Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Healthday News-Hallucinogen-Pregnancy-Fetus

Ecstasy Use During Pregnancy May Harm Fetus: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 28 (Healthday News) -- Taking the hallucinogen ecstasy during Pregnancy may harm the health of the fetus and lead to poorer motor control in infants, a new study suggests. read more..

Baby During Pregnancy-Healthday News-Health Tip-Village

Health Tip: If You're Diabetic and Pregnant

(Healthday News) -- It can take a "village" to help care for you and your baby during pregnancy, especially if you are diabetic. read more..

Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills recalled, may not prevent pregnancy

Pfizer said on Tuesday it was recalling about a million packets of birth control pills in the United States because they may not contain enough contraceptive to prevent pregnancy. read more..

Birth Control-Teen Moms

Study: Many teen moms surprised they got pregnant

CDC report finds that one-third of teen moms didn't use Birth Control because they thought they couldn't conceive. read more..

Birth Control Pills-Teen Pregnancy Rate-Abortion Rates

Birth control pill recall amid pregnancy fear

Pfizer said on Tuesday it was recalling about a million packets of birth control pills in the United States because they may not contain enough contraceptive to prevent Pregnancy. read more..

Teen pregnancy, abortion rates at record low

Birth and abortion rates among U.S. teens fell to record lows in 2008 as increased use of contraceptives sent the overall teen pregnancy rate to its lowest level since at least 1972, a study showed on Wednesday. read more..

Healthday News-Health Tip-Pregnancy

Health Tip: Eat Right During Pregnancy

(Healthday News) -- When you're pregnant, eating a balanced, healthy diet is important for you and your baby. read more..

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Medications During Pregnancy-Healthday News-Seat Belt

Limit Cold Medications During Pregnancy, Experts Advise

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21 (Healthday News) -- It's prudent to limit the use of over-the-counter cold and flu medications during pregnancy, experts say. read more..

Health Tip: Wear Your Seat Belt During Pregnancy

(Healthday News) -- Wearing a seat belt is particularly important during pregnancy, when you're protecting for two. read more..

Healthday News-Health Tip-Pregnancy-Exercise

Health Tip: Exercising During Pregnancy

(Healthday News) -- Exercise is a great way to manage the aches and pains of pregnancy, and help prepare your body for the birth of your child. read more..

Smoking During Pregnancy-Infection Rates-Healthday News-Antibiotics

Antibiotics in Pregnancy May Shield Newborns From Strep B

THURSDAY, Jan. 5 (Healthday News) -- Giving antibiotics to pregnant women at risk of streptococcus B infection greatly reduces infection rates in newborns, according to a new study. read more..

Smoking During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism

FRIDAY, Jan. 20 (Healthday News) -- Children born to women who smoke during pregnancy are not at increased risk for autism, according to a new study. read more..

Inhaled Glucocorticoids-Metabolic Disorders-Healthday News-Asthma Drugs-Pregnancy

Asthma Drugs in Pregnancy Might Pose Risk for Kids

FRIDAY, Dec. 16 (Healthday News) -- Infants born to mothers who use inhaled glucocorticoids -- a class of steroids -- to treat asthma during Pregnancy may be at risk for endocrine and metabolic disorders, a new study indicates. read more..

Debate over who needs a thyroid check in pregnancy

Check-ups during Pregnancy tend to focus around the waist. But there's growing debate about which mothers-to-be should have a gland in their neck tested, too. read more..

Obesity In Children-Pregnancy Diabetes-Healthday News

When Mom Has Pregnancy Diabetes, Breast-Feeding Curbs Child Obesity

FRIDAY, Feb. 10 (Healthday News) -- Breast-feeding reduces the risk of obesity in children born to mothers with diabetes during their Pregnancy, a new study indicates. read more..

Healthday News-Acupuncture

Acupuncture May Boost Pregnancy Success Rates

FRIDAY, Jan. 27 (Healthday News) -- When a couple is trying to have a baby and can't, it can be emotionally and financially draining. But help may be available in an unexpected form: acupuncture. read more..

Safe During Pregnancy-Common Birth Defects-Asthma Medication-Healthday News

Asthma Meds Likely Safe During Pregnancy: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 20 (Healthday News) -- A new study found no statistically significant link between asthma medication use during Pregnancy and common birth defects. read more..

Monday, 27 February 2012

Gestational Diabetes-Medical Disorders-Healthday News-Chemotherapy

Fatty Diet Before Pregnancy Linked to Gestational Diabetes

TUESDAY, Jan. 31 (Healthday News) -- A pre-Pregnancy diet high in animal fat increases the risk that moms-to-be will develop gestational diabetes, a new study says. read more..

Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby

THURSDAY, Feb. 9 (Healthday News) -- A new study finds that the babies of women who had chemotherapy while pregnant aren't at higher risk for a variety of medical disorders, a sign that the treatment should be safe for the fetus in most instances. read more..

Prenatal Blood Test-Healthday News-Pregnant Women-Down Syndrome

Exercise in Pregnancy Safe for Baby, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Feb. 21 (Healthday News) -- Exercising at moderate or -- for very active women -- even high intensity during Pregnancy won't hurt your baby's health, a new study finds. read more..

Blood Test Detects Down Syndrome During Pregnancy

THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (Healthday News) -- A second company reports that it has developed a prenatal Blood Test to detect Down syndrome, potentially providing yet another option for Pregnant Women who want to know whether their unborn child has the condition. read more..

