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New microfluidic device could speed IVF process

For couples hoping for a baby via in vitro fertilization, chances have improved. A process that once took hours now takes minutes: Cornell scientists have created...

Folic acid cannot protect pregnant women from high blood pressure

Taking high dose folic acid supplements in later pregnancy (beyond the first trimester) does not prevent pre-eclampsia in women at high risk for this...

Why high blood sugar in pregnancy can harm both mom and baby

Mothers with high blood glucose during pregnancy—even if not high enough to be diagnosed as gestational diabetes—were more likely to have developed type 2...

Scientists identified protein in milk production during pregnancy as target for novel breast cancer...

VCU Massey Cancer Center researchers have identified a protein involved in milk production that stimulates the growth and spread of breast cancer. It could ultimately...

Fish oil supplement during pregnancy boosts child’s body growth

In a new study, scientists find that fish oil supplement in the later stages of pregnancy is linked to an increase in total lean...

Giving birth in 30s may boost healthy aging in women

In a recent study from the Colombia University, researchers find that late maternal age is linked to longer telomere length, a marker of cellular...

Diabetes in pregnancy may increase depression risk after giving birth

Mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have an elevated risk of developing postpartum depression symptoms, according to a new Finnish study. Gestational diabetes mellitus...

Pregnant women can safely control weight gain through diet and lifestyle changes

Diet and lifestyle change may need to start before pregnancy to reduce complications Many overweight and obese women gain too much weight during pregnancy, further...

This smart sensor makes it easier for women to manage their birth control pills

Did you remember to take your birth control pill? Whether it’s an internal question a woman asks herself or a gentle reminder from a significant...

Eating broccoli in pregnancy may reduce child’s breast cancer risk

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found that a plant-based diet is more effective in preventing breast cancer later in life...