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Iron may not improve fertility

A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers finds that there is no consistent association between consuming iron and becoming pregnant. The study, published in

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European mega-venture for safe medication during pregnancy

You are pregnant and in need of an important medication, but nobody knows if the medication is safe for the fetus. Should you stop taking the drug? Or close your

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Birth study empowers pregnant women

A birth study led by QUT Associate Professor Yvette Miller, from the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, asked almost 6000 women about their birthing experiences in Queensland, Australia. Professor Miller

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Pregnancy and reproductive history may impact dementia risk

Research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2018 in Chicago highlighted sex differences associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease across the life course, including the first ever large-scale

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Maternal obesity and diabetes in pregnancy result in early overgrowth of the baby in the womb

Maternal obesity and diabetes in pregnancy result in early overgrowth of the baby in the womb The babies of obese women who develop gestational diabetes are five times as likely

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Eating salmon during pregnancy may reduce child’s risk of asthma

Eating salmon during pregnancy may reduce child’s risk of asthma Children born to mothers who eat salmon when pregnant may be less likely to have doctor diagnosed asthma compared to children

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Cannabis use in pregnancy linked to low birthweight and intensive care

Cannabis use in pregnancy linked to low birthweight and intensive care Use of cannabis during pregnancy is linked to low birthweight and the need for intensive care, reveals an analysis of

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New app can help doctors predict risk of preterm birth

New app can help doctors predict risk of preterm birth A new app called QUiPP could help doctors to better identify women at risk of giving birth prematurely. The app,

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Concerns over prescribed opioid use among pregnant women

Concerns over prescribed opioid use among pregnant women Expert cautions against the long-term use of opioids during pregnancy to reduce associated harms including neonatal abstinence syndrome. The increase in use

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Eating fish during pregnancy improves the growth of a child’s brain

Eating fish during pregnancy improves the growth of a child’s brain Researchers at Tohoku University’s School of Medicine have found an explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy,