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UF Researchers Map Bacterial Proteins That Cause Tooth Loss

...in people with diabetes. If that’s not bad enough, pregnant women with periodontal disease are seven times more likely to deliver low-birth-weight, preterm babies. Proteins are important to study because they are the foundation of the cellular structure of every living organism, Lamont said. They carry on the...

PET/MRI scans may help unravel mechanisms of prenatal drug damage

...ke and distribution of trace amounts of cocaine in pregnant monkeys and found significant differences in where...rugs, such as administering synthetic narcotics to pregnant women following surgical procedures performed on fetuses in utero. "Following such surgeries, which ...

Live vaccines more effective against horse herpes virus

...fatigue for a day or two. The virus can also cause pregnant mares to abort, and in its severest form it can lead to neurological disorders, loss of coordination and even death. The virus is spread mainly by intimate contact between horses. Once infected, a horse carries the virus for the rest of its life in a...

Elephant seal pups suffer from ocean warming

... food. As a result, they gain less body mass while pregnant and have fewer reserves to draw on during nursing. Nursing pups get all nourishment from their mothers; changes in ocean temperature therefore directly affect the weight, and the survival rate, of the pups. To assess the impact of temperature change...

AIDS Public Awareness Campaign Expands Following Report Of Rapidly Progressive HIV

...roviders. HIV testing is especially important for pregnant women, because medicine is available that can reduce the risk of maternal/child HIV transmission. Mothers who know they are HIV positive also will be advised against breast-feeding. Under the Governor's leadership, New York has achieved a dramatic 7...

Researchers Find New Technique To Identify Fetal Genetic Material From Amniotic Fluid

...yzed four samples of cell-free amniotic fluid from pregnant women between 20 and 32 weeks' gestation and who had certain conditions that required procedures to reduce an excessive amount of amniotic fluid. The control group in this study was 6 pooled amniotic fluid samples from women at 17 weeks' gestation wh...

Asymptomatic HIV babies could use earlier treatment

..., the findings emphasize the importance of testing pregnant women for HIV and watching for signs of infection in the newborns of women who have tested positive for HIV. The study was supported by funding from the Office of AIDS at the California Department of Health Services. Researchers from 10 institutions...

Major new UNC-based drinking water study suggests pregnancy fears may be overstated

...rinking water with chlorine boost the chances that pregnant women will miscarry were not supported by the resu...reas who were planning a pregnancy or who had been pregnant for fewer than 12 weeks. They collected extensive information on the volunteers, including their pat...

Any exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy is risky

...riate to caution women to quit smoking if they are pregnant or likely to become pregnant. It is equally imperative that workplace protection be offered to reduce passive exposure." ...

One hit of crystal meth causes birth defects

... Wells and his colleagues determined that exposing pregnant mice only once to methamphetamine led to delivery of offspring with long-term neurodevelopmental problems, including reduced motor co-ordination. Methamphetamine is a potent and addictive stimulant. "We've known for a while that meth abuse during pr...

OHSU research shows vitamin C counteracts some negative impacts of smoking on unborn babies

...he sad reality is that approximately 11 percent of pregnant mothers continue to smoke during pregnancy -- this...es need to be conducted to demonstrate that giving pregnant women higher levels of vitamin C will not itself cause development problems. The ONPRC is a registe...

Pregnant women at higher risk for HIV, Uganda study finds

...V-negative women who were sexually active and were pregnant or breastfeeding, and compared their rates of HIV acquisition to 8,473 women who were neither pregnant nor lactating. They compared the incidence rates of HIV during pregnancy and breastfeeding with the ...

University of Nevada, Reno research team discovers hormone that causes malaria mosquito to urinate

...When a mosquito sucks blood from a human--and only pregnant female mosquitoes do this--it will take in twice its body weight in blood. To decrease this added weight, the mosquito urinates on its victim to release fluids. Coast discovered that introducing one of the two diuretic hormones, DH31, into the mosq...

Opiates Better Than Sedatives For Treating Newborns In Withdrawal

...nal Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 3.4 percent of pregnant women reported illicit drug use in the past month,...according to authors represents some 3,000 current pregnant heroin users in the U.S., similar to Australian figures. Between 48 percent and 94 percent of infant...

Researchers discover new route to hemoglobin synthesis

...nal Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 3.4 percent of pregnant women reported illicit drug use in the past month,...according to authors represents some 3,000 current pregnant heroin users in the U.S., similar to Australian figures. Between 48 percent and 94 percent of infant...

Studies clarify risk factors for mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis C virus

...dies provide new information with which to counsel pregnant women infected with HCV. Taken together, the two new studies expand upon preliminary data from smaller studies of mother-to-child transmission of HCV. The larger of the two studies, conducted by the European Paediatric Hepatitis C Virus Network, in...

'Patient-choice' C-section rate rises 36%: HealthGrades study

... Washington, Florida increase most The number of pregnant women choosing to have a "patient-choice" Cesarean section (C-section) rose by 36.6 percent from 2001 to 2003, according to a study released today by HealthGrades, the leading provider of independent healthcare ratings. The study also finds wide vari...

Does manganese inhaled from the shower represent a public health threat?

...that is similar to Parkinson's disease. Children, pregnant women, the elderly, and patients with liver disease are at highest risk from manganese toxicity. Some of these groups have developed manganese poisoning even at fairly low doses in their water supplies, Spangler said. The Environmental Protection Ag...

Baby's genes affect mom's cholesterol levels

...group of Belgian researchers has determined that a pregnant woman's ability to metabolize fats is determined n... fat metabolism from the blood and placenta of 525 pregnant women. Because all cells from the placenta originate from the fetus, they are a good indication of t...

Prenatal exposure to marine toxin causes lasting damage

...said. "A single administration of domoic acid to pregnant rats had a lasting affect on the performance of th...lopment, the Duke team administered domoic acid to pregnant rats at three levels -- each below those found to cause convulsions or fetal loss. Others animals di...

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