Louisiana 'heartbeat' abortion ban nearing final passage

A proposal to ban abortions as early as the sixth week of pregnancy continues to speed through Louisiana's legislature, a day after Alabama lawmakers voted to outlaw almost all abortions
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BACKGROUND: Maternal exposure to major stressors during pregnancy has been found to increase the risk of neurodevelopmental, cognitive and psychiatric disorders in the offspring. However, the association between prenatal exposure to earthquake and the risk...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news
Femoral fractures in pregnancy are a rare complication, with an incidence of approximately 1%. Case reports and small trials leave perioperative obstetric management and route of delivery largely unclear. Three cases of femoral fracture are presented that ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
For many women who want to defer having children, embryo pooling is a very viable strategy . We can create embryos when they are young, and then transfer these when they are ready to start their family. This way, they don't need to worry about the impact their ticking biological clock will have on their fertility !This option allows us to collect many embryos , freeze them, and then transfer them back one at a time after thawing them.The question , however , is how many embryos is the right amount to pool? Is it okay if we have just two or three ? Or should we repeat the IVF cycle until we have at least four?Obviously the ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
What began as a diet to lose her post-pregnancy weight in 1994 spiralled into a life-threatening illness. Now, 25 years on, it has destroyed more than half of South Londoner Angela Whiteford's life.
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ConclusionOur results suggested HBV infection did not appear to be detrimental to the outcome of IVF/ICSI treatment.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
CONCLUSION The available evidence, limited to low evidence level case reports and series, indicates cutaneous laser treatment during pregnancy is safe for both mother and fetus. Furthermore, laser physics and optics dictate there should theoretically be no risk of fetal laser exposure from commonly used cutaneous lasers.
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - Category: Dermatology Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
In conclusion, prenatal and recent MeHg exposure had no consistent pattern of associations to support the hypothesis that they are adversely associated with heart rate variability in this study population that consumes large amounts of fish.
Source: Neurotoxicology and Teratology - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Benzodiazepine monotherapy is utilized in nearly 1 in 10 patients treated for depression. Adults aged 45 to 65 years, patients prescribed opioids, patients seen by primary care providers, and those with underlying anxiety, epilepsy, or pulmonary disorders are at highest risk. PMID: 31120203 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsHuman IGF-1 gene may be a candidate gene for GDM and T2DM risk, as our study suggests a significant association between the IGF-I rs35767 and rs5742612 polymorphisms and the risk of T2DM and GDM in pregnant women, whereas there was no association for rs2288377.
Source: Meta Gene - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &GynaecologyAuthor(s): Maria Emilia SolanoAbstractDuring human pregnancy, trophoblast cells, the main cellular component of the placenta invades deeply into uterine blood vessels and the modified endometrium (decidua). Hence, the maternal immune system must adapt: successful pregnancy requires the tolerance of genetically different (allogenic) cells while the mother’s immune competence is maintained. This tolerance is ensured through multiple overlapping and occasionally redundant innate and adaptive immune mecha...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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