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IQWiG supported professional societies in the development of new S3 guideline
Commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Health, the Institute searched for studies on vaginal ('natural') birth and assessed them. (2019-02-12)
Scientists gain new insight on triggers for preterm birth
A group of scientists led by Ramkumar Menon at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have gained new insight on a poorly-understood key player in the timing of labor and delivery. (2019-02-12)
Researchers examine postpartum hospital readmissions for women with psychiatric conditions
When is the best time to screen obese women for gestational diabetes? (2019-02-11)
Tracking HIV's ever-evolving genome in effort to prioritize public health resources
Using HIV genetic data, researchers discovered that transgender women in Los Angeles are at higher risk of being in an HIV transmission network than men who have sex with men. (2019-02-11)
How to classify high blood pressure in pregnancy?
The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) changed their guidance to lower the threshold criteria for hypertension in adults. (2019-02-11)
Positive thinking during pregnancy could help children's ability in math and science
Your attitude during pregnancy could have an effect on your child's ability in math and science, according to a new study published by Frontiers in Psychology today. (2019-02-08)
Stalled fertility declines linked to disruptions in women's education in Africa
A slowdown in fertility decline in sub-Saharan Africa was partially caused by disruptions in women's education in the 1980s, according to new IIASA research. (2019-02-07)
Certain characteristics linked with depression before and after giving birth
Depression during pregnancy and following childbirth (perinatal depression) is a common and potentially severe condition. (2019-02-06)
Study examines association between birth weight, risk of developing psychiatric disorders in adulthood
It is unclear if the associations between fetal growth as indicated by birth weight and later mental health conditions remain after taking into account family-related factors that could affect these conditions. (2019-02-06)
Group B streptococcus test for pregnant women: advantage of universal screening unclear
Informative studies are still lacking for the comparison with the currently used risk-based strategy. (2019-02-05)
Obesity-related cancers rising in young adults in the US
A new study finds rates are increasing for six of 12 cancers related to obesity in younger adults in the United States, with steeper increases in progressively younger ages and successively younger generations. (2019-02-04)
UH marine mammal research captures rare video of newborn humpback whale
A rare video, captured by the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Marine Mammal Research Program (MMRP) in January 2019 shows a humpback whale calf so new that its dorsal fin and tail flukes appear soft and flimsy, and its mother is still excreting blood, while sometimes supporting the calf on her back. (2019-01-31)
Interferon regulatory factor 6 mutations implicated in neural tube defects, including spina bifida
Mutations in a gene known as interferon regulatory factor 6 that cause cleft lip and palate also are implicated in neural tube defects such as spina bifida, suggests research by an international study team published online Jan. (2019-01-25)
Birth rates in Fukushima City before, after nuclear disaster
An earthquake and subsequent tsunami led to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster in Japan in 2011. (2019-01-25)
Do economic conditions affect pregnancy outcomes?
Economic downturn during early pregnancy was linked with modest increases in preterm birth in a Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology analysis. (2019-01-24)
Emergency caesareans put new mothers at higher risk of developing postnatal depression
A major study, from the University of York, provides new evidence that emergency C-sections put new mothers at greater risk of experiencing mental health problems after giving birth. (2019-01-23)
New research proposes target omega-3 DHA level for pregnant women
A new scientific paper has, for the first time, proposed an omega-3 DHA target blood level of 5 percent or higher for pregnant women who want to reduce their risk of preterm birth. (2019-01-22)
Improved maternity care practices decrease racial gaps in breastfeeding in the US South
A new paper published in Pediatrics links successful implementation of Baby-Friendly™ practices in the southern US with increases in breastfeeding rates and improved, evidence-based care. (2019-01-18)
Long periods of undisturbed sleep during pregnancy may be associated with stillbirth
Sleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, a new Michigan Medicine-led international study suggests. (2019-01-18)
Breast cancer up to five times more likely to metastasize even 10 years after childbirth
Breast cancers diagnosed in young women within 10 years of giving birth are more likely to metastasize, and thus more likely to cause death, than breast cancers in young women who gave birth less recently or not at all. (2019-01-16)
Medically assisted reproduction does not raise risk of preterm birth and low birth weight
Study shows that couples can decide about using medically assisted reproduction free from concerns about increasing the health risks to their baby. (2019-01-14)
