Janssen Provides Update on Phase 3 ACIS Study in Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Treated with ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) and ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) Plus Prednisone Combination
RARITAN, N.J., April 19, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that regulatory submissions based on the Phase 3 ACIS study, which evaluated the combination of ERLEADA® (apalutamide) and ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) plus prednisone in patients with chemotherapy-naïve metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), will not be pursued. As presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium in February 2021, the ACIS study met its primary endpoint of radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS); ho...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Hysterosalpingo contrast ultrasound shows promise in infertility exams
Hysterosalpingo contrast sonography (HyCoSy) is potentially safer and more efficien...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fetal cardiovascular MRI helps diagnose congenital heart defects Ultrasound contrast for tubal patency debuts in U.S. Micro-CT visualizes early fetal development Contrast MRI helps radiologists identify ectopic pregnancy 4D ultrasound contrast HSG assesses fallopian tubes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI Before Pregnancy Predicts Early Postpartum MS Relapse MRI Before Pregnancy Predicts Early Postpartum MS Relapse
For women with MS, results of MRI performed during the year before they become pregnant appear to be a strong and sensitive predictor of early relapse after childbirth.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Epidural in Delivery Not Linked to Autism: Study
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- In news that should reassure many pregnant women, having an epidural during childbirth won't increase the child's risk of autism, researchers report. The new findings refute a widely criticized 2020 study that said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Prince Harry may delay return to US, stay for Queen Elizabeth's birthday
Prince Harry was expected to jet back to his pregnant wife Meghan Markle on Monday after attending his grandfather’s funeral in London –... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccination sites to offer Pfizer or Moderna vaccine to pregnant women
Vaccination sites have been told to offer pregnant women the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine - and to cancel appointments for pregnant women at sites offering only the AstraZeneca vaccine. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 19, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Kenya: Surprise Bundle of Joy for Woman Who Expected Four Babies
[Nation] A Kisii woman who thought she was pregnant with four babies was on Friday pleasantly surprised after she gave birth to quintuplets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What experts say about the COVID-19 vaccine and menstruation, mammograms and more
Four health experts told CBC News there are key findings women can keep in mind when getting the COVID-19 vaccine — particularly if they are pregnant, booking a mammogram or a fertility treatment, or wondering whether it can disrupt their menstrual cycle. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and its associations with adverse pregnancy outcomes in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study - Alhalal H, Alhalal E, Alhaizan M, Alghuson L, Alahmari M, Alkhayyal N, Akkour K.
This study examines the prevalence of IPV, its relationship wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Associations of the neighborhood built environment with physical activity across pregnancy - Kershaw KN, Marsh DJ, Crenshaw EG, McNeil RB, Pemberton VL, Cordon SA, Haas DM, Debbink MP, Mercer BM, Parry S, Reddy U, Saade G, Simhan H, Wapner RJ, Wing DA, Grobman WA.
BACKGROUND: Several features of the neighborhood built environment have been shown to promote leisure-time physical activity (PA) in the general population, but few studies have examined its impact on PA during pregnancy. METHODS: Data were extract... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

How nearby homicides affect young women's pregnancy desires: evidence from a quasi-experiment - Weitzman A, Barber JS, Heinze J, Zimmerman M.
Leveraging spatiotemporal variation in homicides that occurred during a 2.5-year weekly panel survey of 387 women ages 18-22 in Flint, Michigan, we investigate how young women's desires to become pregnant and to avoid pregnancy evolve in response to local ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Diquat poisoning in a pregnant woman resulting in a miscarriage and maternal death - Yu G, Cui S, Jian T, Kan B, Jian X.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cost of intimate partner violence during pregnancy and postpartum to health services: a data linkage study in Queensland, Australia - Callander EJ, Bull C, Baird K, Branjerdporn G, Gillespie K, Creedy D.
