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Research: Pregnant teens want to go to college, need support

The United States has the highest adolescent pregnancy and birth rate among developed countries in the world. Many mistakenly believe that teens who become pregnant do not have aspirations of going to college or finding a good job. A study recentl...

Tufts University calls for moderate approach to teaching personalized genomic testing

BOSTON (January 24, 2011) -- Genetics in Medicine, the official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics, published this month a paper by Tufts University faculty calling for a moderate, strategic approach to teaching personalized geno...

High birth weight in First Nations babies linked to a higher...

High birth weight in First Nations (North American Indian) babies are linked to a higher risk of postneonatal death (infant deaths that occur from 4 weeks to 1 year of age), according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journa...

Tiny RNA molecules control labor, may be key to blocking premature...

DALLAS -- Nov. 15, 2010 -- Tiny molecules called microRNAs act together with hormones to control the onset of labor, raising the prospect that RNA-based drugs might be able to prevent premature labor, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center ...

Study raises concern about ability of tests to predict fertility

CHAPEL HILL -- The method used to assess infertility in at-home tests might not be the best for identifying which women will have trouble getting pregnant, according to new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Med...

Researchers build ‘artificial ovary’

Researchers at Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital have invented the first artificial human ovary, an advance that provides a potentially...

Researchers build ‘artificial ovary’ to develop oocytes into mature human eggs

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Researchers at Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital have invented the first artificial human ovary, an advance that provides a potentially powerful new means for conducting fertility research and c...

Bariatric operations reduce odds of gestational diabetes, cesarean section

CHICAGO (September 7, 2010) -- Obese women who have bariatric surgical procedures before pregnancy were three times less likely to develop gestational diabetes (GDM) than women who have bariatric operations after delivery, according to new research...

Study Questions Frequent Follow-Up for 'Probably Benign' Mammograms

Of the nearly 30 million American women who undergo screening mammograms every year, up to 11 percent receive "probably benign" test results -- and therefore are asked to come back for a follow-up mammogram in three to six months. But according to a new study by UC Davis researchers, such frequent re-testing may be unnecessary. The study appears in tomorrow's issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The UC Davis researchers examined the mammography records of nearly 60,000 women enrolled in the national Women's Health Initiative project, one of the largest preventive health studies in the United States. Among the women who had probably benign mammograms, only 1 percent went on to develop breast cancer within two years, the investigation found.

Progesterone-type hormone therapy could help prevent pre-term births

Injections of a progesterone-type hormone may be able to prevent more than a third of pre-term births in women with a history of giving birth early, reported Paul J. Meis, M.D., of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, today (Feb. 6) at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in San Francisco. "The evidence of this treatment's effectiveness was so dramatic, the research was stopped early," said Meis, the national principal investigator and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Wake Forest. "This drug is readily available and can be used by doctors to improve outcomes for mothers and babies."

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