Latest News for Pregnancy

Scientists initiate first ethical guidelines for organs cultivated in vitro

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
In the professional journal Science, Jürgen Knoblich, a leading authority on stem cells and deputy director of the IMBA (Institute for Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences)...
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Great differences in the view of withdrawing futile intensive care

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
The views among physicians and the general public when it comes to deciding whether to withhold or withdraw treatment of terminally ill patients differ greatly.
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New data show heightened risk of birth defects with antidepressants prescribed during pregnancy

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
A new Université de Montréal study in the British Medical Journal reveals that antidepressants prescribed to pregnant women could increase the chance of having a baby with birth defects.
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Brain mapping premature babies can help to predict childhood disability

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
New research suggests that early brain mapping of white matter injury may help to predict later disability in prematurely born infants.
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How Does Fibromyalgia Affect Pregnancy?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Fibromyalgia treatments may involve medical and lifestyle changes, but can they affect a pregnancy? Learn what should be considered when planning a baby.
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The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Worldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) each year, a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows.
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Why do older mothers have birth complications? New study investigates

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Some studies have suggested that mothers over the age of 35 are more likely to experience complications at birth. A new study investigates why this is.
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Scientists find genetic mutation that causes cleft lip and palate, heart defects

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST
A team of international researchers examines the genetic mutation responsible for cleft lip and palate, as well as congenital heart defect.
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Maternal blood pressure before conception predicts gender of baby

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Breaking research carried out in China finds a possible link between a woman's blood pressure before conception and the eventual gender of her child.
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