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Early Onset of Pregnancy Complication May Raise Heart Risks
Doctors should monitor women with pre-eclampsia after childbirth, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Disease in Women, High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy, Postpartum Care (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Onset of Pregnancy Complication May Raise Heart Risks
THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 -- Women who develop pre-eclampsia earlier in pregnancy may be at increased risk for heart problems soon after giving birth, a new study finds. " These women should be screened for major cardiovascular risk factors and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Some women with history of pre-eclampsia have significantly lower risk for breast cancer
(Buck Institute for Research on Aging) Utilizing samples from the California Teachers Study, Buck Institute researchers have demonstrated that women with a history of pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure, have as much as a 90 percent decrease in breast cancer risk if they carry a specific common gene variant. Further studies are now underway to determine the mechanism of this protection in an effort to develop new breast cancer prevention strategies for all women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women with pre-eclampsia could face effects years on
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in the US found that women with a history of pre-eclampsia are more likely to have hardened and narrowed arteries years after giving birth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mothers with pre-eclampsia may encounter challenges later in life
(Mayo Clinic) A new study has found that a condition that threatens the lives of some pregnant women and the fetus may continue to put the mother at risk later in life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lifestyle and Progression From HDP to Chronic Hypertension Lifestyle and Progression From HDP to Chronic Hypertension
Can the risk of chronic hypertension after gestational hypertension or pre-eclampsia be significantly reduced by adherence to a beneficial lifestyle?The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Simple urine test can identify pre-eclampsia
A simple urine test could flag pre-eclampsia up to 10 weeks earlier than current methods, according to doctors in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urine test could spot pre-eclampsia up to 10 weeks early
Currently, the complication affecting one in 12 pregnancies first comes to light at antenatal appointments. But a study by the Mayo Clinic has found a technique that could cut that rate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finnish mothers discovered to have gene variants that protect them from pre-eclampsia
(University of Helsinki) Researchers at the University of Helsinki, in cooperation with researchers at the University of Washington and at the Broad Institute, have discovered that some Finnish mothers carry rare gene variants that protect them from pre-eclampsia, also known as toxaemia of pregnancy. This is the first time that mothers' genotypes have been proven to contain factors that protect against pre-eclampsia. The study was published in the journal Hypertension. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Daily aspirin dose could lower pre-eclampsia risk in pregnant women
Low dose taken by women at risk of pre-eclampsia throughout pregnancy more than halves chances of premature birth, finds studyPregnant women who are at risk of pre-eclampsia could substantially lower the chances of premature delivery by taking a daily dose of aspirin, research has found.A low dose of the drug taken throughout pregnancy more than halved the chances of a premature birth due to pre-eclampsia. The doctor leading the work, Prof Kypros Nicolaides, called for better screening methods and for all women at risk of the condition to be routinely prescribed the drug as a preventative measure.Continue reading... (Sourc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: James Rudd Tags: Aspirin Drugs Science UK news Medical research Source Type: news

Aspirin reduces the risk of pre-eclampsia by up to 82%
Professor David Wright from the University of Exeter, said: 'The results show that aspirin can prevent pre-eclampsia in high-risk pregnancies. I hope that they will alter clinical practice'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin dose can 'slash the risk of potentially fatal condition pre-eclampsia'
TAKING a low-dose aspirin before bed can reduce the risk of the potentially fatal condition pre-eclampsia, a study has found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is pre-eclampsia caused by a baby's DNA?
Pregnant women can be put at risk of pre-eclampsia by their own baby's DNA, according to a study published inNature Genetics.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New clues in puzzle over pre-eclampsia and cholesterol regulation
(University of Nottingham) Scientists studying a mystery link between the dangerous pregnancy complication pre-eclampsia and an increased risk of heart disease in later life for both mother and child have uncovered important new clues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 21, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Is pre-eclampsia caused by the baby's DNA?
The Nottingham University findings help to solve the puzzle of what causes pre-eclampsia, or high blood pressure during pregnancy, which can affect one in 20 expecting mothers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being Overweight While Pregnant Increases Risk Of Birth Defects, Study Says
Babies born to women who are overweight or obese face a greater risk of major congenital malformations such as heart defects, according to a new study from the medical journal BMJ. The risks, which increase progressively with weight status, range from 5 percent higher in women who are overweight (defined by the study as having a body mass index of 25 to 29), to 37 percent higher in women who are severely obese (defined as a BMI of 40 or over). Approximately half of women in the U.S. who become pregnant are overweight or obese. The study also stressed that the risks of congenital heart defects, malformations of th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Signs You Should Talk To A Doctor About Fertility
Andrea Syrtash was first hospitalized at the age of 14 for painful and heavy menstrual cycles due to endometriosis. She had no idea her condition would affect her fertility ― and even if she had known, she may not have thought to address it without guidance from her doctors. After six years of trying to conceive, Syrtash, who’s now in her 40s and works as a relationship and dating expert, recently founded pregnantish, a website for singles, couples and LGBTQ people who are trying to conceive.  “When you’re a teenager, it’s not on your mind,” she said. Had she known, “I migh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal health research gets boost with new appointment
Diane Farrar, a senior midwife turned researcher, has been given a new role that will enable her to collaborate more widely on her vital work into gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

