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1533 Articles Matching "birth"

AI And MRIs At Birth Can Predict Cognitive Fevelopment At Age 2, UNC Study Finds

Mar 16, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine used MRI brain scans and machine learning techniques at birth to predict cognitive development at age 2 years with 95% accuracy. “This prediction could help identify children at risk for poor cognitive development shortly after birt......
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Excess pregnancy weight gain tied to risk for delivery complications

Mar 15, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Women who gain more weight than recommended while pregnant may increase their chances for serious complications at delivery, a study of more than a half-million births in New York City suggests....
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Are Some Birth Control Methods Doomed to Fail?

Mar 15, 2019 , WebMD
A gene variant that breaks down hormones in birth control could be the culprit, researchers...
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Experts call for halt to gene editing that results in 'designer babies'

Mar 14, 2019 , Reuters
Top scientists and ethicists from seven countries on Wednesday called for a global moratorium on gene editing of human eggs, sperm or embryos that would result in genetically-altered babies after a rogue Chinese researcher last year announced the birth of the world's first gene-edited twins....
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Your birth control may fail if you have this genetic variant, research suggests

Mar 13, 2019 , CNN Health
Your genetic makeup can affect how well different medicines work, and new research explores whether that's true for hormonal contraceptives....
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Smoking during pregnancy doubles risk of sudden death for baby, study says

Mar 12, 2019 , CNN Health
Smoking even one cigarette a day during pregnancy can double the chance of sudden unexpected death for your baby, according to a new study analyzing over 20 million births, including over 19,000 unexpected infant deaths....
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State Highlights: Arizona Center Where Comatose Woman Gave Birth Reaches Oversight Agreement; Suicides Among Calif. Firefighters Reveal Toll Of Fire Season

Mar 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Washington, Louisiana, Minnesota, Georgia, Texas, Missouri and...
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Roche Scores FDA Approval For First Immunotherapy Drug To Treat Breast Cancer

Mar 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Despite the fact that costly immunotherapy drugs help only a small minority of patients, breast cancer doctors are calling the approval "tremendously exciting." In other pharmaceutical news: biologics and drugs for preventing premature...
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In The Boardroom And The Birthing Room, Afyakit Advances Kenyan Women

Mar 10, 2019 , Forbes
Kenya's Dr. Frida Njogu-Ndongwe and her team are using their startup, Afiyakit, to save the lives of mothers and babies while pushing for workplace gender...
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World Health Organization Unveils Overdue Reforms, But Many Wonder If That Can Fix Group’s ‘Birth Defect’

Mar 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is targeting the health care of billions of people around the world and is promising a back-to-basics approach with focus on "universal health coverage." But getting regional offices to follow has been problematic....
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If You Want To Avoid A C-Section Choose Your Hospital Wisely

Mar 07, 2019 , Forbes
We have an epidemic of C-sections in the US, now accounting for almost 1 in 3 births. That represents a 50% increase since the mid-90s, despite all the advances we’ve seen in obstetrical care. Why do these unnecessary C-sections happen and how can you avoid...
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Spending on abstinence-only education not tied to fewer teen births

Mar 06, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - U.S. government spending on abstinence-only education doesn't appear to reduce teen pregnancies and in some areas is having the opposite effect, a recent study suggests....
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How Soon Should You Conceive After a Stillbirth?

Mar 06, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: How Soon Should You Conceive After a Stillbirth?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/1/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/4/2019 12:00:00...
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New Parents Can Expect to Lose Sleep for 6 Years

Mar 06, 2019 , WebMD
Researchers said they were surprised to see that parents’ sleep duration and sleep satisfaction were still decreased six years after a child’s...
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Drug Company Recalls Birth Control Pills

Mar 06, 2019 , WebMD
The FDA says the product could become less effective if a patient does not take a tablet because it is missing or takes a placebo instead of an active tablet. No unexpected pregnancies or other events have been reported, Apotex...
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Friendly’s launches Cake Singles ice cream

Mar 02, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Friendly’s Cake Singles can be found at Walmart locations across the nation, and come in the strawberry krunch, birthday cake, chocolate krunch and strawberry cheesecake flavors. Read More...
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Chemical exposure in womb and early childhood tied to worse lung function

Mar 01, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Exposure to certain common chemical pollutants, even before birth, may be permanently reducing kids' lung function, a study of European children suggests....
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No added health risks for pregnancy within a year of a stillbirth

Mar 01, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Women who become pregnant within a year of having a stillbirth are no more likely than those who wait longer to have a second stillbirth, a preterm birth or a small-for-gestational-age baby, a large new study suggests....
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This Stem Cell Treatment Was Billed As A Miracle Cure. Then People Started Getting Sick.

Mar 01, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Companies are advertising the use of umbilical cord blood, saying the treatment is “as miraculous as the birth of a child itself” and “stimulates regenerative healing.” But the products are not approved by federal regulators and can be dangerous to patients. In other public health news: cancer drugs, genome mapping, flu shots, dialysis, tobacco, and more....
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World's smallest baby boy goes home from Japan hospital

Feb 28, 2019 , Reuters
A baby boy weighing just 268 grams (9.45 oz) at birth was sent home after months in a Tokyo hospital, the smallest surviving male baby in the world, Keio University hospital said....
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