Prevalence and factors associated with intimate partner violence among postpartum women attending government primary health care clinics in Malaysia - Chan YY, Rosman A, Ahmad NA, Mohamad Kasim N, Abd Razak MA, Omar M, Abdul Aziz FA, Awaluddin SM, Yusof M, Jamaluddin R, Ab Wahab NA, Rosli NH.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is an important gender-based, social, and public health problem that affects women worldwide, including women who are pregnant or have recently given birth. Studies have shown that violence against women often increases duri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

New guidance on when to give birth if waters break early
Pregnant women whose waters break early from 24 weeks, but do not go into labour, should be offered the choice to continue with the pregnancy until 37 weeks, according to new guidelines. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

How endometriosis interferes with pregnancy and disrupts women's lives
The disease impacts an estimated ten percent of women during their reproductive years (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Updated European Consensus Guidelines on Respiratory Distress Syndrome in preterm babies cites 39 Cochrane Reviews
Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a breathing disorder caused by immature lungs that affects preterm babies, particularly those born more than 6 weeks before their due date. RDS is a one of the most significant causes of sickness and death for preterm babies.The European Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Respiratory Distress Syndrome have just been updated by a European panel of experienced neonatologists and a perinatal obstetrician, and have been endorsed by the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR). The guidelines are underpinned by evidence from 39 Cochrane Reviews: 32 from Cochrane Neonatal and ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Featured Review: Nutritional interventions for preventing stunting in children living in urban slums
UN‐Habitat estimates that there are at least one billion people living in urban slums, that is, places in cities without adequate access to health care, clean water, and sanitation.One consequence of an inadequate diet is growth stunting, that is, very short stature for age. Stunting is associated with greater susceptibility to infection, cognitive (memory and thinking skills) and behavioral problems, and lower adult work performance and earnings.  Nutritional interventions to improve infant and young children's growth have not been comprehensively or systematically assessed within urban slums.This Cochrane review i...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Ghana: BECE Candidate Gives Birth Before Last Exams
[Ghanaian Times] ONE of the five pregnant BECE candidates at the District Assembly Basic School Centre at Ve-Golokuati in the Afadzato South District of the Volta Region went into labour while writing the last paper on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 19, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Pregnant and obese: The clinic trying to help
A new clinic in Edinburgh is providing specialist care for overweight women and their unborn babies. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find potential way to prevent most common pregnancy-related conditions
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) A new finding from University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers, published in the June issue of the journal Endocrinology, could have important implications for developing novel treatments to prevent placental abnormalities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Children born to mothers who took Valproate products while pregnant may have impaired cognitive development
On 6/30/2011 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed the public that children born to mothers who take the anti-seizure medication valproate sodium or related products (valproic acid and divalproex sodium) during pregnancy have an increased risk of lower cognitive test scores than children exposed to other anti-seizure medications during pregnancy. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: New warnings against use of terbutaline to treat preterm labor
[02-17-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public that injectable terbutaline should not be used in pregnant women for prevention or prolonged treatment (beyond 48-72 hours) of preterm labor in either the hospital or outpatient setting because of the potential for serious maternal heart problems and death. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA to review study examining use of oral fluconazole (Diflucan) in pregnancy
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is evaluating the results of a Danish study1 that concludes there is a possible increased risk of miscarriage with the use of oral fluconazole (Diflucan) for yeast infections. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Antipsychotic drug labels updated on use during pregnancy and risk of abnormal muscle movements and withdrawal symptoms in newborns
[2-22-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare professionals that it has updated the Pregnancy section of drug labels for the entire class of antipsychotic drugs. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA review results in new warnings about using general anesthetics and sedation drugs in young children and pregnant women
Repeated or lengthy use of general anesthetic and sedation drugs in children younger than 3 years or in pregnant women during their third trimester may affect children's developing brains, especially for surgeries longer than 3 hours or if multiple procedures are required. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 19, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Marijuana use doubles in US pregnant women to 1 in 14
Government research shows pot use is most common during the first trimester. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Study: More Pregnant Women Using Pot, Despite Risks
The percentage of women in the study who reported "daily or near daily" cannabis use during pregnancy more than tripled -- from 0.9% of respondents in 2002 to 3.4% by 2017. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis Use During Pregnancy Rising, but Likely Unsafe Cannabis Use During Pregnancy Rising, but Likely Unsafe
Although prenatal cannabis use was linked to risk of several poor perinatal and neonatal outcomes, the findings must be considered alongside the values brought to their interpretation, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

New Statement on'Time in Range' Targets for CGM Use in Diabetes New Statement on'Time in Range' Targets for CGM Use in Diabetes
Guidelines address CGM goals for type 1 and type 2 diabetes, older/high-risk patients, and pregnant women with diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - June 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

