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The US birth rate keeps declining: 4 questions answered

Over the last few decades, birth rates have decreased across the globe.

Neuroscience

Study finds that lack of oxygen during pregnancy can cause schizophrenia

Lack of oxygen during the period anticipating child birth, a condition that may affect children of pregnant women subjected to a high blood pressure disorder called pre-eclampsia, has been found to be a cause of schizophrenia. ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

How our 'birth environment' can influence our health

Some links between our environment and our health are well known; air-quality alerts, for instance, are a regular part of the daily news. But few of us are aware that some of our major health risks were actually predicted ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

First Swedish transplant of uterus from deceased donor

The Swedish team responsible for uterine transplantation research has, for the first time, transplanted a uterus from a deceased donor. The operation proceeded without complications and the recipient is doing well.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Perinatal outcomes poorer with cryopreserved donor oocytes

(HealthDay)—For women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), use of cryopreserved versus fresh donor oocytes is associated with marginally, but statistically significant, lower odds of a good perinatal outcome, according ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Acid reflux drug is a surprising candidate to curb preterm birth

Lansoprazole, an over-the-counter acid reflux drug that is often taken by pregnant women, may be a promising therapy to reduce preterm birth, according to a computational drug repurposing study that also tested several of ...