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  • Nov
    16
    BreastFeeding Linked to Reduced Risk of Preemie Eye Problem
    (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding a premature infant may help reduce the risk of a serious eye problem known as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), new research suggests. The researchers said that when babies were exclusively fed breast milk, the risk of any-stage ROP appeared to drop by about 75 Read Article »
    Nov
    13
    First Uterus Transplant Planned in US
    (HealthDay News) -- Crossing new frontiers in infertility treatment and organ transplantation, Cleveland Clinic doctors hope to transplant a uterus from a deceased donor into a woman without one. The innovative procedure -- tentatively scheduled for the next few months -- would enable a woman wit Read Article »
    Nov
    12
    Sharp Increase in US Babies Born With Syphilis CDC
    (HealthDay News) -- As syphilis cases increase among U.S. women, doctors are seeing more babies born with the serious infection, health officials report. Congenital syphilis cases, which are transmitted from an infected mother to her unborn child, increased 38 percent between 2012 and 2014, accor Read Article »
    Nov
    11
    Chemical Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Excess Weight in Kids
    (HealthDay News) -- Exposure in the womb to high levels of a widely used industrial chemical appears to increase a child's risk of obesity, a new study suggests. The research included information on just over 200 Cincinnati mothers and their children. The findings showed that youngsters whose mo Read Article »
    Nov
    11
    Gentle Yoga Safe in Late Pregnancy Small Study Suggests
    (HealthDay News) -- Yoga, even late into pregnancy, appears to be safe for expectant moms, according to a small new study. The research found that yoga poses don't seem to place undue stress on mom or baby. Using real-time measurements, researchers showed that various yoga postures had no ill eff Read Article »
    Nov
    6
    Pregnant and Got the Blues Get More Exercise to Protect Your Health
    (HealthDay News) -- It's a vicious cycle: Pregnant women who are depressed sit a lot, increasing their risk for greater weight gain and diabetes, a new study shows. More than 1,260 pregnant women provided researchers information about their physical activity levels and mental health in their firs Read Article »
    Nov
    5
    US Gets a C Grade on Preterm Births
    (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. preterm birth rate of nearly 10 percent -- one of the highest among wealthy nations -- has earned the country a "C" on the new March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card. Among 100 American cities with the most births, Shreveport, La., scored an "F" on the report card Read Article »
    Nov
    5
    Many US Women Gain Too Much Weight While Pregnant Study
    (HealthDay News) -- A large number of American mothers-to-be gain more weight than is good for them or their baby, federal health officials reported Thursday. Just 32 percent of pregnant women across the United States gained the recommended amount of weight during their pregnancy, the analysis f Read Article »
    Nov
    5
    BreastFeeding May Not Help Prevent Allergies in Kids Study Claims
    (HealthDay News) -- Breast-fed children are just as likely to develop allergies as children who were formula-fed, preliminary new research suggests. But the study, which analyzed medical records from nearly 200 children aged 4 through 18, compared those who were "ever" breast-fed -- regardless of Read Article »
    Nov
    3
    Study Links Having Children to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (HealthDay News) -- The more children a woman has, the lower her risk of ovarian cancer may be, a new study suggests. The study also found that the risk is lower in women whose fallopian tubes have been tied -- a procedure called tubal ligation. British researchers analyzed data from more than Read Article »
    Nov
    3
    More Belly Fat in First Trimester Linked to Diabetes Risk Later in Pregnancy
    (HealthDay News) -- Women with high levels of abdominal fat in their first trimester are at increased risk for diabetes later in pregnancy, a new study suggests. The study included nearly 500 women, aged 18 to 42, who had ultrasounds to assess their abdominal fat at 11 to 14 weeks of pregnancy. T Read Article »
    Nov
    3
    Health Tip Avoid Back Pain While Feeding Baby
    (HealthDay News) -- Back pain is common in new moms, who are frequently carrying a heavy baby. Feeding time, in particular, can lead to a back ache. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons advises:Avoid bending over baby while you nurse.Place a pillow or two on your lap to bring baby up to y Read Article »
    Nov
    2
    Teens Do Listen to Parents Advice About Sex Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Teens whose parents talk with them about sex are more likely to wait to have sex and to use birth control and condoms when they do, a new study finds. Although a parent's voice is only one in the mix of influences, it does have a significant, though small, role in helping the Read Article »
    Oct
    30
    Study Sees No Link Between Antibiotics in Early Pregnancy and Birth Defects
    (HealthDay News) -- A new Canadian study did not find any association between two common types of antibiotics taken during pregnancy and a higher risk of adverse effects to the baby. Four out of 10 pregnant women are prescribed antibiotics, with azithromycin and clarithromycin being the most comm Read Article »
    Oct
    29
    Breast Cancer Equally Common Now Among Blacks Whites
    (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer is now as common among black women as among whites, although black women continue to have a higher death rate from the disease, an American Cancer Society report says. For decades, black women had lower breast cancer rates than whites, but that gap has narrowed i Read Article »
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