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2013-02-18 23:03:31

The law firm of Heygood, Orr & Pearson is announcing the launch of its new website, Mirena IUD Lawsuits Help. According to warnings by the FDA and Health Canada, women who use a Mirena IUD may be at risk of suffering severe and potentially life-threatening complications; Mirena lawsuits have already been filed by numerous women who were injured or suffered other complications after using the birth control device. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 18, 2013 The law firm of Heygood, Orr &...

2012-09-24 22:21:18

Risk almost double for women born under 32 weeks Women who were born preterm are at increased risk of complications during pregnancy compared to those born at term, and the risk almost doubles for mothers born before 32 weeks, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Pregnancy complications include gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, and preeclampsia or eclampsia. The findings are based on a study of 7405 women born preterm and 16 714 women...

2012-07-04 22:51:55

A study led by Hospital for Special Surgery researchers has demonstrated that women who have a specific type of antibody that interferes with blood vessel function are at risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes and that other antibodies in the same family thought to cause pregnancy complications do not put women at risk. The researchers say that many doctors may be unnecessarily treating some pregnant women who have antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs) with anticoagulants, such as expensive...

2012-02-18 01:42:17

If you develop pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders or diabetes, you may have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life, according to research in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. "We wanted to learn about possible explanations as to why women with pregnancy complications tend to have more heart disease later in life," said Abigail Fraser, M.P.H., Ph.D., School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom....

2011-12-06 19:31:00

Plus, who should take it (Editors please note: This release includes an important correction to the print version of this story; see paragraphs #5 through #6 below.) YONKERS, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In lab tests of 15 top-selling brands of fish oil supplements, Consumer Reports found that five fell a bit short on quality. Fish oil supplements have become wildly popular, with consumers taking them to treat a long list of ailments including menstrual cramps,...

2011-02-14 23:01:00

Guidelines Highlights: - Updated cardiovascular prevention guidelines for women focus on what works best in the "real world" vs. clinical research settings and consider personal and socioeconomic factors that can keep women from following medical advice and treatment. - The guidelines also incorporate illnesses that increase heart disease risk in women, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and pregnancy complications - Helping women ? and their doctors ? understand risks and take practical...

2010-05-03 13:29:11

New study highlights high prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus Living in a food-insecure household during pregnancy may increase the odds of greater weight gain and pregnancy complications, particularly gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a new study published in the May issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Household food insecurity, the inability to obtain nutritious and safe foods in socially acceptable ways, is increasingly recognized as an...

2005-09-28 12:35:00

NEW YORK -- Women who suffer certain complications during pregnancy apparently run a higher risk of having a stroke later in life, according to findings reported Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Neurological Association in San Diego, California. Dr. Monique V. Chireau and colleagues at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, used the university's Perinatal and Health Services Outcomes database to investigate a possible link between pregnancy complications and...