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Identifying the biological clock that governs female fertility

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Photo: man and woman waiting for the result of a pregnancy test [29/10/2014] Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have identified the biological clock that governs female fertility. The discovery represents a major contribution to research aimed at finding medical approaches to treating infertility in women.Identifying the biological clock that governs female fertility - Read more

Families with an autistic child are a third less likely to have more kids

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Photo: Parents playing with their daughter [02/07/2014] Parents who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are about one third less likely to have more children than families without an affected child, according to a study led by a UC San Francisco researcher.Families with an autistic child are a third less likely to have more kids - Read more

Endocrine disruptors impair human sperm function

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Photo: Woman buying bottled water [16/05/2014] Ultraviolet filters, preservatives, and plasticizers may be responsible for fertility problems: A plethora of endocrine-disrupting chemicals interfere with human sperm function in a way that may have a negative impact on fertilization.Endocrine disruptors impair human sperm function - Read more

Infants: New Disease Gene for Early Infantile Epilepsy Found

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Photo: Structure of the HCN1 channel [30/04/2014] A severe form of epilepsy in infants is caused by hitherto unknown mutations of the HCN1 ion channel. The changes in the genetic material are de novo mutations, i. e. they are not present in the parents. This is reported by a German-French research team. Infants: New Disease Gene for Early Infantile Epilepsy Found - Read more

Pregnancy: Women Who Gain too Much Or too Little Weight at Risk for Having an Overweight Child

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Photo: Child with glasses [16/04/2014] Gaining both too much or too little weight during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of having an overweight or obese child, according to a Kaiser Permanente study.Pregnancy: Women Who Gain too Much Or too Little Weight at Risk for Having an Overweight Child - Read more

Climate: Heat Waves Reduce Length of Pregnancy

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Photo: Pregnant woman in the sun [04/04/2014] When temperatures reach 32°C or higher over a period of four to seven days, the risk of early-term delivery is 27 percent higher than on typical summer days, according to a study led by Nathalie Auger of the University of Montreal’s Department of Social and Preventive Medicine.Climate: Heat Waves Reduce Length of Pregnancy - Read more

Physical Activity: When Mothers are Active So Are Their Children

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Photo: Mother and child [24/03/2014] Parents are strong influences in the lives of young children, with patterns of behaviour established in the early years laying the foundation for future choices. A new study suggests that, when it comes to levels of physical activity, it is mothers who set (or don't set) the pace. Physical Activity: When Mothers are Active So Are Their Children - Read more

Study: Detection of Down Syndrome during Pregnancy Improves for Younger Women

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Photo: Girl with Down Syndrome [12/02/2014] New figures from the National Down Syndrome Cytogenetic Register (NDSCR) based at Queen Mary University of London, reveal the proportion of Down syndrome cases diagnosed antenatally has increased in younger women. Furthermore, Down syndrome diagnoses are occurring earlier in pregnancy for women of all ages.Study: Detection of Down Syndrome during Pregnancy Improves for Younger Women - Read more

Brain Development: Pivotal Role of the Stem Cell Environment

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Photo: Stem cells [07/02/2014] Max Planck researchers explain why iodine deficiency during pregnancy may have disastrous consequences. Brain Development: Pivotal Role of the Stem Cell Environment - Read more

Birth: How Much Does it Cost to Have a Baby in a Hospital?

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Photo: Baby in a suit holding a dollar [17/01/2014] Women giving birth in California can face a huge cost difference in their hospital bills, according to a new UC San Francisco study. Birth: How Much Does it Cost to Have a Baby in a Hospital? - Read more

USA: Exposures to Some Phthalates Fall After Federal Ban

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Photo: Baby and baby bottle [15/01/2014] Americans are being exposed to significantly lower levels of some phthalates that were banned from children's articles in 2008, but exposures to other forms of these chemicals are rising steeply, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.USA: Exposures to Some Phthalates Fall After Federal Ban - Read more

