Government must restore £1bn cuts to public health
Think tanks call for U-turn on public health spending cuts Related items fromOnMedica Unprotected sex among British teens – soars Concerns over UK young adults ’ readiness for first sex Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Maternity care better in some respects – but still many problems Preventing cervical cancer: how a screening switch and HPV vaccination should cut cancer rates (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Missouri election head rejects petition for vote on abortion
Missouri's top election official has rejected a third petition for a public vote on a new law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pregnancy, Lactation, and Reproductive Potential: Labeling for Human Prescription Drug and Biological Products-Content and Format
Labeling (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 11, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Fighting for girls ’ right to say no to child marriage in South Sudan
JUBA, South Sudan– When Poni Helen found out she was pregnant at 16, she was confused and had no idea where the situation would lead. She only had one thing in mind and she was certain of it – she wanted to continue her studies.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

Red blood cell donor pregnancy history not linked to higher mortality in transfusion recipients
A study of more than 1 million transfusion recipients does not suggest a change in red blood cell donation practices. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 11, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Blood From Previously Pregnant Women Is Safe for Donation: Study
TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 -- Red blood cell donations from women who have been pregnant won't cause fatal reactions in patients who get the blood, a new study finds. Earlier studies have suggested that women who have been pregnant shouldn't give blood,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: How to Have a Heart-Healthy Pregnancy Before You Even Conceive
TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Taking good care of your health, especially your heart, is important during pregnancy. But preconception care – the care you get before becoming pregnant – can be just as critical for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Women caught in a pickle by their own immune systems
(Arizona State University) A team of scientists at Arizona State University is presenting a new hypothesis to explain why there are differences between women and men when it comes to human diseases. Called 'The Pregnancy Compensation Hypothesis,' the theory sets the stage for novel research avenues focused specifically on treating autoimmune diseases and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

USPSTF recommendation on screening for HIV infection
(JAMA Network) The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for HIV infection in adolescents and adults ages 15 to 65; in those younger or older at increased risk of infection; and in all pregnant people. The USPSTF routinely makes recommendations about the effectiveness of preventive care services and this statement is an update of its 2013 recommendation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Judge Rules That Missouri ’s Last Abortion Clinic Must Remain Open for Now
A judge granted Planned Parenthood of St. Louis a preliminary injunction on Monday, allowing Missouri’s only abortion clinic to remain open for the time being. The ruling, hailed as a victory by abortion rights advocates, is not the final word on the dispute over Planned Parenthood’s license in the state. Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer ordered the state Department of Health and Senior Services to decide by June 21 whether to renew Planned Parenthood’s license. “This is a clear victory for people across Missouri — but the threat is far from over,” Dr. Leana Wen, president of Planned Paren...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme and Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized Abortion Ban Missouri onetime Source Type: news

Microbiome influences risk of preterm birth
Researchers found that the vaginal microbiome changes substantially during pregnancy. Patterns of changes early in pregnancy may help identify women at high risk for preterm birth. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women Who Are Denied Abortions May Face Long-Lasting Health Problems, Study Says
When a woman is denied access to an abortion, research has shown that she may face threats to her mental or financial well-being. A new study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests her physical health may suffer, too. “There’s a good deal of research that shows, in the short term, having an abortion is much safer than childbirth, but there isn’t much research over the long-term,” says study co-author Lauren Ralph, an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. “Our study demonstrates that having an abo...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized abortion embargoed study onetime Research Source Type: news

