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One in 20 cases of pre-eclampsia may be linked to air pollutant

One in every 20 cases of the serious condition of pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, may be linked to increased levels of the air pollutant ozone during the first three months, suggests a large study published in the online journal ...

Overweight & Obesity

Samoan obesity epidemic starts at birth

As some Pacific island cultures have "westernized" over the last several decades, among the changes has been a dramatic increase in obesity. Researchers don't understand all the reasons why, but even a decade ago in American ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Having sex does not appear to expedite labor onset

(HealthDay)—Coital activity does not expedite labor or reduce the need for labor induction, according to a study published online Nov. 12 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Single vaginal delivery ups later risk of pelvic organ prolapse

(HealthDay)—Twenty years after childbirth, the risk of symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse (sPOP) is increased after a single vaginal delivery versus cesarean section, according to a study published online Nov. 2 in BJOG: ...

Overweight & Obesity

No increase in preterm delivery with Ramadan fasting

(HealthDay) -- Pregnant women who fast during the month of Ramadan do not have an increased risk of preterm delivery, regardless of when during gestation the fasting occurs, according to research published online July 25 ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Modest prediction of preterm birth using clinical features

(HealthDay) -- For healthy nulliparous women, the ability to predict spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) using clinical characteristics is modest, according to a study published online July 16 in PLoS One.

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