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2013-02-11 15:03:59

In a study to be presented on February 14 between 1:15 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in San Francisco, California, researchers will present data showing the effectiveness of preemptive treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum and severe morning sickness. Hyperemesis gravidarum is a severe form of morning sickness which effects one in 50 pregnant women. HG is marked by persistent nausea and vomiting, and can begin...

2011-12-15 17:27:37

    Neonatal meconium can be used to examine gestational alcohol exposure during the second and third trimesters.     A new study has examined fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEEs) and ethylglucuronide (EtG) in meconium samples from public hospitals in seven Italian cities to test for prenatal exposure to alcohol.     Results indicate that fetal alcohol exposure is underestimated or misreported in Italy. In recent years, medical professionals have...

2011-09-06 20:35:16

Doctors have been prescribing codeine for postpartum pain management for many years, and, until recently, it was considered safe to breastfeed while taking the opioid. But the death of an infant exposed to codeine through breast milk has many health care providers questioning the safety of the drug when used by breastfeeding mothers. Because of the potential risks, some doctors have begun the practice of prescribing oxycodone as an alternative to codeine; however, a new study soon to be...

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2011-03-11 11:31:46

Hydrocodone, a strong painkiller commonly sold under the name Vicodin, may be safe for nursing mothers in smaller doses, according to US researchers. Dr. Jason Sauberan of the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues found a relatively small amount of the drug ended up in breast milk, and assert that up to 30 milligrams of Vicodin per day might be acceptable if weaker pain drugs like acetaminophen do not take care of pain. Hydrocodone is a narcotic known as an opioid. Opioids can...

2010-09-16 07:59:00

To view the B-Roll Video, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://cnw.pathfireondemand.com/viewpackage.action?packageid=387 MONTREAL, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ - In the latest issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a group of American and Canadian researchers report on the effectiveness of Diclectin(R) (the delayed-release formulation of doxylamine and vitamin B6) for morning sickness. Morning sickness affects up to 80% of pregnant women, and many of...

2010-09-03 11:30:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ It's been common knowledge that everyday stress causes and increased chance of heart attack.  However, before now there hasn't been any biological proof of this hypothesis. Researchers at the University of Western Ontario have discovered the first evidence using a biological marker to link stress and heart attacks. Dr. Gideon Koren and Dr. Stan Vam Uum developed a method to measure cortisol levels in hair, which provided an accurate measure of stress leading...

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2009-12-09 11:25:00

Recent studies show that one in three Canadians suffer from stress and the number is on the rise. But stress isn't a new problem. While the physiological state wasn't properly named until the 1930s, new research from The University of Western Ontario proves stress has plagued humans for hundreds, and perhaps thousands of years. The first study of its kind, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, detected the stress hormone cortisol in the hair of ancient Peruvians, who lived...

2009-10-14 12:22:06

Pregnant women are advised to take vitamin supplements containing folic acid as part of their routine pre-natal care. Now, a new study warns that taking medications that reduce or block the actions of folic acid during the first trimester of pregnancy increase the risk that the growing baby will develop abnormalities. The large collaborative cohort study was conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. This conclusion just published in the British Journal of Clinical...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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