Well: Flu Shots Protect Babies, Too

Here’s one more reason pregnant women should get a flu shot: It not only protects mothers, but a large study suggests it prevents flu in the infant, too.
Source: NYT - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Epidemics Influenza Pregnancy and Childbirth Swine Influenza Vaccination and Immunization Women and Girls Family Featured Parenting Source Type: news

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Since the beginning of the year, more than 160 people have contracted the virus, which was spread through a religious group and a Valentine ’ s Day gift fair.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Japan Source Type: news
Individuals with a 47,XXY karyotype usually present with a male phenotype due to the additional Y chromosome. In this paper, we describe a 47,XXY female who was pregnant with a fetus of the same karyotype based on chromosome analysis of amniotic fluid cells. Further analysis of her Y chromosome indicated that the additional Y chromosome contains noSRYgene on the short arm but carries the azoospermia factor region on the long arm, including azoospermia factor a, b and c (AZFa, AZFb, AZFc). This region may influence her female phenotype. Fertile females with a 47,XXY karyotype and loss ofSRY are extremely rare. This paper is...
Source: Sexual Development - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Are early safety monitoring findings for recombinant zoster vaccine (Shingrix) consistent with prelicensure clinical trial data?Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
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1) To determine the effects of aging on the pelvic floor in the absence of pregnancy and childbirth-related changes. 2) Test the hypothesis that aging leads to descent of the pelvic floor structures.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Oral Poster Source Type: research
To illustrate technique for the planned total laparoscopic hysterectomy of a morbidly obese patient with a cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Video Caf é Source Type: research
To demonstrate a minimally invasive robot-assisted technique to resect a cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy also involving the cervix and subsequent metroplasty.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Video Caf é Source Type: research
Cornual ectopic pregnancy (CEP) is a rare and makes up only 2-4% of ectopic pregnancies. This video describes a case of CEP that was successfully treated with a laparo-endoscopic single-site (LESS) wedge resection of the uterus.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Video Caf é Source Type: research
To evaluate peri-operative clinical results as well as fertility and perinatal outcomes of women after laparoscopic cornual resection for interstitial pregnancy.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Non-Oral Poster Source Type: research
Conclusion This modelling study shows how the strains of influenza A – "bird flu" – circulating when a person is born give them lifelong protection against new subtypes with the same H protein groups. The researchers call this immune imprinting. This may help to explain the high severity and mortality rate seen among certain groups. For example, the massive flu pandemic of 1918 was an H1N1 strain. This had a very high fatality rate among young adults, which the researchers consider may have been because when they were born (between 1880 and 1900), H3 was the dominant strain. Therefore they had no prot...
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INTRODUCTION According to the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), natural disasters are classified as geophysical, metrological, hydrological, climatological and biological. These five disaster types encompass 12 disaster types and more than 30 sub-types. The 20th Century witnessed an increase in disaster losses, and this has continued its upward trend in the current Century. Climate change will increase the rate of increase of disasters, particularly those of meteorological origin. This is reflected in the fact that, of all natural hazards, floods are the most frequent and their impacts are also i...
Source: PLOS Currents Disasters - Category: Global & Universal Authors: Source Type: research
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