Valvular Heart Disease
series:Cardiovascular MedicineThis book provides up-to-date and user-friendly guidance on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of heart and vascular disease. Chapters cover a broad range of issues related to valve disease, including rheumatic fever, aortic root dilatation, infective endocarditis, and heart disease in pregnancy. The physical examination of major valve lesions, imaging techniques, and choosing a balance ... (Source: Springer Medicine titles)
Source: Springer Medicine titles - August 31, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: Cardiology Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Youths Call for Better Reproductive Health Services
[UNFPA] Lilongwe, Malawi -On the 14th of August, more than a thousand youths thronged the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) to mark the official launch of ICPD25 - Road to Nairobi with calls for more engagement and better reproductive health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 31, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Doctors tackle CMV deafness virus in children
Eight-year-old Naomi struggles with balance after her mum passed on CMV during pregnancy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valvular Heart Disease
series:Cardiovascular MedicineThis book provides up-to-date and user-friendly guidance on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of heart and vascular disease. Chapters cover a broad range of issues related to valve disease, including rheumatic fever, aortic root dilatation, infective endocarditis, and heart disease in pregnancy. The physical examination of major valve lesions, imaging techniques, and choosing a balance ... (Source: Springer Medicine titles)
Source: Springer Medicine titles - August 31, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: Cardiology Source Type: news

Extreme hypertension in pregnancy tied to kidney disease
(Reuters Health) - Women who develop preeclampsia, a form of dangerously high blood pressure during pregnancy, are 5 times more likely to develop end-stage kidney disease later in life than women who have normal blood pressure during pregnancy, a Swedish study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Marijuana Unsafe During Pregnancy or Adolescence: Surgeon General
The federal government cautions that the drug can affect brain development in both teens and fetuses. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 30, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Infant birth size can be increased with nutrient-rich supplement for women in poor areas
(Natural News) Maternal nutrition during pregnancy is crucial for the survival of both mother and child. Malnutrition increases the risks of gestational anemia, hypertension, miscarriages, premature labor, and even maternal mortality. In the same vein, it can cause low birth weight, stunted growth, and life-long consequences in newborns. Maternal malnutrition is a huge problem in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prior Pregnancies May Affect Your Tummy Tuck
FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 -- The success of your tummy tuck may depend on whether you've borne children, a new study suggests. Pregnancy-related widening and thinning of the belly muscles may reduce the effectiveness of tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Benefits of Strength Training During Pregnancy
FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 -- For most healthy women, exercise during pregnancy is as important as it is at all times of life. It brings benefits such as better overall health, preventing back pain and keeping you regular, which can be a challenge for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exercise in pregnancy may protect obese mothers-to-be and their children from health problems
Obese mice ran on a treadmill before and during pregnancy in a study at the University of Cambridge. Scientists found exercise helped the mice control their blood sugar levels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana Risk in Pregnancy, Youth
Surgeon General Warns of Marijuana Risk in Pregnancy, Youth (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Reproductive Autonomy and Modern Contraceptive Use at Last Sex Among Young Women in Ghana
CONCLUSIONSThe reproductive autonomy construct, and the decision-making subscale in particular, demonstrated relevance for family planning outcomes among young women in Ghana and may have utility in global settings. Future research should explore reproductive autonomy communication and the potential confounding effects of social context. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence before and during pregnancy, and prenatal counseling among women with a recent live birth, United States, 2009-2015 - Kapaya M, Boulet SL, Warner L, Harrison L, Fowler D.
Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a leading cause of injury for reproductive-aged women. Clinical guidelines exist to assist providers in counseling women for IPV, but information o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Surgeon General Warns of Marijuana Risk in Pregnancy, Youth Surgeon General Warns of Marijuana Risk in Pregnancy, Youth
The top US physician said there's increased public acceptance of the drug at a time when it's being sold in more potent forms than in the past."This ain't your mother's marijuana," Jerome Adams said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

‘This Ain’t Your Mother’s Marijuana.’ Federal Health Officials Issue National Warning on Pot
(WASHINGTON) — Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Surgeon General Jerome Adams made the announcement, with Azar calling marijuana “a dangerous drug.” Officials said President Donald Trump has donated $100,000 — one-quarter of his annual government salary — toward a digital campaign to raise awareness of the risks. Trump has forgone his official salary since taking office. The ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR / AP Tags: Uncategorized Marijuana onetime Source Type: news

Organoids Are Not Brains. How Are They Making Brain Waves?
Clusters of living brain cells are teaching scientists about diseases like autism. With a new finding, some experts wonder if these organoids may become too much like the real thing. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: your-feed-science Brain Zika Virus Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Stem Cells Pregnancy and Childbirth Biology and Biochemistry Autism International Space Station Biotechnology and Bioengineering Cell (Journal) University of Ca Source Type: news

