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Breast-feeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia: Study
Wednesday, June 03, 2015


It's one more potential benefit for breast-fed babies, research suggests.

Breast-feeding -- even for a short time -- may lower a baby's later risk of childhood leukemia, a new study suggests.

The researchers found that babies breast-fed for at least six months appear to have a 19 percent lower risk of childhood leukemia compared to children who were never breast-fed or were breast-fed for fewer months.

Immune-Based Drug Shows Potential Against Another Form of Lung Cancer
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Read more...Patients with squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer who got nivolumab lived longer, had fewer side effects

Another study finds that a new immune system-focused drug, called nivolumab, may help treat a common form of lung cancer.
Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Read more... Study found not putting young patients to sleep tied to fewer breathing problems afterwards

New research suggests infants may recover better after some kinds of surgery if they receive local anesthesia -- which only numbs part of the body -- instead of being "knocked out" completely with general anesthesia.

Young patients who had local anesthesia were less likely to suffer from disrupted breathing following hernia surgery, the study found.
Morning, Midday Most Common Time for Babies' Arrival, Study Finds
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Read more...Elective c-sections, induced births keep many U.S. deliveries within working hours
Just in time for Mother's Day, a new study looks at when during the day the stork brings American parents that bundle of joy.
Research into 2013 data finds that as rates of elective c-section and induced vaginal births rise, American babies are increasingly being born during the morning and midday working hours at hospitals.
C-Section Rates Drop Slightly With Hospital Review Program
Friday, May 15, 2015
Read more... Newborn complications also decreased, Canadian study reports

Fewer pregnant women had cesarean section births in Canadian hospitals that took part in a C-section review program, a new study reports.

The intervention program included onsite training in best-practice guidelines for C-sections, audits by a committee, and feedback for doctors.

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