Echocardiography reveals effects of pre-eclampsia
Echocardiography of pregnant women with pre-eclampsia has shown that the condition...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA biomarker spots high-risk plaques in heart disease VR, AR may revamp cardiovascular imaging Stress echo beats CCTA for evaluating chest pain Will ultrasound and AI become the tricorder of the future? Echocardiography technique can guide atrial fibrillation ablation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The life-threatening condition Beyonce faced giving birth to twins Sir and Rumi last year  
Beyonce revealed in a interview in her cover story for the September issue of Vogue that she suffered from pre-eclampsia or dangerously high blood pressure while pregnant last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beyonce Says She Had Toxemia During Her Pregnancy With Her Twins. Here ’s What That Means
Beyonce revealed that she experienced toxemia, also known as preeclampsia, while she was pregnant with her twins, Sir and Rumi. The condition left her swollen and put her on bed rest for more than a month. In an interview in the September issue of Vogue, the entertainer said that the condition led to an emergency Cesarean section, which required the twins to spend weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Here’s what you should know about toxemia, aka preeclampsia. What is preeclampsia, and why is it also called toxemia? About 5% of pregnant women will get preeclampsia while expecting — usually toward t...
Source: TIME: Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Reproductive Health Source Type: news

How Do Attacks on Health Care Affect Women?
July 17, 2018When hospitals or clinics are attacked, women often become targets. But what do we know about the real impact on their health and well-being?In April 2017, 60 militia members attacked a hospital in Cinq, a city in the Kasai district of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The rebels set fire to a surgical suite, trapping 35 patients inside, and then torched most of the hospital. They sexually assaulted women and girls with sticks and firearms, including a woman who had just given birth hours before.The details of this attack are horrifying. More than 100 people died, including 90 patients and two health workers.B...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Pre-eclampsia risk influenced by baby ’s sex
According to a study published inJCI Insight, the sex of the baby can influence the risk of developing some pregnancy complications, such as pre-eclampsia.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hypertension in Pregnancy: A CVD Red Flag Not to Be Ignored Hypertension in Pregnancy: A CVD Red Flag Not to Be Ignored
Transient gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia are warning signs for increased and earlier risk for chronic hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Pre-eclampsia Linked to Changes in Cardiac Geometry, Function Pre-eclampsia Linked to Changes in Cardiac Geometry, Function
Severe pre-eclampsia, associated with acute CV changes and greater use of echocardiography, may help clinicians identify particularly high-risk women and improve clinical outcomes, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

No Proof Vitamin D Lowers Blood Pressure in Pregnancy
Taking vitamin D supplements does not reduce the risk of pregnancy-related high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Proof Vitamin D Lowers Blood Pressure in Pregnancy: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 -- Taking vitamin D supplements does not reduce the risk of pregnancy-related high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia, a new study finds. High blood pressure that develops during pregnancy is called gestational hypertension.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Severe Pre-eclampsia Linked with Short-term Adverse CV Changes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Results suggest that women with echocardiographic abnormalities may benefit from serial clinical and imaging follow-up (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Doubts raised about value of vitamin D supplements for pregnant women
There is not enough evidence to recommend women take vitamin D supplements during pregnancy to help avoid high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia, according to a major new study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Fertile research on the causes of pre-eclampsia
Pre-eclampsia is a potentially life-threatening condition that can develop in pregnant women. A number of factors are known to increase the risk, but the actual causes of this hypertensive disorder remain unclear. Researchers in Kazakhstan were involved in an EU-funded project that discovered an exciting lead: the baby’s genes also appear to play a role. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 11, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Daily dose of aspirin reduces a pregnant woman ’s risk of pre-eclampsia by nearly 40%, study finds
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that expectant mothers are 39 percent less likely to develop pre-eclampsia if they take a low dose of the painkiller every day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pre-eclampsia blood test: Melbourne hospital helps develop world-first
Test predicts likelihood of pregnant women developing the condition, which can be fatalA world-first blood test that can help predict the potentially deadly pregnancy condition pre-eclampsia is being introduced at Melbourne ’s Royal Women’s hospital.The hospital helped develop the blood test, which predicts the likelihood of pregnant women developing the condition.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Calla Wahlquist Tags: Melbourne Victoria Health Australia news Science Pregnancy Medical research Indigenous Australians Source Type: news

