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October 4, 2012

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Can Lower Kids IQ

According to a new study, high blood pressure during pregnancy can have long-term effects on children’s thinking skills, with effects continuing into their old age. High […]
September 26, 2012

Snoring while Pregnant Linked to High Blood Pressure

According to a new study — snoring that starts during pregnancy could be a sign of breathing problems that put women at risk for high blood […]
June 28, 2012

Smallest, Largest Fetuses at Higher Risk of Stillbirth

Problems with placenta to blame for small babies, while maternal diabetes, obesity can mean large babies  THURSDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) — Fetuses at the extremes […]
March 21, 2012

Pregnancy Safe for Women With Estrogen-Sensitive Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) — Pregnancy is safe for women with estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer, according to a new study. These types of breast tumors are […]
February 20, 2012

Pregnancy Complications May Predict Heart Trouble Later

MONDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) — Certain complications during pregnancy appear to raise the mother’s risk of cardiovascular disease during middle age, a new study has […]
February 8, 2012

Screening Moms-to-Be for Thyroid Trouble May Not Help Offspring

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) — Screening and treating expectant moms for thyroid problems at the end of the first trimester doesn’t improve children’s IQs at […]
January 12, 2012

Health Tip: Help Control Constipation During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) — Hormonal changes during pregnancy tend to slow digestion and relax bowel muscles, leaving many woman constipated. The Womenshealth.gov website offers these suggestions to […]
December 15, 2011

Health Tip: Dealing With Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) — Hemorrhoids are swollen, painful veins that develop in the rectum. Up to half of pregnant women have them, the womenshealth.gov website says. The […]
December 12, 2011

Health Tip: How to Ease Leg Cramps During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) — There’s no surefire way to prevent all leg cramps, but there are things you can do to help keep them at bay, and […]
December 3, 2011

New Guidelines for Treating Psoriasis When Pregnant or Nursing

SATURDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) — Topical treatment with moisturizers and emollients such as petroleum jelly should be the first line of therapy for treating psoriasis […]
November 5, 2011

Pregnancy Safe for Most Women With Lupus: Study

SATURDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) — Pregnancy is safe for most women with stable lupus, a new study indicates. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that […]
October 27, 2011

Health Tip: Coping With Nasal Problems During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) — Nasal stuffiness and nosebleeds are common during pregnancy, due to inflamed nasal tissues triggered by hormonal changes and an increase in your body’s […]
October 14, 2011

Hormonal Disorder Linked to Pregnancy Complications: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) — A common hormonal disorder among women known as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) seems to be associated with an increased risk […]
October 11, 2011

Study Suggests Origins of Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure

TUESDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) — Preeclampsia, a potentially dangerous spike in blood pressure during pregnancy, may be due to a microscopic battle going on within […]
September 28, 2011

Pregnancy And Memory Loss

You arrive at your friend’s home, put your handbag and car keys down and proceed to enjoy a lovely afternoon with her. But when it’s time […]