Deaths Linked to High Blood Pressure in Pregnant Women Are Soaring WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The number of American women with chronic high blood pressure who are dying during and after pregnancy is up sharply, a new study warns. Of 155 million births in the United States between 1979 and 2018, more […]
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COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy Won’t Raise Odds for Preemie Birth WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is safe in pregnancy, experts have been saying for months. Now, a new study adds evidence to support that advice. “Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is important for preventing severe illness in pregnant people,” said […]
Family Factors Affect Child’s Odds for Cleft Palate THURSDAY, Dec. 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Economic status appears linked to increased risk of being born with a cleft palate or lip, new research suggests, building on past evidence that it can also result in delayed care and poorer outcomes. Cleft palate and cleft lip are […]
Genes ‘Switched On’ Much Earlier in Human Embryos Than Thought MONDAY, Dec. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Genes in human embryos become active far sooner than once thought, according to a study that provides fresh insight into development. Contrary to the old view that gene activity begins two to three days after conception when the […]
Exercise Soon After Breast Plastic Surgery Is Safe, Healthy TUESDAY, Dec. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) – While some plastic surgeons recommend no exercise for weeks after breast augmentation, new research suggests the ban may not be necessary. A new clinical trial found that women who resumed exercise after one week off did not have more […]
New Clues to How Ovarian Cancer Begins — and Might Be Prevented WEDNESDAY, Dec. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they may be closer than ever to detecting ovarian cancer earlier and improving the odds for women with this life-threatening disease. In a new study, scientists used stem cells created from the blood samples […]