Health

Pregnancy raises energy expenditure less than believed

Human pregnancy entails important changes in female physiology and energy expenditure throughout gestation. Among pregnant women, there is wide individual variability in the physiological changes that meet the costly energy ...

Biomedical technology

Using wearable tech to keep babies, pregnant women healthy

If a weightlifter is pregnant, she may get conflicting medical advice about how much she can safely lift at the gym. One doctor might say she shouldn't exceed 90 pounds. Another might draw the line at 25. Still another might ...

Addiction

Alcohol use is less prevalent in second, third trimesters

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of self-reported drinking is lower among pregnant women in their second or third trimester compared to those in their first trimester, according to research published in the Aug. 7 issue of the ...

Medical research

A potential agent for treating preeclampsia

Preeclampsia usually begins after the 20th week of pregnancy. The affected women suddenly develop high blood pressure, they excrete increased amounts of protein in their urine (called proteinuria)—a sign that the small ...

Health

Vaping may harm fertility in young women

E-cigarette usage may impair fertility and pregnancy outcomes, according to a mouse study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zika vaccine protects fetus against infection and birth defects

Immunizing female mice with a Zika vaccine can protect their developing fetus from infection and birth defects during pregnancy, according to new research from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The findings ...

Medical research

Paracetamol during pregnancy can inhibit masculinity

Paracetamol is popular for relieving pain. But if you are pregnant, you should think twice before popping these pills according to the researchers in a new study. In an animal model, Paracetamol, which is the pain-relieving ...

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