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Women want support managing their weight during pregnancy
Women want support managing their weight during pregnancy (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian women want their healthcare providers to actively advise them about weight management during and after pregnancy, a Monash University study reveals. Published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, the Public Health and Preventive Medicine study identifies a gap in service ... Read More »

Women lack critical nutrient for pregnancy
Women lack critical nutrient for pregnancy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than 40 percent of women are deficient in iodine, an essential mineral in developing healthy brains in babies, new research out of Westmead has found. Lead researcher Dr Jenny Gunton, from the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, the University ... Read More »

What drives up a pregnant woman’s biological age?
What drives up a pregnant woman’s biological age? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women who had low socioeconomic status during childhood and who have poor family social support appear to prematurely age on a cellular level, potentially raising the risk for complications, a new study has found. Researchers at The Ohio State ... Read More »

Sleep on your side, not your back in late pregnancy
Sleep on your side, not your back in late pregnancy (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A pregnant mother sleeping on her back during late pregnancy may cause problems for the foetus, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology. This is the first study to monitor unborn babies overnight and at the same ... Read More »

Skimping on sleep may contribute to gestational diabetes
Skimping on sleep may contribute to gestational diabetes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The amount of time spent sleeping in the United States has dropped significantly in the past twenty years with almost a quarter of women and 16% of men experiencing insufficient sleep. Now, a new study has found that lack of ... Read More »

Mum’s immune response could trigger social deficits for kids with autism
Mum’s immune response could trigger social deficits for kids with autism (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children with autism are more likely to show severe social symptoms if their mother had chronic asthma or allergies while pregnant, the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre revealed in Molecular Psychiatry. The retrospective cohort study of 220 Australian ... Read More »

Premature birth more likely if mum had a late-stage Caesarean
Premature birth more likely if mum had a late-stage Caesarean (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Caesarean section delivery at full dilation may raise the risk of premature birth in a subsequent pregnancy, new research reveals. The finding by clinicians and researchers from Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney was reported ... Read More »

Morning sickness affects expectant fathers too
Morning sickness affects expectant fathers too (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The plight of pregnant women suffering severe morning sickness or hyperemesis gravidarum has been brought to the fore with the struggles of Princess Kate, however, little is known about how these conditions affect expectant fathers. New research from Edith Cowan ... Read More »

Link between sexually transmitted virus and underweight babies
Link between sexually transmitted virus and underweight babies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women carrying the sexually transmitted HPV infection prior to two years of giving birth are 50% more likely to have a tiny baby, new research shows. A study led by the University of South Australia analysing Pap smear records of ... Read More »

HPV Vaccine Associated with Improved Fertility in Some Women
HPV Vaccine Associated with Improved Fertility in Some Women (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than 40% of American teens are now getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). But, despite HPV infection being associated with reduced semen quality and lower pregnancy rates, there is still public concern about whether the HPV vaccine itself could ... Read More »

 
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