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Pregnancy and Childbirth News

February 20, 2024

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The accumulation of misfolded or damaged proteins in long-lived, non-dividing cells like neurons are linked to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. A study now finds that the build-up of these toxic proteins also influences oocyte quality ...
Scientists discovered a new target for reversible, non-hormonal male birth control. The drug, an HDAC inhibitor, blocked sperm production and fertility in male mice without affecting libido or future ...
A medical researcher has identified a genetic cause for the increased risk of low birth weight in babies born following assisted reproductive technologies such as ...
A new study identifies numerous pathways by which the gut microbiome may change the immune ...
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A new study may change the way clinicians and scientists understand, diagnose and treat placenta accreta spectrum disorder, a serious condition in which the placenta fails to separate from the uterus ...

External heart rate monitoring, the most common method of monitoring the fetus, may leave signs of fetal hypoxia undetected if the maternal pulse rate is not simultaneously monitored. The risk is ...

A new review of available evidence suggests that female reproductive characteristics may be overlooked as risk factors that contribute to later metabolic ...

Researchers have identified a gene that causes heart defects in Down syndrome, a condition that results from an additional copy of chromosome 21. Reducing the overactivity of this gene partially ...

Infants born full term to mothers who were infected with COVID-19 during pregnancy had three times the risk of having respiratory distress compared with unexposed infants, even though they themselves ...

Researchers have developed a way to use ultrasound to predict whether a pregnant person is at risk of delivering a baby prematurely, which occurs in upward of 10% of pregnancies in the ...

Exposure to organophosphate ester flame retardants during pregnancy is linked to premature births and greater fetal growth, according to a new ...

A new study finds that a small group of microorganisms may be influencing sperm ...

Scientists have grown 'mini-placentas' in the lab and used them to shed light on how the placenta develops and interacts with the inner lining of the womb -- findings that could help ...

In humans, male fertility and sperm fitness decline with age, but scientists have made the surprising discovery that this pattern is not consistent in other animals. The team assessed the results of ...

New research provides evidence that U.S. states with the most restrictive abortion laws saw 16 percent more infant deaths in 2014-2018 than in states offering access to comprehensive reproductive ...

In women living with HIV, preventive treatment with DHA-PPQ is a safe and effective strategy to prevent malaria during pregnancy, according to the final results of the MAMAH clinical ...

Much is known about the added complication to pregnancy when it comes to the age of the mother, but recent studies show that the age of the father can also heighten the risk of neurodevelopmental ...

Uncertainty surrounding how truncated titin proteins (TTNtvs) cause dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) led to investigations that could better inform therapies for ...

Environmental epidemiologists report on a new study of air pollution exposures collected using personal wristband monitors worn by pregnant individuals in New York City matched with data from a ...

An atlas revealing the activity of individual placental cells during childbirth offers insight on what happens at the maternal-fetal interface during term labor, according to a new ...

Outdoor humidity and temperature levels during pregnancy could affect the future blood pressure of the unborn child, according to new ...

Researchers are unraveling the workings of Group B Strep (GBS) infections in pregnant women, which could someday lead to a life-saving ...

Women with autoimmune disease are more likely to suffer from depression during pregnancy and after childbirth; conversely, women with a history of perinatal depression are at higher risk of ...

A new study identifies the defective function of CatSper, an ion channel controlling calcium levels in sperm, as a common cause of seemingly unexplained male infertility. CatSper-deficient human ...

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