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Scientists Measure How Baby Bump Changes the Way Women Walk

Movie sets are normally the home of three-dimensional motion caption systems, but researchers used the same video recording system in a lab to measure the way pregnant women walk. This is the first research study to use 3D motion capture to create a biomechanical model of pregnant women. The results verify the existence of the "pregnancy waddle" and should enable future studies on how to make everyday tasks safer and more comfortable for pregnant women.

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Cannabis Use During Pregnancy May Affect Brain Development in Offspring

Cannabis use during pregnancy is associated with abnormal brain structure in children, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry.

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Rutgers Panelists: Increasing Awareness, Ending Stigma Is Critical in Addressing Perinatal/Postpartum Depression

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Experts at a recent Rutgers/RWJ forum on perinatal and postpartum depression say a change is long overdue, calling for increased awareness among women and clinicians, advocacy, and systemic changes in the approach to collaborative treatment.

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Some Asian-Americans Are Predisposed to Want More Carbs; Breakthrough Toward Fish-Free Aquaculture Feed; Genetically Modified Golden Rice Falls Short, and More in the Food Science News Source

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MD Anderson Researchers Highlight Advances in Gynecologic Cancer Treatments

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Advances that could change gynecologic cancer standard–of-care treatments are the centerpiece of key studies being presented by researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

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Diabetes Drug Metformin Holds Promise for Cancer Treatment and Prevention, Penn Studies Find

Use of Metformin – commonly used as the front-line treatment for type 2 diabetes – improves survival for some breast cancer patients, and shows promise as a treatment for patients diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia, according to the results of two new studies presented by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

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Researchers Create First 3-D Mathematical Model of Uterine Contractions

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Although researchers have been seeking the origins of preterm birth for many years, the causes are still relatively unknown. By studying the electrical activity that causes contractions, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and their collaborators have developed a multiscale model they believe may aid in predicting preterm birth.

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Researchers Identify Genetic Subtypes Linked to Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Researchers in the Center for Immunotherapy at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) have evaluated the human leukocyte antigen (HLA), a group of genes that help regulate the body’s immune system, for underlying differences in ovarian cancer patients’ response to therapy. The scientists report that women with certain types of HLA may have an increased risk of ovarian cancer and may also respond better to immunotherapy. The research was recently published online ahead of print in the journal Gynecologic Oncology.

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Too Much Sex Causes Genitals to Change Shape in Beetle Study, Expert on Managing Wedding Stress, Relationship Satisfaction Depends on the Mating Pool, and more in the Sex and Relationships Channel

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Depression Lowers Women's Chances of Pregnancy

Women with severe depressive symptoms have a decreased chance of becoming pregnant, while the use of psychotropic medications does not appear to harm fertility, a study by researchers from the Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine shows.

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Telephone-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Significantly Improves Menopause Symptoms

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Chatting on the phone with a “sleep coach” and keeping a nightly sleep diary significantly improve sleep quality and reduce insomnia in women through all stages of menopause, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The study also found that such phone-based cognitive behavioral therapy significantly reduced the degree to which hot flashes interfered with daily functioning.

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Drop in Childhood Obesity Cannot Be Explained by Health Behaviors, The Latest in Heart Defect Prediction Tech, Eating After 8pm Not Linked to Childhood Obesity, and more Children's Health News

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Less Decline Than Expected in Rate of Brain, Spine Defects After Folic Acid Fortification Program

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Rates of neural tube birth defects were already dropping before folic acid food fortification began in the late 1990s, but the decline has since slowed, according to a large new study.

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Penn Study Shows High Retention Rate for IUDs Inserted after Vaginal Delivery

Though some studies have suggested intrauterine devices (IUDs) have a tendency to be expelled when inserted immediately following vaginal childbirth, a new study shows that at least 85 percent of these devices placed after delivery are still in place six weeks later.

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‘OB Nest’: A Novel Approach to Prenatal Care

“OB Nest”: Just the name may bring warm feelings to parents and prospective parents. However, at Mayo Clinic, it’s much more than a name. It’s a new way that Mayo Clinic is providing prenatal care. And, families say they are thrilled with the process.