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Researchers identify key substance that protects against pre-term birth
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified hyaluronon (HA) as a critical substance made by the body that protects against premature births caused by infection. View News Article (2015-01-13)

Half of pregnant women who have hypertension and snore unknowingly have a sleep disorder
1 in 2 hypertensive pregnant women who habitually snore may have unrecognized obstructive sleep apnea, a sleeping disorder that can reduce blood oxygen levels during the night and that has been linked to serious health conditions, new University of Michigan-led research shows. View News Article (2014-06-03)

Why does a high-fat diet induce preeclampsia-like symptoms in pregnant rats?
Preeclampsia is a relatively common pregnancy disorder, characterized by primary hypertension and proteinuria. In patients with severe preeclampsia, eclampsia can develop, causing nervous system symptoms and signs. View News Article (2013-08-08)

Stepped-up vaccine series for hepatitis B is effective during pregnancy
UT Southwestern Medical Center maternal-fetal specialists have confirmed a potential new protocol to protect pregnant women who are at risk for hepatitis B, a health problem that affects 2 billion people worldwide. View News Article (2011-06-28)

Stop eating for two: obese moms-to-be should gain less weight than currently recommended
Severely obese women should lose weight during pregnancy, while obese women who are pregnant should gain less weight than currently recommended, a Saint Louis University study finds. View News Article (2007-10-02)

More women medical students select general surgery and continue to close the gender gap
The gender gap among United States Medical Graduates (USMG) in the traditionally male-dominated specialty of general surgery is shrinking, according to study results published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. View News Article (2011-04-05)

Disclosing violence to primary care or obestetrics/gynecology physicians most beneficial
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) found that patients who disclose intimate partner violence (IPV) to their clinicians of any type did not experience serious harm. View News Article (2008-07-07)

Greater risk for children of mothers over 40 to die in the womb or as a newborn
Women who give birth after 40 run a greater risk of experiencing pregnancy complications than younger women. Moreover, there is an increased risk of the child dying in the womb or in close connection with delivery. This is shown in a study carried out by the Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University in Sweden. Women in Sweden, as in many other countries, are giving birth later and later... View News Article (2004-10-13)

Junior doctors increasingly backing out of job offers they’ve already accepted
Junior doctors are increasingly backing out of accepted job offers, often with less than a month to go, finds a study in Emergency Medicine Journal. View News Article (2002-07-08)

Yale procedure cuts recurrence of aggressive uterine cancer
A state-of-the-art treatment program developed at Yale School of Medicine increases survival from the aggressive uterine papillary serous carcinoma (UPSC) and spares some patients the need for additional therapy. View News Article (2005-09-22)

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