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2013-02-13 17:52:26

An international team of tropical medicine researchers have discovered a potential method for preventing low birth weight in babies born to pregnant women who are exposed to malaria. Low birth weight is the leading cause of infant death globally. The findings of Malaria Impairs Placental Vascular Development, published today online ahead of print in Cell Host & Microbe, showed that the protein C5a and its receptor, C5aR, seem to control the blood vessel development in the mother's...

2013-02-11 15:01:27

In a study to be presented on February 14 between 1:15 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in San Francisco, California, researchers will present data showing changes in elective delivery policy have been successful in reducing elective deliveries prior to 39 weeks. Due to the troubling trend of elective delivery and induction, significant attention has been paid to the neonatal benefits of reducing elective...

2013-02-11 14:48:58

In a study to be presented on February 14 between 1:15 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in San Francisco, researchers will report that the practice of using an arbitrary Estimated Fetal Weight (EFW) less than the 10th centile may not be an efficient practice for defining true Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR). The study was conducted by the Perinatal Ireland Research Consortium, a nationwide collaborative...

2013-02-06 12:18:15

The number of congenital anomalies, or birth defects arising from multiple births has almost doubled since the 1980s, suggests a new study published today (6 February) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The study investigates how the change in the proportion of multiple births has affected the prevalence of congenital anomalies from multiple births, and the relative risk of congenital anomaly in multiple versus singleton births. This study, led by the...

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Does Not Increase Infant Mortality Risk
2013-01-02 05:26:03

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study recently found that the use of antidepressants during pregnancy is not related to higher risk of infant death or stillbirth. The researchers looked at almost 30,000 females from Nordic countries that had used a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) prescription during their pregnancy; the participants were from all the Nordic Countries, including Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. According to...

Genetic Test Reveals More About Potential Birth Defects Than Conventional Methods
2012-12-06 11:43:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two new papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) show that genetic testing in early pregnancy reveals far more about potential birth defects and stillbirth risk than current prenatal testing does, based on a multi-center clinical trial using both methods. The clinical trials showed that 6 percent of certain fetuses declared normal by conventional prenatal tests were found to have genetic abnormalities using...

2012-10-19 04:00:22

Since 2007, U.S. Senators Barack Obama, Frank Lautenberg and U.S. Representatives Frank Pallone and Peter King introduced stillbirth research legislation with no action. The MISS Foundation that represents parents who lost a child due to stillbirth want to prevent future devastation to families through stillbirth research. With the 2012 elections suspending congressional action and the session ending soon, grieving parents see another session ending with no action. (PRWEB) October 18, 2012...

2012-09-13 23:03:55

When a woman is 32 weeks pregnant some physical changes are to be expected. There are particular symptoms that are common at this stage of the pregnancy. Pregnancysymptomsweekbyweeks.com offers many tools and explanations to help women understand the changes that are happening. (PRWEB) September 12, 2012 When a woman is 32 week pregnant the baby has grown in her womb to about 4 pounds of weight. She and the baby will continue to change and grow as the pregnancy continues toward delivery....

2012-09-10 23:04:24

HowManyWeeksPregnantAmICalulator.com announces the release of the new pregnancy calculator. Women who are 31 weeks pregnant can now make use of a convenient online tool howmanyweekspregnantamicalculator.com to determine the progress of their pregnancy and the development of the fetus. (PRWEB) September 10, 2012 The baby is growing everyday and by the time a woman is 31 weeks pregnant it measures about 16 inches long from head to foot. The baby has been in a continuous state of growth and...


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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.