Nevada lawmakers close to repealing tough abortion rules
Nevada lawmakers are bucking a national trend of anti-abortion laws by voting to repeal requirements that physicians document a pregnant woman's marital status and tell her about the "emotional implications" of an abortion (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Arizona hospital system settles discrimination lawsuit
The hospitals' administration of leave policy discriminated against disabled and pregnant employees, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Scientists are recruiting women for marijuana in pregnancy study
The 'Moms + Marijuana' project at the University of Washington School of Medicine is the latest in a string of studies racing to deliver some concrete information as cannabis use increases all over. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ending obstetric fistula: Devastating and preventable childbirth injury continues to haunt women
SIMIYU, United Republic of Tanzania –Keflene Yakobo tried to do everything right during her pregnancy. Though she was young –married at age 17 and pregnant at 19 – she was diligent about receiving regular check ups.“I started attending antenatal clinics as soon as I realized I was pregnant, and continued throughout my entire term,” Ms. Yakobo recently told UNFPA. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Children and young people
This update looks at trends in the quality of care for children and young people. It highlights the increase in childhood obesity, the stalling in rates of infant mortality, and an increase in hospital admissions as a result of self-harm. However, there have been some promising improvements including a reduction in smoking among young people and a decrease in teenage pregnancy. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Women in Kigoma Region Fined for Giving Birth At Home
[Citizen] Kibondo -Pregnant women giving birth outside health facilities in Kibondo District, Kigoma Region face a fine of between Sh20, 000 and Sh50, 000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How does chemo during pregnancy affect child development?
Chemotherapy performed on women during pregnancy could adversely affect long-term...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI brain scans show benefits of prenatal folic acid Fetal MRI can spot early brain abnormality MRI shows maternal depression meds affect babies' brains MRI links blood flow to brain development in preterm babies MRI scans during 1st trimester of pregnancy are safe (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

From witchcraft to 'bloody flux': astrology doctors' 400-year-old case notes transcribed
(University of Cambridge) A new digital edition of 66 volumes of cryptic casebooks written by two notorious Elizabethan astrologer-physicians -- covering angels, pregnancy, demonic possession and more -- is now complete and available online. To mark the new version of the books, researchers have adapted their 500 favourite cases into more accessible language for modern audiences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it ok to masturbate during pregnancy?
Most doctors agree that, in most cases, it is safe to masturbate while pregnant. In this article, we look at some of the myths and misconceptions that surround masturbation during pregnancy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Diabetes tool for GPs launched
New national 'information prescription' issued Related items fromOnMedica Under-fives must play more and spend less time sitting with screens Weight loss targets exceeded on NHS type 2 diabetes prevention programme HbA1c improves just as much on dieting only two days a week More diabetics set to benefit from flash glucose monitors on NHS Care remains poor for pregnant women with diabetes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Abortion doulas help women with nowhere else to turn
Birth doulas help expectant mothers — but for women wanting to know more about options to terminate a pregnancy, these counselors-in-training can lend a helping hand. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

Looking to terminate, but nowhere to turn? Abortion doulas can help
Birth doulas help expectant mothers — but for women wanting to know more about options to terminate a pregnancy, these counselors-in-training can lend a helping hand. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

New Report: Mali Offers a Model Approach to Fistula Care in West Africa
May 20, 2019A new report byIntraHealth International describes the systems, practices, and partnerships that have led to Mali ’s remarkable success in addressing obstetric fistula among women and girls, even in the hardest-to-reach parts of the country.10 Years of Obstetric Fistula Care in Mali: A Case Study of Multisectoral, Holistic Treatment for Women and Girls comes on the heels of the Malian government ’sannouncement in March of major reforms in the country ’s health sector. By 2022, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta said, health services will be free for all pregnant women and children under 5, ...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Mali Capacity Building for Fistula Treatment and Prevention in Mali (Fistula Mali) Obstetric Fistula Community Engagement Human Resources Management Leadership and Governance Policy & Advocacy International Day to End Fistula Gender Eq Source Type: news

Benzodiazepine Use in Early Pregnancy Tied to Miscarriage Benzodiazepine Use in Early Pregnancy Tied to Miscarriage
Use of any benzodiazepine during early pregnancy is associated with a dramatic increase in miscarriage risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Is vegan diet healthy for kids? Belgian doctors say no
Belgium's Royal Academy of Medicine recommended last week that children, teens, pregnant women and nursing mothers do not follow a vegan diet. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Missouri governor expected to sign eight-week abortion ban into law
Missouri's Republican governor could sign a law as early as this week banning most abortions in the Midwestern state after the eighth week of pregnancy, part of a wave of restrictions aimed at driving a challenge of abortion to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

