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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Screening for Bacteriuria in Pregnant Women: Benefit Unclear

Apr. 30, 2015 — It remains unclear whether screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant women causes more benefit or harm. The results of studies from the 1960s are not applicable to the current situation, ... read more

Maternal Overweight, Obesity Increases Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in Children When Neither Parent Has Diabetes

Apr. 27, 2015 — A study of more than 1.2 million children in Sweden has concluded that children of parents with any type of diabetes are more likely to develop type 1 diabetes (T1D), and that maternal overweight and ... read more

Most Women Don't Know Female-Specific Stroke Signs

Apr. 27, 2015 — A new national survey shows that most women don't know the risks or symptoms females face when it comes to having a stroke. The survey found that only 11 percent of women could identify ... read more

Scientists Confirm Impact of Submicroscopic Malarial Infections During Pregnancy

Apr. 27, 2015 — A scientific study conducted in Benin confirms the harmful impact of submicroscopic malarial infections during pregnancy. These complications include maternal anemia, premature births and low ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Approximately 584,000 people worldwide die of malaria each year. The epidemic strongly associated with poverty claims most of its victims in Africa, where it particularly affects the weakest, ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that the signalling route - a cascade activation of several molecules - triggered by the ATM protein regulates DNA repair during the production of spermatocytes by ... read more

Exploring Treatment Options for Women With Fibroids

Apr. 23, 2015 — A 47-year-old African-American woman has heavy menstrual bleeding and iron-deficiency anemia. She reports the frequent need to urinate during the night and throughout the day. A colonoscopy is ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — A genetic mystery that has afflicted three unrelated families plagued by congenital eye malformations has now been solved by researchers. By mapping and sequencing family DNA, the research team found ... read more

Innovation Allows Pregnant Women With Diabetes to Achieve Round-the-Clock Glucose Control

Apr. 22, 2015 — Achieving better glucose control in pregnant women with diabetes by using continuous glucose monitoring may help them give birth to healthier children, new research suggests. Up to 50% of babies born ... read more

Maternal Stress Increases Development of Fetal Neuroblastoma in Animal Model

Apr. 21, 2015 — While genetics play a substantial role in development of neuroblastoma, scientists say that something else is in play that elevates the risk: stress. Researchers have shown in mice genetically ... read more

Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Associated With Anxiety Symptoms in 3-Year-Olds

Apr. 21, 2015 — Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy show increased anxiety symptoms compared to their unexposed siblings, researchers report. The study shows the importance of considering ... read more

In Utero Exposure to Extreme Morning Sickness May Cause Developmental Deficits in Children

Apr. 20, 2015 — Women who experience extreme morning sickness during pregnancy are three times more likely to have children with developmental issues, including attention disorders and language and speech delays, ... read more

Smoking and Mother's Genetics Combine to Increase Likelihood of Twins

Apr. 17, 2015 — African American mothers who smoke and have a genetic profile that includes a single nucleotide polymorphism, SNP, of the TP53 gene have an increased likelihood of having twins, concluded a team of ... read more

Importance of Counselling in Those Affected by Infertility

Apr. 16, 2015 — The psychological impact and private agony of infertility must be carefully considered by healthcare professionals, suggests a new review. At present, the counseling role occupies a unique and ... read more

Revised Guidelines on Reducing Risk, Treatment Options for Thromboembolic Disease in Pregnancy

Apr. 16, 2015 — Advice on preventing and treating venous thromboembolism (VTE) during pregnancy, birth and following delivery is outlined in two new revised guidelines. VTE is uncommon in pregnancy or in the first 6 ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Two studies in mice add to the evidence that the phthalate DEHP, a plasticizing agent used in auto upholstery, baby toys, building materials and many other consumer products, can undermine female ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Baby teeth from children who died during the 1845-52 Irish famine could help us predict the future health of children born today, according to new research. Investigators found that the biochemical ... read more

Inducing Labor at Full Term Not Associated With Higher C-Section Rates

Apr. 16, 2015 — There has been debate in the field about whether non-medically required induction of labor leads to a greater likelihood of C-section. A new analysis found no link between induction and rates of C ... read more

Breastfeeding May Prevent Postpartum Smoking Relapse

Apr. 16, 2015 — While a large number of women quit or reduce smoking upon pregnancy recognition, many resume smoking postpartum. Previous research has estimated that approximately 70 percent of women who quit ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — While recent reports question whether fish oil supplements support heart health, scientists have found that the fatty acids they contain are vitally important to the developing brain. Neurobiologists ... read more

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