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Oh Baby! Discovery Health's BABY WEEK Offers the Most Pregnancies, Births and Drama Anywhere on Television

- Discovery Health's Seventh Annual Programming Event Presents Baby Programming Nightly at 8 PM (ET/PT) from Sunday, June 14, through Friday, June 19 - SILVER SPRING, Md., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The stork drops by Discovery Health the third week of June to deliver the network's seventh annua...

Effectiveness of Progesterone in Reducing Preterm Births May Be Altered by Genetic Predisposition

March of Dimes Awards Abstract at SMFM Meeting. SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research that may explain why taking progesterone to prevent preterm birth is only effective for some women was unveiled today at the 29th Annual Society...

Late preterm births present serious risks to newborns

Cincinnati, OH, December 11, 2008 -- More than half a million babies are born preterm in the United States each year, and preterm births are on the rise. Late preterm births, or births that occur between 34 and 36 weeks (approximately 4 to 6 weeks before the mother's due date), account for more t...

Analysis of Millions of U.S. Births Shows Association Between Birth Defects and Preterm Birth

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babies born preterm were more than twice as likely to have major birth defects as full-term infants, according to a new analysis of nearly 7 million U.S. live births published online this week in the Springer journal Maternal and Child Heal...

Premature births linked to physical abuse

New York, February 21, 2008 Premature birth can have serious effects on the development and growth of children. In many parts of the world, preterm deliveries are increasing in frequency. In a study published in the February 2008 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, researche...

Male births are more likely to reduce quality of life and increase severe post-natal depression

Giving birth to a boy can lead to higher levels of severe post-natal depression (PND) and reduced quality of life than having a girl, according to research published in the February issue of Journal of Clinical Nursing. A team of researchers led by Professor Claude de Tychey, from Universite Na...

Caesarean births pose higher risks for mother and baby

Women having a non-emergency caesarean birth have double the risk of illness or even death compared to a vaginal birth, according to a study from Latin America published today on bmj.com . However, the researchers found caesarean delivery prevented deaths in breech born babies. The risks li...

More Assisted Reproduction, But Fewer Multiple Births

Technology use growing worldwide, but not as many embryos being transferred, research shows THURSDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, 219,000 to 246,000 babies conceived through assisted reproductive technology (ART) are born worldwide, says an international study that also found...

Medical Costs for One Premature Baby Could Cover a Dozen Healthy Births

March of Dimes Releases New Report About the High Cost of Preterm Birth at U.S. Chamber of Commerce WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The medical costs that businesses pay to care for one premature baby for a year could cover the costs for nearly a dozen healthy, full-term b...

Medical costs for one premature baby could cover a dozen healthy births

WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 17, 2009 The medical costs that businesses pay to care for one premature baby for a year could cover the costs for nearly a dozen healthy, full-term infants, according to new statistics from the March of Dimes. The average medical cost for healthy full-term babies from...

Stanford/Packard study shows no benefit from drug widely used to prevent premature births

STANFORD, Calif. When a pregnant woman goes into early labor, her obstetrician may give her drugs to quiet the woman's uterus and prevent premature birth. New research shows, however, that one popular drug works no better than a placebo at maintaining pregnancy after the initial bout of preter...

National study shows magensium sulfate reduces risk of cerebral palsy in premature births

CHICAGO Results of a 10-year study published in the August 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine found that magnesium sulfate administered to women delivering before 32 weeks of gestation reduced the risk of cerebral palsy by 50 percent. The Beneficial Effects of Antenatal Magnesium S...

C-Sections Explain Jump in U.S. Preemie Births

Researchers suggest some of these procedures may just be matter of convenience WEDNESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Premature births of single babies in the United States have been on the rise in recent years, and a new report finds that Caesarean sections account for nearly all of th...

Mom's Low Cholesterol Tied to Preemie Births

Nutritional deficiencies and genetics may be to blame, researchers suggest,, MONDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- While lower cholesterol is generally considered a good thing, new research suggests that very low cholesterol levels in pregnant women may harm the health of the fetus. ...

