GPs back drink free days campaign
Public health experts want middle aged drinkers to change lifestyles Related items fromOnMedica The healthcare equality challenge Miscarriage care must change, says mumsnet Patients put off seeing GPs by receptionists ’ questions Behaviour change during a consultation Older people under-referred for mental health therapies (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Zara Tindall reflects on the impact of miscarriages on dads
Zara Tindall speaks out about going through two miscarriages and how hard it is for fathers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zara Tindall on miscarriages: 'It's been a horrible road'
Zara Tindall tells BBC Breakfast about going through two miscarriages and how hard it is for fathers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposure to phthalates in personal care products may increase risk of miscarriage, gestational diabetes
Phthalates are an interesting substance. They are a group of chemicals used to make plastics more flexible and harder to break. They are found in literally everything: household cleaners to food packaging to fragrance, cosmetics and personal-care products all contain phthalates. However, while these chemicals are ubiquitous and are used in a lot of things, the effects... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lipari Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of Premo Brand Turkey & Cheese Wedge Sandwiches Because of Possible Health Risk
Lipari Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Premo Brand turkey and cheese wedge sandwiches produced and packaged by sister company JLM due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is 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 - August 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

It took 4 years, 3 miscarriages and 1,616 shots to make this baby
This photo is testament to an undying hope in the face of heartbreak after heartbreak. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Painful wait' for miscarriage support on Welsh NHS
A mother who lost four babies in four years says she went through a "harrowing experience" trying to get help. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

cfDNA Screening First for Trisomy 21 Doesn't Cut Miscarriage Rate
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Offering cell-free DNA (cfDNA) screening followed by invasive testing in the case of positive results does not result in a significant reduction in miscarriage among women with pregnancies at high risk of trisomy 21,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Upfront cfDNA Test for Trisomy 21 Doesn't Live Up to Promise
(MedPage Today) -- No difference in miscarriage rates versus immediate invasive testing in high-risk women (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - August 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sufficient Preconception Vitamin D Tied to Lower Miscarriage Risk
FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 -- Preconception vitamin D levels may play a role in maintaining pregnancy, according to a study published recently in The Lancet Diabetes& Endocrinology. Sunni Mumford, Ph.D., from the National Institutes of Health in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Miscarriages are more common than babies, study reveals
Professor William Rice, from the University of California, analysed past studies of birth and miscarriage rates to confirm miscarriages are 'the norm' rather than successful pregnancies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How reiki helps me cope with recurrent miscarriage
Having been devastated by three previous miscarriages Nadine turned to a complementary therapy - reiki - to help her find some peace. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the miscarriage rates by week?
Most pregnancies end with a healthy birth, even if the mother has a history of or has risk factors for a pregnancy loss. Miscarriage rates by week are averages and cannot take a woman's individual health or risk factors into account. The chance of a miscarriage is drastically reduced after the first trimester. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Mother with two wombs who got pregnant in both
Jennifer Ashwood, 31, of Camborne, Cornwall, developed the condition when she was in the womb herself, and it brings a slightly higher risk of miscarriage or premature birth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall reveals second miscarriage
The Queen's granddaughter reveals the loss and says it has been "too raw" to talk about until now. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lipari Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of Premo Brand & Fresh Grab Turkey & Swiss Submarine Sandwiches Due to Potential Contamination of Listeria Monocytogenes
Lipari Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Premo Brand and Fresh Grab turkey and Swiss submarine sandwiches produced and packaged by sister company JLM due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is 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. (So...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The FDA Approved the First New Endometriosis Treatment In a Decade
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday approved the first new treatment for endometriosis in more than a decade, the drug’s manufacturer announced. The drug, called Orilissa, will offer a new therapy to some of the roughly 176 million women worldwide who experience the painful gynecological condition, many of whom suffer for years before finding an adequate therapy. The oral medication will hit pharmacy shelves as soon as next month, according to a release from manufacturer AbbVie. Endometriosis, which affects about one in 10 women of reproductive age, occurs when tissue that typically lines the uterus gro...
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Women's Reproductive History Tied to Dementia Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer children, miscarriages tied to increased risk (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - July 24, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How Pregnancy May Affect the Risk of Alzheimer ’s
In the U.S., two-thirds of people with Alzheimer’s disease are women, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. For decades, experts have explained the gender divide by the fact that women also tend to live longer than men, and the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer’s is age. “Everyone brushed it off to the fact that women were living longer,” says Rachel Whitmer, professor of epidemiology at University of California Davis. “Now science is saying, wait, that’s not the end of the story.” Pregnancy, according to two of the latest studies on the issue, may have something to do wi...
Source: TIME: Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Brain healthytime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you have a miscarriage without bleeding?
Bleeding is usually the earliest sign of a pregnancy loss. However, some miscarriages occur without bleeding, or bleeding may follow other symptoms. It is important to remember that new symptoms do not always signal a pregnancy loss and that the risk declines after the first weeks of pregnancy. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Antibiotic use in early pregnancy linked to alarming rate of miscarriages
(Natural News) Women who use certain antibiotics during early pregnancy are at an increased risk of suffering miscarriage, according to a recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. As part of the study, a team of researchers at the University of Montreal in Canada pooled data from the Quebec Pregnancy Cohort between 1998 and 2009. The experts compared cases of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immigrant Miscarriages; CRISPR-Cancer Linked; NIH Booze Study Busted
(MedPage Today) -- The past week in healthcare investigations (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Radiation from wi-fi and cell phones increases pregnant women's risk of miscarriage by nearly 50%
(Natural News) Magnetic field (MF) non-ionizing radiation is a type of electromagnetic radiation that comes from cell phones, power lines, and other wireless devices. It’s also long been thought of as a health hazard, with genetic damage and cancer being but a few of the supposed health risks. However, a team from the Kaiser Permanente... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine Not Tied to Spontaneous Abortion
MONDAY, July 16, 2018 -- The quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (4vHPV) is not associated with an increased risk of spontaneous abortion when inadvertently given before or during pregnancy, according to a study published in the July issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sharp rise in people labelled as hypertensive under new guidelines
62.5 million more people could become eligible for drug treatment Related items fromOnMedica Blood pressure measurement Blood pressure below treatable threshold linked to heightened dementia risk High blood pressure before pregnancy linked to heightened miscarriage risk Genes isolated for pulmonary arterial hypertension Job strain linked to heightened risk of early death in men with heart disease/diabetes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Perceived Subfecundity and Contraceptive Use Among Young Adult U.S. Women
CONCLUSIONBecause few studies have investigated fecundity perceptions in their own right, more research is needed to understand how women evaluate their fecundity and to integrate these perceptions into broader frameworks describing women's perception of pregnancy risk. Such work may help identify potential levers to improve contraceptive use. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