A study protocol of mobile phone app-based cognitive behaviour training for the prevention of postpartum depression among high-risk mothers - Sun M, Tang S, Chen J, Li Y, Bai W, Plummer V, Lam L, Qin C, Cross WM.
BACKGROUND: The changes in China's family planning policy in recent years have led to changes in the age structure of pregnant women, and the prevalence of postpartum depression (PPD) is also on the rise. Cognitive Behaviour Training (CBT) as an effective ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Sexual violence as a predictor of unintended pregnancy among married young women: evidence from the 2016 Nepal demographic and health survey - Acharya K, Paudel YR, Silwal P.
BACKGROUND: Sexual violence in marital relationship is higher among women married at young age. Although sexual violence has been found to increase risk for unintended pregnancy, there is a limited published data from Nepal linking sexual violence with uni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence, negative attitudes toward pregnancy, and mother-to-fetus bonding failure among Japanese pregnant women - Kita S, Umeshita K, Tobe H, Hayashi M, Kamibeppu K.
We examined the associations between intimate partner violence (IPV) before and during pregnancy, negative attitudes toward pregnancy, and mother-to-fetus bonding. Participants were 636 pregnant women in the third trimester, who completed the Mother-to-Inf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Drinking alcohol blocks blood vessel growth in the placenta - even at conception  
Although some organizations reassure women a drink before they know they're pregnant is unlikely to harm their baby, a new University of Oxford study suggests it may cut birth weight by 17 percent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy May Up Risk for Obesity in Offspring
MONDAY, June 10, 2019 -- Pregnancy hyperglycemia at levels below the threshold for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and maternal obesity are associated with childhood obesity, according to a study recently published in PLOS ONE. Samantha F.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Man Beat Wife for Falling Pregnant Without Approval, Court Told
[New Zimbabwe] A 42-year-old Gutu man went berserk recently and assaulted his wife for falling pregnant without his approval, a local court has heard. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Man Bashes Wife for Falling Pregnant Without His Approval
[New Zimbabwe] A 42-year-old Gutu man went berserk recently and assaulted his wife for falling pregnant without his approval, a local court has heard. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

BU finds iron may not improve fertility
(Boston University School of Medicine) A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers finds that there is no consistent association between consuming iron and becoming pregnant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do magazines exaggerate fertility at advanced reproductive age?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study has shown that popular magazines commonly feature older pregnant celebrities on their covers with no mention of the risks of advanced maternal age pregnancy or the advanced reproductive technologies and methods needed to achieve these pregnancies. By downplaying fertility decline with advancing age, these magazines likely contribute to women's belief that they can safely put off pregnancy until later ages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study illustrates gaps in knowledge and lack of support for girls during puberty
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A study examined girls' transitions through puberty in Madagascar and ways in which menstruation influences their educational experiences and future sexual and reproductive health. Findings revealed gaps in the girls' knowledge and an absence of support during puberty. Until this study little had been known about girls' experiences of puberty in Madagascar, which has among the highest rates of adolescent pregnancy compared with those in other parts of Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Seatbelt use in females of childbearing age at an urban safety-net Level 1 Trauma Center - Scantling D, Schmidt A, Swaszek L, Saif A, Jankowski M.
BACKGROUND: Safety restraint system (SRS) use is known to improve maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnant women. Factors associated with seatbelt use in females of childbearing age are largely unstudied despite global public health endeavors to increase us... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Multicountry analysis of pregnancy termination and intimate partner violence in Latin America using demographic and health survey data - Khan SF, Dongarwar D, Aliyu MH, Salihu HM.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between intimate partner violence (IPV) and pregnancy termination in Latin America. METHODS: Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data we analyzed for Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Peru, and Guatema... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Missouri health officials seek answers on abortion clinic
Missouri health officials say they're still seeking answers from the state's only abortion clinic about why patients were unaware that they remained pregnant after what the officials described as "failed surgical abortions" (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

One-Of-A-Kind Lyme Disease Program At Spaulding In High Demand
BOSTON (CBS) — Looking back at baby pictures reminds Brandi Dean of a terrifying scare during her second pregnancy. It turns out the Wellesley mom had Lyme disease. “All of a sudden, the right side of my body was completely numb. My heart was racing. I was disoriented and I said, ‘I think you need to take me to the hospital,’” she remembered. After the standard antibiotic treatment, Dean still didn’t feel right. “I’d gone to 12 different specialists and they all had diagnosed me with anxiety.” She had what the Centers for Disease Control calls Post-Treatment Lyme Syndro...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall LYME DISEASE spaulding hospital Source Type: news

