Prenatal Development

How Flint's Lead-Poisoned Water Caused Rampant Infertility

Fetal death rates increased by 58 percent.<p>Last week, scientists monitoring the water in Flint, Michigan announced that the levels of lead in the …

Pregnancy

Philips Unveils New OB/GYN Ultrasound Innovations Featuring Anatomical Intelligence

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, this week announced new OB/GYN innovations, aBiometry AssistA.I, TouchVue and Tilt, as well as …

Pregnancy

Bellyband linked to app may prevent stillbirths

A smart phone app for continuous monitoring of foetal heartbeat and the increased risk of stillbirth in women who sleep on their back are among the …

News (Ireland)

The Flint water tragedy and fetal deaths

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Study: Fewer Pregnancies, More Fetal Deaths in Flint After Lead Levels Rose

Flint, the Michigan city where lead levels in drinking-water supplies notoriously spiked in April 2014, saw fewer pregnancies and an increase in fetal deaths during the period of time when they were exposed to such levels, according to a new study that examined local and state health records. Fetal …

Pregnancy

Artificial Human Embryos Are Coming, and No One Knows How to Handle Them - MIT Technology Review

Yue Shao had never seen anything quite like it.<p>Two years ago, Shao, a mechanical engineer with a flair for biology, was working with embryonic stem …

Biology

White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

LOUISIANA<p>White man arrested in 2 black men’s slayings<p>A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of killing two black men in Baton Rouge and shooting up a black family’s home in a string of attacks last week that police say may have been racially motivated.<p>A law enforcement official …

News (U.S.)

Nigeria: We Trek 100 Km to Hospital, Kaduna Village Residents Lament

Kaduna State<p>Residents of Maiyola, a community of 3,000 residents in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have said that they lose an average …

Nigeria

Bumpe: The Bridge Between Antenatal and Postnatal Care

One of the first signs of fetal wellbeing is mother's perception of movements. Currently women are told to report any abnormalities in fetal movement …

Pregnancy

‘Placenta-on-a-Chip’ Techn Will Let Scientists Research Neonatal Diseases Without Using Human Fetuses

Scientists have made breakthroughs in simulating the human body on a microchip.<p>It's hard to believe, but in the last few years, scientists have made great strides miniaturizing and recreating human organs on microchips, which researchers hope will help speed new drug development.<p>Organs-On-Chips …

Medicine

There Is No Proven Safe Amount Of Alcohol In Pregnancy. No Alcohol, No Risk

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal Open shows that there is a need for more research on the effects of alcohol on pregnancy. On …

Indigenous Australians

Meet Zika’s Lifesaving Side: It Kills Cancer

Zika, the virus that was recently found to cause microcephaly in unborn children, may actually have some useful qualities, according to a new study. …

Cancer

Case Study — Machine learning about sexual orientation?

Machine learning about sexual orientation?<p>The central theme of our Calling Bullshit course is you don't always need to understand the technical …

Machine Learning

Actress Jenny Mollen shares candid post about prenatal depression: ‘It’s very normal’

Jenny Mollen, an actress and bestselling author of <i>Live Fast Die Hot</i>, has been publicly celebrating her pregnancy on Instagram since April. But last …

Canadian News

Fathers warned their drinking can affect the health of baby

Fathers-to-be have been warned to avoid alcohol or risk affecting the health and well-being of their unborn child.

News (Ireland)

New research confirms exercise during pregnancy can be both safe, beneficial

A new Spanish study is encouraging women to exercise during pregnancy, after finding that working out can have clear advantages for both mother and …

Pregnancy

Why This Couple Included A 'Finding Nemo' Toy In Their Maternity Shoot

"To my family this means so much more than just a picture."<p>Many people might look at Tayler Borre's maternity photo with a <i>Finding Nemo</i> toy and assume …

Good News

What it's like to have anxiety when you're pregnant

Here's how you can tell if what you're feeling is just normal parenting nerves or an actual anxiety disorder.<p>"I had such mixed feelings when I found out I was pregnant – lots of emotions and excitement, but then also this feeling that my life was over, as awful as that sounds," says 25-year-old …

Pregnancy

Using Your Cell Phone While Pregnant Is Totally Safe, Study Confirms

The study suggests prenatal mobile phone use may even benefit children.<p>Electromagnetic fields from cell phones pose essentially no risk to unborn …

Research

Is Smoking Weed While Pregnant Really So Bad?

Medical marijuana use carries less stigma, unless you're pregnant.<p><b>This story appears in the</b> September Issue of VICE magazine<b>. Click HERE to subscribe.</b><p>As her son, JD, and her husband, Juan, played in the backyard this past June, Kim tottered into the living room of her suburban Maryland home …

Pregnancy

Study suggests simple way to predict preterm births

Up to 18 percent of babies born worldwide arrive before they are full-term, defined as 37 weeks of gestation. About 1 million of those babies do not …

Pregnancy

What happens to the immune system during pregnancy?

Research puts the immune system front and center in controlling pregnancy. However, viruses and bacteria can outfox it, which sometimes leads to dire …

Pregnancy

This Texas Anti-Abortion Law Was Temporarily Blocked In Federal Court

Texas lawmakers continue to introduce and pass severe abortion restrictions, but a Thursday court ruling offered some news in favor of reproductive …

Rights & Freedoms

A new study revealed sequencing all 24 human chromosomes uncovers rare disorders

Getting the bigger picture<p>A new study from researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other institutions has revealed that including …

DNA

Game theories abound for 'Game of Thrones' fans, but fetal time travel?

With "Game of Thrones" now off the air for at least a year, maybe longer, I've been staggered by a theory that Tyrion Lannister, the brilliant dwarf, is actually a fetal time traveler.<p>Unstuck in time like some medieval Billy Pilgrim, he may also have the ability to change events, and may be related …

Game of Thrones

Michael Phelps Fetus Hits 1st Concert

<b>Michael Phelps</b> took his wife and his fetus out on the town on Tuesday -- treating the gang to a <b>OneRepublic</b> show!<p>Earlier that day, <b>Nicole Phelps</b> …

Michael Phelps

The Drosophila embryo at single-cell transcriptome resolution

By the onset of morphogenesis, <i>Drosophila</i> embryos consist of about 6000 cells that express distinct gene combinations. Here, we used single-cell …

Biology

SA has world’s highest rate of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder

South Africa has the highest prevalence of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the world which is more than 14 times the global average.<p>South …

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum

Embryo found inside 200-million-year-old fossilised ichthyosaur

The remains of an unborn baby have been found inside the fossilised body of a 200 million-year-old sea reptile.<p>The 3.5 metre pregnant ichthyosaur …

Evolution

Dinosaur-Era Fossil Shows Marine Reptile Was Pregnant At Death

The biggest fossil ever found of a dinosaur-era marine reptile called the <i>Ichthyosaurus</i> was pregnant when it died.<p>Researchers say they found an embryo …

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