Oxytocin curbs unite activist groups and drug companies in court
Oxytocin is used to induce labour in pregnant women and stall post-partum bleeding (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Inducing Labor at 39 Weeks May Offer Benefits
First-time mothers who had labor induced at 39 weeks were less likely to need C-sections. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Caesarean Section Parenting Source Type: news

Athletes and Hearts; Best Meds for ADHD: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include secondhand smoke and adolescents, labor induction, screening young athletes for cardiac problems, and ADHD medicines. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Inducing labor avoids C-section for some moms, study finds
The surprising findings contradicts a long-held belief that inducing labor leads to more complications, including C-sections (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds new mothers may be able to safely shorten pregnancies
A surprising new study finds first-time mothers may be able to safely shorten their pregnancies to avoid complications, contradicting a long-held belief that inducing labor leads to more complications. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the research. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms
A large study of first-time moms finds inducing labor instead of waiting avoids cesarean delivery for some (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Choosing to Induce Labor May Cut C-Section Risk
Women who chose to have their labor induced were less likely to need a C-section than women who let nature take its course, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. And there was no evidence labor induction carried any added risks for their babies. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inducing labor at 39 weeks may help avoid C-section, study finds
A new study finds that inducing labor at 39 weeks in healthy women may reduce the need for C-section and does not raise risks for the baby, compared with waiting for spontaneous labor. The study doesn't mean everyone should be induced, experts say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy Debate Revisited: To Induce Labor, Or Not?
Young women with simple pregnancies can safely ask a doctor to induce labor, a study finds. It doesn't increase their risk of needing a C-section after all, and can even offer potential benefits.(Image credit: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Induced labor at 39 weeks may reduce likelihood of C-section, NIH study suggests
Elective induction at 39 weeks also linked to lower risk of maternal high blood pressure disorders. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Inducing Labor at Term Appears to Reduce Cesarean Risk
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- Inducing labor at 39 weeks may decrease the risk of cesarean section, according to a study published in the Aug. 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. William A. Grobman, M.D., from Northwestern University in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Elective Labor Induction May Cut C-Section Risk
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- Contrary to what doctors have thought, women who opt to have their labor induced in the 39th week of pregnancy do not face a heightened risk of cesarean section, a new clinical trial finds. In fact, the study showed,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Inducing labor can help prevent cesarean births
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) A new national study has found that inducing labor in first-time mothers at 39 weeks can help prevent cesarean births and high blood pressure. The University of Texas Medical Branch participated in the study and Dr. George Saade, chief of obstetrics and the principal investigator at UTMB, said that babies born to women induced at 39 weeks did not have worse outcomes compared to those who were not induced at 39 weeks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about membrane stripping
Membrane stripping is a method of inducing labor. During the procedure, a doctor will use a gloved hand to sweep inside the cervix. This releases natural chemicals that help soften the cervix. It is generally very safe and can increase the likelihood of spontaneous labor. Learn more about membrane stripping here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Beyonce Says She Had Toxemia During Her Pregnancy With Her Twins. Here ’s What That Means
Beyonce revealed that she experienced toxemia, also known as preeclampsia, while she was pregnant with her twins, Sir and Rumi. The condition left her swollen and put her on bed rest for more than a month. In an interview in the September issue of Vogue, the entertainer said that the condition led to an emergency Cesarean section, which required the twins to spend weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Here’s what you should know about toxemia, aka preeclampsia. What is preeclampsia, and why is it also called toxemia? About 5% of pregnant women will get preeclampsia while expecting — usually toward t...
Source: TIME: Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Social regulation of insulin signaling and the evolution of eusociality in ants
Queens and workers of eusocial Hymenoptera are considered homologous to the reproductive and brood care phases of an ancestral subsocial life cycle. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the evolution of reproductive division of labor remain obscure. Using a brain transcriptomics screen, we identified a single gene, insulin-like peptide 2 (ilp2), which is always up-regulated in ant reproductives, likely because they are better nourished than their nonreproductive nestmates. In clonal raider ants (Ooceraea biroi), larval signals inhibit adult reproduction by suppressing ilp2, thus producing a colony reproductive cycl...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Chandra, V., Fetter-Pruneda, I., Oxley, P. R., Ritger, A. L., McKenzie, S. K., Libbrecht, R., Kronauer, D. J. C. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics, Evolution reports Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to make your waters break?
In the final stages of pregnancy, women often want to speed up the onset of labor. Women can get their water to break with the help of a doctor, but it is not safe to try this at home as it can cause infections. In this article, learn about the risks of breaking your water, and tips for inducing labor safely. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does nipple stimulation help to induce labor?
Many people believe that stimulating the nipples can help to induce labor. Nipple stimulation causes the release of a hormone that triggers uterine contractions. However, there is no scientific evidence to show that this leads to true labor. Learn about nipple stimulation and other home remedies to induce labor here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Inducing labor after 41-week pregnancy can save babies' lives
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who have not delivered by around 41 weeks are less likely to require cesarean section births or to have babies die if their labor is induced instead of letting nature take its course, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Inducing Labor at Full Term May Be Best Bet
Compared with waiting for labor to begin, induction was associated with fewer perinatal deaths, stillbirths and cesarean sections. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Babies and Infants Pregnancy and Childbirth Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Lively Debate Over Cesarean Risk After Induction of Labor Lively Debate Over Cesarean Risk After Induction of Labor
New evidence from the ARRIVE study calls into question the common wisdom that induction of labor increases the risk for cesarean delivery, and will lead to challenging conversations among providers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Inducing labor at 39 weeks reduces risks of C-section and other complications
(University of South Florida (USF Health)) Little has been known about what happens to a fetus between 39 and 41 weeks. Through extensive study, researchers found the chances of C-section greatly increase if mothers deliver at 41 weeks, rather than inducing labor at 39 weeks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cesarean Rates Lower With Induced Labor vs Expectant Management Cesarean Rates Lower With Induced Labor vs Expectant Management
The largest randomized trial to date comparing elective induction with expectant management shows reduced cesarean delivery rates and other favorable outcomes with induction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

