Swaziland: Death of Swaziland Schoolgirl After Illegal Abortion Highlights Suffering of Women in Kingdom - Report
[Swazi Media] The tragic story of the death of a schoolgirl in Swaziland /eSwatini after she had an illegal abortion highlights the way women suffer because of the law in the kingdom. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Women Die From Heart Attacks More Often Than Men. Here ’s Why — and What Doctors Are Doing About It
Lilly Rocha was 37 years old in 2008 when she began having strange symptoms. When people asked her questions, she knew the answers but couldn’t articulate them. A tingling sensation on her left breast became painful. She thought she might have breast cancer, but her doctor assured her she was just experiencing stress from her demanding job. Her symptoms continued to get worse, and doctors continued to dismiss her. Three months later, at work, she became seriously ill. Luckily, her boss recognized the symptoms—chest and jaw pain and numbness in her left hand—and drove her to the nearest emergency room, whe...
Source: TIME: Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Barbara Sadick Tags: Uncategorized heart health Source Type: news

Pot During Pregnancy May Raise Child's Psychosis Risk
MONDAY, April 1, 2019 -- Children born to mothers who used marijuana during pregnancy may be at increased risk for psychosis, according to a new study. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis analyzed data from an ongoing nationwide study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Older mothers who have caesarean are THREE TIMES more likely to experience complications
One in every four pregnant women in the UK now has a caesarean birth, often when a natural birth is deemed too risky. The new study was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Culture Blamed for High Number of Teen Pregnancies in Busia
[Nation] That 11,977 girls in Busia got pregnant in 2018 is not what has shocked State officials but that 358 of them were 10 to 14 years old. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS); Notice of Meeting
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Advisory Committee for Women ’s Services (ACWS) will hold an online/phone meeting May 29, 2019. Agenda items include the substance use and mental health needs of pregnant and parenting women, access to behavioral health services for women and children, and related policies. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 1, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Pregnant women with long commutes to work at increased risk for adverse birth outcomes
(Lehigh University) In a study published in Economics& Human Biology researchers from Lehigh University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that pregnant women who commute long-distance to work have an increased risk of adverse birth outcomes, including having babies born at a low-birth weight. The study is the first to examine the impact of long-distance commuting during pregnancy on infant health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Does the Liver Do?
Discussion The liver is one of the largest organs in the body, weighing just over 3 pounds in an adult. It is found in the upper right abdomen, under the right dome of the diaphragm. Grossly, it has asymmetric lobes with the right being larger than the left. The lobes are separated by a fibrous connective tissue band that also anchors the liver in the abdominal cavity. The gallbladder is located on the inferior surface of the liver and stores bile, which is then released into the duodenum. Microscopically, the liver cells are arranged in lobules with canals carrying blood vessels and bile ducts. At any moment about 10-13% ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 1, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

All pregnant women will be tested to see if they or their partners smoke, as part of NHS drive
The routine screening will come into effect in July, in a bid to cut down the one in 10 women who smoke throughout their pregnancy in the UK, and the countries number of smokers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors and MPs demand evidence on migrant healthcare policies
This week, MPs, Royal Medical Colleges, leading academics, healthcare professionals and unions wrote to the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, calling for the publication migrant healthcare policy reviews. Signed by The Academy of Royal Medical Colleges and politicians including Lord Hunt of Kings Health, David Lammy MP, Caroline Lucas MP and Kate Green MP, the letter claimed the reviews received “evidence of deterrence and serious harm” caused by these policies “which we consider to be of the utmost seriousness”. Over the last two years the Department of Health...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

New 'pragmatic' advice for nurses around valproate and pregnancy
New guidance has been produced to support nurses with the “difficult” conversations they may face when discussing pregnancy with women and girls who are prescribed the drug valproate. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The dynamic course of peripartum depression across pregnancy and childbirth - Dekel S, Ein-Dor T, Ruohom äki A, Lampi J, Voutilainen S, Tuomainen TP, Heinonen S, Kumpulainen K, Pekkanen J, Keski-Nisula L, Pasanen M, Lehto SM.
OBJECTIVE: Peripartum depression (PPD) pertaining to depression in pregnancy and postpartum is one of the most common complications around childbirth with enduring adverse effects on mother and child health. Although psychiatric symptoms may improve or wor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you get pregnant on your period?
A person can get pregnant at any point in their menstrual cycle, but it is much less likely during their period. In this article, we look at the factors affecting whether someone can get pregnant before, during, and after their period. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Pregnancy Outcomes'Very Good' After Stem Cell Transplant Pregnancy Outcomes'Very Good' After Stem Cell Transplant
Fertility preservation techniques should be offered to women undergoing stem cell transplant as their chances of a good pregnancy outcome after HSCT are very high, say European experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 29, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

