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Pregnancy Complications in Survivors of Childhood Cancer Pregnancy Complications in Survivors of Childhood Cancer
Women who have survived childhood cancer are at risk for pregnancy complications such as hypertension, anemia, and diabetes mellitus.Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

New Study Finds ‘ Baby Brain ’ Really Does Exist
BOSTON (CBS) – Many women say that when they’re pregnant they just don’t feel as mentally sharp as they do when they’re not pregnant, but is there really such a thing as baby brain? The answer is likely “yes”. In a new analysis of 20 studies including more than 1200 pregnant and non-pregnant women, researchers from Australia found that the memory, general cognitive functioning and executive functioning were reduced in the pregnant women. The phenomenon has been called “baby brain”, “pregnancy brain”, even “momnesia” and the researchers found that there...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Pregnancy Source Type: news

20 baby health products from CES 2018
Last week CES brought innovators from around the world to Las Vegas. But one event at CES was dedicated to creating innovations for the smallest people. This year participants in the Babytech Awards displayed a myriad of products from wearables that monitor a baby ’s heartbeat to baby sleep coaches. There were five categories including healthy baby, fertility and pregnancy, baby safety, baby eats, and baby learn and play.  Here is a list of 20 digital health products displayed that are aimed to help new babies and expectant parents: (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Insurance billing notices threaten young adults ’ confidentiality
(Reuters Health) - Young adults can remain on their parents ’ health insurance policies until they turn 26, but when they use it for counseling, pregnancy tests, addiction treatment or anything else, insurers frequently notify their parents. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is the 'baby brain' phenomenon real? Study investigates
Is the 'brain fog' that so many pregnant women report real or is it just a myth? New research tries to solve the controversy by reviewing existing studies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Antidepressant use during pregnancy and ADHD risk in children: current knowledge - Boukhris T.
Antidepressants (ADs) are among the most frequently used medications in pregnancy. ADs can cross the placental barrier (Rampono et  al. Pharmacopsychiatry 2009;42(3):95-100, Loughhead et al. Biol Psychiatry 2006;59(3):287-90), resulting in a dysfunction o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Preterm babies may suffer setbacks in auditory brain development, speech
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Preterm babies born early in the third trimester of pregnancy are likely to experience delays in the development of the auditory cortex, a brain region essential to hearing and understanding sound, a new study reveals. Such delays are associated with speech and language impairments at age 2, the researchers found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

'Being a teenage mother is so lonely'
New guidelines aim to cut UK teenage pregnancy rates which remain among the highest in Europe. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certain UTI medications linked to birth defects
Urinary tract infections can be problematic for pregnant women and their babies, but so can two antibiotics used to treat them, health officials warn (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: 'GMA' Hot List: Getting the flu while pregnant
ABC News' Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton on the importance of pregnant women protecting themselves from the flu, plus relationship questions answered by guru Ruth Westheimer. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Is Antacid Use During Pregnancy Tied to Childhood Asthma? Is Antacid Use During Pregnancy Tied to Childhood Asthma?
Pregnant women who take antacids may be more likely to have children who go on to develop asthma than their counterparts who don ’ t take these medications, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Pregnant women prescribed antibiotics that may harm baby
The CDC found that more doctors are treating their pregnant patients' urinary tract infections with one of two antibiotics that may cause birth defects, despite warnings against doing so issued in 2011. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant Women Getting UTI Meds Linked to Defects
The antibiotics -- trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim) and nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) -- have been linked to a small risk for birth defects in pregnant women when given in the first trimester. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Workplaces 'should cater for menopause as they do for pregnancy'
Exclusive: A new study shows that a simple set of CBT exercises can help with symptoms, yet many workplaces have no policies in place to support womenWorkplaces should start catering for the menopause in a comparable way to pregnancy, according to one of Britain ’s leading women’s health experts.Myra Hunter, emeritus professor of clinical health psychology at King ’s College London said that menopausal symptoms remained a “taboo issue” in many workplaces and, while policies to support pregnant women are now standard, there is still little awareness of the impact that the menopause can have on ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Menopause Health Women Society Life and style UK news Science Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In February, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation. It’s Not Too Late to Participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2018! Learn more about free materials, activities, and opportunities for your school, public library, or community organization t...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

