Geneva, Switzerland and Boston, MA – October 9, 2018 – ObsEva SA (NASDAQ: OBSV / SIX: OBSN), a Swiss clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for serious conditions that compromise a woman’s reproductive health and pregnancy, today announced that IMPLANT 2 Phase 3 clinical data of its novel, oral, […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 — Tough pregnancies might translate into tough times during menopause, new research suggests. Women who developed complications during pregnancy — including dangerously high blood pressure (“preeclampsia”) and gestational diabetes — were more likely to experience more hot flashes during menopause, the researchers found. “This study further underscores the importance of pregnancy […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (American Heart Association) — A mother can pass down a lot of physical traits to her child, such as her smile, eye color, or the shape of her nose. According to new research, she may also be passing along something not as obvious — a vulnerability for developing heart disease. A […]Continue Reading ...
Women could enhance the development of their unborn child’s eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy. This is the suggestion from a small-scale study led by Kirsi Laitinen of the University of Turku and Turku University Hospital in Finland, in the Springer Nature-branded journal Pediatric Research. The research supports previous findings […]Continue Reading ...
Pregnant mothers have been advised to eat for two for centuries. A professional body for midwives now has come up with recommendations that this belief is a myth and pregnant women should be advised how to better manage their body weights. This recommendation is based on a new study that shows that excessive weight gain […]Continue Reading ...
New research shows that neuromuscular changes during pregnancy lead to bouts of lower-back pain and not an increase in the lumbar curvature, as has traditionally been thought One of the most common complications during pregnancy is low-back pain, which affects between 50% and 70% of pregnant women. For the population on the whole, lower-back pain […]Continue Reading ...
For years, pregnant women have been underrepresented in biomedical research. Current treatments, interventions and guidelines do a poor job of taking into consideration the diverse characteristics of all pregnant women. “For example, the guidelines for recommended weight gain during pregnancy are very general, and don’t take into consideration factors such as race, height, age or […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Among couples being treated for infertility, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances, while depression in the female partner was not found to influence the rate of live birth, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study, which appears in Fertility and […]Continue Reading ...
Preterm birth remains a global epidemic linked to a lifetime of potential health complications. It also is difficult to study in living creatures–especially the uniquely precise biology of preterm birth in humans. Researchers report in PLoS Biology successfully inserting just enough human DNA into transgenic laboratory mice that it allowed the team to study a […]Continue Reading ...
Women in late pregnancy during darker months of the year may have a greater risk of developing postpartum depression once their babies are born. This is consistent with what is known about the relationship between exposure to natural light and depression among adults in the general population. Deepika Goyal of San José State University in […]Continue Reading ...
The human microbiome is dynamic during pregnancy, with shifts in strains, species and predicted functions at each colonized body site. Understanding its role in maternal health has important implications for fetal development and gestational outcome. Credit: CSHL Press The collection of an estimated 100 trillion resident microorganisms of the human body, termed the human microbiome, […]Continue Reading ...
Source: Getty Images Women who are overweight before pregnancy can use diet modification and physical activity to safely limit excessive weight gain during pregnancy, according to the combined results from seven NIH-funded randomized controlled clinical trials, including one led by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Excessive weight gain during pregnancy may have multiple […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Preconception vitamin D levels may play a role in maintaining pregnancy, according to a study published recently in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Sunni Mumford, Ph.D., from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., and colleagues conducted a secondary analysis of data from the EAGeR trial to assess the association between preconception vitamin D […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening all pregnant women for syphilis infection. These findings form the basis of a reaffirmation recommendation statement published in the Sept. 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Using data from seven studies, Jennifer S. Lin, M.D., from Kaiser Permanente Research Affiliates in Portland, […]Continue Reading ...
How Does Smoking During Pregnancy Harm My Health and My Baby? Most people know that smoking causes cancer, heart disease, and other major health problems. Smoking during pregnancy causes additional health problems, including premature birth (being born too early), certain birth defects, and infant death. Smoking makes it harder for a woman to get pregnant. […]Continue Reading ...
- Health Highlights: Oct. 12, 2018
- Study holds promise for new pediatric brain tumor treatment
- Patient advocate uses MRI scans to create art and spark conversations about life with illness
- Fish oil based diets may suppress growth and spread of breast cancer cells
- Number of VHA facilities offering acupuncture has increased rapidly
- Influential Leapfrog Group jumps in to rate 5,600 surgery centers
- HIV-infected infants more likely to acquire congenital cytomegalovirus infection
- Study pinpoints new marker that can predict Crohn’s disease subtype
- Simple procedure could be efficacious intervention for failed back surgery
- New research identifies modifiable dementia risk factor in elderly people
- Zebrafish study uncovers molecular ‘brake’ that helps control eye lens development
- Overlapping copy number variations underlie autism and schizophrenia in Japanese patients
- Majority of Americans’ ancestry can be traced through existing DNA databases
- Patients coerced into mental health care less likely to perceive treatment as effective
- Interactive robot helps older people exercise and detects underlying health problems
- What you need to know about autism spectrum disorder
- Antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease
- Study uncovers important role of PRMT1 in dilated cardiomyopathy
- Nutritional quality of breakfast linked to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in children
- Study uses novel approach to investigate genetic origins of mental illnesses