News tagged with pregnant women
A new candidate malaria vaccine with the potential to neutralise all strains of the most deadly species of malaria parasite has been developed by a team led by scientists at the University of Oxford. The results of this new ...
Medical research Dec 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Relatively small levels of exposure to alcohol while in the womb can influence a child's IQ, according to a new study led by researchers from the universities of Bristol and Oxford using data from over 4,000 mothers and their ...
Health Nov 14, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (6) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Ultrasound, the diagnostic tool first developed at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in the 1950s to scan the body, is now being used in its fracture clinic to help heal fractured bones and speed up the recovery ...
Medical research Oct 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
A large study of the daughters of women who had been given DES, the first synthetic form of estrogen, during pregnancy has found that exposure to the drug while in the womb (in utero) is associated with many ...
Cancer Oct 05, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Pregnant women in labor, upon arriving at the hospital, will often have their babys heart rate monitored to assess the babys wellbeing. A new research review suggests that the use of one popular ...
Health Feb 15, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- A new paper just published in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry uses extensive Freedom of Information Act findings to detail an extremely troubling off-label medical intervention employed in the U.S. o ...
Other Aug 03, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- In a paper published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the University of Aberdeen team also found links between the rate an unborn baby grows and its ch ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 29, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The German makers of thalidomide were warned of birth defects years before it was withdrawn and Australian distributors used pregnant women as the world's first test subjects, court papers alleged Friday.
Medications Jul 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Just as women are advised to get plenty of folic acid around the time of conception and throughout early pregnancy, new research suggests another very similar nutrient may one day deserve a spot on the obstetrician's ...
Genetics Sep 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Testosterone and its derivatives could constitute an efficient treatment against myelin diseases such as multiple sclerosis, reveals a study by researchers from the Laboratoire d'Imagerie et de Neurosciences Cognitives. Myelin ...
Neuroscience Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay) —Opening the windows at home may help pregnant women reduce their risk for preterm birth or low birth weight, a new study indicates.
Health Feb 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Study indicates link between high vitamin D levels in expectant mothers and increased infant allergy risks
Pregnant women should avoid taking vitamin D supplements. Substitution appears to raise the risk of children developing a food allergy after birth. This was the conclusion drawn from a new survey carried ...
Immunology Feb 27, 2013 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0
An Emory University study published online today in Pediatrics suggests consuming Omega 3 fatty acids during pregnancy helps protects babies against illness during early infancy.
Health Aug 01, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- While pregnant, women pay particular attention to factors such as diet and exercise to ensure their babies are born healthy and develop normally. New research from the University of Calgarys Faculty ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 10, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
One-year-old Katakane laughs and coos in the arms of her HIV-positive mother as a doctor tries to examine her at South Africa's largest public hospital, in Soweto township.
HIV & AIDS May 31, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
Pregnancy (latin graviditas) is the carrying of one or more offspring, known as a fetus or embryo, inside the uterus of a female. In a pregnancy, there can be multiple gestations, as in the case of twins or triplets. Human pregnancy is the most studied of all mammalian pregnancies. Obstetrics is the surgical field that studies and cares for high risk pregnancy. Midwifery is the non-surgical field that cares for pregnancy and pregnant women.
Childbirth usually occurs about 38 weeks after conception; i.e., approximately 40 weeks from the last normal menstrual period (LNMP) in humans. The World Health Organization defines normal term for delivery as between 37 weeks and 42 weeks. The calculation of this date involves the assumption of a regular 28-day period.
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