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2009-11-18 13:55:53

Women who experience preeclampsia, a serious complication of pregnancy, may have an increased risk for reduced thyroid functioning later in life, report a team of researchers from the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. The analysis combined two separate studies which each suggested a link between preeclampsia and reduced thyroid function. In the first study, women who developed preeclampsia were more likely to have slightly reduced thyroid functioning during the last weeks...

2009-11-17 08:00:00

NEW YORK, November 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study that examines the value of maternal blood biomarkers will help identify and monitor patients at risk of developing preeclampsia and is set to change the way expectant mothers are cared for in prenatal clinics around the world. The study, conducted by scientists at the highly-respected National Institute of Child and Human Development of the National Institute of Health (NICHD/NIH), set out to determine the diagnostic indices and...

2009-08-05 08:11:23

Inducing a pregnancy at 37 weeks, may be healthier for some women and their babies. About six percent of pregnancies are affected by gestational hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, mild preeclampsia, and other hypertensive disorders. A recent HYPITAT study, found women with these disorders should have their labor induced once they reach 37 weeks, in an effort to reduce death in mother or baby. The study looked at 756 pregnant women in The Netherlands. All of the expectant mothers...

2008-07-17 12:01:18

Women who increase their daily intake of diary fiber during the first trimester of pregnancy could reduce their risk of preeclampsia, U.S. researchers said. Researchers from the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle assessed eating habits of 1,538 pregnant women before conception and during the first trimester, said the American Journal of Hypertension, which posted the study Thursday on its Web site. Results indicated women who had diets high in total fiber - more than 21.2 grams a day -...

2005-09-16 10:39:19

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Genes from both parents can increase the risk of preeclampsia, a serious complication that occurs in about 5 percent of pregnancies, doctors said on Friday. After studying data on 500,000 births, researchers at the University of Bergen found that the mother and father can pass on a susceptibility to their children. "Men and women who were born after preeclamptic pregnancies contribute to increased risk of preeclampsia in the next generation,"...