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Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control

July 1, 2015

WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sexually active teenage girls who are obese are less likely to use birth control than teens who aren’t overweight, a new study reports.
What’s more, those overweight teens who do use some form of contraception are less likely than their normal-weight peers to use it regularly, the researchers said. […]


Umbilical Cord ‘Milking’ May Help Preemies Delivered by C-Section

June 30, 2015

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) —
Gently massaging the umbilical cords of preterm infants delivered by C-section may improve their blood pressure, boost blood flow and increase levels of red blood cells, a new study finds.
Researchers suggest this technique could offer these preemies greater health benefits than the current method of delaying cord clamping for […]


One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study

June 24, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who’ve had one stillbirth have a four times higher risk of having another stillbirth compared to women who’ve had a live birth, British researchers report.
The researchers defined stillbirth as a fetal death at more than 20 weeks gestation or a weight at time of […]


Pregnancy Results Good for Women Who Have Lupus

June 24, 2015

Not long ago, women with lupus were often told pregnancy was too risky. But new research confirms that when the disease is under control, women usually have healthy pregnancies and babies.


Doctors Should Urge Against Pot Use During Pregnancy: Guidelines

June 22, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Doctors should discourage women from using marijuana during pregnancy, due to the potential effects that pot’s active ingredients can have on a child’s brain development, new guidelines state.
The recommendation was released Monday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
“When you look at the […]


Pregnancy May Conceal Ebola

June 17, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ebola infection continues to surprise scientists. The latest twist: The deadly virus may hide in pregnant women without obvious symptoms.
A new case report describes a 31-year-old woman in late pregnancy who went to a hospital in Liberia complaining of mild stomach pain, possibly pregnancy-related.
Routine Ebola […]


Having D&C Procedures May Raise Your Risk of Preterm Birth Later

June 17, 2015

A widely used gynecological procedure may increase the risk of preterm delivery in future pregnancies, a new study suggests.


Good News: The Teen Birth Rate Fell in 2014

June 17, 2015

The overall birth rate in the United States rose a bit for the first time in seven years in 2014, according to new federal government data.


U.S. Birth Rate Records First Rise in 7 Years

June 17, 2015

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The overall birth rate in the United States rose a bit for the first time in seven years in 2014, according to new federal government data.
The same report, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also found that birth rates for U.S. teens fell to their […]


Being Exposed to DDT Before Birth May Raise Your Breast Cancer Risk Now

June 16, 2015

Although the pesticide DDT was banned in the United States in 1972, women exposed to the chemical while they were still in the womb may be more likely to develop breast cancer than women who had less exposure to the pesticide, a new study contends.




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