Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

That COVID-19 baby boom might be more of a bust

When stay-at-home orders were announced in the spring, some people wryly speculated about a COVID-19 baby boom. Social media users even came up with a few suggestions for what this new generation should be called—"coronials" ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

CDC: 2017 to 2018 saw decline in teen birth rates across states

(HealthDay)—From 2017 to 2018, there were declines in teenage birth rates in most states and across race and Hispanic origin, according to the July 10 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Great expectations: Patients overestimate success in IVF

Couples embarking on IVF to treat their infertility tend to overestimate their chance of success, according to a prospective study of 69 couples having at least their second treatment attempt. Such over-optimism, suggest ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Drop in infant mortality mainly due to drop across maternal age

(HealthDay)—Most of the decline in infant mortality rates from 2000 to 2017 was due to declines in rates across maternal age groups, according to the June 25 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. ...

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