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Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects

TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A simple blood test could help prevent neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida, new research finds. 403 more words

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Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults

By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Babies born prematurely appear to have a slightly increased risk of potentially fatal blood clots that they will carry into adulthood, Swedish researchers report. 715 more words

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Obese women as likely to give birth following IVF as those of normal weight

As the nation’s assisted¬†reproduction experts weigh whether obese women should be refused fertility treatments, a new study finds obese women are as likely to get pregnant and have a baby following… 785 more words


Illinois peeps, check out - In Labor, in Chains

Many states forbid the shackling of pregnant inmates. But the laws are often disregarded.. via NYT Opinion http://ift.tt/1pZKRtF


Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb

FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Babies seem to learn even before they’re born, a new study suggests.

By the time women are 34 weeks pregnant, their unborn babies can respond to the sound of their mother’s voice reciting a familiar nursery rhyme, the researchers report. 459 more words

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Blood thinner to prevent miscarriage doesn't work, study shows

A blood thinner that many¬†Canadian women inject during pregnancy to prevent miscarriage¬†doesn’t work, says a new study from The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. 582 more words

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Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests. 695 more words

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