Flu Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy
THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 -- Pregnant women can take comfort in new findings that suggest flu vaccines won't harm their fetuses. Canadian researchers examined data on more than 104,000 children born in the province of Ontario between November 2009... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Africa: Want to Improve Women's Lives and Countries' Prospects for Prosperity? Expand Contraceptive Choice
[UNFPA] Her life. Her choice. Our future (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Let's Talk About Sex - and Why Power Matters
[IPS] United Nations -Every year on World Population Day (July 11), UNFPA receives queries from journalists about the total number of people around the world. Numbers are indeed important because they help governments develop policies that respond to evolving needs for services such as education and health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Exposure to 2009 pH1N1 Vaccine During Pregnancy Seems Safe
THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 -- Exposure to the 2009 pandemic H1N1 (pH1N1) influenza vaccine in pregnancy is not associated with most negative health outcomes among offspring, according to a study published online July 10 in The BMJ. Laura K. Walsh, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Locum Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology (Thyroid and General)
Applications are sought for a full time Locum Consultant post in Endocrinology (Thyroid& General) and Diabetic Medicine at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrooke’s Hospital).Endocrinology and Diabetes services at CUHFT are based in the Wolfson Diabetes and Endocrine Centre (WDEC). The WDEC is a dedicated ambulatory centre within the Wellcome Trust -MRC Institute of Metabolic Science (IMS), a purpose-built centre dedicated to research, education and clinical care in the area of metabolic disease.The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to Thyroid and General Endocri...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Earlier thyroid testing in pregnancy recommended
According to findings published inThe Lancet Diabetes& Endocrinology by a Dutch team, early pregnancy is the time when babies are most at risk of neurodevelopmental problems caused by thyroid dysfunction, so earlier testing and treatment is advised. Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Flu vaccination of pregnant women safe 'by all available evidence'
Getting the flu jab while pregnant is safe for both mothers and babies and saves lives, according to experts in the light of new research which they hope will help tackle vaccination concerns. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Professor Kristin Myers earns Presidential Early Career Award
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Mechanical Engineering Professor Kristin Myers has won the Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE), the highest honor the US government gives to young scientists and engineers. Myers, who studies the material behavior of biological soft tissues with a focus on the female reproductive system and pregnancy and specifically pre-term birth, joins a select group of researchers noted for their exceptional promise to advance the frontiers of scientific knowledge and for their leadership in science and technology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IFITM proteins inhibit placental syncytiotrophoblast formation and promote fetal demise
Elevated levels of type I interferon (IFN) during pregnancy are associated with intrauterine growth retardation, preterm birth, and fetal demise through mechanisms that are not well understood. A critical step of placental development is the fusion of trophoblast cells into a multinucleated syncytiotrophoblast (ST) layer. Fusion is mediated by syncytins, proteins deriving from ancestral endogenous retroviral envelopes. Using cultures of human trophoblasts or mouse cells, we show that IFN-induced transmembrane proteins (IFITMs), a family of restriction factors blocking the entry step of many viruses, impair ST formation and...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Buchrieser, J., Degrelle, S. A., Couderc, T., Nevers, Q., Disson, O., Manet, C., Donahue, D. A., Porrot, F., Hillion, K.-H., Perthame, E., Arroyo, M. V., Souquere, S., Ruigrok, K., Dupressoir, A., Heidmann, T., Montagutelli, X., Fournier, T., Lecuit, M., Tags: Immunology, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Swine flu jab in pregnancy safe for children as well as mothers
No association between maternal vaccination and health problems in children ’s first five years Related items fromOnMedica Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Flu nasal spray fine for children with egg allergy BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Decision to give boys HPV jab will save thousands of lives (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Migraine in Pregnancy Linked With Complications for Mothers and Babies Migraine in Pregnancy Linked With Complications for Mothers and Babies
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 10, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

