For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds

Title: For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/19/2014 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet Pregnancy General

Pregnant women, fetuses exposed to antibacterial compounds face potential health risks 


As the Food and Drug Administration mulls over whether to rein in the use of common antibacterial compounds that are causing growing concern among environmental health experts, scientists are reporting that many pregnant women and their fetuses are being exposed to these substances. The compounds are used in more than 2,000 everyday products marketed as […]

Pregnancy risks for women with Kawasaki disease are manageable, provided doctors recognize them

In the first study of its type, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have looked at the health threat to pregnant women with a history of Kawasaki disease (KD), concluding that the risks are low with informed management and care.The findings are published in the online edition of the British […]

Gestational diabetes may increase heart disease risks for pregnant women

Pregnant women who develop gestational diabetes may be more at risk of developing heart disease later in life, according to new research.Researchers at Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland have published the results of their 20-year study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.Gestational diabetes only occurs during pregnancy. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From […]

Pregnant women taking risks with asthma medication

Pregnant women are exposing themselves and their unborn babies to unnecessary risk by stopping their asthma medication without consulting their doctor.Pregnant women suffering from asthma could better manage the condition if additional integrated care involving education and monitoring was introduced in Australian hospitals, a new study has found. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News […]

IVF: risks may outweigh benefits, say experts

The first baby was born using in vitro fertilization in 1981. From then until 2003, more than 1 million babies were born using the treatment, and this increased to 2 million by 2005. Now, a new analysis published in the BMJ suggests that in vitro fertilization may be overused, and the risks of the treatment […]

Risks of infertility treatments ‘overhyped’

“IVF births carry five times risk of complications,” the Daily Mail reports. While this headline is essentially true, it is a classic example of a “relative risk” which sounds frightening out of context. In this case, the headline ignores the fact that the number of serious complications found, such as stillbirth and neonatal death was very small. The story […]