Infertility Treatment May Put Women at Greater Risk for Stroke THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Scientists have spotted an elevated risk of stroke in women who became pregnant after fertility treatments. Although the absolute number of strokes reported in the new study were low, women seeking fertility treatment should be made aware of […]
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1 in 5 U.S. Mothers Say They’ve Been Mistreated During Maternity Care TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) — From receiving no response to cries for help to being verbally abused, 1 in 5 U.S. mothers say they were mistreated by a health care professional during pregnancy and delivery. Rates of mistreatment during maternity care […]
FDA Approves RSV Vaccine for Pregnant Women to Help Shield Newborns TUESDAY, Aug. 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 U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the shot, called Abrysvo, on Monday The […]
Appeals Court Upholds Restrictions on Abortion Pill THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) – The abortion pill mifepristone should remain legal in the United States, but with significant restrictions on access to it, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The decision, issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, […]
Spotting Heart Defects While Baby Still in Womb Is Crucial, Study Shows MONDAY, Aug. 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Diagnosis of congenital heart defects while a baby is still in the womb offers opportunities for earlier corrective surgery. And that can mean better outcomes for an infant’s neurodevelopmental and physical health, new research shows. “For […]
Rate of Preterm Births Is Higher for Black Americans MONDAY, Aug. 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Black women have significantly more preterm births than white women do, and though almost a third of these extra cases can be explained by heart issues and social factors, the rest remain a mystery. However, targeting those known factors […]