Tag Archives: Infant

Digital health services highly effective in early infant diagnosis of HIV in Kenya

A digital health system combining online services with text messages is highly effective in early infant diagnosis of HIV according to findings from a cluster-randomised controlled trial in Kenya published in The Lancet HIV. The HIV Infant Tracking System (HITSystem), a novel integrated system, links providers of early infant diagnosis, laboratory technicians and mothers and… Read More »

The New Health Care: The U.S. Is Failing in Infant Mortality, Starting at One Month Old

Another such review examined how the number of prenatal visits affected infant mortality. Seven studies involved more than 60,000 women in countries of varying income. There was no difference in high-income countries in the number of deaths of those who had more or fewer visits (although the number of deaths over all was low). In… Read More »

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome commonly known as SIDS is an infant’s death within one year after birth. For such death to be considered as SIDS, its causes normally remain unexplained even after intensive investigations that include complete autopsy, scene examination as well as review of parent’s or the infant’s clinical history. Historically, the use… Read More »