Latest Fetus Stories

2009-10-16 13:12:24

Irish researchers say that fetal kick charts, used to determine if a pregnancy is progressing well, are inaccurate and should be discontinued.

2009-10-12 09:58:45

A new study from the medical university Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm shows that children born with low birth weight are at a higher risk of developing asthma later in life.

2009-09-28 10:05:00

*Immediate Media Interview Availability* WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, the nation's leading preventable cause of mental retardation, will be front and center when the Supreme Court opens its new term this week.

2009-09-24 07:19:21

Exposure to tetrachloroethylene (also known as perchlorethylene, PCE) may cause congenital birth defects.

2009-09-21 07:07:45

A common biological molecule is central to placental growth and could hold the key to mitigating growth restriction of babies in the womb.

2009-09-17 14:15:49

Canadian scientists say they've discovered a specific protein plays a critical role in regulating intrauterine growth and lung maturation. University of Montreal researchers, led by Professor Sylvain Meloche, say their findings show the loss of protein kinase Erk3 in mice leads to fetal growth restriction and early neonatal lethality caused by respiratory distress. The scientists said respiratory distress syndrome is a serious complication in premature and intrauterine growth-restricted...

2009-09-16 14:40:41

The protein kinase Erk3 plays a critical role in intrauterine growth and lung maturation.

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.

2009-08-28 10:02:19

A new type of fetal heart monitor could save the lives of unborn infants in complicated pregnancies, according to a study published in the International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation.

2009-08-21 16:21:58

A British doctor warns mothers-to-be not to use personal monitoring devices because they may lead to a false sense of security and delay medical action. Dr.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).