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Diet, fetal brain development, Genetics, Nutrition, Primate Research, Pregnancy

Dietary Restriction Early in Prenancy Has Negative Impact on Fetal Brain Development

A research team that includes scientists from the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR) reported today that inadequate nutrition during early pregnancy impairs fetal brain development. The researchers found decreased formation of cell-to-cell connections, cell division and amounts of growth factors in the fetuses of mothers fed a reduced diet during the first half of pregnancy, in baboons located at SFBR’s Southwest National Primate Research Center.

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Fertility, Infertility, IVF, Pregnancy

Greenwich Fertility Center Offers the Newest Treatment Options: January 20 Event Explains Advanced Reproductive Technologies

Chances of becoming parents are constantly increasing with options that now include improved embryology laboratory techniques including day-5 blastocyst transfers, single embryo transfers, egg freezing, preimplantation genetic testing (PGD), and egg and sperm donation, all of which will be discussed Jan. 20 at Greenwich Hospital.

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Use of Antidepressant Associated with Reduction in Menopausal Hot Flashes

Women who were either in the transition to menopause or postmenopausal experienced a reduction in the frequency and severity of menopausal hot flashes with the use of the antidepressant medication escitalopram, compared to women who received placebo, according to a study in the January 19 issue of JAMA.

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In Vitro Fertilization, IVF, Genetic Test, Genetic Testing, Fertility, Infertility

First Genetic Test for Predicting IVF Success

A researcher at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has helped to develop the first genetic blood test for predicting the chances that in vitro fertilization (IVF) will lead to a successful pregnancy. The test, reported in the online medical journal PLoS One, is based on the finding that different subtypes of the FMR1 gene (also known as the fragile X mental retardation gene) in potential mothers are associated with significantly different chances of conceiving with IVF.

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Reproductive Health, Contraception, Contraceptives, IUC, IUD, Family Physicians

U.S. Family Physicians Miss Opportunities to Discuss IUDs with Patients

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) for contraception are safe and effective, but only a small fraction of women in the United States use them. Now, a national survey of family physicians conducted by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, has found that family physicians typically have gaps in knowledge about IUDs, are often uncomfortable discussing them with patients, and frequently believe that their patients would not be receptive to talking about IUDs. The findings are published in the December 3 online issue of Contraception.

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National Children's Study, Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine, Pregnant Women

Case Western Reserve Launches the National Children’s Study

Residents of Cuyahoga County, and later Lorain County, will soon have the opportunity to contribute to the establishment of a national resource for childhood growth and development. The National Children’s Study is the largest, long-term study of children’s health ever conducted in the U.S.

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IVF Breakthrough to Hit the World Market

A University of Adelaide reproductive biologist has achieved a major breakthrough in IVF technology that is expected to help millions of women around the world who have suffered previous miscarriages after IVF treatment.

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Preeclampsia, MMP-1

Findings May Help Explain Some Major Clinical Symptoms of Preeclampsia

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have found that a significant increase of an enzyme in the blood vessels of pregnant women with preeclampsia may explain some of the symptoms associated with the condition, including hypertension, swelling and protein in the urine.

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Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility, oncology patients, Cryopreservation

Advancements in Fertility Preservation Provide Oncology Patients New Options

Many young people who’ve just learned that they have cancer also are told that the therapies that may save their lives could rob them of their ability ever to have children. Infertility caused by chemotherapy and radiation affects a sizable population: Of the 1.5 million people diagnosed with cancer in 2009, nearly 10 percent were still in their reproductive years.

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Late preterm infants, Nursery, Labor And Delivery, infant care, Newborn

Traditional Care of Late-Preterm Infants Detrimental to Child’s Health

Often, late-preterm infants are treated the same as full-term infants since they are commonly a similar size and weight. Growing research is showing that this can be detrimental to a late-preterm infant’s health and frequently results in readmission to the hospital within the first month of life.







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