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Moms, Registered Dietitian, Develop the First All-In-One Prenatal Vitamin in a Great Tasting Drink Mix

Taking a prenatal vitamin no longer needs to conjure images of choking down a large pill. Impact Nutritionals, Inc. launches its first product, S7 Prenatal™ Drink Mix, the first of its kind. The company, run by 3 moms, was established on the premise that supplements should taste good and...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Key to Fetal Development - Possible Mercury Contamination Concerns in Some Fish Oil Avoided With Plant-based DHA in PreNexa(R) Prenatal Vitamins

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading experts specifically recommend Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) as a key omega-3 fatty acid for prenatal development(1, 2, 3). DHA, derived from plants or fish, is consumed in the form of food or nutritional supplements. However, there is increasing ...

Fundacion Azteca and Fundacion Azteca America Present 50th Movimiento Azteca to Increase Awareness and Raise Funds for Prenatal and Natal Care

MEXICO CITY, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Fundacion Azteca in Mexico and Fundacion Azteca America in the United States are proud to join efforts to commemorate the 50th Movimiento Azteca. Both organizations are part of Grupo Salinas, a Mexican conglomerate founded by entrepreneur Ricardo B. Salin...

Allscripts Introduces SaaS Solution for Prenatal Care

Allscripts Prenatal(TM) Delivers Stand-Alone or Electronic Health Record-Integrated Information and Connectivity for Maternity Care Providers CHICAGO, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- From the floor of the HIMSS09 Annual Conference & Exhibition, Allscripts today unveiled Allscripts Pren...

Proactive, Low-Cost Prenatal Physical Therapy Reduces Pregnancy Complications, Eases Labor and Delivery and Shortens Recovery Time for Mothers

Even during the economic downturn, it is vital not to cut out good prenatal care Prenatal physical therapy is covered by insurance and can save money in the long run LOS ANGELES, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- * New research studies from the Mayo Clinic are confirming the benefits of regular ...

Iodine in Prenatal Vitamins Varies Widely

Labeling doesn't always reflect content, which is crucial to fetal neurological development, researchers note WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Most prenatal vitamins marketed in the United States don't contain as much iodine as is stated on the label, researchers report. The ...

Ther-Rx Corporation Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Prescription Prenatal and Iron Supplements to Wholesale Level

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Ther-Rx Corporation, a subsidiary of KV Pharmaceutical Company (NYSE: KVa/KVb), is issuing a voluntary nationwide recall of prescription prenatal and iron supplement nutritionals as identified below (all lots within their expiration dates) at a wholesale level. ...

ETHEX Corporation Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Prescription Prenatal and Iron Supplements to Wholesale Level

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- ETHEX Corporation, a subsidiary of KV Pharmaceutical Company (NYSE: KVa/KVb), is issuing a voluntary nationwide recall of the products identified below (all lots within their expiration dates) at a wholesale level. The Company is taking this action as a precauti...

Upsher-Smith Laboratories Launches Prenexa.com to Support Prenatal Nutrition and Health

Upsher-Smith announces the launch of www.prenexa.com , a web site devoted to PreNexa™, the first and only single capsule prenatal vitamin with more plant-based DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) than any other prenatal vitamin. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) December 9, 2008 --...

First and Only Single Capsule Daily Rx Prenatal Vitamin With Plant-Based DHA Now Available

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. announced its plans to market PreNexa(TM), the first and only single gel capsule prenatal vitamin with the most plant-based Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 265 mg) for women considering pregnancy, pregnant women and new mothers who are...

High levels of prenatal smoking exposure affect sleep patterns in preterm neonates

Westchester, Ill. A study in the Dec. 1 issue of the journal Sleep is the first to show that high levels of prenatal smoking exposure strongly modify sleep patterns in preterm neonates, which places infants at a higher risk for developmental difficulties that could persist throughout early and ...

First evidence that prenatal exposure to famine may lead to persistent epigenetic changes

October 30, 2008 -- A study initiated by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands suggests that prenatal exposure to famine can lead to epigenetic changes that may affect a person's health into midlife. The find...

Mother's prenatal stress predisposes their babies to asthma and allergy

ATS 2008, TORONTOWomen who are stressed during pregnancy may pass some of that frazzlement to their fetuses in the form of increased sensitivity to allergen exposure and possibly future asthma risk, according to researchers from Harvard Medical School who will present their findings at the America...

