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Web Industries announces opening of new LFI production facility

Web Industries announces opening of new LFI production facility

Web Industries, Inc., innovative provider of precision contract manufacturing and converting services, is proud to announce the opening of the company's first lateral flow immunoassay (LFI) production facility. [More]
Urologist sheds light on things that can be done to combat infertility

Urologist sheds light on things that can be done to combat infertility

Urologist Dr. Jesse Mills believes not enough attention is paid to male infertility. He wants to shine a light on the causes of infertility and the things that can be done to combat the condition. [More]
UW-Madison scientists working to screen mosquitoes for ability to carry, transmit Zika virus

UW-Madison scientists working to screen mosquitoes for ability to carry, transmit Zika virus

It's no accident that researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have taken a lead role addressing the Zika virus epidemic gripping the Americas. Many of them were already at work fighting viruses and mosquito-borne diseases in Central and South America. [More]
Valley fever diagnosis often overlooked by primary care physicians

Valley fever diagnosis often overlooked by primary care physicians

For patients with pneumonia or ongoing influenza-like symptoms who live in or have visited the west or southwest United States, especially Arizona and central California, infectious diseases experts recommend physicians suspect valley fever, an often-overlooked fungal infection. [More]
Study highlights need for effective support when pregnant women opt for C-section

Study highlights need for effective support when pregnant women opt for C-section

A study involving over 6,500 pregnant women from 6 countries in northern Europe highlights a clear need for appropriate support and advice when cesarean section (c-section) is elected for non-medical reasons, and for the accurate communication of the risk and benefits of c-section birth, suggests new research published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology. [More]
Maternal placental syndromes increase short-term risk of developing cardiovascular disease

Maternal placental syndromes increase short-term risk of developing cardiovascular disease

The short-term risk of developing cardiovascular disease following a first pregnancy is higher for women experiencing placental syndromes and a preterm birth or an infant born smaller than the usual size, a University of South Florida study reports. [More]
Researchers study link between health insurance, tobacco and alcohol use among reproductive age women

Researchers study link between health insurance, tobacco and alcohol use among reproductive age women

Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health studied the relationship between health insurance coverage and tobacco and alcohol use among reproductive age women in the United States, and whether there were differences according to pregnancy status. [More]
Sleep researchers call for new diagnostic criteria to treat OSA in pregnant women

Sleep researchers call for new diagnostic criteria to treat OSA in pregnant women

Recent studies reveal that approximately one quarter of pregnant women may suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the recurrent cessation or limitation of normal breathing during sleep. [More]
Global study confirms Dutch men and Latvian women as world's tallest

Global study confirms Dutch men and Latvian women as world's tallest

Dutch men and Latvian women are the tallest on the planet, according to the largest ever study of height around the world. [More]
Researchers develop first placenta-on-a-chip to model interface between mother and fetus

Researchers develop first placenta-on-a-chip to model interface between mother and fetus

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed the first placenta-on-a-chip that can fully model the transport of nutrients across the placental barrier. [More]
Common drug for type 2 diabetes may play surprising role in preventing preterm birth

Common drug for type 2 diabetes may play surprising role in preventing preterm birth

Metformin, a medication routinely used by millions of people with type 2 diabetes, may also play an unexpected role in blocking a significant cause of preterm birth, according to research findings published July 25. [More]
Women have 29% chance of conceiving naturally after undergoing assisted conception, study finds

Women have 29% chance of conceiving naturally after undergoing assisted conception, study finds

Women who have IVF/ICSI infertility treatments have a 29% chance of conceiving naturally within six years of the cessation of treatments. These are the findings of an Internet survey conducted by a group of gynaecologists presented in the journal Human Fertility. [More]
Rat study finds maternal intake of oxidised fish oil causes high newborn mortality

Rat study finds maternal intake of oxidised fish oil causes high newborn mortality

Nearly 30 percent of newborn pups born to pregnant rats fed highly oxidized ("off") fish oil died within two days after birth a new study by researchers at the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland in New Zealand finds. [More]
UCLA urologist debunks 5 common myths about vasectomies

UCLA urologist debunks 5 common myths about vasectomies

Men can be very concerned about what happens during, and after, a vasectomy - specifically how it will affect them personally. Dr. Jesse Mills, a clinical professor of urology and director of The Men's Clinic at UCLA, says the many myths surrounding the procedure can make men rethink what is often a smart choice for them. [More]
Maternal antiretroviral treatment eliminates HIV transmission to infants during breastfeeding

Maternal antiretroviral treatment eliminates HIV transmission to infants during breastfeeding

For HIV-infected mothers whose immune system is in good health, taking a three-drug antiretroviral regimen during breastfeeding essentially eliminates HIV transmission by breast milk to their infants, according to results from a large clinical trial conducted in sub-Saharan Africa and India. [More]
Researchers discover how Zika virus travels from pregnant mother to fetus

Researchers discover how Zika virus travels from pregnant mother to fetus

Zika virus can infect numerous cell types in the human placenta and amniotic sac, according to researchers at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley who show in a new paper how the virus travels from a pregnant woman to her fetus. They also identify a drug that may be able to block it. [More]
Use of nicotine patches or Zyban drug during pregnancy benefits both mother and child

Use of nicotine patches or Zyban drug during pregnancy benefits both mother and child

The results of a study conducted by Dr. Anick Bérard, Professor and Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé Research Chair on Medications and Pregnancy, at the University of Montreal's Faculty of Pharmacy and the Ste-Justine University Hospital demonstrate that the use of nicotine patches or the drug Zyban has positive effects for the unborn child and allows pregnant women to stop smoking during and after pregnancy. [More]
Parental substance use increases health risks among children

Parental substance use increases health risks among children

Children whose parents or caregivers misuse alcohol or use, produce or distribute drugs face an increased risk of medical and behavioral problems. According to a new clinical report by experts at Beth Israel Medical Center and Boston Children's Hospital, pediatricians are in a unique position to assess risk and intervene to protect children. [More]
Researchers identify novel therapeutic monoclonal antibodies from Zika-infected patients

Researchers identify novel therapeutic monoclonal antibodies from Zika-infected patients

A team of researchers from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine and the Swiss biotech company Humabs BioMed SA has identified novel therapeutic monoclonal antibody candidates isolated from Zika-infected patients and new strategies for Zika virus diagnostics. [More]
Expert outlines five key reasons to examine relationship between childbirth and media

Expert outlines five key reasons to examine relationship between childbirth and media

An academic from the University of Leicester has discussed ways in which the media shapes society’s perceptions, anxieties and emotions arising out of birth. [More]
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