Immunology

Fetal immune system rejects the mother in preterm labor

Preterm labor, a common pregnancy complication, has long been a mystery to scientists. But a new study from UC San Francisco shows it may sometimes happen when the fetal immune system "wakes up" too early and begins to reject ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Review: Physical activity in pregnancy cuts cesarean risk

(HealthDay)—Physical activity in pregnancy is associated with a reduction in the risk of cesarean delivery, according to a review published in the October issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Attention deficit disorders

No link seen between oxytocin-assisted labor and ADHD

(HealthDay)—Mothers who get an extra boost during labor with the medication oxytocin don't face a higher risk of having a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study says.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Early career choices appear to influence personality, study finds

In the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, 16-year-old students in middle-track schools decide whether to stay in school to pursue an academic career or enroll in a vocational training program. A new study offers evidence ...

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