Expectant Moms Offered Free Prenatal Prescription Vitamins at D-FW Area Carnival, Minyard and Sack'n Save Stores

DALLAS, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Minyard Food Stores Inc. is offering any expectant mom free prenatal prescription vitamins as part of a community-based "Start Life Healthy(TM)" initiative, the company announced today. Just in time for Mother's Day, the "Start Life Healthy" program will offer f...

Mission Pharmacal Launches CitraNatal(TM) Prescription Prenatal Vitamin Line

CitraNatal(TM) family of products offers formulas of essential prenatal vitamins for women SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Pharmacal today announced the launch of the CitraNatal(TM) family of prescription prenatal vitamins. The CitraNatal family of produc...

Toward a faster prenatal test for Down syndrome

Scientists in California are reporting an advance toward rapid testing for pre-natal detection of Down syndrome and other birth defects that involve an abnormal number of chromosomes. In a study scheduled for the Oct. 1, 2007 issue of ACS journal, Analytical Chemistry, Stanford University bioen...

Exposure to Smoking in Prenatal Stage Increases ADHD Risk in Children

Some expectant mothers who smoke during pregnancy may be exposing their baby to the risk of the attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published in the journal Biological sychiatry. The study states that prenatal exposure to smoking in the mothers womb puts ge...

Harmful Effects Of Glucocorticoids On Newborns Owing To Prenatal Exposure

It has been found by the scientists from the University of Edinburgh in UK that when nonhuman primate African vervet monkeys (Chloroceus aethiops) //in their prenatal stage were exposed to glucocorticoids it had a life long destabilizing effect on cardiovascular, metabolic, and neuroendocrine funct...

New Approach to Routine Prenatal Genetic Testing

Researchers demonstrate the viability of an approach to routinely detect the presence of fetal DNA in a mother's blood to accurately diagnose or rule// out genetic defects - as early as the first trimester. The study results were presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Feta...

Hope for Noninvasive Prenatal Test

A study published in the latest Lancet raises hopes of prenatal testing, done by analyzing a sample of mother's blood. //The technology involves separating fetal DNA and mother's DNA from the sample, and then by looking into extra copies of chromosome 21. Currently, available tests for prenatal...

Simple Blood Test may Replace Invasive Prenatal Tests

Ravgen Inc., a U.S based company promises a test that will spare the risks and trauma of intrusive prenatal tests.// The company has come out with a procedure that can be described as revolutionary; a prenatal test that searches for chromosomal abnormalities through a non-invasive procedure;...

Personal Growth and Success Dependent on Prenatal Health

A path breaking study from the Journal of Political Economy has shown that in utero health has a great bearing on how the child shapes //up in adulthood. This study is important because of its ramifications on health programs that seek to make changes in the life of children that can have far reach...

Test for prenatal chromosomal abnormalities using cervical swab

Australian researchers have discovered a new method to test for prenatal chromosomal// abnormalities using cervical swabs. Testing fetus for chromosomal abnormalities are currently done through amniocentesis and other methods of screenings. In their new research, the scientists have been able ...

More Importance To Be Given To Prenatal Nutrition

A new study shows that infants born under 5.5 pounds because of poor prenatal nutrition have a high risk for developing // type 2 diabetes later in life. Researchers say a pregnant mother's inadequate nutrition isn't the only cause of prenatal malnourishment. Abnormal development of the placenta...

The Safety Of Prenatal Ultrasounds Questioned

Repeated ultrasound exposures during pregnancy may not cause long-term harm to infants, according to a new study. // For the study 2,700 children were evaluated, half of whom had been exposed to repeated ultrasound and half of whom had only one ultrasound exposure before birth. The children were fo...

No harm in reducing prenatal check up to 3 - 6 times says WHO report

A world health organisation report says that women with low risk pregnancies, who live in the developing nations, can safely cut down their vists to the doctor during pregnancy to 3 - 6 times during pregnancy instead of the prescribed 8 - 11 visits as in the developed nations. However, these wom...

New Breastfeeding Supplement Designed to Improve Milk Production for Nursing Mothers

...luding Vitamins A, C, B-6, Folic Acid, B-12, and Zinc. Although many health care providers recommend that breastfeeding mothers continue to take their prenatal supplements, most prenatals do not contain sufficient levels of these important ingredients. Nutrients for the Breastfeeding Mother To meet these...

