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Diet in pregnancy

Healthy Diet: Significantly Reduces Risk Of Having A Small Baby

Diet in pregnancy, whether balanced and healthy or unhealthy; can have important implications for birth weight and later life health. In Wales, recent statistics indicate that 11.4% of live births were classified as high birth weight (HBW); with a general shift towards heavier babies. Despite this general increase in birthweight; 6.9% of live births classified…

Controversial fertility treatment

Controversial Fertility: Birth Of Baby Using DNA From Three People

A team of Greek and Spanish doctors announced the birth of a baby using DNA; from three people after a controversial fertility treatment that has provoked intense ethical debate. The team used an egg from the infertile mother; the father’s sperm and another woman’s egg to conceive the baby boy; transferring genetic material with chromosomes…

Maternal healthcare

Surgical Site Infection Risk After C-Section Higher

The risk of surgical site infection following cesarean delivery is higher among Medicaid-insured women when compared to women who privately insured; The journal for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study found that mothers delivering via cesarean section; covered by Medicaid had a 1.4 fold increase…

Sleeping

Sleeping On Their Side: Women Can Lower Risk Of Stillbirth

Researcher spearheaded by a University of Huddersfield lecturer has shown that pregnant women can lower the risk of stillbirth by sleeping on their side and NOT on their back. Now the finding forms part of official NHS guidance designed to bring about reductions in the number of babies; who are stillborn in the UK –…

Pregnant lupus

Pregnant Women With Lupus Identifies

A study of pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus has identified; early changes in the RNA molecules present in the blood that could use to determine the likelihood of them developing preeclampsia. The study, which will publish April 8 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine; may also help researchers develop treatments to prevent other pregnancy complications…

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Well-Known Drug: Less Risk For Preterm Delivery In PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles); fail to regularly release eggs. The exact cause of PCOS is unknown. Early diagnosis and…

Air Pollution

Air Pollution: Southwestern Ontario And Adverse Birth Outcomes

The study by researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute; evidence of a strong association between exposure to sulfur dioxide during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes. “This is the first study in Southwestern Ontario to investigate the association between air pollution and adverse outcomes; while also considering the other determinants of health; including socioeconomic, medical, psychosocial…

Preterm delivery

Preterm Steroid Therapy Found To Be Cost-Effective

In women at high risk for late preterm delivery, antenatal treatment with betamethasone is a cost-effective strategy; according to a study published. Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, M.D., the cost-effectiveness of treatment with antenatal corticosteroids to no treatment for women at risk for late preterm delivery. Participants included 1,426 mother-infant pairs in the betamethasone group and 1,395 mother-infant pairs…

Miscarriage

Pregnant Women: Works Nights May Have A Greater Risk

Miscarriage, also known as spontaneous abortion and pregnancy loss; is the natural death of an embryo or fetus before it is able to survive independently. Some use the cutoff of 20 weeks of gestation; after which fetal death is known as a stillbirth. The most common symptom of a miscarriage is vaginal bleeding with or…

Reproductive Problems In Women

Obesity Linked To Reproductive Problems In Women

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent; that it may have a negative effect on health. People are generally considered obese when their body mass index (BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person’s weight by the square of the person’s height, is over 30 kg/m2; the range 25–30 kg/m2 is defined as…

Postmenopausal women

Postmenopausal Women Outweigh The Perceived Risks

The benefits of treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women outweigh the perceived risks; according to a Clinical Practice Guideline issued today by the Endocrine Society. The Society introduced the guideline during a news conference. The guideline, titled. The guideline provides evidence for the benefits of treating postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. The recommendations cover the newest, most…

Pregnancy

Pregnancy-Adapted Algorithm Can Safely Avoid Diagnostic Imaging

CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) is a medical diagnostic test that employs computed tomography (CT); angiography to obtain an image of the pulmonary arteries. Its main use is to diagnose pulmonary embolism (PE). It is a preferred choice of imaging in the diagnosis of PE due to its minimally invasive nature for the patient, whose only…