Complications During Pregnancy-Pregnancy Complications-Cardiovascular Disease-Healthday News

Pregnancy Complications May Predict Heart Trouble Later

MONDAY, Feb. 20 (Healthday News) -- Certain complications during pregnancy appear to raise the mother's risk of cardiovascular disease during middle age, a new study has found. read more..

Pregnancy Tests-Maria Sheahan-Siemens

Siemens recalls clinical pregnancy tests

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Siemens has recalled 15 batches of clinical Pregnancy tests because some of them incorrectly showed a positive result, a spokesman for the company said on Friday. He said the recall affects several hundred hospitals around the world, which were told as early as mid-December to destroy pregnancy tests from the batches. Until the cause of the malfunction has been found, Siemens will not be supplying any such tests, he said. (Reporting by Jens Hack; Writing by Maria Sheahan; Editing by David Hulmes) read more..

Cord Blood Transplantation-Umbilical Cord Blood-Cord Blood Donation-Cord Blood Bank

Before the 34th week of your pregnancy

If you decide to donate Umbilical Cord blood ,talk with your doctor about your decision. Firstly, you will find out where you want to donate the umbilical Cord Blood? If your hospital collects the umbilical cord blood for donation than you will confirm that your hospital is listed. If your hospital is listed than contact the public bank. If it will listed, public bank works with your hospital. The Cord Blood Bank will confirm that you will able to donate cord blood or not. If there is no problem they give you a consent form to complete. If any reason your hospital is not listed than you can see the Cord Blood FAQs. Cord Blood FAQs will give you the options how you may be able to donate the cord blood After accepted your Cord Blood Donation to be used as part of the NM DP's research study. After the research study on Cord Blood Transplantation it outcomes to help amend transplant results for patients. When you are in the hospital When you come to the hospital you tell the doctor or nurse that you are donating umbilical cord blood. After the baby birth the umbilical cord is clinched. The umbilical cord blood and placenta is collected into the infertile bag. Than the sample of your blood, not your baby, is tested that blood is safe, not any infectious disease. After your baby's birth, within two days the cord blood unit is delivered to the public cord blood bank. read more..

Infant Formula-Rare Bacteria-Oklahoma Baby

3rd baby ill with rare bacteria associated with formula

Health officials say an Oklahoma baby is the third infant this month sickened by bacteria sometimes associated with tainted infant formula. read more..

Baby Changing Stations-Public Restrooms-Infant Formula

Wal-Mart pulls formula after baby's death

Wal-Mart has pulled a batch of powdered infant formula from more than 3,000 stores nationwide after a newborn Missouri boy who was given the product died, the retailer said. read more..

Cocaine on 9 in 10 UK baby changing stations

Those baby changing stations found in public restrooms often look a little suspect when it comes to cleanliness - but we bet you didn't think it might be cocaine coating the surface. read more..

Sexually Transmitted Disease-Unwanted Pregnancy

Condom use 101: Errors are so common

Condoms can't prevent unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease if they're used incorrectly. Unfortunately, a new review of research finds that condom use errors are all too common. read more..

Stem Cells-Women

Pioneering lab work aims to smash women's fertility barrier

An experiment that produced human eggs from Stem Cells could one day be a boon for Women who are desperate to have a baby, according to a study published on Sunday. read more..

Bacterial Infection-National Retailers-Infant Formula-Stores Inc

More retailers pull formula after baby's death

Several more national retailers have joined Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in pulling a batch of powdered infant formula from their shelves after a Missouri newborn who consumed it apparently died of a rare bacterial infection, the companies said Friday. read more..

Baby Lotion-Bacteria-Aveeno

Baby lotion recalled due to bacteria levels

Johnson & Johnson on Friday said it is recalling more than 2,000 tubes of its Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion after U.S. regulators identified excessive levels of bacteria in a product sample. read more..

Teeny Baby

Teeny baby -- one of smallest survivors -- going home

One of the world's smallest surviving babies is headed home. Melinda Star Guido weighed only 9 ½ ounces (.2 kilograms) at birth— less than a can of soda. read more..

Pregnant Women-Sex Secret-Baby

Doc: Keep baby's sex secret to stop abortions

Doctors should not tell Pregnant Women the sex of their Baby until 30 weeks into a pregnancy to prevent gender-based abortions, one physician is arguing. read more..

Stanford School Of Medicine-Stanford University-Pacemaker

15-minute-old baby gets pacemaker for heart

The name Jaya in Hindi means victorious. And Jaya Maharaj was just that, as she became one of the smallest-ever recipients of a pacemaker when she was 15 minutes old. read more..

Cleveland Clinic-Eggs

Miracle baby born from single sperm
Chic Sports Bras-Sneakers-Leggings
An Ohio man who made no sperm and his wife, who had few eggs, have become parents thanks to a first-ever Cleveland Clinic case in which a single sperm that was frozen and injected into an egg resulted in pregnancy. Here, Jason and Jennifer Schiraldi pose with Kenley,9 months.

An Ohio man who made no sperm and his wife, who had few eggs, have become parents thanks to a first-ever Cleveland Clinic case in which a single sperm that was frozen and injected into an egg resulted in pregnancy. Here, Jason and Jennifer Schiraldi pose with Kenley,9 months. read more..

