Intake During Last Months Of Pregnancy Boosts An Infant's Cognitive And Motor Development ScienceDaily (Apr. 11, 2008) — A study supervised by Université Laval researchers Gina Muckle and Éric Dewailly reveals that omega-3 intake during the last months of pregnancy boosts an infant's sensory, cognitive, and motor development. The details of this finding are published in a recent edition of the Journal of Pediatrics. To come to this conclusion, researchers first measured docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) concentration--a type of omega-3 fatty acid involved in the development of neurons and retinas--in the umbilical cord blood of 109 infants. "DHA concentration in...
  • Infants With Birthmarks Received Less Oxygen In Womb

    01/09/2008 2:09:23 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 1,289+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-8-2008 | Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
    Infants With Birthmarks Received Less Oxygen In Womb ScienceDaily (Jan. 9, 2008) — A hemangioma is a benign tumor of cells that line blood vessels, appearing during the first few weeks of life as a large birthmark or lesion. A new study reveals that a disturbance of oxygen depletion was found in placentas of babies who developed infantile hemangioma (IH). Researchers reviewed placental samples from 26 pregnancies with babies who weighed less than 3.5 pounds, 13 consisting of newborns who developed IH after birth and 13 healthy preterm infants who did not have IH. Only one of the infants without...
  • Infant cold medicines pulled off market

    10/12/2007 3:44:24 AM PDT · by deport · 36 replies · 832+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 10-12-07 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    Infant cold medicines pulled off market WASHINGTON - Drug makers pulled cold medicines targeted for babies and toddlers off the market Thursday, leaving parents to find alternatives for hacking coughs and runny little noses just as fall sniffles get in full swing. The move represented a pre-emptive strike by over-the-counter drug manufacturers — a week before government advisers were to debate the medicines' fate. But it doesn't end concern about the safety of these remedies for youngsters. Thursday's withdrawal includes medicines aimed at children under age 2, after the Food and Drug Administration and other health groups reported deaths...
  • Infants Have 'Mind-Reading' Capability, Study Shows

    08/06/2007 11:49:13 AM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 1,047+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Associan For Psychological Science
    Source: Association for Psychological Science Date: August 3, 2007 Infants Have 'Mind-reading' Capability, Study Shows Science Daily — One of the unique characteristics of humans that distinguish us from the animal kingdom is the ability to represent others' beliefs in our own minds. This sort of intuitive mind-reading, according to experts, lays the cognitive foundations of interpersonal understanding and communication. Researchers have found that found that 13-month-old infants were able to exhibit the ability to attribute mental content. (Credit: iStockphoto/Oleg Kozlov) Despite its importance, scientists have yet to reach a consensus on how this psychological function develops. Some argue that...
  • Advice needed: To pick-up or not to pick-up your infant.

    01/26/2007 10:36:16 AM PST · by kipita · 166 replies · 1,720+ views
    26 January 2007 | Self
    My son is two months and one week old and I’ve had to make my first major decision (well, I give input and my wife makes the decision). The best advice from the Internet along with our observations suggest the following…….. “Your child will cry for basic necessities such as to eat, problems with gas, excreting feces (taking a dump), and being too hot or too cold during the first two months. From two months onward, your child will cry as his brain develops due to the human world he has entered. When deciding to pick him up or let...
  • Infants Wheeze Less In Homes With Multiple Dogs

    12/04/2006 5:55:38 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 882+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 12-4-2006
    Infants Wheeze Less In Homes With Multiple Dogs Living in a home with multiple dogs may help reduce an infant’s risk for developing wheezing in the first year of life, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati (UC). Having multiple dogs in the home early in life may help prevent future allergy development in certain kids. (Image courtesy of University of Cincinnati) Cincinnati researchers, led by David Bernstein, MD, have found that infants living in homes with high levels of endotoxins (bacterial contaminants) and multiple dogs were more than two times less likely to wheeze than other infants....
  • 1 in 40 Infants Experience Baby Blues, Doctors Say, Mental Health of Parents Can Effect Child

    11/10/2006 9:45:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 43 replies · 763+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11.09.06
    Parents do a lot of guessing on what could be troubling a fussy baby.  If he's crying, he may be hungry or tired. But could he be depressed?  Any parent knows that young children have to be protected from a mind-boggling number of risks, but many will be surprised to learn that infant depression could be one of them.  "Babies can be depressed," said Dr. Jess Shatkin, director of education and training at New York University's Child Study Center. "It's not a terribly common phenomenon. We think maybe one in 40 or so — but it can certainly happen."Although it's...
  • 2 Infants Die After Given Adult Doses At Indy Hospital

