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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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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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The Tie Between Antibiotics And Childhood Obesity

Posted on November 16th, 2016 by Gerald Thurswell

Previously, researchers believed that the use of antibiotics in infancy was tied to childhood obesity. New studies suggest that the link may be with infections rather than antibiotics themselves. Researchers tracked 260,556 infants from January 1997 through the end of March 2013 using records of a large health maintenance organization. The records included specific details […]

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New Guidelines For Pregnancy

Posted on November 16th, 2016 by Gerald Thurswell

The World Health Organization issued 49 new recommendations to prevent deaths in childbirth. One of these recommendations: women should see a doctor or midwife at least eight times during each pregnancy, five of these visits at the last trimester. Previously, the organization had advised women to visit clinics four times per pregnancy. Each of the […]

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