To quantify health service costs of intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy and postpartum; and to compare health service costs between women who reported IPV, versus women who did not report IPV. This was a cohort study using linked data for a pu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) issues new advice on COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women
The JCVI has advised that pregnant women should be offered the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as the rest of the population, based on their age and clinical risk group. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 19, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ellie Goulding ’s Husband Caspar Shares Rare Photo of the Pregnant Singer
Ellie Goulding's husband, Caspar Jopling, revealed a rare candid photo of the "Lights" superstar along with his "new best friend," aka... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living near pesticide-treated farms raises risk of childhood brain tumors
(Natural News) Pregnant women living within 2.5 miles of agricultural lands treated with pesticides have a greater risk of their children developing central nervous system (CNS) tumors, according to a recent study. Published on Wednesday, March 31, in the Environmental Research journal, the study also revealed that the pregnant women did not have to be working in agriculture... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant women vaccine advice: Experts revise jab recommendations after new data emerges
PREGNANT women have been given the green light to receive a coronavirus vaccine with data strongly indicating both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are safe. It comes amid fears of the AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca latest: Pregnant women issued with new JCVI advice to NOT take Oxford vaccine
NEW vaccine advice has been issued by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization for pregnant women. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine, say UK health chiefs
But Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation advises against using AstraZeneca shot (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pregnant women should be offered Covid vaccine
The UK's vaccine advisers encourage them to discuss the risks and benefits with their doctor. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant women vaccine advice: Experts make new recommendation after AZ fears
PREGNANT women have been given the green light to receive a coronavirus vaccine with data strongly indicating both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are safe. It comes amid fears of the AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid UK: Pregnant women should get Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, government advisors say
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said real-world data from the rollout in the US had shown the two American jabs were safe in expectant mothers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apple Fitness+ creates new programs for pregnant people and seniors
Each of the new workout programs features classes that average about 10 minutes in total that focus  on the specific health needs of that group.    (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Health and Wellness, Digital Health, Care, Technology Source Type: news

Supporting pregnant women using maternity services during the coronavirus pandemic: Actions for NHS providers, NHS England (updated 15th April 2021)
This document sets out three key actions which NHS trusts should take to enable women to receive support from a partner, relative, friend or other person when receiving maternity care during the COVID-19 pandemic.This document replaces'Framework to assist NHS trusts to reintroduce access for partners, visitors and other supporters of pregnant women in English maternity services', published on 8 September 2020, and builds on trusts'work to implement that. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy Raises the Risk for Kidney Stones
FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 -- Kidney stones can happen to anyone, but now a new study confirms that being pregnant may increase your risk of developing them. Previous research has suggested that a number of pregnancy-related changes in the body can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Adherence to Pregnancy HBV Care Guidelines in Women, Infants Adherence to Pregnancy HBV Care Guidelines in Women, Infants
This study aimed to evaluate the current status of HBV care in pregnancy. What factors are associated with gaps in care, and how might adherence to HBV care measures be improved?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Colorado Bill Aims to Improve Maternal Healthcare Colorado Bill Aims to Improve Maternal Healthcare
Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill to improve maternal health aimed at bettering pregnancy outcomes for minority women, as the US recognizes Black Maternal Health Week.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Report Creating the First Embryo With Human and Non-Human Primate Cells
In a ground-breaking experiment, researchers have successfully created the first human-monkey chimera. The work, published in the journal Cell, describes the the first embryo containing both human and monkey cells that was cultured for 20 days. Led by Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, the study represents the culmination of decades of work in understanding early embryo development in non-human species, which Belmonte hopes will now apply to humans. But it is bound to raise serious ethical questions about the implications of combining human cells with those from a different species (even if it is a closely related one), and the...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Even Moderate Caffeine Intake in Pregnancy Tied to Smaller Babies
THURSDAY, April 15, 2021 -- Even moderate daily caffeine intake during pregnancy may lead to smaller birth size, according to a study published online March 25 in JAMA Network Open. Jessica L. Gleason, Ph.D., from the U.S. National Institutes of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kenya: How Covid-19 Fanned the Flames of Unsafe Abortions
[Nation] One morning in September, Ashura Mciteka was sitting at home when her daughter burst through the door. "Come and see," cried 10-year-old Ella, tugging her mother's hand. Together they retraced Ella's steps along a rocky, uneven pathway in their low-income neighbourhood in Nairobi, to where the young girl had been playing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: Teenage Pregnancy 'Drastically' Decreasing in Southeastern Liberia Amid UNFPA, Swedish Government's Intervention
