Niacin could reduce miscarriages and birth defects  

Researchers from yhe Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in New South Wales, Australia, found vitamin B3 corrects a deficiency in mice, leading to them all having healthy offspring.
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Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Autoimmunity ReviewsAuthor(s): Fabrizio Conti, Laura Andreoli, Francesca Crisafulli, Silvia Mancuso, Simona Truglia, Maria G. TektonidouAbstractAntiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) is the commonest treatable cause of recurrent miscarriage and pharmacological treatment of pregnant patients with antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) should aim at preventing obstetric complications and maternal thrombotic events. Conventional treatment for patients with an established diagnosis of obstetric APS (OAPS), generally resulting in over 70–80% successful pregnancies. Since serop...
Source: Autoimmunity Reviews - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Publication date: 19 October 2019Source: New Scientist, Volume 244, Issue 3252Author(s):
Source: New Scientist - Category: Science Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract Hazardous drugs (HDs) are chemicals that demonstrate one or more of the following characteristics: carcinogenicity, genotoxicity, teratogenicity, reproductive toxicity, or organ toxicity. In addition, newer drugs with a structural or toxicity profile that mimics an agent known to be hazardous by one of the aforementioned criteria also should be treated as such. Any HD-handling activity can result in exposure for healthcare workers, as documented in a multitude of case reports and studies throughout the medical literature. Exposure to HDs has been associated with acute symptoms (e.g., nasal sores...
Source: Oncology Nursing Forum - Category: Nursing Tags: Oncol Nurs Forum Source Type: research
Women who have experienced multiple losses say there is not enough support in Wales.
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This study aimed to characterize occupational health risk factors and chemical exposures among Asian nail  salon workers on the East Coast of the U.S. for informing the development of more effective, culturally appropriate interventions. We conducted a community-based participatory research (CBPR) study to characterize occupational health risks. A face-to-face, self-reported survey was performed, and personal exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) was evaluated. Three VOCs, acetone, methyl methacrylate (MMA), and toluene, were measured using 3M 3500 organic vapor monitors. We collected data on 112 workers ...
Source: Journal of Community Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
A successful pregnancy requires a fine-tuned and highly regulated balance between immune activation and embryonic antigen tolerance. Since the fetus is semi-allogeneic, the maternal immune system should exert tolerant to the fetus while maintaining the defense against infection. The maternal-fetal interface consists of different immune cells, such as decidual natural killer (dNK) cells, macrophages, T cells, dendritic cells, B cells, and NKT cells. The interaction between immune cells, decidual stromal cells, and trophoblasts constitute a vast network of cellular connections. A cellular immunological imbalance may lead to ...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionsCD45, PSG1, and Prdx-2, were significantly dysregulated in the samples of ERSA and could become important biomarkers for the prediction and diagnosis of ERSA. Larger ‑scale studies are required to confirm the diagnostic value of these biomarkers.
Source: Clinical Proteomics - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
ConclusionHenceforth, the CGG expanded uninterrupted FMR1 allele might be associated with recurrent abortions and may help to explain many of these unexplained cases.
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Christoforaki V, Zafeiriou Z, Daskalakis G, Katasos T, Siristatidis C Abstract In early pregnancy, miscarriage is the most common complication. The early identification of women at high risk for miscarriage could improve pregnancy outcomes. We investigated whether the first trimester neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) could be used as a prognostic marker for miscarriage, in pregnancies after spontaneous conception. We retrospectively identified 129 pregnant women who had a first trimester full blood count available and known pregnancy outcome. First trimester NLR was calculated for each woman and mean NL...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Doctors advise women to stop using marijuana if they are trying to get pregnant, as it may harm a developing baby. Boston University research suggests men's use may affect pregnancy too.
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