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African American teen mothers have greater risk for low birth weight and premature babies

... Nutrition (CHN), examined birth outcomes of 1,120 pregnant African American teens age 17 and younger, living ...data on their white counterparts. When compared to pregnant black women of all ages in Maryland, the study found the younger group had almost twice the infant m...

Infectious disease study findings presented by University of Pittsburgh scientists

... Dr. Simhan and his colleagues studied cases of 25 pregnant women found to be infected with parvovirus B19 bet..., we have seen 15 cases of parvovirus infection in pregnant women," said Dr. Simhan. "This is a more common problem than many people realize." Because there is ...

Common nutrients fed to pregnant mice altered their offspring's coat color

...ng the genes themselves." In the Duke experiments, pregnant mice that received dietary supplements with vitami...abies predominantly with brown coats. In contrast, pregnant mice that did not receive the nutritional supplements gave birth predominantly to mice with yellow c...

Can female adult obesity be stopped at birth?

...ative Physiology. Methodology Gestationally timed pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were allowed to deliver, and the number of pups in a litter was culled or expanded to 10 to minimize the effect of litter size on postnatal nutrition and body weight. The litters (n = 400 pups from 40 litters) of pups were arbitr...

UT Southwestern researchers discover method of postponing labor in mice

...or and to postpone delivery for one to two days in pregnant mice. "Since the biochemical steps associated wit...richostatin A, a histone deacetylase inhibitor, to pregnant mice late in gestation. This increased histone acetylation in the uterus and prevented pre-term labo...

Newly invented Endometrial Function Test (EFT®) solves the puzzle of unexplained infertility

...l help women who have difficulty conceiving become pregnant at a reduced cost," said Kliman who likens the endometrium to soil and the embryo to a treasured plant. "Soil has to be tested and prepared in order for the plant to grow in it. The endometrium also has to be healthy and capable of supplying the appr...

First descriptions of Indiana bat maternity roosts in the southern US

...ate in the fall, female Indiana bats do not become pregnant until spring, when they migrate to summer tree roost sites. Forming maternity colonies of 20 to 100 members under the loose bark of roost trees, the females each bear a single young. Declines in Indiana bat populations, first noted in the 1960s, were...

Test opens prenatal genetic diagnosis to all

...The new prenatal test can safely be offered to all pregnant women. It also ensures that invasive tests, with the associated miscarriage risk, are only performed when necessary for confirmation. A further advantage of the new test is that it can be easily performed by general practitioners. The samples can the...

Breast fluid a better option for detecting cancer

...eted and reabsorbed in breasts of women who aren't pregnant or lactating. It is generated from cells lining the ducts that form a network throughout the breast, the same network that provides milk in a lactating woman. These ductal cells are the source of 70 to 80 percent of breast cancer. "NAF offers a uni...

Scientists find potential stem cells in amniotic fluid a new source?

...uid taken from routine diagnostic amniocentesis on pregnant women. Genetic tests on 11 independent samples revealed Oct-4 mRNA (messenger RNA) in five of the samples. They went on to test for further indications of their potential and identified stem cell factor (a growth factor), vimentin and the enzyme alka...

Success and single embryo transfer in IVF

... transferred to the women who had failed to become pregnant in the first cycle, the cumulative live birth rates for both groups of women was 60%. In addition, single embryo transfer (SET) carried fewer risks to mothers and foetuses. Among the 107 women out of 382 who chose to have SET, only three sets of twin...

Isolation of ferret protein promising for cancer, reproductive studies

...by measuring GPI in serum, passive immunization of pregnant ferrets and in vitro. Immunizing female ferrets against the protein severely limited the number of embryos that were able to implant in the uterus. The research shows that GPI is crucial in the implantation process in the ferret. It also helps to b...

Fish is not always 'brain food'

...issued an advisory in 2001, warning women who were pregnant or of child-bearing age to restrict their intake of shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish. Governmental advisories in the United Kingdom and other countries also warn that the diet of children should not include contaminated fish species. Thi...

Doctors miss chances to help pregnant women quit smoking

Doctors are missing opportunities to help pregnant women quit smoking, a national survey of physician...icians frequently identified the smoking status of pregnant women, they did not often counsel smokers about quitting," says study author Susan Moran, M.D., M.C....

Deadly listeriosis often occurs in clusters, research finds

...rding to the CDC. Also vulnerable are the elderly, pregnant women and infants. The research article, "Molecular Subtyping to Detect Human Listeriosis Clusters," also was authored by Brian D. Sauders, Cornell doctoral student in food science; Dale Morse, Nellie Dumas, Julia A. Kiehlbauch and Jonathan Hibbs of ...

Assisted reproduction provides bright future for HIV positive men

...n developing countries young infected women become pregnant easily. We have to determine whether the virus has created an additional negative factor. Perhaps 'at home' inseminations could be advised if a couple is very young." She said the ART programme for serodiscordant couples was extremely rewarding for t...

Many pregnant women may have depression, but few getting treatment, study finds

ANN ARBOR, MI One in five pregnant women may be experiencing symptoms of depression, ...egnant, the study results show. The study of 3,472 pregnant women, conducted by researchers from the U-M Depression Center in the waiting rooms of 10 Michigan o...

No detectable risk from mercury in seafood, study shows

...tsos writes that, "For now, there is no reason for pregnant women to reduce fish consumption below current levels, which are probably safe." He calls the Seychelles study a "methodological advance over previous studies." Questions about the health effects of mercury often boil down to seafood because fish ar...

Pregnant African American teens need more calcium for healthy fetal bone development

Poor nutrition among pregnant African American teens in Baltimore, Md. may be ad...ed on a review of prenatal health records of 1,120 pregnant African American teens, 17 years of age and younger. The study appears in the May 2003, edition of A...

Study finds two-thirds of unplanned pregnancies in women using contraception

... 30% had failed to use it on the occasion they got pregnant and nearly a fifth had no explanation or didn't kn...half admitted not using it at the time they became pregnant and nearly a third said they had used the methods incorrectly. But 16% did not know what had gone wr...

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