Obstetrics & gynaecology

Stress affects fetus' ability to absorb iron, study finds

If a woman experiences chronic stress late in her pregnancy, it can affect her fetus' ability to absorb iron by as much as 15%, according to a study led by UW Medicine researchers in Seattle.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pregnant woman wins 22-day-long battle against COVID-19

Doctors in Croatia give details of a pregnant COVID-19 patient's 22-day-long battle for survival, in a case report being presented at Euroanaesthesia, the annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Video: Pregnancy and toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is a disease that results from an infection from one of the most common parasites. So common in fact that it might be in your home right now. People can be exposed to this parasite from infected cat feces, and ...

Medical research

Research looks at racism in health care and how to end it

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named racism as a serious public health threat, and UO philosopher Camisha Russell's latest research examines racism in health care and offers some ideas about how to address ...

Health

On Nutrition: Too much of a good thing

"I need to reschedule my appointment today," a pained voice informed my answering machine. "I'm not feeling so good…maybe I shouldn't have eaten that whole bag of grapes."

Oncology & Cancer

New factors that can predict breast cancer recurrence defined

Genetics and other factors that can determine if a woman is at risk for a recurrence of breast cancer have been identified by investigators at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, providing new research avenues ...

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