gestational diabetes

Overweight mothers could be putting babies at risk


August 15th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) If you happen to be an overweight expectant mother, the chances are that you could be jeopardising the unborn baby's health for a lifetime, a new ... Read more...

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Marijuana doubles premature birth risk


July 19th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Women who quaff marijuana can more than double the risk of giving birth to a baby prematurely, according to an international study.Preterm or premature birth, at ... Read more...

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Obesity-high blood sugar combo creates pregnancy risks


April 12th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Overweight women with moderately elevated blood sugar are at a higher pregnancy risk than their obese counterparts with normal blood sugar or those who have gestational ... Read more...

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Here come smart insulin pumps for diabetic kids


April 12th, 2012 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) As many as a million children suffer from Type I diabetes in India and painful for them are those insulin jabs. But smart insulin pumps ... Read more...

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Chronic kidney disease rising in India: Doctors


March 7th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Minimal physical activity, unhealthy diet, smoking and drinking are some of the reasons that are resulting in an increased number of chronic kidney diseases - ... Read more...

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I did develop diabetes: Mariah Carey


November 11th, 2011 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey has revealed that she developed gestational diabetes when she was pregnant with her twins Moroccan and Monroe.The 41-year-old faced said that she faced ... Read more...

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US insurers will have to pay for birth control


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) Starting a year from now, US health insurers will be required to pay for women's contraceptives, according to a decision Monday by the Department of ... Read more...

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Oz mum gives birth to 5.75kg baby boy


March 9th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 9 (ANI): A woman in Australia, who has already given birth to two boys weighing more than 4.5kg, recently gave birth to a baby boy weighing 5.75kg.According to the Herald ... Read more...

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Right medical care can cut risk for newborns in older mums


December 8th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): New research from Tel Aviv University suggests that the right kind of medical care and facilities can overcome risks for babies when postponing childbearing.Prof. Yariv Yogev and his ... Read more...

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Childhood kidney disease linked to maternal diabetes, obesity


November 21st, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): A new study has found that kids with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) are more likely to have mothers who were obese or had diabetes during pregnancy.The study ... Read more...

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Metabolic status prior to pregnancy predicts subsequent gestational diabetes


October 13th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that metabolic screening of women before pregnancy could help identify the possibility of developing diabetes in a subsequent pregnancy and help them take ... Read more...

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How to cut the risks in multiple pregnancies


October 9th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Researchers are investigating how to reduce the risks linked with multiple pregnancies.The complication rate during pregnancy with twins is about 40 percent.Women with multiple pregnancies often develop ... Read more...

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Diabetic women ‘have more C-sections and fetal complications’


September 18th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): A study has revealed that nearly half of women with diabetes prior to pregnancy have a potentially-avoidable C-section and their babies are twice as likely to die as ... Read more...

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Bariatric ops reduce chances of gestational diabetes


September 8th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): A new study has suggested that obese women who have undergone bariatric surgical procedures before pregnancy are three times less likely to develop gestational diabetes (GDM) than women ... Read more...

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New study provides answers to obesity trinity


September 6th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 6 (ANI): A new study provides three ways to de-program the 1950s obesity trinity underlying the current obesity epidemic and protect future generations from its health consequences.Dr. Melinda Sothern, Director ... Read more...

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Gestational diabetes patients face increased recurrence risk in later pregnancies


July 12th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): There is an increased risk of recurring gestational diabetes in pregnant women who developed the disease during their first and second pregnancies, according to a new study.The risk ... Read more...

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US woman gives birth to twin sons weighing 10 pounds each


July 10th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): A Cincinnati woman has given birth to twin sons, who weigh around 10 pounds each.Tamara Kankowski delivered Lucas, who weighed 10 pounds, 2 ounces and Dillon, who weighed ... Read more...

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Women who fail gestational diabetes test at risk of adult-onset diabetes


July 8th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Women, who fail a test to diagnose gestational diabetes, are more prone to Type II adult-onset diabetes, revealed a new Tel Aviv University study.Gestational diabetes is a temporary ... Read more...