High-fibre diet may protect against pre-eclampsia in pregnancy
A study by the University of Sydney found women with low levels of the nutrient acetate were more likely to develop pre-eclampsia. Acetate is produced when fibre is broken down. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poorly-controlled asthma commonly affects pregnancy in U.S
(Reuters Health) - Asthma is often not well controlled during pregnancy, especially among publicly-insured women, according to a U.S. study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Shake-Up Needed in Thyroid Evaluation Before, During Pregnancy? Shake-Up Needed in Thyroid Evaluation Before, During Pregnancy?
High, as well as low, maternal thyroid function is associated with poor brain development in kids. Early pregnancy is the most vulnerable period; results indicate it may be time for preconception thyroid testing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Pregnancy and Neonatal Outcomes After Dolutegravir Exposure Pregnancy and Neonatal Outcomes After Dolutegravir Exposure
What have we learned about the safety of dolutegravir exposure during pregnancy?JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Beagles Diagnosing Cancer ‘Could Work with Mesothelioma’
Specially trained beagles could one day detect mesothelioma by scent, according to the lead researcher of a recent study detailing the dog breed’s stunning accuracy with lung cancer. Dr. Thomas Quinn, clinical professor at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, believes the dogs could be equally effective with pleural mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. “Absolutely, this could work with mesothelioma. There is no reason why it wouldn’t,” Quinn told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “That is another cancer with strong potential for this to work well.” Th...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 10, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Ghana: Teenage Pregnancy On Decline in Central Region
[Ghanaian Times] Cape Coast -THE Central Region is making progress in its fight against teenage pregnancy as a trend analysis indicates that the prevalence has reduced by nearly 2,000 over the last five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

12-Month Supply of Birth Control Pills Cuts Unintended Pregnancies, Cost 12-Month Supply of Birth Control Pills Cuts Unintended Pregnancies, Cost
When women are given a 12-month supply of oral contraceptives, they are less likely to have an unintended pregnancy than if they need to get refills every three months, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

As Venezuela's Healthcare Collapses, Pregnant Women, Girls Bear Brunt of Crisis As Venezuela's Healthcare Collapses, Pregnant Women, Girls Bear Brunt of Crisis
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Helping Others Heal: CAR-T vs. Cancer
At first, Tanis Milicevic's local doctor told her to wait and see. Pregnant with her second child, Tanis had been sensitive about changes in her body when she felt a worrisome bump on the back of her head. The doctor's advice gave her temporary peace -- the bump was small and she could just monitor [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 10, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Bull ’s eye rash — sufficient sign to treat for Lyme disease
Lab tests not needed if rash is present, says NICE Related items fromOnMedica TB could be cured by four months ’ treatment in many patients Antibiotics courses often longer than guidelines Doctors call for StrepB screening in late pregnancy JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dr. Flais joins the PHA legacy of medical missions
Line forming for clinic at 8 amIn the midst of a bustling remote mobile medical clinic on the western edge of Panama, Sam, our Floating Doctors clinic manager, approached me with his characteristic wide smile and easy manner. “We have a big family for you to see, with lots of kids!” he informed me in his soothing Kenyan accent. A queue of patients lined up outside well before our 8 am start time, and the clinic was now buzzing with midday activity in the warm, tropical air. The sounds of Spanish and a variety of Engl ish accents peppered the room. Outside the clinic, an open field served as home to a near-conti...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - July 9, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Volunteer Opportunities Source Type: news

Judge: Petition for statewide vote on new abortion law moves forward
The Missouri Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that the American Civil Liberties Union can begin collecting signatures for a petition that seeks a public vote regarding a new state law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 9, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Judge: Petition for statewide vote on new abortion law moves forward
The Missouri Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that the American Civil Liberties Union can begin collecting signatures for a petition that seeks a public vote regarding a new state law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

New Hope in Recurrent Miscarriage: Micronized Progesterone New Hope in Recurrent Miscarriage: Micronized Progesterone
A new study provides high-quality evidence of a potentially effective treatment for bleeding in early pregnancy.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

