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At birth, Melinda Star Guido was so tiny she could fit into the palm of her doctor's hand. Weighing just 9 1/2 ounces -- less than a can of soda -- she is among the smallest babies ever born in the world. Most infants her size don't survive, but
When she was born on August 30th she was 16-weeks early and weighed a little more than a half of a pound. Doctors at the Neonatal Section at USC Medical Center said she is "growing and thriving." According to figures from the Global Birth Registry,
Earlier this year the WSJ reported on new research suggesting that a hormone gel can help certain women at risk of preterm birth and its subsequent complications. That study, by the National Institutes of Health, found that using a progesterone gel
Half of all stillbirths result from pregnancy disorders and conditions affecting the placenta, according to results reported by a National Institutes of Health research network established to find the causes of stillbirth as well as ways to prevent
Nationwide Children's Hospital welcomes three new neonatologists to the Section of Neonatology: Thomas Bartman, MD, PhD, Susan Lynch, MD, and Nehal Parikh, DO, MS. Newswise Thomas Bartman, MD, PhD, joins Nationwide Children's as the director of
Webcams help parents bond with their premature babies while they're in intensive care Last updated at 4:18 PM on 13th December 2011 Parents of premature babies are being offered the chance to watch over their newborns from their mobiles via a webcam.
Associated Press) Extremely low birth weight can pose great risks to babies' immediate and future health. But a paper published Monday offers an upbeat report on two of the world's smallest-at-birth babies though the authors caution their findings
One is a healthy first-grader, the other an honors college student majoring in psychology. Once the tiniest babies ever born, both girls are thriving, despite long odds when they entered the world weighing less than a pound. A
And, population wide, acute exposure to such stress could lead to the birth of fewer male babies than females. While each of these phenomena had been investigated in earlier studies, the two had not been examined together in a single study.
Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Description Giving antenatal corticosteroids in extremely preterm infants those born between 22 and 25 weeks gestation and weighing less than 2 pounds is associated with significant