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Microbiomes May Hold Key to Better Understanding of Preterm Birth

A team of scientists from Mayo Clinic, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the J. Craig Venter Institute are leveraging a long-standing research relationship to apply results from the Human Microbiome Project to help identify microbial risk predictors for preterm birth.

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SLU, Saint Louis University, St. Louis University, Lisa Cannada, pelvic fracture, Pregnancy, Orthopaedic Injuries, c-section

High Rate of C-Sections After Pelvic Fractures

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Investigators found that women who give birth after suffering pelvic fractures receive C-sections at more than double normal rates despite the fact that vaginal delivery after such injuries is possible.

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IVF, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Intelligence, Test Scores

IVF Does Not Negatively Affect Academic Achievement

Children conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) perform at least as well as their peers on academic tests at all ages from grade 3 to 12, according to a new University of Iowa study.

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Labor & Delivery, Alternative Care, Birthing, Women & Infants

Alternative Birthing Rooms Safe for Mom, Baby

Giving birth in an alternative setting within a hospital − like a bed-free birthing room or one designed to be “homelike”− is just as safe for healthy women as laboring in a traditional hospital bed.

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C-sections, Cesarean sections , nurse-midwives, lower patient cost, government study of C-sections, fewer health risks for mothers and babies, nurse-midwifery

Expert Available to Speak about New Government Report that C-Section Rate Is On the Rise

With a goal of eliminating unnecessary C-sections, some leading nursing schools are offering a new educational program in nurse-midwifery.

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Use of 3D MRI is Helpful Tool for Displaying Fetal Anatomy

Three-dimensional MRI is an emerging and useful technique for displaying fetal anatomy and diagnosing problems in the womb, according to Jeffrey C. Hellinger, M.D., of Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Use of Certain Antiviral Drugs During Pregnancy Not Linked With Higher Risk of Major Birth Defects

An analysis of data from Denmark finds no associated increased risk of major birth defects for mothers who were exposed during the first trimester of pregnancy to the antiviral drugs acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir, often used to treat herpes simplex and herpes zoster infections, according to a study in the August 25 issue of JAMA.

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Antidepressant Helps Depression in Menopause

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An antidepressant can alleviate symptoms of major depression in women experiencing or about to experience menopause, according to a study released today led by a Virginia Commonwealth University researcher.

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Dr. Carolyn Westoff, Obesity, Obgyn, Oral Contraceptives, Dr. Jodi P. Lerner, Birth Control

Birth Control Pill Equally Effective for Women Regardless of Their Weight

The first study to compare the effectiveness of the birth control pill in women with marked weight differences has found that the pill works equally well in women with obesity and thinner women. This new finding by physician-scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center refutes a long-held conviction among many doctors that the pill may not reliably prevent pregnancy in women who are overweight or obese.

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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Of Public Health, Burma, Mother, Mobile Medics, Antenatal, Prenatal Care, Obstetrics

Mobile Obstetrics Project Improves Health of Mothers in Eastern Burma

A community-based maternal health delivery strategy known as the MOM Project (mobile obstetric medics) dramatically increased access to maternal health care services for internally displaced woman in eastern Burma, according to a new study.The researchers believe the MOM Project could be a model for maternal health care delivery in settings where resources are extremely limited.

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Healthiest Pregnant Women Feel a Strong Sense of Community

It takes a village to keep a pregnant woman at her healthiest, a new University of Michigan study shows.

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Late Preterm Births Associated With Increased Risk of Respiratory Illnesses

An analysis of more than 200,000 deliveries finds that compared to infants born at full term, those born between 34 weeks and 37 weeks are more likely to have severe respiratory illness, and this risk decreases with each added week of gestational age during the late preterm period, according to a study in the July 28 issue of JAMA.

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Late Preterm Births Risk Respiratory Illness

A team led by UIC researchers report that babies born between 34 weeks and 37 weeks gestation are much more likely to have respiratory illness compared to infants born at full term, and their risk of respiratory illness decreases with each additional week of gestation until 38 weeks.

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HPV, Cervical Cancer, Microbicide, Carraguard, Human Papillomavirus

Einstein Receives $4 Million to Test HPV Microbicide

The National Cancer Institute has awarded Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University $4.1 million to test the microbicide Carraguard® against the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer. The research will evaluate the efficacy of Carraguard®, – a clear gel made from the seaweed derivative carrageenan – in preventing new HPV infections in women.

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Ut Southwestern, Thyroid, Placental, Pregnant, TPO

Subtle Thyroid Problem Triples the Risk of Placental Separation in Birth

Pregnant women with antibodies that can indicate early thyroid disease are three times as likely to have placental separation during labor, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a study of more than 17,000 women.

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Obstetrics, Premature Labor, Biomedical Engineering, Invention

Students Design Early Labor Detector to Prevent Premature Births

A team of graduate students and their faculty adviser have invented a system to pick up very early signs that a woman is going into labor too soon.

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Nationwide Children's Hospital, Neonatology, Cardiology, Umbilical Cord

Could Waiting Two Minutes Improve How Newborns Recover from Heart Surgery?

A newly funded study is set to determine whether waiting two minutes to clamp a newborn’s umbilical cord after delivery could improve how well he or she recovers from corrective heart surgery.

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Hot Flashes, Menopause, Hypnosis, Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy, Breast Cancer, Women, Cancer

“Cool” Imagery Lower Hot Flashes Through Hypnotherapy

With an estimated 85 percent of women experiencing hot flashes as they approach menopause, researchers are concentrating on finding effective treatments that do not include hormonal or other pharmaceutical therapies. Now, a new Baylor University study has shown that women who specifically pictured images associated with coolness during hypnotherapy had a dramatic decrease in hot flashes.

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Asthma, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications

Asthma Warning for Pregnant Women

Asthma is the most common complication of pregnancy in Australia with harmful effects on babies, but many of these could be prevented a University of Adelaide researcher in Australia says.

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Dr. Zev Rosenwaks, Dr. Marc Goldstein, Infertility, Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine, Varicocele, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, endometrial cell coculture

A Baby at Last!: New Couples' Guide to Getting Pregnant

Infertility affects about 7 million Americans -- that's about one in six couples during their childbearing years. There are many reasons for infertility, with equal chances it's his medical issue as it is hers. A new book, "A Baby at Last!: The Couples' Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant" (Fireside Books, Simon and Schuster), points the way for couples to get past the emotionally wrenching obstacle of infertility and finally bring home their bundle of joy.







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