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Baby Boomers-Hepatitis C-Risk

Hepatitis C deaths up, baby boomers most at risk
Possible Connection-Healthday News-Stroke Risk-Health News-Sunshine
Graphic shows the expected outcomes per one hundred people infected with Hepatitis C

Deaths from liver-destroying hepatitis C are on the rise, and new data shows baby boomers especially should take heed — they are most at risk. read more..

Smallest Baby-Hospital

Third smallest baby ever leaves US hospital

A baby believed to be the third smallest birth-weight infant ever to survive left hospital in Los Angeles, doctors and the proud parents said. read more..

Infant Formula-Oklahoma Baby

Oklahoma baby is 3rd sickened by rare bacteria

An Oklahoma baby is the third infant this month sickened by a rare type of bacteria sometimes associated with tainted powdered infant formula. read more..

Global Initiative-Health Agencies-Centretown Chc-Implementation-Designation

Great news!  The Centretown CHC is celebrating its recent...

Great news!  The Centretown CHC is celebrating its recent designation as a Baby-Friendly facility. The Baby-Friendly Initiative™ is a World Health Organization/UNICEF designation granted to health agencies that follow best practices defined by the baby friendly initiative.Baby-Friendly™ Initiative provides a framework for the implementation of best practice by health care facilities and practitioners, with the aim of ensuring that all patients are helped to make informed decisions about feeding their babies and that they are then supported in their chosen feeding method.Ottawa Public Health is currently working on obtaining its Baby-Friendly designation and we look forward to learning from Centretown’s experience during their journey to successful implementation of this global initiative. read more..

Cord Blood Transplants-Cord Blood Stem Cells-Umbilical Cord Blood

Benefits of Cord Blood Banking :

Umbilical Cord Blood is the blood that cadaver in the umbilical cord after the baby birth and the umbilical cord is cut. It carries red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma, like blood. In component, cord blood is a rich source of Stem Cells that may have possibly lifesaving welfare for your baby and family. Cord Blood Stem Cells have already been used in treating over 50,000 patients for a broad range of diseases, including types of leukemia and resistant system illnesses. Cord blood stem cell treatment is still considered experimental and scientists continue to research its uses in treating other diseases like cerebral palsy, stroke, and diabetes.. As further scientific discoveries are made, the latent for using cord blood stem cells to treat a variety of diseases and conditions may continue to increase. There are several choices for cord blood banking, reckoning private banking and donation. About 30% people who require a stem cell transplant do not receive one because they are not able to find a donor with more than 1 HLA (Human Leukocyte Antogen) match, it may be good to have your baby’s cord blood stem cells preserved and promptly acquirable, should a doctor determine that an individual’s stem cells can be used for transplant. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1997, the doctors analyzed 143 Cord Blood Transplant patients who accepted cord blood from either a related or unrelated donor, between October 1998 to December 1996, to ascertain endurance based on whether the donor and recipient were related or unrelated. The doctors concluded that using a cord blood stem cell unit from a family member results in patient endurance rates that are more than twice as high as a cord blood stem cell unit from an unrelated donor. Findings from an analysis of 143 patients who accepted cord blood transplants from 1988 to 1996 at 45 transplantation centers. 63% represents 49 out of 78 patients who accepted a transplant from a related donor. 29% represents, 19 out of 65 patients who received a transplant from an unrelated donor.If you are not interested in private bank for your baby's cord blood stem cells or family’s actual use, there is also the option of donating. By donating your baby’s cord blood stem cells, you may increase the probability of someone benefiting from a cord blood stem cell transplant from a registry. Please see “Cord Blood Banking Options” for more information. read more..

Maraschino Cherries-Sources Of Protein-Sweet Potato-Tryptophan-Potassium

10 Fruits That Fight Depression

Avocado Aside from being the highest source of tryptophan, avocados are also one of the richest sources of protein, folate, and the heart-friendly omega-3 fatty acids.Sapote The flavor of the mamey sapote, also known as marmalade plum, is described by some as a combination of pumpkin, sweet potato and maraschino cherries with an avocado texture. Should you find some, make it into milkshakes or eat as is to help boost your mood and give your body the bone-fiendly calcium.GuavaGuavas are the perfect snack for pregnant women. It is packed with potassium which helps prevent leg cramps; folate which prevents neural tube problems for the developing and baby, and tryptophan to help prevent postpartum depression.Tamarinds Have you tried eating a nutritious candy? The tamarind is a very healthy fruit that can be consumed in dozens of ways including being made into candies. Enjoy their sweet and sour taste and provide your body not only with tryptophan but also with a rich amount of thiamine, magnesium, potassium, iron and calcium.Apricots Apricots are important fruits in Iran where they are called Zard-alu. Their scientific name Prunus armeniaca (Armenian plum) came from the belief that they are native in Armenia as they are known in the place during ancient times. Apricots are also excellent sources of vitamins A and C and a very good source of potassium and fiber.Kiwifruit The kiwifruit is the highest source of folate and vitamin K. In addition to tryptophan which aids restfulness, it also helps relax your nerves and muscles by loading up your body with magnesium.PlantainsPlaintains have higher tryptophan content than their non-cooking relatives, the sweet bananas. The same with their blood pressure slashing potassium.American Persimmons The American persimmon can provide the body with more than 100% of the DV of vitamin C, higher than the Japanese ones. It is also rich in iron, one of the nutrients which helps boosts your energy levels.Elderberries Looking for other natural sources of fiber? Elderberries are one of the fruits loaded with dietary fiber. Pop them into your mouth for additional supply of vitamins A, C, and B6.Soursop (Guyabano)The delicious flavor of the soursop alone can already lift your mood. What with a taste that has been described as a combination of strawberry and pineapple with sour citrus notes contrasting with an underlying rich flavor reminiscent of coconut or banana. Chill before eating! read more..

