Kenya: Kenya Hosts Top Reproductive Health Summit Amid Storm Over Abortion

[Nation] Kenya and the United Nations are hosting a global sexual and reproductive health forum amid opposition over abortion.
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CONCLUSIONS In a rat model of maternal PCOS, exposure to androgens in utero resulted in dysbiosis of the intestinal microbiota and metabolic disorders of the newborn female rats. PMID: 31815927 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONSThe study does not provide evidence that web ‐based RLP influences contraceptive behaviors in insured women outside of the clinical setting. Further research is needed to identify strategies to help women of reproductive age identify contraceptive methods that meet their needs and preferences.
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
In this study, we aimed to comprehensively examine the population frequency and phenotypic profile of B cells over the course of murine pregnancy. Our results demonstrated a significant expansion in B cells within the uterus during the peri-implantation period, accompanied by alterations in B cell phenotype. Functional evaluation of uterine B cells purified from pregnant mice at day 5.5 post-coitus established their regulatory capacity as evidenced by effective suppression of proliferation and activation of syngeneic CD4+ T cells. Flow cytometric analysis revealed that the uterine B cell population has an expanded pool of ...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
The paper claimed that millions of women receiving the vaccine would never have had children.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news
In this study, we explored the association between SHS, biomarkers of OS (BOS) and AGMs among normotensive pregnant women (NTN-PW) in a Ghanaian Suboptimal Health Cohort Study (GHOACS). This comparative GHOACS recruited 593 NTN-PW from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana. SHS was measured using a Suboptimal Health Status Questionnaire-25 (SHSQ-25). Along with the subjective SHS measure, objective BOS: 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), 8-epiprostaglandinF2 alpha (8-epi-PGF2α), total antioxidant capacity (TAC), and AGMs: vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A), soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase receptor 1...
Source: Free Radical Research - Category: Research Tags: Free Radic Res Source Type: research
Originally published in the Cornell ChronicleFolate is an essential B-vitamin that is needed for DNA synthesis and cell division. Folate deficiency can lead to anemia, and deficiency early in pregnancy can lead to neural tube defects – birth defects of the brain, spine and spinal cord, including spina bifida.A Cochrane systematic review on the benefits and safety of fortifying wheat or maize flour with folic acid and population health outcomes, led by scientists in the  Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell, found that fortification with folic acid (the synthetic form of folate) may improve folate sta...
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UNITED NATIONS, Geneva– Memory Banda, 23, knows how to change the world: by refusing to stay silent. Ms. Banda grew up in Malawi in an area wherechild marriage,sexual violence andearly pregnancy were common. “In my childhood, I had seen a lot of girls dropping out of school, getting pregnant, forced into marriages and sexually violated,” she recalled recently in an interview with UNFPA. 
Source: UNFPA News - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
Authors: Beltrán Rosel A, Sanjoaquín Conde I, Pérez Muñoz A, Alcalá PM, Marta CB, Irigoyen von Sierakowski A Abstract Strongyloides stercoralis is a parasitic nematode with a worldwide distribution. It can go from an asymptomatic infection to a life-threatening hyperinfection syndrome. Here, we report a case of intestinal obstruction due to S. stercoralis in a pregnant woman. This condition, as well as severe strongyloidiasis in pregnant women, is seldomly reported. In this case, Human Tlymphotropic Virus 1 (HTLV-1) coinfection was confirmed, a well-known risk factor for a more se...
Source: New Microbiologica - Category: Microbiology Tags: New Microbiol Source Type: research
Condition:   Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Intervention:   Other: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Sponsors:   Southern Methodist University;   Jerry M. Lewis, M.D. Mental Health Research Foundation Recruiting
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Condition:   Umbilical Cord Clamping Intervention:   Other: Documentation of Maternal blood loss and neonatal outcome Sponsor:   Cairo University Not yet recruiting
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