Protect Your Baby From The Whooping Cough

Posted on April 12th, 2017 by Gerald Thurswell

Are you pregnant or planning to become pregnant? A new study shows that pregnant women should get the tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis vaccine (Tdap) during their pregnancy. According to research, the shot is very effective in protecting newborns against whooping cough during the first two months of their life. Infants can not receive the vaccination themselves until they’re […]

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Rate of Birth Defects in Zika

Posted on April 11th, 2017 by Gerald Thurswell

According to a new study pregnancies of women who have been infected by Zika virus are close to twenty times more likely to give birth to babies with certain birth defects in comparison to those who have not been infected. A new study compares pregnancies before and after the Zika virus had spread throughout the […]

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Surgery For Pay?

Posted on March 17th, 2017 by Gerald Thurswell

Is pay influencing a doctor’s decision to operate? A new study shows that doctors choose to do surgery not because it is preferable to other treatments but because they get reimbursed for it. Researchers looked at patients with a narrowed artery in the neck, called artery stenosis, a condition that can be treated with surgery […]

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Is Air Pollution Tied To Dementia?

Posted on February 24th, 2017 by Gerald Thurswell

Air pollution may accelerate brain aging and contribute to dementia, according to a new study. Women with specific gene variant are at a greater risk than others. The study included 3,647 women ages 65 to 69. From 1995 until 2010, researchers have tracked the women’s mental ability along with well-validated questionnaires and used public data […]

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Preterm Birth & Heart Disease In Women

Posted on February 13th, 2017 by Gerald Thurswell

A study, published online in the journal Circulation, shows that preterm birth appears to be an early warning signal of a woman’s risk for heart disease. The study was based on data from 70,182 women. Women who delivered full-term babies were compared to women who gave birth earlier than 37 weeks. The women who gave […]

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