Nursing Moms Extremely Defensive of Babies

According to a report published in Psychological Science, nursingmothers are just as protective of their infants as 'mama bears.' ... read more »

Bacterial Infection During Pregnancy Increases Autism Risk

Pregnant women who experience a bacterial infection while in a hospital may be at higher risk for having a child with autism, according to a new study. ... read more »

Successful Vaginal Reconstruction Surgery

Doctors recently announced the successful outcome of a rare vaginal reconstruction surgery on a female scleroderma patient who suffered severe complications of the condition. ... read more »

Study Finds Baby’s Stress Level Elevates When Mom’s Does

To test the emotional contagion theory, a team of researchers enlisted a group of mothers and their infants. Sure enough, the babies picked right up on their mothers' stress. ... read more »

New Type 1 Diabetes Genetic Discovered to Be “Game Changer”

Approximately 3 million people in the US have T1D. It develops during infancy or childhood and, since there is no cure at this time, the disease remains with the patient for the rest of his life. ... read more »

The Best Type of Fiber for Reducing Diabetes Risk

When it comes to diabetes prevention, fiber is a key ingredient in keeping blood sugars within a healthy range. ... read more »

ART Increasingly Safe for Mother and Child

As assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures have been perfected in recent years, the success rate of these procedures has risen admirably while safety concerns have diminished. ... read more »

New Catheterization Procedure for Babies with Hole in Heart

Approximately 9 of every 1,000 people are born with some form of heart defect, the most common of which are septal defects. ... read more »

Does a Woman’s Testosterone Level Affect Egg Development?

We know androgens are vital to a man’s fertility but a new steady says androgens might actually be doing something useful for a woman’s fertility, too. ... read more »

Key to Sperm-Related Male Infertility

Many factors determine male fertility. The exact mechanisms resulting in poor sperm quality have been elusive but a team of California physiologists may have discovered the key. ... read more »

Too Much Sports May be Bad for Adolescent Well-Being

Health professionals are promoting exercise to help curb rising childhood obesity rates but results from a new study show that getting too much exercise might actually be bad for a child's health. ... read more »

Bill Gates Foundation Grants Winner for New Condom

Each year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation runs contests, or 'challenges,' for endeavors pursuant to its mission. This year, one GCE contest involved developing a new type of male contraception. ... read more »

Lupus Does Not Affect Pregnancy Outcome in Most Cases

Lupus was once thought to affect pregnancy outcomes, but new research suggests that women with lupus can conceive and give birth to healthy, full term infants just like women who do not suffer from the condition. ... read more »

Pregnancy Hormones Ease Chronic Pain

During pregnancy, childbirth, and thereafter, many women don't experience pain to the degree expected. Many who use opiates for pain management find they don't need as much of it during this time. ... read more »

Should You Eat Red Meat During Pregnancy?

Meat is a great source of protein- an essential nutrient every woman must consume during pregnancy. But red meat is not an optimal protein source for pregnant women. ... read more »

Diabetes Risk for African-American Women With Gestational Diabetes

Researchers have found a link between gestational diabetes and increased risk of type 2 diabetes in African-American women. ... read more »

Emphatic Skills Improve Patient/Physician Relationship

Emphatic skills, including socialization, empathy and communication style are important to creating that initial bond of trust between patient and physician in all medical settings. ... read more »

Non-Surgical Treatment for Clubfoot

Mary Snyder made it a point to become as well educated as possible about clubfoot, a birth defect that causes feet to turn inward into a U-shape. ... read more »

New Technique Detects Depression in the Bloodstream

Researchers have discovered a marker in the bloodstream that can be measured by analyzing a simple blood sample. The marker is linked to a neural network in the brain that regulates self-reference. ... read more »

Is Chocolate Healthy?

New study shows chocolate has heart healthy effects in diabetic women. ... read more »

Separating Mother From Baby After Birth Causes Stress

Humans are the only species practicing infant/mother separation immediately after birth. According to researchers, separating infants from their mothers causes stress in the newborn. ... read more »

Oil and Gas Fracking Likely Threat to Human Reproduction

Scientists recently published the findings of a study of fracking’s effect on humans, along with the conclusion that oil and gas fracking is likely to endanger human reproduction. ... read more »

Full-term Pregnancy Gets New Definition

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine issued a joint Committee Opinion in October 2013 that includes some very precise terminology for the last stages of pregnancy. ... read more »

2008-8: Stress in Pregnancy Linked to Schizophrenia in Child

Pregnancy is quite a crucial time for the mother as well as the growing baby. It's well-known fact that mothers during this time should be taken well care of, physically as well mentally, for if this is not done, it can adversely affect the health of the unborn child. ... read more »

Yoga and Meditation Genetically Tame Stress of Infertility

A psychiatrist is using modern genetic technologies to track changes in the body that occur when individuals engage in yoga and meditation for just a few minutes a day. ... read more »

Beware Baby Safety Gates

Baby safety gates work as ideal ways to define baby's realm of exploration but the extent of their safety depends on how safely they are used. ... read more »

