Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Like Zika, West Nile virus causes fetal brain damage, death in mice

West Nile and Powassan - can spread from an infected pregnant mouse to her fetuses, causing brain damage and fetal death, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings suggest ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study redefines the 'optimal time for delivery'

(HealthDay)—The number of fetal deaths that could be avoided by delivery is greater than the number of neonatal deaths that would be anticipated by delivery around 37 to 38 weeks' gestation, according to research published ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

True burden of stillbirths in Europe vastly underestimated

The burden of stillbirth has been underestimated by at least a third because of recommendations to report only stillbirths from 28 weeks' gestation in international comparisons, according to an observational study of 2.5 ...

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