    09/18/2006 5:24:01 AM PDT · by Samwise · 48 replies · 1,606+ views
    INDIANAPOLIS -- An error at an Indianapolis hospital killed two premature newborn babies late Saturday night and sparked an internal investigation at the hospital. Officials at Methodist Hospital said Sunday that 2-day-old Emmery Miller and 5-day-old D'Myia Nelson were given lethal doses of the drug Heparin by mistake. Hospital officials called the incident rare and isolated, and said their thoughts and prayers go out to the newborns' families. Six babies in the newborn intensive care unit were given adult doses of Heparin because of a procedural error, according to Methodist Hospital president Sam Odle. "One baby received three doses. One...
  • Breast Milk May Not Be Enough (Vitamin D)

    08/27/2006 11:34:48 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 490+ views
    Science News ^ | 8-27-2006 | Janet Raloff
    Breast milk may not be enough Janet Raloff A new study finds a high incidence of vitamin D deficiency in breast-fed babies, mostly during winter. Such a deficiency limits the body's use of calcium, which is essential for healthy bones and teeth. As part of a trial of iron supplementation, Ekhard E. Ziegler of the University of Iowa in Iowa City and his colleagues regularly took blood samples over 2 years from 84 newborns who were initially breastfed exclusively. The researchers noticed that few infants were getting supplemental vitamin D. The scientists evaluated vitamin D in the infants' blood. They...
  • Obesity Epidemic Spreads to Infants [70% increase in overweight infants]

    08/13/2006 5:33:17 AM PDT · by summer · 12 replies · 248+ views
    Medpage Today, via msnbc.com link ^ | Aguust 10, 2006 | Crystal Phend
    BOSTON, Aug. 10 -- There are a lot more chubby babies than there used to be. That goes for chubby preschoolers, too. During a 22-year observational study, the ranks of overweight children grew by almost 60%, with more than a 70% increase for overweight infants, according to a study published online in Obesity. "Rates of overweight are increasing in very young children, even infants, from primarily middle-class families," wrote Matthew Gillman, M.D., of Harvard Medical School, and colleagues. This increase may be a particular problem since early childhood sets the stage for later weight problems and their related sequelae,...
  • A new awareness campaign resorts to scare tactics. (Women should breast feed or else)..

    06/14/2006 8:30:10 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 34 replies · 644+ views
    NYTimes via AOL ^ | 6/14/06 | Roni Rabin
    Warning: Public health officials have determined that not breast-feeding may be hazardous to your baby's health. There is no black-box label like that affixed to cans of infant formula or tucked into the corner of magazine advertisements, at least not yet. But that is the unambiguous message of a controversial government public health campaign encouraging new mothers to breast-feed for six months to protect their babies from colds, flu, ear infections, diarrhea and even obesity. In April, the World Health Organization, setting new international bench marks for children's growth, for the first time referred to breast-feeding as the biological norm....
  • Rate of bacterial infections drops among infants

    04/15/2006 9:19:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 209+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 14, 2006 | Joyce Howard Price
        Infants too young to receive a vaccination against pneumonia, meningitis and other potentially deadly bacterial infections have experienced a drop in the rate of those diseases, possibly as a result of older children having been immunized.     The information is contained in a report by Vanderbilt University researchers, published in the current issue of Journal of the American Medical Association.     The study found a 42 percent decline in rates of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) caused by the bacteria, streptococcus pneumoniae, among children under 2 months old since a vaccine went on the market in February 2000.     Researchers say similar decreases in...
  • Premature babies are 'blocking beds' - UK medical college wants debate on keeping them alive

    03/27/2006 9:08:03 AM PST · by NYer · 43 replies · 1,372+ views
    Timesonline ^ | March 27, 2006 | Sean O’Neill
    PREMATURE babies requiring expensive hospital care have been described as “bed blockers” by one of the country’s leading medical colleges. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) says that the ability of doctors to keep alive babies born under 25 weeks presents difficulties for the treatment of other infants. Its comments were made in a submission to an inquiry by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics into the ethics of prolonging life in foetuses and the newborn. The RCOG paper states: “Some weight should be given to economic considerations as there is a real issue in neonatal units of “bed...
  • A High Court judge is to decide whether life-saving treatment can be withdrawn from a baby

    03/04/2006 11:56:08 PM PST · by ARAD · 1 replies · 205+ views
    A High Court judge is to decide whether life-saving treatment can be withdrawn from a baby BBC ^ Posted on 03/03/2006 9:01:28 PM PST by ARAD Ruling due on right-to-life baby A High Court judge is to decide whether life-saving treatment can be withdrawn from a baby at the centre of a landmark right-to-life case. Baby MB, who cannot be named, has spinal muscular atrophy - a genetic condition which leads to almost total paralysis - and cannot breathe unaided. His family says he responds to them and ought to be allowed to stay alive. Doctors say his quality of...
  • A High Court judge is to decide whether life-saving treatment can be withdrawn from a baby

