Aquarium Pump CPAP Saves Lives

Students from Rice University in Houston, Texas, have designed a very low cost CPAP machine using aquarium pumps. Their device has increased the survival rate of infants with respiratory distress from 44% to 71% in Malawi, the country with the highest premature birth […]

Volunteer Cuddlers Boost Preemie Health

It’s well established that newborns benefit from touch. But in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) it’s more difficult to give newborns the nurturing contact they need because of the wires, equipment and incubators helping them survive. That’s where the cuddlers come in. […]

Premature Birth Linked to Higher Insulin Levels in Children

Babies born prematurely may suffer an increased risk of diabetes later in life, according to research conducted at Johns Hopkins University. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, surveyed data on 1,358 babies whose insulin levels were checked at birth and […]

Preemature Birth May Raise Risk of Adult Heart Trouble

Adults who were premature babies may be at higher risk for heart problems according to a new study published in the journal Circulation.

Researchers tracked 102 premature babies from birth into their 20s, and compared them to 132 people born at full term. They found that […]

Is Silence Golden in the NICU?

In the NICU was it quiet or noisy? Were your babies in private rooms or not? Keep reading to see what research is showing about the amount of noise beneficial.  Does this apply at home also?

In the NICU, maybe not all silence is golden. A […]

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