WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 — During pregnancy, even harmless-sounding “natural” supplements should be avoided, a new research review suggests. The review of 74 published studies found that a handful linked certain herbal products to increased risks of pregnancy complications — including preterm birth and cesarean delivery. That’s not proof that the supplements were to blame, […]Continue Reading ...
Women who have healthy pregnancies tend to show distinct changes in the activities of immune genes starting early in pregnancy, while women who have complicated pregnancies tend to show clear departures from that pattern, according to a new study from a team led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). […]Continue Reading ...
A study of pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus has identified early changes in the RNA molecules present in the blood that could be used to determine the likelihood of them developing preeclampsia. The study, which will be published April 8 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, may also help researchers develop treatments to prevent […]Continue Reading ...
Using foreskin tissue from newborn circumcisions, a group of researchers have identified a potential cellular mechanism that connects a mother’s smoking while pregnant with an increased risk of offspring obesity later in life. Obesity is considered an epidemic in the U.S., with nearly 35 percent of adults and 20 percent of children six to 19 […]Continue Reading ...
Healthy cognitive aging is a public health priority, especially as the US population grows older. Until now, not much has been known about the link between pregnancy history and cognitive function in older women. A new study finds that there does not appear to be a link. Study results are published online today in Menopause, […]Continue Reading ...
A study of almost 500,000 women indicates that taking paracetamol or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increasing the risk of asthma in children. The research, which uses prescription data on painkillers, does support earlier findings that women taking paracetamol during pregnancy are more likely to have children who develop asthma. However, it […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Risks for autism and depression are higher if one’s mother was in hospital with an infection during pregnancy. This is shown by a major Swedish observational study of nearly 1.8 million children. “The results indicate that safeguarding against and preventing infection during pregnancy as far as possible by, for instance, following […]Continue Reading ...
More collaboration between cardiologists and obstetricians could help curb the nation’s soaring death rate among pregnant women, according to a new report urging more team-based care for these vulnerable mothers. Pregnant women in the United States have a higher risk of dying than women in any other industrialized country. The reasons behind these deaths are […]Continue Reading ...
Senior author Dr. Ramkumar Menon. Credit: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston A group of scientists led by Ramkumar Menon at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have gained new insight on a poorly-understood key player in the timing of labor and delivery. This new information brings scientists closer to being […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Cambridge researchers have discovered the placenta regulates how much oxygen and nutrients it transports to babies during challenging pregnancies in a study using mice to model conditions in the womb. The placenta is the least understood organ and is notoriously difficult to study in pregnant women. But its ability to function […]Continue Reading ...
Pregnant women who use cannabis may slightly increase the risk their unborn child will develop psychosis later in life, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis. “Our research shows that prenatal marijuana exposure after maternal knowledge of pregnancy is associated with a small increase in psychosis proneness during middle childhood or about age […]Continue Reading ...
Paracetamol or other painkillers taken during pregnancy are unlikely to cause asthma in the child, according to a large study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Queen Mary University of London. The study, which is published in the European Respiratory Journal, suggests that there is another factor linked to use of these drugs that increases […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 — The risk of stillbirth is increased in women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy when serum bile acids concentrations are ≥100 µmol/L or more, according to a review published in the March 2 issue of The Lancet. Caroline Ovadia, from King’s College London, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to […]Continue Reading ...
Risks for autism and depression are higher if one’s mother was in hospital with an infection during pregnancy. This is shown by a major Swedish observational study of nearly 1.8 million children. “The results indicate that safeguarding against and preventing infection during pregnancy as far as possible by, for instance, following flu vaccination recommendations, may […]Continue Reading ...
A new study has found that because of the stigma around smoking and drinking during pregnancy, many women are doing these in private. Researchers from the University of Cardiff have noted that pregnant women are “irritated and alienated” by the perceived notions regarding the harmful effects of smoking and drinking during pregnancy. Recent figures have […]Continue Reading ...
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