    03/03/2006 9:01:28 PM PST · by ARAD · 9 replies · 288+ views
    Ruling due on right-to-life baby A High Court judge is to decide whether life-saving treatment can be withdrawn from a baby at the centre of a landmark right-to-life case. Baby MB, who cannot be named, has spinal muscular atrophy - a genetic condition which leads to almost total paralysis - and cannot breathe unaided. His family says he responds to them and ought to be allowed to stay alive. Doctors say his quality of life is so poor it is in his best interests to let him die. The case continues on Monday. We are hopeful we can persuade the...
  • A Call for Rediscovery of Sacrament of Baptism

    01/08/2006 6:02:15 AM PST · by NYer · 12 replies · 272+ views
    ZENIT NEWS AGENCY ^ | January 7, 2005 | Father Raniero Cantalamessa
    A Call for Rediscovery of Sacrament of Baptism Father Cantalamessa Comments on This Sunday's Gospel ROME, JAN. 6, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the commentary that Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher to the Pontifical Household, prepared on the Gospel of this Sunday, the Baptism of Jesus. The solemnity of Epiphany was celebrated today in Italy. * * * The Baptism of Jesus (Isaiah 55:1-11; 1 John 5:1-9; Mark 1:7-11) Rediscovering Our Baptism "At that time Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. As soon as he came out of the...
  • Pacifier curbs deaths in cribs, study indicates

    12/10/2005 9:48:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 466+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2005 | Joyce Howard Price
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com Pacifier curbs deaths in cribs, study indicatesBy Joyce Howard PriceTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished December 10, 2005 Advertisement Putting a baby to sleep with a pacifier can reduce an infant's risk of dying of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by 90 percent, federal health researchers report.      The findings by investigators with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), which is part of the National Institutes of Health, and Kaiser Permanente were published online yesterday by the British Medical Journal.     This is at least the second recent U.S. study to find that a pacifier significantly...
  • Baby Dies After Breast Feeding Incident

    11/12/2005 9:15:00 AM PST · by kiki04 · 25 replies · 1,227+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11-12-05
    <p>OSHKOSH, Wis. — A 4-month-old girl died when her inebriated mother fell asleep on top of her while breast-feeding, prosecutors said. Lorinda Hawkins told police she fell asleep about 15 minutes after she started breast-feeding the baby Feb. 23 because of her intoxication, a criminal complaint said. When she woke up about an hour later, the baby was pale and wasn't breathing, the complaint said.</p>
  • Garza or Alito next: The Supreme Court do-over

    10/30/2005 1:17:40 PM PST · by Giant Conservative · 49 replies · 2,901+ views
    Renew America ^ | October 30, 2005 | Chris Knight
    The White House decided to employ a politically-palatable, pundit-prescribed exit strategy with the withdrawal of Harriet Miers. Because of that, Miss Miers is no longer a nominee to the United States Supreme Court, and much of America may believe the Bush Administration's contention that she withdrew over a request for documents. In actuality, she withdrew because her 1993 pro-abortion speech came to light, and that was the straw that broke the camel's back for the great Dr. James Dobson, Senator Sam Brownback, Senator John Thune, and any members of the conservative base who had reserved judgment up to that point....
  • Official: babies do best with mother

    10/07/2005 9:55:52 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 25 replies · 837+ views
    The Observer (UK) ^ | 2 OCTOBER 2005 | Yvonne Roberts
    Official: babies do best with motherYvonne RobertsSunday October 2, 2005ObserverOne of the longest and most detailed studies of UK childcare has concluded that young children who are looked after by their mothers do significantly better in developmental tests than those cared for in nurseries, by childminders or relatives. The study on children from birth to three will reignite the controversy over the best way to bring up young children. It found babies and toddlers fared worst when they were given group nursery care. Those cared for by friends or grandparents or other relatives did a little better while those looked...
  • Amoxicillin May Damage Infants' Teeth

    10/05/2005 4:43:19 PM PDT · by Cagey · 9 replies · 729+ views
    Forbes ^ | 10-3-2005 | Steven Reinberg
    MONDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Giving the antibiotic amoxicillin to infants may contribute to problems with the enamel of their permanent teeth, a new study suggests. However, the study authors and other experts said the finding is preliminary and more research is needed to determine if a cause-and-effect relationship exists. Amoxicillin is commonly prescribed to children for problems such as ear infections and other bacterial illnesses. "The changes in the appearance of the teeth in children that we call dental fluorosis appears to be associated with the use of amoxicillin during the first year of life," said lead researcher...
  • Baby Dies When Sleeping Father Rolls Over

