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That Pregnant Feeling Makes A Fly Start Nesting

Durham, NC - Across the animal kingdom, it’s not uncommon for pregnancy to change an expectant mom’s behavior. Even female flies have ...

Babies' interest in human faces linked to callous and unemotional traits

Scientists at King’s College London, the University of Manchester, and the University of Liverpool have found that an infant’s preference for a ...

Pre-eclampsia may be caused by the fetus, not the placenta, says Anaesthesia editorial

Pre-eclampsia, the potentially deadly condition that affects pregnant women, may be caused by problems meeting the oxygen demands of the growing fetus, according to an editorial in the November issue of Anaesthesia, the journal of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI). ... Full story

Suffering in silence over infant loss

A UBC staff member is teaming up with a nursing professor to ensure parents who lose their babies get support ... Full story

Study casts doubt on plans to scale up preterm birth treatment in low resource settings

Intervention of no benefit, could increase newborn death risk, NIH funded study finds ... Full story

Extra vitamin D benefits infants

Infants whose mothers take vitamin D supplements during pregnancy and infancy are less likely to get respiratory infections, according to research from the University of Auckland. ... Full story

When should women push during labor?

Study to evaluate timing of pushing on C-section rates, birth complications ... Full story

Memories of Pain During Childbirth Tied to Intensity Rather than Length of Labor

Childbirth is physically intense and, for many women, it is the most painful experience they will have. And yet, new research shows that the amount of time a woman spends in labor doesn’t seem to impact how she remembers her labor pain afterwards. ... Full story

Scientists identify potential cause for 40 per cent of pre-term births

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and UCL (University College London) have identified what they believe could be a cause of pre-term premature rupture of the fetal membrane (PPROM), which accounts for 40 per cent of pre-term births, the main reason for infant death world-wide. ... Full story

Diet and exercise during pregnancy has hidden benefits

It might not be obvious on the scales, but healthy eating and increased physical activity from walking during pregnancy is directly associated with a range of improved outcomes at birth, according to researchers from the University of Adelaide. ... Full story

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