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Problems with Bariatric Surgery, Burning Bone Fat, Food Insecurity, and More in the Obesity News Source

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Stroke Risk Factors for Pregnant Women with Preeclampsia Uncovered

Researchers at Columbia University found that women with preeclampsia have a higher stroke risk during pregnancy and postpartum if they have urinary tract infections, chronic high blood pressure, or blood disorders.

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Zika Infections Could Be Factor in More Pregnancies

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Zika virus infection passes efficiently from a pregnant monkey to its fetus, spreading inflammatory damage throughout the tissues that support the fetus and the fetus’s developing nervous system, and suggesting a wider threat in human pregnancies than generally appreciated.

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Preliminary Study Finds BRCA Variation May Work Alongside COMT Variation to Reduce Breast Cancer Incidence

George Washington University researchers, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, find through looking at genetic data sets of presumed cancer-free women who carry BRCA 1/2 variants, the co-occurrence of a rare COMT genetic variant in some women. This research outlines a strategy for looking at large genetic data sets for clues as to why a genetic carrier may never develop the associated diseases.

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Mindfulness-Focused Childbirth Education Leads to Less Depression, Better Birth Experiences

A study this month from researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during childbirth can improve women’s childbirth experiences and reduce their depression symptoms during pregnancy and the early postpartum period.

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Mount Sinai Initiates International Research Collaboration for the Advancement of Maternal-Child Health

Researchers from the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are collaborating with scientists from Brescia, Italy, on a research project for the advancement of maternal-child health.

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Extreme Preterm Infant Death or Disease May Be Predicted by Biomarker

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Tests of cells collected from the umbilical cord blood vessel walls at birth can predict death or poor pulmonary outcomes in extremely preterm infants, say researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Improving Health Care for Mother and Child, Doing Fewer Caesareans and … Saving Money!

A training program to improve obstetrical management reduced the number of medically unjustified caesareans and generated significant savings for the healthcare system in Quebec (Canada), in addition to improving the quality of healthcare provided to mothers and babies.

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Erectile Dysfunction Medicines Do Not Cause Melanoma, Analysis of Large Studies Finds

Use of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra does not cause the development of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.







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