‘I could hear things, and I could feel terrible pain’: when anaesthesia fails
Anaesthesia remains a mysterious and inexact science – and thousands of patients still wake up on the operating table every year. By Kate Cole-AdamsWhen Rachel Benmayor was admitted to hospital, eight and a half months pregnant, in 1990, her blood pressure had been alarmingly high and her doctor had told her to stay in bed and get as much rest as possible before the baby came. But her blood pressure kept rising – this condition, known as pre-eclampsia, is not uncommon but can lead to sometimes-fatal complications – and the doctors decided to induce the birth. When her cervix failed to dilate properly afte...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kate Cole-Adams Tags: Consciousness Medical research Neuroscience Health Society Hospitals Human biology Psychology Books Source Type: news

More Evidence Links Advanced Maternal Age to Preterm Births More Evidence Links Advanced Maternal Age to Preterm Births
The higher risk of preterm births for women over 40 may not be completely explained by their greater use of reproductive technology or medical interventions like induced labor or planned cesarean deliveries, a Canadian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

More evidence links advanced maternal age to preterm births
(Reuters Health) - The higher risk of preterm births for women over 40 may not be completely explained by their greater use of reproductive technology or medical interventions like induced labor or planned cesarean deliveries, a Canadian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Induction of Labor at 39 Weeks May Reduce Rate of C-Sections (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Findings from large trial seen as practice-changing (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - February 2, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Inducing labor at 39 weeks can reduce c-section rates, study says
If a healthy woman has labor induced in the 39th week of pregnancy, the need for a cesarean delivery is reduced, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Induced labor after 39 weeks in healthy women may reduce need for C section
NIH-funded study suggests this approach may also reduce risk of preeclampsia, need for newborn respiratory support. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Induced labor after 39 weeks in healthy women may reduce the need for cesarean birth
(Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine) In a study presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, researchers unveiled findings that suggest that induction of labor at 39 weeks of gestation among healthy, first-time mothers reduces the rate of cesarean birth as compared to expectant management among the same population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adding Misoprostol to Transcervical Foley Bulb Can Shorten Induced Labor Adding Misoprostol to Transcervical Foley Bulb Can Shorten Induced Labor
Cervical ripening using misoprostol combined with a transcervical Foley bulb effectively shortens the course of induced labor, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Pregnancy Outcomes in Obese Women Better With Induced Labor Pregnancy Outcomes in Obese Women Better With Induced Labor
Most differences from expectant management were seen at 39 and 40, but not 41, weeks of gestation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Subtle modifications to oxytocin produce ligands that retain potency and improved selectivity across species
In conclusion, [Se-Se]-oxytocin-OH is a novel probe for validating OTR as a therapeutic target in various biological systems and is a promising new lead for therapeutic development. Our medicinal chemistry approach may also be applicable to other peptidergic signaling systems with similar selectivity issues. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - December 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Muttenthaler, M., Andersson, A., Vetter, I., Menon, R., Busnelli, M., Ragnarsson, L., Bergmayr, C., Arrowsmith, S., Deuis, J. R., Chiu, H. S., Palpant, N. J., OBrien, M., Smith, T. J., Wray, S., Neumann, I. D., Gruber, C. W., Lewis, R. J., Alewood, P. F. Tags: STKE Research Resources Source Type: news