'This ain't your mother's marijuana,' surgeon general says
Federal health officials are issuing a national warning against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Surgeon General warns against marijuana use among pregnant women, teens
The surgeon general warned pregnant women and teens today that smoking marijuana can lead to dangerous health outcomes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeon General: Marijuana Bad for Developing Brain
Marijuana use is risky for young people and pregnant women, a U.S. Surgeon General health advisory warns. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Surgeon General Warns of Marijuana's Effect on Developing Brain
THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 -- Marijuana use is risky for young people and pregnant women, a U.S. Surgeon General health advisory warns. The latest research shows that marijuana is particularly harmful to developing brains and can be passed along to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surgeon General Warns Pregnant Women and Teenagers Not to Smoke or Vape Marijuana
Dr. Jerome Adams, the surgeon general, said they may be unaware that modern crops pose greater health risks because of their potency. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 29, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: Marijuana Surgeon General (US) Pregnancy and Childbirth Teenagers and Adolescence Health and Human Services Department Adams, Jerome M (1974- ) Azar, Alex M II your-feed-healthcare your-feed-selfcare Source Type: news

‘A dangerous drug’: Surgeon general warns against marijuana use by pregnant women, youths
The federal government is launching a public awareness campaign discouraging its use among youth and pregnant women — and it's being funded by President Trump, who donated $100,000, or a quarter of his annual salary, to the effort. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

Healthcare professionals' perceptions and concerns towards domestic violence during pregnancy in southern Italy - Procentese F, Di Napoli I, Tuccillo F, Chiurazzi A, Arcidiacono C.
BACKGROUND: Literature on pregnancy highlighted a large number of women abused by their partners, especially among low-income teenagers attending hospital for pregnancy check-ups. Pregnancy represents a key moment for diagnosing domestic violence. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Perinatal depression among mothers in a South African birth cohort study: trajectories from pregnancy to 18 months postpartum - Pellowski JA, Bengtson AM, Barnett W, DiClemente K, Koen N, Zar HJ, Stein DJ.
BACKGROUND: Perinatal depression affects 21-50% of women in South Africa and poses significant health risks to mothers and children. Trajectories of depressive symptoms change over time and have not been well characterized during the perinatal period in lo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Ensuring safe deliveries in a humanitarian crisis in Maguindanao
Maguindanao, Philippines– Suraida Taguy, 30, was nine months pregnant in July, when conflict displaced her and her family from their village in Maguindanao Province in the southern Philippines. When she went into labour, she was rushed from their evacuation centre to a nearby health facility where she safely gave birth t o her sixth child.“Armed conflict is a part of our lives,” Ms. Taguy later told UNFPA.Despite the hardship, she knows things could have been much worse. She previously lost two children during childbirth. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

Any Drinking While Pregnant Ups Miscarriage Odds
Just small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy can increase the risk of miscarriage, researchers warn. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

German study finds trace gadolinium in fast-food drinks
Soft drinks served at fast-food outlets in a half-dozen cities in Germany had...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Gadolinium MRI scans most common early in pregnancy GBCA-enhanced MRI does not influence MS progression Study shines more light on GBCA-related adverse reactions AI model could enable gadolinium-free cardiac MRI Video from ECR 2019: Alexander Radbruch on gadolinium debate (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fertility Intentions and Perspectives on Contraceptive Involvement Among Low ‐Income Men Aged 25 to 55
CONCLUSIONSSome low ‐income adult men were uncertain about their pregnancy desires, and many lacked contraceptive knowledge that would help them avoid unwanted pregnancy. Research is needed to identify the types of programs that could effectively promote men's constructive engagement in preventing pregnancies over th eir reproductive life course. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

The immunological code of pregnancy
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Colucci, F. Tags: Immunology perspective Source Type: news

European countries losing fight against measles
UK one of four countries to lose measles elimination status Related items fromOnMedica Debate over mandatory MMR vaccination Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Swine flu jab in pregnancy safe for children as well as mothers Results from children ’s flu jab pilots ‘encouraging’ Measles outbreaks confirmed in five areas across UK (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lisa Riley health: Emmerdale star’s pregnancy ‘blow’ after dramatic weight loss
LISA RILEY is set to return to Emmerdale as Mandy Dingle in upcoming episodes, and a lot has happened in her years away from the show. As well as losing more than 10 stone in weight, the star revealed a big pregnancy “blow”. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother, 28, reveals how she gave birth to quadruplets after three miscarriages
Dayna Childress, 28, of Springboro, Ohio, became pregnant with her first child Lincoln in 2015 after less than a month of trying. She welcomed Otto, Willow, Simon and Willis on June 29. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National shortage of common contraceptive pills could lead to unplanned pregnancies, experts warn  
Several common contraceptive pills have been difficult to get hold of in the UK. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service said the shortage is 'concerning'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly half of Scottish grant for hard-up families spent on Pregnancy and Baby payment
Between December 2018 and June 2019, this accounted for £6.1 million of the £12.9 million spent so far Related items fromOnMedica UK lagging behind peers on child health Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Maternity care to become more ‘personalised’ Deprived women 60% less likely to have any antenatal care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Special populations: disaster care considerations in chronically ill, pregnant, and morbidly obese patients - Dempsey TM, Lapinsky SC, Melnychuk E, Lapinsky SE, Reed MJ, Niven AS.
Special populations, which include the morbidly obese and patients with chronic, complex medical conditions that require long-term health care services and infrastructure, are at increased risk for morbidity and mortality when these services are disrupted ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Czech hospital says baby girl born to brain-dead mother
A Czech clinic says a baby girl has been born to a brain-dead woman kept on life support for nearly three months to allow her pregnancy to go ahead (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Even a Little Drinking While Pregnant Ups Miscarriage Odds: Study
TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 -- Just small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy can increase the risk of miscarriage, researchers warn. They analyzed 24 studies conducted between 1970 and 2019 that included more than 231,000 pregnant women. They found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

