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  • Hospital denounces Florida nurses who gave babies middle finger, called them 'mini Satans'

    09/20/2017 6:41:19 PM PDT · by thecodont · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Updated 11:18 am, Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | By William Axford
    Nurses at Naval Hospital Jacksonville in Florida may face legal action after photos showing them being inappropriate with babies went viral. In photos shared on Snapchat, one nurse is seen giving the middle finger to a baby with the caption, "How I feel about these mini Satans" reports news station WJAX/WFOX. In another photo, a nurse is accused of moving a baby to look like the child is dancing to music.
  • Concerns Escalate After 10 Newborns Contract MRSA At UCI Irvine Hospital

    04/14/2017 8:10:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    cbs2la ^ | April 14, 2017 5:25 AM | Kara Finnstrom
    10 babies within UC Irvine Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) contracted the superbug MRSA — a bacteria that is antibiotic resistant, which makes it hard to treat — during an eight month period, but the public is just finding out about it now. Contracting the superbug is a huge concern for babies who are already critically ill and have undeveloped immune systems, Finnstrom added. Officials stress that none of the sick infants died. They were each successfully treated.
  • Indiana may allow 'baby boxes' for surrendering newborns

    02/26/2015 11:07:30 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | 2-27-2015 | JENI O'MALLEY
    On the outside, the metal box looks like an oversized bread container. But what's inside could save an abandoned newborn's life. The box is actually a newborn incubator, or baby box, and it could be showing up soon at Indiana hospitals, fire stations, churches and selected nonprofits under legislation that would give mothers in crisis a way to surrender their children safely and anonymously. Indiana could be the first state to allow use of the baby boxes on a broad scale to prevent dangerous abandonments of infants if the bill, which unanimously passed the House this week, clears the state...
  • ObamaCare exchange not allowing addition of newborns to policies

    02/22/2015 11:14:06 AM PST · by GreyFriar · 14 replies ^ | Feb 21, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    With all of the new bad news coming out this week from ObamaCare, here’s another horror story about the exchange from Utah that exemplifies the incompetence of government bureaucracy. One basic and nearly ubiquitous feature of health care — and indeed of family life — is the birth of children. Health insurance plans have made it simple to add children to family plans for decades, allowing new moms and dads to have the costs of childbirth covered ex post facto, as long as the covered individual notified the insurer within a set period of time, usually 30 days. Now,...
  • ‘Superbugs’ kill India’s babies and pose an overseas threat

    12/04/2014 3:30:29 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies ^ | Dec 4, 2014 | Gardiner Harris
    A deadly epidemic that could have global implications is quietly sweeping India, and among its many victims are tens of thousands of newborns dying because once-miraculous cures no longer work. These infants are born with bacterial infections that are resistant to most known antibiotics, and more than 58,000 died last year as a result, a recent study found. While that is still a fraction of the nearly 800,000 newborns who die annually in India, Indian pediatricians say that the rising toll of resistant infections could soon swamp efforts to improve India's abysmal infant death rate. Nearly a third of the...
  • Bungle of Joy: can’t handle info on newborns

    01/03/2014 11:10:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Fox ^ | January 3, 2014
    Having a baby in the new year? Good luck trying to enter that into In the latest glitch to emerge regarding the Affordable Care Act system, health officials are telling new enrollees that the federal insurance marketplace will not be able to update their coverage online to reflect the birth of a baby and other life changes. Instead, parents are being told to contact insurers directly, and then contact the government later on -- when the system is ready to handle it. Parents will still be able to get new babies covered, but the missing feature on the website...
  • 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...
  • Planned Parenthood Clarifies Position: Babies Who Survive Abortions Should Not Be Killed

