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9-year-old girl called ‘guardian angel’ after finding abandoned newborn in Indiana

A 9-year-old Indiana girl playing outside found an abandoned newborn "miracle baby" with umbilical cord still attached in good condition near her home.

Umbilical cord patch could be method for fetal spina bifida repair

A patch made from cryopreserved human umbilical cord may be a novel method for treating spina bifida in utero, according to scientists.

UTHealth researchers: Umbilical cord patch could be method for fetal spina bifida repair

HOUSTON - (July 11, 2016) - A patch made from cryopreserved human umbilical cord may be a novel method for treating spina bifida in utero, according to researchers at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Show More Summary

Newborn Baby Survives Her Mother’s Attempt to Strangle Her and Flush Her Down the Toilet

A mother, whose newborn baby girl miraculously survived her mother’s attempt to strangle her using the baby’s umbilical cord, has been sentenced to five years in jail. After the woman, identified only as Soraya Y. delivered the baby in a Munich airport toilet last July, she attempted to flush the child down the toilet, thinking […]

Woman Strangled Newborn Baby With Her Own Umbilical Cord and Flushed Her Down the Toilet

A baby girl in Germany faced a harrowing experience during her first moments outside the womb when her mother tried to strangle her and flush her down an airport toilet. The Daily Mail reports the infant girl survived, and her mother recently was sentenced to five years in jail for the crime. The baby’s mother, […]

Leonard Fournette’s fatherhood had a tough start, but it’s become a beautiful thing

The LSU running back has forged a beautiful bond with a daughter who came by surprise. Leonard Fournette’s daughter, Lyric, was born five weeks premature in January 2015. She was born with the umbilical cord choking her by the neck, and she ate from a tube for the first week of her life. Show More Summary

Stem cells from umbilical cord blood may help treat eczema

A new study suggests that treatment with stem cells from umbilical cord blood might be an effective therapy for patients with moderate-to-severe eczema, or atopic dermatitis. For the clinical trial, 34 patients were randomly assigned to receive a low dose or high dose of the cells subcutaneously. Show More Summary

Mississippi woman wins court order allowing her to eat her own placenta

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

After giving birth to her child, Jordan Thiering is planning on consuming her own placenta, the organ that develops in a woman’s uterus during pregnancy and connects to the fetus’ umbilical cord. Placentas provide babies with nourishment during their time in the womb, and Thiering believes it can...

Antidepressant use during pregnancy may lengthen umbilical cord

Umbilical cords of children whose mothers used selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors during pregnancy may be longer than umbilical cords of other newborn children, shows a new study. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, SSRIs, are commonly prescribed antidepressants, and this is the first time their association with umbilical cord length was observed.

The World's Longest Umbilical Cord: A Mother's Day Special

Dedicated mothers often wonder -- as do dedicated fathers -- how can I become a better parent? With that goal in mind -- for this Mother's Day -- I offer you the gift-wrapped parenting wisdom of Julie Lythcott-Haims and the story ofShow More Summary

Global Health: Fight to Prevent a Newborn Infection Receives a Lift

3 months agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

A gel to prevent infections in umbilical cord stumps was endorsed by the European Medicines Agency, a key step to distribution in poor countries.

Donated Umbilical Cord Blood Saved My Wife's Life

It was in the first days of January 2013 that we found that my wife could have leukemia. Our daughter was 3 years old, and my wife, Mai, was 15 weeks pregnant for the second time. For about a month she couldn't get rid of her cough -- something that didn't really worry us. Show More Summary

An overfed fetus may become an overweight adolescent

Boston, MA-- Higher levels of blood markers in the umbilical cord indicate that the baby has more fat and may continue having more fat into late childhood and adolescence, new research suggests. The results will be presented in a poster...Show More Summary

Group Calls Out Wisconsin Congressman Whose ‘Concern for Life Ends’ When ‘the Umbilical Cord Is Cut’

In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda launched an ad campaign to call out Rep. Sean Duffy’s (R-WI) suggestion that members of the Congressional Black Caucus aren’t “standing up for their communities” if...Show More Summary

Abandoned Baby Girl With Her Umbilical Cord Still Attached Found Abandoned on Front Lawn

There’s another heartbreaking case of potential infanticide, this time in the state of Arizona. News reports indicate a baby girl with her umbilical cord still attached has been found on the front yard of a home in Arizona. When discovered, the baby carrier sat on top of the irrigation box in their front yard, covered […]

Umbilical blood cells kill cancer quicker than adult cells

Blood cells from donated umbilical cords fight leukaemia far better than adult blood, suggesting we've underestimated the power of the fetal immune response

Study on use of umbilical cord vs. biocellulose film for antenatal spina bifida repair

ATLANTA (Feb. 1, 2016)--In a study to be presented on Feb. 5 in an oral plenary session at 8 a.m. EST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting™, in Atlanta, researchers will present findings from a study titled, Cryopreserved Human Umbilical Cord (HUC) vs. Biocellulose Film (BCF) for Antenatal Spina Bifida Repair. read more

Horrified Churchgoers Discover Newborn Baby Dumped in Drain With His Umbilical Cord Still Attached

When churchgoers in Malaysia heard small cries near their building, they thought a kitten was stuck in a drain. As they walked closer, much to their surprise, the churchgoers discovered a newborn baby boy with his umbilical cord still attached inside a plastic bag near the drain, The Daily Mail reported Monday. The news report […]

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