Tag: "prenatal" at medical news
Prenatal sonography has no effect on the intellectual capacity of the developing child
...s are reassuring in terms of the risk that routine prenatal
sonography has lasting effects on the development of the foetal brain," says Ms Kieler. "It is important to remember, however, that the study reflects the effects of how ultrasound was used in the 1970s. Scanning procedures have changed since then, a...
Adolescents not receiving health counseling, Stanford study shows
...t common reason for teen girls' medical visits was prenatal
care, and the most common diagnosis was pregnancy....why. While girls went most often for pregnancy and prenatal
care, boys' medical visits were most commonly due to sore throat or the need for a general exam. Tee...
Routine procedure during childbirth provides no benefits, study review finds
...r about her wishes regarding episiotomy during her prenatal
care because it will be too late to have an informed discussion in the delivery room. "You're in charge of what happens to you in your care. Your best bet to reach a clear understanding with your doctor about what this aspect of your birth will be ...
Earlier treatment of perinatal HIV associated with decreased HIV progression, better outcomes
... has reduced perinatal transmission by 67 percent, prenatal
combination ART has further reduced transmission to 2 percent or less. However, the impact of treatment on progression of perinatal HIV infection remains poorly characterized at the population level. Perinatal HIV infection may progress in 2 pattern...
Study finds maternal exposure to parasitic infection may increase risk of schizophrenia in offspring
...phrenia. "These findings underscore the value of prenatal
serologic samples to document how maternal infecti...es, the CHDS study collected extensive data on the prenatal
period, and conducted maternal interviews on family health history, maternal and paternal health hab...
Genes may influence nutritional composition of breast milk
...al impact of additional genes and their effects on prenatal
storage of DHA and other omega-3 fatty acids in body fat....
High cost of malpractice insurance threatens supply of ob/gyns, especially in some urban areas
...so where they offer their widely needed obstetric, prenatal
and gynecological care, according to new Universit...ncern about patients' access to obstetric care and prenatal
care in the future," he says. Some of the potential problem areas include states with the highest ma...
Mutation in mouse circulatory gene mimics a form of congenital heart disease
...eart disease will allow for the development of CHD prenatal
diagnosis, as well as treatments to prevent or correct infant and adult heart disease. Using genetically engineered mice, the researchers found that mice with a mutation in the gene for myocardin-related transcription factor B (MRTF-B) had defects ...
Postpartum treatment key for depression: U of T study
... of any strategy initiated before birth, including prenatal
classes specifically targeting postpartum depression. It's not because the interventions are theoretically weak, but it's because compliance is low women are busy and don't attend the classes." After sifting through hundreds of studies, Dennis cond...
Prenatal exposure to famine increases risk of schizophrenia
...gues conducted a study to test the hypothesis that prenatal
exposure to famine would increase the rate of schi...n 1961. "Our study strongly supports the view that prenatal
exposure to famine increases the risk of schizophrenia in later life. Using a much larger sample siz...
Adverse birth outcomes associated with homelessness and substance abuse
Access to prenatal
care is difficult for homeless women who in addition to being homeless are exposed to poverty, may be undernourished and be exposed to street drugs, alcohol and violence. Pregnancy among these women is not uncommon. Merry Little and colleagues asse...
Study to examine the effects of synthetic steroids
...ant is designed to investigate the hypothesis that prenatal
events can lead to alterations in kidney function and blood pressure control when these children reach their adolescent years." Sheep will be studied to learn how synthetic steroids given during pregnancy may act in the brain to alter regulation of ...
March of Dimes receives federal grant to help meet needs of pregnant women and infants in Louisiana
...and provide them with supplies and referrals. A prenatal
care and education program will be established at shelters or other convenient sites to provide care for about 360 pregnant women. Support groups of 10 to 15 women at the same stage of pregnancy will be created to help them through their potentially ...
4D ecography for the diagnosis of prenatal cardiopathy
...h movement. This procedure changes the approach to prenatal
diagnosis of congenital cardiopathy. It is one of ... information that can increase the accuracy of the prenatal
diagnosis of these pathologies. Apart from facilitating the detection of more lesions, this system e...
Study shows that prenatal exposure to alcohol may cause visual problems in infants
...ober issue of The Journal of Pediatrics shows that prenatal
alcohol exposure can also affect an infant's visua...etermine the extent of visual abnormalities due to prenatal
alcohol exposure. The study is reported in "Effects of prenatal
alcohol exposure on infant visual a...
Fish is good fish is bad. Balancing health risks and benefits
... be compared to the attendant risks resulting from prenatal
exposure to mercury." "A Quantitative RiskBenefit Analysis of Changes in Population Fish Consumption" by Joshua T. Cohen, PhD, David C. Bellinger, PhD, William E. Connor, MD, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, PhD, Robert S. Lawrence, MD, David A. Savitz, PhD, ...
Antisocial behavior in children associated with gene variant and environmental risk factors
...ic and early environmental risk factors, including prenatal
factors, according to background information in th...s used the children's birth weight as a marker for prenatal
risk to determine the contribution of the environment to risk of developing symptoms of early-onset ...
Study finds low birth weight rates vary widely across US
...fers promise for health care experts in an area of prenatal
health where progress has been elusive. Published ... as important for neonatal outcomes as the race or prenatal
health of the mother. A low birth weight baby is defined as a newborn weighing less than 5.5 pound...
.... Highly applicable to current debates surrounding prenatal
screening, social welfare, and "invisible disabilities" such as depression, the articles also serve as ruminations on the nature of personhood. Of special note is an article by N. Ann Davis (McConnell Professor of Human Relations, Pomona College) ad...
MIT researcher presents new view of how the cortex forms
...of copying genetic material. In the brain's early prenatal
development, transcription factors control the birth and growth of new neurons, neurons' movement and connectivity within the brain, and which ones live and which are killed off. Later, at a critical point in development, activity in the form of outs...
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