Pre-eclampsia & other complications of pregnancy

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    New test for pre-eclampsia...
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    Pre-eclampsia predicted using test during pregnancy
    11 November 2011 - Pre-eclampsia is thought to affect 3-5% of pregnancies
     
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    Good pregnancy/drug info hard to find...
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    Hard to find good info on drug safety in pregnancy
    Mar 12,`13 WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly every woman takes a medication at some point during pregnancy. Yet there's disturbingly little easy-to-understand information about which drugs pose a risk to her baby, and what to do about it.
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    Premies suffering from necrotizing enterocolitis may be healed by amniotic fluid...
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    Amniotic fluid 'may heal premature baby gut'
    24 March 2013 - Amniotic fluid may hold the key to healing a fatal gut disease which affects premature babies, doctors say.
     
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    Neonatal and post-natal care woefully inadequate in much of the world...
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    Report: 3 Million Newborns Die Within First Month
    May 07, 2013 - The humanitarian organization Save the Children has released its annual State of the World’s Mothers report. It says despite much progress being made in reducing maternal and child deaths, every year, three million babies die within the first month of life. Many just live a few hours.
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    Study: Nutrient Powders Can Prevent Iron-Deficiency in Children
    May 08, 2013 - A recently released study says that scaling up micronutrient powders, MNP’s, is the key to preventing iron deficiency anemia in children worldwide. The research was sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and carried out by the NGO Results for Development Institute in Washington D.C.
     
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    Does bed rest help prevent prematurity?...
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    Study questions if bed rest prevents prematurity
    14 May`13 WASHINGTON (AP) — New research is raising fresh concern that an age-old treatment for troubled pregnancies — bed rest — doesn't seem to prevent premature birth, and might even worsen that risk.

     
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    Pregnancy Related Deaths Cut In Half...

    Maternal mortality falls by almost 50% - UN report
    November 12, 2015 - Pregnancy-related deaths have fallen by almost half in the past 25 years, according to a report by United Nations agencies published in The Lancet.
     
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    New test for preeclampsia...

    Mysterious Pregnancy Complication Diagnosed with Simple Test
    February 04, 2016 - Preeclampsia is a mysterious disease, experts say, striking up to 60 percent of pregnant women globally. It is marked by high blood pressure and the presence of protein in the urine.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right pregnant ladies - sleep on yer side...
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    Lying Position During Pregnancy Could Increase Stillbirths
    November 22, 2016 | WASHINGTON — A new study has found that women who lie on their backs late in their pregnancies could be increasing their risk of stillbirth.
     

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