Fertility Struggles More Open – and Shared on Social Media
By Michelle Catenacci, M.DCHICAGO, Jun 18 2018 (IPS)Fertility health is an incredibly personal – and often vulnerable – topic. Fertility, infertility, and fertility preservation have gained increased public interest over the past few years. Infertility is formally defined as the inability to achieve pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 12% of women aged 15 to 44 in the United States have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. Even though a significant proportion of the population suffers from th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Michelle Catenacci Tags: Aid Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Miscarriage - Depression Risk Increased
Title: Miscarriage - Depression Risk IncreasedCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:08 PM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - June 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Finally, hope for a syphilis vaccine
(University of Connecticut) Despite efforts to eradicate it, syphilis is on the rise. It is the second leading cause of stillbirth and miscarriage worldwide, and if left untreated it can cause strokes, dementia, and other neurological disease. Until now, most health agencies focused on treating infected people and their sex partners -- but new discoveries may make a vaccine possible, UConn Health researchers report in the June 12 issue of mBio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Adequate Vitamin D Levels Prior to Conception Improve Birth Odds Adequate Vitamin D Levels Prior to Conception Improve Birth Odds
Women with a history of miscarriage are more likely to become pregnant and give birth to a healthy infant when preconception levels of vitamin D are sufficient.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Drug Combo Could Help Women Through Miscarriage
Each year, about one million women in the United States have miscarriages, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. In the final part of a miscarriage, the body should expel the pregnancy tissue. However, sometimes this does not occur and the patient is given the drug misoprostol. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 - Drug Combo Could Help Some Women Through Miscarriage
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Obstetrics, Nursing, Psychiatry, Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Study: Newly discovered sperm structure may contribute to infertility
A newly discovered sperm structure may play a role in infertility, miscarriages and birth defects, and could lead to new diagnostics and therapeutic methods. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2-Drug Combo, Mifepristone with Misoprostol, Could Help Some Women Through Miscarriage
THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 -- A two-drug combination is more effective than a single drug for women suffering miscarriage, a new study finds. Each year, about one million women in the United States have miscarriages, according to researchers at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mifepristone: Better for Managing Early Miscarriage
(MedPage Today) -- Used prior to misoprostol, 25% higher rate of complete expulsion (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - June 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Drug combination better for restoring womb after miscarriage
(Reuters Health) - Two drugs are better than one when it comes to restoring the womb after an incomplete miscarriage, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mifepristone-Misoprostol Beats Misoprostol for Miscarriage Mifepristone-Misoprostol Beats Misoprostol for Miscarriage
Mifepristone pretreatment followed by misoprostol was more effective than misoprostol alone in women who experienced early pregnancy loss, a new study has found. But REMS for mifepristone may limit use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Mifepristone Pre-Tx Improves Management of Early Miscarriage
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Mifepristone pretreatment improves medical management of early pregnancy loss, according to a study published in the June 7 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Courtney A. Schreiber, M.D., M.P.H., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin D May Lower Miscarriage Risk
For the study, the researchers examined the vitamin D levels of 1,200 women with a history of miscarriage before they got pregnant again. Their vitamin D levels were also tested when they were eight weeks' pregnant. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D May Lower Miscarriage Risk
FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 -- Women who've had a miscarriage are more likely to get pregnant and have a baby if they have adequate levels of vitamin D, new research indicates. " Our findings suggest that vitamin D may play a protective role in pregnancy, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin D levels influence IVF success
In women undergoing IVF, vitamin D deficiency is associated with lower pregnancy rates and a higher risk of miscarriage, according to a study inThe Lancet Diabetes& Endocrinology.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of pregnancy loss in women who have suffered a miscarriage  
Researchers from the  Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Maryland, found supplements make women more likely to conceive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insufficient vitamin D linked to miscarriage among women with prior pregnancy loss
NIH study suggests the importance of preconception vitamin D in maintaining pregnancy. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 30, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Threatened Miscarriage
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mother who suffered 18 miscarriages gives birth to a baby
Debra Cowgill, 33, had suffered two miscarriages while trying for her eldest son, Corey, now 10, with husband Darren, 40. They always dreamed of having a second child, and have succeeded after 10 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother, 33, who suffered EIGHTEEN miscarriages finally gives birth to a baby brother for her son
Debra Cowgill, 33, had suffered two miscarriages while trying for her eldest son, Corey, now 10, with husband Darren, 40. They always dreamed of having a second child, and have succeeded after 10 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hickory Harvest Recalls Certain Island Fruit Mix and Organic Nut Mix Products Because of Possible Health Risk
Hickory Harvest Foods of Akron, Ohio is voluntarily recalling specific lots due to the potential exposure to Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages, stillbirths, and fetal infection in pregnant women. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Depression in men slashes a couple's chances of getting pregnant
Men's depression hampers a couple's ability to conceive a child - even with non-IVF fertility treatments - by 60 percent and some antidepressants are linked to miscarriages, new NIH research reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can sneezing during pregnancy affect the baby?
Sneezing during pregnancy is common. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including illness and allergies. Sneezing can happen at any point during the pregnancy and will not hurt the baby or cause a miscarriage. Home remedies and management techniques can help. Learn more about sneezing during pregnancy here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