Cord Blood Transplant-Cord Blood Stem Cells

Why should families decide to collect and stock their baby's cord blood?

Today, Cord Blood stem cells have been used successfully in the treatment of nearly 70 diseases and over 700,000 families global have banking concern their cord blood. Mostly families, storing their baby's cord blood contents peace of mind that should there be a need, their family’s stem cells are promptly acquirable. It's also important to remember that transplants using cord blood from a family member are nearly twice as successful as transplants using cord blood from a non-relative.Of course, there are those who slope the cord blood because of family history or because there is an extant medical need for a Cord Blood Transplant. read more..

Australia-Bird Flu-Ducks

Australia culls ducks in bid to stop bird flu outbreak

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Wednesday was in the process of killing 24,000 ducks in the hope of stemming an outbreak of bird flu that led to a ban on Australian exports of poultry products to Japan, along with some restrictions by some other Asian countries. The executive director of the Australian Chicken Foundation, Andreas Dubs, said the ducks were being destroyed after testing positive to a low pathogenic strain of the virus. ... read more..

Pregnancy Terminations-Global Report-Abortion Rate

Back-street abortions on the rise, global report warns

A long-term fall in the global abortion rate has tapered off and the number of unsafe pregnancy terminations is rising worryingly, according to a report published by The Lancet on Thursday. read more..

Enfamil Baby Formula-Infant Formula-Batch

Wal-Mart pulls formula after baby dies in Missouri

Wal-Mart and health officials awaited tests Thursday on a batch of powdered infant formula that was removed from more than 3,000 stores nationwide after a Missouri newborn who consumed it apparently died from a rare infection. read more..

New Tests Find Enfamil Baby Formula Safe

New tests confirmed the safety of Enfamil infant formula today after the death of a 10-day-old Missouri infant caused major retailers to remove cans of the formula from their shelves. read more..

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Healthday News-Finger Foods-Pureed Foods

Letting Baby Eat Finger Foods May Spur Healthier Weight

TUESDAY, Feb. 7 (Healthday News) -- Allowing babies who are being weaned to feed themselves with finger foods rather than spoon-feeding the baby with pureed foods may reduce their risk for obesity later on, according to new research. read more..

Human Guinea Pigs-Los Angeles

Tiny baby leaves Los Angeles hospital amid fanfare

One of the world's smallest surviving babies was discharged Friday from the hospital where she spent nearly five months in an incubator — but not before getting the Hollywood treatment. read more..

Are Baby Sasha's Parents Causing Him Harm?

COMMENTARY | Some parents are losing their minds regarding the development of their kids, using them as human guinea pigs by creating gender-bending living situations for them. These parents may be causing permanent harm. read more..

The Classic Arcade Game-British Scientists-Oxford University-Speed

Babies' cries get a speedy response

LONDON (Reuters) - The sound of babies crying is uniquely able to get adults to react at speed, British scientists said on Tuesday. A study by Oxford University researchers using the classic arcade game "whack-a-mole" found that adults' responses were swifter when they were listening to babies crying, compared to hearing sounds of adults in distress or twittering birds. "The improvements in speed and dexterity may reflect an evolved response that kicks in when an immediate reaction to a baby in distress is required. ... read more..

Sleep Standards-Sleep Studies-Expert Advice-Enough Sleep

With no firm science, sleep standards are slipping

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids never got enough shuteye, even back in grandpa's day. That's according to a century's worth of expert advice and sleep studies, which a team of researchers has now distilled into a brief report in the journal Pediatrics. "There is a common belief that children are not getting enough sleep and that children's total sleep time has been declining," Lisa Anne Matricciani of the University of South Australia in Adelaide and colleagues write. ... read more..

Epidural Plus Fever-Poor Muscle Tone-Healthday News-Apgar Scores

Epidural Plus Fever in Mom May Raise Risks for Baby

FRIDAY. Feb. 3 (Healthday News) -- The babies of women who develop an epidural-related fever while in labor are at greater Risk of having problems right at birth, including poor muscle tone, breathing difficulties, low Apgar scores and seizures, a new study suggests. read more..

Birth Control Pills-Unwanted Pregnancy

What to do if you take recalled birth control pills
Scary Side Effects-Birth Control-Immune System-Heart Trouble
If you’ve been taking the birth control pills that were recalled Wednesday, there are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself against an unwanted pregnancy.

If you’ve been taking the birth control pills that were recalled Wednesday, there are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself against an unwanted pregnancy. read more..

Cord Blood Collection-Risk

Is there any risk to baby or mother?

There is no Risk to mother or new born baby during the Cord Blood Collection process. The baby stay on in the birthing area during the process, which is painless and invasive read more..

Hormonal Contraceptives-Hormone Levels-Healthday News-Normal Weight

Contraceptives Work Well in Obese Women, But Hormone Levels Lower

THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (Healthday News) -- Hormonal contraceptives appear to thwart pregnancy just as well in overweight and obese women as those of normal weight despite markedly lower pregnancy-prevention hormone levels among heavier females, a group of reproductive experts said. read more..


Two sisters act as surrogates for sibling
Healthday News-Health News-Conception-Blood Test-Baby
Unable to carry a baby, one woman turned to her sisters for help, and is now expecting a gift greater than she could have ever imagined.

