13 Amazing Medical Breakthroughs Of 2018

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Troubled infants: A robotic bassinet helps soothe babies (and moms)

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Life with a newborn is anything but easy. The SNOO, an AI-assisted robotic bassinet that responds to a baby’s cries with different stages of comforting rocking and sounds—the company says it’s like having an extra caregiver around. Developed by sleep specialist Harvey Karp, MD, the SNOO is currently being studied to prevent and treat postpartum depression by improving a mother’s sleep. What’s more, at the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital and South Shore Hospital in Boston, SNOO is also being studied as a tool to help wean and soothe infants with withdrawal after being born to opioid-addicted mothers. “The use of non-pharmacologic tools like the SNOO bed can play a huge role in soothing NAS babies to the point where the baby may not need treatment,” says Brittany Vandecar, NICU nurse at the University of Kentucky Hospital. Next, check out 50 weight-loss breakthroughs doctors wish you knew about.

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