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Using marijuana while pregnant raises risk of children developing sleep problems

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Sep 21, 2020 … BOULDER, Colo. — It’s become common knowledge that smoking and drinking can have harmful side-effects during pregnancy. Although the use of marijuana is gaining acceptance in several U.S. states, a new study warns this shouldn’t be seen as a green light for expecting mothers. Researchers say using marijuana while pregnant can greatly increase the risk…

Alarming survey: 1 in 4 young adults don’t know women shouldn’t drink while pregnant

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Jul 21, 2020 … NEW YORK — There are many risks that go along with drinking alcohol. For a pregnant woman, those risks can be especially harmful for their unborn child. Despite the dangers, an unnerving survey finds a quarter of young adults are unaware of the threat alcohol poses for a fetus. A poll of 2,000 British adults between…

Pregnant Women at Very Low Risk of Transmitting COVID-19 to Their Babies

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Jun 16, 2020 … NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom — For expecting mothers, the fear of spreading the coronavirus to their babies is something that can’t be avoided. Some medical reports have suggested that having a caesarean section would reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 from mother to newborn. A new study finds evidence, however, that pregnant women have little to worry…

Placentas From Pregnant Women With Coronavirus Show Injury, Abnormal Blood Flow

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May 28, 2020 … EVANSTON, Ill. — There’s been a lot of confusion in recent months surrounding whether or not COVID-19 can harm babies still residing in their mother’s womb. Now, a new study from Northwestern University has found some compelling evidence that COVID-19 can, at the very least, interfere in pregnancies. Placentas taken from 16 women who tested positive…

Dad-Friendly Prenatal Waiting Rooms At OB-GYN Offices Benefit Men — And Pregnant Women Too

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Apr 17, 2020 … NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Sometimes small changes can make a big difference. Such is the case with props in a doctor’s office. Many OB-GYN waiting rooms are filled with tender images of moms and their babies, but where are the dads? According to a new Rutgers University study, transforming tentative and uneasy dads into involved ones…

Pass the sugar? Using low-calorie sweeteners while pregnant may be harmful to babies

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Feb 12, 2020 … CALGARY, Alberta — Low-calorie sweeteners are supposed to be a healthy choice, but for pregnant women, consuming such products may be detrimental to their unborn child. Babies born to mothers who used low-calorie sweeteners over the course of their pregnancy exhibited increased body fat and disrupted gut microbiota, according to a new study. While some…

Pregnant women often feel pushed out of their careers, study finds

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Sep 05, 2019 … TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — It’s hardly a new phenomenon that women in the workplace have a harder time than men. It’s an unfair attitude and culture that has existed for far too long, and now a new study by researchers at Florida State University finds that a significant portion of working women feel they are being actively…

Fabric that can ‘hear’ your heartbeat developed by MIT scientists

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Jun 20, 2022 … CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Fabric that can “hear” one’s heartbeat via high-tech fibers has been developed by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The tech could also be used on clothes worn by pregnant women to help them pick up their baby’s heartbeat. This potentially revolutionary tech could give rise to wearable hearing aids and clothes…

Old morning sickness drug that caused birth defects repurposed to prevent strokes

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Jun 11, 2022 … VIENNA, Austria — The notorious drug thalidomide could finally find a useful purpose, preventing hemorrhages and strokes, according to new research. Although the drug has an infamous history of causing birth defects decades ago, researchers say patients with diseased blood vessels benefited from using the medication. All 18 volunteers experienced dramatic reductions in symptoms and…

Babies exposed to COVID-19 during pregnancy show signs of motor control problems at 6 weeks

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Jun 07, 2022 … BUDAPEST, Hungary — A COVID-19 infection increases the risk for neurodevelopmental changes in babies whose mothers got sick during pregnancy, according to a preliminary analysis from the European Psychiatric Association. Six weeks after being born, babies showed problems with motor control such as trouble relaxing when held and controlling head and shoulder movement. “Not all…

COVID vaccines have no effect on fertility, pregnancy outcomes, study reveals

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May 27, 2022 … NEW HAVEN, Conn. — COVID vaccine misinformation has been a constant problem throughout the pandemic, with unproven rumors linking the shots to everything from infertility to autism. Now, researchers from Yale University are helping to put at least one to bed for good. Scientists report mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 have no impact whatsoever on fertility or…

Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 13-15, 2022

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May 16, 2022 … There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 13-15. CU Surgery Faculty Member Contributes to Study on Traumatic Injuries Caused By Exploding E-cigarettes The dangers of using electronic cigarettes are well known…

Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 11, 2022

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May 12, 2022 … There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 11. New Research in JNCCN Encourages Harnessing Health Technology to Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking New research in the May 2022 issue of JNCCN—Journal of the National…