Brain: Chemical Ratios Help Predict Developmental Delays in Preterm Infants

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Photo: Brain of infant [17/12/2013] Researchers have identified a potential biomarker for predicting whether a premature infant is at high risk for motor development problems, according to a new study.Brain: Chemical Ratios Help Predict Developmental Delays in Preterm Infants - Read more

Pertussis: Teen Vaccinations

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Photo: Child with doctor [21/10/2013] Widespread vaccination of adolescents for pertussis was associated with lower rates of infant hospitalizations for the respiratory infection than would have been expected had teens not been inoculated according to new research.Pertussis: Teen Vaccinations - Read more

Pregnancy: Effect of Air Pollution and Psychological Distress

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Photo: Pregnant Woman [07/10/2013] Maternal psychological distress combined with exposure to air pollution during pregnancy have an adverse impact on the child's behavioural development, according to researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health. Pregnancy: Effect of Air Pollution and Psychological Distress - Read more

New Study: Fewer Unnecessary Early Deliveries

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Photo: Newborn [10/04/2013] A new study shows that multistate, hospital-based quality improvement programs can be remarkably effective at reducing early elective deliveries of babies.New Study: Fewer Unnecessary Early Deliveries - Read more

Influenza: Pandemic Vaccine No Danger to Unborn

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Photo: Pregnancy [17/01/2013] Pregnant women who were vaccinated against pandemic influenza in 2009 were not at increased risk of experiencing fetal death. However, pregnant women who contracted influenza had an increased risk of fetal death.Influenza: Pandemic Vaccine No Danger to Unborn - Read more

Preeclampsia: A Significant Long-term Health Risk

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[06/09/2012] Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have determined that preeclampsia is a significant risk factor for long-term health issues, such as chronic hypertension and hospitalizations later in life.Preeclampsia: A Significant Long-term Health Risk - Read more

Nutrition: Improved Sperm DNA Quality in Older Men

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[28/08/2012] A new study led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that a healthy intake of micronutrients is strongly associated with improved sperm DNA quality in older men. In younger men, however, a higher intake of micronutrients did not improve their sperm DNA.Nutrition: Improved Sperm DNA Quality in Older Men - Read more

New Insights: Stress and Pregnancy

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[03/07/2012] Expectant mothers who dealt with the strain of a hurricane or major tropical storm passing nearby during their pregnancy had children who were at elevated risk for abnormal health conditions at birth, according to a study led by a Princeton University researcher that offers new insights into the effects of stress on pregnancy. New Insights: Stress and Pregnancy - Read more

Mothers with HIV: Risk of Hearing Loss for Children

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[29/06/2012] Children exposed to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the womb may be more likely to experience hearing loss by age 16 than their unexposed peers, according to scientists in a National Institutes of Health research network.Mothers with HIV: Risk of Hearing Loss for Children - Read more

Premature Babies: Antioxidant Can Reduce Blindness Risk

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[18/06/2012] A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital suggests that the antioxidant, rhSOD (recombinant human Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase), reduces the risk of developing Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in extremely low gestational age newborns.Premature Babies: Antioxidant Can Reduce Blindness Risk - Read more

Prenatal Medicine - Safely Through Pregnancy

Providing the best conditions for the unborn life - that is the goal of prenatal medicine. However, a lot of questions have to be considered, because a diagnosis does not always offer an opportunity for therapy.Prenatal Medicine - Safely Through Pregnancy - Read more

Postnatal Depression: Blood Test Could Show Womens' Risks

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[10/05/2012] Researchers at Warwick Medical School have discovered a way of identifying which women are most at risk of postnatal depression (PND) by checking for specific genetic variants. The findings could lead to the development of a simple, accurate blood test which checks for the likelihood of developing the condition.Postnatal Depression: Blood Test Could Show Womens' Risks - Read more

German Crisis Pregnancy Act: "The understanding for the respective other side is missing in part"

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[02/05/2012] For some time, the German Crisis Pregnancy Act that regulates the information and advice for the prenatal diagnosis in special cases, for example evidence of damage to the physical and mental health of the unborn child, is integrated into the German day-to-day practise. However, slowly, criticism is growing on the part of physicians. Bureaucracy and the daily workload seems to be increasing.German Crisis Pregnancy Act: "The understanding for the respective other side is missing in part" - Read more

