Baby girl who had a pioneering spine operation INSIDE the womb
Bethan Simpson, from Essex, gave birth to baby Elouise after a team of 20 medics cut open her womb to operate on the child's spinal cord during her pregnancy.
ConclusionsMost of the HBsAg-positive pregnant women (75%) did not have prophylactic information in the charts, and almost 50% of the pregnant women and newborns who had appropriate prophylaxis did not return for medical follow-up. Failure of prophylaxis can promote vertical/perinatal transmission of hepatitis B virus in newborns of mothers who are HBsAg positive.
(NEW YORK) — U.S. measles cases in 2019 have climbed to their highest level in 25 years in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines. New York City health officials on Wednesday reported 61 new cases since late last week, pushing this year’s nationwide tally past the 667 cases reported for all of 2014. That would make 2019 the worst year for measles since 1994. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates its national measles count on Mondays. CDC officials said they are reviewing the latest reports. Roughly three-quarters of this year’s illnesses...
Most states have statutes that invalidate a woman's advance directive if she is pregnant, a U.S. study finds. And because those statutes are often not clearly outlined in the DNR form, women filling out an advance directive most likely would not know that it wouldn't apply if they were pregnant, researchers reported Tuesday online in JAMA.Reuters Health Information
CONCLUSION: Mifepristone-misoprostol medical abortion was safe and effective during early implementation in Canada, comparable to previously published outcomes. PMID: 31007171 [PubMed - in process]
Traveling 50 or more miles to and from work may negatively affect unborn babies, a new study suggests.
Conclusion: HtrA3 at 15 weeks is associated with, and may be useful for, the early detection of LPE development and SGA birth.Fetal Diagn Ther
WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- Quitting smoking during pregnancy reduces the risk of delivering preterm. And the earlier you stop, the better, a new study finds. " Pregnancy can be a stressful time in a woman's life. And women who smoked prior to...
Research, published inClinical Chemistry, reports that many over-the-counter pregnancy tests are not sensitive enough to detect pregnancy hormones if used in the first two weeks after conception.Medical Xpress
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Seasonal influenza, or flu, is an airborne respiratory virus that occurs every year in the fall to early spring in the United States. The virus is highly contagious and symptoms can run from mild to severe. In some populations (very young, individuals with chronic comorbid conditions, immunocompromised individuals of all ages, pregnant women, and frail older adults), the virus can lead to increased morbidity and mortality. In a majority of cases, seasonal influenza is preventable through safe and readily available vaccinations.