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Young women’s gradual weight gain raises pregnancy risk of hypertensive disorders

Researchers are challenging women to start thinking about pre-pregnancy health sooner, with the finding that years of gradual weight gain more than doubles the risk of blood pressure disorders in


Corticosteroid treatment increases survival of preterm infants within hours

The effects of corticosteroid treatments on pregnant women facing preterm delivery to prevent infant death and morbidity have been thought to develop gradually over days. However, a new study by


Clinics should choose women’s breast screening appointment times to improve attendance

For women who miss a breast screening appointment, giving a fixed date and time for a new  appointment could improve poor attendance and be a cost-effective way to shift national


3D printed ovaries produce healthy offspring

The world of 3D printed organs now includes implanted ovary structures that, true to their design, actually ovulate, according to a study by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and McCormick


New technology makes diagnosing SROM much simpler

New technology is now available to healthcare professionals for reliably excluding SROM/PROM/P-PROM without invasive speculum testing – AMNIOSENSE. AmnioSense is a two-stage diagnostic polymer strip within the comfortable and familiar


How a women’s resting pulse rate can be used to identify the beginning of her fertile window

Ava, a medical technology company focused on innovations in women’s reproductive health, has announced the publication of the first findings from its recent clinical trials proving evidence of a significant increase


The health of children’s bones could be determined before they are born

Researchers from the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit and the Institute of Developmental Sciences at the University of Southampton, as part of the Epigen Global Consortium, looked at whether bone health


Obese women less likely to suffer from dangerous preeclampsia complications

Despite having higher rates of preeclampsia, a dangerous high-blood pressure disorder of late pregnancy, obese women may be less than half as likely to suffer strokes, seizures, and other serious


Women should continue cervical cancer screening as they approach age 65

Adjusted rates for cervical cancer do not decline until age 85, signalling a need for ongoing surveillance, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine  Cervical


Mother’s diet can cause a fatty liver in offspring

A diet high in fructose-containing sugars eaten during pregnancy or while breastfeeding can cause offspring to have a fatty liver, increasing their chances of developing obesity or type 2 diabetes.