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Probiotics May Not Shield ‘Preemies’ From Serious Illness, Study Finds

November 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Probiotics don’t protect very preterm infants from serious complications, such as a bowel condition called necrotizing enterocolitis, sepsis or death, according to a new study.
The findings challenge previous research that suggested potential benefits from probiotics, the British researchers said. Probiotics are good bacteria found in certain foods and […]

Progesterone May Not Help Prevent Repeat Miscarriage, Study Finds

November 25, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Taking progesterone supplements in the first trimester of pregnancy may not improve the odds of motherhood for women with a history of miscarriage, a new study finds.
Researchers found that among more than 800 women with one or more unexplained miscarriages, those who received the hormone […]

Too Many Pregnant Women Gain Too Much Weight: Doctors’ Group

November 23, 2015

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women need to exercise and eat healthy foods during and after pregnancy in order to combat overweight and obesity and related health problems, women’s health experts say.
More than half of reproductive-age women in the United States are overweight or obese, according to the American College of Obstetricians and […]

The Good News About Caffeine and Pregnancy

November 23, 2015

Moderate amounts of caffeine during pregnancy don’t appear to be linked to a child’s risk for lower IQ or behavior problems.

Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine Schedule

November 20, 2015

FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Three-quarters of first-time expectant mothers plan to follow the recommended vaccination schedule for their children, a new study finds.
But the survey of 200 American women pregnant with their first child also found that 10.5 percent planned to spread out the recommended vaccination schedule, 4 percent planned to have […]

Rare Nervous System Disorder Can Put Pregnancy at Risk: Study

November 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An uncommon central nervous system disorder may increase pregnant women’s risk for miscarriage or a serious pregnancy-related condition known as pre-eclampsia, a new study reveals.
The rare autoimmune disorder, called neuromyelitis optica, is often mistaken for multiple sclerosis. It affects the nerves to the eyes and the spinal […]

Breastfeeding Preemies May Reduce Risk of a Serious Eye Problem

November 16, 2015

Breastfeeding a premature infant may help reduce the risk of a serious eye problem known as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).

First Uterus Transplant Planned in U.S.

November 13, 2015

FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Crossing new frontiers in infertility treatment and organ transplantation, Cleveland Clinic doctors hope to transplant a uterus from a deceased donor into a woman without one.
The innovative procedure — tentatively scheduled for the next few months — would enable a woman with ovaries but no uterus to become […]

Here’s an Exercise You Can Do Even in Late Pregnancy

November 11, 2015

Gentle yoga, even late into pregnancy, appears to be safe for moms-to-be, according to a small new study.

Exposure to This Chemical in Pregnancy May Boost Obesity Risk in Kids

November 11, 2015

Exposure in the womb to high levels of a widely used industrial chemical appears to increase a child’s risk of obesity, a new study suggests.


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