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Snoring pregnant women at higher risk for gestational diabetes

CHICAGO --- If you are pregnant and your mate complains your frequent snoring is rattling the bedroom windows, you may have bigger problems than an annoyed, sleep-deprived partner. A new study from researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has found that women who r...

New Program Offsets Risks of 'Do-It-Yourself' Gestational Surrogacy

CHICAGO, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternative Reproductive Resources ( ARR ) today announced a new program geared to help intended parents avoid some of the pitfalls of "do-it-yourself" gestational surrogacy. Through its Surrogate Management Services , the Chicago egg donation and s...

Bio-Matrix Scientific Group and Entest BioMedical Sign Contract With UCLA Researcher to Develop Gestational Diabetes Screening Test

New Screening Test Will Focus on 4.3 Million Annual U.S. Birth Market SAN DIEGO, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BMSN) and Entest BioMedical Inc., BMSN's wholly-owned subsidiary, today announced that a contract has been signed with Dr. ...

Families with children without a genetic or gestational link to their parents are functioning well

The emotional well-being of families where children lack a genetic or gestational link to one or both of their parents where the children have been conceived through surrogacy, egg donation or donor insemination has long been a subject of debate. Now, in the first worldwide study of this issue, ...

NYU dental researchers find evidence of periodontal disease leading to gestational diabetes

A study by a New York University dental research team has discovered evidence that pregnant women with periodontal (gum) disease are more likely to develop gestational diabetes mellitus than pregnant women with healthy gums. The study, led by Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake, a professor of epidemiol...

A fourfold rise in gestational diabetes

A recent research revealed that the number of women suffering from gestational diabetes has risen four times over a period of 5 years.// Hence, overweight women are being advised to reduce weight before they conceive. Diabetes Australia-NSW has given shocking statistics. According to it, more th...

Good News For Women With Gestational Diabetes

When an expectant woman has diabetes during her pregnancy, the special form of the disease, called gestational diabetes, puts both mother and her baby at risk. Moms can develop high blood pressure or preeclampsia.// Their newborns are at risk for lung problems and occasionally die. To keep blood su...

Induced Labor May Improve Outcome in Risky Pregnancies

...nds. All had been pregnant 36 to 41 weeks and had gestational hypertension or mild preeclampsia. Some of the wom...nduction of labor should be advised for women with gestational hypertension and a diastolic blood pressure of 95 mm Hg or higher or mild preeclampsia at a gestational age beyond 37 weeks." More information The...

Diabetes Advocates Call For National Strategy, Leadership to Reduce Diabetes and Advance Detection and Treatment

...lth, diabetes also takes a toll on the economy. The direct and indirect economic costs for diagnosed diabetes, undiagnosed diabetes, pre-diabetes and gestational diabetes in 2007 were an estimated $218 billion, according to a recent Lewin Group study commissioned by NCDP. In 2005, the federal government spent ...

Pre-Diabetes Costs Nation $25 Billion Annually in Extra Medical Care, New Data Show

... Sugar Incur $443 Each In Extra Medical Care; gestational Diabetes Costs $3,305 Per Woman, $209 Per Infant I...nd among the 180,000 pregnant women diagnosed with gestational diabetes, health care costs attributed to the cond...research model to include undiagnosed diabetes and gestational diabetes, and pre-diabetes as well. When added to...

Frequent Snoring in Pregnancy Could Signal Blood Sugar Trouble

... gestational diabetes risk higher in moms-to-be who snore, stud...men who snore regularly are more likely to develop gestational diabetes, new research has found. In the study,...er week -- had a 14.3 percent chance of developing gestational diabetes, but among women who did not snore the ri...

March of Dimes Honors 100th Anniversary of Virginia Apgar

... that will focus on opportunities to improve perinatal health, including quality improvement, patient safety and performance improvement. Because gestational age is directly related to an infant's APGAR score, Dr. Apgar was one of the first at the March of Dimes to bring attention to the problem of prematur...

Fewer New Pounds in Pregnancy Best for Obese Moms

... Findings support recent changes to gestational weight gain guidelines TUESDAY, June 2...ne and the National Research Council updated their gestational weight gain guidelines to urge that obese women ga...cted group had fewer C-sections and lower rates of gestational diabetes and hypertension and had retained less we...

