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October 6, 2015

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October 6, 2015

Sep. 29, 2015 — St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists advance understanding of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, a liver disorder that leaves infants born to affected mothers at risk for severe ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Current standards for ultrasound evaluation of fetal growth may lead to misclassification of up to 15 percent of fetuses of minority mothers as being too small, according to a ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — From melting glaciers to increasing wildfires, the consequences of climate change and strategies to mitigate such consequences are often a hotly debated topic. A new study adds to the ever-growing ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — A potential method of screening for jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia), a cause of cerebral palsy and loss of hearing in preterm infants with kyperbilirubinemia, has been proposed using painless dermal ... read more

Biomarkers in Maternal Blood Can Identify Pregnant Women With Lupus at Low Risk for Adverse Outcomes

Sep. 29, 2015 — Pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus, are at higher risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, including preeclampsia, placental insufficiency, fetal death, miscarriages, and other ... read more

A Cancer Diagnosis While Pregnant Should Not Lead to Treatment Delay or Pregnancy Termination, Study Suggests

Sep. 28, 2015 — Women who are pregnant when diagnosed with cancer can start treatment for their disease immediately and do not need to terminate their pregnancy due to worries over the effects of therapy on the ... read more

Medicaid Study Uncovers Rise in Costly ER Visits Due to Possible Gaps in Postpartum Care

Sep. 25, 2015 — Citing an analysis of more than 26,000 Maryland Medicaid claims, researchers report evidence that poor women with recent complications during their pregnancies are using the emergency room (ER) at ... read more

New Treatment May Help Overcome Common Pregnancy-Related Complication

Sep. 24, 2015 — In pregnant women with preeclampsia, a procedure used to remove a protein called sFlt-1 from the blood reduced the amount of protein excreted in the urine and stabilized blood pressure. Pregnancy ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Over half of all pregnant women world-wide are at risk for malaria, but little is known about possible consequences for the neurodevelopment of children exposed to malaria in pregnancy. A new study ... read more

Weight Loss, Exercise Improve Fertility in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Sep. 24, 2015 — Weight loss and exercise improve ovulation in women who have polycystic ovary syndrome, a common hormone disorder that often causes infertility, according to a new ... read more

Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping May Benefit Some High-Risk Newborns, Research Shows

Sep. 24, 2015 — Preterm infants with delayed cord clamping had higher blood pressure readings in the first 24 hours of life and needed fewer red blood cell transfusions in their first 28 days than infants whose ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Premature infants receiving intensive care are exposed to a great deal of pain, and this pain causes damage to the child. Despite this half of the infants admitted to neonatal intensive units will ... read more

Stillbirth Should Be Given Greater Priority on the Global Health Agenda, Argue Experts

Sep. 23, 2015 — Clear targets to prevent stillbirths should be included in national and global health plans, argue ... read more

Dangerous Swelling in Babies Linked to Mutated Gene

Sep. 23, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a new gene mutation that causes potentially fatal swelling in unborn and newborn babies. Identifying the gene is the first step toward a future diagnostic test and targeted ... read more

Will You Have Male or Female Offspring?

Sep. 22, 2015 — According to a well-known theory in evolutionary biology healthy females should give birth to more males than females. A study shows why this is not always ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Women who experience pregnancy complications, especially those with multiple complications, are at greater risk of dying from heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases later in life. Researchers ... read more

Hydrocortisone Effects on Neurodevelopment for Extremely Low Birthweight Infants

Sep. 18, 2015 — First placebo-controlled study on stress dose hydrocortisone and neurodevelopment shows that higher doses of hydrocortisone are not associated with brain injury or neurodevelopmental impairments, but ... read more

Grieving Before Conception May Be a Risk Factor for Infant Mortality

Sep. 17, 2015 — An elevated infant death rate may be linked to mourning experienced by women in the months before they become pregnant, reports a new ... read more

Women Who Give Birth in Rural Hospitals Are More Likely to Need to Be Later Readmitted

Sep. 16, 2015 — Researchers compared hospital readmission rates for women who delivered their baby in rural versus urban hospitals. The study found that women discharged from rural hospitals had higher readmission ... read more

Subtle Variations in Expression of Imprinted Genes to Explain Newborn Health Outcomes

Sep. 16, 2015 — In the first and largest studies to examine subtle variation of imprinted gene expression and control, investigators report on a subgroup of imprinted genes expressed in the ... read more

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