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Annual flu shots linked to increased risk of miscarriage
(Natural News) A study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published in the journal Vaccines revealed that receiving one particular flu vaccine was associated with an increased risk of early miscarriage. As part of the study, a team of researchers at the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute in Wisconsin recruited 485 pregnant women aged 18 to 44 who already... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant moms who take folic acid cut autism risk from pesticides
(Reuters Health) - Children whose mothers took folic acid supplements early in their pregnancies were less likely to develop autism, even when the pregnant moms were exposed to pesticides linked to the neurodevelopmental disorder, a new study found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CGM in Type 1 Diabetes in Pregnancy Cuts Adverse Neonate Outcomes CGM in Type 1 Diabetes in Pregnancy Cuts Adverse Neonate Outcomes
Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes using continuous glucose monitoring had modestly lower HbA1c and a 50% reduced risk of giving birth to a large-for-gestational-age baby in the CONCEPTT study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Hosts Maternal Health Researchers' Workshop
[SAnews.gov.za] The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) will this week host an interactive workshop on maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health in Johannesburg. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 18, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: We Trek 100 Km to Hospital, Kaduna Village Residents Lament
[Premium Times] Residents of Maiyola, a community of 3,000 residents in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have said that they lose an average of one pregnant woman monthly due to absence of antenatal services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Experts Warn of Health Risk After C-Section
[Nation] Unnecessary Caesarean sections could increase the risk of women developing maternal sepsis during childbirth, the World Health Organisation has warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 18, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Awareness, Beliefs, and Actions Concerning Zika Virus Awareness, Beliefs, and Actions Concerning Zika Virus
Pregnant women and community members provide feedback regarding interventions for the transmission and prevention of Zika virus infections.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

How Common Are Twins?
Discussion Twinning is the conception and development of more than one zygote during one pregnancy. Monozygotic (MZ) twins arise from one zygote that then splits to form two embryos so that the twins are necessarily of the same gender (male-male or female-female). Dizygotic (DZ) twinning arises from the development of two independent zygotes and therefore the genders may be the same or different (male-male, female-female or male-female). Increased risks of spontaneous DZ twinning includes increased maternal age, parity and gravity, family history including familial clustering, maternal obesity and overweight and smoking. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Boyfriend Charged With Murder After Pregnant Teacher Found in Shallow Grave
(BALTIMORE) — The boyfriend of a missing, pregnant Maryland teacher was engaged to another woman and sent text messages using the teacher’s identity claiming he wasn’t the father of her unborn baby, according to court documents that charge him with murdering her. One of those texts to Laura Wallen’s sister claimed the missing woman’s previous boyfriend was the father of her child, an arrest warrant released Thursday alleged. The text misspelled the former boyfriend’s first name, which police said added to doubts that the texts were really from Wallen. Tyler Tessier, 32, was arrested Wedn...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kasey Jones / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime Source Type: news

Trooper Says He Didn ’t Mean to Shoot His Pregnant Wife in the Head
A former Pennsylvania state trooper who caused the deaths of his pregnant wife and the child she was carrying in what he characterized as a gun-cleaning accident at their home has pleaded guilty to criminal charges. Joseph Paul Miller pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of involuntary manslaughter for causing the March 2014 deaths of JoAnna Miller and the baby girl, who was delivered but died soon after. Miller, of Horsham, initially said the gun was about 10 feet away from his wife when it accidentally went off, but he later revised that distance to about 2 feet away. Prosecutors in suburban Philadelphia, however, said ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Scolforo / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pregnant scientist investigates: Can I drink alcohol?
Many pregnant women wonder how much alcohol is safe to drink. Find out what a new study advises and why experts criticize the lack of good-quality data. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Acute poisonings during pregnancy and in other non-pregnant women in emergency departments of four government hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: 2010-2015 - Eyasu M, Dida T, Worku Y, Worku S, Shafie M.
OBJECTIVE: To characterise acute poisonings in pregnant and non-pregnant women treated at emergency departments of government hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, between 2010 and 2015. METHODS: All data for acutely poisoned women were retrospective... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hyperemesis gravidarum: 'It's crippling sickness'
One sufferer of the pregnancy illness describes how difficult it made her daily life. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Exhaustive List of All the References We Could Find in Mother!
Warning: spoilers for the movie mother! follow. Eliza: So the movie mother! was…something else. Eliana: I am shook. Eliza: I am…confused? Infuriated? Discombobulated? Eliana: I’m coping by Googling as many references as possible: there’s the Genesis story, and I kept thinking about The Giving Tree, which is already depressing for a kids’ book. But this movie takes things to a whole new, bloody level. Eliza: Yeah, and it was nearly impossible to avoid chatter in the ether that the whole thing is a warning about our present path to destroying the environment. Eliana: Yes, the director, Darren...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman and Eliza Berman Tags: Uncategorized Jennifer Lawrence movies Source Type: news