USPSTF: Screen for Pre-eclampsia Using BP Throughout Pregnancy
On April 25, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force finalized its recommendation to screen pregnant women for pre-eclampsia throughout pregnancy using blood pressure measurements -- a " B " recommendation. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

USPSTF: Screen All Pregnant Women for Pre-eclampsia (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Blood pressure measurement best; lack of evidence for other methods (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 25, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Test to avoid premature birth by pre-eclampsia
Pre-eclampsia is one of the biggest threats to pregnant women and unborn babies, a leading cause of stillbirth and Britain ’s second biggest cause of maternal death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Inside a Hospital Fighting to Reduce Maternal Death Rate
[VOA] Twenty-three-year-old Radiya Ahmed Rufai is about to deliver her first child. But she has developed pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy disorder that leads to a sharp rise in blood pressure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 23, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eclampsia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
In this article, learn about what eclampsia is and what preeclampsia is. What are the risk factors and when should a doctor be consulted? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Does pre-eclampsia during pregnancy increase risk to mothers' eyes?
A study published inObstetrics and Gynecology suggests that pre-eclampsia may be associated with retinal disease in the mother later in life.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Does pre-eclampsia during pregnancy increase risk to mothers' eyes?
According to this study, more severe and earlier-onset pre-eclampsia was associated with even higher risk. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pre-eclampsia significantly increases risk of heart disease in later life
Women who suffered pre-eclampsia during pregnancy are four times more likely to have heart failure in later life, according to new research published inCirculation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pre-eclampsia significantly increases risk of heart disease in later life, study reveals
Women who suffered pre-eclampsia during pregnancy are four times more likely to have heart failure in later life, new research shows. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Insulin use tied to gestational diabetes risks
French study published inDiabetologiasuggests links between insulin-treated gestational diabetes and a higher risk of caesarean section, eclampsia/preeclampsia and preterm birth than in women without diabetes.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mother and baby resuscitated after both DYING in labour
Michelle Santiago, 27, suffered a sudden heart attack from severe pre-eclampsia and died on a waiting room bed in a hospital in Recife, north east Brazil , earlier this year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pre-eclampsia deaths are avoidable, say researchers
Pregnancy in the UK has never been safer, say scientists. Less than 1 in 10,000 women in the UK die in pregnancy and women who get pre-eclampsia have a less than 1 in 1,000,000 chance of dying. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Deaths from pre-eclampsia are declining in the U.K.
Amy WallaceFeb. 10 (UPI) -- Researchers at King's College London have found that the chances of maternal death from pre-eclampsia are now less than 1 in 1 million. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pre-eclampsia deaths are avoidable -- new comment in The Lancet
(King's College London) Pregnancy in the UK has never been safer, say scientists from King's College London writing in the latest edition of The Lancet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Eclampsia Study Questions Magnesium Sulfate After Delivery Eclampsia Study Questions Magnesium Sulfate After Delivery
Women with severe pre-eclampsia who receive magnesium sulfate for 8 hours before delivery don't need more postpartum, according to new research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Pre-eclampsia Signals Vascular Disease Risk Later in Life Pre-eclampsia Signals Vascular Disease Risk Later in Life
There is a link between pre-eclampsia and the cardiovascular health of women years later, new research shows, so early intervention might be an option.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