Millions of Births Still Go Unreported in India

Inspite of a law in place, the level of birth registration in certain parts of India is not satisfactory. Of the 26 million children born every year, 10 million still go unregistered . Two out of every five children are not registered and therefore do not exist for government planning purpos...

Caesarean Births can Be Reduced by Computer Based Decision Analysis

Researchers have developed a computerised decision analysis programme that might help cut the number birth by caesarean section as it helps decide on the type of birth that is most appropriate for women. The programme was developed by a team of researchers led by Dr Montgomery at the Univer...

Drug Therapy can Reduce Preterm Births and Decrease Lifetime Medical Costs

Researchers from MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH found that treating expectant mothers// who have had previous spontaneous preterm births with 17 Alpha Hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P) and reducing the incidence of another preterm birth would conseq...

'Alarming Rise in Caesarean Births a Cause of Concern'

Birth through Caesarean section is becoming an epidemic, a leading obstetricians has warned//. "Any surgery could become hazardous and could lead to major crisis. With Caesarean this is the risk if the procedure is not carried out by competent obstetricians," said Dr Dermot MacDonald, former D...

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," sai...

One third of Infant Deaths from Premature Births in U.S.

Premature births appear to be a bigger threat to babies' health than what was previously realized. According to a new study from the U.S. Centers// for Disease Control and Prevention one-third of all infant deaths in 2002 were linked to prematurity, which is defined as birth before 37 weeks' gesta...

HFEA Issues Warning On Risks Of Multiple Births With IVF

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) believe that the current rate of multiple births of 1 in every 4 IVF births being multiple is too high//. The fertility watchdog of UK now warn British couples who are or wish to undergo IVF treatment that they could have a high risk of giving...

Rising Number of Preterm Births Cause Concern

Doctors from British Medical Association have expressed their concern over the apparent increase in preterm births as reported by a research from Denmark, published on bmj.com in February. // The study found that preterm deliveries increased by 22% from 1995 to 2004 in Denmark. The study fo...

Rise in the Number of Premature Births Has a Bad Effect on the Society

According to a Danish study it was reported that there is an apparent increase in premature births. Statistics show that about a 22% increase is witnessed in preterm deliveries between 1995 and 2004.// There was a significant increase among the low risk women aged 20 – 40. The study had also focuss...

Happiness in the wake of quake: 7,000 births every month

Encountering another problem after relief work in quake affected areas the United Nations (UN) has revealed that there is a shortage of female health workers and doctors in the quake-hit areas. // The pressure is felt that 80,000 women were pregnant and approximately 7,000 new births were taking pl...

Decreasing Multiple Births By Single Embryo Transfers

Researchers say women opting to undergo a single embryo transfer instead of a double embryo transfer during in vitro fertilization can decrease the chance of multiple births without substantially lowering live births, // according to a new study. Researchers studied 661 women younger than 36 and...

Chance of water births being urged for mums-to-be

A major child birth charity has urged midwives and hospitals in the UK to give mums-to-be the chance of a waterbirth. According to the charity, labour and birth in water offers a number of benefits over conventional practices for healthy women with an uncomplicated pregnancy at term. Past research ...

Non-invasive Screening in Early Pregnancy Halves Down's Syndrome Births

A recent research has found that non-invasive screening in early pregnancy reduces Down's syndrome births by 50 percent. Professor Karen Brndum-Nielsen, of the Kennedy Institute, Glostrup, Denmark, has demonstrated that non-invasive screening of pregnant women with ultrasound early in pregnanc...

Non-invasive Screening in Early Pregnancy Halves Down's Syndrome Births

A recent research has found that non-invasive screening in early pregnancy reduces Down's syndrome births by 50 percent. Professor Karen Brndum-Nielsen, of the Kennedy Institute, Glostrup, Denmark, has demonstrated that non-invasive screening of pregnant women with ultrasound early in pregnancy, c...

