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2010-07-12 16:12:00

WASHINGTON, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Family Research Council today released a new report that refutes claims made recently by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' (RCOG) that a fetus is not able to feel pain before 24 weeks of development.

2010-07-12 12:42:18

There is an increased risk of recurring gestational diabetes in pregnant women who developed gestational diabetes during their first and second pregnancies.

2010-06-16 21:47:01

It's long been known that alcohol use in pregnancy can lead to children with mental retardation and birth defects, but researchers who study fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) have not made definitive progress on preventing the disorder, detecting it early, or effectively treating it.

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2010-05-21 06:30:00

A new study finds that pregnant women who down six coffee cups' worth of caffeine every day may have smaller babies than those that consume less caffeine.

2010-04-29 19:42:00

LOS ANGELES, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 200 infants and toddlers will converge at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center on Saturday, May 15 at a special event celebrating their lives and reuniting them and their parents with others who share similar experiences. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100429/LA96492) The common thread these children share is that they--as fetuses--received minimally invasive fetal surgery to treat adverse conditions that would otherwise have resulted...

2010-04-29 14:00:00

CHICAGO, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most preventable causes of mental retardation and birth defects is the avoidance of alcohol during pregnancy. However, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) still costs approximately $6 billion annually throughout the United Sates.

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2010-04-15 07:37:24

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that epigenetic marks on human placentas change from the first trimester of pregnancy to the third, a discovery that may allow clinicians to prevent complications in pregnancy.

2010-04-06 07:29:41

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) refers to a range of negative developmental outcomes that result from maternal drinking during pregnancy.

2010-03-26 06:22:00

ATLANTA, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Health, LLC, a leader in personal health support solutions (a division of Inverness Medical Innovations NYSE: IMA), today announced a partnership between the Alere® Women's & Children's Health Division (WCH) and UK-based Monica Healthcare Ltd, developers of a groundbreaking wireless, wearable fetal-maternal monitor.

2010-03-16 11:23:22

Babies born to mothers with obesity and exposed to passive smoking are more likely to have health problems than others.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.