MATSUYAMA, Japan - Police on Sunday arrested a doctor and five others suspected of involvement in unauthorized stem cell therapies using blood from umbilical cords and placenta after childbirth.The doctor who heads a clinic in TokyoShow More Summary
Grow Cable is an umbilical cord smartphone cable that pulsates as it charges. The creator says it was designed as social commentary on the growing dependence over smart phones. The cable currently sells for $5,693.95 on Etsy. Read more... More about Iphone, Mashable Video, Japan, Etsy, and Cowboy Hat
A pregnant British mom hopes she and her unborn baby will be the answer to help prolong her ailing brother’s life. Georgina Russell, of Preston, England, said she was desperate to help her brother, Ashley, when doctors diagnosed him with a slow-growing but deadly brain tumor earlier this year, according to the Daily Mail. Georgina […]
Parents are paying huge sums to save umbilical cord blood for future medical treatments, but they may have to wait decades for the investment to pay off
Post by Jordyn Smith. iStock.com/PixelIstanbul Childbirth is an unbelievable experience. Everything about bringing a new life into the world is just as beautiful and magical as it is strange. And sometimes natural but uncommon occurrences like this mom's rare umbilical cord knot happen, which gives the experience an extra element of weirdness. Show More Summary
As countless celebrities champion an organization that destroys the unborn, one actress is standing out as pro-life – by protecting the newborn. Earlier this week, Glamour published an interview with actress Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) by Alex Morris, a contributing editor at New York magazine and Rolling Stone. Show More Summary
New parents in San Francisco can now donate their infant’s umbilical cord blood for use in transplants or medical research. Usable blood is sent to the Cleveland Cord Blood Center in Ohio, where it is stored and placed in a registryShow More Summary
Yesterday I went in for my 19-20 week ultrasound, and got a peek at the wee beast for the second time. Said beastie was very active, yawning/babbling while tugging on the umbilical cord and using hands and feet to smack at the pressure of the offending implement on my abdomen. Here you can see the [...]
Police in Wales are searching for the mother of a newborn girl who was abandoned at a bus stop last week. The Daily Star reports police released a photo of the baby girl who appears to be doing well after a week in the hospital. Daniel Braxton, who was driving by at about 7:15 a.m. […]
After her daughter gave birth at an Idaho hospital, a mother allegedly stole her placenta and umbilical cord in order to conceal any drug use that could have the baby taken away. Read more Comments
(Indiana University) Trace amounts of flame retardants, banned in the US for more than a decade, are still being passed through umbilical cord blood from mothers to their babies, according to new Indiana University research. The chemicals are linked to health concerns including hormone disruption and low birth weight.
Baby was barely kicking as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck three times.
People are posting their lotus birth photos to Instagram, even though doctors say leaving babies attached to their umbilical cords increases infection risk. Lotus Births Are the New Birthing Trend That Is Freaking Doctors Out is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.
The birthing practice known as “lotus birth,” in which parents allow a newborn’s umbilical cord to remain attached to the placenta until the cord breaks naturally, is enjoying some popularity, perhaps especially among those who favor...Show More Summary
Post by Jeanne Sager. The term "lotus birth" sounds peaceful, and it's taking social media by storm... but what is it? Moms who choose lotus birth don't allow for the baby's umbilical cord to be cut or the placenta to be removed immediately after birth. Show More Summary
The abandonment of a newborn in Danbury is putting a renewed focus on Connecticut's Safe Haven law. The baby boy, with its umbilical cord still attached, was found alive Wednesday … Click to Continue »
Experts are skeptical about the neonatal practice of "lotus birth," in which parents opt out of severing their newborn's umbilical cord.
Tests of cells collected from the umbilical cord blood vessel walls at birth can predict death or poor pulmonary outcomes in extremely preterm infants.
Human umbilical cord blood can rejuvenate learning and memory in older mice, according to a new study. The findings could lead to new treatments for age-associated declines in mental ability.
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Tests of cells collected from the umbilical cord blood vessel walls at birth can predict death or poor pulmonary outcomes in extremely preterm infants, say researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.