Mom, Baby Benefit From CGM Use in T1D Pregnancy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer glucose excursions, but little effect on HbA1c (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Updated Advice on Managing Liver Disease During Pregnancy Updated Advice on Managing Liver Disease During Pregnancy
Dr Rowen Zetterman reviews the new American College of Gastroenterology guidelines on caring for pregnant patients with diseases ranging from liver masses to viral infections.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

Trust giving out ‘wallets full of vital pregnancy information’
Pregnant women in South Yorkshire are being given a wallet full of “vital tips and information” by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, due to work with local charities. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

CGMs improve outcomes for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes
Researchers have found the use of continuous glucose monitors during pregnancy led to significantly better health outcomes for type 1 diabetes mothers and baby. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 15, 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

South Africa: 5 Things You Didn't Know About South Africa's Breast Milk Banks
[Bhekisisa] Deposits in these banks help SA's tiniest preemies but are they just for babies? (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 15, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

A McDonald ’s Worker Is Accused of Trying to Drown Her Newborn Baby in a Toilet
(SAN FRANCISCO) — California prosecutors said Wednesday that a fast-food restaurant cashier gave birth to a baby girl while at work and then tried to kill her by flushing her down a toilet. The San Mateo County district attorney said Sarah Lockner, 25, has been charged with attempted murder after the newborn survived. Prosecutors say Lockner went to work the night of Sept. 4 at a Redwood City McDonald’s complaining of stomach pains and visited the bathroom numerous times, raising concerns of co-workers. A co-worker discovered a large amount of blood on the bathroom floor and peered over the stall to check on Lo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Elias / Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized California Crime Mcdonald's onetime sarah locker Source Type: news

Pregnancy outcomes remain poor in mothers with childhood-onset T1D
According to new research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting, pregnancy outcomes remain poor in women with type 1 diabetes, despite significant advances in obstetric and diabetes care.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pregnant women with preeclampsia may have life-long heart issues after giving birth
A new study presented at the American Heart Association meeting in San Francisco suggests women who develop preeclampsia earlier in pregnancy are more likely to have thickening in their heart's left ventricle one month after delivery.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mylan unveils generic oral contraceptive
Mylan NV has rolled out a generic version of an oral contraceptive Minastrin, which is a product of pharmaceutical company Allergan. Mylan (Nasdaq: MYL) announced Thursday that it received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, and Ferrous Fumarate Tablets, 1 mg/20 mcg. It's used to prevent pregnancy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy Pose No Risk to Children Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy Pose No Risk to Children
Although psychiatric disorders are not associated with pregnancy or neonatal complications, treatment for these conditions may convey some risk, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

South Africa: Quick Thinking Cop Helps Deliver Baby At Police Station
[News24Wire] A quick thinking police constable helped a woman in labour deliver her baby at the Mlungisi police station in the Eastern Cape on Thursday evening. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 15, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Women more likely than men to lose interest in sex
Conclusion This study appears to suggest that many factors increase the likelihood of both men and women reporting a lack of interest in sex. Overall, women seem to be more likely to lose interest than men. While this large study provides some insight into the possible reasons behind having a lack of interest in sex, it has a few limitations: As so many factors were considered, there were bound to be some that showed statistical significance – this could just be by chance. The cross-sectional nature of the study means we can't be sure if the specific factors reported on caused the lack of interest, or vice versa. Peo...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Rare pregnancy condition placenta accreta awareness call
Placenta accreta affects one in every 6,000 pregnancies and can be life-threatening. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HHS Commits $144.1 Million in Additional Funding for Opioid Crisis
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $144.1 million in grants to prevent and treat opioid addiction. These grants will be administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through six grant programs:First Responders, theState Pilot Grant for Treatment of Pregnant and Postpartum Women,Building Communities of Recovery,Improving Access to Overdose Treatment,Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), and theServices Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 15, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

In Pregnant Women with Type 1 Diabetes, Continuous Glucose Monitoring Linked to Better Outcomes (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes is associated with better neonatal outcomes, according to a study in The Lancet. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How We Made a Health App that Works in India's Most Remote Areas
September 14, 2017Designing an app is easy. Deploying it is the challenge.Over half a century ago, communications guru and intellectual Marshall McLuhan  predicted that electronic interdependence will make the world a global village. But last month, Simon Tisdall ofThe Guardian called out the international media for creating a hierarchy of suffering by focusing on Hurricane Harvey more than on the devastating floods in South Asia and South East Asia.The reason: distance!The distances that marginalize are not just physical. They manifest in governance gaps, (in)justice, cultural atrophy, social dystopia. Nowh...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Vision Problems Common in Babies Infected with Zika
Impairments range in severity, two studies foundSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infections and Pregnancy, Vision Impairment and Blindness, Zika Virus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 14, 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

