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2009-02-02 13:12:43

 Women who have higher levels of a hormone produced by the placenta midway through pregnancy appear more likely to develop postpartum depression, a study authored by a UC Irvine researcher finds.The discovery could help identify and treat women at risk for postpartum depression long before the onset of symptoms.Ilona Yim, psychology and social behavior assistant professor, and colleagues found that women whose levels of corticotrophin-releasing hormone started to increase more rapidly...

2008-12-16 14:53:47

University of Rochester Medical Center scientists discovered a gene mutation that impairs the placenta and also is influential in cancer development, according to a study published online December 16, 2008, in the journal PLoS (Public Library of Science) Biology. The investigation is the first to link the key placental gene, SENP2, to the well-known p53 protein, which is defective in 50 percent of all cancers. Until now, the SENP2 gene's role in early embryo development was not known. As a...

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2008-09-20 08:51:29

Yale researchers have shown that the origin and evolution of the placenta and uterus in mammals is associated with evolutionary changes in a single regulatory protein, according to a report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Many past studies have shown that genes are regulated and altered by changes within their own structures. This is the first work suggesting that the evolution of transcription factors "” separate regulatory proteins "” may play an active role...

2008-08-15 09:00:09

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -- Alone and in labor, Jessica Higgins found the first place she could to give birth -- her front lawn. The 36-year-old was driving home from the mall Tuesday when little Mary Claire gave her the shock of a lifetime by deciding to arrive six weeks early. Higgins -- with her 2-year-old son sleeping in the back seat -- called 911 as she arrived at her Fullerton home, but she had already pushed her daughter out when police arrived. "She was just standing in the...

2008-07-17 12:01:18

Highlights of a fetal laser surgery for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) will be shown from Tampa General Hospital on the Internet on August 20, 2008 at 4 P.M. EDT. TTTS affects 10 to 15 percent of identical-twin pregnancies and is the result of abnormal blood exchange between identical twins through a common placenta. The larger of the twins, or recipient, is surrounded by too much amniotic fluid and in danger of heart failure as its body tries to pump the overwhelming volume of...

2007-11-20 09:00:12

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Sister Nancy Boushey, Rio Grande City, TX, resigned to a life of pain with Rheumatoid Arthritis is healthy and normal today thanks to Dr Omar Gonzalez. She hails him as a savior" my Good Shepherd, Jesus and His own good shepherd, Dr. Omar, have rescued me from a valley of darkness." Cathy Zuker, Mt. Pleasant, MI, patient of multiple sclerosis for years was unable to walk unaided. She dragged her left leg and had to LIFT her legs manually when she got...

2007-06-14 06:07:59

By Al-Saleh, Eyad Al-Harmi, Jehad; Al-Rashdan, Ibrahim; Al-Shammari, Majed; Nandakumaran, Moorkath Abstract Objective. Folate antagonists are widely used in the treatment of diverse cancerous states. A paucity of data on transport characteristics of one such widely used drug, methotrexate, in the human placenta, prompted us to study its permeation characteristics in vitro. Methods. Placentas from normal pregnancies were collected post- partum. Methotrexate, along with antipyrine as...

2007-06-14 06:05:00

By Goldenberg, Robert L Faye-Petersen, Ona; Andrews, William W; Goepfert, Alice R; Et al Abstract Objective. Laminar necrosis, a band-like distribution of coagulative necrosis, has been reported at the choriodecidual interface of the free membranes of placentas of women with various adverse neonatal outcomes. Our goal in this study was to evaluate the frequency of an equivalent feature in the decidua basalis, diffuse decidual leukocytoclastic necrosis (DDLN), a diffuse coagulative necrosis...

2007-03-18 03:00:12

By Raspollini, Maria Rosaria; Oliva, Esther; Roberts, Drucilla J Abstract The purpose of this article is to review the histopathologic findings in the placenta of women with a known thrombophilic mutation. The findings range from normal to severe pathologic features including decidual vasculopathy, placental infarctions, syncytial knotting, maternal floor infarction, fetal thrombotic vasculopathy, vasculitis, and chronic villitis. They are, however, not pathognomonic of thrombophilic...

2006-07-18 02:23:33

By Teruaki Ueno TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Princess Kiko, who is pregnant with a possible heir to the throne, is likely to give birth ahead of her September due date through a Caesarean operation, the Imperial Household Agency said on Tuesday. Kiko, 39, will not immediately be hospitalized but will rest at home, an agency spokesman said, adding that the baby was developing normally. "I think a Caesarean operation will be needed and there is a high possibility that the timing (of the...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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