Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Prenatal Insomnia
TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 -- Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective nonpharmacologic treatment for insomnia during pregnancy, according to a study published online April 5 in Obstetrics& Gynecology. Rachel Manber, Ph.D., from Stanford... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Building Local Response Capacity to Protect Families from Emerging Health Threats
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published: 4/16/2019. This one-hour CDC Public Health Ground Rounds presentation discusses different perspectives for building local response capabilities for emerging public health threats to families, including pregnant women, infants, and children. From the Zika outbreak to natural disasters to the recent wildfires, the U.S. has faced a series of complex public health emergencies. Speakers discuss how each of these public health crises revealed a critical need for U.S. public health and health care systems at the national, state, and more specifically the local ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The FDA Just Approved a New Prescription Weight-Management Device. Here ’s How It Works
In a rare move, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a novel prescription device meant to help with weight management. The product, called Plenity and developed by Gelesis, has been cleared for overweight or obese adults with a body mass index of at least 25, even if they do not have other health problems. It should be used in conjunction with diet and exercise, the FDA says, and can also be taken alongside other weight-loss medications. That sweeping approval is noteworthy, says Dr. Caroline Apovian, who has studied Plenity in Gelesis-sponsored research and is the director of nutrition and weight managemen...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

The FDA Just Approved a New Prescription Weight-Loss Drug. Here ’s How It Works
In a rare move, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a novel prescription drug meant to help with weight loss and weight management. The drug, called Plenity and developed by Gelesis, has been cleared for overweight or obese adults with a body mass index of at least 25, even if they do not have other health problems. It should be used in conjunction with diet and exercise, the FDA says, and can also be taken alongside other weight-loss medications. That sweeping approval is noteworthy, says Dr. Caroline Apovian, who has studied Plenity in Gelesis-sponsored research and is the director of nutrition and weight...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

More device shortages pegged to sterilization plant shutdown
Cardinal Health’s Accu-Trace intrauterine pressure catheter (Image from Cardinal Health) More medtech companies are experiencing shortages of medical devices due to the sudden closure in February of a Sterigenics sterilization plant. Officials from Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH), and Guerbet (EPA:GBT) have written letters to customers indicating that certain devices are already in short supply or may experience shortages, Medical Device & Outsourcing has learned. The letter from Cardinal Health (Dublin, Ohio) said that the company expects a shortage of its Kendall Accu-Trace intrauterine pressure ...
Source: Mass Device - April 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Business/Financial News Catheters Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging News Well Respiratory Sterilization / Calibration Surgical Women's Health Cardinal Health Guerbet Medtronic Smiths Medical Sterigenics Internat Source Type: news

The two-year-old who 'looks pregnant' due to a rare cancer
Cleo Keenan, two, of Blackpool, suddenly developed an abnormal swelling in her midriff earlier this year, which doctors put down to a hormone imbalance she has suffered from before. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metformin May Cut Risk for Prematurity, Miscarriage in PCOS
MONDAY, April 15, 2019 -- In pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), metformin treatment from the late first trimester until delivery might reduce the risk for late miscarriage and preterm birth but does not prevent gestational... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa: The Climate Strikes Are What We've All Been Waiting for
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] For the last 20 to 30 years the environmental movement has been waiting for the public to care about the climate (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Choice of procedure urged for women to terminate their pregnancy
All women should be able to access both medical and surgical procedures to terminate their pregnancy, says NICE in draft guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Baby girl who had a pioneering spine operation INSIDE the womb
Bethan Simpson, from Essex, gave birth to baby Elouise after a team of 20 medics cut open her womb to operate on the child's spinal cord during her pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't blame the baby – stretch marks are in your genes!
Stretch marks are the price of pregnancy for many women. But some escape without any. Now scientists have uncovered the reason why women suffer such scars - it's all in the genes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caesarean babies have lower level of 'good' gut bacteria, study shows
Research suggests surgical delivery may make babies more prone to respiratory infectionsBabies delivered by caesarean section are slower to acquire certain types of “good bacteria” in their gut and have higher levels of potentially problematic bacteria than those born vaginally, researchers say.A study of more than 100 babies showed that those born vaginally had a very different make-up of their gut microbiome (clusters of gut microbes), potentially making caesarean babies more prone to respiratory infections. The differences were found to reduce as the babies grew older.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Microbiology Science Health Pregnancy & wellbeing Source Type: news

In Pregnancy, Buprenorphine Use Up, Methadone Use Down
And the 4Ps Plus and SURP - P scale are sensitive for identifying illicit drug use in pregnancy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

The Most Common Active Ingredient In Hand Sanitizer Is Still Under FDA Investigation
(CNN) — After reviewing the safety and effectiveness of hand sanitizers, the US Food and Drug Administration has ruled that dozens of active ingredients can’t be used in the antiseptic rubs, but the agency still wants answers about the most common active ingredient. The rule, issued Thursday, “reaffirmed our need for more data on three other active ingredients, including ethyl alcohol, which is the most commonly used ingredient in hand sanitizers, to help the agency ensure that these products are safe and effective for regular use by consumers,” Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the agency’s Cen...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN hand sanitzer Source Type: news

