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  1. Restless Legs Syndrome in Pregnancy Linked to Later Risk

    Dec. 6, 2010 -- Women who had restless legs syndrome (RLS) while pregnant were four times more likely to have the condition again after their pregnancies, and were three times more likely to have the chronic form of the condition, according to a small European study. Researchers led by Mauro Manconi

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  2. Acid-Reducing Drugs May Not Be Risky in Pregnancy

    Nov. 24, 2010 -- The popular over-the-counter and prescription acid-blocking drugs proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) do not appear to increase risk of birth defects when taken during the first trimester of pregnancy, a study shows. In the study, 2.6% of more than 840,000 live births occurring in Denmark

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  3. Slight Improvements in Preterm Birth Rates

    Nov. 17, 2010 -- A state-by-state review of preterm birth rates saw some slight improvements, but the United States overall still has a long way to go to meet the nation’s Healthy People objective of 7.6%, according to a report released by the March of Dimes. The nation’s preterm birth rate fell fro

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  4. Painkillers in Pregnancy Linked to Male Infertility

    Nov. 12, 2010 -- Common over-the-counter painkillers taken during pregnancy may be to blame for a global rise in male infertility. Even acetaminophen (Tylenol) may put a developing boy's future reproductive health at risk, suggest findings from a study of some 2,300 Danish and Finnish women by Henri

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  5. 'Mommy Brain' May Trigger Brain Growth

    Oct. 25, 2010 -- ''Mommy brain" -- used to describe that spacey, sleep-deprived state when new moms tend to forget things and act scatterbrained -- may not be the whole story on what happens to women's brains after giving birth. Motherhood may actually trigger brain growth, with changes in areas of

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  6. Season of Birth May Affect Kids’ Allergies

    Oct. 19, 2010 -- The season in which babies are born could affect their susceptibility to food allergies early in life, new research indicates. Finnish scientists studied just under 6,000 children born between 2001 and 2006 in southeast Finland. About 1,000 were tested for sensitization to food alle

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  7. New Clues to Vitamin D-Insulin Sensitivity Link?

    Oct. 11, 2010 (San Diego) --  Higher levels of vitamin D in newborns are linked with better insulin sensitivity at age 3, perhaps reducing their obesity risk, according to a new study. "This study suggests that higher vitamin D levels at birth may protect against insulin resistance, which is linked

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  8. BPA in Pregnancy: Cashiers, Canned Veggie Eaters Beware?

    Oct. 8, 2010 -- Pregnant women who work as cashiers, are exposed to tobacco smoke, or eat lots of canned veggies may have higher urinary levels of the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), according to a new study. These levels tended to ebb and flow throughout pregnancy, according to the study,

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  9. Light Drinking During Pregnancy: No Harm to Baby?

    Oct. 5, 2010 - Pregnant women who have up to two alcoholic drinks per week do not harm their children, a U.K. study shows. More than 11,500 children and their mothers were included in the study. Mothers were first asked about their alcohol use when the kids were 9 months old. The children were last

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  10. Poor Sleep in Pregnancy Linked to High Blood Pressure

    Oct. 1, 2010 -- Getting too much or too little sleep during the first trimester may increase a woman’s risk of developing elevated blood pressure and its related complications later in pregnancy, according to a new study. Pregnancy-induced high blood pressure is a symptom of preeclampsia, a serious

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