Surgery

Prenatal surgery yields lasting benefits for myelomeningocele

(HealthDay)—For myelomeningocele, prenatal surgery does not improve adaptive behavior but is associated with improved mobility and independent functioning in school-aged children, according to a study published online Jan. ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Is vigorous exercise safe during the third trimester of pregnancy?

Expectant mothers receive an avalanche of information about potential risks to their baby. There's a growing list of foods, toxins and environmental threats to avoid. It's normal for this to lead to an increased level of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Prenatal parental stress linked to behaviour problems in toddlers

Expectant parents' emotional struggles predict emotional and behavioural problems in 2-year-olds, new research shows. The same study reveals, for the first time, that couple conflict helps explain emotional problems in very ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dengue infection: A shield against Zika-related birth defects

The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America less than 5 years ago had severe consequences for expectant mothers. Many who were infected with the Zika virus gave birth to children with microcephaly and other birth defects, collectively ...

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