Medical News Today: What do different colors of discharge mean in pregnancy?
Normal discharge during pregnancy is clear or white and is known as leukorrhea. Other colors of discharge may indicate yeast infections, a sexually transmitted infection, or more serious issues needing medical attention. Here, learn what the various colors of vaginal discharge mean during pregnancy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

South Africa:'If Adults Can Eat and Enjoy Their Meals in Public, Why Can't Babies?' Dr Tshepo Motsepe Discusses Growth Stunting
[This is Africa] Speaking at the official launch of the Grow Great campaign in Johannesburg, Dr Tshepo Motsepe detailed the socio-economic impediments to achieving zero stunting in South Africa by 2030. These include the perceived sophistication of formula feeding and the stigma associated with public breastfeeding. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 23, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:Joy for Nurse Who Helped Mama Ngina Give Birth to Uhuru
[Nation] For Ms Freda Shibonje, a nurse, it was a dream come true when in a fleeting moment she found herself holding hands with President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kakamega State lodge on Saturday after Mashujaa Day celebrations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 23, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Why some doctors would still call Meghan Markle's pregnancy 'geriatric'
The Duchess of Sussex is expecting her first child at age 37. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

MHRA Update: Valproate Pregnancy Prevention Programme - an update for pharmacists
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a letter for pharmacists as a reminder of the importance of the Valproate Pregnancy Prevention Programme, which was communicat (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - October 23, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Home births found to produce very positive health outcomes even for some "high risk" pregnancies, study finds
(Natural News) American women considering a home birth would do well to read this: commonly-thought pregnancy risk factors (such as being over 35 years old, being overweight, and having a vaginal birth after a cesarean section) tend to have good outcomes when they give birth at home or in a birth center. This landmark study,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diagnostic Strategy Can Rule Out PE in Pregnant Women
Strategy includes clinical probability assessment, D - dimer, lower - limb compression ultrasound, CTPA (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

While Pregnancy May Be Possible After Chemo, How Many Patients ’ Plans Change?
While becoming pregnant is generally possible for younger breast cancer patients, researchers believe many women change their minds after treatment. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Diagnostic Strategy Can Rule Out PE in Pregnant Women
MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 -- A diagnostic strategy based on pretest clinical probability assessment, high-sensitivity D-dimer testing, bilateral lower-limb compression ultrasonography (CUS), and computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) can... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Civil War data reveals that fathers ’ trauma can be passed on to sons
A UCLA study using Civil War-era data suggests that trauma suffered by a father can affect the lifespan of his child, but that the phenomenon can be neutralized before the child is even born — by the nutrients a mother takes in during pregnancy.Dora Costa, a UCLA professor of economics, analyzed records housed in the National Archives tracking the lifespans of sons of Union soldiers who were captured and held by the Confederacy as prisoners of war and who lived to be at least 45 years old.Although the data dated back to the mid-19th century, the findings could have important implications for human health today, Costa...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Acupressure for inducing labor: What to know
Some people use acupressure to help induce labor, but is it effective? In this article, we discuss four acupressure points to try and look at the research behind the claims. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Pregnancy Complications Down for Women With Lupus
MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 -- Deaths and complications among pregnant women with lupus have declined in the United States over the past two decades, a new study finds. Lupus, also called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is a chronic autoimmune... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:First Lady Urges Support for Infertile Couples
[The Herald] First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa has urged the nation not to discriminate against people with fertility challenges, but should accept them with love and dignity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 22, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

The $15 'must-have' beauty product named BEST for mothers in Australia reduces stretch marks
This budget friendly pharmacy oil has just been named best product for pregnancy in Australia as part of the Best in Beauty Awards 2018. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Participation in group prenatal care may improve birth outcomes
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A recent retrospective matched cohort study of more than 9,000 pregnant women found that women who received group prenatal care had a significantly lower risk of having a preterm birth or a low birth weight baby compared with women who received individual care only, after adjusting for number of individual care visits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: When fathers exercise, children are healthier, even as adults
(MediaSource) Most parents know that the diet and exercise habits of a pregnant woman impacts the health of her baby, but little is known about how a father's health choices are passed to his children. A new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds that lifestyle practices of fathers prior to conception may have a major impact on the lifelong health of their children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Right to Choose
Manes Feston, flanked by her children, holds her four-month-old son Fedson. He was one of triplets but his siblings died because of a lack of welfare support. High fertility rates can be seen in much of Africa with four or more births per woman. Generally, these countries are poorer with limited access to quality healthcare and contraception. Credit: Travis Lupick/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 2018 (IPS)Reproductive choice can transform the world and our goals towards a sustainable society, a new report says.Every year, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) examines the state of the world populatio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations fertility Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Although I ’ ve been focusing on medical products, we're also advancing our food safety and nutrition work, such as our joint advice w/ EPA on making informed choices about eating fish for women who are pregnant, may become pregnant or are breastfeeding https://go.usa.gov/xPnda   .pic.twitter.com/nktV9BDAC3
Although I’ve been focusing on medical products, we're also advancing our food safety and nutrition work, such as our joint advice w/ EPA on making informed choices about eating fish for women who are pregnant, may become pregnant or are breastfeeding https://go.usa.gov/xPnda . pic.twitter.com/nktV9BDAC3 (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - October 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at SGottliebFDA) Source Type: news

