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New test can predict risk of miscarriage at 4-6 weeks
Exclusive: Measuring levels of a type of protein in a woman's body can indicate the likelihood of miscarriage, found the University of Heidelberg in Germany (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Breathing Dirty Air May Raise Miscarriage Risk
[Guardian] Smog might raise a woman's risk of miscarriage early in her pregnancy, a new study suggests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Breathing Dirty Air May Raise Miscarriage Risk
Chronic exposure seemed to increase that risk by more than 10 percent, according to researchers who tracked hundreds of pregnancies among couples in Michigan and Texas. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution exposure in early pregnancy linked to miscarriage, NIH study suggests
Ozone is a highly reactive form of oxygen that is a primary constituent of urban smog. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Breathing Dirty Air May Raise Miscarriage Risk
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Air Pollution, Miscarriage, Reproductive Hazards (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breathing Dirty Air May Raise Miscarriage Risk
THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 -- Smog might raise a woman's risk of miscarriage early in her pregnancy, a new study suggests. Chronic exposure seemed to increase that risk by more than 10 percent, according to researchers who tracked hundreds of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Casa Sanchez Foods Recalls " Real Guacamole " Because Of Possible Health Risk
Casa Sanchez Foods of Hayward, CA, is recalling its 9-ounce containers of " Real Guacamole " because they have 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 - November 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Yorgo ’s Foods Inc Is Recalling All Flavored and Unflavored Food Products (Hommus; Tahini Sauces; Yogurt Dip, Salads, Tzatziki, Grape Leaves; Taboule) Due to Possible Health Risk
Yorgo ’s Foods Inc. of Manchester NH, a family-owned company, started in 1993, is recalling all Greek-style food products it manufactures, out of an abundance of caution, as they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal in fections in pregnant women, young children, frail or elderly people, those with weakened immune systems and in unborn fetuses. 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 ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Early miscarriage: Is stress a factor?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Waiting to conceive after miscarriage may not be needed
(Reuters Health) – One miscarriage doesn’t necessarily increase the risk of another, and counseling women to delay conception after a pregnancy loss may not be warranted, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yorgo Foods Inc is Recalling Various Flavors of Hommus Because of Possible Health Risk
Yorgo Foods Inc of Manchester NH, is recalling select varieties of Hommus and Baba Ghannouj, because they have 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 - November 11, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Heartbroken woman, 23, who lost five babies in six years
Shannon Reed, 23, from Prudhoe, near Newcastle, has been diagnosed with 'sticky blood syndrome', or antiphospholipid syndrome - after years of mystery surrounding her miscarriages. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Flu Shot During Pregnancy: Safe and Effective The Flu Shot During Pregnancy: Safe and Effective
After a study linked miscarriage with the flu vaccine, many pregnant women became reluctant to receive it. Here's what clinicians should tell pregnant women to reassure them about the safety of the flu vaccine.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

Are flu shots causing women to have more miscarriages?
(Natural News) A soon-to-be-released study that experts have called “puzzling” has found an association between women who got back-to-back annual flu shots between 2010-2012 and higher incidences of miscarriage. As reported by The Associated Press, health experts are said to be set to attribute the higher rate to other factors — older age and other... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early blood test could indicate risk of miscarriage
US doctors say they have found molecules in the blood that can detect serious birth complications. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New blood test could predict a miscarriage within a week
The test, carried out in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, can also predict if a woman is at risk of giving birth prematurely or developing pre-eclampsia, a potentially fatal condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pacific Coast Fruit Company Recalls Various Prepared Foods Vegetable Products Because of a Possible Health Risk
Pacific Coast Fruit Company in Portland, Oregon is voluntarily recalling multiple types of bagged processed salads based on the potential contamination of 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 - October 24, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Paragon Foods Recalls 1.7 Ounce Bagged Broccoli Florets Because of Possible Health Risk
Paragon Wholesale Foods Corp., of Warrendale, PA, is recalling several lots of 1.7 ounce Broccoli Florets in response to a nationwide recall by one of its suppliers, Mann Packing (Salinas, CA) because they have 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 stillbirt...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 24, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Triple B Corporation (Seattle, Washington) Recalls Salad Kits and Stir Fry Mixes Due to Possible Contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes
Triple B Corporation of Seattle, Washington is voluntarily recalling salad kits and stir fry mixes due to possible contamination 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 - October 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Updated - Triple B Corporation Recalls Salad Kits and Stir Fry Mixes Due to Possible Contamination with < em > Listeria Monocytogenes < /em >
Triple B Corporation of Seattle, Washington is voluntarily recalling salad kits and stir fry mixes due to possible contamination 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 - October 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Triple B Corporation (Anchorage, Alaska) Recalls Salad Kits and Stir Fry Mixes Due to Possible Contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes
Triple B Corporation of Anchorage, Alaska is voluntarily recalling broccoli florette's, stir fry kit, vegie trays w/ cauliflower, and a veggie pack combo, due to possible contamination 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 - October 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Updated - Triple B Corporation (Anchorage, Alaska) Recalls Salad Kits and Stir Fry Mixes Due to Possible Contamination with < em > Listeria Monocytogenes < /em >
Triple B Corporation of Anchorage, Alaska is voluntarily recalling broccoli florette's, stir fry kit, vegie trays w/ cauliflower, and a veggie pack combo, due to possible contamination 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 - October 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Meijer Recalls Meijer Brand Packaged Produce Due to Possible Health Risk
Meijer is announcing a recall of various packaged Meijer brand produce items due to a potential contamination 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 like high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