Experts produce new eclampsia screening method
A technique developed at King ’s College London doubles the rate at which pre-eclampsia is detected - a pregnancy complication responsible for thousands of stillbirths each year - a major study revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Launch of Cochrane Indonesia to boost production and use of trusted health evidence in Indonesia
In a significant step for national health research and training,Cochrane Indonesia was launched today at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta.Cochrane ’s global CEO Mark Wilson travelled from London to join Cochrane Indonesia’s Director Dr Detty Nurdiati at a formal ceremony to inaugurate the high-profile, independent research organisation’s newest centre.‘Cochrane Indonesia is an important and active part of Cochrane’s global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health consisting of more than  38,000 people from 130 countries,&rsqu...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

‘I could hear things, and I could feel terrible pain’: when anaesthesia fails
Anaesthesia remains a mysterious and inexact science – and thousands of patients still wake up on the operating table every year. By Kate Cole-AdamsWhen Rachel Benmayor was admitted to hospital, eight and a half months pregnant, in 1990, her blood pressure had been alarmingly high and her doctor had told her to stay in bed and get as much rest as possible before the baby came. But her blood pressure kept rising – this condition, known as pre-eclampsia, is not uncommon but can lead to sometimes-fatal complications – and the doctors decided to induce the birth. When her cervix failed to dilate properly afte...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kate Cole-Adams Tags: Consciousness Medical research Neuroscience Health Society Hospitals Human biology Psychology Books Source Type: news

Many women are left with high blood pressure
New research published in the American Heart Association's Journal Hypertension revealed high blood pressure often goes unnoticed in women who have suffered from pre-eclampsia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High BP in Pregnancy Could Mean BP Trouble Later
Pre-eclampsia, which is the development of high blood pressure and elevated protein in the urine during pregnancy, occurs in 3 to 5 percent of pregnancies in developed nations (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Undetected high blood pressure found in new mums
Study advises women with severe pre-eclampsia to monitor their blood pressure for a year post birth. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure May Mean Similar Trouble After Delivery
MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 -- Many women who develop severe pre-eclampsia during pregnancy have undetected high blood pressure in the year after they give birth, a Dutch study contends. Pre-eclampsia, which is the development of high blood pressure and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Probiotic milk may reduce pre-eclampsia and premature birth risk
According to a Scandinavian study inBMJ Open, pregnant women who drink probiotic milk are less likely to suffer some pregnancy complications. Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Probiotic milk tied to lowered risk of some pregnancy complications
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who drink milk containing probiotic “friendly” bacteria are less likely to have premature births or pre-eclampsia, a serious complication of pregnancy, suggests a Scandinavian study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Probiotics may lower pre-eclampsia and premature birth risk
Probiotics taken during pregnancy might help lower the risks of pre-eclampsia and premature birth, but timing may be crucial, a study has suggested. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 24, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Now, Safer Deliveries for Women in Tajikistan
January 16, 2018In just a year, home births in Bokhtar District have been cut in half.“I delivered my oldest daughter at home,” says Gulrukhsor Talbieva. “I’d never heard about the maternity hospital.”  Gulrukhsor Talbieva, now a 26-year-old mother of five, lives in Lohuti village in Tajikistan ’s remote Bokhtar district.She also delivered her second baby, a son, at home and had a terrible headache that lasted for days. She didn ’t know it at the time, but she had eclampsia, a life-threatening condition." I'd never heard about the maternity hospital. "  “I...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales 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

Pregnant women with asthma are 17% more likely to have pre-eclampsia
Research published inThe Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practicereports that women with asthma are 17% more likely to develop pre-eclampsia, and are also at risk of having a caesarean section, underweight babies and short pregnancies.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Women with asthma are more likely to have pre-eclampsia
Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden also found the chronic lung condition raises the risk of women having a cesarean section, an underweight baby and a short pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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