    09/24/2005 6:40:31 AM PDT · by DuckFan4ever · 34 replies · 1,378+ views
    KOIN News6 ^ | 9/23/05 | Drew Mikkelson
    PORTLAND -- Police say a 3-month-old boy died while "co-sleeping" with his father. The medical examiner determined that the father rolled over on his son while they were asleep. The father does not face any criminal charges, but it renews a hotly debated issue: Is sleeping with infants a good idea? The medical director of Legacy's pediatric clinic says when it comes to co-sleeping there are some pros and cons. Police called the death of the northeast Portland boy Wednesday a "tragic accident," but no law was broken. Dr. Paul Horowitz says studies have shown that sleeping with babies improves...
  • Heart checks could avoid 1 in 10 cot deaths - study (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

    09/04/2005 8:30:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies · 183+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04 Sep 2005 | NA
    STOCKHOLM, Sept 4 (Reuters) - As many as one in 10 cases of sudden infant death syndrome could be avoided by early screening for a heart problem and proper treatment, researchers said on Sunday. Scientists have long suspected some cases of SIDS, also known as cot death or crib death, may be due to an electrical problem called long Q-T syndrome, in which the heart recharges itself too slowly. Now a study released at the European Society of Cardiology annual meeting in Stockholm has shown at least 8.4 percent of SIDS victims carry genetic mutations associated with this and related...
  • SIDS and bedsharing are intimately linked: Study

    07/08/2005 8:10:44 PM PDT · by Bostton1 · 17 replies · 819+ views
    earthtimes.org ^ | Sat, 09 Jul 2005 01:32:00 GMT | Emma Price
    Some of the important findings of the study are as follows: * It was found that almost 90 percent of the babies died at night. * 52 percent of the victims had shared their parents' bed on the day/night that they died. * However, only 11 percent of infants regularly slept in their parents' bed. * 72 percent of the victims who had shared their parents' bed, and 57 percent of those who had shared a couch were less than 11 weeks old.
  • NE Ohio fugitive caught in California (rapist of infants)

    06/06/2005 4:10:10 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 40 replies · 2,080+ views
    wkyc ^ | 06-06-2005 | Dick Russ
    VENICE BEACH, California -- One of Northeast Ohio's most wanted fugitives has been captured Monday afternoon. John Dallas Lockhart, a 36-year-old attorney from Akron, was arrested by Akron Police detectives and United States Deputy Marshals in Venice Beach, California. Lockhart has been on the run since August of 2004 days before prosecutors filed a series of sex crimes charges against him, including the rape of a 4-month-old baby girl. What prosecutors call photo evidence of the crimes was recovered from a computer Lockhart shared with a business associate. United States Marshal Peter J. Elliott tells Channel 3 News "Lockhart had...
  • Rock your baby if you want children with rhythm

    06/02/2005 7:06:44 PM PDT · by saquin · 7 replies · 334+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6/3/05 | Roger Highfield
    Parents who bounce their babies to a song and rock them to a lullaby are unwittingly helping their brains to appreciate music, scientists have discovered. The ability to feel the strong and weak beats in a rhythm allows people to move and dance in time to music. Now the corresponding way that movement shapes our appreciation of the complex structures of music has been revealed by a team at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. "The simultaneous experience of listening and moving to a rhythm wires the brain so that different senses work together," said Prof Laurel Trainor, co-author of a...
  • Gadget promises to translate baby babbling

    05/15/2005 1:50:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 386+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | May 10, 2005
    TOKYO -- The cryptic cries, grins and gurgles of babies that leave parents dumbfounded could soon be deciphered, if the wonders of modern technology are to be trusted. Three years after a toymaker scored a smash hit with the "Bowlingual" gadget to interpret the warp and woof of a dog's life, Japanese researchers may have an even bigger sensation - a translator for baby babbling. "We aim to develop a device to read babies' feelings," says Kazuyuki Shinohara, a neurobiology professor at the state-run Nagasaki University who leads the research team. The gadget could be a godsend in a country...
  • Memories of newborns who died too soon

    05/08/2005 11:22:19 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 4 replies · 323+ views
    DENVER - Every mother knows how precious a child's picture is. Parents take photographs at happy occasions, or to document memorable moments. For one couple, though, their most special pictures were taken at a painful time. Sandy Puc's studio is filled with images that capture a feeling; some celebrate a new beginning, and some honor the end of a life. "When I look at these photos, I see love, I see the bond between a mom and dad and child," said Cheryl Haggard, who lost her infant son, Maddux, to illness. There are no words to describe the Haggard's feelings...