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2014-04-23 09:47:27

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network have identified a link between stillbirth and either restricted or excessive fetal growth. Findings from the study are online in the April 22 issue of PLOS Medicine. Using a new approach developed by the network to estimate gestational age in stillborn babies, Dr. Radek Bukowski, lead researcher and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UTMB, and his colleagues evaluated 663...

2014-04-23 09:28:47

When several factors are accounted for, stillbirth may be associated with both severely restricted and excessive fetal growth, according to a study by US researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Radek Bukowski and colleagues from the NICHD Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network investigated the fetal growth abnormalities associated with stillbirth using a new approach developed by the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network to estimate gestational age. Using this...

2014-04-22 12:21:49

Majority of Millennials would consider moving for better transit options, aspire to be less reliant on a car to get around NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A large majority of Millennials want access to better transit options and the ability to be less reliant on a car, according to a new survey of Millennials in 10 major U.S. cities, released today by The Rockefeller Foundation and Transportation for America. More than half (54%) of Millennials surveyed say they would consider...

2014-04-21 23:07:34

During National Infertility Awareness Week®, April 20-26, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association launches updated scorecard highlighting state-by-state disparities in access to support resources and fertility treatment. McLean, VA (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 During National Infertility Awareness Week, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, in partnership with EMD Serono, is launching an updated index to measure and grade states’ “fertility friendliness,” called The...

2014-04-21 08:21:37

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A devastating oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara inspired Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson to create the first Earth Day in 1970. Twenty million Americans participated as Nelson and conservationists across the country noted that "every environmental problem is a population problem." Since that first Earth Day, the U.S. population has soared from 203 million to 318 million, due mostly to immigration. Today, a Santa...

2014-04-18 23:00:51

Eileen Crimmins, PhD, presents data at Western University of Health Sciences event showing that life expectancy is relatively low and declining compared to the world's other wealthy nations. Pomona, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Life expectancy in the United States, once firmly in the middle of the pack compared to most of the other major developed nations in the world, is relatively low and declining, a nationally recognized gerontology expert told Western University of Health Sciences...

2014-04-16 23:03:21

Nearly 100% of California’s Population Growth Due to Mass Immigration and Births to Immigrants Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) launched TV ads today across California leading up to Tuesday’s Earth Day celebration. The ads are running in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco on multiple TV networks in each market and will continue through April 22nd, Earth Day. The TV ads feature a child asking the audience: “If...

2014-04-16 10:09:13

Higher maternal body mass index (BMI) before or in early pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of fetal death, stillbirth, and infant death, with women who are severely obese having the greatest risk of these outcomes from their pregnancy, according to a study in the April 16 issue of JAMA. Worldwide, approximately 2.7 million stillbirths occurred in 2008. In addition, an estimated 3.6 million neonatal deaths (death following live birth of an infant but before age 28 days) occur...

2014-04-14 23:04:35

Health and Wellness Expert, Author and Entrepreneur to Produce Educational and Inspiring Documentary Once Project Funding Goal is Reached Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Entrepreneur and philanthropist Alina Reyzelman announces plans to produce “Sunshine Baby,” a documentary focusing on helping families understand the truth about healthy pregnancies as they prepare for their newborn. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the United States spends $98 billion...

2014-04-10 08:30:39

OSSINING, N.Y., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 1, primate researchers from the University of Wisconsin published a paper(1), affirming that caloric restriction (CR) without malnutrition significantly improves age-related and all-cause survival in rhesus monkeys. The researchers point out that their data contrasts with findings in the widely reported 2012 National Institutes of Aging study, where CR was not seen to show a significant survival benefit. However, they emphasize an...