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Released: 23-May-2022 5:45 PM EDT
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Advocates for Families During Infant Formula Shortage
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy is rallying support for a bill that would offer more opportunities for working mothers to breastfeed their babies by expanding workplace accommodations.

Newswise: Study Found That Food Shortages and COVID-19 Have Led to Unsafe Feeding Practices Among Formula-Reliant Families
Released: 23-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Study Found That Food Shortages and COVID-19 Have Led to Unsafe Feeding Practices Among Formula-Reliant Families
University of California, Irvine

The new collaborative report details the impact of baby formula shortages on infant-feeding practices.

Released: 23-May-2022 9:50 AM EDT
Expert Available to Comment on Sweeping SIDS Study Claims
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers neonatal pediatricians are available to comment on claims that new study identifies a test for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Newswise: Cardio-Obstetrics Survey Gives Birth to New Training Needs
Released: 18-May-2022 2:55 PM EDT
Cardio-Obstetrics Survey Gives Birth to New Training Needs

Cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of pregnancy‐related death, yet a new national survey led by doctors at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai suggests that few cardiologists, trainees or care team members are trained in cardio-obstetrics, a specialty that brings together experts from cardiology, obstetrics and primary care.

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Released: 18-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Choline Makes Key Nutrient Available for Baby Development
Cornell University

The nutrient choline – shown to have long-term benefits for children whose mothers consume it during pregnancy – also helps the body more efficiently use an omega 3 fatty acid that is essential for fetal brain, cognition and vision development, a new study finds.

Released: 18-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Study Shows Family Medicine Physicians Face Many Barriers to Providing Medical Abortions
UC Davis Health

A study by UC Davis and UC San Francisco identified multiple barriers that family physicians navigate to provide abortion services to their patients. The barriers include lack of physician training and federal, state and institutional restrictions on providing medication abortion.

Released: 17-May-2022 9:25 AM EDT
Long-Term Study of Pregnant Women Finds Increasing Chemical Exposure
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Urine analysis found a range of potentially harmful chemicals. Levels were particularly high in Latinas.

Released: 16-May-2022 3:10 PM EDT
The Mount Sinai Hospital Recognized on Newsweek’s “America’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2022” List
Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Hospital has earned top honors on Newsweek’s list of “America’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2022” for providing high-quality maternity care from pregnancy through birth, as well as postpartum care to ensure the long-term health of both newborns and new mothers.

Newswise: Epilepsy and Pregnancy: A Conversation with Dr. Page Pennell
Released: 16-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Epilepsy and Pregnancy: A Conversation with Dr. Page Pennell
International League Against Epilepsy

Can women with epilepsy get pregnant, give birth to healthy babies, and breastfeed? What are the myths and misconceptions, and what do physicians and women need to know? Dr. Anca Arbune interviews Dr. Page Pennell about the latest research and knowledge.

11-May-2022 4:45 PM EDT
Pregnant Women’s Alcohol Use is Linked to Partners’ Drinking
Research Society on Alcoholism

Pregnant women’s alcohol use is correlated with their partners’ drinking, according to a large European study — and partners are unlikely to meaningfully reduce or halt their alcohol consumption while expecting a baby. The findings may offer a new way of identifying women at risk of drinking in pregnancy and potentially intervening to prevent or reduce harm. Alcohol consumption during pregnancy can seriously impair fetal health and development, causing stillbirth and lifelong disabilities. These include fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), the primary cause of non-genetic cognitive disability worldwide. Although the drinking patterns of women and their partners are known to be correlated, little attention has been given to partners’ alcohol use during pregnancy and how this may affect women’s drinking and pregnancy outcomes. For the study in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, investigators searched for associations between pregnant women’s and their partners’ alcohol us

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Leader in Maternal-Fetal Medicine Honored for Dedication to Women’s Healthcare
Released: 13-May-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Leader in Maternal-Fetal Medicine Honored for Dedication to Women’s Healthcare

Kimberly Gregory, MD, MPH, director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and vice chair of Women's Healthcare Quality and Performance Improvement in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai, has been awarded the Luella Klein Lifetime Achievement Award by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG.)

Newswise: Poll shows abortion ruling leak did little to change Americans’ voting intentions
Released: 13-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Poll shows abortion ruling leak did little to change Americans’ voting intentions
Washington University in St. Louis

The forthcoming study conducted by researchers at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis and UCLA shows abortion ruling leak did little to change Americans’ voting intentions.

