Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Tied to Autism Risk
(MedPage Today) -- High environmental exposure to p,p'-DDE linked to higher risk for male offspring (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Nigeria:Culture, Religious Misconceptions Hindering Family Planning in Nigeria
[Premium Times] Efforts to slow down population growth and reduce maternal and child mortality rate in Nigeria through family planning are not yielding the desired result, studies have shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can I take Plan B on the pill?
It is essential that people keep taking birth control pills even if they use the Plan B emergency contraception pill. This will help prevent unwanted pregnancy. There may be side effects of taking both pills due to the increase in hormones, but combining them will not impact on their effectiveness. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Birth Control / Contraception Source Type: news

Should US mothers be paid for life-saving cord blood or placentas?
Pregnant women are incubating something that could prove hugely valuable to modern medicine and the global economy – and 99% of the time it’s being thrown awayBirth is messy. It ’s often not until you’re pregnant that you learn about the third stage of labor – the bit after the baby appears, when the mother pushes out the placenta that has provided life support for the previous nine months.In developed nations, birth is assumed to be safe. Yet in the United States, the maternal mortality ratedoubled between 1990 and 2013, andinfant mortality rates are rising in England and Wales, due largely t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Matilda Battersby for Medium Tags: Childbirth Maternal mortality Parents and parenting Medical research Health Science Women US healthcare & wellbeing Source Type: news

Pregnant women exposed to DDT are TWICE as likely to have children with autism
When Columbia University researchers found biomarkers for the potent bug killer DDT in pregnant Finnish women's blood, they were twice as likely to have a child with autism and an intellectual de (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa:Trump's 'Global Gag Rule' on Abortion Endangers Lives
[Deutsche Welle] US President Donald Trump reintroduced and expanded the Global Gag Rule to curb access to abortion services. A decision taken in far-away Washington has dire implications for African women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

NIH begins clinical trial of live, attenuated Zika vaccine
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Vaccinations have begun in a first-in-human trial of an experimental live, attenuated Zika virus vaccine developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The NIAID-sponsored trial will enroll a total of 28 healthy, non-pregnant adults ages 18 to 50 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Immunization Research in Baltimore, and at the Vaccine Testing Center at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Social position determines pregnant women's exposure to air pollution
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) A new study analyzes the urban exposome of 30,000 women in nine European cities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First biomarker evidence of DDT-autism link
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A study of more than 1 million pregnancies in Finland reports that elevated levels of a metabolite of the banned insecticide DDT in the blood of pregnant women are linked to increased risk for autism in the offspring. The study is the first to connect an insecticide with risk for autism using maternal biomarkers of exposure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Session Examining the Health of Pregnant and Postpartum Veterans and Their Infants: Findings from the COMFORT StudyTemplate
September 26, 2018 12:00-1:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can an App Prevent Pregnancy?
By the time Jackie Blume was in her early 20s, like many women her age, she’d been taking the Pill every day for nearly a decade. When she was 23, Blume — now 28 and living in Wilmington, North Carolina — started embracing a more “natural” lifestyle, which for her meant paying attention to what she ate, and avoiding cleaning products, cosmetics, and shampoos that contained certain ingredients. “I wanted to cut things out of my life that were putting unnecessary chemicals in my body,” says Blume. “It led me to question whether my birth control pills were harming me.” Whi...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Five Injured in Pennsylvania Walmart Shooting
WYNCOTE, Pa. (AP) — A man pulled a gun during a dispute with another customer in Walmart checkout lines near Philadelphia and opened fire, wounding several people before fleeing but was later arrested after crashing into a police vehicle, police said Tuesday night. All victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the gunfire reported just after 6 p.m. Tuesday in the crowded store at the Cedarbrook Plaza Shopping Center, Cheltenham Township Chief of Police John Frye said. Frye said the gunfire started after some type of altercation between customers in separate lines near the cash register, when "words were...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

Protecting Pregnant Women and Babies During Public Health Emergencies
August 22, 2018 1:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ten tips to prevent stretch marks
Rapid weight or muscle gain, growth spurts, and pregnancy can all cause stretch marks. Genetics may also be a contributing factor. These lines are not harmful to health, but some people dislike their appearance. In this article, learn about ways to help prevent stretch marks and keep the skin looking supple and smooth. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

