Associations between prenatal metal mixture exposure and negative infant outcomes
Francheska M. Merced-Nieves, PhD, Assistant professor, Departments of Pediatrics and the Institute for Exposomic Research of Environmental Medicine & Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, explains the associations prenatal exposure to a metal mixture and the potential negative effects for the infant.
Mediterranean diet, stress reduction improves child neurodevelopment
In a recent study, improved neurodevelopmental outcomes were seen in children aged 2 years whose mothers received a Mediterranean diet or mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention during pregnancy.
Oral vs intravenous acetaminophen: Which is better for closing a patent ductus arteriosus?
In the 18 studies that assessed the efficacy of closing a patent ductus arteriosus after 1 course of acetaminophen treatments, the results demonstrated that both oral and IV preparations were more effective than placebo.
Gestational age at term not linked to academic performance
In a recent study, no significant differences in math and reading test scores were found among children born at term with different gestational ages.
NOxBOXi Nitric Oxide Delivery System recalled for newborns, neonates
The FDA has identified NOxBOX Ltd’s recall of NOxBOXi Nitric Oxide Delivery System as a Class I recall. Affected devices to the newborn and neonate patient populations can cause nitric oxide therapy interruptions because of a check valve misalignment. As of July 13, 2023, no injuries or deaths have been reported according to the federal agency.
Genetic factors impacting birth weight and neurodivergence
In a recent study, monozygotic twins with an increased birth rate had fewer autism traits and intellectual disability ratings.
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