WATCH: Many pregnant women are being prescribed potentially dangerous antibiotics: CDC
CDC researchers studied almost 500,000 privately insured pregnant women in 2014 and found that about 70 percent of women in the first trimester received antibiotics for UTIs. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pregnant Women Still Getting UTI Meds Linked to Birth Defects
FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 -- Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be problematic for pregnant women and their babies, but so can two antibiotics used to treat these infections, U.S. health officials warn. The antibiotics -- trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes associated with negative outcomes in pregnancy
Both diabetes types are linked to adverse outcomes during pregnancy, such as stillbirths and Caesarean sections, a study inDiabetologia suggests.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is palmar erythema?
Palmar erythema is a rare condition that makes the palms of the hands turn red. Learn about the causes, including pregnancy and liver cirrhosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

3T MRI fetal scans should not affect newborns' hearing
When pregnant mothers are scanned with 3-tesla MRI, the higher noise levels...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Gadolinium in fetuses almost entirely cleared via placenta Evidence mounts: Use macrocyclic GBCAs in pediatric MRI Shorter PET/MRI scans feasible for pediatric cancer patients Do MRI scans cause genetic damage? Probably not Pediatric MRI safety needs to target youngest patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Reported Contraceptive Use in the Month of Becoming Pregnant among U.S. Abortion Patients in 2000 and 2014
ObjectivesTo determine whether types of contraceptive methods used by abortion patients in the month they became pregnant changed between 2000 and 2014. Study DesignWe used secondary data from the 2000 (n=10,015) and 2014 (8177) Abortion Patient Surveys. Patients were asked which contraceptive methods they had last used and when they had stopped or if they were still using them. The main outcome variable was type of contraceptive method used in the month the pregnancy began. We used bivariate logistic regressions to assess changes in the demographic and contraceptive use profiles of abortion patients. ResultsIn...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

About Half of U.S. Abortion Patients Report Using Contraception in the Month They Became Pregnant
In 2014, about half (51%) of abortion patients in the United States reported that they had used a contraceptive method in the month they became pregnant,according to a new analysis by Guttmacher researcher (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Characteristics of drug use among pregnant women in the United States: opioid and non-opioid illegal drug use - Metz VE, Brown QL, Martins SS, Palamar JJ.
BACKGROUND: The opioid epidemic in the US is affecting pregnant women and their offspring, with rising numbers of maternal and neonatal treatment episodes. The aim of this study was to characterize pregnant drug users in order to inform intervention strate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences and intimate partner violence during pregnancy and their association to postpartum depression - Mahenge B, St öckl H, Mizinduko M, Mazalale J, Jahn A.
BACKGROUND: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and intimate partner violence (IPV) are recognized global health problems. Both ACEs and IPV have been linked to adverse physical and mental health problems for both mothers and infants. The aim of this stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis: Acid-Suppressing Drugs in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Offspring
Taking acid-suppressive drugs during pregnancy is associated with elevated asthma risk among offspring, according to a meta-analysis in Pediatrics. Researchers assessed eight observational... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pregnancy still ‘high risk’ for women with diabetes in Scotland
Pregnancy for women with diabetes remains high risk and more work is needed to ensure mothers and babies in Scotland get the best care, say researchers behind a new study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Many pregnant women are being prescribed potentially dangerous antibiotics: CDC
What to know. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Serena Williams Shares Childbirth Ordeal
After an easy pregnancy, things turned precarious when she had to have an emergency C-section because the baby's heart rate was dropping rapidly during contractions. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant Women Often Prescribed Unsafe Antibiotics Pregnant Women Often Prescribed Unsafe Antibiotics
Four in 10 pregnant women diagnosed with a urinary tract infection in the first trimester received antibiotics linked to birth defects, according to an analysis of national insurance claims data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

New study on abortion pill shows high success, low rate of complications
Ever since the abortion pill RU-486 began to hit the market in the 1980s, questions have lingered about its safety, especially for women who take it in countries where terminating an unwanted pregnancy is restricted and they cannot openly seek help from a medical professional if something goes wrong. As reports of deaths and injuries grew in the early 2000s and the pill became a […]Related:He was 21 and fit. He tried to push through the flu — and it killed him.The rural-urban sex divide in three simple chartsIbuprofen appears to mess with male hormones. Should ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics Dispensed to Privately Insured Pregnant Women with Urinary Tract Infections — United States, 2014
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy Linked to Language Delay
Number of APAP tablets, urinary APAP concentration linked to increased odds of language delay in girls (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Is antacid use during pregnancy tied to childhood asthma?
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who take antacids may be more likely to have children who go on to develop asthma than their counterparts who don ’t take these medications, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Iodine deficiency may reduce pregnancy chances, NIH study suggests
Iodine is used by the body to regulate metabolism, bone growth, and brain development in children. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

