Obstetrics & gynaecology

February 17, 2021
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Overall pregnancy, live birth outcomes unchanged in psoriasis

(HealthDay)—Overall pregnancy and live birth outcomes are similar for women with psoriasis and for the general population, according to a study published online Feb. 3 in […]
February 16, 2021
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Mother’s heart health in pregnancy impacts child’s heart health in adolescence

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A mother’s heart health while she is pregnant may have a significant impact on her child’s cardiovascular health in early adolescence (ages […]
February 5, 2021
Zinc may help with fertility during COVID-19 pandemic, researchers report thumbnail

Zinc may help with fertility during COVID-19 pandemic, researchers report

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers have reported that zinc supplements for men and women attempting to conceive either naturally or […]
February 2, 2021
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Extend 14-day human embryo research limit to 28 days, urges ethicist

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain It’s time to extend the legal limit on human embryo research from 14 to 28 days, because technology and knowledge have moved […]
January 30, 2021
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Women who develop high blood pressure after birth at greater risk of chronic hypertension

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Blood pressure that remains elevated over of time—known as chronic hypertension—has been linked to heart disease, which is the leading cause of […]
January 29, 2021
With mortality a high risk for pregnant and postpartum Black women, new center aims to improve maternal health thumbnail

With mortality a high risk for pregnant and postpartum Black women, new center aims to improve maternal health

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Nina Thomas, 24, is a single mom who lived in Kankakee, Illinois, before COVID-19 upended her life. Her routine, for nearly four […]
January 12, 2021
Pregnant or postpartum Black women are 45% more likely to die in the hospital and are at higher risk for heart problems thumbnail

Pregnant or postpartum Black women are 45% more likely to die in the hospital and are at higher risk for heart problems

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain In her last trimester, in the midst of dealing with family and work issues as well as preparing for a new baby, […]
January 12, 2021
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Removing unnecessary medical barriers to contraception: CDC report

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is committed to removing unnecessary medical barriers to contraception use by people with certain […]
December 8, 2020
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Study finds no change in preterm birth or stillbirth in Philadelphia during pandemic

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Despite early reports suggesting a decline in preterm births during the COVID-19 pandemic period, an analysis by researchers at Children’s Hospital of […]
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