Unable to carry a baby, one woman turned to her sisters for help, and is now expecting a gift greater than she could have ever imagined. read more..

Kasey Kahne-Rant

Kahne goes on Twitter rant about breastfeeding
Restaurant Meal-Health News-Marriage
Off the Bench: NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne launches a bizarre Twitter rant after seeing a woman breast feeding her baby in the supermarket.

Off the Bench: NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne launches a bizarre Twitter rant after seeing a woman breast feeding her baby in the supermarket. read more..

Morning Sickness

Severe morning sickness linked to preterm births

New study finds 23 percent of women with morning sickness were more likely to deliver their baby before 34 weeks. read more..

Breast Cancer Survivor-Arline Maccormack-Pregnant Women-Miscarriages

Boston lawsuit claims DES-breast cancer link
Health Benefits Of Carrot Juice-Cancer Prevention-Beta Carotene-Breast Cancer
In this Dec. 13, 2011 photo, breast cancer survivor Arline MacCormack speaks with a reporter at her home in Newton, Mass. A study has confirmed that the drug DES, which millions of pregnant women took decades ago to prevent miscarriage and complications, has put their daughters at higher risk for breast cancer and other health problems that are showing up now. MacCormack is one of 53 women from ar

Arline MacCormack first heard about DES from her mother when she was 17. Three decades later, MacCormack believes that the drug her mother took to prevent miscarriages caused her to develop breast cancer at age 44. read more..

Permanent Teeth-Healthday News-Health Tip-Decay

Health Tip: Protect Teeth From Decay

(Healthday News) -- Even baby's gums and teeth can decay, potentially leading to future problems with permanent teeth. read more..

National Marrow Donor Program-Umbilical Cord Blood-Public Cord Blood-Public Bank

How Should We Donate Cord Blood

If you could donate your baby’s Umbilical Cord Blood to a Public Bank at no cost to you. Umbilical cord blood is affluent with blood-forming Cells, cells are no longer required by your baby after the birth. But these cells may be required by someone else — someone with a life-grievous disease like leukemia or lymphoma who needs a transplant to survive. If you would like,you may be save any bodies life. If you could donate to the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Network of Public Cord Blood banks, which is helping the patients in need every day. read more..

Accidental Pregnancy-Birth Control Pills-World Headquarters-Pfizer Inc

Pfizer recalls 1M birth control packs after mix-up
Parasympathetic Nervous System-Flawless Skin-Nerve Cells-Women
FILE - In this April 12, 2005 file photo, the world headquarters of Pfizer Inc. is seen in New York. Pfizer Inc. is recalling 1 million packets of birth control pills due to a packaging error that could raise the risk of an accidental pregnancy by leaving women with an inadequate dose, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Birth control pills are known to be nearly 100 percent effective when taken properly, but a recall of the drugs could send a shudder through women of childbearing age. read more..


Sterilization, forced abortion are never the answer

A 32-year-old pregnant woman from Massachusetts, known only as Mary Moe, is at the center of a heated battle over abortion and sterilization, in a case so complex you could use it to teach an entire course on bioethics. read more..

Pregnancy Complications-Stillbirth-Research

Stillbirth often linked to placenta: US research
Healthy Balanced Diet-Bally Fitness-New Research-Resolution
A doctor conducts a scan on a pregnant woman

Stillbirth is often caused by pregnancy complications such as problems with the placenta or preterm labor, said US research published on Tuesday aiming to shed light on the causes and risks. read more..

Friday, 24 February 2012

Pregnant Women-Healthday News-Dog

Dogs Can Boost Exercise Rates for Moms-to-Be

SATURDAY, Feb. 18 (Healthday News) -- Pregnant Women who own a dog are 50 percent more likely to get the recommended 30 minutes of exercise a day by going for brisk walks, a new study finds. read more..

Healthday News-Contraception-Birth Control

More Than Half of Teens Who Gave Birth Weren't Using Contraception: CDC

THURSDAY, Jan. 19 (Healthday News) -- Slightly more than half of U.S. teenaged girls who had a child between 2004 and 2008 did not use Birth Control, and a third didn't think they could get pregnant at the time, a new government study finds. read more..

Vascular Surgery-Varicose Veins-Pregnant Women-Healthday News

Surgeons Offer Advice on Avoiding Varicose Veins

FRIDAY, Jan. 13 (Healthday News) -- An estimated 50 percent to 55 percent of Pregnant Women in the United States develop varicose veins, according to the Society for Vascular Surgery. read more..

Raise Complication Risk-Australian Researchers-Language Difficulties-Complication Rates

Mom's Vitamin D Levels Linked to Language Problems in Kids

MONDAY, Feb. 13 (Healthday News) -- Pregnant Women with low levels of vitamin D may be putting their children at risk for language difficulties, Australian researchers report. read more..

Age Doesn't Raise Complication Risk for Pregnancies With Donor Eggs

FRIDAY, Feb. 17 (Healthday News) -- Complication rates for women older than 50 who become pregnant through egg donation are similar to those of younger women, according to a new study. read more..

Fertility Rate-Afghan Women-Lifetime-Babies

Many Afghan women face lonely, frightening births

KABUL/HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - An Afghan woman can expect to have an average 5.1 Babies in her lifetime, the highest fertility rate in Asia. That makes giving birth a common, and frequent experience -- but mothers say it is too often also hard, lonely and frightening. At the Ahmad Shah Baba hospital, which Medecins Sans Frontieres runs on the outskirts of Kabul, Bazbobo, 40 and seven months pregnant with her 13th child, says she has delivered most of her babies at home and alone, unable to get to hospital without a male relative to escort her. ... read more..