“Crossing the river” to a safe delivery in rural Cambodia
KANTUOT VILLAGE, Cambodia – When Bora was pregnant with her fifth child, she prepared to “cross the river.”In the Khmer language, “crossing the river” is a way to describe childbirth, meaning a journey that should go smoothly but could just as easily go wrong.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Grandmother, 55, gives birth to her own GRANDCHILD
Emma Miles, from Lampeter in Wales, lost six stone and took hormone tablets to make sure she was as healthy as possible for the pregnancy with her granddaughter, Evie, now nine weeks old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause stomach pain when breathing?
Stomach pain when breathing is often due to a problem with the diaphragm or the tissues in the chest cavity. Possible causes include injuries, hiatal hernia, pregnancy, pleurisy, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

New Link Between Mom-to-Be's Diet, Child's ADHD
FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 -- Eating for two takes on added significance with a new study suggesting that a mother's diet during pregnancy could affect her child's risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Spanish researchers found a link... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Management of severe traumatic brain injury in pregnancy: a body with two lives - Kho GS, Abdullah JM.
Traumatic brain injury is the major contributing factor in non-obstetric mortality in developing countries. Approximately 20% of maternal mortality is directly correlated to injuries. Road traffic accidents and domestic violence are the most common nonleth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The efficacy of father attachment education on the severity of domestic violence in primegravida women - Setodeh S, Ghodrati F, Akbarzadeh M.
Purpose: In addition to physical and psychological tension imposed on women through pregnancy, the stress of the spouses' violence can cause harmful effects on both the fetus and mother. In Iran, there are limited data on this subject. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence during pregnancy in Turkey: determinants from nationwide surveys - Y üksel-Kaptanoglu I, Adalı T.
Domestic violence has severe consequences for women, both psychologically and physiologically. Violence during pregnancy is even riskier, endangering women's lives and the lives of their fetuses. A nationwide survey in Turkey in 2014 revealed that 7% of wo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Clinical rules reduce need for CTPA during pregnancy
Using a set of clinical rules, researchers from the Netherlands and France...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Which test is best for excluding PE during pregnancy? MRA tops CTA for pulmonary embolism evaluation French find no need for CT to rule out PE CT use for pulmonary embolism rises despite low yield Doctors who order fewer CTPA scans detect more PE (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk that your baby will become obese
(University of Kentucky) Using discarded foreskins from circumcisions, researchers were able to identify a potential cellular mechanism that connects a mother's smoking while pregnant with an increased risk of offspring obesity later in life (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

C-section death rates highest in low-income countries
Outcome for women and babies ‘worse than expected’ Related items fromOnMedica ASD risk higher with prenatal exposure to pesticides Antiseptic prevents deaths in newborns Caesareans linked to longer-term risks and benefits Women with small babies can safely wait for labour Pregnancy raises risk of critical illness with swine flu (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bayer loses bid to toss some claims in Essure class action suit
A federal judge in Philadelphia will allow six women who are suing Bayer (ETR:BAYN) over its Essure sterilization implant to proceed with their personal injury claims and three others to pursue their breach-of-warranty claims. One woman who became pregnant following implantation with Essure will be able to pursue her claim that Bayer fraudulently concealed the risk of pregnancy, the judge ruled. Bayer had filed a motion for partial summary judgment on all 12 plaintiffs’ claims in the class action suit, citing statutes of limitations. Judge John Padova of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted Bayer’s moti...
Source: Mass Device - March 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Featured Gynecological Implants Legal News News Well Women's Health Bayer Source Type: news

Mothers who eat diets full of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids raise risk of ADHD symptoms in kids
A new study from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health found that pregnant women who ate diet full of salmon, eggs and nuts increase the risk of children having ADHD symptoms by at least 13%. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant mothers who smoke could be harming daughters' fertility in years to come, study claims
Scientists at the University of Cambridge found more than one in ten women – 65,000 every year in England alone – still smoke all the way through pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fetal nicotine exposure linked to SIDS
Pregnant women who smoke may be raising the risk of their newborn having sudden infant death syndrome or heart arrhythmia, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Childbirth Was Like for a Woman Who Has Never Felt Pain
Jo Cameron, 71, has a rare genetic mutation that keeps her from feeling pain or anxiety, according to a new scientific report. Researchers hope the finding can help develop more effective treatments for pain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Genetics and Heredity Women and Girls British Broadcasting Corp Source Type: news

Diabetes in Pregnancy Tied to Future Heart Disease Risk Diabetes in Pregnancy Tied to Future Heart Disease Risk
Women with pregnancy-related diabetes are at higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease in the decade after childbirth, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Woman Gives Birth To Twins 1 Month After Giving Birth To Baby Boy
The 20-year-old Bangladeshi mother didn't realize she was still pregnant — and had two uteruses. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why Don ’ t More American Men Get Vasectomies?
It ’ s vasectomy season in the United States. But American women get sterilized at higher rates. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Vasectomy Sterilization (Reproductive) Birth Control and Family Planning Sperm Women and Girls United States Men and Boys Health Insurance and Managed Care Pregnancy and Childbirth Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Sex Source Type: news

