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Mother Has the Right to the Placenta, US Court Rules

...uld have to be looked at more carefully. "Human placental capsules that make treatment claims must be accompanied by well-designed and controlled clinical studies to support approval/licensure," Mejia wrote in an e-mail....

Effective Treatment for Malaria Control

...t or second pregnancy. The IPT reduced the risk of placental malaria by 52 percent, the risk of low birth weigh... or second pregnancy, monthly IPT resulted in less placental malaria and higher birth weight over the range of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance tested (8 per...

Morning Sickness may Signify Lower Breast Cancer Risk

...kely is a result of changing levels of ovarian and placental hormone production, which may include higher circulating levels of a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin," he said. This human chorionic gonadotropin hormone, Jaworowicz said may help against breast cancer as it possesses several activities ...

EU Move Against Mercury Should Be Adopted in India: NGO

...affect the nervous system, and can cross blood and placental barriers and cause developmental disorder. Commenting on the EU resolution, Ravi Agarwal, director Toxics Link, said: "Europe has been the largest exporter of mercury, which figures on the top of the list of deadly contaminants considered a serious...

Doctors Warned Against Encouraging Elective Caesareans

...who had their first baby by caesarean, the risk of placental previa - a condition where the placenta attaches over or near the internal opening of the cervix - was 47 percent higher in their second pregnancy than women who gave birth naturally. The risk of a second condition, placenta abruptio - where the p...

Placental Problems in Women Linked With Caesarean Section

...k between the development of placenta praevia and placental abruption during the subsequent pregnancies of wom...rtaken to examine the risk of placenta praevia and placental abruption in singleton, second pregnancies after a caesarean delivery in the first pregnancy. Data...

Late Clamping of Umbilical Cord may Reduce Anemia in Children

...ther via the umbilical vein because it crosses the placental barrier, but also that it is produced in stressful situations such as during labor, says de Paco Matallana. Thus, high melatonin concentrations in the umbilical cord, together with the arterial and vein differences according to type of birth, suggest...

Sheep Offer Model for Undernourishment in Pregnant Teen Girls

...lacenta during pregnancy. Because the changes in placental blood vessels could not be reversed by returning u...nancy, and the use of ultrasound to detect whether placental growth and function have been perturbed, may prove beneficial in the optimal management of adolescen...

Placental Problems in Women Linked With Caesarean Section

... between the development of placenta praevia// and placental abruption during the subsequent pregnancies of wom...rtaken to examine the risk of placenta praevia and placental abruption in singleton, second pregnancies after a caesarean delivery in the first pregnancy. Data...

Doctors Warned Against Encouraging Elective Caesareans

...who had their first baby by caesarean, the risk of placental previa - a condition where the placenta attaches over or near the internal opening of the cervix - was 47 percent higher in their second pregnancy than women who gave birth naturally. The risk of a second condition, placenta abruptio - where the p...

New Placenta Screening for High-risk Pregnancies

...d tests //to screen high-risk pregnant mothers for placental damage. By completing these non-invasive tests, mo... high-risk mothers we see in our clinic experience placental damage,” says Dr. John Kingdom, Principal Investigator of the study and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Spec...

Proteins in Microparticles Identified in Women With Preeclampsia

...igh levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor-2, a placental protein with no known function. "In this study, we demonstrate for the first time that microparticles released by the placenta may contain factors that damage maternal blood vessels in preeclampsia," said Guller, associate professor in the Departm...

Inflammation in Amniotic Fluid Detected

...ated to length of time until delivery, presence of placental inflammation after birth, and whether there was evidence of infection in the babies. In line with findings from their previous studies, women with a higher MR score gave birth sooner. There was also agreement between the MR score and evidence of i...

Filling a Niche -- Role of Rb in Mammalian Stem Cells

...in an overexpansion of trophoblast cells, aberrant placental formation, and embryonic death. These findings implicate a role for the Rb pathway in the development of the human placenta and may provide a link between Rb, and possibly other cell cycle regulators, and pregnancy-related complications such as mi...

Mother’s Diet During Pregnancy Could Prevent Cancer in Childre

...nd dioxins, is transmitted to the fetus across the placental barrier and during nursing. In laboratory studi...is process may begin with carcinogens crossing the placental boundary – and might be affected by diet – is an area that has not been adequately studied, Williams...

Pregnant Women- Eat Broccoli And Cabbage

...oxins, can be transmitted to the fetus through the placental barrier and also during nursing. The current study demonstrates the effect of a particular group of carcinogens known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or PAHS on infants and how a phytochemical may counteract the cancer-causing agent. PAHs are...

Cancer Prevention Begins During Pregnancy

...nd dioxins, is transmitted to the fetus across the placental barrier and during nursing. In laboratory studie...is process may begin with carcinogens crossing the placental boundary – and might be affected by diet – is an area that has not been adequately studied, Williams...

Placental Proteins Could Be Responsible For Pre-eclampsia

...d are not fully clear as to the exact cause of the placental defects. It is known however that family history, being 40 years of age, and being pregnant for the first time could significantly increase the risk of the condition. The researchers conducting their study on 120 women, who had developed pre-eclamp...

Protein Molecules in blood predict preeclampsia development

... was accompanied by reduced levels of a substance, placental growth factor (PlGF). Both women with term preeclampsia and women with gestational hypertension had a simultaneous rise in soluble endoglin, and an increase in the ratio of sFlt1 to PlGF (high levels of sFlt1 and low levels of PlGF.) "Both soluble ...

Carbon Monoxide May Prevent Pre-Eclampsia

...mother and child. If maternal blood vessels at the placental barrier fail to remodel and adapt to the changing nutrient/oxygen needs of the growing fetus, the maternal blood pressure rises in an effort to improve nutrient delivery. This leads to oxidative stress and damage to the placenta, specifically to the ...

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