Ectopic Pregnancies-Alarming Increase-Illicit Drug Use-Healthday News-Florida Women

Illicit Drug Use May Be Driving Rise in Ectopic Pregnancies in Florida

THURSDAY, Feb. 16 (Healthday News) -- An alarming increase in ectopic pregnancy-related deaths among Florida women is likely caused by illicit drug use and delays in seeking medical care, a U.S. report released Thursday says. read more..

Healthday News-Birth Defects-Smoke

When Mom-to-Be's Overweight and Smokes, Risk for Birth Defects Rises

TUESDAY, Jan. 31 (Healthday News) -- Women who are both overweight and Smoke during pregnancy could damage their baby's developing heart, a new study warns. read more..

Pregnancy Complication-Causes Of Stillbirth-Healthday News

Some Causes of Stillbirth May Be Avoidable: Studies

TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (Healthday News) -- Stillbirth has long been a mysterious and devastating pregnancy complication. But two new studies are uncovering more about what causes stillbirth and the factors that may raise a woman's chances of having a stillbirth -- at least some of which are avoidable. read more..

World Health Organization-Maternal Mortality-Maternal Deaths-Inaccessibility-Afghanistan

Factbox: Why are maternal deaths so high in Afghanistan?

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan has the worst rate of maternal mortality in the world, the latest World Health Organization data shows, with a toxic mix of inaccessibility, poverty and cultural barriers to women's healthcare conspiring against expectant mothers. One Afghan woman in 11 will die of causes related to pregnancy and birth during her childbearing years, the WHO says. In neighboring Tajikistan, that figure is one in 430, while in Austria, it is one in 14,300. ... read more..

Baby Boomers-Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C deaths up, boomers most at risk

Deaths from liver-destroying hepatitis C are on the rise, and new data shows baby boomers especially should take heed — they are most at risk. read more..

Nicole Fisher-Baby Boys-Twins

Is 'twin communication' a real thing?

When Twins Danielle and Nicole Fisher gave birth to baby boys within minutes of one another, people wondered whether it was the result of some sort of special twin telepathy. read more..

Enfamil Baby Formula-Stable Condition-Health Officials-Northern Brazil-Investigation

Two-headed twins in stable condition

Hospital officials in northern Brazil say a woman have given birth to conjoined twin boys with one body and two heads. read more..

Mead Johnson says retesting shows Enfamil is safe

(Reuters) - Mead Johnson said on Sunday that a new round of testing of samples of its Enfamil baby formula, under investigation by Health Officials, showed that the product was safe. The company said in a statement that it had retested samples from a batch of Enfamil premium newborn powdered formula and found no presence of Cronobacter, a bacterium that has sometimes been linked to rare illnesses in newborns. Enfamil was pulled off shelves at WalMart last week after the death of an infant in Missouri, who had been fed the formula and tested positive for Cronobacter. ... read more..

Baby Boomers

Hepatitis C killing more Americans than HIV

Hepatitis C has surpassed HIV as a killer of U.S. adults, and screening all baby boomers could be one way to stem the problem, according to two new government studies. read more..

Expectant Mothers-Healthday News-Blood Test

Blood Test May Reveal Child's Sex Soon After Conception

THURSDAY, Jan. 5 (Healthday News) -- New research suggests that a Blood Test may one day be able to tell expectant mothers the gender of their baby as early as the first trimester. read more..

High Blood Pressure-Western Afghanistan-Pregnancy And Birth-Maternity Hospital-Heavily Pregnant

Giving birth is a battle for survival in Afghanistan

HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - She was 15 years old, heavily pregnant and had travelled eight days on the back of a donkey to reach hospital. Suffering from seizures and high blood pressure, she died soon after at the Herat Maternity Hospital in western Afghanistan, one of the thousands of women who die in the country each year from causes linked to pregnancy and birth. "She came at a late stage and we couldn't help her," said Somayeh, a midwife at the hospital and herself just 21. "She was already in a coma. ... read more..

World's Tiniest 'Preemies' Growing Up Healthy: Report

MONDAY, Dec. 12 (Healthday News) -- When she was born prematurely in 1989, weighing less than two-thirds of a pound, Madeline Mann was the world's smallest surviving baby. read more..

Thursday, 23 February 2012

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Does acupuncture boost IVF success?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Acupuncture may help some women conceive through in-vitro fertilization (IVF), a new analysis of past research concludes. But the true benefit in the real world, if any, remains unclear. The technique has been used for millennia in traditional Chinese medicine, for a whole range of ills. Ten years ago, a study in Germany was the first clinical trial to report that acupuncture seemed to improve pregnancy rates in women undergoing IVF. But since then research has turned up mixed results. ... read more..

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Normal Pregnancies May Be Misdiagnosed as Ectopic

FRIDAY, Jan. 13 (Healthday News) -- Women with normal pregnancies that were misdiagnosed as ectopic who were treated with methotrexate in the first trimester either miscarried or gave birth to a severely deformed baby, the results of a small study suggest. read more..

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Withings launches health cloud platform at CES

Fitness gadgets are a hot trend at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas -- and French technology company Withings just launched its new health and wellness cloud platform that integrates data from not only Withings products but dozens of other fitness tracking apps and connected devices. read more..

