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February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

Workshop Identifies Complex Health Problems Among Zika-Affected Infants

Feb. 20, 2017 — Children exposed to Zika virus in the womb may face complex health and developmental problems as they grow older, according to discussions at a National Institutes of Health ... read more

Is Preeclampsia a Risk or a Protective Factor in Retinopathy of Prematurity?

Feb. 15, 2017 — Through new study scientists were looking for a way to tease apart the effects of preeclampsia on the risk of developing retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), an eye disease found in premature ... read more

When Does a Man Say 'I'm the Father'?

Feb. 15, 2017 — American men much more readily acknowledge that they are the legal father of a child born out of wedlock when the woman involved is more affluent, educated, and healthy. It also helps (slightly) if ... read more

Depression Symptoms Among Men When Their Partners Are Pregnant

Feb. 15, 2017 — Men who were stressed or in poor health had elevated depression symptoms when their partners were pregnant and nine months after the birth of their child, according to the results of a study of ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — The protein which helps the sperm and egg fuse together in sexual reproduction are part of a larger family of proteins that helps other cells bind together to create larger organs, and which also ... read more

Study Describes Drug That Could Prevent Infertility in Cancer Patients

Feb. 13, 2017 — A new study shows promising evidence that a medication previously used to prevent infections in cancer patients can also keep them from becoming infertile. Losing fertility is a frequent problem ... read more

Drug Could Prevent Infertility in Cancer Patients

Feb. 13, 2017 — A new study shows promising evidence that a medication previously used to prevent infections in cancer patients can also keep them from becoming infertile. Losing fertility is a frequent problem ... read more

Nicotine Exposure During and After Pregnancy Can Cause Hearing Problems in Children

Feb. 13, 2017 — Nicotine exposure, before and after birth, can cause a child to have hearing problems due to abnormal development in the auditory ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — It is consensus that mothers' diet has critical effects on fetal development, and the absence of nutrients is related to impairments on brain formation. In order to characterize the nutrients ... read more

Pre-Eclampsia Deaths Are Avoidable, Say Researchers

Feb. 10, 2017 — Pregnancy in the UK has never been safer, say scientists. Less than 1 in 10,000 women in the UK die in pregnancy and women who get pre-eclampsia have a less than 1 in 1,000,000 chance of ... read more

Daylight Savings Time Impacts Miscarriage Rates Among Select IVF Patients, Study Finds

Feb. 8, 2017 — Daylight savings time contributes to higher miscarriage rates among women undergoing IVF who had had a prior pregnancy loss according to new ... read more

How Thailand Eliminated Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Feb. 8, 2017 — Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, thanks to a pragmatic multi-sector response backed by strong political commitment and heavy government ... read more

Physically Demanding Jobs and Shiftwork Linked to Lowered Fertility in Women

Feb. 7, 2017 — A physically demanding job or work schedules outside normal office hours may lower a woman's ability to conceive, suggests ... read more

Novel Tool Informs Women About Elective Egg Freezing

Feb. 7, 2017 — Egg freezing has become an attractive option for women who are electively delaying childbearing for a variety of reasons. But, because this option is relatively new, and the majority of women who ... read more

Prenatal Bisphenol A Exposure Weakens Body's Fullness Cues

Feb. 7, 2017 — An expectant mother's exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) can raise her offspring's risk of obesity by reducing sensitivity to a hormone responsible for ... read more

Successful Application of Male Contraceptive in Monkeys

Feb. 7, 2017 — Results of a study of Vasalgel (TM) in rhesus macaques have been published. Vasalgel is being developed by a social venture as a non-hormonal, long-acting, potentially reversible male contraceptive. ... read more

Uterine Glands Vital for Embryo Growth, Successful Pregnancies

Feb. 6, 2017 — Scientists and doctors have known for several years that glands within the uterus produce Leukemia Inhibitory Factor (LIF), which is vital for embryo implantation and successful pregnancies. Now, ... read more

Winning the War: How to Persuade Children to Eat More Veggies

Feb. 6, 2017 — An associate professor of food, nutrition, dietetics and health offers parents research-based advice for appealing to children's emotional and behavioral appetites to help them eat the ... read more

One More Reason to Focus on Prenatal Care -- Stronger Muscles for Newborn Babies

Feb. 3, 2017 — Malnutrition and stress negatively affect muscle stem cells in the fetus, and this could have life-long consequences, outlines a new ... read more

Research Supports Expanded Use of Cell Free DNA Prenatal Testing

Feb. 3, 2017 — Non-invasive cell free DNA prenatal testing can be effectively and appropriately offered to all pregnant women, regardless of maternal age or risk factors, through primary obstetrical care providers, ... read more

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