This study shows how a lack of oxygen during pregnancy can cause schizophrenia
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Experiments with rats indicate that brain cells submitted to several forms of hypoxia underwent alterations to their energy production mechanism. Such condition may affect the fetus in pregnant women who have developed pre-eclampsia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pregnant women who conceive in the spring or summer 'are more likely to suffer from pre-eclampsia'
A study of 50,000 women in Denmark found those who got pregnant between June and August were more likely to have high blood pressure disorders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Maternity Wards Go Digital to Audit Births
[Nigeria Health Watch] When Dr. Bello Olubenga started out his career as a gynaecologist at Maitama District Hospital in Abuja, helping mothers deliver healthy babies was his biggest motivation for putting in the long hours required for his job. This was not always the case, sometimes the hospital lost a mother or a baby. The common causes for women dying during childbirth, included severe eclampsia (convulsions caused by high blood pressure), excessive bleeding, infections, obstructed labour and unsafe abortions. But the risk o (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sexual violence and eclampsia: analysis of data from demographic and health surveys from seven low- and middle-income countries - Bellizzi S, Nivoli A, Salaris P, Ronzoni AR, Pichierri G, Palestra F, Wazwaz O, Luque-Fernandez MA.
BACKGROUND: Scientific literature has provided clear evidence of the profound impact of sexual violence on women's health, such as somatic disorders and mental adverse outcomes. However, consequences related to obstetric complications are not yet completel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Poor asthma control in pregnancy linked to serious adverse outcomes
Maternal asthma exacerbation linked to increased risk of pre-eclampsia, low birth weight, preterm birth, heart defect and cleft lip Related items fromOnMedica Tool helps GPs predict risk of epilepsy seizures in pregnancy Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ NHS staff, patients and parents urged to get flu vaccine SSRIs raise risk of rare neonatal hypertension Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NIHR Signal: Planned earlier delivery for late pre-eclampsia may be better for mothers
Expert commentary is provided for an RCT (n=448) which found that babies born in the planned delivery arm were born on average 5 days earlier, but that death, or neonatal unit admission was higher in planned delivery vs expectant management (RR 1.26, 95% CI 1.08-1.47). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hypertension in Pregnancy May Portend Cardiovascular Ills in Mothers
Pre-eclampsia was tied to a higher risk of stroke, heart attacks and other problems in mothers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Blood Pressure Heart Preeclampsia Source Type: news

Lack of Corpus Luteum May Impair Cardiovascular System in IVF Pregnancies Lack of Corpus Luteum May Impair Cardiovascular System in IVF Pregnancies
A corpus luteum (CL) plays a"critical role" in the transformation of a woman's cardiovascular system early in pregnancy, and lack of a CL common in IVF pregnancies - may raise the risk of pre-eclampsia, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

UK ’s NHS to Distribute New Clinical Laboratory Test for Women Suspected of Having Pre-Eclampsia
Based on clinical trials of the medical laboratory test, pregnant women can expect a reduced risk for experiencing complications associated with the dangerous blood disorder Clinical pathology laboratories and obstetricians in the UK may soon have a new blood test that can help provide earlier diagnoses of pre-eclampsia, a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy that can […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 12, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: chris garcia Tags: Digital Pathology Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing anatomic pathology clinical laboratory Congo Red Dot Dark Daily dark int Source Type: news

