Obstetrics & gynaecology

Imaging test may help predict the success of labor induction

When labor is induced in pregnant women, one in five women will require an emergency cesarean section. A study published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica has demonstrated an effective way to predict such cases.

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, ...

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