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Nebraska Man Who Left 9 Children at Hospital Expecting Twins

July 6, 2009

In 2007, Gary Stanton left his nine children- aged 1 to 17- at a hospital in Omaha. His...

Family Awarded $14 Million in Birth Trauma Case

A family in Chicago was recently awarded a $14 million settlement from a birth injury that occurred back when their now 7 year old son...

Bill would establish a national stillbirth registry and promote prevention

U.S. Senator Barack Obama, Jun 19, 2008 U.S. Senator Barack Obama today introduced the Preventing Stillbirth and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Act of 2008, which will enhance public health activities

Children with Cerebral Palsy Have a Greater Risk of Surgical Complications and Poor Outcomes

AHRQ, Feb 08, 2008 cerebral palsy (CP), who undergo numerous surgeries, tend to suffer more surgical complications and poorer outcomes than children without

Teen Birth Rate Rises for First Time in 15 Years

CDC, Jan 17, 2008 The teen birth rate in the United States rose in 2006 for the first time since 1991, and unmarried childbearing also rose

DSHS Helps Reunite Adult Adoptees with Birth Parents, Siblings

Department of State Health Services, Jan 11, 2008 In Texas, adoption records are confidential and court records sealed. People usually have little or no information about their birth

Arthritis Drug Shows Promise for Reducing Brain Hemorrhage in Premature Babies

NINDS, Jan 10, 2008 A drug that is commonly used to reduce the pain of arthritis may eventually be used in pregnant women with

An Act to Amend Title 24 and Title 29 of the Delaware Code Relating to Midwives.

State of Delaware, Jan 04, 2008 An Act to Amend Title 24 and Title 29 of the Delaware Code Relating to

Depression Risk Higher in Girls with Low Birth Weight

NIMH, Dec 20, 2007 Girls? risk for developing depression after puberty increased significantly if they had low birth weight, in a study funded in part by

Many U.S. Women Unaware of Birth Defect Risks

Medline Plus, Dec 13, 2007 American women of childbearing age commonly take prescription drugs that can cause birth defects, but only about half are receiving

FDA Approves Contraceptive for Continuous Use

FDA, Dec 06, 2007 The new contraceptive, Lybrel, comes in a 28 day-pill pack with low-dose combination tablets that contain 90 micrograms of a progestin,

Birth Defect Cost U.S Billions

Department of Health & Human Services, Nov 29, 2007 The initial economic cost of having a baby born with a birth defect is

Information women receive in pregnancy affects their childbirth preferences after prior cesarean delivery

U.S Department of Health & Human Services, Nov 01, 2007 Cesarean delivery rates account for 29 percent of births in the United States. However, vaginal birth after

Maternal Obesity Heightens Risk of Birth Defects

U.S Department of Health & Human Services, Oct 25, 2007 Women who were obese before they became pregnant had a higher risk of having babies with certain birth

Congresswoman and Senator to Announce Funding for New Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Zablocki

House.Gov, Oct 18, 2007 Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Senator Herb Kohl today announced that Milwaukee's Zablocki VA Medical

Second-Born Twin Has Higher Post-Delivery Death Risk

U.S Department of Health & Human Services, Oct 11, 2007 Second-born twins are twice as likely as the firstborn to die at birth or shortly after due to complications during

Low Maternal Cholesterol Tied to Premature Birth

National Institutes of Health, Oct 04, 2007 Pregnant women who have very low cholesterol may face a greater risk of delivering their babies prematurely than women

Progesterone Treatment Does Not Prevent Preterm Birth in Twin Pregnancy

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Sep 24, 2007 Progesterone therapy does not reduce the chances of preterm birth in women pregnant with

U.S. Life Expectancy Hits New High of Nearly 78 Years

The Center for Disease Control, Sep 14, 2007 This report highlights the continued reduction in deaths from the three leading killers in the United

Nation's Childhood Immunization Rates Remain at or above record levels

Center for Disease Control, Sep 07, 2007 The nation's childhood immunization rates remain at or near record levels for routinely recommended

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