U.S.-Wide Abortion Ban Could Cause Big Uptick in Deaths to Moms FRIDAY, July 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) — If a national abortion ban follows a Supreme Court ruling overturning the nearly 50-year-old Roe v. Wade decision, U.S. maternal deaths would likely increase by 24%, new research suggests. That assessment, based on newly released 2020 data, […]
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U.S. Maternal Deaths Spiked Upwards During Pandemic MONDAY, July 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Death rates for U.S. pregnant women or those who had just delivered jumped sharply during the first year of the pandemic, new research shows. While U.S. death rates increased overall by 16% in 2020, for pregnant and early postpartum women it […]
Neurodevelopmental Issues Double in Babies Exposed to COVID in Womb: Study FRIDAY, June 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The babies of women infected with COVID-19 during pregnancy may have developmental difficulties during their first year, a new study suggests. Researchers found that pregnant women with COVID-19 were more likely to have preterm births and infants […]
Mom-to-Be’s Gum Disease Could Raise Odds for Premature Birth WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) – A small preliminary study suggests that the health of an expectant mother’s gums may affect her likelihood of a preterm birth. The study compared oral inflammation and microbes in 33 women whose babies were born before 37 weeks of […]
Demand for Abortion Pills, Info Has Been Surging for Weeks WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Shortly after news broke in May that Roe v. Wade was in danger of being overturned by the Supreme Court, internet searches for abortion pills surged, a new study shows. On May 2, a leaked draft ruling indicated […]
Talking to Kids About Abortion Bans Can Be Tough. Experts Offer Guidance TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade and the resulting media coverage is likely causing anxiety for many people, including children. On Friday, the high court’s ruling on Dobbs v Jackson Women’s […]