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Neonatology

Extreme Temperatures May Increase Risk For Low Birth Weight

March 6, 2017

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Neonatology

Low birth weight refers to infants weighing less than 5.5 lbs. at birth. Infants may be of low birth weight because they are born prematurely, while others may be of low birth weight even though they have completed the 37-40 weeks that is considered to be a term pregnancy. Some are otherwise healthy, but are genetically predisposed to small size. Others are of low birth weight because of an underlying health problem — illness, infection or a failure to grow in the womb. Compared to infants of normal weight, low birth weight infants may be at higher risk for infection and developmental delays.

Aspirin May Help Prevent Pregnancy Loss in Women with High Inflammation

February 13, 2017

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Neonatology

Inflammation has been linked to causes of infertility. As a result, a study published online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (3 February 2017), was performed to investigate the effect of preconception-initiated low dose aspirin (LDA) on pregnancy rates, pregnancy loss, live birth rates, and inflammation during pregnancy.

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