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2012-10-04 02:27:43

HOUSTON, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) proudly announce the arrival of Professor Rodrigo Ruano, a world-renowned expert in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), as the newest addition to the Fetal Center at the Pavilion for Women. Texas Children's Fetal Center is one of the leading fetal medicine centers in the world. Dr. Ruano joins a team of specialized nurses and doctors who treat fetal...

Human Brain Growth Outpaces Chimps In Womb
2012-09-25 13:07:57

Watch the Video April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Onlin A new study from Kyoto University shows that human's superior brain size in comparison to chimpanzees can be traced back to the womb. Appearing in the September 25 issue of Current Biology, the study is the first to track and compare brain growth in chimp and human fetuses. "Nobody knew how early these differences between human and chimp brains emerged," said Satoshi Hirata of Kyoto University. Hirata's research...

2012-09-20 14:37:31

Researchers studying the origins of sudden cardiac death have found that in both men and women a thin placenta at birth was associated with sudden cardiac death. A thin placenta may result in a reduced flow of nutrients from the mother to the fetus. The authors suggest that sudden cardiac death may be initiated by impaired development of the autonomic nervous system in the womb, as a result of fetal malnutrition. The new study, published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology,...

2012-09-10 23:04:24

HowManyWeeksPregnantAmICalulator.com announces the release of the new pregnancy calculator. Women who are 31 weeks pregnant can now make use of a convenient online tool howmanyweekspregnantamicalculator.com to determine the progress of their pregnancy and the development of the fetus. (PRWEB) September 10, 2012 The baby is growing everyday and by the time a woman is 31 weeks pregnant it measures about 16 inches long from head to foot. The baby has been in a continuous state of growth and...

2012-09-08 06:21:29

The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Urges Women to Abstain from Alcohol During Pregnancy Due to the Risk of Birth Defects WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prenatal alcohol exposure is the leading preventable cause of developmental disabilities and birth defects in America. Representing the nine months of pregnancy the ninth day of the ninth month--September 9(th)--is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day and serves...

2012-09-02 23:03:41

Howmanyweekspregnantamicalculculator.com an online pregnancy website has just revealed all the information on the fetal development and weight gain expected when 30 weeks old pregnancy. (PRWEB) September 02, 2012 When the woman is thirty weeks pregnant the baby is weighs about three pounds and fifteen and a half inches long. It has higher chances of surviving if delivered but it is not usually ready yet. The eyesight is is till in the development stage and gets perfect when born. It is so...

2012-08-14 06:28:03

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PeriGen, Inc., and The George Washington University, the data coordinating center of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network, have entered into an agreement to utilize PeriGen's PeriCALM® Patterns(TM) software in connection with a research project entitled: Computerized Interpretation of Intrapartum FHR and Prediction of Neonatal Outcomes. The primary...

2012-08-10 10:22:47

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty years ago the idea of performing fetal surgery seemed more like science fiction than reality. Today, however, highly sophisticated surgical teams regularly repair spina bifida and other birth defects before birth, and fetal therapy is recognized as one of the most promising fields in pediatric medicine. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120810/DC56010) Spina bifida is the most common birth defect of the central nervous...

2012-08-04 01:56:36

Risky prenatal use of steroid to try to prevent intersex, tomboys and lesbians A new paper just published in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry uses extensive Freedom of Information Act findings to detail an extremely troubling off-label medical intervention employed in the U.S. on pregnant women to intentionally engineer the development of their fetuses for sex normalization purposes. The paper is authored by Alice Dreger, professor of clinical medical humanities and bioethics at...

2012-06-28 11:22:51

But working up to 36 weeks of pregnancy has no adverse effect Standing for long periods during pregnancy may curb the growth of the developing fetus, suggests research published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Previous research has indicated that long working hours may increase the risk of birth defects, premature birth, stillbirth and low birthweight. The researchers assessed the fetal growth rates of 4680 mums to be from early pregnancy onwards between 2002 and...