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Link between high birth weight and heart disease
Link between high birth weight and heart disease April 11, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Babies born with high birth weight may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood, according to a University of Sydney study. Sydney University’s Dr Skilton said the results demonstrate that young adults who were born large for gestational ... Read More »

Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to preterm birth
Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to preterm birth April 7, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Antidepressant medications taken by pregnant women are associated with increased rates of preterm birth. This finding reinforces the notion that antidepressants should not be used by pregnant women in the absence of a clear need that cannot be met through ... Read More »

Public smoking bans reduce preterm births and child hospital visits
Public smoking bans reduce preterm births and child hospital visits April 4, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The introduction of laws banning smoking in public places and workplaces in North America and Europe has been quickly followed by large drops in rates of preterm births and children attending hospital for asthma, according to the first systematic review ... Read More »

Caesarean rates higher in private hospitals
Caesarean rates higher in private hospitals March 30, 2014 (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Where a woman gives birth – in a public or private hospital – is a key determinant of whether she has a caesarean section or not, according to findings from three consecutives surveys of more than 14,000 women who had ... Read More »

Nicotine patches do not appear to help pregnant smokers to quit
Nicotine patches do not appear to help pregnant smokers to quit March 28, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Nicotine patches do not appear to help pregnant smokers to quit. Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes and may have long lasting effects in offspring. In England, 26% of women smoke in the year ... Read More »

Gestational diabetes may raise risk for heart disease in midlife
Gestational diabetes may raise risk for heart disease in midlife March 27, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women may face an increased risk of early heart disease when they develop gestational diabetes, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Gestational diabetes, which develops only during pregnancy and usually disappears after the pregnancy, ... Read More »

Midwives get set to prescribe medications
Midwives get set to prescribe medications March 26, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

For midwife Daniel Evans, receiving a prescriber number and a script pad with which to prescribe medication, is recognition of the important role the midwife plays in society. A Newcastle-based midwife with ten years experience, Daniel is one of the ... Read More »

Pre-term Birth and Asthma
Pre-term Birth and Asthma March 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts, in collaboration with investigators at the Maastricht University Medical Centre and Maastricht University School of Public Health in the Netherlands and The University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, have ... Read More »

Reducing caesarean delivery
Reducing caesarean delivery March 14, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In 2011, one in three pregnant women in the U.S. delivered babies by cesarean delivery. While cesarean delivery may be life-saving for the mother, the baby or both, the rapid increase in cesarean birth rates since 1996 without clear indication ... Read More »

Use of acetaminophen during pregnancy linked to ADHD in children
Use of acetaminophen during pregnancy linked to ADHD in children March 2, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Acetaminophen, found in over-the-counter products such as Excedrin and Tylenol, provides many people with relief from headaches and sore muscles. When used appropriately, it is considered mostly harmless. Over recent decades, the drug, which has been marketed since the 1950s, ... Read More »







 
 
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