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News tag: Pregnancy


“Architect” genes for body’s blueprint unveiled

14 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Responsible for the genetic “architecture” are two key proteins that develop and manage the blueprint embryos require during the earliest stages of development, latest research unveils. Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia showed in their previous work that protein MOZ could send external 'messages' to…

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Taking iron supplements bring insufficient health benefits in pregnant women

1 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Pregnant women frequently take iron supplements, but new recommendations suggest adding iron supplements in a pregnant woman’s diet brings no significant health outcomes for either the mom or her baby. The new recommendations come from the US Preventive Services Task Force (UPSTF). A second review involving iron supplements considered the…


Images show fetuses react to mother’s smoking

25 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Smoking while pregnant has been damaging to fetus, but new images show the effects of smoking on the fetus’ face, according to new research. Scientists captured high definition images of fetuses in the womb to observe the differences in prenatal development behavior in smokers vs. non-smokers. The small pilot study…


Depression during pregnancy linked to increased risk of childhood asthma

9 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A mother experiencing depression during pregnancy or using an older antidepressant for her condition may increase the child’s risk of asthma, new research suggests. However, when more than 80 percent pregnant mothers with depression were prescribed a newer class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), the medication…


Smoking during pregnancy linked with daughters having cancers later in life

6 Mar, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Women who smoke during pregnancy elevate the risk of their daughters to develop ovarian and breast cancer later in life, new study shows. The study conducted by Australian National University (ANU) determined that mothers who admitted they smoked most days during pregnancy had daughters that had their first menstrual cycle…


Fruit-fly genetical makeup may open path to extending human life

5 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A common lab chemical may extend the lifespan of female fruit flies by as long as 68 percent, suggesting a new look at the aging process is needed, new research indicates. In lab environments worldwide, scientists have been engineering the genetic code of fruit flies by turning it on and…


Delivery rooms may offer novel pain killer option

23 Jan, 2015 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
A Minnesota birthing center is offering a new pain killer option for moms in labor, but instead of another drug, the center uses laughing gas. Laughing gas is getting reintroduced in the U.S. as a self-administered pain control for labor pains, and expecting mothers have mentioned some of the benefits…


Paracetamol link with asthma labeled “overstated”

26 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
An uncertain correlation between early exposures to paracetamol with an elevated risk of developing asthma during childhood has been labeled “overstated”, according to a new study. Before this study, doctors had to consider exposing pregnant women to paracetamol, a common painkiller, as an increased risk factor for that child to…


Cauliflower lifts up immune system, preventing cancer

22 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Cauliflower will rarely make the list of most delicious vegetables, but so is our thinking about healthy alternatives to regular diet. Belonging to cruciferous family, cauliflower is a vegetable with white flowering, famous for its health benefits. The vegetable has a good balance of sulfur compound, and has been linked…


Women’s fertility boosted with natural antioxidant

18 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
By including five brazil nuts in daily diet, women can easily promote development of healthy ovarian follicles, as an Australian study shows. Selenium, a natural antioxidant, has been linked to a women’s fertility, and scientists identified the role this detoxifying component plays in the early phases associated to a woman’s…