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Early milk feeds safe, beneficial in preterm growth-restricted babies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – It’s safe and beneficial to start small volumes of milk feeds early, between 24 and 48 hours after birth, in babies who are both preterm and growth-restricted, as long as they are not clinically sick and unstable, according to a large study conducted in 54 hospitals in...

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Curbed chemotherapy effective in Down Syndrome leukemia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Reduced-dose chemotherapy in children with Down syndrome (DS) associated acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome effectively maintains survival, researchers report in a March 5th on-line paper in Cancer. Those under the age of 4 years benefit most. “This...

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The case for empiric antifungal therapy for invasive candidiasis in preemies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Empiric therapy in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants with invasive Candida infections is associated with improved outcomes (less death and neurodevelopmental impairment), according to retrospective data from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child...