New Pre-eclampsia Evidence Confirms Aspirin Guideline New Pre-eclampsia Evidence Confirms Aspirin Guideline
Daily low-dose aspirin is a safe and inexpensive way to reduce the risk for pre-eclampsia in those with a history of the condition, report investigators, who say current guidelines make sense.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Experts query treatment of mild hypothyroidism in pregnancy
It cuts pregnancy loss but is linked to preterm delivery, gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia Related items fromOnMedica New guidelines on epilepsy in pregnancy Diabetes in pregnancy Carcinoma of the thyroid Amiodarone: thyroid monitoring (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Now living by a busy road raises risk to pregnant women
A Danish study of 73,000 women, which is the first to establish a link between traffic and pre-eclampsia has added to growing concerns about the health impact of air and noise pollution. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy Complication Tied to Eye Problems Later in Life
Women with pre-eclampsia had a higher rate of retinal detachment years later. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Preeclampsia Eyes and Eyesight Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Carrie Fisher's Death Highlights The Reality Of Heart Disease In Women
Carrie Fisher died early Tuesday morning, four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. The actress and author, best known for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise, was 60 years old.  Experts say that Fisher’s death highlights an important reality about heart disease: It is the leading cause of death among men and women alike in the U.S. While heart disease encompasses many different conditions, a heart attack occurs when coronary arteries become blocked and oxygenated blood can’t reach the heart. About 735,000 Americans have hea...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Carrie Fisher's Death Highlights The Reality Of Heart Disease In Women
Carrie Fisher died early Tuesday morning, four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. The actress and author, best known for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise, was 60 years old.  Experts say that Fisher’s death highlights an important reality about heart disease: It is the leading cause of death among men and women alike in the U.S. While heart disease encompasses many different conditions, a heart attack occurs when coronary arteries become blocked and oxygenated blood can’t reach the heart. About 735,000 Americans have hea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Tied to Recovered AKI (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Previous kidney injury poses pre-eclampsia risk factor (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - December 22, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Deadly pregnancy complication is caused by the immune system rejecting the baby, study finds
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found that pre-eclampsia starts when a mother ’s white blood cells fail to adapt to the foreign body - the baby - inside her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'No need to wait to try again after miscarriage' advice
Conclusion This study shows that getting pregnant sooner after a miscarriage results in no more adverse outcomes compared to waiting for more than six months. In addition, there appear to be better outcomes in terms of a lower risk of further miscarriage and possibly preterm birth. It should be pointed out that for preterm birth the result only reached statistical significance when one of the relevant studies was excluded, which limits our confidence in this result. This study has strengths as it included a large number of women from many different countries. However, it also has limitations: The way data was collec...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

USPSTF: Screen Pregnant Women for Pre-eclampsia Using BP
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement calling for pregnant women to be screened for pre-eclampsia with blood pressure measurements throughout pregnancy. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 30, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

It's Not Just Texas. Maternal Deaths Are High Across The U.S.
The pregnancy-related death rate in Texas nearly doubled between 2010 and 2012 ― the same time period that the state severely cut women’s health funding, most notably at Planned Parenthood, according to a new study. The research, which will be published in the September issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, found that 148 Texas women died in 2012 from pregnancy-related causes, either while pregnant, or soon after being pregnant, up from 72 deaths in 2010. Similarly, the rate in Texas jumped from 18 deaths per 100,000 births in 2006 to 36 deaths per 100,000 births in 2014. But sadly, Texas is just an ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kings College London study reveals statins slash pre-eclampsia risk in pregnancies
Researchers from Kings College London have discovered the cholesterol-lowering pills substantially reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Placental syndromes increase women's short-term risk for cardiovascular diseases
Cardiovascular disease risk is even higher when placental syndromes are combined with poor pregnancy outcomes Related items from OnMedica Low-dose aspirin and calcium supplementation can prevent pre-eclampsia, researchers say Never too old to benefit from CVD prevention Yoga may reduce risk factors of cardiovascular disease Migraines linked to cardiovascular disease and death in women Atrial fibrillation poses greater risk for women than men (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 26, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Now even pregnant women may benefit from statins: Drugs slash risk of deadly complication that affects 8% of mums-to-be
Researchers from Kings College London have discovered the cholesterol-lowering pills substantially reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy supplements 'don’t help, just take vit D and folic acid'
Conclusion This report aimed to assess the current UK guidance for vitamin supplementation in pregnancy and the evidence on which it is based. Overall the findings are in line with the current recommendations. However, this study cannot be assumed to be a comprehensive systematic review on the effectiveness and safety of vitamins during pregnancy.  There is lack of detail on any formal methods and we don't know if the researchers assessed all available evidence on the supplements or whether they have cherry picked ones that fit in with the recommendations.  The researchers suggest a further limitation that...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Medication Source Type: news

Pregnancy supplements 'don ’t help, just take vit D and folic acid'
Conclusion This report aimed to assess the current UK guidance for vitamin supplementation in pregnancy and the evidence on which it is based. Overall the findings are in line with the current recommendations. However, this study cannot be assumed to be a comprehensive systematic review on the effectiveness and safety of vitamins during pregnancy.  There is lack of detail on any formal methods and we don't know if the researchers assessed all available evidence on the supplements or whether they have cherry picked ones that fit in with the recommendations.  The researchers suggest a further limitation that...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Medication Source Type: news