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Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Chronic Hypertension
A new meta-analysis has quantified the risk of preeclampsia and other adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with chronic hypertension.
The Role of Pregnancy in Cardiovascular Disease
The number of live births a woman has had may indicate her risk of heart disease, adding to evidence that body changes in pregnancy play a role in cardiovascular disease.
How Distressing Is IVF for Patients?
Patients undergoing IVF do better with strong social support, but many of these patients feel isolated and don’t share their fertility struggles. Can mindfulness help?
Vitamin D in Pregnancy Makes for Stronger Children, Study Finds
Higher levels of vitamin D in expectant mothers during late pregnancy was associated with improved muscle strength in children at age 4.
Acupuncture—Real or Sham—May Alleviate Menopausal Symptoms From Breast Cancer Drug
Hot flashes and other vasomotor symptoms in postmenopausal women with breast cancer taking aromatase inhibitors were significantly improved after acupuncture, study finds.
Maternal Pre-Existing Diabetes Nearly Doubles Risk of Infant Death
The risk of infant death nearly doubles and risk of fetal death quadruples when mothers have pre-existing diabetes, new research shows.
Bariatric Surgery Affects Fetal Growth, Linked to Preterm Birth
Babies born to women who have undergone bariatric surgery for weight loss were more likely to be premature and to be small for gestational age.