British hens' eggs slash risk of premature births and depression
Packed with iron, iodine, vitamin B12, vitamin D, folate and choline, the rich nutritional composition of eggs means that they can supply most of the key nutrients required during pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How my experience in the RAF helps me as a practice manager
In an interview with Valeria Fiore, practice manager Delyth Moylan tells Management in Practice how she made the switch from working in the RAF to a London-based GP practice in Harley Street  After spending more than 10 years of her life in the Royal Air Force (RAF), Delyth Moylan decided to switch back to civilian life. She left the RAF in May 2014 and moved to London, where she joined NHS 111 as a clinical advisor and later went on to managing three clinics for the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 15, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Rattlesnake envenomation in the third trimester of pregnancy - Ghosh N, Henderson JA, Kim HG, Ancar FM.
BACKGROUND: Snakebites in pregnancy can be life-threatening to both the mother and fetus as a result of inflammatory and toxic properties of the venom. Prompt medical treatment is critical to prevent adverse consequences. CASE: A 26-year-old woman at 37 6/... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Barriers to screening pregnant women for domestic violence: a cross-sectional study - Githui SN, Chege M, Wagoro MC, Mwaura J.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Domestic Violence (DV) is associated with serious consequences to the survivor's physical, emotional, sexual, social and mental well-being. DV screening ensures timely detection of violence and hence promotes timely intervention. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Sexual violence-related pregnancy among internally displaced women in an internally displaced persons camp in Northeast Nigeria - Oladeji O, Oladeji B, Chamla D, Safiyanu G, Mele S, Mshelia H, Agbor J.
Sexual violence is quite common in conflict situations and puts women at risk of unintended pregnancies. In the northeast region of Nigeria with the ongoing insurgency, a substantial number of women are kidnapped and subjected to forced marriages and repea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

A qualitative analysis of decision-making among women with sexual violence-related pregnancies in conflict-affected eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo - Scott J, Onyango MA, Burkhardt G, Mullen C, Rouhani S, Haider S, Albutt K, Greiner A, VanRooyen M, Bartels S.
BACKGROUND: Sexual violence is prevalent in conflict-affected settings and may result in sexual violence-related pregnancies (SVRPs). There are limited data on how women with SVRPs make decisions about pregnancy continuation or termination, especially in c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Opioid use disorder documented at delivery hospitalization - United States, 1999-2014 - Haight SC, Ko JY, Tong VT, Bohm MK, Callaghan WM.
Opioid use by pregnant women represents a significant public health concern given the association of opioid exposure and adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes, including preterm labor, stillbirth, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and maternal mortality (1,2)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

First year of the scheme sees over 52,000 baby boxes delivered
Over 60% of parents say they will use the box as a baby bed Related items fromOnMedica Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Changes to health visiting service will put kids at risk UK lagging behind peers on child health New ambition to halve infant deaths by 2030 in England Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Zika, West Nile Cases Reported in Alabama
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- Multiple reports of Zika virus and West Nile virus are being investigated by Alabama health officials. People can get Zika virus from mosquito bites, sex, and blood transfusions, and a pregnant woman can pass it to her... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Evaluation of the implementation of the Saving Babies' Lives Care Bundle in early adopter NHS Trusts in England
This independent evaluation, commissioned by NHS England, shows clinical improvements such as better monitoring of a baby's growth and movement in pregnancy, as well as better monitoring in labour, led to maternity staff helping to save more than 160 babies'lives across 19 maternity units. The report found that stillbirths fell by a fifth at the maternity units where the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle, had been implemented. The best practice guidance is now being introduced across the country and has the potential if these findings were replicated, to prevent an estimated 600 stillbirths. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Akeredolu Reverses Self, Adopts Mimiko's Free Health Services for Pregnant Women, Children
[Premium Times] After seemingly retarding the progress made in the health sector by the last administration in the last two years, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Monday hinted on the revival of the free health care services for expectant mothers and children under the age of five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FDA Allows Marketing of First Direct-to-Consumer App for Contraceptive Use to Prevent Pregnancy
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of the first mobile medical application (app) that can be used as a method of contraception to prevent pregnancy. The app, called Natural Cycles, contains an algorithm that calculates the days of the month a woman is likely to be fertile based on daily body temperature readings and menstrual cycle information, a method of contraception called fertility awareness. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - August 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Further intervention rates vary after fibroid removal
Women who choose less-invasive procedures in lieu of hysterectomy for their...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Online patient info about UAE could be better SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment option Study: UFE can help restore fertility SIR: UFE use still lags hysterectomy for fibroids Under scrutiny: Pregnancy after uterine fibroid embolization (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