Cameroon: North West - Free Delivery Kits for Pregnant IDPs
[Cameroon Tribune] Senator Regina Mundi has inspired hope in internally displaced women who feature child bearing challenges in the North West region. Some 150 pregnant IDPs from the region received free delivery kits from the Senator on May 29, 2019 in her crusade for zero maternal/ infant mortality in the child bearing process. Convinced that pregnancy is God's gift that must be handled with care, Senator Regina Mundi chose to stand by the pregnant IDPs; most of who cannot afford basics for a stress free delivery after esc (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New moms need mental health services. Jefferson and Phila. startup have an app for that
The new module, designed to connect pregnant women and new moms with behavioral health services, is already in use at 20 Jefferson locations across the region. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 9, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michelle Caffrey Source Type: news

Pregnancy outcomes greatly improved in lupus patients
(Hospital for Special Surgery) A new study published July 8, 2019 in the Annals of Internal Medicine demonstrates that pregnancy outcomes in the last two decades have drastically improved for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Human pregnancy dependent on cells evolved in platypus-like animal 300 million years ago
(University College London) Platelet cells, which prevent mammals from bleeding non-stop, first evolved around 300 million years ago in an egg-laying animal similar to the modern duck-billed platypus, finds joint research by UCL and Yale University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

12-month supply of birth control pills cuts unintended pregnancies, cost
When women are given a 12-month supply of oral contraceptives, they are less likely to have an unintended pregnancy than if they need to get refills every three months, a new study shows. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A third of children up to age 3 exposed to Zika in-utero have neurological problems
New UCLA-led research suggests that 32% of children up to the age of 3 years who were exposed to the Zika virus during the mother ’s pregnancy had below-average neurological development.The study also found that fewer than 4% of 216 children evaluated had microcephaly —a smaller-than-normal head that is one of the hallmarks of the mosquito-borne disease. The heads of two of those children grew to normal size over time, the researchers reported.The studywas published in the journal Nature Medicine.The findings, conducted by UCLA researchers with colleagues in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the disease was first d...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

7 New Drugs for Primary Care: Q2 2019
The end of another quarter means a new list of FDA-approved drugs for primary care. Which ones should you know about? Click through to find out.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 8, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Sydney Jennings Tags: Obesity Opioid Related Disorders Osteoporosis Pregnancy and Birth Psoriasis Rheumatoid Arthritis T2 Diabetes Source Type: news

Risk of Stillbirth Increases in Pregnancies Past 37 Weeks
MONDAY, July 8, 2019 -- The risk for stillbirth increases the longer a pregnancy continues past 37 weeks of gestation, according to a meta-analysis published online July 2 in PLOS Medicine. Javaid Muglu, M.D., from the University Hospital Lewisham... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Life is tough but so are worms -- thanks to mom
(Duke University) Numerous studies show that the legacy of hardship can be passed from one generation to the next. The good news is that resilience can cross generations too. A worm study found that offspring of mothers who ate fewer calories during pregnancy were better able to bounce back from starvation themselves. A mother worm transmits her coping abilities to the next generation via changes in insulin signaling that are transferred via her eggs to her offspring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The rise of Big Sperm: does the tech world have the answer to our semen crisis?
Sperm counts in western men are falling, and nobody is sure why. But relax – because help is here, with everything from home-testing kits to sperm-freezingLads, lads, lads, hate to interrupt, but how ’s your ejaculate? Would you struggle to fill half a teaspoon? And your concentration, please: are we talking 20m-plus little swimmers a millilitre? And how’s that motility? Are your spermatozoa wagging their flagella as if they can’t wait to get to that ovum – or listlessly floating around like dead tadpoles in a poorly executed classroom experiment? It’s not that embarrassing, surely?If yo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Richard Godwin Tags: Pregnancy Men Fertility problems Medical research Health & wellbeing Science Society Source Type: news

