Acetaminophen during pregnancy linked to higher risk of ADHD, autism later

"...parents and providers may want to consider the benefit and potential risk when making a decision on the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy..."

Johns Hopkins University | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine acetaminophen attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd autism childrens-health pregnancy

Women may face more heart risks after 5 or more births

Women who've given birth five or more times may face more heart disease risk factors than women who've given birth fewer times.

Vanessa McMains-Johns Hopkins | Nov. 5, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine births blood-pressure heart-disease hearts pregnancy

Infections during pregnancy may hamper fetal brain development

Infections during pregnancy are a risk factor for offspring developing disorders like schizophrenia and autism. Now researchers have figured out why.

Mathias Traczyk-Copenhagen | Oct. 31, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine uncategorized brains infections neurodevelopment neurons pregnancy

Coerced sterilization of Native women occurred in the 70s

In the 1970s, 25 to 42% of Native American women of childbearing age underwent sterilizations, often without consent or under duress.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester | Oct. 24, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture birth-control births discrimination gender genocide history indigenous-people native-americans pregnancy reproduction united-states

What you can do to keep your kids safe from pesticides

Pesticides can have serious effects on the health of young kids, but there are things you can do to keep yours safe.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Oct. 24, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health parents pesticides pregnancy

Many women around the world face abuse during birth

"Of the women we observed, nearly 42% experienced physical abuse, verbal abuse, or stigma and discrimination, while 35% of the women we surveyed reported such abuse."

U. Melbourne | Oct. 10, 2019 | futurity
~9 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine abuse births gender ghana guinea midwives myanmar nigeria pregnancy

Did great grandma’s toxin exposure shape your immune system?

New research on toxin exposure finds weakened immune response as far out as the rodent equivalent of great-grandchildren.

Mark Michaud-Rochester | Oct. 3, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine immune-systems pollution pregnancy toxins

Bone marrow stem cells may be vital for pregnancy

Stem cells from bone marrow play a big role in the start and continuation of a pregnancy, research with mice suggests.

Kendall Teare-Yale | Sept. 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bones genes miscarriage pregnancy stem-cells

High blood pressure in pregnancy has spiked since 1970

New research on high blood pressure in pregnancy links the trend to age and race.

Robin Lally-Rutgers | Sept. 9, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging blood-pressure pregnancy race

Fact check: Do hurricanes really cause early labor?

An OB-GYN addresses a common myth, that barometric pressure during a hurricane causes early labor, and shares how pregnant women should prepare for big storms.

Texas A&M University | Sept. 6, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine births hurricanes myths natural-disasters pregnancy storms weather

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