Ob/Gyn Tests Stay Virtual Due to Fears Around COVID, Abortion Ruling TUESDAY, July 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — In light of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, many ob/gyns around the country are welcoming a change that allows them to continue taking accreditation exams virtually. The tests, typically hosted in Texas, had […]
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COVID in Late Pregnancy Ups Odds for Preterm Birth THURSDAY, July 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A COVID-19 infection might put pregnant women at risk of premature birth, but only if they’re in their last trimester, Israeli researchers report. “The results are encouraging and reassuring that COVID-19 infection during pregnancy is not associated with any […]
Chemicals Found in Cosmetics, Plastics Linked to Preterm Delivery THURSDAY, July 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Phthalates, chemicals that are typically used to strengthen plastics, are in millions of products people use every day, but a new analysis confirms their link to a higher risk for preterm births. The largest study to date on the […]
Breastfeeding May Be Key to Letting Preemie Babies Thrive WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Preterm infants who are breastfed do better in school and are less likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says a new study. Preemies have a higher risk of doing poorly in math, reading and other academic skills, […]
Motherhood Doesn’t Lower Survival for Women Who’ve Had Breast Cancer THURSDAY, July 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer survivors who would like to have a baby can take some reassurance from a new study that finds motherhood doesn’t lower their future survival chances. Moreover, survival rates were no worse in younger women, those who […]
FDA Mulling Over-the-Counter Sale of Contraceptive Pill MONDAY, July 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — For decades, birth control pills in the United States have only been available with a prescription, but an application filed Monday with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an over-the-counter pill might change all that. The latest effort to make […]