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April 28, 2015

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April 28, 2015

Apr. 24, 2015 — Scientists have discover that certain cell structures, the centrioles, could act as information carriers throughout cell generations. The discovery raises the possibility that transmission of ... 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

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

Apr. 15, 2015 — When scientists exposed pregnant mice to levels of bisphenol A equivalent to those considered safe in humans, three generations of female mouse offspring experienced significant reproductive ... read more

Infants Born Prematurely: Routes to Better Outcomes

Apr. 15, 2015 — Routes to better outcomes for infants born prematurely have been identified by researchers through two recent studies. Eleven percent of all births worldwide occur before 37 weeks of pregnancy and ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — In a small study, researchers found that DNA from the sperm of men whose children had early signs of autism shows distinct patterns of regulatory tags that could contribute to the condition. Autism ... read more

Parents' Country of Origin Influences Risk of Stillbirth

Apr. 14, 2015 — Parents' country of origin influences the risk of their baby being stillborn in Canada, a new study has found. The risk is highest when both parents migrated to Canada from the same country of ... read more

Healthcare Professionals Must Recognize Importance of Human Rights to Improve Healthcare for Women, Experts Say

Apr. 14, 2015 — Women's human rights need to be addressed globally in order to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, says an ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Among a group of more than 320,000 children, intrauterine exposure to gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed by 26 weeks' gestation was associated with risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Researchers have identified two key proteins that act as genetic 'architects', creating the blueprint needed by embryos during the earliest stages of their development. Previous work by the ... read more

Babies Exposed to Narcotic Pain Relievers More Likely to Experience Withdrawal

Apr. 13, 2015 — Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), a drug withdrawal syndrome in infants following birth, has historically been associated with illicit drug use among pregnant women. But a study shows that pregnant ... read more

Family Doctors Important in Advising Young Women on Egg Freezing for Future Fertility

Apr. 13, 2015 — Family physicians have an important role in advising women about the benefits and risks of egg freezing, argues a new ... read more

Multi-Organization Call to Action Identifies, Addresses Safety Concerns in Labor and Delivery

Apr. 8, 2015 — A healthcare industry-first collaborative blueprint for labor and delivery safety, developed by four leading professional organizations in maternal health, calls for improving communication among ... read more

Male Offspring Get Most Benefit from Pregnant Mother's Exercise

Apr. 8, 2015 — Male offspring appear to benefit more than females from the positive effects of exercise during pregnancy, an animal study has found. "Maternal exercise significantly improved male ... read more

IVFpredict One of the Most Accurate Ways of Determining Chances of IVF Success, Study Finds

Apr. 8, 2015 — Accurately predicting the probability of a live birth after in vitro fertilization treatment is important for both those undergoing the treatment and their clinicians. Findings from a comparison ... read more

Molecular Trigger Found for Schizophrenia-Like Behaviors, Brain Changes

Apr. 7, 2015 — A molecule in the brain that triggers schizophrenia-like behaviors, brain changes and global gene expression in an animal model has been discovered by researchers. The research gives scientists new ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — Cocaine-specific disruptions have been seen in a part of the brain circuitry thought to play an important role in arousal regulation, a new study of newborns with prenatal drug exposure finds. ... read more

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