Hospital infection in pregnancy tied to higher risk of autism

A new study finds that hospital-diagnosed bacterial infections in pregnancy are associated with a higher risk of autism spectrum disorders.Researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research report their findings in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Inhaling hypertonic saline decreases hospital admissions in children with bronchiolitis

Infants with bronchiolitis who were treated with inhaled hypertonic saline in the emergency department (ED) were less likely to require admission to the hospital compared to infants treated with normal saline. Bronchiolitis is a respiratory infection common in infants and young children that results in approximately 150,000 hospitalizations each year, with an estimated cost of […]

Random things moms have packed in their hospital bags

by Leah Speer posted in Mom Stories Looking back some 4 years ago, I’d have to say the most random thing in my hospital bag was my laptop and a couple of text books; I was planning on using my “spare time” to finish a paper I was writing for school. Funny enough, I did… […]

Changes in hospital orders increase pertussis immunization rates

Changing the hospital orders for women who have just delivered a child led to a 69% increase in the new mothers’ pertussis vaccination rate, providing protection for themselves and their newborns against the disease, commonly known as whooping cough, according to a study in the March issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. […]

Are Californian women being over-charged for hospital births?

A new study has examined Californian hospital bills and found that there are dramatic discrepancies in how much a woman giving birth can expect to be charged.Childbirth is the most common reason for hospitalization – in California alone more than half a million women give birth in the hospital every year. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News […]