'Suggestive evidence' for link between air pollution and heightened stillbirth risk
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There is 'suggestive evidence' for a link between air pollution and a heightened risk of stillbirth, indicates a summary of the available data, published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine.
Depression lowers women's chances of pregnancy, study finds
13 hours ago
Women with severe depressive symptoms have a decreased chance of becoming pregnant, while the use of psychotropic medications does not appear to harm fertility, a study by researchers from the Boston University Schools of ...
Teenage pregnancies hit record low, reflecting efforts of England's strategy to reduce under-18 conceptions
May 24, 2016
Rates of teenage pregnancy in England have halved since the implementation of the Government's Teenage Pregnancy Strategy (TPS) in 1999, and the greatest effect is seen in areas of high deprivation and areas that received ...
In Rwanda, a phone text can save a baby
May 22, 2016
Using an old mobile phone, health worker Floride Uwinkesha logs the latest local pregnancy, part of efforts in Rwanda to boost maternal health through a monitoring programme in isolated rural areas.
World report on fertility treatments reveals high use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection
May 21, 2016
The editor-in-chief of one of the world's leading reproductive medicine journals has attacked the rising use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) for the treatment of infertility, following publication of the latest ...
Flawed data behind regulation of high-risk women's health devices
May 20, 2016
Some high-risk medical devices used in obstetrics and gynecology were approved by the FDA based on flawed data, according to a recent study from Northwestern Medicine.
Prior C-section raises risk of complications with home birth
May 19, 2016
(HealthDay)—Pregnant women who've had a cesarean delivery in the past should not plan a home birth because they face a higher risk for complications, researchers warn.
Novel lab test may advance diagnosis of rare but dangerous pregnancy condition
May 18, 2016
A laboratory blood test developed at Johns Hopkins for the diagnosis of a rare genetic red blood cell disorder also shows promise in identifying HELLP syndrome, a life-threatening high blood pressure condition affecting 1 ...
Less decline than expected in brain, spine defects after folic acid fortification program
May 18, 2016
Fortifying the U.S. food supply with folic acid was not associated with a decline in certain birth defects that researchers expected to see in California, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Infants exposed to SSRI antidepressants are more likely to have decreased birth weight
May 17, 2016
A new study, published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology, has found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) has a significant association with lower birth weight and gestational ...