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Another injectable contraceptive Pill approved by FDA

... that lasts three months. It works Like many other birth control pills as it has a combination of the hormones progestin and estrogen. The shots must be administered by a health care provider. The FDA cautioned that women cannot go longer than 33 days between shots, or they will need a pregnancy testbefo...

Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism

... thyroid hormone or hypothyroidism may be due to a birth defect for examole partial or complete absence of the thyroid gland or it may occur later in life due in conditions such as thyroiditis, goiter, or on surgical removal of the thyroid gland. Other or previously-used medications, such as Synthroid, C...

Heart disease in the newborn is related to maternal malnutrition

... trimesters. And these findings are independent of birth weight the scientists say. The researchers conclude that the incidence of coronary heart diseases in newborn babies can be controlled if the maternal nutrition during pregnancy is optimized. Taking into consideration that women modify their lifesty...

And now live birth on the internet.com?

A hospital in Singapore has given birth to a new idea. Anxious parents and relatives can actually see their little ones at the hospital on the net. And this comes with live audio and video feed. Imagine being busy at your office and still being able to see your kid at the hospital bed at t...

No harm in reducing prenatal check up to 3 - 6 times says WHO report

...n women who had more prenatal visits to have a low birth weight baby, or have anemia during pregnancy, or spend longer in the hospital than women who had more prenatal visits the study says. The report finds its place in the May 19th issue of The Lancet. The fewer visits appear to be safe and could save...

Antibiotics losing their power against acne

...Vitamin A therapy in particular has been linked to birth defects, so must be prescribed with caution in women of childbearing age. Commonly used antibiotics like erythromycin and tetracycline are now becoming increasingly powerless against acne causing skin bacteria - Propionibacterium acnes. Researchers...

Folate and famiy planning

...// Folate has been proven to minimise the risk of birth defects such as spina bifida by up to 70 per cent, with one in 300 Indian pregnancies affected by a neural tube defect. Neural tube defect can cause a wide range of disabilities such as loss of bladder and bowel control and paralysis of the legs. In ...

Big and Bright

...ren at age seven to study the relationship between birth weight and intelligence.They found that on average,// IQ at age seven is directly related to birth weight, while factors such as the mother's age, race, education and socio-economic status were also ...

Strong pain killers likely to cause miscarriage

...nd that while taking such drugs did not cause more birth defects, low birth weight or preterm births, it did cause a higher rate of miscarriage. Ironically, low doses of anothe...

Birth weight key factor in heart diseases

... past. It's long been known that babies with a low birth weight are roughly twice as susceptible to coronar...ding to Barker, if all the boys had been the right birth weight and acheived average size by the time they were a year old, the amount of coronary heart dise...

Gene therapy restores sight

... onset of blindness, a process which begins before birth so infants are born partially blind. Bennett's team injected the eyeballs of dogs born with LCA with cells modified to contain the appropriate functional genes which restored the animals' sight.Humans are next"This is a dog model of a human disease,...

Cigerettes unsafe during pregnancy

...ound that smoking doubles the risk of having a low birth weight baby, a miscarriage or a pre-term birth, and triples the rate of SIDS - and if women are not able to give up entirely, they need to cut their smoking by half to achieve any benefit for themselves and their baby. "Educating people on how their...

FDA Approves Contraceptive Ring

...nt, the FDA says. That rate is similar to both the birth control pill and the yet-unapproved contraceptive patch, which releases a steady stream of estrogen and progestin that offers a week of pregnancy protection. // The new prescription device is a circle of soft, flexible polymer measuring 2.1 inches...

Diabetics and their babies

...with diabetes are five times more likely to die at birth than those born to mothers without the condition, ...o and a half times more likely to have babies with birth defects. The doctors compared these findings with figures from Sweden. They found that babies born ...

Avoid stress to have strong babies

...mother may affect foetal development and therefore birth weight".// The women were asked to rate their stress levels using a questionnaire. The researchers carried out ultrasound scans to test the blood flow through arteries. They found that those who were the most anxious during pregnancy had significant...

Pregnant smokers could harm their child

...s have shown that children exposed to smoke before birth suffer development problems, including attention deficit disorders. Dr Marie Cornelius, who led the research, said: "The role of prenatal tobacco has been largely overlooked as a risk factor for the development of tobacco use among youth. "Our find...

Drugs For Anthrax May Interfere With Oral Contraceptives

Women taking birth control pills should be mindful of the possible in...s have been shown to diminish the effectiveness of birth control pills. Studies have shown that birth control pills, which are typically 98% effective in pre...

Smoking Delays Pregnancy

...eveloping serious respiratory infection, and lower birth weights. Many women may not know that quitting improves their chances of becoming pregnant and adopt a healthier diet....

FDA Approves Birth Control Skin Patch

...thinyl estradiol, designed to be an alternative to birth control pills. // The patch delivers the hormone...ciated with its use are similar to those of taking birth control pills, including greater risk of blood clots, heart attack and stroke. As with birth control...

A need for new stem cell lines

...nlike reproductive cloning, will never result in a birth -- outlawed. A proposed measure, would outlaw the act of therapeutically cloning a human embryo. It would also ban the importation of products derived from therapeutic cloning. Vogels said such a ban could mean that regenerative medical applications...

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