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Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?

By Kathleen Doheny
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Pregnancy-related diabetes may increase the risk a child will develop autism, new research suggests. 593 more words

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13 kids and counting: 65-year-old German mother pregnant with quadruplets dismisses critics

BERLIN — A 65-year-old German mother of 13 is getting ready to give birth again — this time to quadruplets.

Annegret Raunigk, 65-y-o, set to be oldest mother of quadruplets (she already has 13 children) …

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Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study

By Tara Haelle
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Use of prescription narcotic painkillers is common in pregnancy and increases the likelihood a baby will be born small or early, or go through painful drug withdrawal, a new study finds. 699 more words

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Editorial: Midwives deserve more

In an era of laments about everything that is wrong with health care in Alberta, it’s strange that the province would refuse to increase funding to a service that truly works — midwifery. 406 more words


Women Born Early at Greater Risk of Delivering Preemies, Study Suggests

By Maureen Salamon
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who were born prematurely may be more likely to deliver their own babies early, a new study suggests. 593 more words

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Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic

TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A pregnant woman’s placenta can reliably measure exposure to the toxic metal arsenic in both the mother and her unborn baby, new research finds. 256 more words

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