Preemies More Likely To Be Left-Handed

Children born early are almost twice as likely to be left-handed rather than right-handed, according to author Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD. Moalem explores the health implications of handedness. ... read more »

Prepubescent Male Smokers Father Overweight Sons

The findings of a lengthy study suggest that a boy's use of cigarettes today may have a dramatic effect on the kids he'll have someday, especially his sons. ... read more »

Perinatal Outcome: Immune Thrombocytopenia and Pregnancy

Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune disorder that can happen in pregnancy and which leads to premature destruction of antibody-coated platelets. This study from Iran published in July of 2012 evaluated perinatal outcome and medications used for pregnancies complicated by ITP. ... read more »

Flu Vaccination Not Just Safe But Protective During Pregnancy

Their findings, recently published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, proved better than anticipated. The flu vaccine is not just safe for mother and baby, it's actually protective of the baby, too. ... read more »

Magnesium Sulfate May Reduce Cerebral Palsy

Magnesium sulfate is an intravenous medication often given to women in order to prevent premature births. A recent study shows that it also may possibly reduce the chances of babies later being diagnosed with moderate to severe cerebral palsy. ... read more »

What is a Cell?

Cells are the basic building blocks of all living things. The human body is composed of trillions of cells. They provide structure for the body, take in nutrients from food, convert those nutrients into energy, and carry out specialized functions. ... read more »

Marrying a Cousin - Is There An Increased Risk In Pregnancy?

A task force has recently looked into the medical issues of cousin marriage and whether there are increased complications when cousins marry. ... read more »

A Mother’s Depression May Affect Baby

Researchers have found a connection between depression in pregnant women and physical effects on infants. The effects noted include reduced muscle tone, increased stress hormones and neurological / behavioral problems. ... read more »

Back to Back Pregnancies May Increase Risk of Autism

When one pregnancy is immediately followed by another within one year of birth, researchers report there could be an increased risk of autism in the second child. ... read more »

Chinese May Have New Answer to Genetic Testing

Testing for potential genetic problems typically requires piercing the abdomen and amniotic sac to collect a tissue sample from the fetus. Researchers in China may have found an alternative to invasive prenatal testing. ... read more »

Am I Able to Get Pregnant After…

In many cases, illness, disease and injury will not affect the ability to become pregnant, but that is not always the case. ... read more »

Does Alcohol-Free Mouth Wash Reduce Risk of Preterm Birth?

Researchers presented a study at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine yearly meet-up, The Pregnancy Meeting, regarding the possible benefits of using alcohol-free mouthwash to reduce preterm labor. ... read more »

One Stillborn Pregnancy May Lead to Another

If a pregnancy ends with a stillbirth, the woman is more likely to suffer another stillbirth in the future, according to new research published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. ... read more »

Low-Fat Yogurt May Cause Asthma and Hay Fever

Researchers have found a connection between eating low-fat yogurt during pregnancy and an increased risk of hay fever and/or asthma in their children. ... read more »

Ultrasound Safety During Pregnancy

Ultrasounds have been used for more than 50 years to take images of the human body for diagnostic use. During pregnancy, women are often given at least one ultrasound to record fetal growth, number, orientation and development. ... read more »

Parenteral Therapy Resistance and Tubo-Ovarian Abscess (TOA)

Parenteral therapy bypasses the gastrointestinal system and hits the circulatory system directly. Researchers from the Yokohama City University Medical Center have attempted to find risk factors that could predict therapy resistance in tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA). ... read more »

Promiscuous Moms May Produce Sexier Sons, In Mice

A promiscuous mother may produce sons that are more appealing to female mice, according to a new study. Female mice are attracted to pheromones present in the urine of male mice. ... read more »

Scientists Develop New Method to Understand Chlamydia

Scientists have developed a new way to track the activity of a microbe and the response of its intended host cell. ... read more »

Fruit Fly Study Reveals Possible Key to Autism

Some of the classic characteristics of the autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) describe a state of sensory overload - colors are too bright, light too intense, sounds too vivid, touch too acute, and odors that overwhelm. ... read more »

Women with Low Zinc and Copper Have More Miscarriages

About 15-percent of women suffer from spontaneous abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy. Doctors and researchers are constantly looking for reasons why these spontaneous abortions occur. ... read more »

Science and Female Erogenous Zones

A team of scientists published the findings of a study they conducted that pairs science and female erogenous zones. ... read more »

Body Purges Defective Eggs to Maintain Reproductive Quality

In humans and other mammals, this purging of the weakest links begins in the womb, where the budding eggs of a female fetus are eliminated to maintain reproductive quality years in the future. ... read more »

12-Year Study Puts Measles Vaccine Fears to Rest

An exhaustive study of vaccines containing the measles virus found that the risk of seven adverse events many parents fear are unlikely to occur as a result of vaccination. ... read more »

The Fetal Brain: Now There’s a Map for That

A grant made it possible for a large team of researchers specializing in various fields of medicine and technology to map the fetal brain as its never been done before. ... read more »

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