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2014-01-07 23:00:10

Dr. Jason H. Collins investigates umbilical cord accidents’ role in stillborn deliveries. New Roads, La. (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 After 30 years of obstetrical experience, Dr. Jason H. Collins realized that a study of umbilical cord accidents (UCA) was needed. According to studies by the National Institutes of Health, UCAs constitutes 10-15% of stillbirths. Most unborn babies lost to UCA were normal, making their deaths needless and possibly preventable, as unexpected as they were. With...

2013-11-29 13:20:33

New research shows that pre-existing diabetes in pregnant women greatly increases the risk of death of their unborn fetus by around four-and-a-half times compared with pregnant women without diabetes, and also almost doubles the risk of death of infants after birth. The research, published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes), is by Dr Ruth Bell and Peter Tennant, Newcastle University, UK, and colleagues from Newcastle University, and the South...

2013-11-12 09:10:29

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report A promising technology may enable doctors to diagnose and possibly treat in utero a common cause of stillbirth and sudden death in infants, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The study is the first to document the electrophysiological characteristics of fetal long QT syndrome and to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the magnetic EKG, or magnetocardiogram, in a sizable population...

2013-09-25 23:37:47

Rhinebeck-based organization provides free, comprehensive online portal for men and women experiencing infant loss. Reconceiving Loss, LLC was developed in response to infant loss rates of 15-25%. Rhinebeck, New York (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Reconceiving Loss, LLC, based in the Hudson Valley region of New York State, has launched a project designed to help women and men cope with the loss of a pregnancy or an infant. The project, which is entirely digital, incorporates writing,...

2013-09-17 23:02:13

An average-Joe father has written a distinctive book about his experience with stillbirth to help other dads cope with and gain hope after their tragic loss. The book, “You Will See Your Baby in Heaven: A Man’s Perspective of Stillbirth,” serves as an informative, faith-based resource for dads, as well as mothers of stillborn children. West Bloomfield, MI (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Thanks to a unique new book, “You Will See Your Baby in Heaven: A Man’s Perspective of...

2013-07-24 23:29:34

The Louisville, Kentucky personal injury law firm of Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC has released an infographic designed to help parents and families gain a deeper understanding of birth trauma and birth injuries that can result from fetal distress. Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 The firm of Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC created an infographic to help teach parents and parents-to-be about fetal distress and other factors in the labor and delivery process that may lead to a birth...

2013-04-10 16:19:52

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the United States and Europe discovered genetic mutations associated with long QT syndrome (LQTS), a genetic abnormality in the heart's electrical system, in a small number of intrauterine fetal deaths, according to a study in the April 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers conducted a molecular genetic evaluation (referred to as a postmortem cardiac channel molecular autopsy) in 91 cases of unexplained fetal...

2013-04-10 13:28:52

In a molecular genetic evaluation involving 91 cases of intrauterine fetal death, mutations associated with susceptibility to long QT syndrome (LQTS; a heart disorder that increases the risk for an irregular heartbeat and other adverse events) were discovered in a small number of these cases, preliminary evidence that may provide insights into the mechanism of some intrauterine fetal deaths, according to a study in the April 10 issue of JAMA, a Genomics theme issue. "Intrauterine fetal...

2013-03-26 11:15:26

Maternal sleep position may influence pregnancy outcomes, according to University of Michigan-led study Pregnant women in Ghana who slept on their back (supine sleep) were at an increased risk of stillbirth compared to women who did not sleep on their back, according to new research led by a University of Michigan researcher. In the study, published this month in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, researchers found that supine sleep increased the risk of low birth...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.