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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

Study: Women Who Had Miscarriages Were More Likely To Have Received Flu Shots
NEW YORK (AP) — 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. Vaccine experts think the results may reflect the older age and other miscarriage risks for the women, and not the flu shots. Health officials say there is no reason to change the government recommendation that all pregnant women be vaccinated against the flu. They say the flu itself is a much greater danger to women and their fetuses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reached out to a do...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Flu Vaccine Miscarriage Source Type: news

Weak link found between flu shot and miscarriage
Preliminary research into a link between the flu vaccine and miscarriage found a weak connection, spurring researchers to call for more extensive study over multiple flu seasons. The study, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, compared 485 pregnant women who had miscarriages to 485 pregnant women who did not, and found that 17 of the women who miscarried had had a flu shot within the prior 28 days and also got the vaccine the previous year, The Washing ton Post reported. Four… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Experts Cautious On Flu Vaccine/Miscarriages Study
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu shots may have increased risk of miscarriage
The study's authors, two of whom are with the CDC, saw a big difference when they looked at women who had miscarried within 28 days of getting a shot that included protection against swine flu. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC-funded study confirms flu shots linked to spontaneous abortions... vaccine experts rush to explain away the findings
(Natural News) A CDC-funded medical study being published by the medical journal Vaccine has confirmed a shocking link between flu shots and spontaneous abortions in pregnant women. The study was rejected by two previous medical journals before Vaccine agreed to publish it, further underscoring the tendency for medical journals to censor any science that doesn’t... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage
A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies suggests that women who received yearly vaccinations against swine flu between 2010 and 2012 had more miscarriages than others (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Researchers find hint of a link between flu vaccine and miscarriage
Researchers studying the impact of the flu vaccine in pregnancy have found a possible link between miscarriage early in pregnancy in women who received the flu vaccine two years in a row. It’s the first study to identify a potential link between miscarriage and the flu vaccine and the first to assess the effect of repeat influenza […]Related:Melinda Gates decries ‘loss of U.S. leadership’ in global aidFormer CDC chief launches $225 million global health initiativeNew clinical trial might change the standard treatment for melanoma (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriage
Researchers studying the flu vaccine in pregnancy have found a hint of a possible link between miscarriage early in pregnancy and the flu vaccine in women who received a certain version of the vaccine two years in a row. It’s the first study to identify a potential link between miscarriage and the flu vaccine and the first […]Related:Melinda Gates decries ‘loss of U.S. leadership’ in global aidFormer CDC chief launches $225 million global health initiativeNew clinical trial might change the standard treatment for melanoma (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No change to alcohol guidelines for pregnancy
Conclusion The results of this review found that low-to-moderate alcohol consumption during pregnancy was linked with a slightly increased risk of having a baby small for gestational age. However, there was no evidence for any other links, including any difference in the average birth weight of babies born to drinkers and non-drinkers. There are some important limitations of the research to note: • The evidence still doesn't prove that drinking directly increases the risk of a baby born small for gestational age. Studies were observational and varied widely in accounting for the extensive number of confounding fa...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Jane Campion on How Top of the Lake Changed Her Opinion on Sex Work
Throughout her career, Jane Campion has wrangled with questions of womanhood and sexuality that many mainstream films and television shows ignore. She has brought her specific style, which melds the breathtaking and the heartbreaking with idiosyncratic humor, to projects like the 1993 Oscar winner The Piano and, more recently, the detective series Top of the Lake. The second season of that show is now underway on SundanceTV as Campion, the first female director to win the Palme d‘Or at Cannes, celebrates her career in a retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center through Sept. 17. Four years after the first s...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized Television Source Type: news

