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- Parental Rudeness May Compromise NICU Care, Study Finds. NICU medical teams who were treated rudely by mothers in simulated emergency situations performed worse in diagnosing medical conditions, creating treatment plans, and sharing information and workload compared with situations in which mothers made neutral remarks, according to a study in Pediatrics.
- Many Drugs Not Approved for Newborns, Says Researcher. Up to 90% of medications given to newborns are not approved by the FDA for use in neonates, due in most part to a lack of clinical trials involving infants. Dr. Jonathan Davis of Tufts Medical Center is conducting several clinical trials and helping others do the same.
- Pediatrics Group Offers Recommendations for Safe Milk Donor. The American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement in Pediatrics saying that human donor milk is safe for infants as long as donors are screened and the milk is appropriately collected, stored, and pasteurized.