Blood Pressure Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later?

June 27, 2016

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who have blood pressure in the high-normal range may have an increased risk for metabolic syndrome after they give birth, a new study indicates.
Metabolic syndrome — which increases the risk of heart disease — is defined as having three or more of the following conditions: […]


At Least 10 Pregnant Women in Dallas Have Zika Virus, Officials Say

June 24, 2016

At least 10 pregnant women in the Dallas area have been infected with Zika, Texas officials confirmed Wednesday.


3 Babies Born in the U.S. With Birth Defects From Zika

June 17, 2016

In the first reporting of Zika-related birth defects in the United States, federal health officials said that three babies have been born with these birth defects while three pregnancies have been lost because of brain damage caused by the virus.


Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key to Birth Defect Risk

June 15, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The danger of Zika-related birth defects may be confined to maternal infections that occur during the first two trimesters of a pregnancy, a new study suggests.
Colombian and U.S. researchers studied almost 12,000 pregnancies occurring in 2015 among women in Colombia, a country that is endemic […]


Timing of Zika Infection in Pregnancy May Be Key to Birth Defect Risk

June 15, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The danger of Zika-related birth defects may be confined to maternal infections that occur during the first two trimesters of a pregnancy, a new study suggests.
Colombian and U.S. researchers studied almost 12,000 pregnancies occurring in 2015 among women in Colombia, a country that is endemic […]


Breast-Feeding a Boon to Preemies’ Hearts: Study

June 14, 2016

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Breast-feeding premature babies appears to increase the likelihood that those infants will have healthier hearts in young adulthood, new research suggests.
The finding was based on an analysis involving just over 200 men and women in their early- to mid-20s. It suggests that premature infants fed […]


Couples Living in Zika Areas Should Delay Pregnancy, WHO Advises

June 10, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Couples who are trying to have children and live in Zika-affected areas should consider delaying pregnancy to avoid having babies born with birth defects, U.N. health officials now recommend.
The new guideline replaces an earlier one that suggested women planning to become pregnant should wait at […]


Upside of Late Delivery: Possible Brain Boost?

June 7, 2016

TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Babies born late-term may get a brain boost, a new study finds.
“Our hope is that this research will enrich conversations between ob-gyns and expectant parents about the ideal time to have the baby,” said study lead author David Figlio. He’s an economist and director of Northwestern University’s Institute […]


Pregnant or Planning to Be? How to Protect Yourself From Zika

June 7, 2016

As the threat of the Zika virus grows in the United States, pregnant women and those trying to conceive need to take precautions, a fetal medicine doctor says.


Air Pollution Tied to Stillbirth in Small Study

May 25, 2016

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — “Suggestive evidence” of a link between air pollution and increased risk of stillbirth is growing, according to a new review.
Wide regional variations in the world’s stillbirth rates suggest most of last year’s 2.6 million stillbirths were preventable, the research team said.
“If the evidence of an association between […]




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