In the 1960s, babies were born overseas with birth defects because their mothers took the sedative thalidomide during pregnancy. #FDA did not approve that drug for sale but in its aftermath, women of child-bearing age generally were excluded from clinical trials from 1977-1993.
(Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - October 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at SGottliebFDA) Source Type: news

Another OWH project: encouraging women to enroll in pregnancy exposure registries if they must take a medicine while pregnant. This information is compared w/ women who don ’ t take medicine during pregnancy. It can help improve safety information and be used to update labeling.pic.twitter.com/Dq2YiuBTVH
Another OWH project: encouraging women to enroll in pregnancy exposure registries if they must take a medicine while pregnant. This information is compared w/ women who don’t take medicine during pregnancy. It can help improve safety information and be used to update labeling. pic.twitter.com/Dq2YiuBTVH (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - October 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at SGottliebFDA) Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: Is it too late for my pregnant daughter to take folic acid? 
My daughter has just discovered she is eight weeks pregnant. We’re delighted but I’m worried as she hasn’t been taking folic acid supplements. Should she start now or is it too late? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adulterated Supplements; Fatty Acids and Aging: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include include cardiovascular benefits from bariatric surgery and beta blockers in pregnancy (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 20, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Working Cow Homemade, Inc. Expands Recall of Ice Cream Products Because of Possible Health Risk
Working Cow Homemade, Inc. of St. Petersburg, FL is expanding its voluntary recall to include all ice cream manufactured from August 29, 2017 – October 11, 2018, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only shor t-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Th...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

In Pregnancy, Doctors' Focus Is on Baby, Not Mom In Pregnancy, Doctors' Focus Is on Baby, Not Mom
Experts say there has long been concern that obstetrics has focused on babies'well-being to the detriment of moms. Many believe that tide is starting to turn.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News 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

Zimbabwe:More Pambuka Misery As Boss Disowns Newscaster's Hot Deals With Zpc
[New Zimbabwe] ZBC editor in chief, Tazzen Mandizvidza Wednesday piled more misery on under-fire news anchor Oscar Pambuka as he distanced the national broadcaster from the newscaster's ill-fated deals with the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 19, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Pregnancy possible after chemotherapy for breast cancer patients, but many no longer wish
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Chemotherapy is known to have a negative impact on the reproductive potential of young breast cancer patients. Its effects on women's post-treatment fertility, however, are still poorly understood. A study to be presented at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich, has confirmed that natural pregnancies are possible after chemotherapy but that survivors' desire to have children decreases greatly after treatment, calling into question the need for systematic recourse to fertility preservation measures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pregnant women in the UK told NOT to travel to part of India
Public Health England has upgraded the risk status of catching the virus in Rajasthan - which borders the Taj Mahal - to high. Zika can cause microcephaly for children in the womb. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise during pregnancy can reduce risk of major complications, research finds
If you exercise while pregnant, you could decrease your chances of developing a major complication by 25 per cent, according to new University of Alberta-led research. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

CDC: Many Pregnant Women Not Receiving Immunizations
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Many pregnant women are not getting recommended vaccinations, with less than half of those pregnant during the peak influenza vaccination period in 2017 to 2018 reporting being vaccinated before or during their pregnancy,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Child health in England in 2030: comparisons with other wealthy countries
Report warns that health of children in England will continue to fall behind other European countries if current trends continue. Key infant mortality risk factors included higher proportion of young mothers, higher rates of smoking during pregnancy, and lower breastfeeding rates (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

