Breast milk could help prevent heart disease caused by premature birth

Early use of breast milk could play a vital role in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants, according to a paper led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and the Rotunda Hospital. The review article, published in the journal Pediatric Research, was written in collaboration with researchers from Harvard Medical School, University of Oxford and […]

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A 23-Year-Old Model Had No Idea She Was Pregnant Until She Gave Birth In A Bathroom

Erin Langmaid, 23, gave birth to a healthy baby girl without ever realizing she was pregnant. The Australian model experienced a cryptic pregnancy and carried the baby to full term. Langmaid says, “I wasn’t showing obviously because I fit into everything.” Australian model Erin Langmaid, 23, had the surprise of her life on October 29, when she gave birth to […]

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Point-of-care diagnostic for detecting preterm birth on horizon

A new study provides a first step toward the development of an inexpensive point-of-care diagnostic test to assess the presence of known risk factors for preterm birth in resource-poor areas. The study found that measuring levels of TIMP-1 and D-lactic acid in vaginal secretions may be a non-invasive, cost-effective way to assess the risk for preterm birth due to a […]

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Birth control pills and teen depression possibly linked, study suggests

Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 4 Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 4 are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com Teenage girls may be more prone to depression if they take birth control pills, a new study suggests. In a report published Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry, teenage girls — specifically 16-year-olds — who took birth control pills reported […]

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IVF birth rates improving, multiple birth rate at a record low

IVF success rates in Australia and New Zealand have continued to improve, while the number of IVF twins are falling, a new UNSW report has shown. IVF success rates in Australia and New Zealand have continued to improve, while the number of IVF twins are falling, a new UNSW report has shown. The Assisted Reproductive Technology in Australia and New […]

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Girl Gang! Kobe Bryant's Wife Vanessa Gives Birth to Fourth Daughter

Another one! Kobe Bryant is now the proud father of of four daughters after his wife, Vanessa Bryant, gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday, June 20. “Our baby girl is here!!!!!!” Vanessa wrote on Friday, June 21, via Instagram. “Capri Kobe Bryant. So thankful for our newest baby blessing.” The former NBA player, 40, and his wife, 37, announced in […]

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Study develops updated national birth weight reference

A new paper provides an updated national birth weight reference for the United States using the most recent, nationally representative birth data. The study, “A 2017 US reference for singleton birth weight percentiles using obstetric estimates of gestation,” led by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, appears in the June 14 issue of Pediatrics. Fetal growth, typically measured as birth […]

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Jessa Duggar Gives Birth to Third Child With Ben Seewald: It's A…

Party of five! Jessa Seewald (née Duggar) and her husband, Ben Seewald, are now the proud parents of another little one after welcoming their third child together. Ivy Jane Seewald was born at home on Sunday, May 26, weighing 7 pounds and 14 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches long. “She feels so tiny compared to her siblings!” the couple told […]

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