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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is it safe to get the flu shot while pregnant?

When pregnant, women are more susceptible to contracting different viruses like the flu or the common cold and cough as a result of a lowered immune system. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends ...

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