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Sex of Baby Determines Response to Pregnancy Stress

University of Adelaide research is showing that the sex of the baby determines the way it responds to stressors during pregnancy and its ability to survive pregnancy complications.

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Ut Southwestern, Pregnancy, Influenza, Flu And Pregnancy, flu, Flu Drugs

Drugs Used for Treatment of Influenza in Pregnancy Appear to be Safe

Tamiflu and two other drugs used to treat influenza appear safe for pregnant women and their babies, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a retrospective study of 239 cases of women who received the medications during pregnancy.

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A Blessing in Disguise

One researcher is investigating how specific factors released from the placenta of women with preeclampsia inhibits the growth of breast cancer cells.

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Among Deaths From H1N1, Pregnant Women Appear to Have High Risk

Pregnant women had a disproportionately higher risk of death due to 2009 influenza A(H1N1) in the U.S., and early antiviral treatment appeared to be associated with fewer admissions to an ICU and fewer deaths, according to a study in the April 21 issue of JAMA.

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Orlando Doctors Celebrate 1st Birth in State Via In Vitro Maturation

Center for Reproductive Medicine (CRM) doctors and staff are celebrating the first birth in Florida resulting from In Vitro Maturation (IVM), an alternative for some patients to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) that costs less, is quicker and does not require the hormone injections associated with IVF.

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Superfund; sustainability; engineering; preterm birth, Superfund, Sustainability, Engineering, Preterm Birth

Northeastern University Awarded $9.9M NIH Grant to Study Impact of Environmental Contaminants on Preterm Birth

Northeastern University has received a $9.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the impact of exposure to environmental contamination on preterm birth rates and to develop sustainable solutions.

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Mount Sinai Medical Center, Mount Sinai School Of Medicine, Pregnancy Complications, Genetics In Medicine, Ob/Gyn

Study Finds Changes in Fetal Epigenetics Throughout Pregnancy; May Help in Diagnosis and Prevention of Complications

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that epigenetic marks on human placentas change from the first trimester of pregnancy to the third, a discovery that may allow clinicians to prevent complications in pregnancy.

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Bariatric, Women, Obese, Hypertensive, Pregnancy, Preeclampsia

Weight-Loss Surgery Significantly Reduces Risk of Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy

Obese women who have bariatric surgery before getting pregnant are at significantly lower risk for developing dangerous hypertensive disorders during pregnancy than those who don’t, according to a study of medical insurance records by Johns Hopkins experts.

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Gynecologic Surgery, Sex, Hysterectomy, Tubal Ligation, Sterilization

Most Women Facing Gynecologic Surgery Don't Worry About Its Effects on Sex

Most women scheduled for gynecologic surgery to address noncancerous symptoms said in a recently published survey that they were not worried about the effects of the procedure on their sex lives.

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Nationwide Children's Hospital, ohiohealth , the ohio state medical center, mt. carmel , fetal medicine

Columbus Hospital Systems Form Unique 'Columbus Fetal Medicine Collaborative'

The Columbus Fetal Medicine Collaborative has been formed by Mount Carmel Health System, OhioHealth, The Ohio State University Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital joining together to provide optimal outcomes for high-risk expectant mothers and their babies with suspected fetal abnormalities. This collaboration among all the Columbus hospital systems is one of only a few in the U.S. and brings together a unique blend of medical experience and expertise.

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Exercise, Pregnancy, Birthweight, Insulin Resistance

Exercise in Pregnancy Reduces Size of Offspring

According to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), regular moderate-intensity aerobic exercise led to a modest reduction in offspring birth weight without restricting the development of maternal insulin resistance.







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