AKAP95-mediated nuclear anchoring of PKA mediates cortisol-induced PTGS2 expression in human amnion fibroblasts
Phosphorylation of the transcription factors cyclic adenosine monophosphate response element–binding protein (CREB) and signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) by protein kinase A (PKA) is required for the cortisol-induced production of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in human amnion fibroblasts, which critically mediates human parturition (labor). We found that PKA was confined in the nucleus by A-kinase–anchoring protein 95 (AKAP95) in amnion fibroblasts and that this localization was key to the cortisol-induced expression of PTGS2, the gene encoding COX-2. Cortisol inc...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - November 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lu, J., Wang, W., Mi, Y., Zhang, C., Ying, H., Wang, L., Wang, Y., Myatt, L., Sun, K. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Inducing Older Moms at 40 Weeks May Lower Stillbirth Risk Inducing Older Moms at 40 Weeks May Lower Stillbirth Risk
Inducing labor at 40 weeks of gestation lowered the risk for perinatal death in babies of first-time mothers aged 35 years or older, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

More Public Spending, Not Tax Cuts, for Sustainable, Inclusive Growth
Tax cuts do not magically improve economic growth. Instead, the government should focus on building more economic capacity with new investments in infrastructure, research and development (R&D), education, and anti-poverty programs. Credit: Amantha Perera/IPSBy Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 26 2017 (IPS)The Trump administration’s promise to increase infrastructure spending should break the straightjacket the Republicans imposed on the Obama administration after capturing the US Congress in 2010. However, in proportionate terms, it falls far short of Roosevelt’s New Deal ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Energy Featured Financial Crisis Global Global Governance Headlines Health Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Mummy blogger Sophie Cachia had sex to induce labour
Popular Australian mummy blogger Sophie Cachia has written a candid post online - revealing how she and her husband tried sex as a way to help induce the birth of their second child. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Doctor takes break from having own baby to help other expectant mother
Dr. Amanda Hess was at the hospital to have her own labor induced but got out of her bed to help deliver another patient's baby. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

WATCH: Doctor in labor delivers patient's baby at Kentucky hospital
Dr. Amanda Hess was at the hospital to have her own labor induced but got out of her bed to help deliver another patient's baby. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

New study examines effectiveness of labor induction in India
(University of Liverpool) Researchers from the University of Liverpool with colleagues from Gynuity Health Care in New York and the Government Medial College, Nagpur, India, have published a major study of two different types of labour induction methods in The Lancet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

36 weeks pregnant, Winnipeg woman accidentally given labour-inducing drug
A Winnipeg mother-to-be said she's scared and wants her complaints heard after she went for an ordinary appointment with her gynecologist and was given medication to induce labour by mistake. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Inducing labor: When to wait, when to induce
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glucose supplementation significantly reduces length of induced labor in childbirth
(Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine) In a study to be presented Thursday, Jan. 26, in the oral concurrent session at 1:15 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™ , researchers with the Universit é de Sherbrooke in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, will present their findings in a study titled, Reduction of total labor length through the addition of parenteral dextrose solution in induction of labor in nulliparous: results of DEXTRONS prospective randomized controlled trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Bringing back the 1930s method of inducing childbirth could cut labour time by 4 HOURS
The Foley catheter, invented eight decades ago by an American surgeon, can significantly reduce how long women spend in labour, experts from the University of Pennsylvania found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bringing back the 1930s method of inducing childbirth could cut labour time by 4 HOURS, study finds
The Foley catheter, invented eight decades ago by an American surgeon, can significantly reduce how long women spend in labour, experts from the University of Pennsylvania found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers show drug, catheter combo speeds up labor delivery
Using the drug misoprostol in combination with a Foley balloon catheter to induce labor can lead to a speedier delivery, with women delivering several hours earlier than either method alone, according to research from the University of Pennsylvania. The team’s work was published in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Nearly 1 million women who deliver in the U.S. each year undergo labor induction, but the process is still costly and doctors do not agree on 1 common practice. The research team at UPenn touted its study as the largest-ever clinical trial of labor induction methods, enrolling 500 women who needed to under...
Source: Mass Device - December 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Catheters Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Hospital Care Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Women's Health University of Pennsylvania Source Type: news

Drug/catheter combination for labor induction could save women 2.4 million hours of labor annually, study shows
Labor induction is one of the most common medical procedures in the world, with nearly one-quarter of women who deliver in the U.S. undergoing the procedure each year (totaling roughly 1 million). Despite its widespread use, labor induction is costly and still has no widely accepted “best practice.” Now, new research is showing what may be the best available method for inducing labor, which may be necessary under circumstances including medical conditions such as preeclampsia, gestational diabetes or other health risks to the mom or baby. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Drug/catheter combo for labor induction could save 2.4 million hours of labor annually, Penn study shows
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Despite its widespread use, labor induction is costly and still has no widely accepted 'best practice.' Now, new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is showing what may be the best available method for inducing labor, which may be necessary under circumstances including medical conditions such as preeclampsia, gestational diabetes or other health risks to the mom or baby. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ways to Induce Labor: Medical and Natural Options
Why might some pregnancies need to be induced and how is this achieved? Learn about the natural ways that may be used to induce labour. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Induction Combination Associated With Shorter Labor Times Induction Combination Associated With Shorter Labor Times
Labor induction combination that used vaginal misoprostol and an inflated cervical Foley catheter balloon was associated with faster delivery compared with either method alone, a new study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news