US Kids Aren ’ t Eating Enough Seafood, Study Says
(CNN) — The humble tuna sandwich, once a lunchbox staple, is making less frequent appearances in school cafeterias across the nation. American children are eating relatively little fish and shellfish in comparison to meat, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The report, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, explores both the health benefits and the risks associated with eating what once swam in the sea while informing parents of the safest, most sustainable choices for their children. “Seafood consumption by children has declined every year since 2007 to levels not seen sinc...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Seafood Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Home News With Coffee Ceremony and Midwives, Mums Get a Happy Start in Rural Ethiopia
[UNFPA] When Fikre Molla was preparing to have her baby, she wanted the childbirth traditions she had grown up with, but the safety of professional care in a proper health facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 20, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: As 379,000 Benefits From Family Planning Contraceptive Services in 2018
[Concord] Marie Stopes Sierra Leone has announced partnership with QCell mobile company to be able to provide more information, education and services on sexual reproductive health to Sierra Leoneans, especially women and girls. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 20, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Reproductive Rights in SA, Kenya Mirror Alabama Abortion Vote
[Daily Maverick] It's no coincidence that Alabama, the US state that has just voted to ban abortion almost totally, has a statue to the man labelled 'the father of gynaecology' and who learnt his trade experimenting on female slaves. This was one of the lessons learnt by a group of South African girls, who found out on road trips in the US and Kenya that reproductive rights are under attack in both countries, write India Baird and Kelly Petersen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 20, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Missouri legislators pass bill banning abortion after 8 weeks of pregnancy
In Missouri, state legislators overwhelmingly passed a law Friday placing new restrictions on doctors who perform abortions. The law bans the procedure after eight weeks of pregnancy, and there are no exceptions for rape or incest. Doctors could face up to 15 years in prison for performing an abortion. Kenneth Craig reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Than Morning Sickness: Treating Hyperemesis Gravidarum More Than Morning Sickness: Treating Hyperemesis Gravidarum
This complication of pregnancy — in the news because both Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and comedian Amy Schumer were affected — often goes undiagnosed, but long-term effects can be serious.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

What Does It Really Mean to Be 6 Weeks Pregnant?
So-called ‘ heartbeat ’ legislation restricting abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy has started a conversation about when most women actually learn that they ’ re pregnant. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Abortion Law and Legislation Women and Girls Tests (Medical) Birth Control and Family Planning Source Type: news

What it's like to try to get an abortion in Mississippi
When Amanda Furdge walked into a clinic in Jackson, Mississippi, in the spring of 2014, she knew exactly what she wanted: to confirm whether she was pregnant, and to have an abortion if she was. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternity Leave for Sponsored Runners
A video about female runners losing their pay and health insurance if they are pregnant sends ripples through the running world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEN A. MILLER Tags: Athletics and Sports Running Women and Girls Family Leaves Pregnancy and Childbirth Health Insurance and Managed Care Marathon Running Source Type: news

Missouri's GOP-led Legislature passes 8-week abortion ban
Missouri's Republican-led Legislature has passed a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, and Republican Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign it (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes of swollen hands
Some causes of swollen hands include pregnancy, exercise, and fluid retention. Treatment depends on the underlying issue. Learn more about possible causes of swollen hands here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