More 'Extreme' Preemies Surviving

...rate was 45 percent, ranging from 93 percent at 22 gestational weeks to 24 percent at 26 weeks, the study found. ..., neonatal deaths and infant deaths decreased with gestational age. For infants surviving 28 days, there was no significant association between gestational age at birth and one-year survival, Marsal's team ...

New Guidelines to Fight Obesity in Pregnancy Issued

... several complications including: Infertility Labor and delivery complications, including c-sections Hypertension, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia Delivery of large-for-gestational-age infants Women who are underweight also have a greater risk of h...

Experts Urge Less Weight Gain for Obese Women in Pregnancy

... their baby, according to newly updated expert guidelines. That level of gestational weight gain is about half whats recommended for normal-weight pregnant wome...at wrote the new guidelines. "There is good evidence that the amount of gestational weight gain for an obese woman can be related to the risk of needing a cesa...

Newborns of South Asian and East Asian descent misclassified as underweight at birth: Study

...resources associated with labelling an infant as underweight, or "small for gestational age" at birth. The study, an analysis of close to 5,000 infants born at ... born to mothers of South Asian origin would be miscategorized as small for gestational age at birth. The researchers also found that infants of Canadian-born moth...

Mom and Baby Alike May Benefit From Exercise

...r and child, according to medical experts. "We know that women who exercise during pregnancy have less chance of developing certain conditions like gestational diabetes," said Dr. Raul Artal, chairman of obstetrics, gynecology and women's health for the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. "Not only tha...

Strict Blood Sugar Control Lowers Heart Risks in Diabetics

...ms, from the Institute for Women's Health at University College London, and colleagues looked at 20 studies and found that pregnant women who develop gestational diabetes have a seven-and-a-half times increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes after giving birth. "The increased risk in relative risk of ty...

Americans Who Don't Know They Have Diabetes Incur $18 Billion in Health Expenses Each Year

... The cost of diagnosed diabetes was estimated at $174 billion in 2007. Pre-diabetes was associated with $25 billion in health care expenditures, and gestational diabetes resulted in $623 million in costs. Because people with undiagnosed diabetes cannot be identified using medical claims, the study identif...

Taking folic acid for a year before pregnancy may reduce risk of preterm birth

...omplications such as preeclampsia, chronic hypertension, or other abnormalities. "Through the NIH trials, we received highly accurate evidence of gestational age enabling us to determine that folate supplementation for at least one year is linked to a 70 percent decrease in very early preterm deliveries (20...

ADA releases position paper on obesity, reproduction and pregnancy outcomes

...ism, the further adjustments induced by hormonal changes in pregnancy create a metabolic milieu that enhances the risk for metabolic disorders such as gestational diabetes mellitus and preeclampsia," according to the position paper. Infants born to obese mothers have "a higher prevalence of congenital anomali...

Study examines radiation dose estimates for pregnant women undergoing therapeutic ERCP

...e regardless of patient body size, operating parameters, equipment used and gestational stage. The study appears in the April issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endos...is can reach up to 12 percent of the pregnant population and increases with gestational age. Given that symptomatic gallstone disease increases the risk of morbidi...

Epilepsy Drug Impairs Baby's Intelligence

...ompensating for other factors that might influence a child's intelligence -- such as maternal IQ, maternal age, the dose of anti-epileptic medication, gestational age at birth and the mother's intake of folic acid -- the researchers found that children exposed to valproate during pregnancy had significantly lowe...

Gurgle's Guide on How to Beat Morning Sickness and Pregnancy Fatigue

..., putting on too much weight also has health implications, both for mum and baby. Mums-to-be who put on too much weight are more likely to suffer from gestational diabetes and their baby is at greater risk of suffering from heart disease, diabetes or blood pressure problems later in life. Here are some key point...

23andMe Launches Free Online Community for Moms and Moms-to-Be

... 23andMe conduct research on serious complications such as preeclampsia and gestational diabetes. "We want to make pregnancy a better experience for all women...online surveys and help advance research into a range of conditions such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and pre-term labor, while getting immediate feedbac...