The risk factors of antenatal depression: a cross-sectional survey - Chen J, Cross WM, Plummer V, Lam L, Sun M, Qin C, Siyuan T.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of depression in the third trimester of pregnancy and identify the related demographic risk factors. BACKGROUND: Antenatal depression as a disabling and treatable disease has a wide-ranging impact ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Psychosocial distress among women following a natural disaster in a low- to middle-income country: "healthy mothers, healthy communities" study in Vanuatu - Pomer A, Buffa G, Ayoub MB, Taleo F, Sizemore JH, Tokon A, Chan CW, Kaneko A, Obed J, Iaruel J, Taleo G, Tarivonda L, Dancause KN.
Natural disasters have major consequences for mental health in low- and middle-income countries. Symptoms are often more pronounced among women. We analyzed patterns and predictors of distress among pregnant and non-pregnant women 3-4 and 15-16  months aft... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Utilizing the PEN-3 model to identify socio-cultural factors affecting intimate partner violence against pregnant women in Suburban Hamadan - Moeini B, Rezapur-Shahkolai F, Jahanfar S, Naghdi A, Karami M, Ezzati-Rastegar K.
Intimate partner violence occurs in all settings. In this paper the authors describe socio-cultural factors affecting intimate partner violence against pregnant women in suburban Hamadan. The PEN-3 model was utilized by semi-structured interviews with 18 p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

There Are No Abortion Providers in Guam — the Governor Wants That to Change
(HONOLULU) — Lourdes Leon Guerrero vigorously defended abortion rights as she campaigned to become the first female governor of Guam. She won, but now no doctors are willing to perform the procedure she fought so hard to defend. The last abortion provider in the heavily Catholic U.S. territory retired in May 2018. That’s forcing women seeking to end their pregnancies to fly thousands of miles from the remote Pacific island — a costly and sometimes prohibitive step. “I truly believe that women should have control of their bodies,” Gov. Guerrero, a former nurse, told The Associated Press in a ph...
Source: TIME: Health - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CALEB JONES / AP Tags: Uncategorized abortion Guam onetime Source Type: news

