Smoking cannabis 'doubles risk of pregnant women giving birth to their babies prematurely'

Canadian researchers have found that cannabis use during pregnancy is linked to a much higher possibility of a premature birth - putting the baby at serious risk.
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ConclusionToRCH infection was a significant risk factor of severe damage to the fetus, especially congenital malformations. ToRCH screening for pregnant women can reduce the incidence of adverse pregnancy and prevent birth defects in china.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Authors: Li H, Dong A, Lv X Abstract Correlation between expression levels of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and adipocytokines and oxidative stress index malondialdehyde (MDA) in placental tissues of pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) was investigated. Seventy-two cases of GDM pregnant women who received routine prenatal examination and gave birth in the Department of Obstetrics, Binzhou City Center Hospital from March 2016 to May 2017 were collected as the observation group. Another 80 cases of normal pregnant women who gave birth at the same time were selected as the control group. E...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
This article first gives an overview of the topic and further discusses the necessary interdisciplinary gynecological and dental therapy. In the daily practice, dentists will be able to make a small but not insignificant contribution to improving the situation of affected women and their children. PMID: 31271020 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin - Category: Dentistry Tags: Swiss Dent J Source Type: research
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Abstract Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a group of inherited single-gene autosomal recessive disorders caused by the ‘sickle’ gene, which affects haemoglobin structure. Sickle cell anemia is the most common hemoglobinopathy worldwide. The burden of sickle cell disease in pregnancy has been exponentially increasing with more number of women reaching the reproductive age, and having successful pregnancies. It ha s been proven beyond doubt that SCD in pregnancy poses the pregnant woman and fetus to significantly higher risks than a lady without SCD. SCD is associated with both maternal and fetal complications a...
Source: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Being born and giving birth is full of pain, blood, and trauma. Many science fiction works, such as Brave New World, Matrix, The Island, or I am Mother imagine being brought to the world without actually being born in a mother’s womb. How far-fetched are these scenarios? Could the appearance of the artificial womb replace human mothers and natural birth in the future? How will we come into this world in 2050? Will we be born? The trauma of being born and giving birth The experience of being born and leaving the nurturing womb of our mother after more or less nine months is painful, bloody, and traumatic. Abrupt...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Medical Science Fiction artificial artificial womb baby birth designer baby Health Healthcare Innovation mother sci-fi scifi society technology uterus Source Type: blogs
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
Over the last 10 years, the U.S. National Institutes of Health has invested $170 million to better understand the universe of bacteria that live within us—the so-called microbiome. In the first phase of the project, researchers focused on cataloguing the myriad types of microbes found throughout the body, including in the mouth, nose, gut, and reproductive tract. The latest phase of the research, described in three papers published May 29 in Nature and Nature Medicine, focused on better understanding how changes in those microbial populations affect three conditions: diabetes, preterm birth and inflammatory bowel dis...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized diabetes gut microbes microbiome Reproductive Health Research Source Type: news
AbstractIn nearly 50% of patients with drug-induced liver injury, the bile flow is impaired known as cholestasis. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is the most common liver disease that happens in pregnancy. Some of the clinical symptoms include pruritus, dark urine, and abnormal liver function tests. A rise of serum bile acids is the most accurate diagnostic evidence. ICP may lead to premature birth, fetal distress, and even postpartum hemorrhage or stillbirth in some severe cases. Higher bile acid levels (>  40 μmol/L) are associated with higher rates of adverse fetal outcomes. Due to the mult...
Source: Interdisciplinary Sciences, Computational Life Sciences - Category: Bioinformatics Source Type: research
Conclusions: In our study cohort, risk factors for PTB were PPROM, CMS, and placental abruption, whereas surgery duration did not influence outcome. We conclude that the surgery technique should aim to minimize CMS and amniotic fluid leakage.Fetal Diagn Ther
Source: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research
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