Lisa Wilkinson open letter urging women children before 40
Australian journalist, Lisa Wilkinson, issued a powerful open letter about her miscarriages, urging other women to not take it for granted they will be able to have children into their forties. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs should suspect endometriosis in women with chronic pelvic pain
Delayed diagnosis is a significant problem that can worsen prognosis, warns NICE Related items fromOnMedica Ovarian cancer risk higher with endometriosis Endometriosis increases risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy Endometriosis treatment 'unacceptable' (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Country Fresh Orlando LLC, Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk
Country Fresh Orlando, LLC. of Orlando, Florida, is recalling 5,999 cases of diced bell pepper, vegetable kabobs, and creole and fajita mixed diced vegetables (product descriptions attached), because they have the potential to be contaminated with 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 m...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Sequencing all 24 human chromosomes uncovers rare disorders
Bethesda, Md., Thur., August 30, 2017 - Non-invasive prenatal screening is one of the great success stories of genomics research. Now, a new NHGRI study has found that extending noninvasive prenatal screening to all 24 human chromosomes can detect genetic disorders that may explain miscarriage and abnormalities in fetal growth. This approach may also reduce false positive results for Down syndrome and other common conditions. Findings were published online today, August 30, in Science Translational Medicine. (Source: NHGRI Press Releases)
Source: NHGRI Press Releases - August 30, 2017 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Sequencing all 24 human chromosomes uncovers rare disorders
(NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute) Non-invasive prenatal screening is one of the great success stories of genomics research. Now, a new NHGRI study has found that extending noninvasive prenatal screening to all 24 human chromosomes can detect genetic disorders that may explain miscarriage and abnormalities in fetal growth. This approach may also reduce false positive results for Down syndrome and other common conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Malaria in Pregnancy Causes Miscarriage, Premature Births, Maternal Deaths'
[This Day] Public health experts have said that one of the major causes of premature births, maternal deaths, maternal anaemia, miscarriages and low birth weights in Nigeria is malaria in pregnancy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Actin protects mammalian eggs against chromosome segregation errors
Chromosome segregation is driven by a spindle that is made of microtubules but is generally thought to be independent of actin. Here, we report an unexpected actin-dependent mechanism that drives the accurate alignment and segregation of chromosomes in mammalian eggs. Prominent actin filaments permeated the microtubule spindle in eggs of several mammalian species, including humans. Disrupting actin in mouse eggs led to significantly increased numbers of misaligned chromosomes as well as lagging chromosomes during meiosis I and II. We found that actin drives accurate chromosome segregation by promoting the formation of func...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mogessie, B., Schuh, M. Tags: Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Recall of Certain Frozen Organic Dark Sweet Pitted Cherry Products Due to Possible Contamination by Listeria Monocytogenes
Out of an abundance of caution, SunOpta Inc ’s subsidiary, Sunrise Growers Inc., has issued a voluntary recall of certain frozen organic dark sweet pitted cherry products due to 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. (S...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 23, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

New Down ’s test should see fewer miscarriages in Wales
Welsh hospitals are to introduce a safer and more accurate test for Down ’s syndrome for pregnant women, the Welsh government announced today. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

'Safer' Down's syndrome test to be introduced in Wales
The new test - which has a reduced risk of miscarriage - will be offered from next year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Miscarriage Is Usually Beyond A Mother ’s Control
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Six months ago, after becoming pregnant for the first time, I had a miscarriage at 12 weeks. My husband (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 found in Marmite not proven to prevent miscarriage
This assessment discusses recently published laboratory research (in mice) that suggests the effect of two genes that might be responsible for some miscarriages and birth defects can be combatted by increasing vitamin B3 intake. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could vitamin B-3 be the answer to miscarriages and birth defects?
Vitamin B-3 supplements could prevent miscarriages and congenital malformations in newborns by correcting a harmful deficiency, a landmark study suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 may prevent some miscarriages, birth defects, study says
Vitamin B3 -- found in meat and green vegetables -- has been shown to prevent one genetic cause of birth defects and miscarriages, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 found in Marmite not proven to prevent miscarriage
Conclusion This early-stage laboratory research has pinpointed two potential genes that might be responsible for some miscarriages and birth defects. As well as identifying a problem, the researchers also managed to find a solution: the effect of these genes can be combatted by increasing vitamin B3 intake. But treating a very specific and uncommon cause of birth defects in mice is certainly not a sure-fire solution to "significantly reduce the number of miscarriages and birth defects around the world". We need future research to see if the same effect would happen in humans. Also, three of the four children inc...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 may prevent miscarriages and birth defects, study suggests
Researchers from the Victor Chang Institute in Sydney call the news "a double breakthrough". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ontario miscarriage research makes FNAIT breakthrough
One cause can be a condition called FNAIT. Canadian scientists now understand how this happens following a study on mice. We may now see a new treatment to prevent the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Niacin could reduce miscarriages and birth defects  
Researchers from yhe Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in New South Wales, Australia, found vitamin B3 corrects a deficiency in mice, leading to them all having healthy offspring. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study in mice may reveal insights into causes of miscarriages for some women
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - August 9, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Study in mice may reveal insights into causes of miscarriages for some women
(St. Michael's Hospital) Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have identified how natural killer cells in the mouse placenta can cause a fetus to fail to grow in the womb or cause miscarriages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Atopobium vaginae Bacteremia Associated with a Subchorionic Hematoma
We report a case of an Atopobium vaginae and Dialister micraerophilus bacteremia in an HIV-positive, pregnant woman diagnosed with a subchorionic hematoma by using a prenatal ultrasound scan. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - August 8, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Hugues Jacqmin, Paul deMunter, Jan Verhaegen, Liesbeth Lewi Source Type: news

