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Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women

March 27, 2015

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Researchers report that more pregnant women are developing kidney failure, an apparent product of the growing prevalence of chronic kidney disease in the United States.
Even though severe kidney disease lowers the likelihood of pregnancy, nearly half of 75 kidney specialists reported in a survey that they’d treated […]

E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

March 27, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine’s effects.
Animal experiments have shown that exposure to nicotine can harm developing lungs and brains, according to […]

Fetal Faces Seem to React to Mom’s Smoking

March 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a new study, 4-D scans of fetal faces showed differences in expression between those carried by women who smoked versus those carried by women who didn’t.
The British researchers believe the differences in fetal facial movements may point to the harm caused by smoking during pregnancy.
“Technology means […]

Evolution May Explain Why a Curvy Bottom Drives Men Wild

March 23, 2015

MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Men are naturally drawn to a woman with a curvy backside, a new report suggests.
The “theoretically optimal angle” is a 45.5-degree curve from back to buttocks — not necessarily a big butt, the University of Texas at Austin researchers determined.
These curvaceous gals would have had an evolutionary […]

Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women

March 19, 2015

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that yoga may help ease depression in pregnant women.
“This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of symptoms during pregnancy,” lead author Cynthia Battle, an associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior at […]

2 Factors Greatly Boost New Moms’ Odds of Type 2 Diabetes

March 18, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Obese women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, and then gain 11 pounds or more after giving birth, have more than a 40 times higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
Diabetes that develops during pregnancy is known as gestational diabetes. While this […]

Pregnancy Weight Has Lasting Effect on Child, Study Finds

March 13, 2015

FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Being overweight or obese before pregnancy, or gaining too much weight during pregnancy, may put children at increased risk for obesity, a new study says.
“Some weight gain during pregnancy is normal, but women need to know that gaining too much weight can put their child at risk for […]

Kidney Disease Can Pose Problems During Pregnancy, Study Warns

March 12, 2015

THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Kidney disease during pregnancy puts women and their babies at risk for certain types of problems, even if the disease is at an early stage and the mother-to-be has normal kidney function, a new study warns.
Italian researchers compared outcomes among 504 pregnant women with chronic kidney disease and […]

Many Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant, Study Finds

March 11, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of all pregnant women gain more weight than recommended during pregnancy, a new study finds.
“This is a concern because gaining too much weight has health consequences for both mothers and infants,” said study co-author Andrea Sharma, an epidemiologist with the U.S. Centers […]

Don’t Delay School for Summer-Born or Premature Kids: Study

March 9, 2015

MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Delaying the start of school for a year for children with summer birthdays or those born prematurely may lead to worse academic performance later, new British research suggests.
“Our study shows that delaying school entry has no effect on Year 1 teacher ratings of academic performance. But it is […]


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