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How Does Noise Affect the Health of NICU Babies?

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is essential to the survival of many premature and sick infants. However, babies in the NICU may also be exposed to certain types of harm, including neurotoxic chemicals (such as phalates and phenols), restricted social interaction (which can hinder bonding and language development), and abnormal light and sound stimuli…

Researchers Develop Blood Test to Predict Gestational Age and Premature Birth

Researchers Develop Blood Test to Predict Gestational Age and Premature Birth

Although much is known about patterns in fetal development at the cellular and molecular level, we do not yet have molecular tests that can reliably determine the gestational age of an individual fetus. Instead, gestational age is typically estimated based on the date of a woman’s last menstrual period and/or ultrasound imaging. However, women do…

How Eating Disorders Should Influence OB-GYN Care: ACOG’s New Committee Opinion

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently published a committee opinion discussing necessary precautions for patients who may have eating disorders. Eating disorders encompass a wide range of conditions in which a person has abnormal feeding habits; often, eating disorders affect physical health in addition to mental and emotional well-being. Some of the…