    04/05/2013 8:04:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/05/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    Planned Parenthood clarified Thursday that it is not in favor of killing babies who survive a botched abortion. The clarification came after a representative of Florida Planned Parenthood suggested otherwise. The organization believes that taking a life should only be legal when the life is in the mother's womb. In a statement before Florida lawmakers, Lillian Tamayo of Planned Parenthood said, "medical guidelines and ethics already compel physicians facing life-threatening circumstances to respond, and Planned Parenthood physicians provide high-quality medical care and adhere to the most rigorous professional standards, including providing emergency care. In the extremely unlikely event that the...
  • MN Senate votes to warehouse all newborn citizen DNA for genetic research without parent consent

    04/01/2008 7:01:34 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies · 95+ views
    A pending bill on the floor of the Minnesota House and Senate will strip citizens of genetic privacy and DNA ownership rights. Today, a state genetic privacy law requires informed parent consent for government testing, ownership and research on the DNA of the newest Minnesota residents. The Minnesota Department of Health wants to eliminate the informed consent requirements. A bill to remove consent requirements for government ownership and genetic research will soon be voted on by the Minnesota House and Senate. Thus far, the state of Minnesota has illegally collected and claims ownership to the DNA of 780,000 children (soon...
  • When mothers keep a deadly secret (Murdering Newborns)

    08/13/2007 4:35:05 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 55 replies · 1,555+ views
    LA Times ^ | 13 August 2007 | Geoff McKee
    ...Few crimes generate greater public reaction than neonaticide: when a mother kills her baby, or leaves it to die, on the day she gives birth. We are repelled, yet mesmerized, as details emerge. How could a woman deny being pregnant for so many months? How could no one notice? How could a mother murder her newborn? As a forensic psychologist, I have evaluated 32 mothers who were charged with killing one or more of their children. Fourteen-year-old "Cathy" was one. She had been repeatedly molested by her stepfather, gave birth alone in her bedroom, and then threw her newborn against...
  • NJ: New plan would mandate HIV tests in N.J. (for pregnant women and newborns)

    05/11/2007 10:42:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 329+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/11/07 | Tom Hester Jr. - ap
    TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey would become the first state to require both pregnant women and newborns to be tested for HIV under a proposal introduced by the Senate president. The bill would require all pregnant women be tested for HIV twice, once early in the pregnancy and a second time in the third trimester. Every birthing facility in the state would have to test all newborns in their care. Senate President Richard J. Codey introduced the legislation on Thursday, which he described as a "no brainer." The Associated Press first reported on Codey's plan in March. "The key in...
  • CA: Bill would give all newborns in California a $500 savings account

    02/28/2007 6:15:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies · 1,400+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/28/07 | Don Thompson - ap
    Every child born in California would get a $500 savings account to start building a nest egg for college or down payment for a home, under a bipartisan bill introduced Wednesday in the state Senate. A similar program has increased savings in Great Britain since 2002, but California would be the first state in the nation to enact it, said David Lesher, California program director for the nonprofit New America Foundation, based in Washington, D.C. A national savings program has been pending in Congress since 2005. Under the bill, every child born in California after Jan. 1, 2008, would receive...
  • Africa most dangerous place for newborns: report

    11/22/2006 7:45:38 AM PST · by libertarianPA · 6 replies · 350+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/22/06 | Stella Mapenzauswa
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Each year more than one million babies in sub-Saharan Africa die before they are a month old because of a lack of essential health care, a U.N. report said on Wednesday. "Sub-Saharan Africa remains the most dangerous region in the world for a baby to be born -- with 1.16 million babies dying each year in the first 28 days of life," said the report published, in Johannesburg and Geneva. The document, drafted by nine agencies including the World Health Organization, said six countries in the region had made progress in improving care, reducing neonatal deaths by...
  • Disabled newborns face verdict

    11/06/2006 7:14:41 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies · 1,305+ views
    Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2006 | Roya Nikkhah, London Daily Telegraph
    LONDON -- A leading British medical college has called on the health profession to consider euthanasia for seriously disabled newborns. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology has said that "active euthanasia" should be considered to spare parents the emotional and financial burdens of bringing up such children. "A very disabled child can mean a disabled family," it says in a formal submission. "If life-shortening and deliberate interventions to kill infants were available, they might have an impact on obstetric decision-making, even preventing some late abortions, as some parents would be more confident about continuing a pregnancy and taking a...
  • Does Mozart help newborn babies?