CDC-funded study finds shockingly high rate of miscarriages among pregnant women who receive flu shots
(Natural News) If you were told that obediently getting your flu shot every year would give you a 40 to 60 percent shot at avoiding the flu (or zero, if the experts get it wrong that year), but would double your chances of having a miscarriage one day, would you find those odds acceptable? Many... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The criminology of wrongful conviction - Leo RA.
This article reflects on the author's 2005 article, "Rethinking the Study of Miscarriages of Justice," which sought to describe what scholars empirically knew at that time about the phenomenon, causes, and consequences of wrongful convictions in America. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Specialized communication narratives help couples deal with miscarriage
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Anywhere from 10 to 25 percent of clinically recognized pregnancies end in loss, according to the American Pregnancy Association, making miscarriage a socially significant health issue. A recent University of Missouri study examined how men also have to cope with their partner's miscarriage and how married couples can use 'communicated perspective-taking' to cope. The findings could help couples cope with miscarriage while also informing practitioners who treat anxiety and stress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Men and miscarriage
Researchers think half of unexplained miscarriages could be linked to the man's health and have possibly found a treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are men forgotten after miscarriages?
One in four couples who discover they are pregnant have a miscarriage, but some men feel they are often forgotten about in terms of emotional support. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Care after miscarriage needs ‘ standardised approach ’ , report reveals
The standard of care for mothers experiencing the end of a pregnancy varies widely, with more to be done to replicate good practice found in some NHS Trusts and hospitals, according to a new study led by researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Birmingham. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, University of Bristol Law School; Press Release Source Type: news

Care after miscarriage 'not consistent enough'
Women are not being told all the options when deciding how to dispose of pregnancy remains. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New insights into leading cause of miscarriage, birth defects discovered
(Northwestern University) Ten to 25 percent of human embryos contain the wrong number of chromosomes, resulting in miscarriage or birth defects such as Down syndrome. The incidence of these errors rises dramatically as women age. Two recent Northwestern University studies shed new light on the mystery of the leading cause of birth defects and miscarriage, laying the foundation for further research in an understudied but crucially important field of genetic study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Baby heart images could help reduce miscarriage, Leeds research suggests
One in 10 miscarriages is believed to be caused by the failure of the baby's heart to form normally. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Secrets from inside the womb that could provide clues to miscarriage
(University of Leeds) The major structures of a baby's heart form in just four days, according to new research using the latest imaging techniques. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tim-3 signaling in peripheral NK cells promotes maternal-fetal immune tolerance and alleviates pregnancy loss
Pregnancy loss occurs in about 15% of clinically recognized pregnancies, and defective maternal-fetal immune tolerance contributes to more than 50% of these events. We found that signaling by the type I membrane protein T cell immunoglobulin and mucin-containing protein 3 (Tim-3) in natural killer (NK) cells had an essential protective role during early pregnancy. Tim-3 on peripheral NK (pNK) cells was transiently increased in abundance during the first trimester of pregnancy, which depended on interleukin-4 (IL-4)–signal transducer and activator of transcription 6 (STAT6) and progesterone signaling. Tim-3+ pNK cells...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - September 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Li, Y., Zhang, J., Zhang, D., Hong, X., Tao, Y., Wang, S., Xu, Y., Piao, H., Yin, W., Yu, M., Zhang, Y., Fu, Q., Li, D., Chang, X., Du, M. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Lab notes: DNA editing, dearth of new antibiotics and knowing your mind
This week ’s top story brings hope for millions of those who are unable to conceive. British scientists haverevealed the role of ‘master gene’ in human embryo development. The study marks a first for the UK and could help uncover the cause of recurrent miscarriages and improve fertility treatments. Scientists used Crispr/Cas9 gene-editing tool to make precise cuts in DNA and deactivate a gene called OCT4. The study showed this gene is critical for the embryo to develop and the results could help produce more effective IVF treatment. Meanwhile,the WHO has warned over the paucity of new antibiotics. In a re...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tash Reith-Banks Tags: Science Source Type: news