For Serena Williams, Childbirth Was a Harrowing Ordeal. She ’ s Not Alone.
The tennis champion opened up to Vogue about her severe postnatal complications. Her experiences underscore a wider problem for new mothers in the United States. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Williams, Serena Ohanian, Alexis Pregnancy and Childbirth Tennis Blood Clots Source Type: news

For Serena Williams, Childbirth Was a Harrowing Ordeal
The tennis champion opened up to Vogue about her severe postnatal complications. Her experiences underscore a wider problem for new mothers in the United States. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Williams, Serena Ohanian, Alexis Pregnancy and Childbirth Tennis Blood Clots Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is acetaminophen really safe in pregnancy?
More than two thirds of pregnant women take acetaminophen at some stage during their pregnancy. New research supports claims that this may be harmful. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Antacids During Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Children
Taking popular drugs for heartburn, a common complication of pregnancy, raised the risk of asthma in offspring. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Asthma Children and Childhood Heartburn Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Failed outpatient sterilization procedures not associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes: Study
(Boston Medical Center) Researchers looked at data from close to 1,000 pregnancies after failed outpatient and surgical sterilization procedures and found that while neither option was associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, outpatient procedures were more likely to result in a live birth and less likely to result in an ectopic pregnancy, which occurs outside of the uterus, when compared to surgical options. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How does mothers' cocaine use during pregnancy affect boys and girls differently?
(Case Western Reserve University) With a focus on gender, new NIH-funded research continues two decades of study at Case Western Reserve University into effects of prenatal cocaine exposure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fresh Embryos as Good as Frozen Ones for In Vitro Fertilization
Researchers found using fresh or frozen embryos makes no difference for the majority of women who do not have polycystic ovary syndrome. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: In Vitro Fertilization Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Source Type: news

Pregnant teen given months to live with DIPG gives birth
Dana Scatton, 17, delivered a healthy baby girl last week after being given three to nine months to live in December. The teen from Pennsylvania was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant teen given months to live gives birth
Dana Scatton, 17, delivered a healthy baby girl last week after being given three to nine months to live in December. The teen from Pennsylvania was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unbiased Information on and Referral for All Pregnancy Options Are Essential to Informed Consent in Reproductive Health Care
HIGHLIGHTS One aspect of ensuring informed consent in reproductive health care requires that women be offered complete, accurate and unbiased information on all pregnancy options —including parenting, adoption and abortion—and referrals for additional services as needed. The right to provide informed consent has long been threatened by antiabortion policymakers and advocates seeking to keep women from receiving factual information about abortion and referral for abortion services. Restricting comprehensive counseling and referrals for all pregnancy options seriously jeopardizes women’s health and well-bei...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Lincolnshire services achieve ‘baby friendly’ accreditation
Health services for pregnant women and new mothers across North and North East Lincolnshire have been awarded “baby friendly” accreditation from UNICEF for promoting breastfeeding. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Go-to pregnancy pain-relieving drug delays babies' speech
Researchers from  Mount Sinai hospital in New York found women who take acetaminophen over six times during their early pregnancies are more likely to have daughters with limited vocabularies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Tied to Language Delays -- in Baby Girls
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 -- Toddlers whose mothers used acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- early in pregnancy may have a heightened risk of language delays, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when moms-to-be used the painkiller... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rebecca Adimora reveals how she became addicted to chalk
Rebecca Adimora, 25, from Oldham, Manchester, described how she became addicted to chalk during her second pregnancy. Doctors believe she was suffering from pica syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acetaminophen use during pregnancy associated with elevated rate of language delay in girls
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found an elevated rate of language delay in girls at 30 months old born to mothers who used acetaminophen during pregnancy, but not in boys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fieldbrook Foods Corporation, Announces an Extension of Voluntary Recall of Orange Cream Bars and Chocolate Coated Vanilla Ice Cream Bars for Possible Health Risk
Fieldbrook Foods Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of all orange cream bars and chocolate coated vanilla ice cream bars that were produced in 2017 on the company ’ s Hoyer 1 Line at its Dunkirk, NY plant (plant code 362677). This is the only production line and the only Fieldbrook Foods plant (of 3) involved in this recall notice. Both products are being recalled due to the possibility that they may 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...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news