Health

Why are girl babies winning in the battle for survival?

Sexual inequality between boys and girls starts as early as in the mother's womb – but how and why this occurs could be a key to preventing higher rates of preterm birth, stillbirth and neonatal death among boys.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study redefines the 'optimal time for delivery'

(HealthDay)—The number of fetal deaths that could be avoided by delivery is greater than the number of neonatal deaths that would be anticipated by delivery around 37 to 38 weeks' gestation, according to research published ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Home births as safe as hospital births: International study

A large international study led by McMaster University shows that low risk pregnant women who intend to give birth at home have no increased chance of the baby's perinatal or neonatal death compared to other low risk women ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Healing the heartbreak of stillbirth and newborn death

Parents who experience stillbirth or neonatal death will be offered "the best possible care in the worst possible circumstance," thanks to guidelines developed by the Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence and The University ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

New mothers' breastfeeding pain can affect infant health

Breastfeeding pain is not often recognized as a problem, but a majority of first-time mothers experience this type of pain, which may lead some to stop breastfeeding altogether. A new study from Western University has discovered ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

No link found between oral antifungal drug and stillbirth

New research from a Swedish and Norwegian team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet does not support a suggested link between treatment with the oral antifungal drug fluconazole during pregnancy and an increased ...

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