Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Year-round flu vaccinations promote healthier infants in subtropics

Vaccinating pregnant mothers year-round against flu in the resource-challenged region of subtropical Nepal reduced infant flu virus infection rates by an average of 30 percent, increased birth weights by 15 percent and resulted ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why pregnant women need Tdap vaccine

Pregnant women who receive the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine have babies who are less likely to suffer from this highly contagious respiratory tract infection during their first year of life, according to a recent study.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

More support needed for mums after perinatal loss

More support services for pregnant women who have previously suffered miscarriage, stillbirth or the loss of a newborn are needed, according to University of Queensland researchers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Birth defects jump twentyfold in Zika-hit mothers: study

Pregnant women infected with the Zika virus last year were 20 times more likely to bear children with birth defects than those who gave birth prior to the epidemic, US health officials said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Puerto Rico: First baby born with microcephaly due to Zika

Puerto Rico on Friday reported its first case of a baby born with microcephaly as a result of a Zika infection, raising concerns because officials said the medical condition wasn't identified until the mother was nearly eight ...

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