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Special Health Risks For Pregnant Women During Summer

Barely more than a week into summer and as heat waves blanket Europe and the eastern United States; what are the risks for expectant mothers? Hot summer weather have impacts some people more than others; and pregnant women are among those most likely to become overheat. “It’s not unexpect to see pregnant women come to…

Exercise

Exercise May Improve Woman’s Chances Of Becoming Pregnant

Exercise may improve a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant; a University of Queensland study has found. Dr. Gabriela Mena, from UQ’s School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences; analyze research on reproductive health and exercise from the last two decades. “When physical activity was compared with standard fertility treatments; such as IVF or ovulation induction,…

UVB Exposure

UVB Exposure In Pregnancy With Higher Risk Of Learning Disabilities

Too little sunlight and specifically UVB exposure in pregnancy has been link with a higher risk of learning disabilities. In a new study looking at more than 422,500 school-age children from across Scotland; researchers found that low UVB exposure during pregnancy was associate with risk of learning disabilities. UVB exposure from sunlight UVB exposure from…

Processed Foods

Processed Foods During Pregnancy May Be Linked to Autism

Consuming processed foods during pregnancy may be link to an increase; risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring, preliminary research suggests. Investigators from the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine in Orlando; found that high levels of propionic acid (PPA) used in process foods to extend shelf life alters neuronal development in…

IVF

European Pregnancy Rates From IVF And ICSI Increase

The annual data collect by ESHRE from European national registries (for 2016) show rise; in the cumulative use of IVF in the treatment of infertility; although success rates after IVF or ICSI appear to have reach a peak; with pregnancy rates per start treatment calculate at 27.1% after IVF and 24.3% after ICSI. The figures,…

Pregnancy

Popular Strategy For Raising Pregnancy Rates In IVF Fails

“Our findings give no support to a general freeze-all strategy in normally menstruating women,” said investigator Dr. Sacha Stormlund from Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark; who presents the results today at the 35th Annual Meeting of ESHRE. “The results of this trial were as we expected,” said Dr. Stormlund, ‘namely; to see similar pregnancy rates…

Hospital birth

Women Who Declined Medical Care During Hospital Births

A new study involving University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) researchers survey mothers nationwide; and found many who decline care for themselves or their newborn babies during hospital birth; are more likely to report experiencing discrimination and other forms of poor treatment. “The connection between declining care and poor treatment suggests those women;…

Obesity during pregnancy

Obesity In Pregnancy Increase Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes In Child

Obesity during pregnancy is associate with a 3.5-times increase future risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in the child; concludes new research publish in Diabetologia. If the pregnant woman is overweight rather than obese; the increase risk of T2D in the child upto 40%. The study says strategies to reduce obesity and overweight in women…

Placenta

Placenta abnormalities; Prevented By New Ways

Placenta abnormalities are experience in about 1 in 10 pregnant women that lead to pregnancy related conditions like; life-threatening preeclampsia (hypertension), preterm labor and fetal growth problems; but finding effective treatments to effectively prevent or reverse these conditions has so far been elusive. A new finding from University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers;…

Stem cells

Stem cells Reprogramming Reveals About Drugs Which Harms Pregnancy

Women during pregnancy are often advise to avoid certain drugs; because of potential risks to their unborn infant’s growing brain cells. Such risks are difficult to pinpoint, though; because there are few ways to track the cellular mechanisms of a drug while the fetus is developing. Soham Chanda, an assistant professor in the Department of…

Folic acid

Folic Acid Deficiency leads To Neural Tube Defects

Flour milled in the UK is already fortify with iron and calcium, and thiamine and niacin; which are two of the eight essential B vitamins. Folic acid is also a B vitamin, which is vital for the formation of red and other blood cells in the body. Its deficiency can reduce red blood cells’ ability…

Suicide

Overdose And Suicide Are Leading Reasons For Deaths Of New Moms

Overdoses and suicides are among the most common reasons for mothers dying within a year of giving birth in California; according to a new study from Michigan State University and the University of California, Merced. While maternal death rates during and after pregnancy are on the rise in the United States; California is below the…