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2014-05-13 16:11:38

UTMB Health Researchers exposed fetal membranes to cigarette smoke, triggering premature aging of placenta A new study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is the first to show that premature aging of the placenta due to oxidative stress is the cause of many preterm births. The study appears today in the American Journal of Pathology. Researchers took fetal membranes, exposed them to oxidative stress in a lab setting (specifically cigarette smoke...

2014-05-12 23:04:30

EggBanxx.com, FertilityAuthority’s network of elite fertility doctors specializing in egg freezing, was featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams Friday evening. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 On the segment titled, “Delaying Pregnancy Becomes New Normal”, anchor Brian Williams said, “Women are waiting longer to have children if they can afford to” and cited that in the last decade, there’s been a 35% increase among women [ages 40-44] having children for the first...

2014-05-11 23:02:23

Dr. Natalie Burger Directs an IVF Gestational Surrogacy Cycle That Enables Jessie Brandt to Carry a Baby for Her Sister Nicole Hall Austin, Texas (PRWEB) May 11, 2014 Mother’s Day celebrates selfless acts, and this year Jason and Nicole Hall will recognize a sister’s love that brought life to their dream of becoming parents. Texas Fertility Center’s Dr. Natalie Burger was fortunate to help facilitate the gift. Nicole suffers from cardiomyopathy, a thickening of the heart muscle and...

2014-05-08 09:01:38

Pregnant women show increased activity in the area of the brain related to emotional skills as they prepare to bond with their babies, according to a new study by scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London. The research, which will be presented at the British Psychological Society's annual conference on Wednesday 7 May, found that pregnant women use the right side of their brain more than new mothers do when they look at faces with emotive expressions. "Our findings give us a...

2014-05-08 08:31:15

CR releases most comprehensive info ever on C-section rates for individual U.S. hospitals, covering 1,500 hospitals in 22 states YONKERS, N.Y., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Consumer Reports analysis of over 1,500 hospitals in 22 U.S. states suggests that some hospitals do a much better job than others at helping mothers avoid unnecessary C-sections. Consumer Reports' Ratings are the largest one-stop shop for consumers to compare hospitals on C-section rates. The Ratings...

2014-05-07 12:29:32

New test supports the March of Dimes® mission to help all moms have full-term pregnancies TREVOSE, Pa., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, e.p.t(®) - creator of the original home pregnancy test - announced the introduction of the e.p.t(TM) Preconception Health Test, a revolutionary new product that once again puts women in control of their personal health. The test is the first of three new products that will launch this year under the e.p.t(TM) Family Planning Solutions brand....

2014-05-07 09:35:41

Study shows pregnant women who watched television while eating were more likely to have TV on when feeding their infants Turning the TV off during mealtimes to help prevent childhood obesity may need to start even before a child is born, according to a study to be presented Tuesday, May 6, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Researchers found that pregnant women who watched television while eating were more likely to sit in...

2014-05-07 08:55:45

Mothers in the United States who have unintended pregnancies return to work sooner after childbirth than mothers whose pregnancy was intended, according to a study led by Dr. Rada K. Dagher, assistant professor of health services administration at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. This is the first study to examine pregnancy intention and return to work after childbirth. “We know that it’s better for women to take time off after childbirth to take care of their...

2014-05-07 08:33:11

Most Trusted Natural Vitamin Brand to Increase Vitamin Donations through its Circle of Care Program SANTA CRUZ, Calif., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems, the number-one most trusted natural vitamin brand, today celebrated 25 years as the leader in natural prenatal vitamin nutrition, just in time for Mother's Day. To celebrate, the company will give away a dream vacation for one lucky family to Santa Cruz, California to raise awareness for global under-nutrition...

2014-05-05 23:11:52

The Cade Foundation Raises $30,000 to Support Families Battling Infertility and Philadelphia Family Wins Free IVF Cycle at 2014 Philadelphia Fertilivine Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Local fertility clinic, RMA of Philadelphia, and the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation (Cade Foundation) partnered together to host a festive wine tasting (FertilivineTM) to raise awareness for those struggling with infertility. All proceeds from the event will be used to fund the Cade Foundation’s...


Latest Obstetrics Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 17:02:45

Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...

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2011-02-22 18:09:06

The B19 virus, referred to as parvovirus B19, was first known human virus in the family of parvovirus. It causes a childhood rash called fifth disease or commonly called slapped cheek syndrome. Discovered in 1975 by Yvonne Cossart, the virus gained its name because it was found in well B19 of a large series of Petri dishes. The virus is mainly spread through infected respiratory droplets. Symptoms usually appear six days after exposure and last about a week. Patients aren't usually...

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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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