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Fetus react to musical stimuli

The study points out that music elicits vocalisation movements in fetus. Image: Institut Marquès ...

Artificial Intelligence Uncovers Clues to Why Embryos Develop Abnormally

Melanoma-like cells in tadpoles may mimic variability in human responses to cancer stimuli ...

More women may have option to get IUD minutes after giving birth

A growing number of state Medicaid agencies cover contraceptive devices at same time as delivery, U-M study finds ... Full story

Birth weight and poor growth linked to later hearing and vision problems

A study of up to 433,390 UK adults, led by The University of Manchester, has linked being under and overweight at birth with poorer hearing, vision and cognition in middle age. ... Full story

Home-based counselling strategies alone may not improve neonatal survival in rural Africa

Counselling about newborn danger signsHome visits by volunteers trained to deliver important health messages to women during pregnancy and in the first days of a baby’s life did not appear to improve newborn survival in rural Tanzania, according to new research published in PLOS Medicine. This is despite the study showing improvements in newborn care practices and childbirth in health facilities. ... Full story

New Clinical Trial at SLU Treats Preeclampsia in Second-Trimester Pregnancies

Trial will assess whether ATryn prolongs pregnancy, reduces perinatal mortality and disability ... Full story

Teen Pregnancy Prevention with a Reproductive Justice Approach

Over the past year, the SYPP Center, a capacity building program within the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, in collaboration with Youth Policy Institute, has been facilitating a community mobilization project in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles. ... Full story

Rwandan child mortality sharply on the decline

After the genocide in the mid-1990s, Rwanda initiated major social and health reforms to improve the survival of all children. In his dissertation, Aimable Musafili from Uppsala University and the University of Rwanda reports an impressive decline in child mortality in Rwanda including disappearing social divides. ... Full story

“Zelda” Protein plays Flap-Open Role in Early Embryo Development, NYU & Stowers Institute Researchers Find

New York University biologists, in collaboration with scientists at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, have identified a mechanism that promotes activation of genes critical for the initiation of embryonic development. ... Full story

Latest study from MiP looks at alternative therapies to prevent malaria in pregnancy

Researchers at LSTM, working with colleagues of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Kenya and USA, and from the Kenya Medical Research Institution have found that a new drug may be more effective at preventing malaria in pregnant woman, especially where there is resistance to the current treatments. ... Full story

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