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New program will focus research on combating Zika virus

4 days ago

A new program delving into how viruses and bacteria attack the fetus, and how the body fights back,…
In women with HIV, TB preventive therapy poses greater risk in pregnancy than postpartum

October 3, 2019

Study results published help clarify how to safely prevent tuberculosis (TB) in women living with HIV who are…
Helping pregnant women at work can hurt their chances of returning after maternity leave

October 3, 2019

Courteous people routinely give up a seat on a bus, open a door or extend some other form…
First-time pregnancy complications linked to increased risk of hypertension later in life

October 1, 2019

Women who experience complications such as preterm births and preeclampsia during their first pregnancy are nearly twice more likely…
Early maternal anemia tied to intellectual disability, ADHD and autism

September 19, 2019

The timing of anemia—a common condition in late pregnancy—can make a big difference for the developing fetus, according…
Childhood behaviour linked to taking paracetamol during pregnancy

September 16, 2019

The research published in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology examined whether there were any effects of taking paracetamol in…
NIH study suggests higher air pollution exposure during second pregnancy may increase preterm birth risk

September 13, 2019

Pregnant women who are exposed to higher air pollution levels during their second pregnancy, compared to their first…
Bristol researchers lead new national guidance on how to stay fit and healthy

September 9, 2019

The physical activity guidelines issued today by the four Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, offer…
Bedrest for high-risk pregnancies may be linked to premature birth

September 9, 2019

Newborns whose mothers spent more than one week on bedrest had poorer health outcomes, according to a new…
Good grades aren’t everything in sex ed

September 6, 2019

Just because students ace their tests in health class doesn’t mean they will remember and use lessons about…
Exercise in pregnancy improves health of obese mothers by restoring their tissues, mouse study finds

September 2, 2019

Exercise immediately prior to and during pregnancy restores key tissues in the body, making them better able to…
Culturally centered birth center improves value and equity in health care before and after birth

August 30, 2019

Racial inequities in health care in the weeks before and after birth put African American women and their…
Pregnant women of color experience disempowerment by health care providers

August 28, 2019

A new study finds that women of color perceive their interactions with doctors, nurses and midwives as being…
Changes associated with autism risk may be detected as early as the second trimester

August 22, 2019

Researchers at University of Utah Health have identified a link between autism and steroid hormone changes detected in the mother’s…
Moderate to Heavy Drinking During Pregnancy Alters Genes in Newborns, Mothers

August 21, 2019

Mothers who drink moderate to high levels of alcohol during pregnancy may be changing their babies’ DNA, according…
Treatment for liver disorder in pregnancy ineffective, finds new study

August 20, 2019

Research led by King’s College London has found that the currently recommended treatment for a common pregnancy liver…
Findings shed new light on why Zika causes birth defects in some pregnancies

August 16, 2019

One thing is clear when it comes to Zika: Pregnant women must do everything they can to avoid…
House move during early pregnancy linked to heightened premature birth risk

August 2, 2019

Moving to a new residence during the first three months of pregnancy is linked to a heightened risk…
Study finds worrisome birth-control knowledge gaps

August 1, 2019

A new study has uncovered concerning gaps in knowledge about birth control effectiveness. The research, conducted in the…
Pregnant women who work night shifts have higher risk of preterm delivery, miscarriage: study

July 31, 2019

Pregnant women who work night shifts and longer working hours are at increased risk for preterm delivery and…
High levels of oestrogen in the womb linked to autism

July 30, 2019

Scientist have identified a link between exposure to high levels of oestrogen sex hormones in the womb and…
Worrisome Increase in Some Medical Scans during Pregnancy

July 25, 2019

Use of medical imaging during pregnancy increased significantly in the United States, a new study has found, with…
Mediterranean diet during pregnancy reduces gestational diabetes and weight gain

July 24, 2019

A simple Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy does not reduce the overall risk of adverse maternal and offspring complications,…
Surgery before pregnancy linked to higher risk of opioid withdrawal in babies

July 15, 2019

Babies whose mothers underwent surgery before pregnancy have an increased risk of opioid withdrawal symptoms at birth, according…
Men who avoid teen parenthood through partners’ use of abortion gain long – term economic benefits, first of its kind study says

July 11, 2019

Studies have shown an association between adolescent girls’ access to abortion services to end an unplanned and unwanted…
Offspring of Pregnant Women Exposed to High Level of Pollutants May Have Lower IQs

July 8, 2019

A new study has found that pregnant women exposed to higher levels of air pollutants had children with…
Scientists found that physical exercise boosts fertility in women as much as traditional therapies

June 30, 2019

A lot of people struggle to conceive a baby. It is truly debilitating situation to be in. Also,…
Elevated blood pressure in first trimester increases risk for blood pressure disorder later in pregnancy

June 28, 2019

Elevated blood pressure in the first trimester of pregnancy, or an increase in blood pressure between the first…
Being born to an overweight mother increases your chances of having type 2 diabetes

June 23, 2019

The quality of your life depends on many factors, including your upbringing. Your parents do their best to…
Heart Health 4 Moms Program Aims to Improve Outcomes for Women with Recent Preeclampsia

June 20, 2019

For many pregnant women, a diagnosis of preeclampsia can come as a shock. While more common among women…
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