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Your Biggest C-Section Risk May Be Your Hospital

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. The most common major surgery performed in the U.S isn’t to remove an appendix or replace a knee. It’s to deliver babies… Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Zika Update: Risk of Birth Defects Greater Than Expected

A new study has found that in the U.S., one out of every ten pregnant women with a confirmed Zika virus infection may go on to have a baby with serious birth defects. The report, published Tuesda… Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Older women reduce their endometrial cancer risk with weight loss

By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) – Postmenopausal women who intentionally lost weight over the course of three years had a much lower risk of endometrial cancer up to 11 years later compared to women whose weight didn’t change, a U.S. study finds. Overall, women who intentionally lost 5 percent or more of their body weight […]

Having more children could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease for both parents

New research suggests that having more children could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease for not only mothers but also fathers too. According to Professor Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, chairperson of the European Society of Cardiology "management of CVD During Pregnancy" guidelines task force, two recent studies suggest that the risk of cardiovascular disease in women could […]

Pet medicines pose poison risk for kids

Children five and under account for 88 percent of calls to poison control centers for exposure to veterinary medicines, researchers report in Pediatrics. When children did go to a hospital or health facility, they were evaluated and treated or released in about 60 percent of cases. Parenting/Kids News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Insomnia could triple the risk of developing asthma, study finds

Trouble falling asleep, frequent night wakings and chronic insomnia could double or even triple the risk of developing asthma, a new European study has found. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that currently affects 300 million people worldwide. Many risk factors, such as smoking, obesity, atmospheric pollution and depression and anxiety symptoms, have been associated […]

Immigration raids tied to greater risk of underweight babies

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – In the aftermath of an immigration raid, Latina women in the U.S. may be more likely to have low birthweight or premature babies even when they are citizens, a new study suggests. To explore the link between immigration policy and pregnancy outcomes, researchers examined data on babies born before […]

Sitting less linked to lower risk of diabetes

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – People who spend time walking or even just standing instead of sitting down may be at lower risk of diabetes, a UK study suggests. Previous research has linked sedentary time to type 2 diabetes, which is tied to aging and obesity and happens when the body can't properly use […]

Delayed umbilical cord clamping tied to lower anemia risk in babies

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Waiting at least three minutes to clamp the umbilical cord after birth is associated with a lower risk of anemia in babies, according to a study in Nepal. Children with anemia and iron deficiency may have impaired nervous system development, which affects cognitive and motor abilities and behavior. Typically, […]

Psoriasis with arthritis linked to heart disease risk

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) – Arthritis that accompanies the skin condition psoriasis may also come with a higher risk of heart problems, according to a Hong Kong study. In particular, patients with so-called psoriatic arthritis may have a three- to four-fold higher prevalence of plaque in their coronary arteries, which leads to a higher […]

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