South Africa: 'Completely Understaffed' - DA Pays Oversight Visit to Troubled Mamelodi Hospital
[News24Wire] Following an oversight visit to Mamelodi Hospital in Tshwane, the DA says it is not surprised by recent reports of a woman left with little choice but to give birth standing up, stating the maternity section is completely understaffed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 27, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Obstetric correlates of maternal falls in Southern Nigeria - Awoleke JO, Olofinbiyi BA, Awoleke AO, Omoyajowo AC.
Falls during pregnancy can be associated with serious obstetric complications. Apart from sparse data highlighting traumatic outcomes, there are no studies identifying the obstetric correlates of maternal falls in Nigeria. A cross-sectional cohort survey o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Improving mental health in pregnancy for refugee women: protocol for the implementation and evaluation of a screening program in Melbourne, Australia - Boyle JA, Willey S, Blackmore R, East C, McBride J, Gray K, Melvin G, Fradkin R, Ball N, Highet N, Gibson-Helm M.
BACKGROUND: Identifying mental health disorders in migrant and refugee women during pregnancy provides an opportunity for interventions that may benefit women and their families. Evidence suggests that perinatal mental health disorders impact mother-infant... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Intimate partner abuse among couples during pregnancy and its predictors as reported by pregnant women visiting governmental health care centres in Tabriz, Iran - Bahrami-Vazir E, Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi S, Ghelichkhani F, Mohammadi A, Mirghafourvand M.
This study aimed to compare the rates of IPA by pregnant women towards their husbands (perpetration), and women's experience of IPA from their husbands (victimizatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Drug for treating epilepsies not approved
NICE seeks more evidence before approving cannabidiol Related items fromOnMedica New guidance on valproate use in women MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Tool helps GPs predict risk of epilepsy seizures in pregnancy Epilepsy does not affect chance of pregnancy, or outcomes New evidence on benzodiazepine link to Alzheimer ’s (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Family sues 2 California OBGYNs who sent pregnant woman home with dangerously high blood pressure
Two OBGYNs from Bakeserfield, California, are being sued by the family of Demi Dominguez, who died in April 2019, hours after giving birth to a son, who also died later that day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changes to Rectus Muscles From Pregnancy May Impact Abdominoplasty
MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 -- Pregnancy alters the shape of the rectus abdominis muscle, which may in turn affect abdominoplasty outcomes, according to a study published in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Lindsay E. Janes, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teen Girls May Face 'Reproductive Coercion'
Reproductive coercion is a form of abuse in which a girl or woman is pressured into pregnancy. From a male partner threatening to leave if his female partner refuses to have his baby, to poking holes in condoms before sex, the coercion can take shape in a variety of ways. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 8 Teen Girls Has Faced 'Reproductive Coercion'
Reproductive coercion is a form of abuse in which a girl or woman is pressured into pregnancy. From a male partner threatening to leave if his female partner refuses to have his baby, to poking holes in condoms before sex, the coercion can take shape in a variety of ways. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery Linked to Adverse Perinatal Outcomes Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery Linked to Adverse Perinatal Outcomes
Pregnancy after bariatric surgery is associated with increases in some adverse perinatal outcomes, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fluoridated water: Maternal exposure may affect children's IQs
New research has found an association between mothers' exposure to fluoridated water during pregnancy and their children's IQ scores. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

JAMA study finds that drinking fluoridated water causes brain damage in children
(Natural News) New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found that drinking fluoridated water during pregnancy is a surefire way to induce brain damage and lowered IQ in children. The first study of its kind to evaluate the impacts of water fluoridation at the current “optimal” level of 0.7... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ban on protests outside abortion clinic upheld
Buffer zone set up after allegations women suffered 'intimidation, harassment and stress' Related items fromOnMedica Women complain of 'confusing and contradictory' fertility advice Women ’s health czar needed to lead on radical overhaul Women in England should be allowed to take abortion pills at home Symptoms don ’t reliably predict ovarian cancer Less sunlight in first trimester of pregnancy linked to MS (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news