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Electronic fetal heart rate monitoring lowers rate of infant mortality


February 13th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): The use of fetal heart rate monitors lowers the rate of infant mortality, according to a new study.There have been a handful of small studies conducted in the ... Read more...

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Alcohol-free antibacterial mouth-rinse cuts incidence of preterm birth


February 12th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has found that use of non-alcohol antibacterial mouth-rinse containing cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) decreases the incidence of preterm birth (PTB)."Preterm birth is the major cause of ... Read more...

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Cervical length screening in women could reduce preterm birth


February 6th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 6 (ANI): Screening women for signs of a shortening cervix could help reduce preterm births, researchers believe.Experts at Yale School of Medicine also think that using ultrasound to screen low-risk ... Read more...

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How hormone progesterone acts to prevent preterm birth


February 6th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Researchers at Yale School of Medicine may have uncovered the mechanism by which progesterone prevents preterm birth.The findings will be presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the ... Read more...

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Simple urine test to diagnose preeclampsia


February 5th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 05 (ANI): Scientists have developed a simple urine test to diagnose preeclampsia, a serious hypertensive complication linked to pregnancy.Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have named it the "Congo Red ... Read more...

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Acupuncture may help treat pregnancy depression


February 5th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Pregnant women with depression can get relief from acupuncture, a new study has suggested."Depression during pregnancy is an issue of concern because it has negative effects on both ... Read more...

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High BP during pregnancy ups hypertension, diabetes risk in later life


January 30th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Women who suffer from high blood pressure during pregnancy are at a higher risk of chronic hypertension and type 2 diabetes for the rest of their lives, ... Read more...

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Genetic mutation behind increased preterm birth risk


February 2nd, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): US researchers have reported that genetic mutations increase the risk of preterm birth, after establishing a link between the mutations in the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) gene and ... Read more...

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