    03/24/2006 12:57:54 AM PST · by beaversmom · 27 replies · 668+ views
    Ananova ^ | March 23, 2006
    Ananova: Does Mozart help newborn babies? Doctors are to run trials to see if playing classical music to newborn babies helps them recover from the trauma of birth. Doctors are to run trial to see if playing classical music to newborn babies helps them recover from the trauma of birth. The decision follows a pioneering project at Kosice-saca hospital in eastern Slovakia The decision follows a pioneering project at Kosice-saca hospital in eastern Slovakia where Mozart and other classical music is piped to newborns via headphones in the maternity ward. Doctors there believe the music is the perfect way to...
  • Maternal Antidepressant Use Can Trigger Withdrawal in Newborns

    02/06/2006 5:20:20 PM PST · by oxcart · 10 replies · 258+ views ^ | 02/06/2006 | By Staff
    Pregnant women who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants such as Celexa, Paxil, Prozac and Zoloft could boost the risk of withdrawal symptoms for their newborns, a new study suggests. However, the Israeli researchers add that these symptoms are usually gone within 48 hours and appear to pose no long-term threat to the infant's health. Another expert noted that stopping antidepressant therapy during pregnancy poses its own risk to the health of a mother and her child. "At present, probably the effect of not treating the women's clinical depression is a much bigger issue for mothers and their infants,"...
  • Hey Kid, Quit Smiling!

    09/27/2005 5:00:17 PM PDT · by shining_city · 4 replies · 571+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 9/27/05 | James Taranto
    "A West Yorkshire hospital has banned visitors from cooing at new-born babies over fears their human rights are being breached," reports the BBC: A statement from Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax said staff had held an advice session to highlight the need for respect and dignity for patients. On one ward there is a doll featuring the message: "What makes you think I want to be looked at?"Meanwhile, a press release from World Ahead Publishing notes that the children's book "Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed!" has come under attack: Liberals on the airwaves and across the Internet...
  • Hospital bans 'cooing' over baby (To protect their "dignity")

    09/27/2005 5:07:54 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 58 replies · 995+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 9/27/05 | Paul Stokes
    A hospital has banned visitors from "cooing" over newborn babies to protect their dignity and parents' right to confidentiality. People have been told they should resist the temptation to touch or be too familiar with the new arrivals. They are also being warned to respect patient confidentiality by not talking to staff or parents about babies. Cards have been issued to visitors at Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax, West Yorks, bearing the words "Respect My Baby" on the front. On the back are the lines written as though from the baby: "I am small and precious so treat me with privacy...
  • New research reveals that children have dangerous chemicals in their blood.

    07/26/2005 6:50:28 PM PDT · by Coleus · 22 replies · 648+ views
    MSNBS Newsweek ^ | 07.26.05 | Martha Brant
    Doctors once thought that the placenta would shield a fetus from harmful chemicals and pollutants. But new research shows that may not be the case. A study published this month by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), an advocacy group based in Washington DC, found traces of 287 chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of 10 infants. They included mercury, pesticides and the chemicals used in stain-resistant coating and fire-retardant foam. The findings prompted concerns since children’s smaller brains, developing organs and more porous brains put them more at risk from such toxins than adults. "A child's brain is very vulnerable...
  • Newborn Dolphins and Killer Whales Never Sleep - Study

    06/30/2005 11:17:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 800+ views
    Planet Ark ^ | June 30, 2005
    LONDON - Sleep-deprived mothers of newborn babies should spare a thought for bottlenose dolphins and killer whales. A study has shown the young of those two species do not sleep at all during the first month of life. They are active 24 hours a day -- and their mothers have learned to cope. "Somehow these seafaring mammals have found a way to cope with sleep deprivation, facilitating rather than hindering a crucial phase of development for their offspring," Dr Jerome Siegel, a neuroscientist at the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA), said in a statement. Siegel and his colleagues...