A New Reason to Cut Back on 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 »

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 »

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 »

Perinatal outcome of pregnancies complicated by immune thrombocytopenia.

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 »

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 »

Googling Pregnancy Around the World

Stephens-Davidowitz turned to Google to test his pregnancy knowledge and found out 'much of what I thought about pregnancy was wrong, and that pregnancy plays out very differently around the world.' ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Saturated Fats Put Body Fat Where Heart, Diabetes Most Risky

Researchers in Sweden have discovered that some fats make us dangerously fat in the belly while another type is responsible for bulges elsewhere. ... 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 »

IVF Success Strengthens Relationships

When IVF is successful, and a baby is born from the experience, the bond between the parents is strengthened, according to a recent study from Denmark. ... read more »

Thyroid Disorders Linked to Female Infertility

A recent study makes a strong case for including thyroid health in the nation’s universal screening protocols. ... read more »

More Evidence Antibiotics Are More Harmful Than Expected

Antibiotics are commonly prescribed to cure bacterial infections — and they usually do — but a growing body of evidence indicates antibiotics are more harmful than once expected. ... read more »

NIH: New Drugs Must Be Tested on Both Sexes

The National Institutes of Health want to see changes made in the way medical researchers in the U.S. conduct scientific studies. At the moment, the vast majority of tests are conducted on males. ... read more »

Fertilization More Likely When IVF Eggs Dance to the Music

Fertility specialists in Spain discovered that fertilization rates are higher when eggs being prepped for in vitro fertilization (IVF) can dance to the music being piped into their incubator. ... read more »

Infant’s Hair Offers Glimpse Into Womb Environment

One question that remains unanswered and intriguing to Christopher Coe is "How does the prenatal environment set the stage for risk or for resilience?" ... read more »

Human Touch Instrumental for Baby’s Language Development

A Purdue University researcher and her team of colleagues have discovered that touching a baby could be as important for its speech development as hearing words and sentences. ... read more »

Baby-Weight Study: 9 Months On, 9 Months Off Recommended

New research suggests that a woman's weight one year after delivery is a strong predictor of her health 15 years in the future. ... read more »

Sperm Requires Well-Aligned Support System for Optimum Health

Scientific studies on infertility in laboratory mice have shown that the absence of a certain transcription factor ' p73 ' leads to infertilityin both male and female mice. ... read more »

Number of Stay-at-Home Moms on the Rise

The number of mothers who stay at home rather than hold jobs outside the home has risen significantly in the past 15 years. ... read more »

Impact of Neonatal HSV Reduced with Long-Term Oral Treatment

Neonatal HSV can cause brain damage and death so researchers took a look at how long-term treatment affected the outcome 12 months after treatment was completed. ... read more »

Will Your Cell Phone Hurt Your Baby?

Mice exposed to simulated cell phone exposure while in the womb developed behaviors that resemble attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in human kids. ... read more »

Pregnant? Job Hunting? Confront Stereotypes Immediately

When the job market isn't so ideal, employers look for ways to weedthrough the many applicants vying for a single position. Unfortunately,pregnant applicants are often weeded out quickly, based on nothing morevalid - or legal - than the mere state of being pregnant. ... read more »

2013 Population Growth Slowest Since 1937

This year's population estimate was released on December 30, 2013. Itincludes the Census Bureau's estimation of US population on July 1,2013. ... read more »

Is Chocolate Healthy?

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

Inducing Labor Does Not Induce Autism

Studies in recent years have hinted at a link between using thissynthetic hormone ' oxytocin ' to induce or augment labor and theincidence of autism in the child. ... read more »

Maternal Lifestyle and Social Determinants

Researchers published a study in the Global Journal of Health Sciences regarding the use of universal questionnaires to research maternal lifestyle habits, often used to determine maternal/fetal risk, in cultures that do not conform to universal standards. ... read more »

Cool Pregnant Women Have Healthier Pregnancies

According to research completed by QUT (Queensland University of Technology), pregnant women need to stay cool during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy to decrease the risk of miscarriage and birth defects. ... read more »

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