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100 percent of pregnant women have at least one kind of pesticide in their placenta

...the characteristics of parents, newborn babies and childbirth with exposure to pesticides found in the mothers placenta. Among the aspects associated with a higher presence of pesticides we find an older age, higher body mass index, less weight gained during pregnancy, lower educational level, higher workplace ...

Elevated autoantibodies linked to preeclampsia

...e autoantibodies are still present two years after childbirth in about 20 percent of women who had the disorder, scientists from the University of Pittsburgh report in the March issue of Hypertension, the journal of the American Heart Association. Also known as toxemia, preeclampsia affects some 5 percent of ...

Breast implants not associated with cancer risk, study reports

... higher number of births, and younger age at first childbirth observed in the group of women who had undergone breast implantation. The authors write, "After an average follow-up of 18 years, and a maximum follow-up of 37 years, we found that women who have undergone breast implantation have a reduced risk for...

Other highlights in the April 19 JNCI

...rier Cohort Study (IBCCS) who had been asked about childbirth history, age at time of pregnancy, and breast-feed...pulation. The researchers also observed that first childbirth at age 20 years or older was associated with increased risk of breast cancer in BRCA2 mutation carri...

Swedish researchers warn university students face infertility

...uffering secondary infertility. Because postponing childbirth is increasingly common in western countries and relatively few studies have been done into awareness of fertility, researchers from Uppsala University investigated students' intentions and attitudes towards parenthood and their knowledge of age-relat...

Canadian-led study shows amnioinfusion does not reduce risk of meconium aspiration syndrome

...d the results are likely to have a major impact on childbirth practices around the world." Meconium aspiration syndrome (also referred to as meconium aspiration) occurs when a newborn inhales a mixture of meconium and amniotic fluid during labor and delivery. Meconium is the material that fills the fetal intes...

Australian discovery of adult stem cells in the uterus could restore your pelvic floor & more

... The pelvic floor is weakened during pregnancy and childbirth and as a woman ages the strength of these muscles can deteriorate further," Dr Rosamilia explained. "At present we use surgery to repair prolapsed uterus, which is a form of hernia," she said. However, in almost 30% of women the prolapse can reoccur....

Report proposes structure for national network of cord blood stem cell banks

...lood from umbilical cords -- a byproduct of normal childbirth -- is a good source of hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs), the type of stem cells also found in bone marrow that give rise to various kinds of blood cells. Transplants of these stem cells have saved the lives of roughly 20,000 Americans with leuk...

Plant protein mimics hormone that mitigates diabetes and obesity

...n binds to cells in the uterus, contractions - and childbirth - begin. When bound to its receptor, adiponectin regulates sugar uptake and, in mouse models, prevents the development of diabetes and atherosclerosis, or the hardening of the arteries associated with heart disease. Previous studies have shown that p...

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