A House panel responsible for advancing and monitoring the nation’s health care and research laws Thursday examined new bipartisan legislation supporting treatment and therapies derived from adult stem cell lines. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), author of the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2015 ( HR 2820), said he was encouraged that the […]
A technique to increase the flow of blood from the umbilical cord into the infant's circulatory system improves blood pressure and red blood cell levels in preterm infants delivered by Cesarean section, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. read more
David Cronenberg fans with expendable cash wanted. Above you’ll see a one-of-a-kind iPhone charger that looks like an umbilical cord out of a Cronenberg film. The item is for sale on Esty, and will dent your nest egg in the amount of $5,000. According to the seller, the iPhone cable shaped as an umbilical cord […]
A 3-day-old newborn baby – with its umbilical cord still attached – was found in the woods of Chelyabinsk laying on a pile of leaves, badly bitten by ants, according to Daily Mail. A Russian man left his home in the early morning hours to head off to work. Show More Summary
A newborn is lucky to be alive after she was discarded in the Russian woods shortly after her birth. Found by a man who took a shortcut to work, the tiny three-day old baby was covered in ant bites and still had her umbilical cord attached. The post Newborn Found Abandoned In Remote Russian Forest appeared first on Growing Your Baby.
The first study to assess the long-term developmental outcomes of delayed cord clamping suggests boys may benefit if clamping is delayed by 3 minutes after birth.
A new study reveals that waiting a couple minutes before cutting the umbilical cord after birth could benefit children, especially boys, years later. In most hospitals, doctors clamp down on the cord, the conduit between the child and the mother’s placenta, only minutes after birth. U.S. doctors have conducted this procedure with urgency for decades
The optimal timing for clamping the umbilical cord after birth has been a subject of debate over the past few decades. While evidence exists to support delayed umbilical cord clamping in preterm infants, studies.... The post Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping Linked To Improved Fine-Motor, Social Domains in 4-Year-Olds appeared first on Growing Your Baby.
The importance of the umbilical cord for both the fetus and for newborn infants was demonstrated by researchers several years ago, in a study that received great international acclaim. In a follow-up study, the researchers have now been able to show an association between delayed cord clamping (DCC) and children's fine motor skills at the age of four years, especially in boys.
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Waiting a few minutes to clamp the umbilical cord after birth is tied to better motor and social skills later in childhood - especially for boys, suggests a new study. Delaying cord clamping is already...Show More Summary
It’s not “gross” to eat a human organ that literally exists specifically to provide nutrition to human beings while they’re developing in the uterus.
Since the 1950s, it has been standard practice to clamp the umbilical cord within seconds of a baby being born. It was always done this quickly to reduce the risk of the hormonal injection – given to the mother to stop hemorrhaging –...Show More Summary
A mom was caught on a security camera video last month shockingly abandoning her newborn baby boy, with his umbilical cord still attached, under a streetlamp in Paraiba, Brazil. But despite the heartbreaking beginning to this child’s...Show More Summary
Kahlo depicted herself mourning with tears rolling down her cheeks. At the bottom left, she drew a healthy fetus attached to her by an umbilical cord, suggesting her unfulfilled role as a mother. On the right, an arm holding a heart-shaped...Show More Summary
I am the "father" to my nearly-12-year-old bone marrow "daughter." Twelve years ago, I received a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome. My bone marrow donor was an anonymous baby girl, whose umbilical cord stem cells had been collected and stored and were then transplanted into me because they closely matched my cells. Show More Summary
An umbilical cord is that thing that was connected to you in that place where you’ll now find your belly button, and we all used to have one. Thanks to introductory biology classes, I presume that level of umbilical cord awareness is fairly common. Show More Summary
By Dr. Wise Young When you go to the bank, you deposit money, right? Well, some “banks,” which are actually advanced scientific labs, will “bank” blood – umbilical cord blood. Women deposit their umbilical cord blood immediately after birth, and it’s available for use for any family member. Show More Summary
A newborn baby girl in Guizhou city died 10 days after she was born due to tetanus, which doctors believed she'd contracted through a pair of scissors her father had used to cut her umbilical chord. [ more › ]
When you cut a newborn's umbilical cord, what do you think of? (It's a rhetorical question, btw; I don't want kids but just think about it for a second.) Read more...