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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. The team found that among the 7,300 Dutch women studied, between 2 and 3 percent said they consumed the caffeine equivalent of six cups of coffee per day during any trimester.  Their babies' length at birth was slightly shorter on average than that of newborns whose mothers consumed less caffeine while pregnant. Heavy caffeine...

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2010-04-21 17:40:00

A new study has found evidence that women who smoke during pregnancy have a lower risk of a complication called preeclampsia. Researchers say that the results do not detract from the importance of women quitting the habit before they try to become pregnant. Smoking during pregnancy is linked to increased risks of miscarriage, low birth weight and other pregnancy complications. However, Dr. Anna-Karin Wikstrom, the lead researcher on the study, said if researchers can gain a better...

2010-03-15 13:11:53

First global study indicates comparable fertility rates for minimally invasive UFE and 'gold standard' surgical myomectomy for women who want to have children after uterine fibroid treatment TAMPA, Fla. -- Uterine fibroid embolization, a minimally invasive interventional radiology procedure that blocks blood supply to treat painful uterine fibroids, has a comparable fertility rate to myomectomy, the surgical removal of uterine fibroids, for women who want to conceive, according to the first...

2010-03-15 08:00:00

First Global Study Indicates Comparable Fertility Rates for Minimally Invasive UFE and 'Gold Standard' Surgical Myomectomy for Women Who Want to Have Children After Uterine Fibroid Treatment TAMPA, Fla., March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Uterine fibroid embolization, a minimally invasive interventional radiology procedure that blocks blood supply to treat painful uterine fibroids, has a comparable fertility rate to myomectomy, the surgical removal of uterine fibroids, for women who want...

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2009-11-29 07:40:00

More than 90% of pregnant women take prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter) drugs, or use social drugs (such as tobacco and alcohol) or illicit drugs at some time during pregnancy. About 2-3% of all birth defects result from the use of drugs other than alcohol. With the help of their doctors, women planning to become pregnant should take an inventory of the medications they take, researchers from Canada advise. Dr. Anick Berard, at the University of Montreal in Quebec, noted in an...

2009-11-17 12:17:13

University of Montreal study reveals danger of certain drugs More than six percent of expectant mothers in Quebec consume prescription drugs that are known to be harmful to their fetuses, according to a Universit© de Montr©al investigation published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Half these women will voluntarily terminate their pregnancy fearing congenital malformations, which means the abortion rate among these women is 11 percent higher than in the rest of...

2009-09-30 13:11:42

Successful pregnancies are less likely to occur when pregnant women have periods of intense work and low food intake, U.S. researchers said. Virginia J. Vitzthum, a senior scientist at Indiana University's Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, said her research challenges the past belief that nearly all early pregnancy losses are caused by genetic defects in the embryo. Genetic defects wouldn't change with the seasons, so Vitzthum's findings show that environmental...

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. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, appears in the September issue of Endocrinology. In it, researchers focused on identifying the differences in the uteri of pregnant women with and without preeclampsia and how the mother's tissues vary from the immediately...

2009-07-07 13:15:00

A study of more than 64,000 pregnant women has found that miscarriage rates following amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) - two invasive procedures to detect chromosomal abnormalities and birth defects - were 1.4 per cent and 1.9 per cent, respectively.The research, published in the July issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, also found that the number of procedures carried out by a department had a significant effect on miscarriage rates.For example, the rates in...

2009-07-01 10:10:03

An expensive embryo screening procedure to help older women deliver healthy infants is not boosting their chances, a U.S. professional organization says. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine says an initial conclusion that pre-implantation genetic screening, or PGS, may not help older women has been borne out by several more studies, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. A recent Swedish trial that included more than 100 women more than 38 years old suggested embryo screening...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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