DNA editing in human embryos reveals role of fertility 'master gene'
A study, published inNature, used genome editing technology to identify a gene critical for fertility, which may be useful in the future&nbsp;to uncover the cause of miscarriage and improve fertility treatments.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vaccine cultists try to explain away newly discovered link between flu shots and spontaneous abortions
(Natural News) A recent study published in the journal Vaccine showed that there was a “strong association” between repeated seasonal flu shots and miscarriages. For anyone skeptical of vaccines, this finding, while saddening, is not exactly surprising. Why wouldn’t injecting a pregnant woman with a toxic cocktail of viruses, adjuvants and mercury cause a miscarriage? The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DNA editing in human embryos reveals role of fertility 'master gene'
In a first for the UK, genome editing has been used to understand embryo development, and could help uncover the causes of recurrent miscarriagesScientists in Britain have revealed the role of a fertility “master gene” in one of the world’s first demonstrations of DNA editing in human embryos.The study, which marks a first for the UK, could help uncover the cause of recurrent miscarriages and lead to more effective fertility treatments. It also raises ethical questions about the prospect of controversial gene editing techniques being used clinically to correct defects in, or even enhance, human embryos in...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Genetics Reproduction Biology Science Source Type: news

DNA editing in human embryos reveals role of fertility "master gene"
In a first for the UK, genome editing has been used to understand embryo development, and could help uncover the causes of recurrent miscarriagesScientists in Britain have revealed the role of a fertility “master gene” in one of the world’s first demonstrations of DNA editing in human embryos.The study, which marks a first for the UK, could help uncover the cause of recurrent miscarriages and lead to more effective fertility treatments. It also raises ethical questions about the prospect of controversial gene editing techniques being used clinically to correct defects in, or even enhance, human embryos in...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Genetics Reproduction Biology Science Source Type: news

CDC Evaluates Recent Study Linking Flu Vaccine, Miscarriage
Although evidence indicates that influenza vaccination is safe during pregnancy, data are limited for women in their first trimester, prompting a recent study that examined the incidence of miscarriage in women who received the vaccine. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Miscarriage study points to IVF success chances
Women who miscarry in the first round of IVF are more likely to have a baby than those who do not conceive. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Annual flu shots linked to increased risk of miscarriage
(Natural News) A study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published in the journal Vaccines revealed that receiving one particular flu vaccine was associated with an increased risk of early miscarriage. As part of the study, a team of researchers at the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute in Wisconsin recruited 485 pregnant women aged 18 to 44 who already... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Day Care Worker Accused of Taking Baby and Putting Her Up for Adoption
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — A Missouri day care provider accused of taking a baby to Arkansas to arrange for her adoption without the knowledge of the girl’s parents has been charged with attempted kidnapping. Lasonya Poindexter, 30, of Joplin, was charged Thursday. Her plot fell apart in July when the would-be adoptive parents, Laura and Garry Parton, became suspicious and reached out to the baby’s birth parents, Ashley and Christian Still, on Facebook, the affidavit says. The Stills confirmed that they hadn’t put the girl up for adoption and didn’t know that Poindexter had taken their baby to Linco...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heather Hollingsworth / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime Missouri onetime Source Type: news

Hospital staffers took photos of a patient ’ s genitals — and the foreign object lodged there
It seemed like the whole hospital was in the operating room. The crowd had gathered with smartphones in hand, snapping photos and recording video, the object of their fascination a patient's genitals with a foreign object protrusion. It was “a ton” of staff, to be precise, according to one staffer. “At one point when I looked […]Related:Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupusTo fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleachWhat to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriage (Source: Washington...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Link Between Flu Vaccine and Miscarriage? Experts Unconvinced Link Between Flu Vaccine and Miscarriage? Experts Unconvinced
Researchers found an association between influenza vaccine and miscarriage in women who had also received the vaccine the previous year. ACOG and CDC still recommend flu shots for all pregnant women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Puzzling study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage
A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Wife of an X Factor star almost bled to death
After a devastating miscarriage, Debbie King, 40, from Leeds, the wife of Jonathan Ansell, 35, who is the lead singer of the operatic group G4, suffered what is known as a placenta percreta. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Despite new study, doctors recommend pregnant mothers get flu vaccine
A new study out Wednesday is raising concerns about the safety of a certain version of the flu vaccine and the risk of miscarriage. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine, miscarriage
Officials still recommend all pregnant women be vaccinated, as he flu itself is a much greater danger to women and their fetuses (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news