Jaundiced view

日期:2017-12-22 06:19:18 作者:司城蜀 阅读:

Newborn babies must replace their entire blood supply within their first few days. If the haemoglobin from their fetal blood does not break down fast enough, a pigment called bilirubin can build up, causing jaundice and possibly brain damage. The treatment is to expose the babies to ultraviolet light. Nappies (diapers) block UV, so Patricia Millner, a nurse at Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania, has designed one made of a swimsuit fabric that allows 87 per cent of the UV through. This cuts by a third the time babies must spend under hot UV lights. So far,