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How to Keep Your Sleeping Newborn Baby Safe


Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexpected death of a baby where no cause is found. – The Lullaby Trust

Unfortunately, there are no symptoms of SIDS and no warning, which means that ensuring safe sleeping of your newborn is vital to reduce the risk of them suffering from SIDS. This article is going to look at 7 things you can do to help keep your sleeping newborn safe.

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Heart Muscle Cells Created From Stem Cells Beat in Sync

A group of researchers form Rutgers University has made a significant breakthrough using stem cells that could lead to a treatment for a life-threatening heart condition. The discovery could help patients with damaged hearts heal themselves, reducing the need for heart bypass surgery and heart transplants. The research was recently published in the journal Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology.

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8 Ways to Take Care of Yourself during Pregnancy

Whether you’re already pregnant, or are planning to have a baby soon, there are some important things to remember in order to take care of yourself during pregnancy. Making these a top priority throughout the nine months will ensure the health of both you and your baby.

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4 Useful Tips When Choosing a Family Cord Blood Bank

Cord blood banking is a topic being discussed more often by physicians and expectant parents. The vast array of information online can be difficult to sift through. Being presented with a lot of information at a short time can be very overwhelming and you might get confused about the different options available for you.

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Basic Newborn Sleep Guide from Birth to 3 Months for New Parents

In the first few weeks of your baby’s life, they’re going to be sleeping a lot, approximately 16-17 hours each day. During this vital time of development, it’s important to understand your newborn’s sleep routine, so take a look at this newborn sleep guide.

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Progress in Stem Cell Transplant for Multiple Sclerosis

A preliminary study recently published in JAMA shows that a hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) may be better at treating highly active relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis (MS) than traditional drug treatments. This study is the first to test the use of HSCT on this form of MS.

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Expectant Parents Guide to Prenatal Testing During Pregnancy

When it comes to the health and well-being of our unborn children, it’s safe to say that as mothers we would give our lives for our children and would do absolutely anything within our power to help ensure that our children are as fit, healthy, and well looked after as we possibly can. Pregnancy is a wild ride that lasts for an average of 9 months, and during that time there will almost certainly be a fair few ups and downs.

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Simple Guide to Cord Tissue Banking for Expectant Parents

Umbilical cord tissue banking is a service we offer at Cells4Life in addition to cord blood banking. This involves collecting a piece of the umbilical cord at the time of birth, after the cord has been cut away and the cord blood is collected. Here’s a short article to help expectants learn more about cord tissue banking.

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5 Common Toddler Sleep Problems & How to Deal with Them


There’s a high number of toddlers who find it difficult to settle down at night and many who will still wakeup before morning. All toddlers are different and so many parents might not have to deal with these issues, but for those who do, it can be frustrating and exhausting for both you and your child. This article will look at 5 of the most common toddler sleep problems and some solutions on how to deal with them.

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Stem Cell Research to Regrow Heart Muscle Tissue after a Heart Attack

Researchers are using stem cells to develop treatments that can help patients regrow tissue in a field called regenerative medicine. One of the latest breakthroughs in this field has come from researchers in the United States who used stem cells to regrow heart muscle tissue after a heart attack. These findings may help patients recover from heart attacks more easily.

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7 Essential Beauty Tips for Pregnant Women

During pregnancy, every woman goes through an alarming amount of hormonal changes and for some, this can play havoc with their beauty regime. Learning to deal with those hormonal changes and the effect it has on your skin and body will be important.

Every pregnancy is different and that also means that every woman’s hormonal change will also be different, but what can you do to keep on top of it? This blog post is going to look at 7 essential beauty tips for pregnant women.

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8 Questions to Ask Your Cord Blood Banking Specialist

Did you just finished your research on the internet about cord blood banking and now would like to schedule an appointment with a specialist to learn more? Here are some of the most important questions that you need to ask the cord blood banking representative:

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New Parents' Guide to Safe Co-Sleeping with Your Baby

Many new parents decide to bed-share with their baby. This is very common and can make things easier when it comes to night-time feedings, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t without risk. This article is going to look at how you can ensure safe co-sleeping with your baby.

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Scientists Transform Human Stem Cells into Insulin-Producing Cells

In a world-first, a group of researchers from UC San Francisco have managed to turn human stem cells into mature insulin-producing cells. This is a major breakthrough which could lead to a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

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17 Interesting Facts about Pregnancy You Should Know

Having a child growing inside you is one of life’s many wonders. Apart from the nausea and dizzy spells, the incessant use of the bathroom and steady weight gain, there are lots of other interesting facts about pregnancy you should know especially if you are a first-time mum-to-be:

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Public & Private Cord Blood Banking: Pros & Cons

Cord blood banking or cord blood storage refers to saving your baby's precious umbilical cord blood which could potentially help him or her if ever it is needed in the future. For expectant parents who are interested in banking the cord blood, it is important to learn the differences between private cord blood storage and public cord blood donation. To help you make a more educated selection, here are the benefits as well as the disadvantages of both public and private cord blood storage:

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Effective Ways to Make Your Newborn Sleep

We all hear how the only thing babies do is eat and sleep when they come home, but some parents are finding the opposite to be true. Your baby was warm, cozy, always fed and safe inside your womb. Imagine coming from that environment into this cold, uncertain world. This can be a lot for a newborn to process, so sometimes they may have trouble sleeping, and they don't feel as secure as they did inside the mother's womb. Here are some effective ways to make your newborn sleep well:

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Stem Cells Provide Greater Insight into Rotator Cuff Disease

Located in the shoulder, the rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that stabilise the joint. Many people suffer from rotator cuff injuries each year, usually as a result of a sporting injury or accident. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to recover form this kind of injury.  As the rotator cuff heals, fat deposits accumulate within the rotator cuff muscles, resulting in muscular atrophy and weakness.

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