Newswise: New Measure of Sperm Age May Be Predictor of Pregnancy Success
Released: 13-May-2022 12:20 PM EDT
New Measure of Sperm Age May Be Predictor of Pregnancy Success
Wayne State University Division of Research

A novel technique to measure the age of male sperm has the potential to predict the success and time it takes to become pregnant, according to a newly published study by researchers at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Newswise: Study: Treatment Minimizes Infants’ Opioid-Related Brain Abnormalities
Released: 12-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Study: Treatment Minimizes Infants’ Opioid-Related Brain Abnormalities

Treating pregnant women with opioid use disorder can help minimize opioid-related brain abnormalities in their newborns. Led by scientists at Cedars-Sinai, this is the first study to report evidence validating the benefits of using medication for opioid use disorder during pregnancy.

Released: 11-May-2022 4:55 PM EDT
Miscarriage Can Increase Suicide Risk Among Teenagers
University of Oregon

Vulnerable teens who lose a pregnancy are at increased risk for suicide, new research from University of Oregon’s Prevention Science Institute shows.

9-May-2022 12:45 PM EDT
Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Epilepsy in Children
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A new study suggests that antidepressant use by mothers during the first trimester of pregnancy does not increase the chances of epilepsy and seizures in babies. The research is published in the May 11, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Newswise: Without Roe v. Wade, Millions Will Travel Farther for Abortion Care
Released: 11-May-2022 3:45 PM EDT
Without Roe v. Wade, Millions Will Travel Farther for Abortion Care
University of Utah

The median distance to a clinic would increase from 40 miles to 113.5 miles. State-level legislation “abortion care deserts” that will disproportionally effect women of color and the impoverished. Large swathes of the country would experience a 100-fold increase in distance to care, particularly in the South, Midwest and Intermountain West.

Released: 11-May-2022 3:30 PM EDT
Large Study in Botswana Finds Daily Micronutrient Supplementation During Pregnancy Reduces Complications at Birth
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A six-year study of nearly 100,000 women in Botswana has provided new evidence that relatively inexpensive daily diet supplementation of iron, folic acid and vitamin supplementation in pregnancy can reduce complications at birth.

Released: 11-May-2022 1:15 PM EDT
Scientists Detect Common Fungicide in Pregnant Women and Children
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

For the first time, UNC-Chapel Hill scientists have measured the concentration of a biomarker of the commonly used fungicide azoxystrobin in the urine of pregnant women and children. They also documented maternal transfer of the chemical to mouse embryos and weaning-age mice.

Released: 11-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers Identify Possible New Target to Treat Newborns Suffering From Lack of Oxygen or Blood Flow in the Brain
Case Western Reserve University

The condition, known as hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), can result in severe brain damage, which is why researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (UH Rainbow) are studying the condition to evaluate how HIE is treated and develop new, more effective options.

Released: 11-May-2022 8:00 AM EDT
First Patients Dosed in Phase 2 Platform Clinical Trial Testing Novel Immunotherapy Combinations in Highly Malignant Ovarian Cancer
Cancer Research Institute (CRI) and Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA)

A phase 2 clinical trial testing novel immunotherapy combinations in aggressive ovarian cancer has opened and first patients have begun treatment.

Newswise: Family raises money for Papanna’s lab after he saves their daughter’s life
Released: 10-May-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Family raises money for Papanna’s lab after he saves their daughter’s life
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Anne Briggs always longed to be a mom. But after having no menstrual cycle for over a decade, she knew when she married her husband Mark in 2020 that conceiving a child naturally would be unlikely.

9-May-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Stress may be associated with fertility issues in women
Endocrine Society

Female rats exposed to a scream sound may have diminished ovarian reserve and reduced fertility, according to a small animal study published in the Endocrine Society’s journal, Endocrinology.

5-May-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Clemson Scientists Discover New Tools to Fight Potentially Deadly Protozoa
Clemson University

Researchers have discovered a promising therapy for those who suffer from toxoplasmosis, a disease caused by the microscopic protozoa Toxoplasma gondii.

Released: 6-May-2022 10:35 AM EDT
Targeting Cervical Cancer Stem Cells to Improve Outcomes
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

The presence of Cervical Cancer Stem Cells (CCSCs) in cases of Cervical Cancer (CC) represent a small subpopulation of tumor cells with a high potential for resistance to conventional treatments.

