Longer pregnancy tied to higher risk of stillbirth, newborn death
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who continue to carry their babies after they reach full term have a higher risk of stillbirth and newborn deaths than mothers who deliver by 37 weeks' gestation, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lacey Turner health: ‘My whole world crumbled’ EastEnders star’s ordeal prior baby joy
LACEY TURNER, best known for playing Stacey Fowler on EastEnders, gave birth to a baby girl in July this year. But the star ’s pregnancy journey wasn’t the easiest. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in four new parents in England miss out on health visits
Kirsty Harvey, of York, suffered from panic attacks while pregnant with her daughter Molly (pictured together) but claims she did not see a health visitor until after she gave birth 10 weeks ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increase in Rates of Medical Imaging in Pregnancy in U.S., Canada
THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 -- From 1996 to 2016, the rates of medical imaging among pregnant women increased in the United States and Ontario, Canada, according to a study published online July 24 in JAMA Network Open. Marilyn L. Kwan, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Too much caffeine during pregnancy may damage baby ’s liver
Pregnant rats given caffeine had offspring with lower birth weights, altered growth and stress hormone levels and impaired liver development, according to research published in theJournal of Endocrinology. Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cervical Cancer During Pregnancy
In a review article published in the Journal of Cellular Physiology, authors surveyed the topic of cervical cancer in pregnancy, including diagnosis, potential biomarkers and molecular aspects, therapeutic approaches, and prognosis at different gestational ages. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 25, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Gestational Diabetes Risk
WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 -- Following a Mediterranean diet in pregnancy does not reduce the risk for adverse maternal and offspring complications but may reduce the odds of gestational diabetes, according to a study published online July 23 in PLOS... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pregnant women are warned against drinking too much coffee
Researchers from Wuhan University in China fed pregnant rats amounts of caffeine equal to between one and nine cups of coffee and found it restricted level of a vital growth hormone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetics Play Bigger Role in Autism Risk Than Environmental Factors Genetics Play Bigger Role in Autism Risk Than Environmental Factors
Most of the variation in risk for autism may be explained by genetics rather than differences in environmental factors like lifestyle or community characteristics or certain pregnancy outcomes, a study in five countries suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Increased Use of CT Scans During Pregnancy in US and Canada Increased Use of CT Scans During Pregnancy in US and Canada
Over 2 decades, rates of exposure to ionizing radiation from medical imaging increased among pregnant women in the US and Canada; rates of MRI are increasing and have surpassed CT rates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

USPSTF Reaffirms Need for HBV Screening in All Pregnant Women USPSTF Reaffirms Need for HBV Screening in All Pregnant Women
All pregnant women should continue to be screened for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection at their first prenatal visit, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) said in an updated recommendation statement.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pregnant Women Exposed to More Risky CT Scans
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pediatrics, Radiology, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Eating Disorders You ’ ve Probably Never Heard Of
American culture seems obsessed with dieting. According to the Centers for Disease Control, almost 70% of Americans over the age of 20 are overweight, including 35% that are considered obese. In kids and teens, it’s 17%. Meanwhile, the cultural ideal is to be fit, thin, and trim. The quest for body perfection has created a U.S. weight loss industry that was estimated to be worth $68.2 billion in 2017. In 2018, the fitness industry topped $30 billion. While 45 million Americans go on a diet every year and 54 million Americans paid for gym memberships last year, the sad reality is that most diets fail and most pe...
