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Dads to blame for longer pregnancies

Danish researchers led by Annette Wind Olsen have reported in the British..Medical Journal that fathers might be responsible for pregnancies that last..longer than 42 weeks or 294 days. The condition of prolonged pregnancies affects..around 5% of pregnant mothers. The researchers conducted a study of about 28,000..women between 1980 and 1994. About 21,000 women in the group had a first..pregnancy...

Wait Between Pregnancies

New research shows women who allow only short intervals of time between pregnancies are at an increased risk for developing complications. ....Researchers in Scotland studied nearly 90,000 women who had given birth twice between 1992 and 1998. Results of the study show women with complicated first births are much more likely to become pregnant again in less than six months. They are also more lik...

Embryonic Genetic Testing Is Boosting IVF Pregnancies

Embryonic genetic testing is boosting the success rate of IVF pregnancies. However, the capacity to screen for non-life threatening illnesses and to create babies with specific tissue types or physical attributes also raises difficult ethical issues//. ..Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, or PGD, has been available for several years for couples who want to avoid passing on genetic conditions to...

Nurses Help Sought To Check Teenage Pregnancies In English Schools

Nurses will now work for birth control in all the schools of England in a move to slash the rising incidence of teenage pregnancies//. ....There are currently 2,409 nurses who work in primary and secondary schools across the country but the latest announcement signals a massive extension, reported the online edition of Daily Mail. ....By 2010, every primary care trust will be funded to have at l...

Morning-After Pill At The Local Pharmacy Could Prevent Unwanted Pregnancies

A study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology states that 10% or more accidental and unwanted pregnancies could be prevented by providing morning-after pill at local pharmacies //as they have the advantage of easy access. ..UK researchers from South West Kent Primary Care Trust and the University of Bradford looked at 203 females aged from 13 to 20 who got the medication from...

Children Of Mothers Who Smoked Late In Pregnancies Tend To Be Smokers

Australian research has found that children of mothers who smoke in their late pregnancies were highly likely to end up as smokers in their teens.// ....Dr Fran O'Callaghan of Griffith University's Psychological Health Research Center, and colleagues from the Mater Hospital and the University of Queens land had conducted their research on around 4500 children of mothers in a long-term study. The...

Government Failed to Prevent Rising Teen Pregnancies

..The Government's campaign had failed to hand out morning-after pills to teenagers.This was revealed by the rising number of teenage pregnancies.// The campaign has neither reduced conception nor abortion rates. ..Besides this the government has been accused of fuelling record levels of sexually transmitted diseases. ..From 2002 it has been reported that the Government has spent £ 138million o...

Late-life Pregnancies Risky, but Births are Good: Study

Despite the high rate of pregnancy complications in women in their 50s, the birth outcomes are generally good, says a new study.// ...."No severe birth defects related to premature delivery occurred among the babies born to the women in a study, even though the premature birth rate was high," said researchers. ....Women who contemplate a pregnancy in their 50s need to be made aware that they fa...

One-Third of Scottish Pregnancies, a Mishap

A study has found that nearly one-third of pregnancies in Scotland have been accidents, throwing a big //surprise to prospective parents, who are totally unprepared for it. ....Researchers analyzed the surveys of almost 4,000 women who participated in prenatal classes at an Edinburgh hospital, and additional 907 who had approached the hospital for abortions. .. ..Nearly 90% of the women, who w...

Down’s Syndrome Test - Advised in All Pregnancie

The Obstetricians and Gynecologists from the American College have recommended that all pregnant women, regardless of age should be offered screening for Down’s Syndrome. // The recommendations have marked a major shift in prenatal care. The new guidelines were published in January's issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. ..The main reason for their recommendations are that the tests far...

Women Who Deny or Hide Pregnancies Get Little Psychiatric Care

Women who go to great lengths to hide their pregnancies or even convince themselves they are not pregnant until giving birth may not be getting// the psychiatric care they need, according to a new survey. ....In their study of more than 30,000 birth records at a Midwestern urban hospital, Susan Hatters Friedman, M.D., of Case Western Reserve University, and colleagues found that pregnancy denial...

New Placenta Screening for High-risk Pregnancies

For the first time ever, a team of Toronto researchers are using a combination of ultrasound and blood tests //to screen high-risk pregnant mothers for placental damage. By completing these non-invasive tests, most high-risk mothers can be reassured that their placenta is formed and functioning properly, so they can expect a healthy pregnancy. The tests are done early enough, at 16 to 23 weeks ge...

HIV and AIDS Pregnancies Considerably Reduced- South African Health Minister

The controversial health minister of South Africa, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang returned to spotlights when she announced that there is a considerable decrease in the HIV and AIDS pregnancies among the women of South Africa. No figures were given. ......"This is mainly as a result of our continued focus on prevention as the mainstay of our response to combat HIV and lead to an HIV-free society," Mi...

India to Monitor Pregnancies to Check Girl Foeticide: Report

India plans a national mandatory registry of pregnancies and abortions to stem selective abortions of girl fetuses, a minister said, according to a report. ......India has only 927 females for every 1,000 males -- far lower than the worldwide average of 1,050 females -- mainly due to selective abortion in the country where many people prefer to have male children. ......"This will check both f...
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