Baby's Sleep Position May Not Affect Severity of Head Flattening

... But study finds lower gestational age, being male did have a correlation FRIDAY, March 27 (Health...attening from the supine position." The researchers did find that lower gestational age was associated with more severe flattening and that boys were more like...

Newly Pregnant Smokers Have a 15-Week Window to Quit

...tudy authors didn't explain whether this difference in low birth weight and gestational age at delivery actually translates into a measurable difference in newborn...ly about a half pound difference in birth weight and six days difference in gestational age. These numbers are not very impressive that one would think a big diffe...

Don't rely on jaundiced eye for assessing newborns

...wborns. The correlation between visually assessed jaundice and bilirubin level was especially weak in late-preterm infants, those at 35 to 38 weeks gestational age. This is important, said Keren, because late-preterm infants are at greater risk of developing significant hyperbilirubinemia. The one excepti...

Don't Rely on Jaundiced Eye for Assessing Newborns

...orns. The correlation between visually assessed jaundice and bilirubin level was especially weak in late-preterm infants, those at 35 to 38 weeks gestational age. This is important, said Keren, because late-preterm infants are at greater risk of developing significant hyperbilirubinemia. The one excep...

Frost and Sullivan Picks Epinex for Diabetes Research Award

...t research has shown that glycated albumin is a better marker for diabetics on hemodialysis, diabetics with red blood cell disorders, and women with gestational diabetes. The G1A(TM) test is a monthly at-home or point-of-care test that uses glycated albumin to measure the damage caused by excess sugar. It enco...

Preemie Delivery Tied to Later Heart Woes for Women

...y, a woman's overall risk of dying increased, as did her risk of dying of heart disease or stroke. The first study looked for associations between gestational size, the timing of the birth and the risk of cardiovascular disease in more than one million Swedish women who'd given birth to their first baby afte...

AHRQ Announces New Members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

...h working group on preconception care and health care. Dr. Nicholson's research focuses on the epidemiology of chronic conditions in women, including gestational diabetes, type 2 diabetes, obesity and the effect of depressive symptoms on health-related quality of life. About the U.S. Preventive Servic...

One in seven US teens is vitamin D deficient

...n girls, some of whom may become pregnant during adolescence. The authors note that a lack of vitamin D may increase maternal risk of preeclampsia and gestational diabetes and may be associated with reduced bone mineralization in the offspring. Data was obtained from National Health and Nutrition Examination ...

New study identifies risk factors in severity of 'flat head syndrome' in babies

...the researchers identified a relationship between gestational age and the severity of the flattening, where a lower gestational age was associated with more severe flattening. Th...twice as many male as female infants, and the mean gestational age was 36.5 weeks. The mean age at presentation t...

New DNA Test Is Basis for Groundbreaking IVF Refund Plan, Easing Financial Burden for Patients

... uterus who needs IVF can access our CGH-Risk Sharing Plan," said Dr. Sher. "Our money-back guarantee is also available to those using egg donors and gestational carriers." If the patient does not have a baby after all her CGH-normal embryos (from the same IVF egg retrieval) are used up, she will be eligib...

Undoing the 'Big Baby' Trend

...ittee for the American Academy of Pediatrics. "Certainly, overweight mothers are at risk for having overweight infants," he said. "Mothers who have gestational diabetes [diagnosed during pregnancy] are also at greater risk." And if the child's father is overweight, he said, that can also help predict whether ...

The Surrogacy Journey: Not Just For the Wealthy

... CHICAGO, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- While the common perception about using gestational surrogacy as a route to creating families is that it's a rich person's game...e changed), who made many tradeoffs when he and his wife prepared for their gestational surrogacy experience. This self-described blue-collar worker says, "We too...

Spanish Exercise DVD Helps Latinas Reduce Risk of Preterm Labor

...cicios Para El Embarazo en Reposo helps maintain muscle strength, tone and healthy weight. Weight maintenance lowers the risk of developing gestational diabetes and subsequently lowers the risk of preterm labor. Next Step Fitness, Inc. is an emerging resource for women's health and high risk preg...

Obese Moms More Likely to Have Babies With Birth Defects

...ere published in the Feb. 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association . It's long been known that obesity in pregnancy can lead to gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, an increased risk of blood clots, a higher risk of infection and an increased risk of Cesarean delivery. Babies born to...
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