Study finds no better odds using 3 embryos in IVF

A new study of fertility treatment found that women who get three or more embryos have no better odds of having a baby than those who get just two embryos. read more..

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High arsenic levels found in some organic foods

High levels of arsenic have been found in foods that list organic brown rice syrup as a primary ingredient, according to a new study. read more..

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Babies lip-read, may offer autism clues
Effects Of Alcohol-Fetal Development-Pregnant Ladies-Pregnant Women-Fair Share
For years, the conventional wisdom was that babies learned how to talk by listening to their parents. But a new study shows they're using their eyes, too, and are actually pretty good lip readers. The finding could lead to earlier diagnosis and intervention for autism.

For years, the conventional wisdom was that babies learned how to talk by listening to their parents. But a new study shows they're using their eyes, too, and are actually pretty good lip readers. The finding could lead to earlier diagnosis and intervention for autism. read more..


Palm-sized preemie almost ready to go home

At birth, Melinda Star Guido was so tiny she could fit into the palm of her doctor's hand. Weighing just 9 1/2 ounces, she is among the smallest babies ever born in the world. Most infants her size don't survive, but doctors are preparing to send her home by New Year's. read more..

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How should we cord blood collected?

The collection process is simple and easy, and does not hinder with the delivery or resultant care for your newborn babies. After the birth of your baby,the placenta is spake, your accoutre or nurse cleans a four- to eight- inch area of Umbilical Cord with antiseptic solvent and breaks the blood bag needle into the umbilical vein. The blood flows into the bag by sobriety until it stops, after which the collection is complete. The blood bag is clinched, sealed, and labeled. The collection typically takes two to four minutes. Three tubes of maternal blood are also haggard for testing. read more..

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What are the uses of collect the cord blood in future?

Cord blood Stem Cell Research Could Modify The Life Cord blood is an prospective source of Stem Cells. Cord blood Stem cell research is mutual upon this resource, which has the latent for treating disease, thereby increasing the life. Banking cord blood makes this primary resource acquirable for your future use. Cord blood research has the possible to save our lives. Cord Blood Research is an ample field that holds a great deal of promise for the future. Cord blood stems cells may be used to treat many different types of disease, some of them comparatively common. Diseases that can seem later in life and modification its quality, considering Alzheimer's, Heart Disease, and strokes, could be helped by stem cell research. Clinical trials are already in progress, testing the actual benefits and side effects of therapy using stem cells. Treatments for Disease by the research of cord blood: Alzheimer's Disease Heart Disease Breast Cancer Crohn's Disease Kidney Failure Diabetes Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell carcinoma) Liver Disease Multiple Sclerosis Parkinson's Disease Spinal Cord Injury Scleroderma Autism Systemic Lupus Erythematosis Glaucoma Strokes If you will store your baby's cord blood ,it may be save his or her life in future. read more..

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Why should we Save Cord Blood?

After the birth of a baby, the Umbilical Cord and placenta are generally castoff. However, both of these are crammed with valuable Cord BloodStem Cells, which can be used in the treatment of a diverse variety of diseases. In short, saving cord blood stem cells could help to save our lives.  Conventionally, Bone Marrow transplantation has been used to treat many of the conditions that can also be treated with cord blood stem cells. Though, with bone marrow it is necessary to find A Perfect Match between the donor and the recipient. This makes it far harder to find a suitable match and increases the chances of denial. Cord blood stem cells, however, are very young and adaptable cells, and these have a far greater chance of being accepted, as they do not have to be a perfect match.  The other problem with bone marrow use is that before a transplant can be considered, a suitable donor has to be found. As this donor has to provide a perfect match, it can be a very difficult and laborious to find the right person. In many cases, a transplant is required instantly, and by the time a suitable donor is found it is often too late for the patient. Cord blood stem calls, still, can be piled and anytime available when patient required .The availability of cord blood stem cells, coupled with the increased chances of receiving, it means these cells could be save many lives.  GVHD (Graft VS Host Disease) is a condition where the recipient’s is rejected by the transplanted stem cells or bone marrow. This is a common existence and sadly proves incurable for many. Cord blood stem cells, however, do not have to be a perfect match and therefore the risk of this elimination is intensely condensed. When we save the cord blood stem cells after the birth of yours baby it could not only help others, but could also prove dynamic to your own family in coming years. By funding these cord blood stem cells, you have the peace of mind that should any member of the family involved in a serious accident or bond with a condition that requires a stem cell transplant. read more..

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Unemployment Numbers-Older Workers-Baby Boomers

Why Older Workers are Better Workers

At a time when high unemployment numbers constantly make the headlines, companies can be selective about whom they want to hire. Older Workers generally don't make the top of lists of potential job candidates for a variety of reasons, some real and some imagined. But with 10,000 baby boomers reaching the age of 65 each day for the next twenty years, hiring companies would do well to re-evaluate this untapped pool of labor, especially once our economy finally gets back on track. read more..

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Parrot rescuers trying to improve their long lives

With lots of smarts and long lives, parrots were once favored by Baby Boomers, but more of the former pets are now wild, passed from owner to owner or ignored altogether in cramped cages without the feathered mates they crave, rescuers said. read more..

