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2009-01-15 10:17:48

Rats whose mothers were fed alcohol during pregnancy are more attracted to the smell of liquor during puberty. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Behavioral and Brain Functions have shown that rats exposed during gestation find the smell of alcohol on another rat's breath during adolescence more attractive than animals with no prior fetal exposure.

2009-01-07 14:16:58

Asian immigrants in the United States appear to be using medical technology to guarantee that second or third children will be male, U.S. researchers say. Studies at the University of Texas and Columbia University reached similar conclusions, the San Jose, Calif., Mercury News reported.

2008-12-21 13:43:28

Researchers at the Baylor School of Medicine in Houston say they are making breakthroughs in enhanced DNA testing of unborn fetuses. Dr.

2008-12-19 10:07:47

Hope is on the horizon for premature infants born before their lungs have a chance to fully develop.

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...

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2008-11-12 15:05:00

The March of Dimes said the odds of having a premature baby are lowest in Vermont and highest in Mississippi.

2008-09-16 00:00:30

By Divya A It took a gutsy, 24-week-pregnant Niketa Mehta to prompt our health minister to review the law that prescribes a 20-week limit on abortions.

2008-09-08 12:00:41

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Holli Senior of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, +1-717-787-1783 HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept.

2008-09-03 21:00:20

A study has found that the babies involved in miscarriage had always failed to grow properly in the first few weeks of life.The research, on 292 women, revealed that the crown rump length (CRL) of the foetus was "significantly smaller" in pregnancies that subsequently ended in miscarriage.Dr Faizah Mukri, from the early pregnancy unit at St George's Hospital in London, led the study, published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.Some 70 per cent of babies that were...

2008-08-18 21:00:11

A woman who is planning a pregnancy must think about many factors that can affect her health and her baby. Do things that increase the chances of a beautiful healthy baby. Take a daily prenatal vitamin with folic acid (usually available in quantities from 500 to 1,000 mcg).


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'.