[FrontPageAfrica] Zwedru -- The government of Liberia and its partners including UNFPA and the Swedish Government are celebrating the rapid decline in teenage pregnancy in Grand Gedeh, River Gee and Grand Kru Counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Woman Drowns Baby in Boiling Water
[The Herald] Thupeyo Muleya -- Beitbridge Bureau (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: School That Still Asks for Pregnancy Test for Admission Defying Govt Order
[New Times] A few months after the Ministry of Education ordered schools to stop asking for a pregnancy test as a precondition for admission, Riviera High School has defied the directive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

‘Pieces of a Woman’ Has Midwives Talking About That Birth Scene
Vanessa Kirby ’s Oscar-nominated performance involves an extended sequence that these experts say gets some things right — and a few wrong. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bianca Giaever Tags: Movies Pregnancy and Childbirth Pieces of a Woman (Movie) Midwives and Doulas Kirby, Vanessa (1988- ) Source Type: news

FDA Lifts In-Person Dispensing Requirement for Mifepristone FDA Lifts In-Person Dispensing Requirement for Mifepristone
The Food and Drug Administration has lifted in-person dispensing requirements for mifepristone when used for medical termination of early pregnancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Mom and Baby's Tale of Survival After Severe COVID Strikes in Pregnancy
WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 -- The emotional toll of having a baby can be huge under any circumstance, but what if you didn't know you gave birth until two weeks later, and you weren't able to hold your baby in your arms for more than a month? That... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mary Agyapong: Pregnant nurse’s family yet to get GoFundMe money
More than £186,000 was raised on a GoFundMe page set up after Mary Agyapong died with Covid-19. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman with brain tumour fell pregnant before drugs would have made it impossible
Carly Beasley, 33, from Chippenham, Wiltshire, delayed her chemotherapy after her slow-growing, incurable brain tumour was removed so she could travel the world with her husband Kris, 34. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Some 67 Girl Students Impregnated in Biharamulo, Ngara Districts
[Daily News] SOME 67 girl students were impregnated in Biharamulo and Ngara districts between March-June, last year, when Covid-19 pandemic was at its peak forcing schools to close. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 14, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Harris highlights pregnancy difficulties facing Black women
Vice President Kamala Harris has marked Black Maternal Health Week by leading a White House discussion of the issues that make African American women two to three times more likely than other women to die because of childbirth (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Chinsali Teen Pregnancies, Tip of Iceberg
[Times of Zambia] SO about 54 school-going girls in Chinsali district fell pregnant last year during the period of school premature closure as the result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak! (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 13, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Inflammation a key to targeting pregnancy-associated breast cancer
(Garvan Institute of Medical Research) Targeting the tumour environment may help improve treatments for breast cancers affecting pregnant women and young mothers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UBCO engineer cautions pregnant women about speed bumps
(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) Slow down. Baby on board.So says UBC Okanagan researcher and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Hadi Mohammadi. His new research, conducted in collaboration with Sharif University of Technology, determines that accelerating over speed bumps poses a danger for pregnant women and their fetuses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bedtime Soon After Meals Raises Reflux Risk in Pregnancy Bedtime Soon After Meals Raises Reflux Risk in Pregnancy
A simple dietary modification could obviate the need for pharmacologic treatment of GERD in some women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences and complex post-traumatic stress in pregnant teens: a pilot study - Anastas JW, Payne NA, Ghuman SA.
Pregnant teens are seen as a group at risk, yet one area that remains understudied is the impact of trauma on their mental health, maternal fetal attachment and pregnancy-related health behavior. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pregnancy After Pioneering Treatment for Early Menopause Pregnancy After Pioneering Treatment for Early Menopause
In a small pilot study, patients who received direct injections into their ovaries of a platelet-rich plasma/gonadotropin combo showed important improvements in ovarian function, with one clinical pregnancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Living in a majority-black neighborhood linked to severe maternal morbidity
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Residents in majority-Black neighborhoods experience higher rates of severe pregnancy-related health problems than those living in predominantly-white areas, according to a new study of pregnancies at a Philadelphia-based health system, which was led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antidepressant use in pregnancy tied to affective disorders in offspring; no causal link
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Study shows that while there is a link between maternal antidepressant use during pregnancy and affective disorders in the child later in life, the link also exists between paternal antidepressant use during pregnancy and child mental health; data suggests the observed link is most likely due to the underlying mental illness of the parents rather than an intrauterine effect. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prince Harry Arrives In the UK Ahead of Prince Philip's Funeral
Harry's pregnant wife, Meghan Markle, was not given clearance to travel from her doctor. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some mothers-to-be and doctors worry about exercise during pregnancy. But it’s really okay.
A few physicians are cautious, fearing injury to the woman or baby. But experts say if you listen to your body, the right amount can be beneficial to both. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie C. Reilly Source Type: news