Fibroid link to miscarriage now in doubt
The presence of fibroids did not increase risk of miscarriage in a new study, contradicting common belief. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Woman miscarried after thyroid problem misdiagnosed
EXCLUSIVE: Sunny Bird, 37, from Bournemouth, begged doctors for help over her aches, insomnia and exhaustion. She was eventually diagnosed with Graves' disease which can cause miscarriage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amrita Health Foods Voluntarily Recalls Protein Bars For Possible Health Risk
Amrita Health Foods is recalling a limited number of Amrita Bars 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. No confirmed illnesses have been reported to public health authorities to date. (Source: Food an...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 3, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Garden of Light Inc. Recalls Woodstock Organic Matcha Vanilla Oats Because of Possible Health Risk
Garden of Light, Inc. dba Gluten Free Solutions of East Hartford, CT, is voluntarily recalling the Woodstock Organic Matcha Vanilla Oats, 1.8 oz. which is manufactured by Garden of Light for Blue Marble Brands. The product 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 miscarriag...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Uganda: A Couple's Anguish of Suffering a Miscarriage
[Monitor] When my wife Rhodah Namubiru, 27, conceived early this year, delight is what filled us as a couple. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 18, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rob Cornthwaite's grief after losing his unborn baby
Socceroos star Rob Cornthwaite, from Sydney, has opened up about his grief of losing his unborn baby after his wife tragically had a miscarriage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Equashield seeks to automate hazardous drug handling: a Drug Delivery Business News podcast
Equashield’s Jason Dutcher chats with Drug Delivery Business Newseditor Sarah Faulkner about the company’s closed system transfer device and its latest move to automate hazardous drug compounding.  Healthcare workers are often tasked with handling hazardous drugs, which give off harmful vapors. Exposure to these drugs has been linked to severe health risks, including infertility, miscarriage and cancer. To guard workers against exposure to toxic compounds, Equashield has developed a streamlined closed system transfer device for the handling of hazardous drugs. Get the full story at our sister site, Dr...
Source: Mass Device - July 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Oncology Pharmaceuticals Robotics equashield Source Type: news

What I've Learned From Counseling Couples Through Miscarriage
It turns out, pregnancy loss might be the most common experience nobody knows about. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO issues warning about rise of drug-resistant gonorrhoea
Conclusion The increase in antimicrobial resistance towards drugs used to treat gonorrhoea is reaching a critical stage, especially given how common the infection is worldwide, with an estimated 78 million new cases in 2012. This study raises concerns around an important topic while also proposing strategies to help address the slow pace of research and development of new drugs. The prevention of gonorrhoea is equally, if not more, important. The most effective way to prevent gonorrhoea is to always use a condom during sex, including anal and oral sex. Read more advice about sexually transmitted infections and how to prev...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication QA articles Source Type: news

Test reveals the chance of a miscarriage  
Researchers from the Glasgow Centre for Reproductive Medicine have developed a £40 test that measures levels of a key hormone that is responsible for maintaining embryo structure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simple test could predict chances of miscarriage
Measuring hormone levels soon after conception can provide information about how viable a pregnancy is, a new study presented at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference in Geneva reports.The Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news