The Agony of Choice: Prenatal Screening

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[02/05/2012] Nuchal translucency screening, amniocentesis, placenta biopsy – there are many choices in diagnostic procedures during pregnancy. Oftentimes however, women feel overwhelmed by the many different options. The question at hand is: what do I need to know and what do I want to know?The Agony of Choice: Prenatal Screening - Read more

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program: ”It was and is our aspiration to structure residency training and education“

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[02/05/2012] What can future medical specialists expect during the time of their training and education, which areas will they have gotten to know and what quality is attached to the apprenticeship. Depending on the hospital and location in Germany, this question has to be answered differently. Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program: ”It was and is our aspiration to structure residency training and education“ - Read more

Babies: Caloric Moderation Can Reverse Low Birth Weight and Obesity

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[04/04/2012] Babies who are born small have a tendency to put on weight during childhood and adolescence if allowed free access to calories. However, a new animal model study at University of California Los Angeles found when small babies were placed on a diet of moderately regulated calories during infancy, the propensity of becoming obese decreased.Babies: Caloric Moderation Can Reverse Low Birth Weight and Obesity - Read more

Preemies: “The anatomical maturation of the lung makes a gas exchange possible after the 22nd week of pregnancy at the earliest“

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[02/04/2012] In the event of a premature delivery, the lung of a newborn child is often not able to assume its function. One reason for this: it lacks a tenside called surfactant (surface active agent), that makes sure that the lungs don’t stick together during the breathing process. MEDICA.de spoke to Professor Peter Bartmann, Director of Neonatology at University Hospital Bonn, on how preemies can be helped.Preemies: “The anatomical maturation of the lung makes a gas exchange possible after the 22nd week of pregnancy at the earliest“ - Read more

Blood Pressure: Insight into Pregnancy-induced Hypertension

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[23/03/2012] Researchers of Cleveland Clinic have identified an enzyme linked to pregnancy-induced hypertension – also known as pre-eclampsia – a pregnancy complication characterised by high blood pressure and swelling due to fluid retention. The findings could be used to better screen for – and treat – this condition.Blood Pressure: Insight into Pregnancy-induced Hypertension - Read more

Asthma: Breastfeeding is Good for the lungs

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[03/02/2012] Breastfeeding is associated with improved lung function at school age, particularly in children of asthmatic mothers, according to a new study from researchers in Switzerland and the United Kingdom.Asthma: Breastfeeding is Good for the lungs - Read more

Children: Gestational Diabetes and Low Socioeconomic Status Raise Risk of ADHD

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[03/01/2012] In the first study of its kind, researchers at Queens College and Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that low socioeconomic status (SES) and maternal gestational diabetes together may cause a 14-fold increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in six year olds.Children: Gestational Diabetes and Low Socioeconomic Status Raise Risk of ADHD - Read more

Sexualised Violence in War: “We offer traumatised women holistic support“

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[22/12/2011] Sexual violence against women is a taboo subject in many countries around the world. Especially in war zones and regions of conflict, violence and rape is a part of the horrific and traumatizing every day experience of women and girls. The victims are being ignored in society and rarely find support and sympathy for their situation.Sexualised Violence in War: “We offer traumatised women holistic support“ - Read more

Preeclampsia: Early Detection and Immediate Treatment

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[21/10/2011] A blood test can help to assess whether a pregnant woman who suffers from pregnancy-induced hypertension, so-called preeclampsia, is at risk for an imminent delivery. This knowledge can be used to determine the due date as well as avoid complications for mother and child. This report scientists at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.Preeclampsia: Early Detection and Immediate Treatment - Read more

Cerebral Cortex: Does a Bigger Brain Make for a Smarter Child in Babies Born Prematurely?

