Tag: "medical research"

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Infertility Issues and Family Planning – Just How Important Are Your Egg Count Numbers?

Women dealing with infertility may obtain testing to determine egg count numbers. Others may opt to have tests done so they can make an informed decision about whether they should freeze their eggs or not. All of them may be surprised to learn that egg count is not the be-all, end-all to fertility. Instead, fertility is based on a wide range of factors – the most influential of which is age, not test numbers.

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Ontario’s Newborn Heart Defect Screening Can Save Lives

In a move expected to help hundreds of families each year, Ontario will screen babies for heart issues within hours of their birth.

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Does Baby Gender Affect Pregnancy Health?

People have been trying to predict baby genders for centuries. A new study published online in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity says that women who are carrying a female child may actually experience heightened inflammation which could make them feel worse during their pregnancy.

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10 Fishless Ways to Add More Omega-3 to Your Diet While Pregnant

Omega-3 fatty acids are critical during all stages of life, but they are especially important during pregnancy. In fact, studies suggest that increased consumption of omega-3 during pregnancy could reduce an infant’s risk of allergies. But omega-3 goes much further than that. You see, it only takes a little omega-3 to ensure you get your daily intake.

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World Welcomes First Three-Person Baby

For women who have a mitochondrial disease, having a child is a risk. Miscarriages are common, and if they are able to carry to term, their infants are at risk for early mortality. For this reason, many abandon the hope of ever having a child of their own. But that could soon change, thanks to the welcoming of the world’s very first three-person IVF baby.

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Wichita Police Reports 4 Baby Co-Sleeping Deaths Over The Last Month

If not done properly co-sleeping can turn deadly. This week the Wichita police confirmed that there had been a steep increase in infant deaths in their area from parents not sharing their beds safely with their infants.