‘Moving Medicine’ tool will aid dialogue about exercise
Digital tool to encourage activity hailed as ‘single most important advance in therapeutics in 50 years’ Related items fromOnMedica Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Experts urge radical action on mental health crises We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ More action needed to treat TB (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Deadly pregnancy complication that struck Kim Kardashian increases the risk of dementia
Researchers from the Statens Serum Institut in Denmark believe the heightened dementia risk is caused by diseased blood vessels as a result of abnormally high blood pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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 17, 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

In Pregnancy, Doctors' Focus is on Baby, Not Mom
Experts say there has long been concern that obstetrics has focused on babies’ well-being almost to the exclusion or certainly to the detriment of moms, and many hope and believe that tide is starting to turn. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preeclampsia Tied to Tripling of Dementia in Later Life
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- High blood pressure during pregnancy can be a sign of preeclampsia -- a potentially life-threatening complication. Now, new research suggests preeclampsia might also make women more vulnerable to a specific type of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery for Prepregnancy Weight Loss: A Safe Approach? Bariatric Surgery for Prepregnancy Weight Loss: A Safe Approach?
Women are often advised to achieve a healthy weight before becoming pregnant. Is bariatric surgery a safe way to do this, for both mother and baby?Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Article Source Type: news

Zika spreads rapidly in India
The number of people infected with the Zika virus in India has increased to 80 confirmed cases in the western state of Rajasthan, including at least 18 pregnant women. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika spreads rapidly in India, with 80 cases confirmed
The number of people infected with the Zika virus in India has increased to 80 confirmed cases in the western state of Rajasthan, including at least 18 pregnant women. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA: No Direct Link Between Preeclampsia and Cognitive Impairment, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- While preeclampsia puts women at greater risk for stroke and high blood pressure following childbirth, a new study found that the pregnancy-related condition may not predispose them to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria:How A 'Magic' Ointment is Preventing Deaths in Newborns
[Nigeria Health Watch] Gagi community on the outskirts of Sokoto in Northern Nigeria is a settlement where everyone knows each other. Modern and traditional style buildings sit side by side.   People are gathered in groups in what is popularly known as 'Majalisa', or council on either side of the road, in between clusters of shops and houses. One of the roads leads to the house of the traditional leader of the community, Sani Umar Jabbi. Umar's seven-day-old son, little Jabbi, was born in a spacious, well-equipped delivery r (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 17, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Just the right dose: antiepileptic drug clearance changes during pregnancy
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Study finds significant changes in how seizure medications are metabolized during the different trimesters of pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exposure to malaria before birth may boost childhood immunity
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Pamela Odorizzi and colleagues have discovered that human fetal immune cells can proliferate in response to malaria infection in pregnant women, a finding that helps to demystify fetal immunity and potentially has implications for malaria control programs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Inducing labor at 39 weeks may benefit pregnant women and their babies
(Wiley) As the prevalence of maternal and fetal complications increases with advancing pregnancy beyond 39 weeks, induction of labor at 39 weeks has been proposed as a means to ensure optimal maternal and newborn health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA approves five-year hormonal contraceptive
Allergan (NYSE:AGN) and the nonprofit women’s health pharma company Medicines360 said today that the FDA approved an application to extend the duration of use for Liletta for the prevention of pregnancy for up to five years. Medicines360 first won approval for the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device in February of 2015. The system’s latest FDA approval is based on a review of additional efficacy and safety data from an ongoing Phase III trial. The Access IUS trial, which includes 1,751 women across the U.S., found that Liletta is more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy for up to ...
Source: Mass Device - October 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Allergan Medicines360 Source Type: news

CHF in Pregnancy Up for Cancer Survivors With Cardiac Toxicity
Incidence of congestive heart failure 31 percent among women with a history of cardiotoxicity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA Approves Medicines360's sNDA for LILETTA(R) (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 52 mg to Prevent Pregnancy for up to Five Years
DUBLIN and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, and Medicines360, a global nonprofit women's health pharmaceutical company with a mission of expanding ... Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, FDA Medicines360, Allergan, LILETTA, levonorgestrel, contraceptive (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Morning Break: PHEIC for Ebola? Counting Kicks in Pregnancy; Drug Ad Spending Nears $3B
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - October 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Earthquake and tsunami devastating for 45,000 pregnant women in Indonesia
DONGGALA, Indonesia –“I am so scared. I can’t even describe it,” Ibu Fariati, 27, told UNFPA.On 28 September, Ms. Fariati ’s home collapsed in a7.5-magnitude earthquake that, just 30 minutes later by some accounts, unleashed a 6-metre wall of water. The wave swept away Ms. Fariati ’s home – and nearly 70,000 others. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: ashton Source Type: news