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Study: Breast Cancer Protection From Pregnancy Women

In general, women who have had children have a lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who have never given birth. However, new research has found that moms don't experience this breast cancer protection until many years later and may face an elevated risk for more than 20 years after their last pregnancy.

SLU Researchers Explore How Fetal Exposure to Inflammation Can Alter Immunity in Newborns

Saint Louis University researchers are studying how fetal exposure to inflammation can alter immune responses after birth. Joyce Marie Koenig, M.D., professor of pediatrics and molecular microbiology & immunology at Saint Louis University, and a SLUCare neonatologist at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital is the recipient of a $412,500 grant from the National Institutes of Allergy & Immunology.

Five Ways to Reduce the Risk of Stillbirth

Stillbirth is defined as the death of a baby of at least 20 weeks' gestation or 400 grams in weight. Most stillbirths occur during pregnancy. There's been a reduction over the past 20 years of baby deaths within the first four weeks of life. But stillbirth rates have not declined. The current rate of 7.1 per 1,000 births puts Australia 28th among the 34 OECD countries for stillbirth