More Women Using Pot During Pregnancy, Despite Potential Harms to Baby
TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 -- As laws around marijuana relax nationwide and the drug becomes more popular, American women are increasingly using pot during pregnancy, a new study finds. The study was based on data from more than 467,000 women collected... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Babies should NOT be delivered before 37 weeks even if their mothers' waters break
The UK's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is calling on doctors not to always induce pregnant women if they do not go into labour despite their waters breaking at just 34 weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First-time mother from Manchester develops sepsis from a C-section
Charlotte Parkins, 31, from Manchester, was 38 weeks pregnant when she had the operation to deliver son Freddie in January. She thought she was on the brink of death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk for Stroke in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period Risk for Stroke in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
Dr Mark Alberts discusses recent results from a study presented at the AAN 2019 Annual Meeting evaluating the risk for stroke during pregnancy and in the postpartum period.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 18, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Guidance Highlights Dangers of Measles in Pregnancy Guidance Highlights Dangers of Measles in Pregnancy
A revised consensus statement and a new practice advisory provide guidance for clinicians caring for pregnant and reproductive-aged women who are at high risk of developing measles.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

When You ’re Told You’re Too Fat to Get Pregnant
Does it make sense, medically or ethically, when fertility clinics refuse to treat prospective mothers they consider too large? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Virginia Sole-Smith Tags: In Vitro Fertilization Weight Infertility Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Obesity Fertility Drugs Source Type: news

CGM During Type 1 Diabetes Pregnancy Makes Substantial Cost Savings Over Fingerprick Testing CGM During Type 1 Diabetes Pregnancy Makes Substantial Cost Savings Over Fingerprick Testing
Care of pregnant mothers with type 1 diabetes and their newborns costs significantly less with use of continuous glucose monitoring than with conventional fingerprick testing, UK researchers said.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Kenya: Protests After Woman Bleeds to Death While Giving Birth At Ruai Family Hospital
[Nairobi News] Residents in Tala, Machakos County on Sunday held demonstrations after a woman died while delivering a baby at Ruai Family Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 18, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

From Climate Change ’s Effects in Pregnancy to Gestational Marijuana...
MotherToBaby, Teratology Society, DNTS Come Together June 22 – 25 in San Diego and Host Facebook Live Event for the Public(PRWeb June 18, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/from_climate_changes_effects_in_pregnancy_to_gestational_marijuana_use_top_scientists_present_latest_research/prweb16384695.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Babies should NOT be delivered before 34 weeks even if their mothers' waters break
The UK's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is calling on doctors not to always induce pregnant women if they do not go into labour despite their waters breaking at just 34 weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds increased cannabis use during pregnancy
Cannabis use more than doubled among pregnant women in the United States during the period 2002-2017, according to data collected from 467,100 women aged 12-44 who participated in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). After adjusting for age, race/ethnicity, and family income, past-... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - June 18, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Your Facebook Profile Can Indicate If You Have A Medical Condition, Study Finds
(CNN) — Your social media could reveal a lot more about you than you think. Say, for example, whether you have a medical condition. In a new study, researchers were able to predict 21 types of medical conditions — ranging from pregnancy to skin disorders — by analyzing people’s Facebook profiles. Facebook status updates were “particularly effective at predicting diabetes and mental health conditions including anxiety, depression and psychoses,” the study found. The study will be published June 19 in PLOS One, a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published since 2006 “Peop...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat CNN Facebook Source Type: news

Invitae Takes a Deeper Dive into NIPS with New M & amp;A Target
Invitae’s latest acquisition is set to firmly entrench the genetics company in the non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS). The San Francisco-based company said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Singular Bio for $55 million. Singular Bio specializes in developing single molecule detection technology that enables lower costs and expanded use of high-quality, cell-free, nucleic acid analysis, initially for application in NIPS. The acquisition is expected to close in the coming weeks, subject to customary closing conditions. Invitae noted the transaction will be cash neutral at close and has already...
Source: MDDI - June 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

A matched cohort study of the association between childhood sexual abuse and teenage pregnancy - Fortin-Langelier E, Daigneault I, Achim J, V ézina-Gagnon P, Guérin V, Frappier JY.
PURPOSE: This matched cohort study aims to determine whether teenagers with a history of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) are at greater risk of consulting for a pregnancy and related complications than teenagers from the general population. It also aims to co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"Having a child meant I had a real life": reproductive coercion and childbearing motivations among young black men living in Baaltimore - Alexander KA, Arrington Sanders R, Grace KT, Thorpe RJ, Doro E, Bowleg L.
Despite disproportionate health outcome disparities experienced by Black women, reproductive coercion (RC), a range of behaviors to promote unwanted pregnancy and childbearing motivations among poor young Black men are underexamined in current empirical li... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cancer-sniffing dogs 97% accurate in identifying lung cancer, according to study in JAOA
(American Osteopathic Association) The next step will be to further fractionate the samples based on chemical and physical properties, presenting them back to the dogs until the specific biomarkers for each cancer are identified. The goal is to develop an over-the-counter screening product, similar to a pregnancy test, in terms of cost, simplicity and availability. Dr. Quinn envisions a device that someone can breathe into and see a color change to indicate a positive or negative finding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stem cells reprogrammed into neurons could reveal drugs harmful to pregnancy
(Colorado State University) Soham Chanda, an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has designed a new experimental system that can rapidly assess the pathogenic effects of a drug on a baby's developing brain. His system uses embryonic stem cells reprogrammed into neurons, offering a powerful tool for probing genetic and molecular underpinnings of drug-induced neurodevelopmental disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preventing hepatitis C transmission from mothers to babies
(Joule Inc.) Hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission from mothers to babies could largely be prevented if Canada recommended universal screening for HCV in pregnancy, argues a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Adding Folic Acid to Corn Masa Flour May Prevent Birth Defects
When consumed by women before and during pregnancy, folic acid, a B vitamin, may help prevent neural tube defects (NTDs). (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - June 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Father's Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Kids Father's Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Kids
Children who are exposed to tobacco smoke from their fathers while they're in the womb may be more likely than those who are not to develop asthma by age 6, according to a study of chemical changes to DNA.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

