Reports that antibacterials in pregnancy are 'harmful' unfounded

Conclusion This experimental study in mice demonstrates the ability of TCC, a substance found in some antibacterial soaps, to transfer from mother to baby across the placenta and through breast milk. Moreover, this had signs of developmental effects on new-born mice, reducing brain size. It also increased body weight, which was associated with poorer fat metabolism in the female mice. This research adds to the body of research suggesting that triclocarban, like the antiseptic triclosan, has potentially harmful effects and should not be used in consumer products. However, the study was carried out on mice and they are not biologically identical to people. TCC was also given directly through daily drinking water. The dose given was said to be similar to that found in US water supplies – however, the authors did say it is a common contaminant of wastewater. They didn't say anything about levels in household drinking water supplies. Therefore it is not completely clear from the study how relevant this dose is. Also, the levels in US water supplies may not be relevant to the UK. Even if it is similar to our exposure – through water, soap or otherwise – the effects to human foetus and new-born development might not be as severe, if it has any effect at all. TCC is being phased out of products. If you are pregnant or breast feeding and are concerned about potential exposure, there are a range of soaps and other products out there that do not contain...
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Conclusion Working consecutive night shifts and quick returns after night shifts during the first 20 pregnancy weeks was associated with an increased risk of HDP, particularly among obese women.byHammer P, Flachs E, Specht I, Pinborg A, Petersen S, Larsen A, Hougaard K, Hansen J, Hansen Å, Kolstad H, Garde A, Bonde JP. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3730
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ConclusionsThis study showed a 7.2% increase in overweight and obesity (BMI≥25) and a 16.4% increase in obesity alone (BMI≥30) for pregnant women in Denmark from 2004 to 2012. In addition, an increase in interpregnancy BMI was seen at every additional delivery, suggesting obesity to be an increasing challenge in obstetrics.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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Source: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
ery D Abstract INTRODUCTION: Obesity impairs the quality of ultrasound images. All ultrasound scanners are calibrated for an ultrasound propagation velocity of 1540 m/s, although the propagation in fatty tissue is slower (1450 m/s). Our objective was to evaluate the quality of images obtained considering various ultrasound propagation velocities, in situation of mid-trimester fetal scans in obese women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study collected image triplets of four recommended scanning planes from 32 obese pregnant women at their mid-trimester fetal scan. Each of them was built with images...
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ABSTRACT IntroductionObesity impairs the quality of ultrasound images. All ultrasound scanners are calibrated for an ultrasound propagation velocity of 1540 m/s, although the propagation in fatty tissue is slower (1450 m/s). Our objective was to evaluate the quality of images obtained considering various ultrasound propagation velocities, in situation of mid‐trimester fetal scans in obese women. Materials and methodsThis cross‐sectional study collected image triplets of four recommended scanning planes from 32 obese pregnant women at their mid‐trimester fetal scan. Each of them was built with images obtained at three...
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