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  1. Antidepressants in Pregnancy Linked to Autism?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's been controversy for years over whether the use of common antidepressants by women during their pregnancies might raise the odds of mental health issues in their children. Now, a study involving more than 13,000

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  2. Consumer Reports Tells Pregnant Women: Avoid Tuna

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a new review of seafood safety, Consumer Reports is advising that pregnant women avoid eating tuna due to concerns about mercury exposure. "We're particularly concerned about canned tuna, which is second only to shrim

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  3. All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for all pregnant women to get a flu shot. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), several studies released in recent years have uphel

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  4. Sperm's 'Shield' Might Play Role in Fertility

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary new research points to the possibility that some infertile men could benefit from boosting a protein shield that protects sperm cells from germs. While it's too early to know if the research will lead to any

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  5. Common Antibacterials and Growth of Fetus

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Aug. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many pregnant women and their unborn children are being exposed to antibacterial compounds that may be linked to developmental and reproductive issues, a new small study suggests. The antibacterial triclosan appeared in

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  6. Blood Test May Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test could help prevent neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida, new research finds. The test would measure the concentration of folate (a form of vitamin B) in a pregnant women's red blood c

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  7. Blood Thinner Doesn’t Prevent Miscarriages: Study

    July 25, 2014 -- Injected blood thinners don’t prevent pregnancy complications in women who may be prone to blood clots, a new study shows. Women who have had miscarriages are often given blood tests to check for genetic problems that may lead to blood clots. These inherited clotting problems affect

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  8. Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Babies seem to learn even before they're born, a new study suggests. By the time women are 34 weeks pregnant, their unborn babies can respond to the sound of their mother's voice reciting a familiar nursery rhyme,

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  9. Obesity During Pregnancy and Asthma Risk in Kids

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests. "We found that, compared with children born from mothers of normal weight, those wh

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  10. Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research. The new study also hints -- but doesn't prove --

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