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Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain

September 1, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Babies born early or at low birth weight are at risk later in life of having smaller, less efficient brains or health problems that increase their risk for heart disease, according to a pair of new studies.
But even though these children face potential lifetime [...]


Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?

August 27, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — There’s been controversy for years over whether the use of common antidepressants by women during their pregnancies might raise the odds of mental health issues in their children.
Now, a study involving more than 13,000 children finds no rise in the risk of autism in children whose mothers [...]


Hormone Might Help Preemies’ Brains

August 26, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A hormone used to reduce the need for blood transfusions might also protect the brains of premature babies, a new study suggests.
Synthetic erythropoietin (EPO), which stimulates red blood cell production, appears to prevent brain damage when used shortly after preterm birth, said lead researcher Dr. [...]


Obama Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law

August 25, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Responding to a Supreme Court ruling handed down late in June, the Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise path that it said would allow women to obtain contraceptives through their health plan, while respecting the views of companies that objected to the provision on [...]


Administration Offers New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law

August 22, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Responding to a Supreme Court ruling handed down late in June, the Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise path that it said would allow women to obtain contraceptives through their health plan, while respecting the views of companies that objected to the provision on [...]


Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna

August 21, 2014

In a new review of seafood safety, Consumer Reports is advising that pregnant women avoid eating tuna due to concerns about mercury exposure.


Teen Birth Rate in U.S. Has Dropped Dramatically

August 20, 2014

U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new government report shows.


Pregnant? Get a Flu Shot, Doctors Urge

August 20, 2014

A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for all pregnant women to get a flu shot.


White Women More Likely to Seek Fertility Treatment: Report

August 20, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — White, straight women are much more likely to seek treatment for infertility than minority, bisexual or lesbian women, a new study finds.
Researchers examined data gathered from nearly 20,000 American women, aged 21 to 44, who took part in polls in 2002 and 2006-2010, conducted as part of the [...]


Parent’s Smoking Affects Children’s Health for Years

August 19, 2014

Smoking while pregnant or around an infant has long been linked to development of asthma and allergies in young children. Now, researchers have found that the risk may persist into the teen years.



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