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Does Stress Intensify Harms Done By Chemical Exposure in Pregnancy?

WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 -- More evidence of stress's harmful effects comes from a pregnancy study. California researchers found that stress increases the risk that exposure to toxic chemicals in pregnancy will lead to a low birth weight baby. " It...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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In this article, learn about the risks of getting a tattoo while pregnant or breast-feeding. How can you identify and prevent an infection?
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news
Contents With the objective of testing the hypothesis if animals with a stable layer of body fat (FAT) during the peripartum have a better chance of becoming pregnant after calving, fifty‐nine multiparous Brahman cows in their last trimester of pregnancy were used. Animals averaged four parturitions and were stocked at a rate of 1.25 animal units per hectare and divided into two groups depending on the time postpartum (dpp) that the intravaginal releasing device CIDR was inserted; Group 1 (1s), not pregnant but cycling (not pregnant) and those not cycling at all (anestrus). The FAT measurements were taken twice each mont...
Source: Reproduction in Domestic Animals - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: Diabetic Medicine - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Summary Pruritus (or itch) is a common and distressing symptom of many skin diseases, systemic illnesses and psychological disorders. Itch is perhaps the commonest presenting symptom of skin disorders. In any two week period, 8 to 9% of the population suffer from significant pruritus. The focus of this guideline is not itchy rashes, but rather the situation where itch is present without rash. The guidelines also do not cover itch in children, in pregnancy, nor do they detail the science of the cause of itch. The study group consist mostly of dermatologists (skin specialists) from a number of hospitals in the U.K., but a nu...
Source: British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Plain Language Summary Source Type: research
Summary Biologic therapies are effective treatments for psoriasis and are often used in women of childbearing age. Regulatory authorities state that there are no adequate studies to evaluate the safety of biologics at conception or during pregnancy and therefore advise against their use at these times. However, in practice these situations are challenging given the clinical need to treat on‐going psoriasis. To evaluate the safety of biologic therapy in conception and/or pregnancy, the authors of this study, from the U.K., performed a systematic review of studies of women exposed to biologic therapy for the treatment of p...
Source: British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Plain Language Summary Source Type: research
AbstractInternational guidelines recommend the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) method to monitor kidney function in chronic kidney disease using either creatinine- or cystatin C-based estimation methods. The choice of an estimation method to determine dosage for renally eliminated drugs is not as clear. For the majority of currently marketed drugs, the Cockcroft-Gault equation with the Jaffe method, a non-isotope dilution mass spectrometry, standardized serum creatinine, was used to estimate kidney function to recommend dosing adjustment in kidney impairment. As the Cockcroft –Gault equati...
Source: Clinical Pharmacokinetics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Source: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Linked Article: Pottinger et al. Br J Dermatol 2018; 178:95–102.
Source: British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
In this study, we aim to investigate the underlying mechanism by which AAT prevents PE progress. Whole-exome sequencing was performed to screen the genes altered by AAT. We found that AAT knockdown altered the expression of Smad family and Id family genes, and further demonstrated that AAT positively regulated Id4 expression through activating Smad2. Reduced Id4 expression and Smad2 phosphorylation were observed in preeclampsia animal model, which was also confirmed in human placenta tissues. In addition, AAT protected HUVEC cells from hypoxia/reoxygenation injury and relieved preeclampsia symptoms through Smad2/Id4 axis. ...
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
[The Conversation Africa] In Tanzania, if you're a schoolgirl and fall pregnant, it could mean the end of your education. Even though successive governments have made a push for girls education, those that fall pregnant are routinely expelled from school, and prevented from returning. Most recently this punitive approach was taken to the extreme when school girls were arrested and may now be forced to testify in court as to who got them pregnant.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
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