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    1. During Pregnancy, Skin Cancer May Be Deadlier

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer during or just after pregnancy are at greater risk from the cancer than other women, a new study finds. Pregnancy hormones may fuel the most deadly type of skin cancer, the rese

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    2. Blood Test May Help Rule Out Preeclampsia

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test might help doctors identify pregnant women who are unlikely to develop a dangerous complication called pre-eclampsia, despite having suspicious signs or symptoms. That's the finding of a study in the Jan. 7

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    3. Home Births Linked to Higher Infant Death Risk

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born outside of a hospital are more likely to be stillborn, or to die within a year of birth, a new Oregon study suggests. However, the risk of death in both groups was small. The study found nearly four deaths f

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    4. Study Touts Benefits of Group Prenatal Care

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young mothers and infants might get significant health benefits from group prenatal care, a new study indicates. Group prenatal care includes all the same components as individual care. But it provides additional time for

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    5. Home Births May Be Safe for 'Low-Risk' Pregnancies

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some babies born at home seem to fare as well as similar babies born in a hospital, a new Canadian study finds. However, the researchers only looked at pregnancies considered to be low risk, and emergency services did have

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    6. Planned or Emergency C-Section: Baby Health Risks?

      Dec. 15, 2015 -- Babies born by planned cesarean section have more health problems than those born by emergency C-section or vaginal birth, according to a new study. The findings suggest that labor may give babies a healthier start, even if the labor has to be interrupted by C-section, The New York

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    7. U.S. Abortion Rate Hits Record Low: CDC

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. abortion rate has declined by more than one-third over the past two decades to a record low, federal officials reported Friday. Abortions fell 35 percent between 1990 and 2010, reaching 17.7 procedures per 1,000

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    8. Mom-to-Be's Smoking Tied to Poorer Fitness in Sons

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young men may have reduced aerobic fitness if their mothers smoked during pregnancy, a new study suggests. "It's well established that smoking and breathing in secondhand smoke are harmful for both mother and baby. Our s

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    9. Mom's Diabetes, Obesity May Affect Fetal Heart

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being obese or having diabetes during pregnancy can affect the heart of the fetus, a new study finds. But the impact of these changes aren't yet clear, the researchers added. The study included 82 pregnant women with diab

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    10. This Tied to Slight Increase in Kids' Asthma Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children born by planned cesarean delivery appear to have a slightly higher chance of developing asthma than those born through vaginal delivery, researchers report. The difference in risk was small, with 3.73 percent of

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