Baby Cuddling Brings Comfort to NICU Patients

Baby Cuddling Brings Comfort to NICU Patients

One of the most stressful events a parent can experience is having to leave their child at the hospital. A premature baby will spend time in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU), for many different reasons and cuddling can bring comfort to these tiny patients. While in the NICU they are cared for by some of […]

Breastfeeding: Is it Really Helpful?

Breastfeeding: Is it Really Helpful?

A new study from Ohio State University suggests many long-term benefits previously attributed to breastfeeding might actually be attributed to other causes. The American Academy of Pediatrics along with the World Health Organization recommends somewhere around six months of exclusive breastfeeding for all infants. Researchers from Ohio claim the better health seen in breastfed infants […]

Fetal DNA Test Outperforms Standard Prenatal Testing for Down Syndrome

Fetal DNA Test Outperforms Standard Prenatal Testing for Down Syndrome

A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine in February 2014 reveals the fact that a fetal DNA test outperforms standard prenatal testing for Down syndrome and other common disorders. According to the new research, the non-invasive method is ten times better in predicting cases of Down syndrome than ultrasound screening or […]