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Bed Nets - A Formidable Weapon Against Malaria In Africa

... Africa could reduce their risks of miscarriage or stillbirth by a third just by sleeping under insecticide treated bed nets. The number of babies born with a low weight also fell by about a quarter, while using bed nets. Says Kuile: "We know that malaria itself is detrimental to many women who are pregnant a...

Stillbirth Figures Stand Still

...es and implement necessary changes that can impact stillbirth numbers. Richard Congdon, chief executive of CEM...f perinatal mortality shows that the occurrence of stillbirth is still a major and tragic problem in this country. Advances in technology mean that neonatal morta...

New Placenta Screening for High-risk Pregnancies

...eeclampsia, which is maternal high blood pressure, stillbirth or the need for a pre-term delivery. The screening tests include: a maternal serum screening test used to detect Down’s syndrome, which measures the hormone levels in the mother’s blood; a uterine artery Doppler blood flow test, which checks the ma...

Still Births: Three Times Higher Risk for Older Moms–to–e

...seen that the risk of intrauterine fetal demise or stillbirth was three times higher in women aged above 40. ...e ages of 40 to 44 were at three times the risk of stillbirth than women aged 25 to 29. This was based on the data from the US Centers for Disease Control, whi...

Older Women make good mothers!

...r the welfare of children born to IVF. The risk of stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy increases twice at the age over 45. The risk of pre-eclampsia and diabetes is approximately 3 times higher at the age above 55. Patricia Rashbrook, 62, a child psychiatrist, became the oldest woman in Britain to have a baby. S...

Iodine Deficiency: A Global Initiative to Weed Out the Problem

...dangerous consequences of IDD show up as abortion, stillbirth and mental retardation. This can be offset by ensuring that everyone, especially women of child-bearing age and young children, consume sufficient amount of iodine. Iodine consumption can be enhanced by encouraging a diet containing fish. Alternative...

Improvement Seen in Fetal Survival Following Preeclampsia

...the 1970s, but its impact has waned. While risk of stillbirth was 4.2 times higher with preeclampsia, it is now only 1.3 times higher. Preeclampsia still carries a 2-fold increased risk of neonatal death, which has changed little over time. This stability in neonatal risk is remarkable, considering the increasi...

Gestiva – the pre-term birth drug probed by FD

... The drug may cause an increase in miscarriage and stillbirth rate, said the FDA. Will the drug need further research, will be one of the questions posed to the panel. As per FDA rules, the pharmaceutical companies usually, should submit the results of at least 2 clinical trials. If approved, then Gestiva wo...

Fibromyalgia Increases Pain and Fatigue for Pregnant Women

...9-31, in their third trimester, with no history of stillbirth and free of chronic illnesses other than FM. The women were then mailed a questionnaire about fatigue, depression, pain and ability to function. A demographic form was also used to assess the number of painful areas in the body as well as age, mari...

Study Shows That More Than 3 Million Stillbirths Occur Worldwide Every Year

...y explained their point by showing evidence of low stillbirth rates of four per thousand as seen in rich countri...used these data’s to create a statistical model of stillbirth rates and associated uncertainty intervals (margins of error). Their main goal was to estimate still...

Revolutionary Simple Pregnancy Blood Test Can Save Both Mother And Child

...d kidney related complications. This can result in stillbirth or fetal distress. The condition accounts for more than 15% of all premature births. Currently there is no test available. "This allows us to be more vigilant and see the woman more often and pick up the problem early enough that it doesn't become a...

Listeria Food Poisoning Can Be Dangerous In Pregnant Women And Elderly

...isteriosis in pregnancy may result in miscarriage, stillbirth or premature birth of an infant with life threatening infection. Listeriosis in elderly people or those with impaired immune function include high fever, shivering, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. The usual incubation period for the L. mo...

Link between C-section Delivery and Stillbirth

...ertain why the link between C-section delivery and stillbirth exists but say it could be a biological cause. R.... Researchers say the absolute risk of unexplained stillbirth at or after 39 weeks gestation was 1.1 per 1000 women who had had a previous cesarean section and 0....

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