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2010-11-17 13:30:32

The nine-month pregnancy in humans is influenced by the structure of the placenta.

2010-10-26 22:18:11

When prenatal diagnosis detects the severe heart defect hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) in a fetus, a comprehensive prenatal evaluation is important to provide parents an accurate prognosis.

2010-10-26 07:45:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When prenatal diagnosis detects the severe heart defect hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) in a fetus, a comprehensive prenatal evaluation is important to provide parents an accurate prognosis.

2010-10-15 16:43:52

Scientific data continue to indicate that higher intake of alcohol during pregnancy adversely affects the fetus, and could lead to very severe developmental or other problems in the child.

2010-10-04 16:53:50

An increasing number of obese adolescents, particularly females, are undergoing gastric bypass surgery.

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...


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.