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Researchers aim to prevent global prematurity and stillbirths

SEATTLE: Feb. 18, 2008 Seattle Childrens Hospital Research Institute announced today that it has received a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study ways to prevent global prematurity and stillbirth. Prematurity claims the lives of over 1 million newborn babies worldwide...

Researchers Aim to Prevent Global Prematurity and Stillbirths

Seattle Children's receives $1 million Gates Foundation grant for research and international summit SEATTLE, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute announced today that it has received a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to...

Rapid Syphilis Could Prevent Congenital Disease and Stillbirths in Haiti

Congenital syphilis is a major preventable public health problem in many developing countries, frequently causing stillbirths or neonatal death and disabling children who survive. Often undiagnosed or untreated, syphilis is passed from mother to child -- even when mothers take part in prenatal pro...

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

International researchers have found, that stillbirths that are not generally included in the worldwide infant mortality statistics, could account for 3.2 million or more additional deaths each year. // Stillbirths are defined as delivery of a dead infant in the last 12 weeks of pregnancy. J...

Agent Orange Linked to Parkinson's, Heart Disease

...sufficient evidence" to correlate the herbicides with many other cancers, including esophageal, stomach, colorectal and pancreatic; with miscarriages, stillbirths or low birth weight in the offspring of exposed veterans or with neurodegenerative diseases other than Parkinson's. However, the committee found "limi...

Global Health Leaders Gather to Address Urgent Crisis of Prematurity and Stillbirth

...ery year around the world, more than three million stillbirths occur, and more than one million babies die becaus...tle Children's, works to eliminate prematurity and stillbirths globally. The one million annual deaths from prema...erculosis. In addition, a staggering three million stillbirths occur each year, yet this often-taboo topic is rar...

April 2009 Declared National Safe Handling Awareness Month

...r/en/ . Accessed October 3, 2008. (3) Valanis B, Vollmer W, Steele P. Occupational exposure to antineoplastic agents: self-reported miscarriages and stillbirths among nurses and pharmacists. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 1999; 41(8): 632-638. (4) Peelen S, Roeleveld N, Heederik D, Krom...

Deadly in Pink: Philip Morris' New Look for Virginia Slims Cigarettes Shows Contempt for Women's Health

...and now kills more women than men. In addition, smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke by pregnant women are a major cause of spontaneous abortions, stillbirths and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and increase health and developmental problems of children born to these women. Research also shows that wome...

When Babies Die, Obstetricians Suffer, Too

... July 21 (HealthDay News) -- The emotional toll of stillbirths and infant deaths has led one in 10 obstetricians ...s. About three-quarters of the respondents said stillbirths and infant deaths had a profound effect due to fee...due to a perinatal death with no identified cause. stillbirths are the second leading reason for lawsuits against...

New York Legislators Kill Bill for Grieving Mothers. Women's Rights Activist stands up for some women and not others.

...ers. Ironically the county Weinstein represents has the highest number of stillbirths in all of NY State. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., ...nstein (D- Brooklyn). Yet, Weinstein's own county has the highest number of stillbirths in all of New York. In addition, one in 90 births results in stillbirth in ...
stillbirths in Medical Dictionary

Stillbirth

...ied in the uterus or during labor or delivery exits a woman's body. The term is often used in distinction to live birth or miscarriage. Most stillbirths occur in full term... When fetal death occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy, it is called stillbirth . ... What can a woman do to reduce her ri...
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Experimental vaccine given during pregnancy reduces stillbirths from common virus

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed an experimental vaccine that reduces stillbirths among rodents born to mothers infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV)—a common virus that can also cause mental retardation and hearing loss in newborn children who were infected in e...

Weight gain between first and second pregnancies associated with increased odds of male second child

... study population, drawn from the Swedish Birth Registry, included 220,889 women who had successive pregnancies between 1992 and 2004 (live births and stillbirths were included). The researchers analyzed the change in womens body mass index (BMI) between the first and second pregnancies. (BMI is weight in kilogr...
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