Health

Pregnancy is no picnic when it comes to listeria

Food safety is important for everybody, but it is especially important if you're expecting. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can change a pregnant person's immune system, making her more susceptible to contracting foodborne ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

How babies may be more vulnerable to medication

New research has found a mechanism that suggests that some fetuses and newborns exposed to paracetamol may experience untoward effects. The experimental approach used is now being applied to other drugs that may be taken ...

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 ...

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