Medicaid, motherhood, and the challenges of having a healthy pregnancy amidst changing social networks.
CONCLUSION: Social support needs to be accessed at multiple times during the pregnancy. Pregnancy resources should be provided throughout the pregnancy, recognizing that social support and personal struggles evolve during the pregnancy. PMID: 31253512 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsCurrent evidence supports a significant association between history of PMS and development of PPD. Well-designed prospective studies are needed to further investigate this relationship.
NIH-funded study finds higher risks for children of women who took efavirenz during pregnancy.
[Observer] -An evolving era for Sub-Saharan Africa
Although 1 in 200 women with fertility issues have overt thyroid dysfunction and many more subclinical hypothyroidism, it is unclear how best to identify or manage them, say UK researchers.Medscape News UK
[allAfrica] Nairobi -AllAfrica.com's Bacary Dabo spoke with Plan International's CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, while attending the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) in Nairobi, Kenya.
In the 1950s, photojournalist Lennart Nilsson set out to capture the earliest stages of existence. His foetus images seized the public imagination – and sparked a controversy that has raged ever sinceIn April 1965, Life magazine put a photograph called Foetus 18 Weeks on its cover and caused a sensation. The issue was a spectacular success, the fastest-selling copy in Life ’s entire history. In full colour and crystal clear detail, the picture showed a foetus in its amniotic sac, with its umbilical cord winding off to the placenta. The unborn child, floating in a seemingly cosmic backdrop, appears vulnerable ye...
[East African] The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) Summit ended in Nairobi on Thursday on a high note with private sector organisations, multinationals and donor agencies promising to raise $8 billion in the next 10 years in support of programmes promoting the sexual and reproductive health rights of women in poor countries.
This study aims to predict fetal weight at varying gestational age in the absence of ultrasound examination within a certain accuracy. We consider that machine learning can provide an accurate estimation for obstetricians alongside traditional clinical practices, as well as an efficient and effective support tool for pregnant women for self-monitoring. We present a robust methodology using a data set comprising 4,212 intrapartum recordings. The cubic spline function is used to fit the curves of several key characteristics that are extracted from ultrasound reports. A number of simple and powerful machine learning algorithm...
Conclusions: Presence of slightly higher percentage of severe gingivitis in HIV seropositive pregnant women strengthens the fact of extra need for preventive oral health services during the prenatal period and provides recommendations for promoting maternal oral health in regional antiretroviral therapy centers in India.
AbstractHerpes zoster (HZ) is a common cutaneous entity with protean clinical presentations, management options, complication rates, and prevention strategies, all of which are rife with dogma. During an inpatient consultation for HZ, have you ever been approached by a frantic staff or family member, worried that a pregnant, elderly, or infant contact will be ‘infected’ if they get too close? Have your patients ever asked you about their risk of having HZ twice, or claimed that they have frequent ‘recurrences’? In what timeline should antiviral therapy be employed? Is there evidence for prednisone o...