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2014-04-24 12:10:08

Burning coal for domestic heating may contribute to early fetal death according to a new study by experts from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – the coldest capital city in the world. In a paper published today in the journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, researchers report “alarmingly strong statistical correlations” between seasonal ambient air pollutants and pregnancy loss in Ulaanbaatar (UB), Mongolia. UB has one of...

2014-04-24 08:35:21

As A Divisional Sponsor, RMANJ Will Support the March of Dimes Walk for Babies on April 27 to Support One Healthy Baby at a Time BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey (RMANJ), global leaders in infertility care, is pleased to announce that it is a divisional sponsor with the March of Dimes for 2014. "Our mission of one healthy baby at a time is well aligned with the goals of the March of Dimes," said Dr. Richard T. Scott Jr., a...

2014-04-23 09:47:27

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network have identified a link between stillbirth and either restricted or excessive fetal growth. Findings from the study are online in the April 22 issue of PLOS Medicine. Using a new approach developed by the network to estimate gestational age in stillborn babies, Dr. Radek Bukowski, lead researcher and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UTMB, and his colleagues evaluated 663...

2014-04-23 09:28:47

When several factors are accounted for, stillbirth may be associated with both severely restricted and excessive fetal growth, according to a study by US researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Radek Bukowski and colleagues from the NICHD Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network investigated the fetal growth abnormalities associated with stillbirth using a new approach developed by the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network to estimate gestational age. Using this...

2014-04-22 23:12:08

The CARE Surrogacy Center in Mexico embraces the vision of providing high quality, fertility and surrogacy options to all individuals who desire to build a family. The Center announced today the first-of-its-kind pregnancy guarantee program for foreign intended parents. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 CARE Surrogacy Center, the global leader of affordable surrogacy programs in Mexico, announced today the industry’s first-of-its-kind pregnancy guarantee for foreign intended...

2014-04-22 08:33:34

MARIETTA, Ga., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent-protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Liventa Bioscience, Inc. ("Liventa"), Medline Industries, Inc. ("Medline") and Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, Inc. ("MTF") for permanent injunctive relief and unspecified...

2014-04-21 12:27:05

Fertility Center Joins National Movement to Recognize Men, Women Struggling with Disease ORLANDO, Fla., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Infertility is a disease affecting more than 7 million people across the U.S., according to the National Survey of Family Growth. That number represents 12 percent of women of childbearing age or one in eight couples. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140421/76746 Vivere-Winter Park is proud to recognize the 25(th) Annual National Infertility Awareness...

2014-04-21 12:27:02

Fertility center celebrates National Infertility Awareness Week and hosts Fertility Tranquility Spa Day AUSTIN, Texas, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gone are the days when alternative medicine was considered to be "hip" or just a bunch of hocus-pocus. Today, more and more doctors are combining modern technology with holistic medicine to combat a variety of conditions from migraines to menstrual cramps. Just as alternative treatments such as acupuncture and massage have helped those...

2014-04-17 23:10:05

Once again, the Paul Larson OB/GYN Clinic earned top marks in Minnesota Community Measurement's annual Health Care Quality Report. The clinic stood out from other Minnesota health care providers for achieving above-average ratings on more than half of the reported clinical measurements and for being the only OB/GYN named as a high performer in patient satisfaction. Edina, MN (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Each year Minnesota Community Measurement (MNCM) issues their Health Care Quality...

2014-04-17 16:27:26

HOUSTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians at Texas Children's Fetal Center proudly announce the birth of Baby Cabellotrejo, a boy born healthy at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women following a complex pregnancy that included open fetal surgery. Early in the pregnancy, doctors diagnosed baby boy Cabellotrejo with a very large lung mass, called congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation, or CCAM for short. Mom and baby were transferred from their hometown of Austin, to...


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
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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