World Lupus Day: Three women describe living with the disease
May 10 is World Lupus Day. Sue Hayes, 67, describes suffering 10 miscarriages; Amy Baker, 24, was forced to drop out of school; Tracy Hodgson, 42, was left with bubbling skin from her medication. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Learn Risk Factors for Miscarriage
-- A woman's risk of pregnancy loss depends chiefly on four maternal factors: health conditions, age, lifestyle and specifics of pregnancy, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says. The agency's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Does HPV vaccination prevent the development of cervical cancer? Are there harms associated with being vaccinated?
New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical lesions in young women, particularly in those who are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26. It also summarizes findings on harms that have been assessed in randomized controlled trials.Most people who have sexual contact at some point in their life will be exposed to the human papilloma virus (HPV). In the majority of women, HPV infection will be cleared by the immune system. When the immune system does not clear the virus, persistent HPV infection can cause abnormal cervical cells. These lesion...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Daughters of women who took DES miscarriage pill have high cancer risk
DES, a synthetic estrogen diethylstilbestrol, was popular among mothers-to-be between 1938 and 1971 as it was promoted as a way to prevent miscarriage and avoid premature births. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Halsey says she will freeze her eggs at 23 because of endometriosis
The singer revealed she suffered a miscarriage and has decided to freeze her eggs in a new interview. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

After suffering a miscarriage, Halsey says she is freezing her eggs at 23
The singer opened up about her battle with endometriosis on "The Doctors." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Mother Hollie  Ismaili, 36, suffers a double 'missed miscarriage'
Hollie  Ismaili, from Melbourne, suffered a 'missed miscarriage', also known as a silent miscarriage, where the foetus dies but the body doesn't recognise the pregnancy loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Wales Down's Syndrome test 'to cut miscarriage risk'
Pregnant women in Wales will become the first in the UK to receive a non-invasive test for Down's syndrome. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA research may explain some causes of infertility and miscarriage
A new study in the journal Nature Cell Biology has uncovered information about a key stage that human embryonic cells must pass through just before an embryo implants. The research, led by UCLA biologist Amander Clark, could help explain certain causes of infertility and spontaneous miscarriage.Infertility affects around 10 percent of the U.S. population, and roughly 15 to 20 percent of all pregnancies in the U.S. end in miscarriage. In many cases, the causes of infertility and miscarriage are unknown.A team led by Clark, a UCLA professor of molecular cell and developmental biology and member of the  Eli and Edythe Br...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ziegenfelder Company Recalls Certain Ice Pops For Possible Health Risk
As a precaution, the Ziegenfelder Company of Wheeling, WV is voluntarily recalling approximately 3,000 cases of Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, but Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Sou...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

After a miscarriage and divorce, my friends showed me true love
When author Elizabeth Day lost a baby and her marriage ended it was her friends who gave her the unconditional love she ’d been seekingAs a child, I remember being pretty certain about a few things. I was sure I ’d get married. I was convinced I’d write a book. Then I’d have children – two, of course, just like my parents. Preferably girls because they were better.When you ’re younger, you assume life will turn out a particular way because you haven’t lived it yet. It sometimes strikes me that getting older is a gradual erasure of the nonchalant confidence that comes with that naiv...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Elizabeth Day Tags: Life and style Marriage Family Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Women Source Type: news