Kenya: Teen Moms Crisis - Outrage Over Rise in Shameful Trend
[Nation] More than 11,000 girls in primary and secondary schools got pregnant last year, latest statistics from the Ministry of Education show. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Smoking cannabis 'doubles risk of pregnant women giving birth to their babies prematurely'
Canadian researchers have found that cannabis use during pregnancy is linked to a much higher possibility of a premature birth - putting the baby at serious risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Revised Labor Law Grants Women Extended Maternal Leave
[Reporter] The House of People's Representatives (HPR) on Thursday approved a draft to revise the existing Labor Proclamation which has been in place for a decade. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

'Miracle' triplets defied slim odds to survive deadly pregnancy complication
Tanya, 30, and Kris Hall, 41, of Yorkshire, were told their babies wouldn't survive unless they were operated on at 19 weeks pregnancy. Even with surgery, doctors expected at least one baby to die. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Labour room violence in Uttar Pradesh, India: evidence from longitudinal study of pregnancy and childbirth - Goli S, Ganguly D, Chakravorty S, Siddiqui MZ, Ram H, Rammohan A, Acharya SS.
OBJECTIVES: The major objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of labour room violence (LRV) (one of the forms of obstetric violence) faced by the women during the time of delivery in Uttar Pradesh (UP) (the largest populous state of India... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

U.S. Judge Blocks Ohio'Heartbeat' Law to End Most Abortions U.S. Judge Blocks Ohio'Heartbeat' Law to End Most Abortions
A federal judge on Wednesday blocked Ohio from enforcing a new law that critics said would effectively ban most abortions in the state, starting as early as six weeks into pregnancy.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

New blood pressure guidelines may raise gestational hypertension rates
After researchers used the adapted guidelines to see how many pregnant women had high blood pressure, they found more than 25 percent suffered from gestational hypertension. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Paint Fumes a Health Concern? Here ’s What the Latest Science Says
If you’re one of the many homeowners considering using this summer to repaint your house or apartment, you might have been concerned to hear that, according to a just-published study in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine, women exposed to common paint chemicals at work are more likely to have a child with autism spectrum disorder. Further, the greater the exposure, the greater the autism risk, the study found. These risks remained even after the researchers adjusted their data to account for other potential autism factors, such as a woman’s smoking history, alcohol habits, and age at the time...
Source: TIME: Health - July 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Novel surgery restores hand function in paralysed adults
Patients with tetraplegia able to write and self-feed Related items fromOnMedica SSRI use in pregnancy may affect fetal brain development Maternal nut consumption linked to neurodevelopment in children 'Revived' dead pig brains offer new research hopes Blackouts or loss of consciousness BMA calls for ‘national standard for autism care’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Nurse Out On R500 Bail After Offering a Pregnant Woman Illegal Abortion
[News24Wire] A nurse who allegedly tried to solicit a bribe from a pregnant woman to assist her by performing an illegal abortion is out on R500 bail. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

High blood pressure during pregnancy tied to heart problems decades later
Women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy may be more likely than those who don't to have heart attacks or strokes decades later, a Norwegian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

England ’s top midwife warns ‘tens of thousands’ still smoking during pregnancy
Women who smoke during pregnancy are putting themselves and their baby at risk of serious harm unless they kick the habit, the NHS has warned. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: When does ovulation restart after a miscarriage?
After a miscarriage, a women ’s menstrual cycle will restart. The first day of bleeding will be day 1 of the new cycle. For people with regular cycles, ovulation typically occurs around day 14. However, it may take several months for a woman’s cycle to return to usual after pregnancy loss. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

U.S. judge blocks Ohio 'heartbeat' law to end most abortions
A federal judge on Wednesday blocked Ohio from enforcing a new law that critics said would effectively ban most abortions in the state, starting as early as six weeks into pregnancy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Updates Advice on Eating Fish for Pregnant Women, Children FDA Updates Advice on Eating Fish for Pregnant Women, Children
The update does not change recommendations but puts more focus on the health benefits of fish consumption for pregnant women and children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news