Source: Psych Central - July 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Eating Disorders Exercise Healthy Living Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder Disordered Eating food aversion Muscle Dysmorphia Orthorexia unhealthy dieting Source Type: news

Study: CT scans during pregnancy rise in U.S., exposing fetuses to excess radiation
The number of CT scans used to examine pregnant women has grown nearly fourfold in the United States since 1996, and researchers are raising concerns about the amount of radiation fetuses are exposed to as a result. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal sepsis is an evolving challenge
Despite major advances in the last century, particularly in high resource settings, maternal sepsis remains a common and potentially preventable cause of direct maternal death globally. A barrier to further progress has been the lack of consensus on the definition of maternal sepsis. Publications from two recent multidisciplinary consensus conferences, one on sepsis in the non-pregnant adult and the other on sepsis in the pregnant woman, concluded that the criteria for diagnosing sepsis should be clinically-based, applicable at the bedside, and should not be laboratory-based. Standardizing the criteria for maternal sepsis ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More pregnant women are undergoing imaging
The use of medical imaging during pregnancy has grown in the U.S. and Canada...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: In utero MRI on par with ultrasound for fetal brain evaluation How does chemo during pregnancy affect child development? Ultrasound in late pregnancy could reduce C-section rate Clinical rules reduce need for CTPA during pregnancy Can prenatal ultrasound predict Zika infection outcomes? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Federal court blocks Arkansas from enforcing recently passed 18-week abortion ban
A federal judge temporarily blocked Arkansas from enforcing a recently passed ban on abortion for women who are more than 18 weeks pregnant, just minutes before the new law was to take effect on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Has 25 Year Old Grannies - Minister
[Observer] In the last 10 years, Uganda's teenage pregnancy rate has stagnated at 25 per cent and one in every four teenage girls aged between 15 and 19 years gets either pregnant or has already given birth, a cabinet minister has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pregnant Women Exposed to More Risky CT Scans
WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 -- Use of risky CT scans during pregnancy has risen significantly in North America in the past two decades, a new study finds. " It's important to quantify exposure to ionizing radiation because it can cause cancer and birth... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Your Summer Beach Trip Could Put You at Risk of Getting Sick. Here ’s What You Need to Know
A sunburn may not be the only health consequence of your summer beach trips and pool days. A study published last year estimated that recreational water activities are related to 90 million illnesses each year in the U.S., with swimming as one of the primary catalysts of water-borne respiratory, ear and skin infections. Less frequently, according to federal data, pathogens found in pools, lakes, rivers and oceans can lead to more serious sickness, including gastrointestinal illnesses and—in very rare cases—exposure to flesh-eating bacteria. This month, for example, a Florida woman died from a flesh-eating bacte...
Source: TIME: Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

TSH Serum Levels and Risk of Spontaneous Abortion TSH Serum Levels and Risk of Spontaneous Abortion
A better understanding of the relationship between maternal TSH levels and spontaneous abortion will help determine appropriate TSH ranges during pregnancy.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet in pregnancy ‘reduces gestational diabetes’
A simple Mediterranean-style diet during pregnancy has the potential to reduce weight gain and also the risk of gestational diabetes, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet during pregnancy associated with improved maternal health outcomes
(Edelman Seattle) A new clinical trial found women who followed a Mediterranean-style diet during pregnancy, including a daily portion of tree nuts (half being walnuts) and extra virgin olive oil, had a 35 percent lower risk of gestational diabetes and on average, gained 2.75 pounds less, compared to women who received standard prenatal care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Worrisome increase in some medical scans during pregnancy
(University of California - San Francisco) Use of medical imaging during pregnancy increased significantly in the United States, a new study has found, with nearly a four-fold rise over the last two decades in the number of women undergoing computed tomography (CT) scans, which expose mothers and fetuses to radiation. Pregnant women are warned to minimize radiation exposure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Little public support for criminalising abortion without doctor permission
Poll shows that two thirds of respondents don ’t think a woman should face prison, says leading charity Related items fromOnMedica Women in Scotland get home abortion pill Cancer Drugs Fund ‘wasteful and harmful’ Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers New cancer drug ‘refused’ by NICE NHS cancer patients still denied treatments available in other countries (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Genetics play bigger role in autism risk than environmental factors
(Reuters Health) - Most of the variation in risk for autism may be explained by genetics rather than differences in environmental factors like lifestyle or community characteristics or certain pregnancy outcomes, a study in five countries suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

USPSTF Reaffirms Benefit of Hep B Screening in Pregnant Women
TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening pregnant women for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection at their first prenatal visit (A recommendation). This recommendation forms the basis of an updated... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mothers-to-be on Mediterranean diet 'are less likely to suffer gestational diabetes or gain weight'
The risk of diabetes during pregnancy reduced by 35% in British women following a Mediterranean diet compared to a diet recommended by health officials. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Has Big Benefits for Expectant Moms: Study
TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 -- Could following a Mediterranean diet during pregnancy help head off gestational diabetes and excess weight gain? A British study says the answer is yes. But the researchers added that the eating regimen -- which is high in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Marijuana in pregnancy may be just as damaging as alcohol, studies find
New studies from several different universities show that fetuses exposed to cannabis in the womb may have abnormally small eyes and heads or engage in more risk-taking behavior. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Early Pregnancy May Be a Prime Time to Promote Heart Health
TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Improving cardiovascular health during the early stages of pregnancy can lead not only to a healthier pregnancy, it also can greatly improve a woman's long-term heart health, new research... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Screen Every Pregnant Woman for Hep B: Task Force
TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 -- All pregnant women should be screened early for hepatitis B, to prevent the viral infection from being passed to newborns. So says the latest guideline from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. " Clinicians can help... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ghana: Reproductive Health, Gender Clubs Formed in U/ER
[Ghanaian Times] Navrongo -The Upper East Regional Directorate of the of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has formed boys and men clubs in 36 communities in six selected districts of the region to help address reproductive health and gender issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 23, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: More Teenage Girls in Meru Pregnant - Report
[Nation] Four out of every 10 females attending pre-natal clinics in Meru County are girls below 19 years, a new report has revealed, leaving health and education officials in the region worried. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 23, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Call to Fund Family Planning
[The Herald] Treasury should provide funding for family planning in next year's budget as part of wider efforts to promote women's health and reduce the maternal mortality rate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 23, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus infection in pregnant women
(JAMA Network) The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit. The USPSTF routinely makes recommendations about the effectiveness of preventive care services and this statement is a reaffirmation of its 2009 recommendation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Arkansas could go down to one abortion clinic
If the laws aren't blocked, women in Arkansas won't be able to access abortions after 10 weeks into pregnancy beginning this week (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN health agency ‘strongly recommends’ dolutegravir antiretroviral medication to manage HIV
Based on new evidence, the United Nations health agency on Monday announced it was recommending the use of the antiretroviral drug dolutegravir (DTG) – which, with other medication, treats HIV/AIDS – as the preferred first- and second-line treatment for all cases, including pregnant women and those who have the potential to give birth.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Some Women Don't Heed Warnings of Acne Drug Danger During Pregnancy Conception Some Women Don't Heed Warnings of Acne Drug Danger During Pregnancy Conception
It's long been known that the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin is tied to the risk of severe birth defects. But even with a special program in place to prevent conception in women taking the drug, each year 200 to 300 women in the U.S. become pregnant while taking it, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Some Women Still Getting Pregnant While on Isotretinoin, an Acne Drug Tied to Birth Defects
MONDAY, July 22, 2019 -- Hundreds of pregnancies still occur every year among U.S. women taking an acne medication that carries a high risk of birth defects, a new study finds. " While the number of pregnancies among patients taking isotretinoin is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New ACC/AHA Guidelines Detect More Cases of Gestational Hypertension
MONDAY, July 22, 2019 -- Adopting the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for hypertension resulted in an increase in the prevalence of high blood pressure in pregnant women, according to a study published in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Namibia: Pregnant Domestic Workers Face Hardship
[Namibian] Lack of maternity leave rights, sexual harassment, safety and lack of employment contracts continue to haunt domestic workers, according to a report of a study set to be released next month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Young Men'Benefit' in Later Years When Teen Pregnancy Ends in Abortion Young Men'Benefit' in Later Years When Teen Pregnancy Ends in Abortion
When young women use abortion services, the adolescent men who avoid becoming teenaged fathers go on to have better educational and financial futures than peers who do become teen fathers, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Women still becoming pregnant on acne drug Accutane despite birth defect warnings
Even with a special program in place to prevent conception in women taking Accutane , each year up to 300 women in the U.S. become pregnant while taking it, researchers find. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Night Shifts, Long Hours Linked to Miscarriages and Preterm Births Night Shifts, Long Hours Linked to Miscarriages and Preterm Births
Pregnant women who work nights or long hours may be more likely to have a miscarriage or preterm delivery than mothers with day jobs, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Some women don't heed warnings of acne drug danger during pregnancy conception
(Reuters Health) - It's long been known that the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin - marketed as Accutane and Roaccutane - is tied to the risk of severe birth defects. But even with a special program in place to prevent conception in women taking the drug, each year two to three hundred women in the U.S. become pregnant while taking it, a new study shows. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pot Use During Early Pregnancy on the Rise
Pot use and pregnancy hardly go hand-in-hand for health reasons, but more American women are using marijuana just before and right after they become pregnant, new research warns. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frequency of Cannabis Use Before, During Pregnancy Increasing
FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 -- From 2009 to 2017, the frequency of cannabis use in the year before pregnancy and during pregnancy increased, according to a study published online July 19 in JAMA Network Open. Kelly C. Young-Wolff, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rate of pregnant women using marijuana in California nearly doubled 2009-2017
Researchers tracked 370,000 Californian pregnancies for nine years and found that, as of 2017, 3.4 percent of expectant mothers used the drug, up from 1.9 percent in 2009. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My Daughter ’s Need for Emergency Blood Products Inspired Me to Help
After serving people in need every day as a firefighter for 35 years, I wasn’t accustomed to receiving help. So, I couldn’t be more grateful to the blood donors that ... The post My Daughter’s Need... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - July 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Blood blood donation blood donor blood drive blood transfusions hosting blood drives pregnancy red cross Source Type: news