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Health News and Information - News Medical - Pregnancy / Maternal Health - Aug 7, 2018 Edition

Health News and Information - News Medical

 August 7, 2018 
 Pregnancy / Maternal Health 
 The latest pregnancy / maternal health news from News Medical 
 Folic acid may prevent language delays in children of mothers with epilepsy
Women who take epilepsy drugs while they are pregnant may have a lower risk of having a child with delays in language skills if they take folic acid supplements before and early in pregnancy, according to a study published in the August 1, 2018, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
   Offspring fed with low-protein diet during pregnancy more likely to develop prostate cancer
The offspring of females fed a low-protein diet during pregnancy and lactation are significantly more likely to develop prostate cancer as they age.
   Drinking or smoking while breastfeeding and affects later cognition in childrenDrinking or smoking while breastfeeding and affects later cognition in children
According to a new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics, quite a few breast feeding women are not abstaining from alcohol and are thus causing exposure of their babies to alcohol. They write in their study that children who are exposed to alcohol in the breast milk that they take are likely to have lower cognitive abilities.
 Research: Two out of three at-home ovulation tests do not provide accurate results
Research announced today at the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo reveals that two out of three of the digital home ovulation tests sold by U.S. retailers do not accurately predict when a woman is ovulating.
 Mothers exposed to cigarette smoke stop breastfeeding sooner, shows study
Researchers have determined that new mothers exposed to cigarette smoke in their homes, stop breastfeeding sooner than women not exposed to second-hand smoke.
 Study improves understanding of preeclampsia heart damage in pregnancy
Johns Hopkins researchers say a heart imaging study of scores of pregnant women with the most severe and dangerous form of a blood pressure disorder has added to evidence that the condition -; known as preeclampsia -; mainly damages the heart's ability to relax between contractions, making the organ overworked and poor at pumping blood.
 ERAS pathway helps enhance a mother's recovery after cesarean delivery
A new enhanced recovery after surgery process -; also known as ERAS -; has been developed and implemented at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to help enhance a mother's recovery after a cesarean delivery, one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States.
 Placenta barrier-on-a-chip could help explain why babies are born prematurely
More than one in 10 babies worldwide are born prematurely, according to the World Health Organization. Now scientists report in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering that they have developed an organ-on-a-chip that could help explain why.
 Mice study shows mother's dengue immunity protects unborn from ZIKA infection
Dengue and Zika viruses are closely related and carried by mosquitos. In infested subtropical and tropical areas, dengue transmission often precedes Zika virus infection, suggesting that women who previously acquired dengue immunity may be bitten by ZIKV-carrying mosquitoes during pregnancy.

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