Study that warned men to stop drinking before trying for a baby is debunked

A recent study that claimed men who drank while trying to conceive with their partners were at greater risk of children with heart disease turns out to have been based on presumptions not science.
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(CNN) — Americans spent $1.4 billion on the most popular brands of children’s fruit drinks and flavored waters last year. Yet according to nutritional guidelines, none of the drinks were healthy. Why would loving parents do this? Perhaps because US beverage companies spent $20.7 million to advertise fun, fruity drinks with added sugars to families in 2018, according to Children’s Drink Facts 2019, a new report from the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. “I know that parents want their children to be healthy, but the sweetened drink market is just incredibly co...
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Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Esther Ngumbi and Ifeanyi NsoforILLINOIS, United States / ABUJA, Oct 16 2019 (IPS) United Nations World Food Day is celebrated around the world on October 16 under the theme: “Our Actions ARE Our Future. Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World”. This theme is timely, especially, because across Africa and around the world, there has been a gradual rise in malnutrition and diet-related non communicable diseases, as highlighted in The Lancet study and a United Nations Report published earlier this year. While 45 percent of deaths in children are from nu...
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By Emma Young If you ever daydream about retirement, what do you picture? Lie-ins, instead of being woken by an alarm? Walks on a beach, in place of the morning commute? More time for beloved hobbies? Or perhaps endless open, solitary days, with nothing much to do…? Retirement is what psychologists term a “major life transition”. As such, it’s regarded as a stressor that carries risks as well as potential rewards. Now that the number of retirees in many countries is soaring, so too is the number of studies into whether retirement is good for your mental and physical health — or not. This...
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If would-be moms and dads drink in the three months before pregnancy, and if mom drinks during the first trimester, they run the risk of having a baby with congenital heart disease
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(CNN) — Alcohol consumption during pregnancy has long been linked to congenital defects and developmental problems in newborns. Now a new study has found a link between a baby’s congenital heart defects and their prospective parents’ drinking before conception. Compared to non-drinkers, fathers who drank during the three months before conception were 44% more likely to have babies born with congenital heart disease. If the prospective dads were binge drinkers, which was defined as downing five or more drinks per session, there was a 52% higher likelihood their baby would have a congenital heart defect. Pr...
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Abbott Laboratories is bringing two of its pediatric devices in the cardiology space to Europe. The Abbott Park, IL-based company has received CE mark for both the Masters HP 15mm rotatable mechanical heart valve and the Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder. The Masters valve is the world's smallest mechanical heart valve and allows doctors to treat babies and toddlers in need of a mitral or aortic heart valve replacement. Until Abbott's device, surgeons could only use a range of larger-sized valves to replace a pediatric heart valve that could not be repaired, which could result in improper fit and complications. The Masters pediat...
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AbstractWhen should doctors seek protective custody to override a parent ’s refusal of potentially lifesaving treatment for their child? The answer to this question seemingly has different answers for different subspecialties of pediatrics. This paper specifically looks at different thresholds for physicians overriding parental refusals of life-sustaining treatment bet ween neonatology, cardiology, and oncology. The threshold for mandating treatment of premature babies seems to be a survival rate of 25–50%. This is not the case when the treatment in question is open heart surgery for a child with congenital hea...
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In this study, researchers analyzed more than 150 million childbirth-related hospitalizations from 1970 until 2010. They found a more than 13-fold increase over the past forty years in women who had high blood pressure before they got pregnant or during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. They say the increase is largely due to more women becoming pregnant later in life.
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Down syndrome (DS) remains the most common chromosomal disorder with the incidence of 1 in 700 babies in the United States. Down's syndrome increases the risk of respiratory and congenital heart defects and therefore, increasing the need for extra life support.1 Without surgery, congenital heart disease is a major source of morbidity and premature death. The life expectancy of individuals with Down's syndrome without any congenital heart defects is 60-70 years of age.2 However, patients with congenital heart defects have five times higher risk of death as compared to people without any congenital defects.
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Letter to Editor Source Type: research
ConclusionsCHD was not associated with anastomotic leakage or stricture. The only significant predictor of anastomotic leakage was duration of anesthesia.
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