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Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Researchers report that more pregnant women are developing kidney failure, an apparent product of the growing prevalence of chronic kidney disease in the United States. 288 more words

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E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine’s effects. 787 more words

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Fetal Faces Seem to React to Mom's Smoking

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a new study, 4-D scans of fetal faces showed differences in expression between those carried by women who smoked versus those carried by women who didn’t. 340 more words

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Ultrasound images of fetal movements show how smoking affects a baby even before it has left the womb

LONDON — The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy on unborn babies may be seen in tiny movements in their faces using 4D ultrasound scans, British research has found. 347 more words


Evolution May Explain Why a Curvy Bottom Drives Men Wild

MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Men are naturally drawn to a woman with a curvy backside, a new report suggests.

The “theoretically optimal angle” is a 45.5-degree curve from back to buttocks — not necessarily a big butt, the University of Texas at Austin researchers determined. 312 more words

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Alberta woman battles brain tumour and infertility to surprise her family with unexpected news: She’s pregnant

Surrounded by family and crumpled wrapping paper, Whitney Quinton’s father opened one of his final gifts last Christmas morning.

In the box, tucked amidst tissue paper, he found a note folded in eighths. 1,120 more words


Case of U.S. woman allegedly cutting fetus from mother reignites debate about start of legal rights

LONGMONT, Colo. — The case of a woman accused of cutting open the belly of a pregnant woman and removing her unborn baby girl is reviving a highly-charged debate in the U.S. 361 more words