'Opening the grief of miscarriage'
Anna Whitehouse tells how sharing her experiences of five miscarriages was "essential" for her. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Midwives deployed to remote Afghanistan to lower maternal death rate
HERAT, Afghanistan – By midnight, Khurshid, 35, was in serious trouble. Five months pregnant and bleeding heavily, she had passed out at home. Her family carried her unconscious body to the nearest – and only – health station in Afghanistan’s remote, mountainous Chesht-e Sharif District. “Her state shocked me, but I knew quickly that it was a miscarriage,” recalled Amena, 22, the midwife on duty at the clinic, known locally as a ‘family health house’. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Beware of NSAIDs in Early Pregnancy
(MedPage Today) -- A new study found that these agents increase risk of miscarriage (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Mother, 35, who was told to abort her 'lifeless' baby is once again fighting for her daughter
At nine weeks pregnant, Emily Wheatley, now 35, was told her baby had died in a silent miscarriage and was encouraged by doctors to terminate the pregnancy. Her daughter was later born. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mum’s new NHS fight for girl she was told to abort
A MOTHER who came within a whisker of ending her pregnancy, after being wrongly told she ’d had a miscarriage, claims the NHS is “failing” her daughter again by not giving her the support she needs to live normally. Emily Wheatley was nine weeks pregnant in 2012 when doctors at University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff told her she had suffered a “silent miscarriage”. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Noninvasive prenatal diagnosis can reliably detect trisomy 21
(Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care) NIPD can reduce the number of invasive tests and hence the number of test-related miscarriages in women whose fetuses are at an increased risk of trisomy 21. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zika virus causes miscarriages and women affected won’t even know - where NOT to travel
ZIKA virus is a disease mainly spread by mosquitoes. For most people it isn ’t harmful but for women during pregnancy it may pose a threat. According to new research, women who are unknowingly infected could be losing their babies in greater numbers than previously thought. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug given to women after recurrent miscarriages DOESN'T improve chance of having a baby
Research by the University of Birmingham and Iowa has revealed a drug 'widely used' among women who have suffered recurrent miscarriage does not boost their chance of having a baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Commonly used preventive therapy for recurrent miscarriage proved ineffective in large trial
(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) An immune response to pregnancy (in which the uterus rejects the embryo or foetus) is said to explain a large number of otherwise 'unexplained' miscarriages. Thus, preventive treatment designed to suppress this immunological rejection during implantation and pregnancy has become a commonly accepted -- albeit innovative - approach to preventing recurrent pregnancy loss. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zika Pregnancy Dangers May Be Worse Than Thought
Scientists analyzed the findings of a number of studies and found that 26 percent of pregnancies in monkeys infected with Zika during the first trimester of pregnancy ended in miscarriage or stillbirth. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika Dangers During Pregnancy May Be Worse Than Thought
MONDAY, July 2, 2018 -- The risk of miscarriage and birth defects due to Zika virus infection during pregnancy may be much higher than thought, research in monkeys suggests. Scientists analyzed the findings of a number of studies and found that 26... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Undetected Zika infections may be triggering miscarriages and stillbirths
(Texas Biomedical Research Institute) A collaborative study between six of the National Primate Research Centers shows pregnancy loss due to Zika A infections that don't cause women any symptoms may be a common but unrecognized cause of miscarriages and stillbirths. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study: Zika could cause more miscarriages than we realize
(Oregon Health& Science University) More women could be losing their pregnancies to the Zika virus without knowing they're infected, suggests a collaborative study published in Nature Medicine.The study found 26 percent of nonhuman primates infected with Zika during early stages of pregnancy experienced miscarriage or stillbirth even though the animals showed few signs of infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zika virus may pose greater threat of miscarriages than previously thought
(University of California - Davis) Research from several institutions, including the California National Primate Research Center at UC Davis, suggests that more women could be losing their pregnancies to the Zika   virus without knowing they are infected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zika virus infection may multiply risk of miscarriage, stillbirth
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) Researchers at six National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs) combined results from individual studies to find that 26 percent of pregnancies in 50 monkeys infected with Zika virus during the first trimester of pregnancy ended in miscarriage or stillbirth, dwarfing the nearly 8 percent rate found earlier this year by a study of women infected with Zika early in pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Undiagnosed celiac disease tied to miscarriages and stillbirths
(Reuters Health) - Women with undiagnosed celiac disease may be more likely to have miscarriages or stillbirths than women who never get this diagnosis, a Danish study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How long does a pregnancy loss last?
A miscarriage, or pregnancy loss, is a different experience for every woman. How long it lasts will depend on whether a woman has an early- or late-stage pregnancy loss, and the number of weeks that they have been pregnant. The emotional effects of a loss will often last longer than the physical process. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Paternal Smoking Associated With Higher Miscarriage Risk, Study Shows
BOSTON (CBS) – If a woman smokes during pregnancy she has a higher risk of complication, including pregnancy loss, but a new study finds that paternal smoking poses a risk of miscarriage as well. Researchers in China looked at almost six million non-smoking women there between 2010 and 2016. They found that women whose male partners smoked during the first few months of pregnancy were 17-percent more likely to have a miscarriage than women whose partners did not smoke. Paternal smoking around the time of conception was also associated with a higher risk of miscarriage. However, if the men quit smoking around the time...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Miscarriage risk paternal smoking Source Type: news

