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Abortion Fights Will Play Out In 2019

With Democrats now in control of the US House of Representatives, it might appear that the fight over abortion rights has become a standoff. After all, abortion-rights supporters within the Democratic caucus will be in a position to block the kind of curbs that Republicans advanced over the past two years when they had control of Congress.

Study: Oral Postpartum Depression Treatment

Sage Therapeutics Inc. said on Monday its oral treatment for postpartum depression met the main goal of reducing symptoms of the condition, when compared to a placebo in a late-stage study. Patients treated with SAGE-217 showed an improvement in the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAMD-17) that scores to patient on 17 different parameters, including anxiety and insomnia, the study results showed.

Study: Contraceptive Posters Improve Knowledge

Even brief exposure to educational posters that clearly describes different contraception options and their reliability is effective in boosting women's understanding of the issues, and a new patient-centered poster appears even better than a standard poster issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ), according to a new randomized study.

 

Study: Heart Cell Defect Cause Heart Failure in Pregnancy

Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare form of heart failure that affects women in their last month of pregnancy and up to five months after giving birth. PPCM can be difficult to detect because of its symptoms swelling in the feet and legs and shortness of breath mimic many of those of third-trimester pregnancy. 

Fetus Increases Risk Of Reproductive Aging

Being malnourished in utero makes it more likely to be a woman will experience early menopause and premature ovarian failure (POF) relative to women not malnourished during fetal development, according to a study of a large sample of Chinese women who lived through the Great Famine.