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Early treatment of HIV proves successful for US infant

On March 4th 2013 the news broke that a baby, born in rural Mississippi, had been cured of the HIV virus. This amazing claim came after a lengthy period of treatment and recovery. The infant girl, now 2 and a half years old, has since been tested by a number of doctors since the conclusion [...]

By | 2017-05-18T20:19:12+00:00 March 21st, 2013|Babies|Comments Off on Early treatment of HIV proves successful for US infant

New guidelines allow Caesarean birth choice

New guidelines from the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has indicated that women who ask for a Caesarean section should be allowed it, even if there is no medical need. Caesarean sections account for approximately 25% of births in the England and are more costly than a planned vaginal birth. It is [...]

By | 2011-11-28T09:13:46+00:00 November 28th, 2011|Babies|Comments Off on New guidelines allow Caesarean birth choice

Oximeters could save newborn babies’ lives

Testing the oxygen levels in the blood of a newborn baby could help save the lives of those born with congenital heart defects. About one out of every 145 newborn babies can be affected by congenital heart defects. Unborn babies are currently screened for heart defects, such as valve defects and holes in the heart, [...]

By | 2011-08-08T10:23:38+00:00 August 8th, 2011|Babies|Comments Off on Oximeters could save newborn babies’ lives