The Latest: Missouri Democratic lawmakers slam abortion bill
Missouri Democratic lawmakers are slamming a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Missouri follows Alabama by passing restrictive abortion bill
Missouri lawmakers passed a bill on Friday that prohibits women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy, days after Alabama enacted the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Missouri Senate Passes Bill to Ban Abortions After Eight Weeks Missouri Senate Passes Bill to Ban Abortions After Eight Weeks
Missouri's Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill early on Thursday that would ban abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy except in medical emergencies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Missouri abortion ban draws Capitol protests
Protesters against a Missouri bill banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy disrupted debate and marched through the halls of the state Capitol (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Missouri expected to outlaw abortion after 8 weeks of pregnancy
On Friday Missouri is expected to join Alabama in the wave of states passing anti-abortion legislation. Missouri's bill outlaws abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy. It would become the 5th state this year to enact a so-called "fetal heartbeat" bill. Adriana Diaz reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: Govt Urged to Extend Maternity Leave
[Ghanaian Times] As the world celebrated international mothers' day on Monday, a number of breastfeeding mothers have appealed to the government for extension of maternity leave from three to five months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 17, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Why Medical Aids Are Putting the Price of a Safe Delivery On Some Women's Pockets
[Bhekisisa] When medical schemes and the law count conceiving as a pre-existing condition, pregnant women lose. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Ignorance Blamed for Surging Maternal, Infant Mortality Rates in Mwanza
[Citizen] Mwanza -Public health officials have blamed ignorance of expectant mothers on the importance of going for early checkups and diagnosis to increased rate of child and pregnancy-related deaths in Mwanza Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Early dengue virus infection could 'defuse' Zika virus
(German Center for Infection Research) The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America has affected over 60 million people up to now. The infection can have potentially fatal consequences for pregnant women and their unborn children: many children have subsequently been born with malformations of the head (microcephaly). A particularly high incidence of these Zika-associated malformations exists in northeastern Brazil. DZIF scientists from Charit é -- Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin tried to find out the reasons for this regional cluster and discovered a surprising protective factor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early dengue virus infection could " defuse " zika virus
(German Center for Infection Research) The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America has affected over 60 million people up to now. The infection can have potentially fatal consequences for pregnant women and their unborn children: many children have subsequently been born with malformations of the head (microcephaly). A particularly high incidence of these Zika-associated malformations exists in northeastern Brazil. DZIF scientists from Charit é -- Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin tried to find out the reasons for this regional cluster and discovered a surprising protective factor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Missouri expected to pass controversial "heartbeat" abortion bill
Missouri appears to be on track to pass a bill that would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Missouri would join 14 other states that have enacted abortion bans or restrictions this year. Adriana Diaz has the latest. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should we have compulsory measles vaccination at school entry?
Current measles vaccination policy might not give high enough coverage to prevent its resurgence Related items fromOnMedica Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Texting can improve flu jab uptake Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Heartwarming moment boy, 5, with spina bifida walks for the first time at his preschool graduation
Blake Mompher, five, was diagnosed with spina bifida when his mother was 20 weeks pregnant. He walked for the first time without his wheelchair on Saturday at his preschool graduation in Ohio. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Missouri 8-week abortion ban one step from going to governor
A Missouri bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy is just one step away from going to Gov. Mike Parson (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Alabama ’s Abortion Ban Isn’t Only About Abortion. Opponents Are Afraid it May Drive Doctors Out of the State
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on May 15 signed into law the strictest abortion ban in the country, sparking fears not only about abortion access, but also about how the policy could worsen disparities that already endanger the health of women living in the south. The law, set to become enforceable in six months, bans nearly all abortions at all stages of pregnancy, with exceptions only for serious threats to the mother’s health. It also makes performing abortions a crime for doctors, who could be convicted of a felony and face up to 99 years in prison. Until the law is enforced, abortion is still legally available in Alabama...
Source: TIME: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized abortion Abortion Ban medicine politics public health Source Type: news

Missouri Senate joins GOP anti-abortion wave with 8-week ban
Missouri's Republican-led Senate has passed a wide-ranging bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, acting only hours after Alabama's governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Where Does the Weight Gain Arise From in Pregnancy?
[Guardian] First, the 'two red lines' announcing conception. Then the unwanted feelings of nausea and morning sickness in a good number of pregnant women. Soon the waistline gets snug on most of your favourite dresses and finally, you don't just need a new set of clothing, but also shoes, and possibly a temporary wedding band, no thanks to the all-round increase pregnancy brings. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 16, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Largest study of sickness in pregnancy launches
(NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy ’ s and St Thomas ’ and King ’ s College London) Women with severe sickness during pregnancy are being invited to join the largest study of the condition in Europe, led by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alabama governor signs strictest U.S. abortion ban into law
Alabama's governor signed a bill on Wednesday to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge by conservatives to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Pregnancy saved my life': Anorexic woman says a surprise baby gave her a reason to live 
An Australian woman, 22, who was told she would die when her weight plummeted to 37 kilos has revealed that a surprise pregnancy saved her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blurred lines: A pregnant man's tragedy tests gender notions
Doctors report a tragic case of a hospital not acting urgently when a pregnant transgender man arrived in labor that ended in a stillbirth (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Assess benzodiazepines ’ risk-benefit before use in early pregnancy
Study shows strong association of spontaneous abortion with taking benzodiazepines in early pregnancy Related items fromOnMedica MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Tool helps GPs predict risk of epilepsy seizures in pregnancy Postnatal depression missed far more often in dads than mums Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Louisiana 'heartbeat' abortion ban nearing final passage
A proposal to ban abortions as early as the sixth week of pregnancy continues to speed through Louisiana's legislature, a day after Alabama lawmakers voted to outlaw almost all abortions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news