Vitamin B3 may prevent miscarriages and birth defects, study suggests

Researchers from the Victor Chang Institute in Sydney call the news "a double breakthrough".
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is evaluating the results of a Danish study1 that concludes there is a possible increased risk of miscarriage with the use of oral fluconazole (Diflucan) for yeast infections.
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: news
In conclusion, these results show that Gal-13 and Gal-14 already provide an immunoprivileged environment at the maternal-fetal interface during early pregnancy, and their reduced expression is related to miscarriages.
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionCEUS can be used as a supplementary method to diagnose scar pregnancy and evaluate the treatment efficacy, especially in cases with ambiguous results by TVS.
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionPre-conceptional TSH levels ranging between 0.5-4.5 mU/L does not appear to have a significant effect on IUI outcome of euthyroid women who are negative for thyroid antibodies.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Balanced translocation carriers are burdened with fertility issues due to improper chromosome segregation in gametes, resulting in either implantation failure, miscarriage or birth of a child with chromosomal ...
Source: Molecular Cytogenetics - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune condition that can lead to miscarriages or even death – and in some cases it might be brought on by a gut bacterium
Source: New Scientist - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Available evidence from randomised trials suggests that medical treatment with vaginal misoprostol may be an acceptable alternative to surgical evacuation or expectant management. In general, side effects of medical treatment were minor, consisting mainly of nausea and diarrhoea. There were no major differences in effectiveness between different routes of administration. Treatment satisfaction was addressed in only a few studies, in which the majority of women were satisfied with the received intervention. Since the quality of evidence is low or very low for several comparisons, mainly because they included on...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo investigate the relationship of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T polymorphism in male population having spouses with early spontaneous abortion.MethodsA total of 345 males whose spouses had at least one early spontaneous abortion were included in the study group, and 145 males who planned to have a second child were included in the control group. Semen was collected in a sterile cup by masturbation. After liquefaction, the sperm concentration and forward motility sperm rate (PR) were obtained. The genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral vein, followed by MTHFR C677T polymorphism det...
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31206177 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: J Physiol Source Type: research
In this study, pregnancy medical records of women were analyzed. Data related to questionnaires which had been provided during hospital stays for nutritional consumption were gathered. Demographic characteristics and health outcomes of mothers and their children were recorded. Correlations of health outcomes with maternal nutrition were tested with respect to Z-scores at 95% confidence level. RESULTS Based on the health outcomes of mothers and their children, the study divided participants into 2 groups. The first group was mothers and their children with good health outcomes (live births with weighing ≥2.5 kg; the GHO ...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
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