A Surge in Bans on Abortion as Early as Six Weeks, Before Most People Know They Are Pregnant
Antiabortion activists and politicians have kicked their decades-long agenda to ban abortion in America into high gear through a series of increasingly radical and dangerous state-level laws. Between January 1, 2019 and March 20, 2019, 304 abortion restrictions were introduced in states across the country. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Africa: The Death Rate for Mothers Having C-Sections Is 50 Times Higher in Africa
[The Conversation Africa] The in-hospital maternal mortality rate following a Caesarean delivery in Africa may be 50 times higher than in high-income countries. These were the findings of the African Surgical Outcomes Study that followed more than 3500 mothers from 22 African countries during a week of surgery in 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Ugandans Welcome Male Family Planning Pill
[Monitor] Kampala -A male family planning pill that passed initial human safety tests in a study has excited Ugandans, a country with one of the fastest growing populations in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

The prevalence and predictors of domestic violence among pregnant women in Southeast Oromia, Ethiopia - Yohannes K, Abebe L, Kisi T, Demeke W, Yimer S, Feyiso M, Ayano G.
INTRODUCTION: Domestic violence is a common global health problem and relatively hidden and ignored form of violence against pregnant women. The magnitude of domestic violence among pregnant women is higher in low and middle-income countries including Ethi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Maternal diet during pregnancy may modulate the risk of ADHD symptoms in children
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) A study published in The Journal of Pediatrics suggest that the risk of a child developing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be modulated by the mother's diet during pregnancy. The research analysed samples of umbilical cord plasma to quantify the levels of omega-6 and omega-3 that reach the foetus. The analysis showed a higher omega-6:omega-3 ratio to be associated with a higher risk of ADHD symptoms at seven years of age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pregnant women who work nights ‘at greater risk of miscarriage’
Women who work two or more night shifts in one week may have a greater risk of miscarriage the following week, according to Danish researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Diabetes in pregnancy tied to future heart disease risk
The glucose test used in all pregnant women in Ontario could predict future heart disease, even if the women tested have mildly elevated blood glucose levels, a new study suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: Sleep tips during pregnancy
Pregnancy can take a toll on your body. But as much as you need sleep during pregnancy, it doesn't always come easily. Understand how pregnancy affects sleep and what you can do to rest comfortably. Why does pregnancy cause fatigue? During early pregnancy, levels of the hormone progesterone increase and your metabolism is running high. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 28, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Forced pregnancy in Italy violated ‘woman’s human right to health’, UN experts rule 
The Italian Government violated a woman ’s “human right to health” after a law which denied her the right to refuse fertility treatment she had previously agreed to, “led her to undergo a forced pregnancy”, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) said on Wednesday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetes in pregnancy tied to future heart disease risk
(Reuters Health) - Women with pregnancy-related diabetes are at higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease in the decade after childbirth, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Smoking pot in pregnancy may raise risks for baby
As more states legalize cannabis, doctors are concerned it may give the false impression that it's safe to use during pregnancy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Miscarriage Risk Strongly Tied to Age, Pregnancy History
WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 -- The risk for miscarriage varies greatly with maternal age, has a strong recurrence pattern, and is increased after some adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to a study published online March 20 in The BMJ. Maria C.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Smoking pot during pregnancy may cause psychosis in children later in life
Expecting mothers who smoke marijuana or use the drug in any form may be putting their children at risk for psychosis later in life, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delivery-associated sepsis: trends in prevalence and mortality
Sepsis is a leading cause of pregnancy-related mortality. Previous studies have reported an increased prevalence of sepsis during pregnancy. Despite national campaigns to increase sepsis awareness, there is a lack of pregnancy-specific guidelines. While rates of delivery-associated sepsis have increased, case fatality has decreased. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal sepsis: new concepts, new practices
Sepsis is a leading cause of severe maternal morbidity and maternal death. As pregnancy-related sepsis can be difficult to recognize, clinicians should maintain a low threshold for early evaluation and treatment. Obstetricians have a heightened understanding of the physiologic changes in pregnancy and play a vital role in coordinating patient care and improving outcomes. The recent 2016 and 2017 revisions of definitions for maternal sepsis and treatment should be incorporated into clinical practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth establishes Satellite Group in the United States
We are delighted to announce that Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth has established a US Satellite.The main purpose of the Satellite is to disseminate Cochrane Reviews and to promote Cochrane and its work in the United States, while supporting and developing the US-based community of Cochrane members.This newly-established US Satellite is currently funded byCMU School of Health Sciences , and is currently seeking external funding. They are based at theCentral Michigan University (CMU) School of Health Sciences andIndiana University School of Medicine ’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. the satellite also has ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Carer, 49, was devastated to discover her 'miracle baby bump' was two grapefruit-sized tumours 
Josephine Clinton, 49, of Bucknall in Staffordshire, took a hopeful pregnancy test in August 2017 when she became unable to shift her bloated midriff while her arms and legs looked 'like sticks'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Night shift work linked to a higher risk of miscarriage
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who work at least two night shifts in one week may have a heightened risk of miscarriage the following week, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news