Tag: pregnancy

If Roe Is Overturned, Michigan Has Abortion Ban on the Books

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to let a Texas ban on most abortions remain in force — at least for now...

Biden Launches Federal Response to ‘Bizarre’ Texas Abortion Law

President Joe Biden on Thursday said he has initiated a wide-reaching federal effort to protect women’s right to an abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court...

COVID-19 Disease May Actually Cause Preeclampsia, Suggests Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. New evidence strongly suggests that COVID-19 disease causes an increased risk...

Gestational Diabetes Increasing Among US Women

Women in the United States are developing gestational diabetes at a higher rate than a decade ago, and disparities have persisted between White women and...

Afghan Woman Gives Birth on U.S. Evacuation Plane

Aug. 23, 2021 — An Afghan woman went into labor while aboard an evacuation flight that landed in Germany on Saturday U.S. airmen...

Religious Healthcare Practitioners Win Injunction on ACA Rules

A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction on behalf of religious health care providers who feared the Biden administration would interpret the Affordable Care...

Anti-Sperm Antibodies Tested as Contraceptive in Sheep

Antibodies that bind to sperm might be an effective nonhormonal method of contraception, at least according to early studies in sheep, researchers report. When researchers...

FDA OKs Belzutifan for Cancers Tied to von Hippel-Lindau Disease

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved belzutifan (Welireg) for adult patients with von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) who require therapy for associated renal cell...

Journal Takes 3 Years to Act

  More than three and a half years after being alerted to concerns about the data in a 2015 article, an obstetrics journal has finally...

Dangerous Price of COVID Rules for Women, Children in Africa

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Sean Callaghan recalls the moment in late February 2020, sitting around...

The FDA Knew the Heart Pumps Could Be Unsafe, Yet They Were Used

John Winkler II was dying of heart failure when doctors came to his hospital bedside, offering a chance to prolong his life. The HeartWare Ventricular...

Idaho Governor Signs Onto Major Abortion-Rights Challenge

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Thursday signed onto an amicus brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could...

Women’s Heart Health Tied to Multiple Pregnancy Complications

Women with prepregnancy cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors have increasingly worse pregnancy outcomes, including a higher rate of maternal intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and...

Don’t assume your health policy covers maternity insurance

Parenthood is perhaps one of the most significant transitions in one’s life. And for women, the path to it, pregnancy, can be emotionally, financially and...

Becerra Says Any One Will Do

The Biden administration will support whatever expansions to Medicare Congress is willing to make, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Tuesday. Democratic lawmakers...

Drug Effective in Treating Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

Those suffering from postpartum depression may have a more convenient treatment option, compared with the only drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to...

Postpartum Depression Affects Dads, Too

July 6, 2021 — Postpartum depression isn’t just something new mothers can get. Turns out it can affect new fathers, too, according to a...

Pregnancy Risk Is Low With Negative Test at IUD Placement

Frequency or timing of unprotected intercourse within 14 days before IUD placement had no impact on pregnancy if a preplacement pregnancy test was negative, based...

Women Not Told About Need for Contraception After IVF Births

The contraceptive needs of women who have had in vitro fertilization (IVF) pregnancies are real but are being overlooked, according to study data presented at...

Out-of-Pocket Costs for Childbirth More Than $3000

Families with private health insurance pay around $3,000 for newborn delivery and hospitalization, while adding neonatal intensive care can push the bill closer to $5,000,...

Probiotic Supplementation Regulates Newborn Immune System

Supplementing breastfed infants with bifidobacteria promotes development of a well-regulated immune system, theoretically reducing risk of immune-mediated conditions like allergies and asthma, according to investigators....

University of California Sets Rules for Religious Hospitals

The University of California’s governing board has adopted a new policy that tightens the rules on affiliations with hospitals that impose religious restrictions on health...

Female Gastroenterologists Navigate Range of Pregnancy-Related Challenges

(Reuters Health) – Female gastroenterologists can encounter a wide range of pregnancy-related challenges in their careers, including the risk of radiation exposure as well as...

Reassuring Findings for Antiseizure Medications in Pregnancy

Dr Kimford J. Meador There are no significant language differences between 2-year-old children of mothers who take antiseizure medications (ASMs) during pregnancy and those who...

Mother-to-Infant COVID-19 Transmission Is Unlikely

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Mothers exposed to COVID-19 during pregnancy are not likely to transmit...