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Newborn Screening Tests Approved...

MONDAY, Feb. 6, 2017 -- A set of screening tests designed to detect four rare metabolic disorders in newborns has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The "Seeker" system of diagnostics is designed to screen for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type 1, Pompe, Gaucher and Fabry. Th...

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Pediatricians Say No to Wearable Smartphone Baby Monitors...
SOURCES: Christopher Bonafide, M.D., Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Rachel Moon, M.D., chairwoman, American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on SIDS and head, pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Va.; Owlet Baby Care, statement, Jan. 20, 2017; Jan. 24/31, 2017, Journal of the American Medical Association

TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2017 -- Parents should think twice before buying "smart" clothing with vital signs monitors to keep tabs on their baby's health, pediatricians recommend.

A new class of home baby monitor has come to the market. Electronic sensors attached to socks, onesies, buttons and s...

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Preemies Bombarded With Noise in First Weeks of Life...
SOURCE: Washington University in St. Louis, news release, Feb. 8, 2017

THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 2017 -- Hospitals are noisy -- maybe too noisy for the tiniest patients, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that premature infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are exposed to potentially harmful noise levels -- sometimes twice the maximum levels recommen...

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