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[14/10/2011] New research suggests the growth rate of the brain’s cerebral cortex in babies born prematurely may predict how well they are able to think, speak, plan and pay attention later in childhood. The cerebral cortex is the outer layer of the brain covering the cerebrum, and is responsible for cognitive functions, such as language, memory, attention and thought.Cerebral Cortex: Does a Bigger Brain Make for a Smarter Child in Babies Born Prematurely? - Read more

Maternal Mortality: “Every mother who dies due to pregnancy or giving birth is one too many”

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[10/10/2011] Celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Heidi Klum show us how it’s done: Pregnancy and birth are celebrated like a lifestyle event. Pregnancy while working 60 hours a week? No problem. Return directly after birth lithe and lissom to work? Not only for models a must.Maternal Mortality: “Every mother who dies due to pregnancy or giving birth is one too many” - Read more

Low-fat Yogurt: Intake When Pregnant may Lead to Child Asthma and Hay Fever

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[19/09/2011] Eating low-fat yoghurt whilst pregnant can increase the risk of your child developing asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever), according to recent findings.Low-fat Yogurt: Intake When Pregnant may Lead to Child Asthma and Hay Fever - Read more

Discovery: Key to Help Women Fight Infections During Pregnancy

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[25/07/2011] By manipulating an immune suppressive cell type, researchers believe women will be able to more efficiently fight off prenatal infections.Discovery: Key to Help Women Fight Infections During Pregnancy - Read more

Twin Study: Diet Can Influence Course of Macular Degeneration

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[07/07/2011] Eating a diet high in vitamin D, as well as the nutrients betaine and methionine, might help reduce the risk of macular degeneration, according to new research conducted by Tufts Medical Center scientists. Twin Study: Diet Can Influence Course of Macular Degeneration - Read more

Finding: Early Embryos Can Correct Genetic Abnormalities

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[07/07/2011] Professor William G. Kearns told the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology that a three-day-old embryo with an incorrect number of chromosomes was capable of undergoing "a dynamic process of genetic normalisation" so that by day five, when it had developed to the blastocyst stage, it had become euploid, with the correct number of chromosomes.Finding: Early Embryos Can Correct Genetic Abnormalities - Read more

Stepped-up: Vaccine Series for Hepatitis B during Pregnancy

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[30/06/2011] A new study conducted by a team of researchers of medicine and biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), sheds light on a possible new approach to treat the bone marrow disease known as myelofibrosis by inhibiting an enzyme that connects extracellular fibers. Stepped-up: Vaccine Series for Hepatitis B during Pregnancy - Read more

Doctorate in Midwifery: “Tough women who know exactly what they want“

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[08/06/2011] During pregnancy and childbirth, midwives are irreplaceable attachment figures for expectant mothers. That’s why it makes no sense that their position in society is disputed more and more, by paying them poorly and making their profession unnecessarily expensive through horrendous liability insurance premiums. Doctorate in Midwifery: “Tough women who know exactly what they want“ - Read more

Fetal Programming: Disease Risk Depends on Parental Gender

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[06/06/2011] Overexposure to stress hormones in the womb can program the potential for adverse health effects in those children and the next generation, but effects vary depending on whether the mother or father transmits them, a new animal study suggests. Fetal Programming: Disease Risk Depends on Parental Gender - Read more

Gestational Diabetes: Weight Gain Between First and Second Pregnancies Increases Risk

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[01/06/2011] Compared with women whose weight remained stable, body mass index gains between the first and second pregnancy were associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus in the second pregnancy. But losing weight between the first and second pregnancies appeared to reduce GDM risk in a second pregnancy, particularly for women who were overweight or obese to begin with.Gestational Diabetes: Weight Gain Between First and Second Pregnancies Increases Risk - Read more

Fetuses: Why some children are harmed by mother's alcohol, but others aren't

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[01/04/2011] Exposure to alcohol in the womb doesn't affect all fetuses equally. Why does one woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy give birth to a child with physical, behavioural or learning problems - known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder - while another woman who also drinks has a child without these problems?Fetuses: Why some children are harmed by mother's alcohol, but others aren't - Read more