Paternal smoking linked to miscarriage risk
(Reuters Health) - Would-be fathers may increase their partner's risk of miscarriage by smoking during the pregnancy, or even during the time leading up to conception, a large study from China suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Woman slams Walgreens when a pharmacist refuses to fill her prescription to induce a miscarriage
An Arizona woman has criticized Walgreens on social media, saying a pharmacist at the chain refused to fill her prescription for a medicine prescribed to induce miscarriage after she was told her 9-week-old fetus had stopped developing. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walgreens pharmacy allegedly denies distribution of miscarriage drug
A Peoria Walgreens location is drawing attention for the company after a pharmacist allegedly refused to fill a prescription for a woman in a miscarriage citing a moral objection to dispensing the drug. Nicole Arteaga was denied the prescription at the pharmacy after her doctor had told her her baby had stopped developing and did not have a heartbeat. Doctors offered her a choice of a medical procedure or medication, according to the Arizona Republic. The prescription, however, was denied by a… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Patrick O'Grady Source Type: news

Pharmacist denies woman miscarriage drug on moral grounds
A woman says a pharmacist denied her doctor's prescription for miscarriage medications to end her 10-week-old pregnancy based on moral grounds (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Arizona pharmacist refuses to fill woman's prescription to end pregnancy
An Arizona woman is putting a public spotlight on a Walgreen's pharmacist who she says wouldn't give her a prescription to end her pregnancy. Nicole Arteaga says her doctor prescribed the medication after determining she would have a miscarriage, but the pharmacist told her he couldn't do it for ethical reasons. The company said in a statement: "Our policy allows pharmacists to step away from filling a prescription for which they have a moral objection. At the same time, they are also required to refer the prescription to another pharmacist or manager on duty to meet the patient's needs in a timely manner." CBS N...
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking NSAIDs Around Conception May Increase Risk Of Early Miscarriage
BOSTON (CBS) – A popular group of over-the-counter pain relievers could increase your risk of miscarriage even before you get pregnant. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) include ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, and Aleve. They are medications that millions of people take every day for aches and pains and fever. A new study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology looked at more than a thousand pregnant women and found that those who took NSAIDs around the time of conception were at a four-fold higher risk of having a miscarriage in the first eight weeks of pregnancy. These drugs inhibit the producti...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV NSAIDs Source Type: news