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Premature

Possible Causes Of And Protectors Against Premature Birth

Seven types of bacteria and certain immune factors in a woman’s vagina and cervix may responsible for increasing the risk of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) or protect against it. So the results of the study provide groundbreaking information that the authors suggest could help physicians better predict preterm birth; especially for African-American women early in…

Pregnant women

Statistics On Pregnant Women In US Prisons

What is to a first-of-its-kind systematic look at pregnancy frequency and outcomes among imprisoned U.S. women; researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine say almost 1,400 pregnant women admitted to 22 U.S. state and all federal prisons in a recent year. They also found that most of the prison pregnancies over 90 % ended in live births…

Pregnant Pause

Pregnant Pause: Is That drug safe for baby?

Most first-time mothers have a lot of questions about their pregnancies. When it comes to things like diet and exercise; the answers are straightforward. But when it comes to questions about whether it is okay to keep taking a medication they have been on, that’s when Dr. Sherif Eltonsy says responses can get a little…

Breastfeed

Breastfeeding With Lower Risk Of Heart Disease

Mothers who breastfeed their babies have a lower risk of developing or dying from heart disease; than those who do not breastfeed finds new research from the University of Sydney, Australia. Published in Journal of the American Heart Association; the study of over 100,000 Australian mothers participating in the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study…

Babies

Long-Time Knowledge Gap On Babies With Genetic Disorder

Milk can lethal to babies with classic galactosemia; a rare genetic disorder that severely impairs the body’s ability to process a milk sugar known as galactose and is with a host of neurodevelopmental issues. However, the fate of children with Duarte galactosemia a milder, more common variant has unclear. As a result, state-level recommendations on…

Preeclampsia

Imaging Technique Can Help Detect Preeclampsia In Pregnancy

Pre-eclampsia (PE) is a disorder of pregnancy by the onset of high blood pressure and often a significant amount of protein in the urine. When it arises, the condition begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy. In severe disease, there may be red blood cell breakdown, a low blood platelet count, impaired liver function, kidney dysfunction, swelling, shortness of breath due…

Fertility Problems

Fertility Problems May Raise Risk Of Cancer

Around 2 % of infertile women are with cancers; the researcher authors from Stanford University explain. The study, which is entitled “Risk of cancer in infertile women; analysis of US claims data” published in the latest issue of the journal Human Reproduction. The researchers explain that women with fertility problems who undergo In VitroFertilization (IVF);…

Semi-identical

Semi-Identical Twins Identified In Pregnancy

Young Brisbane twins, a boy, and a girl have been identified as only the second set of semi-identical, or sesquizygotic; twins in the world and the first to identified by doctors during pregnancy. The now four-year-old boy and girl are identical (monozygotic) on their mother’s side sharing 100 % of their mother’s DNA; but are…

Maternal and newborn

Reductions In Maternal And Newborn Deaths In Indonesia

Improve the quality of care and referrals during pregnancy and childbirth in Indonesia; resulted in significant reductions in maternal and newborn mortality at participating hospitals, according to a new study; by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from 2011 to 2017 and supported the Indonesian Ministry of Health’s; efforts to improve the quality of…

Conceiving

Conceiving Within A Year Of Stillbirth Is Not Risk For Next

Conceiving within a year of stillbirth is common and is not with increased risk of stillbirth, preterm birth; or small-for-gestational-age birth in the following pregnancy; compared with an interpregnancy interval of at least two years. The results are from the first large-scale observational study to investigate the interval between stillbirth and subsequent pregnancy, including almost…

Artificial ovaries

A New Method For Developing Artificial Ovaries

Developing artificial ovaries for patients suffering from cancer. Together, they have researching innovative techniques for restoring the fertility of cancer patients and their innovative results in Scientific Reports; the open access magazine published by Springer Nature. An artificial ovary would help women fall pregnant; despite suffering from cancer and the strong medication used during chemotherapy that…

Labia

What Do Normal Labia Look Like?

Women’s genitals are as diverse as our faces, as you can see in the Labia Library photo gallery. They are accustomed to some faces being accepted as “beautiful”; and know that the standard varies across time and culture. They may less familiar with the idea that similar judgments are made about the vulva. The vulva…