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2009-09-25 12:02:00

$5 million commitment announced at Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting BALTIMORE, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the Clinton Global Initiative's (CGI) annual meeting today, Jhpiego, an international non-profit health care organization affiliated with John Hopkins University, announced a multi-year, multi-million dollar commitment to reducing maternal deaths by focusing on the second leading killer of mothers in developing countries, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. Over five...

2009-09-06 10:11:34

A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine reveals a key component in the development of preeclampsia in pregnant women, a condition that can result in miscarriage and maternal death. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, appears in the September issue of Endocrinology. In it, researchers focused on identifying the differences in the uteri of pregnant women with and without preeclampsia and how the mother's tissues vary from the immediately...

2009-08-25 12:41:24

A chemical compound found in unpasteurised food has been detected in unusually high levels in the red blood cells of pregnant women with the condition pre-eclampsia.These results are important because they suggest that the compound, 'ergothioneine', is an indicator of pre-eclampsia and may help scientists to understand the cause of the condition, which is currently unknown.Scientists at the University of Leeds took blood samples from a group of thirty-seven pregnant women and compared the red...

2009-08-05 08:11:23

Inducing a pregnancy at 37 weeks, may be healthier for some women and their babies. About six percent of pregnancies are affected by gestational hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, mild preeclampsia, and other hypertensive disorders. A recent HYPITAT study, found women with these disorders should have their labor induced once they reach 37 weeks, in an effort to reduce death in mother or baby. The study looked at 756 pregnant women in The Netherlands. All of the expectant mothers...

2008-12-05 09:00:11

Being exposed to folic acid antagonists during pregnancy may lead to several serious conditions.A new report finds the antagonists are associated with a higher risk of preeclampsia, placental abruption, fetal growth restriction or fetal death.Folic acid antagonists include drugs used to treat several illnesses such as epilepsy, mood disorders, and hypertension. Since about half of pregnancies in industrialized countries are unplanned, there is a risk of being exposed to these medications...

2008-11-06 15:00:28

High blood pressure during pregnancy could be a woman's earliest warning that she is at risk of developing heart disease, Canadian researchers said. Graeme Smith of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, said this type of high blood pressure -- pre-eclampsia -- occurs in 5 percent to 10 percent of all pregnancies. However, most physicians are unaware of the connection between pre-eclampsia and the risk for future cardiovascular problems and fail to follow up with screening tests, Smith...

2008-10-30 15:00:38

A Swedish study suggests women who experience severe gestational hypertension may give birth to boys who are at lower risk for testicular cancer. Medical researchers aren't certain why that occurs, but Dr. Andreas Pettersson of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm said the protective effect of gestational hypertension might be due to the hormones that are released when a placenta malfunctions. "Ironically, a malfunctioning placenta may lower the risk," said Pettersson. "One possible...

2008-10-15 09:00:47

Miraculins Inc. (TSX VENTURE: MOM), a medical diagnostic company focused on developing and commercializing diagnostic tests for unmet clinical needs is pleased to announce that it has executed a license agreement with Mount Sinai Hospital ("MSH") to acquire the rights to commercialize a portfolio of biomarkers for use in developing diagnostic assays for the early detection of preeclampsia, a disease of growing incidence and the leading cause of maternal and prenatal deaths worldwide. A...

2008-09-29 18:00:41

SEATTLE, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Michelle A. Williams, Sc.D., a $2.9 million grant for a five-year research project to examine possible linkages between the serious pregnancy complication known as preeclampsia and migraine. Dr. Williams is a co-founder and co-director of Swedish's Center for Perinatal Studies and one of the world's leading authorities on...

2008-09-24 03:00:05

Protherics PLC Additional "DEEP" study analyses and new mechanistic data presented at major conference London, UK; Brentwood, TN, US; 24 September 2008 - Protherics PLC ("Protherics" or the "Company") the international biopharmaceutical company focused on critical care and cancer, today reports the findings of further analyses of data from its placebo-controlled phase 2b Digibind(R) (GSK) Efficacy Evaluation in Pre-eclampsia ("DEEP") study. These new analyses, together with results from a...


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