'Pre-Baby Blues': Due to Lack of Support From Partner

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[14/03/2011] Pregnancy is meant to be a joyous time however some women experience overwhelming 'baby blues' before the birth of their child. Anxiety and depression during pregnancy can result in premature birth, or low birth weight, and impact the child's health into early school years. New research shows that a bad relationship is the strongest predictor of maternal emotional distress.'Pre-Baby Blues': Due to Lack of Support From Partner - Read more

New Study: Lead Exposure May Affect Blood Pressure during Pregnancy

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[04/02/2011] Even minute amounts of lead may take a toll on pregnant women. Although the levels of lead in the women’s blood remained far below thresholds set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, women carrying more lead had significantly higher blood pressure. New Study: Lead Exposure May Affect Blood Pressure during Pregnancy - Read more

Atopic Dermatitis: Lower Occurrence Thanks to Farm Animals and Cats

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[03/12/2010] Children whose mothers are exposed to farm animals and cats are better protected against atopic dermatitis and are less likely to develop this painful inflammation of the skin in their first two years of life.Atopic Dermatitis: Lower Occurrence Thanks to Farm Animals and Cats - Read more

Pregnancy: Perinatal Bisphenol-A Exposure May Affect Fertility

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[03/12/2010] Exposure to a ubiquitous environmental chemical during pregnancy may impair reproductive capacity of female offspring, according to a study. Pregnancy: Perinatal Bisphenol-A Exposure May Affect Fertility - Read more

Early Urine Test: Predicting Pregnancy Complication

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[25/11/2010] Research has provided a new advance in predicting a potentially serious pregnancy complication.Early Urine Test: Predicting Pregnancy Complication - Read more

Childhood Asthma: Paracetamol Use in Pregnancy

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[11/11/2010] Evidence suggesting that the risk of childhood asthma associated with prenatal paracetamol exposure may depend on antioxidant genes in the mother has been found by a team of UK scientists. Childhood Asthma: Paracetamol Use in Pregnancy - Read more

Allergies and Wheezing Illnesses: Determination in the Womb

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[27/10/2010] A child’s chances of developing allergies or wheezing is related to how he or she grew at vital stages in the womb, according to scientists from the University of Southampton.Allergies and Wheezing Illnesses: Determination in the Womb - Read more

Pregnancy: Short And Long Sleep Linked to High Blood Pressure

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[04/10/2010] A study found that getting too little or too much sleep in early pregnancy is associated with elevated blood pressure in the third trimester. The study suggests that improving prenatal sleep hygiene may provide important health benefits.Pregnancy: Short And Long Sleep Linked to High Blood Pressure - Read more

Study: Smoking During Pregnancy May Harm the Child's Coordination

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[24/09/2010] Women who smoke during pregnancy run the risk of adversely affecting their children's coordination and physical control according to a new study from Örebro University, Sweden.Study: Smoking During Pregnancy May Harm the Child's Coordination - Read more

Guideline: Screening of Newborns for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

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[07/09/2010] The Endocrine Society (USA) released a new clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). The guideline features a series of evidence-based clinical recommendations developed by an expert task force.Guideline: Screening of Newborns for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia - Read more

Gestational Diabetes: Serotonin and Dietary Protein Play Important Role

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[01/07/2010] The cause of diabetes during pregnancy is directly controlled by serotonin, a chemical produced by the body and normally known as a neurotransmitter, and is influenced by the amount of protein in the mother’s diet early in pregnancy, according to new findings of an international team led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.Gestational Diabetes: Serotonin and Dietary Protein Play Important Role - Read more

Menopause: New Test Predicts the Age

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[30/06/2010] Researchers have developed a way of accurately predicting when women will hit the menopause using a simple blood test. The average difference between the predicted age and the actual age that the women in their study reached the menopause was only a third of a year, and the maximum margin of error was between three and four years.Menopause: New Test Predicts the Age - Read more

Postpartum Depression: More Than Just the Baby Blues

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[18/06/2010] Within the first week after giving birth, up to 70 percent of all women experience symptoms of the baby blues. While most women recover quickly, up to 13 percent of all new mothers suffer from symptoms of a clinical-level postpartum depression.Postpartum Depression: More Than Just the Baby Blues - Read more

Pregnancy: Mum Knows Best?