Link Between Flu Vaccine and Miscarriage? Experts Unconvinced Link Between Flu Vaccine and Miscarriage? Experts Unconvinced
Researchers found an association between influenza vaccine and miscarriage in women who had also received the vaccine the previous year. ACOG and CDC still recommend flu shots for all pregnant women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Flooding, mudslides leave communities devastated, pregnant women in need
Language EnglishRegent, SIERRA LEONE –“I saw the rocks from the hill fly up into the air,” Martha Kamara, 28, told UNFPA, describing the floods and landslides that devastated 13 areas in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, last month.Ms. Kamara is eight months pregnant from the Motormeh Community in Regent. She and two of her daughters, ages 9 and 5, survived the disaster. But her three-year-old daughter and brother both died.“When the rescue team pulled my brother out from the mud, they pulled out his unclothed corpse and some of his body parts,” Ms. Kamara said. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Antidepressant Exposure In The Womb Linked To A Higher Risk Of Psychiatric Illness
However, the finding doesn't mean women should go off their medication during pregnancy. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Police Officer Helps Deliver Baby During Wait for Ambulance
[SAPS] A woman who was in labour pains, came to the Mlungisi police station requesting the assistance of an ambulance service. On her arrival, police realised that it was too late and that she was close to giving birth. Constable Nomakhaya Xezu quickly assessed the situation and took the woman to a room for privacy and assisted the lady in giving birth to a lovely baby boy. The ambulance arrived later and the child and mother were taken to Frontier Hospital for examination. Acting Station Commander, Lieutenant Co (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 14, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

10 Things That May Be Wrecking Your Sex Drive
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized how to want sex low libido low sex drive low sex drive women sex advice Sex/Relationships Sexual Health why don't i want to have sex why is my libido so low why is my sex drive so low Source Type: news

Endometriosis and the gift of motherhood
When my first period came at age 13, it involved blood clots and extreme pain. I didn’t know what to expect or what was considered “normal,” but thankfully, my mother did. She recognized that my symptoms were unusual and immediately took me to see my pediatrician. I was first prescribed birth control pills, which seemed to help initially, but when my period remained heavy and painful, I was put on a different birth control pill that enabled me to have my period only four times a year. I thought my situation was normal – albeit uncomfortable and inconvenient. No one ever suggested that painful period...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 14, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Alice Hales Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Teen Health endometriosis Marc Laufer Source Type: news

Fall ’s Heavy Hitters
This season’s slate of new literary fiction includes multiple Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists. Here are four to check out. FUTURE HOME OF THE LIVING GOD By Louise Erdrich After a kind of reverse evolution plagues babies worldwide, a pregnant woman evades capture by government forces and goes in search of her mother. MANHATTAN BEACH By Jennifer Egan A Brooklyn woman becomes the only female diver to work on a World War II ship, learning about her past and mingling with gangsters along the way. DINNER AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH By Nathan Englander An anonymous man lingers in an Israeli jail cell while the general w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Begley Tags: Uncategorized Books Source Type: news

Tanzania: Safe Motherhood Now Gets Sh32bn
[Citizen] Dodoma -Members of Parliament on Wednesday showed their joy as the government announced doubling the budget for safe motherhood to Sh32 billion in the current financial year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 14, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Maryland Police Say Missing Pregnant Teacher Was Killed By Her Boyfriend
Police in Maryland say the boyfriend of a missing high school teacher has been charged with her murder, after the 31-year-old’s body was discovered in a shallow grave Wednesday. The Washington Post reports that Laura Wallen, who had taught social studies in a Howard County high school since 2014, was first reported missing Sept. 4. She was four months pregnant. According to the Post, police found Wallen’s unoccupied car on Sept. 7, parked minutes away from her workplace. Police now say that Wallen may have been killed on Sept. 3. Police believed the suspect Tyler Tessier, Waller’s boyfriend, was the fathe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized Crime Maryland onetime Source Type: news

MRI effective in detecting postpartum breast cancers
(American Roentgen Ray Society) Pregnancy-associated breast cancer, which is rare but often aggressive, was detected with MRI in 98% of cases reviewed in a recent article published in the September 2017 edition of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Despite new study, doctors recommend pregnant mothers get flu vaccine
A new study out Wednesday is raising concerns about the safety of a certain version of the flu vaccine and the risk of miscarriage. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CQC to rate more providers following inspection
The Department of Health has confirmed that it will grant CQC the power to be able to rate independent healthcare providers, including cosmetic surgery, substance misuse and termination of pregnancy clinics for the first time so that people have clear and accessible information about even more of their care services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Panic Disorder, GAD Not Linked to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
Benzodiazepines and serotonin reuptake inhibitors can slightly shorten the duration of gestation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Does Mother ’ s Mental Health Affect Pregnancy?
Having depression, panic disorder or anxiety disorder won't hurt your baby, researcher says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Child psychiatric disorders tied to in utero antidepressant exposure
(Reuters Health) - Antidepressant use during pregnancy is tied to an increased risk of psychiatric illnesses, especially mood disorders, in children, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Physical and mental health of new mothers
Serena Williams and Lara Trump both had their babies this month. Experts warn that challenges women face after pregnancy include weakened core muscles and depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant women who take antidepressants increase risk of psychiatric disorders for their kids
(Natural News) Mothers-to-be who are mulling over the decision about whether to take antidepressants while pregnant might want to take note of a recent study out of Aarhus University that reveals that doing so raises a child’s risk of having a psychiatric disorder later in life. In the study, which looked at nearly a million... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news