Mothers in the US Are Dying: What Are We Doing to Save Them?
By Juan Pablo SeguraWASHINGTON DC, Jun 7 2019 (IPS) The maternal mortality rate in the United States is the highest of any developed country – and the rate is rising. The US is currently the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world. Few to none of these maternal deaths are due to medical mismanagement. Instead, problems of access, care coordination, and inequities in health care resources and social services are at the heart of maternal death rates. Minority women, particularly those facing socioeconomic challenges, are the primary victims behind these statistics — nationally, African America...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Juan Pablo Segura Tags: Development & Aid Gender Headlines Health Human Rights North America Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Police Find Newborn Baby Abducted From Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
[News24Wire] Gauteng police have found the newborn baby girl who was abducted by a woman at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto on Thursday afternoon. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Abortion advocates claim "medical" reasons for abortion include the mother changing her mind about pregnancy
(Natural News) One of the oft-repeated arguments by pro-deathers in favor of legalized abortion contends that women sometimes need to murder their unborn children for “medical” reasons, and that we shouldn’t deprive them of this “right.” But as admitted by Death Cult Disciple Leah Torres, the word “medical” can mean pretty much anything in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about rib pain during pregnancy
Pain around the ribs is a common complaint during pregnancy. In this article, we look at the possible causes of rib pain during pregnancy and provide tips for relieving pain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Missouri secretary of state blocks 'heartbeat' abortion law referendum
A move to authorize a referendum over Missouri's recently enacted ban on abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy hit a roadblock on Thursday when the secretary of state rejected petitions filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri and others to get the issue to the ballot. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eating a high-fiber diet during pregnancy may cut the risk of celiac disease for the baby
For every extra 10g of fiber a in a pregnant woman's diet, her developing baby's risks of celiac disease may be reduced by eight percent, new research from SPINK Health in Norway suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor-Approved Tips to Fight Pregnancy Back Pain
From 50% to 70% of women have back pain at some point in their pregnancy. You can ease the ache with these simple tips. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The two groups that reach the peak of human endurance
In pushing the boundaries of human endurance, extreme athletes and pregnant women are unmatched, a new study says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The two groups that reach the peak of human endurance? Extreme athletes and pregnant women
In pushing the boundaries of human endurance, extreme athletes and pregnant women are unmatched, a new study says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Domestic violence and perinatal outcomes - a prospective cohort study from Nepal - Pun KD, Rishal P, Darj E, Infanti JJ, Shrestha S, Lukasse M, Schei B.
BACKGROUND: Domestic violence is one of the most common forms of violence against women. Domestic violence during pregnancy is associated with adverse perinatal and maternal outcomes. We aimed to assess whether domestic violence was associated with mode of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Kenya: Hospital Management in a Spot After Woman Dies During CS
[Nairobi News] The management of Longisa County Referral hospital in Bomet County is in a spot over the death of a woman three days after undergoing a surgical operation during delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Exeltis USA, Inc. Announces the Approval of Slynd (drospirenone), the First and Only Progestin-Only Pill Providing Pregnancy Prevention with a 24/4 Dosing Regimen and 24-hour Missed Pill Window
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., June 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Exeltis USA, Inc. a division of the global pharmaceutical group Insud Pharma, announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the new drug application (NDA) for Slynd... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 6, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Butt pain during pregnancy: Everything you need to know
Feeling pain in the buttocks is common during pregnancy. Often, it is due to extra pressure from the growing uterus, which can cause sciatica or hemorrhoids. Here, learn about these and other sources of butt pain during pregnancy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: Do you know the early symptoms of pregnancy?
Could you be pregnant? The proof is in the pregnancy test. But even before you miss a period, you might suspect -- or hope -- that you're pregnant. Know the first signs of pregnancy and why they occur. Classic pregnancy signs and symptoms The most common early signs and symptoms of pregnancy might include: Missed [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 6, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

First-time mom, 26, dies in emergency surgery after delivering twins
Sara Sewald, 26, of Colorado, was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, the same pregnancy-related blood pressure disorder that Beyoncé survived while pregnant with twins Sir and Rumi. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Dietary Supplement Ingredient Linked To Miscarriages
BOSTON (CBS) – The FDA is warning consumers, especially women of childbearing age, about an ingredient found in some dietary supplements. It’s called vinpocetine, but is sometimes referred to as vinca minor extract, lesser periwinkle extract, or common periwinkle extract. It’s often found in supplements that claim to enhance memory, increase energy or support weight loss. Scientists say this ingredient can increase the risk of miscarriage or impair fetal development in pregnant animals, and they worry the same could be true for pregnant women. So, the FDA is advising pregnant women or women who could beco...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News FDA Miscarriage Pregnancy Supplements Source Type: news

What Does It Mean To Lose A Pregnancy?
Some estimates say up to one in four women will have a miscarriage during their lives.(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Explain Kilifi Teen Pregnancy Figures, MP Tells NGOs
[Nation] Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) tackling gender-based violence in Kilifi County have been asked to explain how they determined that the county recorded 17,000 teenage pregnancies last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pregnancy hormone may relieve joint pain
Relaxin, which loosens pregnant women's joints, injected into painful and stiff joints may provide pain relief and restore movement, according to an animal study published inPNAS.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 5, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Research reveals a natural pregnancy hormone could relax a locked-up joint
(Boston University) Researchers at Boston University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center discover surprising step toward melting away 'frozen shoulder.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news