3-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
CHOP Study Finds Neighborhood Poverty and Crowding Associated with Higher Rates of COVID-19 in Pregnancy
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Neighborhood characteristics, including poverty and crowding within homes, were associated with higher rates of SARS-CoV-2 in pregnancy during the prevaccination era of the pandemic, according to a new study led by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The findings, which were published today in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, may partially explain the high rates of COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, among Black and Hispanic patients.

Released: 5-May-2022 3:00 PM EDT
A Virtual Community of Practice to Support Physician Uptake of a Novel Abortion Practice: Mixed Methods Case Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: Virtual communities of practice (VCoPs) have been used to support innovation and quality in clinical care. The drug mifepristone was introduced in Canada in 2017 for medical abortion. We created a VCoP to support implemen...

Released: 4-May-2022 12:40 PM EDT
A healthy lifestyle helps to prevent gestational diabetes in those at highest genetic risk
University of Helsinki

Gestational diabetes is the most common health-related challenge during pregnancy. Today, it is diagnosed in every fifth expectant mother in Finland.

Released: 4-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
MD Anderson Research Highlights for May 4, 2022
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Featured studies include clinical advances with a new combination therapy targeting angiogenesis in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer and a promising immunotherapy combination for kidney cancer, plus laboratory studies that focus on targeting ferroptosis in specific lung cancers, developing chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapies for blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasms, and characterizing racial and ethnic disparities in breast cancer early detection.

Newswise: Moms With Postpartum Depression Benefit From Improved Screening
Released: 4-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Moms With Postpartum Depression Benefit From Improved Screening

Nurse education is the key to successfully screening women for postpartum depression, which affects some 15% of mothers, according to a new quality improvement (QI) study from Cedars-Sinai.

Released: 4-May-2022 10:00 AM EDT
University of Maryland Medicine Eliminates Race in Birthing Decisions
University of Maryland Medical Center

University of Maryland Medicine has officially eliminated race as a factor in birthing decisions, replacing a calculator which led doctors to recommend a surgical Cesarean section to Black or Hispanic women who had a previous C-section, compared to women of other races or ethnicities.

Released: 3-May-2022 5:10 PM EDT
Supreme Court leaked abortion draft: U-M experts can comment on political, health effects
University of Michigan

The U.S. Supreme Court acknowledged a leaked draft opinion on Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 court decision that granted federal protection of abortion rights. The University of Michigan has experts who can weigh in on the potential decision, which is expected to be formally announced before the term ends this summer.

Released: 3-May-2022 3:00 PM EDT
The latest expert commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court

Are you looking for expert commentary on the leaked opinion draft that appears to overturn Roe v. Wade? Newswise has you covered! Below are some of the latest headlines that have been added to the U.S. Supreme Court channel on Newswise.

Released: 3-May-2022 2:25 PM EDT
哪种睡姿最好?妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic) 专家分享他们的答案
Mayo Clinic

根据睡眠基金会的数据,大多数人一生中有三分之一的时间都在睡觉或休息。在睡眠期间,身体会恢复精力和自我修复。良好的睡眠通常由您的睡姿决定。妙佑医疗国际的睡眠专家Lois Krahn医学博士和Virend Somers医学博士/博士分享了关于最佳和最差睡姿及相关原理的知识。

Released: 3-May-2022 2:20 PM EDT
ما أفضل وضعية للنوم؟ خبراء مايو كلينك يشاركون إجابتهم
Mayo Clinic

فينيكس — يقضي معظم الناس ثلث حياتهم في النوم أو الراحة، وفقًا لمؤسسة النوم. أثناء النوم، يعيد الجسم شحن نفسه ويصلح نفسه. وغالبًا ما يكون النوم جيدًا ليلًا حسب وضعيتك. يشارك خبراء النوم في مايو كلينك، لويس كراهن، دكتورة الطب، وفيرند سومرز، دكتور الطب، الحاصل على الدكتوراه، نصائح حول أفضل وأسوأ وضعيات النوم ولماذا هي مهمة.

Released: 3-May-2022 2:10 PM EDT
Qual é a melhor posição para dormir? Especialistas da Mayo Clinic compartilham a sua opinião
Mayo Clinic

A maioria das pessoas passa um terço das suas vidas dormindo ou descansando, segundo a Sleep Foundation. Os especialistas em sono da Mayo Clinic Dra. Lois Krahn e Dr. Virend Somers (Ph.D.), compartilham dicas sobre as melhores e piores posições para dormir e porque isso é importante.

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