Single Embryo IVF Increase Chances of Having Child Sans Risky Multiple Births

According to a new research that studied hazardous multiple births, women undergoing IVF (In vitro fertilization) could be treated with single embryo without reducing their chances of having a child. The researchers found that that moving one embryo at a time to the womb can marginally rai...

Stars Blamed For Jump In C-Section Births

The increase in the number of C-section births is partly attributed to the increased prevalence of the procedure among celebrities, researchers said. Madonna, Brittany// Spears, Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow have all opted for the C-section and this is setting a bad trend since people are apt to ...

Incidence of childhood cancer linked to bigger births

Over-sized newborns could be in the risk category for childhood cancer, according to a recent study. Researchers from France, Italy and Germany have published// the details of the study in the European Journal of Cancer, indicating that the number of cases of childhood cancer in Europe has s...

Women Must Be Allowed To Make Choices On Births

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) has said that women must be given more information on childbirth// so that they can be well equipped to avoid unnecessary treatment at any stage. The government watchdog said that births in consultant units appeared to be safer ...

New Research To Study Brain Changes In Premature Births

Professor Torsten Baldeweg and his colleagues from the Institute of Child Health will be studying the changes in brain of children’s who were born premature.// The study will focus on the changes in their brain activity during their life time. The study will help to identify and understand the prob...

Dental Procedure Reduces Preterm Births

A non-surgical dental procedure -- known as scaling and root planing -- may reduce the risk of preterm birth in pregnant women with periodontal disease, //according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham school of dentistry studied more than 350 pregnant women...

Angelman Syndrome Foundation Takes Major Step Toward Furthering Research Efforts

...me and the ATRI: - Angelman Syndrome (AS) occurs once in every 15,000 live births and exhibits symptoms such as: developmental delay; lack of speech; seizure...ome: Identified by Dr. Harry Angelman, AS occurs once in every 15,000 live births and exhibits symptoms such as: developmental delay; lack of speech; seizure...

Health reform proposals could help 13 million uninsured young adults gain coverage

... percent have a chronic health problem such as asthma, more than half weigh more than what is considered to be a healthy weight, there are 2.7 million births to women in this age group, and young adults have the highest incidence of injury related visits to the emergency room of any age group. "Loss of...

Angelman Syndrome Foundation Takes Major Step Toward Furthering Research Efforts

...g of Angelman Syndrome (AS) research. AS occurs in one in every 15,000 live births and exhibits symptoms such as: developmental delay; lack of speech; seizure... Identified by Dr. Harry Angelman, AS occurs in one in every 15,000 live births and exhibits symptoms such as: developmental delay; lack of speech; seizure...

KLOS & Red Cross Set to Rock SoCal With Massive 5 Day Blood Drive

...s collected over 105,000 units of blood since 1981 for patients who needed blood and blood products to survive accidents, heart transplants, premature births and many other ailments. This summer, the Red Cross and KLOS anticipate a phenomenal public turnout to break past records for the most blood collecte...

AMERIGROUP Public Policy Institute, Black Leadership Forum, Inc. Convene Summit to Examine Preterm Birth Policy Solutions

...RNewswire/ -- National leaders in maternal health, health disparities and public policy will look for ways to combat the devastating impact of preterm births on communities of color at a summit today co-convened by The AMERIGROUP Public Policy Institute and the Black Leadership Forum, Inc. and hosted by the...

MTV's Season Finale of '16 & Pregnant' Hit Series Highs Among Both P12-34 (1.9) and Total Viewers (2.1 Million) Thursday, Ranking as the Number One Primetime Cable Program

...ey navigate the unfamiliar territory and uncertainty of being pregnant. MTV captured every moment and reaction in real time, including several of the births and how the young mothers and fathers dealt with new parenthood. The series tackles a variety of issues including marriage, adoption, attending school...
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