World ’ s Best Cheese Recalls l ’ Explorateur Soft Ripened Cheese Due to Possible Health Risk
World ’ s Best Cheeses of Armonk, NY is recalling 22 cases of Formagerie de la Brie brand, l ’ Explorateur soft ripened cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Health Tip: If You're Pregnant and Have Diabetes
-- Women who have diabetes should take precautions to ensure that both mother and baby stay healthy throughout pregnancy. High maternal blood sugar can harm the developing baby, resulting in birth defects or miscarriage. This is especially true... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Seacrest Foods Recalls l ’Explorateur Soft Ripened Cheese Due to Possible Health Risk
Seacrest Foods International, Inc. of Lynn, MA is voluntarily recalling 29 cases of Formagere de la Brie brand, l ’Explorateur soft ripened cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy indi viduals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal infection among p...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Seacrest Foods Recalls l ’ Explorateur Soft Ripened Cheese Due to Possible Health Risk
Seacrest Foods International, Inc. of Lynn, MA is voluntarily recalling 29 cases of Formagere de la Brie brand, l ’ Explorateur soft ripened cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal infection among p...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Australian farm sells melons after fatal listeria outbreak
An Australian farm has recommended selling cantaloupes despite being blamed for an outbreak of the deadly listeria bacteria that the World Health Organization said killed seven people and caused a miscarriage in Australia (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

They Were Jailed for Miscarriages. Now, Campaign Aims to End Abortion Ban.
Women ’ s rights groups in El Salvador are urging lawmakers to allow abortions when a woman ’ s life is at risk and for minors who are raped. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELISABETH MALKIN Tags: Women's Rights Abortion Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Birth Control and Family Planning Law and Legislation El Salvador Source Type: news

Elevated Preconception BP Linked to Repeat Miscarriage Elevated Preconception BP Linked to Repeat Miscarriage
Young healthy women with slightly elevated blood pressure before they become pregnant may have a higher risk for pregnancy loss.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy May Lead to Fetal Brain Changes
There’s a growing and confusing group of studies looking at the effect of anti-depressants during pregnancy. Some research suggests that the drugs are linked to an increased risk of miscarriage, while other studies focus on the implications for the developing baby (including possible birth defects and an increased risk of autism), while other studies questioned such associations. So it’s not surprising that doctors and expectant moms struggle with weighing the benefits of treating the mother’s depression with an incomplete understanding of the risks involved. In the latest study to address the subject, re...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Antidepressants Brain Reproductive Health ssris Source Type: news

WHO says Australia exported listeria-tainted melons to nine countries
GENEVA (Reuters) - Melons contaminated with deadly listeriosis bacteria were exported to at least nine countries from Australia, where an outbreak has killed seven people and caused one miscarriage, the World Health Organization said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

High Blood Pressure Tied to Pregnancy Loss
For each 10-point increase in pre-pregnancy diastolic blood pressure, there was a 17 percent increase in the risk of pregnancy loss. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Blood Pressure Miscarriages Hypertension Source Type: news

Miscarriage law review praised by mum who lost 20 babies
Salma Mbarouk wants to be able to register the children she lost through miscarriage. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pre-pregnancy higher blood pressure may up miscarriage risk
Higher blood pressure prior to conception may increase the risk of miscarriage, even in women not previously diagnosed with hypertension, warn US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

High blood pressure before pregnancy linked to heightened miscarriage risk
Every 10 mmHg rise in diastolic blood pressure seems to boost risk Related items fromOnMedica Premature births linked to bacterial changes in vagina Women using short-acting asthma relievers can take 20% longer to conceive Midwifery training numbers to rise by 25% Diabetes drug use during pregnancy affects child's weight Mums-to-be can safely exercise in warm weather and use saunas for brief periods (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Could THIS save unborn babies from dying in the womb?
Taking more of a protein called humanin may one day help to prevent miscarriages for women whose placentas do not give their babies enough oxygen and nutrients, a new UCLA study suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher Blood Pressure Before Conception Tied to Miscarriage
(MedPage Today) -- Screening, lifestyle intervention could impact reproductive health (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - April 3, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

High-normal Blood Pressure May Boost Miscarriage Risk High-normal Blood Pressure May Boost Miscarriage Risk
Women with slightly elevated blood pressure before they get pregnant may have an increased risk of miscarriage even if they're not hypertensive, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news