In Pregnancy, Buprenorphine Use Up, Methadone Use Down
FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 -- From 2009 to 2015, the prevalence of methadone use decreased and buprenorphine use increased among Medicaid-enrolled pregnant women with opioid use disorder, and the 4Ps Plus and Substance Use Risk Profile-Pregnancy... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bounty pregnancy club fined £400,000 over data handling
The club shared the personal data of more than 14 million people without proper consent. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Promoting Maternal Health Through Moral Support
[Daily News] Material and moral support are vital for every pregnant woman. Whether the support is from the baby's father, house help, relative or anyone within reach, it is of paramount importance that this service be availed during pregnancy, labour and taking care of the new born. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes of morning nausea, aside from pregnancy
Potential causes of nausea in the morning, aside from pregnancy, include low blood sugar, hunger, migraine, and dehydration. Learn more about the potential causes of nausea in the morning here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

The ACA and Access to Care for Reproductive-Aged Women The ACA and Access to Care for Reproductive-Aged Women
Has the Affordable Care Act reversed the decades-long trend of increasing uninsurance among pregnant women and women of reproductive age?American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Changing ART in Pregnancy and Impact on Viral Suppression Changing ART in Pregnancy and Impact on Viral Suppression
A new study examines the question of whether changing ART during early pregnancy affects virological outcomes.JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about diarrhea during pregnancy
Diarrhea can affect anyone, including women who are pregnant. Causes during pregnancy can include hormonal changes, bowel infections, and underlying bowel disorders. Learn more about the causes and treatment of diarrhea during pregnancy here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

A Baby Was Born With DNA from 3 People. Here ’s How That’s Possible
Researchers at the Institute of Life in Athens, Greece announced that a healthy baby boy was born on Tuesday morning to a 32-year-old woman who had experienced several failed cycles of IVF. The six-pound boy, who the doctors say in a statement is healthy, was born using a technique called maternal spindle transfer. In the procedure, the grouped-together DNA from a mother’s egg was removed and placed inside a donor egg from another woman, which had been emptied of its DNA. The donor’s egg with the mother’s genes was then fertilized and developed into an embryo that was transferred for pregnancy. The techn...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Genetics Reproductive Health Source Type: news

