Immune system of newborn babies is stronger than previously thought

( King’s College London ) Contrary to what was previously thought, newborn immune T cells may have the ability to trigger an inflammatory response to bacteria, according to a new study led by King’s College London. Although their immune system works very differently to that of adults, babies may still be able to mount a strong immune defense, finds the study published in the journal Nature … …read more

Babies forgotten casualty of drug epidemic

As illegal drug use has skyrocketed in Ohio and nationwide, Clark County has seen a growing number of babies who are born addicted. Many have to be weaned off the drugs for weeks with doses of methadone, morphine or phenobarbital, and require extended hospital stays that drive up the cost of medical care. Ashley Sherrock’s daughter was born six weeks early, she appeared drunk and screamed … …read more

Hundreds of babies possibly exposed to TB at Texas Hospital

(Reuters) – More than 700 newborns and 40 employees of a Texas hospital may have been exposed to a worker who had an active case of the sometimes-deadly tuberculosis, health officials said on Friday. The employee, working in a nursery at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, interacted with patients for months before later being diagnosed with the disease, the El Paso Department of Public … …read more