Consumer Reports Survey: HMOs Beat PPOs on Cost, Customer Support and Billing Services

... Plan ahead for changes. For example, if having children is in the plan, keep that in mind when selecting a plan; look for one that pays for prenatal care and well-baby visits. SEPTEMBER 2009 The material above is intended for legitimate news entities only; it may not be used for commerc...

Hoag Hospital Certified as Baby-Friendly Facility

... their families on the advantages of breastfeeding through its team of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). This team provides prenatal breastfeeding classes through Hoag's Obstetric (OB) Education Program, in-hospital instruction and support to new mothers, and a postpartum breastfeed...

Kaiser Permanente Approves $11 Million in Community Benefit Grants

...open the Oak Park clinic. This funding will enable the clinic, which was recently closed due to state budget cuts, to reopen and provide primary care, prenatal care and mental health services to the Oak Park community in which more than 30 percent of the residents have household incomes at or below the Federa...

Survey Reveals Women Aren't Doing All They Can to Support Breast Health

...breast health and ginkgo to support memory and concentration, One A Day Women's Active Metabolism for metabolism and energy support, One A Day Women's prenatal with DHA to support healthy fetal brain and eye development, One A Day Women's Active Mind & Body to support mental alertness and physical energy,...

Parental Stress Boosts Kids' Asthma Risk

...hma increased more than it did for children exposed to pollution or smoke, but not stress. Shankardass noted that exposure to traffic pollution and prenatal smoking as well as stress are more common in lower socioeconomic areas, which may help explain why asthma may disproportionately affect children of di...

New e.p.t.(R)/BabyCenter(R) Fertility Report Reveals 70 Percent of Moms Want Tighter Regulation on In-Vitro Fertilization

... percent) and surgery (15 percent) 97 percent of women actively trying to get pregnant are doing something to help nature along. Most are taking prenatal vitamins (53 percent), having sex every two days or more often (43 percent), using an online ovulation calculator (42 percent), or checking changes in...

Exposure to Common Pollutant in Womb Might Lower IQ

...lies living in the New York City area. Specifically, it indicates that high prenatal exposure to these compounds -- automobile exhaust is one example -- transla...H exposure and a lower IQ is "certainly plausible." "Children exposed to prenatal or in-utero air pollution from traffic oftentimes have lower birth weights,...

The American Society of Hematology Announces New Honorific Award

...iagnose sickle cell anemia and thalassemia, will discuss the development of prenatal and DNA diagnosis for thalassemia, reviewing current and experimental treat... Dr. Maniatis, of Harvard University, will discuss the development of prenatal and DNA diagnosis for thalassemia, reviewing current and experimental treat...

New Map of Genomic Variation Will Enable Disease Research

...were relatively small in size, but the third CNV was a deletion in chromosome 17 that encompassed 51 genes, including several that are active in early prenatal development. Unlike most of the other CNVs, it did not occur in the child's parents, strongly supporting the conclusion that the chromosome deletion a...

New HHS HRSA Grant Will Fund Development of an Electronic Genetic and Family History Record for Doctors' Offices

...r of NCHPEG. "With this grant, we can improve how prenatal providers gather and use family health history to ...roposed health history tool will focus on existing prenatal and women's health topics, including newborn scree...ased health care as part of good preconception and prenatal care. The March of Dimes is the leading ...

Founders of Running Skirts Inc. Set to Launch New Maternity Line

...r are pregnant women sitting on the sidelines. More women are exercising through their pregnancies and medical experts are applauding these strides in prenatal fitness. That's why Runningskirts.com founders Christy and Cindy, who ran during her entire pregnancy in 2007, created the "Fit Momma Skirt,...

Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. Updates Prenexa.com with Folic Acid Content, Money-Saving Coupon, and Personalized Address Labels

...to its Website, www.prenexa.com . PreNexa® is the first single capsule prenatal vitamin with more plant-based DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) than other single capsule prenatal vitamins taken once a day.(1-4) The updated content and offerings on pr...

The Path to Pregnancy: Fairhaven Health Offers New Natural Products to Help Couples Conceive

...e During Pregnancy and Nursing Pregnancy Plus prenatal Vitamins : An all-natural, once daily supplement p...With no artificial dyes or flavors, Pregnancy Plus prenatal was developed by Dr. Grunebaum as a "just right" formula for optimal prenatal and baby health. Price: $16.95 DreamBelly Str...
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