Babies May Leave Cells Behind That Help Mom Prepare for Future Pregnancies THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2023 (HealthDay News) — One pregnancy may leave behind microscopic souvenirs that prepare a mom’s immune system for the next one, a new study suggests. Experts said the research, carried out in lab mice, offers new insights into a longstanding […]
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Substance Abuse Greatly Raises Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke During Pregnancy THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Substance abuse and pregnancy may be a dangerous combination. New research finds that pregnant women with a history of substance abuse had a dramatically increased risk of death from heart attack and stroke during childbirth compared to […]
RSV Vaccine Given in Pregnancy to Help Shield Newborns Receives Full U.S. Approval FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Women may soon have a vaccine they can take during a pregnancy to help protect their newborn from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Following approval one month ago by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the […]
Web Searches for ‘Self-Managed Abortion’ Rose After Dobbs Decision WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) — When some U.S. states made abortion illegal after the Supreme Court overturned the longstanding Roe v Wade in June 2022, women in those areas increased their searches for self-managed abortions. To come to that conclusion, researchers from the University […]
Global Warming Could Make Pregnancies More Dangerous FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Global warming has been linked to higher rates of asthma, heart disease and other health concerns. Now, new research suggests that rising temperatures across the planet may place pregnant women at greater risk for severe pregnancy-related illnesses, especially in their third […]
Telehealth Services Can Help Women Access, Understand Medical Abortion TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Even before Roe v. Wade was overturned in 2022, many U.S. women lived far from a clinic where they could get abortion pills. Now, a new study suggests that telemedicine can help fill that gap. The study focused on […]