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  1. Too Few Pregnant Women Get Whooping Cough Vaccine

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- To protect newborns from whooping cough, U.S. health officials advise all women to get vaccinated against the infection during pregnancy. But researchers report that too few do. This Michigan-based study of wom

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  2. Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women appear to have an unusually strong immune response to the flu, according to a new study. And this strong immune response may help explain why pregnant women get sicker from the flu than other health

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  3. Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's something every pregnant woman wonders: What can I do to help ensure a healthy baby? New research suggests that taking iron supplements as prescribed may play a role in reducing the risk of having a child with

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  4. Chemicals in Plastics Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might increase a child's future risk of developing asthma, Columbia University researchers reported in a new study. Children had nearly an 80 percent in

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  5. Study Questions Antidepressants-Miscarriage Link

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some studies have found that women who use common antidepressants early in pregnancy face a raised risk of miscarriage, but new research suggests the link might be better explained by the depression, rather than the drugs th

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  6. Breast Milk May Protect Against Newborn Disease

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A protein in breast milk that is not found in infant formula may protect newborns from a potentially deadly gastrointestinal disease, a new study suggests. Breast milk contains the protein neuregulin-4 (NRG4), whi

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  7. Duchess Kate & Prince William Expecting 2nd Baby

    Sept. 8, 2014 -- The duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child, and is again having severe morning sickness. The official announcement came from the royal London residence Clarence House, which also tweeted the news: "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very ple

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  8. Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of This?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women at high risk for the pregnancy complication known as preeclampsia should take low-dose aspirin daily after 12 weeks of pregnancy, a panel of U.S. health experts recommends. The recommendation came after the U.S. Pr

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  9. 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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  10. 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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