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Let's talk about sex

Let's talk about sex

Many parents feel anxious about talking to their kids about sex, yet, they are a major source of information about sexuality for their children.  Don’t know where to start?  Here are some tips to help guide during these very important talks: Start earlyTalking about sexuality at an early age will make it easier when talking about mroe complex issues when they become teenagers. If your child has not asked you “where babies come from” by age 6 or 7—bring it up.  Take it slowly, building on topics you have already discussed. If your teen has not asked you about sex—bring it up with them.  Do not expect that everything will be covered in one “talk” as it may take more than one conversation before you are both comfortable discussing the subject.  What is most important is that your teen feels they can come to you with their questions and concerns. Make the most of teachable momentsCapitalize on opportunities that come up in everyday life.  Talk about a relative’s pregnancy and ask them if they have reflected on the question—where do babies come from?Whether you just heard a news report about sexually transmitted infections, watching a love scene with a TV show, or even listening to provocative lyrics on the radio, these can be conversation starters with your teen.  It does not matter how you bring it up—it just matters that you let your teen know that you are willing to talk about it. Use “real” wordsUse proper vocabulary when referring to body parts.  Along with learning the correct terms, your child will learn that these are not “dirty” words and that it’s ok to ask questions. Clarify questionsWhen your child or teen comes to you with a question, clarify what it is they are asking. When a child asks where they came from, they might simply be asking in which city they were born. Keep in mind that many of their questions are really “am I normal?” in disguise.You don’t have to know all the answers, and it’s ok to say that you do not know.  Suggest that you and your child find the answer together.Share your values—don’t lecture of preachListen and respect your child’s ideas.  Ask them what they think about it.  Share your experiences and thoughts about the subject at hand.  Don’t impose your values; share them by putting them in context.For more information on talking about sexuality, contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 (TTY:613-580-6744) or visit our website,  You can also connect with OPH on Twitter (@ophsexhealth) for the latest public health information. read more..

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Young Women

“What if I can’t get pregnant at all?” And while it’s a passing thought for some...

“What if I can’t get pregnant at all?” And while it’s a passing thought for some, a new study reveals that a good chunk of young women, about 1 in 5, think they’re probably infertile. Read more:'re More Fertile Than You Thinkow.lyMost women still expect to give birth for the first time about 7 years older than when their mom first did read more..

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Joint Replacement-Baby Boomers

US baby boomers feed need for joint replacements

US baby boomers are fueling a wave of joint replacement surgeries, hoping to use new artificial knees and hips to stay active as they get older. read more..

US baby boomers feed need for joint replacements

US baby boomers are fueling a wave of joint replacement surgeries, hoping to use new artificial knees and hips to stay active as they get older. read more..

Baby Boomers and Their Seniors Want to Affect Social Change

Baby Boomers and Their Seniors Want to Affect Social Change

As the Occupy movement continues to gain momentum, baby boomers and their seniors have expressed their desire to bring about social change, just in a different manner. People ages 44 to 70 -- 25 million people -- want to start businesses or nonprofits to employ themselves and others. read more..

Baby Boomers and Their Seniors Want to Affect Social Change

As the Occupy movement continues to gain momentum, baby boomers and their seniors have expressed their desire to bring about social change, just in a different manner. People ages 44 to 70 -- 25 million people -- want to start businesses or nonprofits to employ themselves and others. read more..

Let's Talk About Sex-Sex Survey-Exercise

Let's talk about sex, baby! More specifically, sex and exercise: How does workin...

Let's talk about sex, baby! More specifically, sex and exercise: How does working out affect your sex life? Take our survey and let us know! Sex Survey 2012: Exercise and Your Sex Life- Shape Magazinewww.shape.comHow does exercise affect your sex life? We want to know! Take our annual SHAPE Sex Survey and tell us! read more..

Let's talk about sex, baby! More specifically, sex and exercise: How does workin...

Let's talk about sex, baby! More specifically, sex and exercise: How does working out affect your sex life? Take our survey and let us know! Sex Survey 2012: Exercise and Your Sex Life- Shape Magazinewww.shape.comHow does exercise affect your sex life? We want to know! Take our annual SHAPE Sex Survey and tell us! read more..

Baby Boomers

Baby Boomer Retirement Plans Missing Crucial Piece

Advice to prepare for a satisfying retirement typically focuses on the financial side of the equation. Carefully constructed formulas calculate a target amount you will need to save to draw against in retirement based on your expenses, investments, personal life style, and expected years to live. Without this financial security it will be challenging to live any kind of satisfying retirement. read more..

Baby Boomers Make Old the New Young

When I was a teenager, I viewed anyone over 30 as old. These days 30-year-olds are just kids in my book. And I venture to say that before long that ripe old age of 80 will not seem quite as ancient as I once thought. Perceptions of what constitutes old age tend to change in our individual lives as we approach those ages. read more..

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Social Security Eligibility-Social Security Benefits-Retirement Planning-Baby Boomers

More Baby Boomers Launch Encore Careers

A growing number of people approaching retirement are pursuing encore careers, or late-career jobs that pay the bills while providing personal meaning or having a social impact. A new MetLife Foundation and Civic Ventures report estimates that 9 million older workers, or about 9 percent of all people ages 44 to 70, are already in encore careers, up from 8.4 million in 2008. read more..

Tips for Baby Boomers Reaching Retirement Age in 2012

In 2012, the oldest baby boomers will turn 66, an important age for Social Security eligibility. At 66, boomers can claim the full amount of Social Security they have earned, and the penalty for working and claiming Social Security benefits at the same time disappears. Here are some Retirement planning tips for those turning 66 next year. read more..