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Genetic mutations in the Toll-like receptor 4 gene increase risk of preterm birth

Genetic mutations in the Toll-like receptor 4 gene increase risk of preterm birth

Lots of caffeine during pregnancy increases risk of miscarriage

Lots of caffeine during pregnancy increases risk of miscarriage

For pregnant women coffee is a definate no!

For pregnant women coffee is a definate no!

Infants with birthmarks received less oxygen in womb

Infants with birthmarks received less oxygen in womb

Laser procedure may treat vasa previa

Laser procedure may treat vasa previa

Female lower back has evolved to accommodate the weight of pregnancy

Female lower back has evolved to accommodate the weight of pregnancy

Chlamydia pneumoniae involved in both heart disease and infertility

Chlamydia pneumoniae involved in both heart disease and infertility

Babies born a few weeks too soon six times more likely to die

Babies born a few weeks too soon six times more likely to die

Placenta uses a cloaking device similar to that used by parasites

Placenta uses a cloaking device similar to that used by parasites

Pregnant women with bird flu pass it on to their unborn

Pregnant women with bird flu pass it on to their unborn

40,000 computers used to tackle bird flu in search for new anti-viral drug discoveries

40,000 computers used to tackle bird flu in search for new anti-viral drug discoveries

Cholesterol levels both high and low linked to premature births

Cholesterol levels both high and low linked to premature births

Low maternal cholesterol levels may lead to adverse birth outcomes

Low maternal cholesterol levels may lead to adverse birth outcomes

H5N1 able to pass through placenta to fetus and infect organs other than lungs in adults

H5N1 able to pass through placenta to fetus and infect organs other than lungs in adults

How H5N1 virus works

How H5N1 virus works

Trop-2 new target for anti-tumour therapy in cancer

Trop-2 new target for anti-tumour therapy in cancer

Why teen mums are at risk of having low birthweight babies

Why teen mums are at risk of having low birthweight babies

Modulating fat levels essential for successful pregnancy

Modulating fat levels essential for successful pregnancy

Rapid testing for pre-natal detection of Down syndrome

Rapid testing for pre-natal detection of Down syndrome

Abortion pill does not spoil later pregnancies

Abortion pill does not spoil later pregnancies