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Pregnant mother’s dietary protein and serotonin linked to gestational diabetes


June 28th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Scientists claim that gestational diabetes is linked to serotonin, a chemical produced by the body, and is influenced by the amount of protein in the mother's diet early ... Read more...

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High blood sugar in pregnancy may raise diabetes risk in kids


June 23rd, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A new study has shown that kids of mothers whose blood glucose (sugar) was high during pregnancy are more likely to have low insulin sensitivity-a risk factor for ... Read more...

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Food insecurity ups risk of weight gain during pregnancy


May 24th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) A person's inability to obtain adequate amounts of food due to resource constraints can lead to greater weight gain and increased complications during pregnancy, says a recent study. ... Read more...

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Food insecurity ups weight gain, complications risk during pregnancy


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Food insecurity, a person's inability to obtain adequate amounts of food due to resource constraints, can lead to greater weight gain and increased complications during a woman's pregnancy, ... Read more...

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Food insecurity ‘ups risk of greater weight gain, pregnancy complications’


May 4th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study by researchers in the U.S. has shown that living in a food-insecure household during pregnancy may increase the odds of greater weight gain and pregnancy ... Read more...

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Large dose of vitamin D in pregnancy cuts premature births


May 2nd, 2010 - 2:56 am ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) Women should take up to 10 times the current recommended dose of vitamin D during pregnancy, experts have said after it was found to cut premature birth by ... Read more...

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Vitamin D supplements can prevent premature births


May 1st, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy is not only safe for mother and baby but it can also prevent preterm labour births and infections, says a new study. In ... Read more...

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Vitamin D supplements can prevent preterm labor/births


May 1st, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Vitamin D intake during pregnancy is not only safe for mother and baby, but also can prevent preterm labor/births and infections, says a new study.The results of the ... Read more...

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Drugs for influenza treatment safe for pregnant women, babies


April 28th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Tamiflu and two other drugs, which are used to treat influenza, are apparently safe for pregnant women and their babies, according to a new study.Researchers at UT Southwestern ... Read more...

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Vitamin C and E supplements don’t cut risk for BP disorders of pregnancy


April 8th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 8 (ANI): Vitamin C and E supplements are of no help when taken in early pregnancy to reduce the risk for the hypertensive disorders and their complications that occur ... Read more...

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Prevention of childhood obesity should begin early in life


March 1st, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that efforts to prevent childhood obesity should begin far earlier than currently thought-perhaps even before birth.To reach the conclusion, boffins tracked 1,826 women ... Read more...

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‘Normal’ blood sugar levels may not be safe for baby, mum


March 1st, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Two to three times more pregnant women may soon be diagnosed and treated for gestational diabetes. These findings are based on new norms for determining risky blood sugar levels ... Read more...

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Weight gain during pregnancy ‘ups gestational diabetes risk’


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Weight gain during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, could increase women's risk of developing diabetes later in their pregnancy, according to a new study.The study by the ... Read more...

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Fat mums-to-be should gain less weight than currently recommended


January 7th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Pregnant women who are overweight or obese should not gain more weight than they should, a Saint Louis University obstetrician has said.Recommendations by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) ... Read more...

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American women of Chinese, Korean heritage ‘at increased gestational diabetes risk’


December 12th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): A Kaiser Permanente study of 16,000 women in Hawaii has revealed that more than 10 percent of women of Chinese and Korean heritage may be at risk for ... Read more...

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Breastfeeding protects mums from metabolic syndrome


December 4th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that breastfeeding can reduce a woman's risk of developing metabolic syndrome, a condition linked to heart disease and diabetes.According to Kaiser Permanente study, ... Read more...

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Glucose intolerance in pregnancy linked to postpartum cardiovascular risk


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study, led by an Indian-origin boffin, has revealed that women who have gestational glucose intolerance (a condition less severe than gestational diabetes) exhibit multiple cardiovascular risk ... Read more...

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