Obstetrics & gynaecology

New risk model may improve the prediction of preterm birth

The health outcomes of preterm babies can be significantly improved by timely and appropriate interventions in women presenting with preterm labor. However, the non-specific nature of presenting signs and symptoms of preterm ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Thailand reports record virus cases; delays Bangkok easing

Thailand is redoubling efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus in labor camps, factories and markets as the number of new reported cases surged Monday to the highest level so far.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Giving birth during the pandemic? Facts you need to know

(HealthDay)—Giving birth during the coronavirus pandemic presents its own challenges, but the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) wants to reassure pregnant women that they need not panic.

Autism spectrum disorders

Epidural use at birth not linked to autism risk, study finds

Having an epidural during childbirth is not associated with a greater risk of autism in the child, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of Manitoba.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Preterm birth, prolonged labor influenced by progesterone balance

New research by the National Institutes of Health found that unbalanced progesterone signals may cause some pregnant women to experience preterm labor or prolonged labor. The study in mice—published online in the Proceedings ...

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