C-section complication risk rises with mother's age
Pregnant women are more likely to have complications during labor and cesarean deliveries than during vaginal births, and a new study offers fresh evidence that older mothers are most at risk. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Affective disorders in pregnancy and the postpartum period - from statistics to treatment. a synchronic approach - Da ńko K, Dańko P, Soroka E, Petit V, Olajossy M.
The progress of medicine in the recent decades has strongly improved perinatal care, especially its somatic-related aspects. Pregnancy and childbirth have become much safer, but the mental strain and stress have remained the same. The models of motherhood ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Corrigendum to "Prevalence of antenatal depression and associated factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care at dubti hospital: a case of pastoralist region in northeast Ethiopia" - Belay YA, Moges NA, Hiksa FF, Ketema Arado K, Liben ML.
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2018/1659089.]. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Exercise during pregnancy linked to lower risk of obesity in children
Children of non-obese women who exercised during pregnancy may have a reduced risk of obesity, according to mouse data presented at the 2019 Experimental Biology meeting.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pregnancy in sheep detected from wool
Non-invasive analysis of cortisol and progesterone levels in sheep wool can be used to detect pregnancy and chart reproductive history, according to a data published inPLOS One.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Technimount System to Partner with a Canadian Heart and Lung Institute to Develop the First ECMO Support System adapted to North American Stretchers
QUEBEC CITY, Canada — Technimount System has collaborated with the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute to develop the Xtension Pro – ECMOTM: the first North American support system adapted to the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation device (ECMO) when transporting patients on a stretcher. The first transport in North America with the support system was a young pregnant woman whose life was saved thanks to the ECMO device and the Xtension Pro – ECMOTM. Clinicians agree that the Xtension Pro - ECMOTM will allow a safer and more comfortable transportation for both patient and medical staff while protecting t...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Technimount (press release) Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Press Releases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria to Establish Emergency Centre to Tackle Maternal, Infant Mortality
[Premium Times] The federal government has said it will establish a National Emergency Maternal and Child Health Intervention Centre (NEMCHIC) to address public health concern on maternal, newborn and child deaths across Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Anesthesia sends neurons down the wrong path in unborn rat babies
(Rush University Medical Center) A study in Cerebral Cortex provides new insight into why -- and when -- anesthesia during pregnancy harms unborn brains. Most research into prenatal exposure to anesthesia has focused killing brain cells, this rat study showed how anesthesia disrupts the 'precisely choreographed' migration neurons make in utero, and how not 'arriving at their proper and predetermined' locations can have profound impact on brain development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Miracle twin girls defy 5% survival odds after doctors perform life-saving surgery in the womb
Keziah Harvey, 30, of Staffordshire, had surgery while she was 16 weeks pregnant to save her girls. Matilda and Felicity, now eight months, had twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: 7 tips for back pain relief during pregnancy
Back pain during pregnancy isn't surprising, but it still deserves attention. You're gaining weight, your center of gravity changes, and your hormones are relaxing the ligaments in the joints of your pelvis. Often, however, you can prevent or ease back pain during pregnancy. Consider seven ways to give pregnancy back pain the boot. 1. Practice [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Quit smoking advice for pregnant women in NHS drive to prevent stillbirths
Pregnant women are to be offered specialist stop smoking referrals as part of NHS action to reduce stillbirths, which has already resulted in at least 160 babies ’ lives being saved. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Great American Marketing Company Recalls Ready To Eat Products Because of Possible Health Risk
Great American Marketing Company of Houston, Texas is recalling Ready to Eat Sandwiches, Wraps and Salads because they have the potential to be contaminated with LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES , an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail and elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria Infection can cause miscarriages and still births among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 10, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Study: Avoid Using Herbal Products in Pregnancy
Most studies on herbal product use during pregnancy are not large enough, or well-designed enough, to offer good evidence about their link to pregnancy complications, researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than four in 10 women, live in fear of refusing partner ’s sexual demands, new UN global study finds
More than four in 10 women in 51  countries surveyed, feel they have no choice but to agree to their partner’s sexual demands, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, said on Wednesday, noting that they are also unable to make basic decisions about getting pregnant and accessing health care for themselves.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liberia: UAE Provides U.S.$1m to Fight Maternal, Infant Mortality
[Observer] Members of the UAE Delegation posed with some of the Gov't officials and Mercy Corps staffs at the launch project in Monrovia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Could Metformin Before Conception Be the Answer in PCOS? Could Metformin Before Conception Be the Answer in PCOS?
Metformin ups likelihood of full-term births, reduces late miscarriages in women with PCOS, but doesn't impact gestational diabetes. Study also hints giving drug pre-pregnancy could be beneficial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Herbals in Pregnancy May Endanger Mom, Baby
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- During pregnancy, even harmless-sounding " natural " supplements should be avoided, a new research review suggests. The review of 74 published studies found that a handful linked certain herbal products to increased risks... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Review Links Adverse Events to Use of Herbal Meds in Pregnancy
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- The use of herbal medicinal products during pregnancy and the postnatal period is associated with increased risk of adverse events, according to a review published online April 9 in Obstetrics& Gynecology. Yolanda... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Living Near Major Roads Can Slow Kids' Development: Study
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- Living near a major road may significantly increase a young child's risk of developmental delays, a new study claims. It also found that children whose mothers were exposed during pregnancy to high levels of specific... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa - Infant Mortality Reduction Boasts Life Expectancy
[Cameroon Tribune] A report published by the World Health Organisation on April 7, 2019 says life expectancy has increased by five years since 2000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Doctor Halts Operation After Water Cutoff
[Monitor] Kampala -A surgeon attached to Princess Diana Health Centre IV in Soroti Municipality abandoned a caesarean operation on a pregnant mother midway after officials from National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) allegedly disconnected water in the theatre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: #MaternalNegligenceKE - Doctors' Union Attacks Woman Who Revealed Mistreatment During Labour
[Nairobi News] The giant doctors' union has poked holes into the story of a Kenya woman who claimed she was mistreated by doctors and nurses when she went to give birth at an unidentified hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Trial Shows How Universal Home Visits Can Help Reduce Maternal Risks
[The Conversation Africa] Nigerian women are at high risk of death related to pregnancy and child birth. Accurate figures are hard to come by, but the World Health Organisation estimates there are more than 800 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births in Nigeria. That's about 100 times higher than rates in Canada or the United Kingdom. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Clinical Answers
Readable, clinically-focused, actionable answers to inform point-of-care decision-making for health professionals.  Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically-focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane Reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform point-of-care decision-making. Each CCA contains a clinical question, a short answer, and data for the outcomes from the Cochrane Review deemed most relevant to practising healthcare professionals. The evidence is displayed in a user-friendly tabulated format that includes narratives, data, and links to graphics.CCAs a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Benzodiazepines Linked to Risk for Spontaneous Abortion Benzodiazepines Linked to Risk for Spontaneous Abortion
Women who initiate benzodiazepines during pregnancy to treat anxiety may face an increased risk for spontaneous abortion, particularly at higher doses of the drugs, results of a large study suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Pregnant women who use marijuana for morning sickness affects part of baby's brain linked to memory
A new study from Auburn University found babies born to women who used moderate-to-heavy levels of cannabis during pregnancy had reduced nerve connections in the hippocampus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TSH and Pregnancy: Finding Your Way Out of the Gray Zone TSH and Pregnancy: Finding Your Way Out of the Gray Zone
Which patients with subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnancy would benefit from levothyroxine treatment? Dr Korevaar shares three tips to help guide the decision-making process.Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Kids living near major roads at higher risk of developmental delays, NIH study suggests
Previous studies have linked exposure to common air pollutants in pregnancy to low birthweight, preterm birth and stillbirth. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 9, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news