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X-Rays, Other Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Radiation from X-rays and other medical imaging tests doesn’t seem to pose a risk to pregnant women or their fetuses when used properly, researchers report. 329 more words

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Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Obese pregnant women may have a nearly twofold increased risk of stillbirth, a new study says.

The leading reasons for that higher risk appear to be high blood pressure and placental disorders, the researchers suggested. 428 more words

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What You Need to Know If You Had High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to face the same health problem later in life, a new study suggests. 352 more words

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Parents' Clothing Can Infect Newborns in Intensive Care

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The clothing of parents and visitors may spread dangerous respiratory infections to infants in an neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a Australian study suggests. 232 more words

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Woman gets womb transplant from mother and gives birth to baby boy

GOTHENBURG, Sweden — For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from the same womb that nurtured his mother, uniting three generations. 773 more words


Mom's Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Heart Defect Risk at Birth

By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who eat healthy diets prior to pregnancy are less likely to have a baby born with a heart defect, researchers report. 809 more words

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Editorial: A safe space for those seeking abortions

The streets and sidewalks around three high-profile abortion clinics in downtown Montreal will remain protest-free zones — at least for the time being — following a court order issued last week. 528 more words