Pregnant women who suffer from pre-eclampsia 'are FIVE TIMES more likely to develop kidney failure'
A study of over one million women by University College Cork found those who battled high blood pressure while expecting were 4.96 times more likely to have end-stage kidney disease in later life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-fibre diet may protect against pre-eclampsia in pregnancy
A study by the University of Sydney found women with low levels of the nutrient acetate were more likely to develop pre-eclampsia. Acetate is produced when fibre is broken down. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pre-eclampsia may carry long-term heart risks for women
(Wiley) Pre-eclampsia is a potentially dangerous condition characterized by high blood pressure that arises in some pregnant women, but a review of published studies in Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine indicates that its effects on cardiovascular health can persist well after pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First-time mom, 26, dies in emergency surgery after delivering twins
Sara Sewald, 26, of Colorado, was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, the same pregnancy-related blood pressure disorder that Beyoncé survived while pregnant with twins Sir and Rumi. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk of CVD increases after gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia
Ischaemic stroke and myocardial infarction risk more than tripled after two pregnancies with pre-eclampsia Related items fromOnMedica GPs failing to follow women at risk after gestational diabetes Gestational diabetes raises long-term CVD risk Early periods linked to heightened cardiovascular risk Pre-eclampsia linked to raised risk of vascular dementia Parity lower in women with unfavourable lipid profile (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How Viagra could save the lives of children whose mothers had pregnancy complication pre-eclampsia
Sildenafil citrate, the active ingredient in Viagra, lowered blood pressure in rats in a study at the University of Mississippi when the animals were exposed to stress mimicking pre-eclampsia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS to roll out revolutionary pre-eclampsia blood test
NHS England is rolling out a blood test for pre-eclampsia in pregnant women after a breakthrough study found it could save lives.   (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 2, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS to offer mums-to-be new blood test for pre-eclampsia
It looks for a dangerous condition called pre-eclampsia, which can develop in pregnancy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS to make rapid blood test for pre-eclampsia more widely available
The blood test which is able to support rapid diagnose of pre-eclampsia will be rolled out in England Related items fromOnMedica Armed forces wives at greater risk of perinatal depression New screening method better at identifying preeclampsia Doctors should regard FGM as child abuse Pre-eclampsia linked to raised risk of vascular dementia Parity lower in women with unfavourable lipid profile (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Smoking and pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring, study suggests
(University of Cambridge) Low levels of oxygen in the womb -- which can be caused by smoking or conditions such as preeclampsia -- may cause problems with fertility later in life, a study carried out in rats suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kidney disease hits 850 million people
Diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure contributing to growing world burden Related items fromOnMedica Higher cancer risk from chronic diseases High-dose folic acid doesn ’t prevent pre-eclampsia Doubt over health benefits of non-sugar sweeteners Millions miss out on vital diabetes health checks Hospital transport service fails kidney patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Salt Awareness Week
' World Salt Awareness Week'is a global event t o bring attention to salt intake and the risks to health it can bring, including high blood pressure and increased risk of stroke and heart disease. This year, the awareness week is being observed 4-10 March, 2019.Cochrane Nutrition Field' saim is to support and enable evidence-informed decision-making for nutrition policy and practice by advancing the preparation and use of high-quality, globally relevant nutrition-related Cochrane reviews. Cochrane Nutrition covers a wide spectrum of nutrition-related issues and questions, ranging from clinical to public health nutrition.To...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Diet rich in veg and fish ‘lowers risk’ of hypertension in pregnancy
A diet rich in vegetables and fish is associated with a lower risk of a woman developing high blood pressure and the related condition of pre-eclampsia, during pregnancy, suggest researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Scientists create "mini placenta" organoids in a lab dish
- Scientists in Britain have succeeded in creating mini human placenta organoids which they say will transform scientific understanding of reproductive disorders such as pre-eclampsia and miscarriage. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pre-eclampsia increases dementia risk
There is an increased risk of dementia in women who suffered from pre-eclampsia during pregnancy, according to a study published inThe BMJ.The Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pre-eclampsia linked to raised risk of vascular dementia
Ask about history to help identify women who might benefit from early clinical intervention Related items fromOnMedica Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight High-dose folic acid doesn ’t prevent pre-eclampsia Parity lower in women with unfavourable lipid profile Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women One in two women and one in three men will develop neurological disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

High Blood Pressure of Pregnancy Tied to Dementia Later in Life
Up to 5 percent of pregnant women develop pre-eclampsia, which is tied to an increased risk of dementia in later years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Women and Girls Preeclampsia Dementia Pregnancy and Childbirth Blood Pressure Hypertension Source Type: news

Trust introduces new highly accurate test for pre-eclampsia
A new test that predicts pre-eclampsia risk with a high level of accuracy has been given the green light to be used as standard clinical practice in one of the UK ’s biggest acute hospital trusts. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Grieving Calgary mother wants women to know about life-threatening pregnancy complication
Jill Young's daughter, Cara Kernohan, died suddenly of a severe form of pre-eclampsia called HELLP syndrome. She was 35 weeks pregnant. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Parental Age and Risk of Gestational HTN and Preeclampsia Parental Age and Risk of Gestational HTN and Preeclampsia
Does paternal age affect risk of preeclampsia/eclampsia?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

High-Dose Folic Acid Does Not Prevent High Blood Pressure of Pregnancy
Some studies suggest that taking high doses of folic acid can prevent pre-eclampsia, but a randomized trial found it did not. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Folic Acid Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Taking folic acid does not prevent pre-eclampsia, study finds
Taking high dose supplements of folic acid does not protect pregnant women from pre-eclampsia, a new study has found. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Collaboration Is Essential to Improving Maternal and Newborn Health in Indonesia
September 14, 2018It'll  take a nation to change the numbers for Indonesia's  moms and babies.As Indonesia celebrates its 73rd year of independence, most people are aware of the country ’s impressive economic development over the past few years. But perhaps fewer are aware that, every hour, across this massive archipelago, two mothers and eight newborns die.The country still faces unacceptably high levels of maternal and newborn mortality. This is a multi-faceted and complex issue, which requires collaboration between all elements of society to ensure effective measures are taken to improve maternal and new...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Women at high risk of pre-eclampsia are not protected by high dose folic acid
A study, published in theBMJ, suggests that women at high risk of pre-eclampsia are not protected from the condition by supplementing with high doses of folic acid.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High-dose folic acid doesn ’t prevent pre-eclampsia
But women should still take supplements before and in early pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects Related items fromOnMedica Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Poor vitamin D levels linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes GPs often missing best option for heavy periods (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Extra folic acid taken during pregnancy doesn't prevent pre-eclampsia, trial shows
For women who are at risk for pre-eclampsia, there is no benefit to being on a high dose of folic acid, a Canadian-led international study finds. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Echocardiography helps predict PE outcomes
Transthoracic echocardiography can help clinicians predict short-term mortality...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Echocardiography reveals effects of pre-eclampsia Which test is best for excluding PE during pregnancy? VR, AR may revamp cardiovascular imaging Bay Labs wins FDA nod for AI echocardiography software Stress echo beats CCTA for evaluating chest pain (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

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 7, 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