Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More jobs might mean more flu

Businesses should take precautions in advance of the annual flu season to keep sick workers home and reduce infection rates that send people to physicians in droves, says new research from Ball State University.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Induction for late-term pregnancies at 41 weeks tied to small benefits

(HealthDay)—There may be a small benefit to labor induction in low-risk woman at 41 weeks versus expectant management, though the chances of a good perinatal outcome are high with both strategies, according to a study published ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Blood test developed to predict spontaneous preterm birth

Pregnancy can be a time of uncertainty for expecting mothers and their clinical care teams. Nearly 10 percent of births are preterm, taking place before 37 weeks gestation. Preterm birth can result from several conditions, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Scientists gain new insight on triggers for preterm birth

A group of scientists led by Ramkumar Menon at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have gained new insight on a poorly-understood key player in the timing of labor and delivery. This new information brings ...

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