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October 27, 2016

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October 27, 2016

Bad Relationships Increase Risk of Infection in Both Mother and Child

Oct. 17, 2016 — Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children, reports a research ... read more

Rise in Obese Pregnant Women Takes Its Toll on Mother, Child Both

Oct. 14, 2016 — A medical doctor warns that the obesity epidemic is leading to a rise in high-risk pregnancies. There are no standard guidelines for the management of obesity in pregnancy. The American College of ... read more

Nutritional Supplement Could Prevent Thousands of Early Preterm Births

Oct. 13, 2016 — Sophisticated analyses of two clinical trials suggest that thousands of early preterm births could be prevented if pregnant women took daily docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) ... read more

Preventing Child Obesity in the Next Generation Must Start Before Conception

Oct. 13, 2016 — The key to preventing obesity in future generations is to make their parents healthier before they conceive, leading health researchers ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — A new approach to image functional activity in the brains of individual fetuses has now been pioneered by researchers, allowing a better look at how functional networks within the brain develop. The ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — By comparing your index and ring fingers, a neuroscientist can tell if you are likely to be anxious, or if you are likely to be a good ... read more

Post Breastfeeding Tissue Remodelling Explained by New Research

Oct. 12, 2016 — A ground-breaking study into the changes that occur in a woman’s breast, from growing into one that provides milk for a new-born, and then back to its normal state, has discovered that ... read more

Study Gives Doctors Guidance on 'Reproductive Coercion'

Oct. 11, 2016 — New research finds that men purposely are breaking their own condoms and pressuring female partners in their teens and 20s to go without birth control in order to get them pregnant. The study ... read more

Insights Into the Development of Sperm and Egg Cell Precursors in the Embryo

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers have investigated the early stages of the development of cells called primordial germ cells and developed strategies to generate 'lookalike' cells in the lab. The generation of ... read more

Fewer Indications of ADHD in Children Whose Mothers Took Vitamin D During Pregnancy

Oct. 7, 2016 — Children of mothers who took vitamin D during pregnancy with resultant high levels of the vitamin in the umbilical blood have fewer symptoms of ADHD at the age of 2½ ... read more

First Results from the World’s Oldest Group of ICSI Men Show They Have Lower Semen Quantity and Quality

Oct. 6, 2016 — First results from the world’s oldest group of young men conceived by means of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) fertility treatment because of their fathers’ infertility have shown that ... read more

When Is Maternal Immunization Ethically Justified?

Oct. 5, 2016 — Vaccination during pregnancy can protect women, fetuses and newborn children against infectious diseases – especially in developing countries. Maternal immunization however also raises ethical ... read more

Mosquito-Borne Rift Valley Fever Virus Causes Miscarriage

Oct. 3, 2016 — The mosquito-borne Rift Valley fever virus has been linked to miscarriage in humans. A study of 130 pregnant Sudanese women with fever showed that the risk of miscarriage was seven times greater if ... read more

Same Genes Affect Birth Weight and Health Later in Life

Oct. 3, 2016 — Abnormal birth weight is often caused by genetic factors, according to a recent study. The same genetic factors also increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases later in life. ... read more

CDC Urging Men at Risk of Zika to Postpone Fatherhood

Sep. 30, 2016 — CDC today announced updates to its interim guidance for pre-pregnancy counseling and prevention of sexual transmission of Zika based on ongoing assessment of available data, primarily extending the ... read more

With Worrisome Animal Research, More Focus Needed on Effects of Cannabis on Human Development

Sep. 30, 2016 — In this new era of legalized marijuana, far too little research has been conducted on the effect of cannabis on the development of human embryos, say researchers who scoured medical literature on the ... read more

Administering Additional Antibiotic Prior to C-Section Reduces Infection Rates by 50 Percent

Sep. 28, 2016 — A change of practice in C-section delivery -- administering antibiotics before c-section -- improves the health of mom and baby, new research ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — Offspring with a father who smoked prior to conception had more than three times higher chance of early-onset asthma than children whose father had never smoked. Both a father's early smoking ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — Depression in pregnancy increases the risk of behavioral and emotional problems in children, says a new ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — The underlying cause of male infertility is unknown for 30 percent of cases. In a pair of new studies, researchers have determined that the reproductive homeobox (RHOX) family of transcription ... read more

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