Obstetrics & gynaecology

Women's expected longevity linked to age at birth of last child

No one knows for sure how long they will live. A new study, however, suggests that leukocyte telomere length may offer some key insights into a woman's longevity and further demonstrates how maternal age at birth of last ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

CDC: Mortality rates lowest for infants of normal-weight women

(HealthDay)—Infants of women who are normal weight prepregnancy have the lowest total infant, neonatal, and postneonatal mortality rates, with increased rates seen for infants of women who are underweight or who have obesity ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Child developmental vulnerability up with maternal depression

(HealthDay)—Children exposed to maternal depression have an increased risk for developmental vulnerability at school entry, with stronger associations for exposure to maternal depression before age 1 year and between ages ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

When insurers cover infertility treatments, fewer women die

When states require that insurers provide coverage of infertility treatments, 20% fewer mothers die during pregnancy, childbirth or shortly after birth, according to a University of Michigan study.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Rates of STIs up from 2016 to 2018 among women giving birth

(HealthDay)—From 2016 to 2018, the rates of three sexually transmitted infections (STIs) increased among women giving birth, according to the March 26 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers ...

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