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[21/05/2010] Research suggests that pregnant women are more likely to follow their mothers’ wisdom than medical advice.Pregnancy: Mum Knows Best? - Read more

Training: Reducing Stillbirths By Up to One Million?

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[22/02/2010] New findings in a study show that training birth attendants in essential newborn-care techniques reduced stillbirths by more than 30 percent - and potentially could save as many as one million lives worldwide each year.Training: Reducing Stillbirths By Up to One Million? - Read more

Cesarean Section: Sutures Better Than Staples

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[05/02/2010] In a new study, researchers present findings that there were less complications for women, after having a cesarean delivery, if sutures were used instead of staples to close the wound.Cesarean Section: Sutures Better Than Staples - Read more

Pregnancy: Early Delivery from Using Psychiatric Medication

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[30/10/2009] The odds triple for premature child delivery pregnant women with a history of depression who used psychiatric medication, according to a new study. Pregnancy: Early Delivery from Using Psychiatric Medication - Read more

Pregnancy: Blocking Folic Acid Doubles Risk of Malformations

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[19/10/2009] A new study warns that taking medications that reduce or block the actions of folic acid during the first trimester of pregnancy increase the risk that the growing baby will develop abnormalities. Pregnancy: Blocking Folic Acid Doubles Risk of Malformations - Read more

Ireland: Mandatory Fortification of Folic Acid May Be Unnecessary

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[27/08/2009] Persistently present levels of unmetabolized folic acid found in the Irish population indicate that introducing mandatory food fortification may result in an ‘overdosing’ effect. Ireland: Mandatory Fortification of Folic Acid May Be Unnecessary - Read more

Air Pollution: A Child's IQ Can Be Affected

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[30/07/2009] A mother's exposure to urban air pollutants known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can adversely affect a child's intelligence quotient, a study reports. Air Pollution: A Child's IQ Can Be Affected - Read more

Neurology: PGD May Pose Risks

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[29/07/2009] A new long-term analysis of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) in mice suggests that this procedure may increase risks of weight gain and memory decline in adulthood. Neurology: PGD May Pose Risks - Read more

Guidelines: Pregnancy Safe with Epilepsy

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[28/04/2009] New guidelines show it is relatively safe for women with epilepsy to become pregnant, but caution must be taken, including avoiding certain drugs that can cause birth defects.Guidelines: Pregnancy Safe with Epilepsy - Read more

Birth: Hepatitis C Not Reduced by C-Section

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[12/11/2008] Planned caesarean sections do not help to reduce the chances of a pregnant mother with Hepatitis C (HCV) transmitting the infection to her unborn baby, according to new scientific findings.Birth: Hepatitis C Not Reduced by C-Section - Read more

Cesarean Section: Surgery - Only If Absolutely Necessary

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[01/09/2008] More and more children are being born through a Cesarean section. Although this can have advantages for mothers and hospitals, experts believe that a surgery imposes higher risks than a natural birth.Cesarean Section: Surgery - Only If Absolutely Necessary - Read more

Bladder: Pregnancy May Shield From Cancer

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[02/07/2008] Pregnancy seems to confer some protection against bladder cancer in mice, scientists have found. Bladder: Pregnancy May Shield From Cancer - Read more

Car Crash: Seatbelts Also Important in Pregnancy

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[03/04/2008] A study found that about 200 fetuses each year would not be lost if pregnant women properly buckled their seatbelts every time they were in an automobile. Car Crash: Seatbelts Also Important in Pregnancy - Read more

Leukaemia: Unborn children at Risk from Environmental Pollution

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[08/09/2004] New research shows that harmful environmental agents can cross the placenta to reach the developing foetus.Leukaemia: Unborn children at Risk from Environmental Pollution - Read more

 
 

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