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2011-06-22 16:41:17

In one of the first studies to examine the reasons for the rising number of women delivering their babies by cesarean section, Yale School of Medicine researchers found that while half of the increase was attributable to a rise in repeat cesarean delivery in women with a prior cesarean birth, an equal proportion was due to a rise in first time cesarean delivery. Among these deliveries, factors such as slowly progressing labor and fetal heart rate concerns were the largest contributors. The...

2011-05-23 07:26:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows a dietary supplement containing an amino acid and antioxidant vitamins may protect pregnant women from preeclampsia. Preeclampsia affects about 5 percent of women during their first pregnancy. It's a serious condition where moms-to-be experience high blood pressure and other disturbances. Preeclampsia is dangerous for both the mother and the baby. Some believe preeclampsia may be linked to a deficiency in L-arginine -- an amino acid that helps maintain...

2011-05-20 13:05:32

Research: Effect of supplementation during pregnancy with L-arginine and antioxidant vitamins in medical food on pre-eclampsia in high risk population: Randomized controlled trial A dietary supplement containing an amino acid and antioxidant vitamins, given to pregnant women at high risk of pre-eclampsia, can reduce the occurrence of the disease, finds a study published on bmj.com today. Pre-eclampsia is a serious condition where abnormally high blood pressure and other disturbances develop...

2011-05-06 00:00:30

Awareness-building activities are taking place nationwide as Preeclampsia Awareness Month begins. Over half of pregnant woman are not routinely informed about the signs and symptoms of preeclampsia, a life-threatening condition that complicates one in twelve pregnancies. The need for awareness is critical and research has shown that lack of this awareness is devastating. The incidence of infant death is twice as great for women who give birth prematurely, but were not properly educated by...

2011-03-23 03:35:24

Results may lead to test to identify women at risk of this pregnancy-related complication Scientists have discovered genetic defects that appear to predispose women to a common pregnancy-related medical problem called preeclampsia that can threaten the life of both baby and mother. Lead investigator Jane Salmon, M.D., a rheumatologist and senior scientist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, and colleagues uncovered genetic mutations in women with the autoimmune diseases...

2011-03-23 03:34:00

Research opens door to treatment for preeclampsia Scientists have identified genetic errors in women with autoimmune diseases that increase the risk of preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs in 10 percent of all pregnancies. The researchers also found the same mutations in some women with preeclampsia who don't have underlying autoimmune diseases. Their findings provide genetic targets for new treatments and suggest that screening tests could one day identify women...

2011-03-22 23:23:24

Specific genetic mutations in women with autoimmune diseases are associated with preeclampsia"”a common pregnancy-related problem that can threaten the health of both baby and mother. Furthermore, investigation of these specific genetic mutations has revealed an association between similar mutations and preeclampsia in women without any underlying autoimmune disease. These are the findings of a study by Jane Salmon a rheumatologist from Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA, and...

2011-02-15 16:34:32

Practical medical advice that works in the "real world" may more effectively prevent cardiovascular disease in women than recommendations based only on findings in clinical research settings, according to the 2011 update to the American Heart Association's cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines for women. First published in 1999, the guidelines until now have been primarily based on findings observed in clinical research. That alone often doesn't consider the personal and socioeconomic...

2011-02-14 22:03:35

Researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered that the placentas of women who suffer preeclampsia during pregnancy have an overabundance of a gene associated with the regulation of the body's immune system. Their discovery may lead to improved screening and prenatal care for these patients and their babies. Preeclampsia occurs in up to 10 percent of all pregnancies, and is responsible for about 15 percent of pre-term births. The disorder is usually marked by a rapid rise in...

2011-01-24 15:43:02

Women who have become pregnant after egg donation should be categorized as high-risk patients. Why that is the case, and which consequences egg donation may have for women is the subject of a review article by Ulrich Pecks and co-authors from the University Hospital Aachen in the current issue of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl In 2011; 108[3]: 23-31). The authors support their assessment with data from recent publications and with a case series...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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