A Healthy Baby Starts With a Healthy Mom
SATURDAY, June 15, 2019 -- Having a healthy baby starts before you get pregnant, Penn State doctors say. Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned, said Dr. Andrew Lutzkanin, a physician in the department of family and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AMA Backs Extending Medicaid to 12 Months After Childbirth AMA Backs Extending Medicaid to 12 Months After Childbirth
Current policy only covers women to 60 days postpartum, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say one in three pregnancy-related deaths occur between a week and 1 full year after birth.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

South Sudan: From 8 to 700 Midwives in 8 Years, South Sudan Is Making Huge Strides in Saving Mothers' Lives, With UNFPA Support
[UNFPA] With only eight midwives and the highest maternal death rate in the world at the time of independence in 2011, South Sudan has since made great strides in ensuring maternal health care is more accessible to women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 14, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring body composition in adulthood: Results from two birth cohort studies
Brazilian study (n=7222) found prevalence of maternal smoking during pregnancy was 35.1% and 32.6%, in 1982 and 1993 cohorts, respectively. Offspring showed higher mean BMI, fat mass index, waist circumference, waist to weight ratio, and lean mass index, whereas height was lower. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prenatal Antiepileptic Rx Exposure Ups Risk for Behavioral Issues
FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 -- There is an increased risk for behavioral problems in children of mothers with epilepsy who take common antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy, according to a study published online June 5 in Epilepsia. Yfke Huber-Mollema,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The association between maternal body mass index and child obesity: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Meta-analysis of 79 studies found maternal pre-pregnancy obesity was significantly linked to child obesity (OR 3.64, 95% CI 2.68 –4.95; n = 88,872), child overweight/obesity combined (2.69, 2.10–3.46; n =181,800), and child overweight (OR 1.80, 1.25–2.59; n = 53,238). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Baby Survives After Being Thrown in Pit Latrine
[Nation] A newborn baby was early Friday morning rescued from a pit latrine at Kware village in Kaptembwa, Nakuru Town West. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 14, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Pregnant Calgary couple 'shocked' after demand for $10K upfront payment to cover delivery costs
A Calgary couple expecting the birth of their first child next month has no idea who will help deliver their baby or even where it will be born. It may not happen in Calgary, where they live, after a local obstetrician requested a $10,000 upfront payment for his services before the couple's first appointment. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Ghana: Religious Groups Attend Sexual, Reproductive Health Confab
[Ghanaian Times] Bolgatanga -Faith- Based Organisations (FBOs) in the Upper East Region have attended a two- day conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and gender based issues, affecting girls in Bolgatanga, the regional capital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 14, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence among pregnant women and postpartum depression in Vietnam: a longitudinal study - Tho Nhi T, H ạnh NTT, Hinh ND, Toan NV, Gammeltoft T, Rasch V, Meyrowitsch DW.
BACKGROUND: Exposure to intimate partner violence during pregnancy is associated with a wide range of adverse reproductive health outcomes. However, detailed knowledge on the association between specific types of exposure to partner violence and postpartum... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rural Mothers, Babies at Risk When Hospitals Cut Obstetric Services
Rural hospital maternity care closures are on the rise, putting rural women of reproductive age at greater risk of pregnancy-related deaths. Low birth volumes, Medicaid reimbursement, and workforce shortages are just some of the reasons behind obstetrics unit closures. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 14, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Overweight men are inhibiting childbirth
(Estonian Research Council) About 15% of couples in fertile age have experienced fertility problems. Men contribute to 50% of the cases when a couple cannot achieve the desired pregnancy. The proportion of overweight men has tripled in parallel with the increase in fertility problems worldwide. The doctoral thesis conducted at the University of Tartu Institute of Clinical Medicine confirmed that central obesity affects fertility parameters negatively. To alleviate their fertility problems, men should pay attention to their lifestyle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Noninvasive prenatal diagnosis for fetal sickle cell disease moves a step closer
(European Society of Human Genetics) Sickle cell disease is a form of anemia that is inherited when both parents are carriers of a mutation in the hemoglobin gene. Currently, it can only be diagnosed in pregnancy by carrying out an invasive test that has a small risk of miscarriage and is therefore sometimes declined by parents. Now, researchers have developed a non-invasive prenatal test for the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news