Newborns face risks when born to women with the flu
Pregnant women with influenza are more likely to experience complications, but how this affects infants is unclear. (2019-01-09)
Maternal programming during pregnancy induces long-term postpartum obesity
In a new study using a mouse model, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggest that long-term postpartum weight gain may be due not so much to retained fat as to reprogramming of maternal energy metabolism. (2019-01-08)
New insight into what a mother gives to her baby in the womb besides genes
Beginning in the womb, a mother transmits a slew of molecules, microbes and cells to her baby. (2018-12-21)
Giving birth associated with 14 percent higher risk of heart disease and stroke
Giving birth is associated with a 14 percent higher risk of heart disease and stroke compared to having no children, reports a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2018-12-20)
Delivery method associated with pelvic floor disorders after childbirth
Research completed at Johns Hopkins and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center has demonstrated that vaginal childbirth substantially increases the probability a woman will develop a pelvic floor disorder later in life. (2018-12-19)
Early postpartum opioids linked with persistent usage
Vanderbilt researchers have published findings indicating that regardless of whether a woman delivers a child by cesarean section or by vaginal birth, if they fill prescriptions for opioid pain medications early in the postpartum period, they are at increased risk of developing persistent opioid use. (2018-12-17)
NIH scientists find that breast cancer protection from pregnancy starts decades later
In general, women who have had children have a lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who have never given birth. (2018-12-14)
Reducing variations in feeding practices and fortifying breast milk helps micro-preemies grow
Standardizing feeding practices, including the timing for fortifying breast milk and formula with essential elements like zinc and protein, improves growth trends for the tiniest preterm infants, according to Children's research presented during the Institute for Healthcare Improvement 2018 Scientific Symposium. (2018-12-10)
Obesity intervention needed before pregnancy
New research from the University of Adelaide's Robinson Research Institute supports the need for dietary and lifestyle interventions before overweight and obese women become pregnant. (2018-12-06)
Information on reproductive health outcomes lacking in Catholic hospitals
As Catholic health care systems expand nationwide, little is known about the reproductive outcomes of their patients compared to patients in other settings, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. (2018-12-06)
Mothers whose responses to infants' facial cues increase report stronger bonds with babies
A new study forthcoming in the journal Child Development examined whether pregnancy changes mothers' neural sensitivity to infants' facial cues, and whether such changes affect mother-infant bonding. (2018-12-04)
Prenatal exposure to chemicals in personal care products may speed puberty in girls
Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products before birth may hit puberty earlier, according to a new longitudinal study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. (2018-12-03)
Altered microbiome after caesarean section impacts baby's immune system
Together with colleagues from Sweden and Luxembourg, scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have observed that, during a natural vaginal birth, specific bacteria from the mother's gut are passed on to the baby and stimulate the baby's immune responses. (2018-11-30)
Study finds sexual trauma survivors have clear preferences in obstetric care
Researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) surveyed women with a history of sexual trauma and found that they have clear preferences regarding how they communicate their history with providers as well as certain aspects of their treatment plan. (2018-11-29)
When it comes to using birth control, both intention and attitude matter
A new VA study adds to the evidence that women's intentions around becoming pregnant don't fully explain whether and how they use contraception. (2018-11-29)
Sequential imaging of Zika-exposed fetuses reveals most have normal brain development
Ultrasound imaging performed during pregnancy and after childbirth revealed most Zika-related brain abnormalities experienced by infants exposed to the Zika virus during pregnancy, according to a prospective cohort study published online Nov. (2018-11-26)
Smoking during pregnancy increases the likelihood of your baby becoming obese
Smoking during pregnancy increases the chance that your baby will become obese. (2018-11-21)
A growing list of factors that impact CKD severity for kids
Myriad biological and societal factors can impact the occurrence and accelerate progression of chronic kidney disease for children of African descent - including preterm birth, exposure to toxins during gestation and lower socioeconomic status -- and can complicate these children's access to effective treatments. (2018-11-20)
New research finds omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of premature birth
A new Cochrane Review published today has found that increasing the intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births. (2018-11-15)
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