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Image: A new study shows epidural analgesia does not alter pregnancy outcomes (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Epidural Anesthetic Does Not Slow Labor Progress

Maintaining epidural infusion has no effect on the duration of the second stage of labor when compared with a placebo infusion, according to a new study. More...
26 Oct 2017
Image: The Percept system helps women track their fertility window (Photo courtesy of EarlySense).

Contact-Free Ovulation Tracker Detects Fertility Window

An under-the-mattress device provides users with information and predictions on their ovulation, menstruation, sleep patterns, vital signs, and stress levels. More...
18 Oct 2017
Image: A new study claims high fluoride intake during pregnancy can impair a child’s IQ (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Excessive Maternal Fluoride Levels May Lower Child IQ

High prenatal fluoride exposure during pregnancy is associated with poorer scores on tests of cognitive function in offspring, according to a new study. More...
12 Oct 2017
Image: A new study suggests hormonal IUDs do not affect breastfeeding (Photo courtesy of University of Utah).

Hormonal IUDs Shown Acceptable for Breastfeeding

A new study concludes that an immediate postpartum levonorgestrel intrauterine device (IUD) is an acceptable option for women planning to breastfeed. More...
07 Sep 2017
Image: A new study asserts hypertension during pregnancy could lead to a lifetime of cardiovascular problems (Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto).

Hypertension during Pregnancy Imperils CV Health

A new study suggests that hypertensive disorders in the course of pregnancy may affect subsequent long-term cardiovascular disease (CVD). More...
30 Aug 2017
Image: A new study suggests gaining weight between pregnancies elevates diabetes risk (Photo courtesy of the CDC).

Gaining Weight between Pregnancies Boosts Diabetes Risk

A new study suggests that women who gain weight between two pregnancies have a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). More...
17 Aug 2017
Image: The new fabric-based Velcro-like device (top), and the currently used standard metal scraping-device (bottom) (Photo courtesy of J. Diedrich, UC Riverside).

New Device Provides Better Biopsies for Cancer Testing

In a study comparing a new frictional fabric brush versus the currently used sharp scraper for endocervical curettage, the new device provided better tissue yield with less pain and discomfort. More...
14 Aug 2017
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