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    1. FAQ: Pregnancy Complications and Your Heart

      Sept. 22, 2015 -- You may have seen headlines linking pregnancy complications such as high blood pressure and early delivery to a later risk of dying from heart disease. In a study published Monday, researchers found a link between the two -- and said the risk of later heart-disease death rises with

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    2. Pregnancy Complications and Later Heart Disease

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A complicated pregnancy may increase a woman's risk of dying from heart disease later in life, new research suggests. The risk is particularly high for women who've had more than one health problem during pregnancy, sai

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    3. 'Organic Pollutants' Linked to Gestational Diabetes

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women exposed to high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in early pregnancy have a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes, new research from Greece suggests. These findings add to a growing body

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    4. Pregnancy Intervals May Affect Autism Risk

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The amount of time between a woman's pregnancies may matter when it comes to the possible risk of her children developing autism, new research suggests. "Children conceived in less than two years after the birth of thei

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    5. X-Rays, Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation from X-rays and other medical imaging tests doesn't seem to pose a risk to pregnant women or their fetuses when used properly, researchers report. "While care should be taken to protect the fetus from exposure,

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    6. Obesity May Be Tied to Greater Risk of Stillbirth

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese pregnant women may have a nearly twofold increased risk of stillbirth, a new study says. The leading reasons for that higher risk appear to be high blood pressure and placental disorders, the researchers suggested. "

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    7. High BP In Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to face the same health problem later in life, a new study suggests. The researchers also said they found that the brothers and sisters of these women have

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    8. Mom's Diet and Risk of Heart Defects at Birth

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who eat healthy diets prior to pregnancy are less likely to have a baby born with a heart defect, researchers report. Women who followed a very healthy diet were 37 percent less likely than those who ate poorly to

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    9. ADHD Risk Rises Each Week a Preemie Is Born Early

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more premature a child is born, the higher the likelihood of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a recent Finnish study. Babies born particularly underweight or overweight for their gestational

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    10. Are Vaginal Germs Linked to Preemie Birth?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have come to learn how millions of germs carried in the body affect your health. Now, a new study links premature birth to a specific kind of bacterial blend in the vagina. "Our discovery is important because i

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