Tag: "pregnant" at biology news
High resolution satellite imagery assists hunt for infectious 'kissing bugs'
...g 50 Chagas positives. And out of an estimated 782 pregnant
women, MSF screened 141, finding and treating two positives. A prevalence survey was finalised in July 2004 in Matagalpa, Dario and San Ramon municipalities. Once available, the results will condition a project extension to those areas. As well as ...
Marijuana use could cause tubal pregnancies
...juana, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In pregnant
mice that lacked the gene for the receptor, or in which the receptor was blocked, the embryo failed to go through the oviduct the tube leading from the ovaries to the uterus. The same thing happened in normal mice when the receptor was over-stimulat...
Folic acid vitamin use by women reaches all-time high, March of Dimes survey finds
...fore and during pregnancy. Of women who were not pregnant
at the time of the 2004 survey, 37 percent reporte...March of Dimes says, all women capable of becoming pregnant
should consume a multivitamin containing at least 400 micrograms of folic acid every day beginning b...
OHSU-VAMC study sheds light on estrogen's benefit for MS
... of autoimmune disease. "It's very well known that pregnant
women are in remission. They do feel better," Offner said. "If you could mimic pregnancy somehow, it would be great" as a therapy. Bourdette said many of his patients have told him their MS symptoms improved dramatically during pregnancy. And a small...
Gene duplication allowed pigs to have more babies
...palaeontological record, which contains fossils of pregnant
animals, the researchers found that the increase in the number of aromatase genes coincided with the emergence of larger litter sizes. Ancestral hooved animals produced between one and two offspring at a time, whereas peccaries produce at least two o...
Alcohol-use and depression among pregnant and postpartum women
...ccurring alcohol-use and depression symptoms among pregnant
and postpartum women. Women who experience depress...ccurring alcohol-use and depression symptoms among pregnant
and postpartum women. The findings indicate that women who experience depression, binge drink, or s...
Excess thyroid hormone harmful to fetus
...re well known and approximately two percent of all pregnant
women now take supplements to prevent a shortage. ...roviding TH replacement to even mildly hypothyroid pregnant
women, it is important to recognize that over-replacement appears to be equally detrimental."...
Something's fishy about new NIST food standard
...has been the subject of federal advisories warning pregnant
women to avoid eating certain fish. The level in the SRM is near the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's maximum advisable concentration in freshwater/estuarine fish tissue. This also is the first NIST food-matrix SRM with values for omega-3 fatty...
OHSU researchers discover possible method for early detection, prevention of premature birth
... method for detecting intra-amniotic infections in pregnant
women using state-of-the-art methods. The finding ...resence of these biomarkers, thereby signaling the pregnant
woman has an infection that needs treatment." Previous research in non-human primates by Gra...
FDA approves VYTORIN, first and only to powerfully reduce LDL cholesterol through dual inhibition
...ghly unlikely to conceive), are nursing or who are pregnant
should not take VYTORIN. Selected cautionary information for VYTORIN Muscle pain, tenderness or weakness in people taking VYTORIN should be reported to a doctor promptly because these could be signs of a serious side effect. VYTORIN should be d...
Anxiety during pregnancy affects child behavior
...tervention and support programs for highly anxious pregnant
women. These programs could include stress reduction instructions as well as treatments to reduce anxiety and neuroendocrine reactions to stress throughout the pregnancy, or even before conception. They may benefit not only the mother but also the ...
New pulmonary hypertension guideline challenges use of common medication
...nts in specific populations, such as women who are pregnant
and patients with respiratory disease, are at grea...line recommends that women with PAH avoid becoming pregnant
due to the high maternal and fetal mortality rates associated with the disease. "There are many mi...
Endometriosis: Could angiostatic therapy be the new treatment of the future?
...t's hormones. For women who do not want to become pregnant
this may not be a big problem, but as infertility is often connected to endometriosis it is problematic to suppress the patient's hormones, either by giving an oral contraceptive pill or gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH) analogues. These patien...
$5 million grant funds partnership, studies of minority-based issues in reproductive health
...on that causes irregular periods, inability to get pregnant
and excessive facial and body hair. All three of these studies offer participants compensation for their participation. For more information about the studies or to find out how to participate, visit pennstatewomenshealth.com, or contact Patsy Rawa,...
New York City study shows newborns more susceptible to pollution than their mothers
..., which examines the health effects of exposure of pregnant
women and babies to air pollutants from vehicle exhaust, the commercial burning of fuels, and tobacco smoking, as well as from residential use of pesticides and allergens. Other co-authors of the study include Deliang Tang, Yi-Hsuan Tu, Linda Ali Cru...
Gestational diabetes not found to alter the metabolic processes in obese pregnant women
...a type of diabetes, or high blood sugar, that only pregnant
women get. If a woman is found to have high blood ...fore, she has gestational diabetes. Nearly 135,000 pregnant
women get the condition every year, making it one of the top health concerns related to pregnancy. T...
Antioxidants during pregnancy may help prevent birth defects tied to alcohol
...eduction in limb malformations in the offspring of pregnant
mice exposed to ethanol and at the same time given...s for the first time that giving antioxidants to a pregnant
mother at the same time she's exposed to alcohol can diminish the incidence of major malformations,"...
Assisted reproduction can't compensate for waiting too long to start a family
...ficant for women over 35, if they failed to become pregnant
spontaneously, assisted reproduction could not ful...d Prof Leridon, "out of 100 women trying to become pregnant
at age 30, 91 will have a child within 4 years without ART, another three will do so during the next...
Nature's ambush: pregnancy more likely from single unprotected intercourse than believed
...t of unprotected intercourse is more likely to get pregnant
than was previously believed." He said: "It's not uncommon for a doctor to hear from an unhappily pregnant
patient that she and her partner had taken a chance 'just this once'. It may be easy to dismiss such...
Why some diabetics are at greater risk for UTIs
...hat can spill into the urine, type-2 diabetics and pregnant
women with gestational diabetes can also have high levels of insulin which can also spill into the urine," says Karolina Klosowka, a researcher on the study. Klosowka and her colleagues investigated the effects of insulin on Escherichia coli, a bact...
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