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Pregnant Women With High Risk For Preeclampsia Should Be On Low-Dose Aspirin Regimen: Study
2014-04-08 14:08:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Marked by high blood pressure and elevated levels of protein in the urine, preeclampsia is the leading cause of death for pregnant women. New guidelines released by the US Preventative Services Task Force now recommend that pregnant women at high risk for preeclampsia take a steady low dose of aspirin as a preventative measure starting after 12 weeks of pregnancy. High-risk women include those who have a history with the condition,...

2014-04-08 12:32:32

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Though the 11 most popular hospital urine pregnancy tests perform well in the first month after conception, a new study published in Clinical Chemistry, the journal of AACC, reveals the alarming statistic that nine of these tests become significantly more likely to produce false-negative results after the 5(th) to 7(th) week of pregnancy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130701/PH41045LOGO When a human egg is fertilized,...

2014-04-04 23:25:20

On Saturday, March 29th, 2014 Open Arms Consultants celebrated their surrogate mothers with a picnic in Tampa. Despite a looming thunderstorm and chilly weather, they managed to have a great gathering. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 With a face painter, a balloon twister and a grill master, it was a great time for the surrogate mothers, their husbands, kids and staff to just take a break and get to know each other. In attendance were surrogate mothers in all stages of their...

2014-04-02 23:30:38

Premiering this November 2014, 40 Weeks’ award-winning documentary team is thrilled to present expectant women and their families a film they can relate to and share with one another. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Director Chris Henze and his wife were pregnant with their first child and looking for a film to help them understand and anticipate what was to come in the next forty weeks. But they couldn’t find anything that addressed the entire process of pregnancy in one...

2014-04-02 16:31:06

MARIETTA, Ga., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx (NASDAQ: MDXG), an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced today that its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, will be released before the opening of the market on Friday, April 25, 2014. MiMedx will host a live broadcast of its first quarter conference call on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10:30am EDT....

2014-04-01 23:29:27

Fertility Centers of New England Now Offering Saturday and Sunday Appointments for Fertility Patients Reading, MA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 The Fertility Centers of New England announced today newly extended hours at their Reading, MA location. Patients are now able to schedule appointments on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. with Dr. Joseph Hill. The new office hours help provide convenient access to care and flexibility for patients seeking fertility treatment. “We are delighted to...

2014-04-01 13:18:52

Extreme summer heat in Montreal may have an effect on early-term deliveries When temperatures reach 32°C or higher over a period of four to seven days, the risk of early-term delivery is 27% higher than on typical summer days, according to a study led by Nathalie Auger of the University of Montreal's Department of Social and Preventive Medicine. The study involved data from 300,000 births that took place in Montreal between 1981 to 2010 with summer temperatures recorded by Environment...

2014-03-31 23:38:51

At Worldwide Surrogacy, Attorney Victoria Ferrara and her group bring competence and knowledge to Surrogate Mothers and Intended Parents to create a team of people that will bring a loved and wanted child into the world. At an international conference in Tel Aviv, Attorney Ferrara brought the message that international citizens can safely and legally have their children through surrogacy in the U.S. Fairfield, CT (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Surrogacy is here to stay and it is a feasible and...

2014-03-31 16:26:45

KIRKLAND, Wash., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EvergreenHealth Midwifery Care, which opened 18 months ago, recently celebrated a major milestone: the delivery of its 500th baby - a healthy baby girl named Riley. The hospital-based service, which debuted in September 2012, offers personalized birthing experiences within the comfort of EvergreenHealth's award-winning Family Maternity Center. "We've partnered with so many wonderful families over our collective history and experience...

2014-03-31 08:29:27

HAMILTON, ON, March 31, 2014 /CNW/ - This Mother's Day weekend, ten communities across Canada will host fundraising walks to improve maternal health in the developing world, where childbirth is one of the leading causes of death among adolescent girls and women. In Ontario, "Steps to Deliver Change" Walks will take place in the communities of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Cambridge, Dundas, East Toronto, London, St. Jacobs, Stouffville, and Sudbury. Two Ontario high schools will...


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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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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