That coke could be ruining your chance of getting pregnant: Study concludes that drinking sugary fizzy drinks affect fertility
(Natural News) Drinking soft drinks regularly could affect fertility, an observational study published in the journal Epidemiology suggested. The study revealed that drinking even one sugary drink each day could be enough to lower the chances of having a baby, for both men and women. For the study, researchers from Boston University School of Public... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant women could be spared epidurals if NHS changed painkiller
Experts say remifentanil is more effective than the injection, pethidine, given to 250,000 women in a year. Forty per cent of women in the UK end up needing an epidural after the pain relief anyway. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MHRA issues further information on valproate use by women and girls
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a video to help healthcare professionals in implementing the new 2018 regulatory measures, including the pregnancy prevention programme and regular reviews. This was produced by the MHRA in conjunction with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Royal College of General Practitioners. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Patient-controlled pain-relief system reduces need for epidurals in labour
Half as many women given reminfentanil ended up having epidurals as those on pethadine Related items fromOnMedica Women controlling analgesia in labour use less Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers Hunt announces Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review Acupuncture may not relieve labour pain Fruit& veg cut risk of small baby (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Inducing Labor at 39 Weeks May Offer Benefits
First-time mothers who had labor induced at 39 weeks were less likely to need C-sections. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Caesarean Section Parenting Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which fruits should you eat during pregnancy?
Eating a healthful diet is particularly important during pregnancy. The right nutrients help the fetus to develop and grow as it should. Pregnant women should eat a variety of fruits to provide them with healthful nutrients that may also help to relieve their symptoms. Learn which fruits to eat during pregnancy here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Study: Tdap Vaccine Doesn't Boost Autism Risk
Children born to women who had a Tdap vaccination during pregnancy had no higher risk of autism than kids whose mothers were not vaccinated, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves first consumer app for contraceptive use
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the first time has approved marketing of a mobile app as a contraception method to prevent pregnancy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D No Benefit in Pregnancy for Fetal or Infant Growth Vitamin D No Benefit in Pregnancy for Fetal or Infant Growth
Supplementation in a population of pregnant women with high rates of vitamin D deficiency showed no effect on fetal or infant growth measures compared with placebo.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Neurodevelopmental Anomalies, Birth Defects Linked to Zika ID'd
MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 -- Many children of mothers with evidence of confirmed or possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy do not undergo all recommended evaluations, according to a Vital Signs report published in the Aug. 10 issue of the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity during pregnancy increases risk of psychiatric disorders in children
Obese, pregnant women with diabetes are more likely to have children with psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD or autism, according to a study published inPediatrics.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

MHRA issues further information on valproate use by women and girls
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a video to help healthcare professionals in implementing the new 2018 regulatory measures, including the pregnancy prevention (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 13, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

No Link Between Tdap Vaccine, Autism: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 -- Children born to women who got the Tdap vaccine during pregnancy have no greater risk of autism than other kids, a new study finds. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, which is better known... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Checkup: How to Minimize Repetitive Stress Injuries From Carrying a Baby
The early months as a baby grows can be hard on a parent ’ s muscles, because none of that “ weight lifting ” is guided by the strengthening — or the safety — of the parent. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Babies and Infants Baby Carriages, Strollers and Carriers Child Car Seats Muscles Parenting Exercise Weight Lifting Source Type: news

Exercise and Fecundability in Women With Prior Pregnancy Loss Exercise and Fecundability in Women With Prior Pregnancy Loss
Physical activity may influence fecundability through altered endocrine function. How might physical activity impact fecundability in women with prior pregnancy loss?Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities have almost double the rate of repeat pregnancy
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities have nearly double the rate of having another baby within a year of delivering compared to women without such disabilities, according to a new study published in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds Tdap vaccination for pregnant women does not increase risk of autism
(Kaiser Permanente) A Kaiser Permanente study of more than 80,000 children born over a 4-year period showed that the prenatal Tdap vaccination (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) was not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in children. The study was published today in Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women with intellectual disabilities have higher rate of repeat pregnancy
Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities have nearly double the rate of having another baby within a year Related items fromOnMedica NHS funding boost to support new mothers ’ mental health Maternal suicides remain a concern, report shows Valproate in pregnancy linked to raised autism risk Doctors urged to spot victims of trafficking Preterm birth risk higher after PTSD and major depression (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Four in 10 women with asthma may develop COPD
Individual risk factors play a more significant role in the development of ACOS than exposure to fine particulate matter Related items fromOnMedica Adiponectin level link to asthma Pregnant women urged to have swine flu jab Stress in pregnancy may raise asthma risk Target rates for caesareans may be too low Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Natural Cycles: Do pregnancy prevention apps work?
There's a debate in Sweden over their reliability after women reported unwanted pregnancies. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New dads show signs of postpartum depression too, experts say
Research presented at an American Psychological Association convention says about 10 per cent of new fathers experience depression and anxiety — and that postpartum symptoms are about much more than pregnancy hormones. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

New dads can show signs of postpartum depression too, experts say
Research presented at an American Psychological Association convention says about 10 per cent of new fathers experience depression and anxiety — and that postpartum symptoms are about much more than pregnancy hormones. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

You don't have to give birth to experience postpartum depression, experts say
Research presented at an American Psychological Association convention says about 10 per cent of new fathers experience depression and anxiety — and that postpartum symptoms are about much more than pregnancy hormones. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news