Continuous glucose monitoring for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes reduces risk of complications for newborns
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  September 20, 2017  
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 Continuous glucose monitoring for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes reduces risk of complications for newbornsContinuous glucose monitoring for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes reduces risk of complications for newborns
 
For women with type 1 diabetes, monitoring blood sugar levels continuously during pregnancy via an implanted device helps better manage the disease, and improves birth outcomes compared to traditional finger-prick tests, according to a new randomized trial published in The Lancet and presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference.
 
 
 Pregnant women with endometriosis have greater risk for complications during pregnancy and deliveryPregnant women with endometriosis have greater risk for complications during pregnancy and delivery
 
A new meta-analysis shows that pregnant women with endometriosis are at greater risk for a host of complications during pregnancy and at delivery, including preterm birth and cesarean section. The study was published in the journal Fertility and Sterility.
 
   Landmark studies provide bank of evidence for ever-growing benefits of pre-eclampsia testLandmark studies provide bank of evidence for ever-growing benefits of pre-eclampsia test
 
Data from the recently completed randomised controlled trial has been presented at the ISSHP European Congress this September in Berlin, Germany. This interventional study evaluated the real life performance and clinical utility of the Roche Elecsys sFlt-1/PlGF ratio test in the guidance of admission of patients with suspicion of pre-eclampsia (PE) – a life threatening condition for pregnant women.
 
   New online calculator estimates impact of changes in breastfeeding rates on population healthNew online calculator estimates impact of changes in breastfeeding rates on population health
 
In a new study published in Breastfeeding Medicine, researchers have created an online calculator to estimate the impact of changes in breastfeeding rates on population health.
 
   Pregnant smokers more likely to quit if they learn to manage negative emotions, study showsPregnant smokers more likely to quit if they learn to manage negative emotions, study shows
 
A new study by scientists in the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions has shown that pregnant smokers are more likely to quit if they can learn to manage negative emotions that lead to smoking.
 
 Research finds postpartum depressive symptoms in 45% of parents when newborns leave NICU
 
Research finds postpartum depressive symptoms in 45% of parents when newborns leave NICUAlmost half of parents whose children were admitted to Children's National Health System's neonatal intensive care unit experienced postpartum depressive symptoms, anxiety, and stress when their newborns were discharged from the hospital.
 
 
 Studies reveal link between autism and severe maternal infection during pregnancy
 
Studies reveal link between autism and severe maternal infection during pregnancyTwo studies conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Massachusetts Medical School indicated that mothers who were affected with severe infections that required hospitalization are at an increased risk of having an autistic child.
 
 
 Leeds Teaching Hospitals to introduce private stem cell collection and storage option for patients
 
Leeds Teaching Hospitals to introduce private stem cell collection and storage option for patientsThe Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is continually striving to provide high quality, patient centred care to each and every patient. Smart Cells International, in association with the trust, will be introducing the option for patients to privately store stem cells from the umbilical cord across St James’s University Hospital, Leeds General Infirmary and Wharfedale Hospital.
 
 
 Experts discuss link between breast milk components, circadian variation, and infant health
 
Experts discuss link between breast milk components, circadian variation, and infant healthThe fat content and levels of several key nutrients and hormones in breast milk vary with the mother's circadian rhythm, which may have implications for the timing of breastfeeding and feeding of expressed milk, especially for high-risk infants.
 
 
 HPV vaccine can improve chances of conception in some women, study finds
 
HPV vaccine can improve chances of conception in some women, study findsMore than 40 percent of American teens are now getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). But, despite HPV infection being associated with reduced semen quality and lower pregnancy rates, there is still public concern about whether the HPV vaccine itself could affect future fertility.
 
 
 Reporter’s notebook: In health care, a good price is hard to find
 
A recent story about why Northern California is the most expensive place in the country to have a baby began as a tip from an obstetrician. Dr. Sarah Azad told me that insurers were paying her just a third of what they pay doctors employed by large hospital systems in her town of Mountain View, Calif.
 
 
 Nanoparticle bling could increase sensitivity of test strips for better cancer detection
 
Nanoparticle bling could increase sensitivity of test strips for better cancer detectionThe most common test strip people might think of for diagnosis is a home pregnancy test. Pregnant women have steadily increasing levels of the biomarker human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which is easily detectable in urine and a thin, colorful strip of antibodies will appear when hCG is present.
 
 
 Researchers use NASA’s satellite data to forecast malaria outbreaks
 
Researchers use NASA’s satellite data to forecast malaria outbreaksIn the Amazon Rainforest, few animals are as dangerous to humans as mosquitos that transmit malaria. The tropical disease can bring on high fever, headaches, and chills and is particularly severe for children and the elderly and can cause complications for pregnant women.
 
 
 Care for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to be expanded following new QLD funding
 
Care for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to be expanded following new QLD fundingCare for children and their families dealing with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is to be expanded in Queensland following new funding for a Griffith University project.
 
 
 Acesulfame-K (Ace-K) Research and Safety
 
Acesulfame-K (Ace-K) Research and SafetyAcesulfame-K (Ace-K) is a calorie-free sweetener that is 200 times sweeter than sugar. It is used in various food products available in the market. Ace-K is one of the five artificial sweeteners approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
 
 
 Researchers identify potential gonorrhea vaccine candidates
 
Researchers identify potential gonorrhea vaccine candidatesResearchers at Oregon State University have identified a pair of proteins that show promise as the basis for a gonorrhea vaccine.
 
 
 Researchers identify connections between toxoplasmosis and several brain disorders
 
Researchers identify connections between toxoplasmosis and several brain disordersMore than 2 billion people – nearly one out of every three humans on earth, including about 60 million people in the United States – have a lifelong infection with the brain-dwelling parasite Toxoplasma gondii.
 
 
 Research finds serious visual impairment among children with congenital Zika syndrome
 
Research finds serious visual impairment among children with congenital Zika syndromeAlthough one of the most serious consequences of the Zika virus (ZIKV) in infants is microcephaly, there is a broad collection of anomalies now known as congenital Zika syndrome (CZS). Some of the most serious are ophthalmologic, including macular scarring, retinal defects, low visual acuity, strabismus, and nystagmus.
 
 
 Researchers identify new in-utero treatment to reverse cleft palate in mouse models
 
Researchers identify new in-utero treatment to reverse cleft palate in mouse modelsResearchers at University of Utah Health clarified a molecular pathway responsible for the formation of cleft palate and identified a new treatment to reverse this defect in mouse pups in-utero.
 
 
 Blood vitamin D levels could help predict multiple sclerosis risk
 
Blood vitamin D levels could help predict multiple sclerosis riskA new study has shown that assessing blood vitamin D levels may help predict whether a person is at risk of multiple sclerosis (MS).
 
 
 Electrical stimulation may help restore function in paralyzed patients
 
Electrical stimulation may help restore function in paralyzed patientsNearly 282,000 people in the U.S. live with paralysis following a spinal cord injury (SCI). A review of more than 90 studies found that electrical stimulation may help restore function in those paralyzed after SCI. The article is published in Physiology.
 
 
 Bacteria release membrane-derived vesicles that may have different functions during infection
 
Bacteria release membrane-derived vesicles that may have different functions during infectionBacteria release membrane-derived vesicles (MVs), which are small particles that can transport virulence factors to neighboring bacteria or to the cells of a mammalian host. This special MV-based system for delivering toxic proteins and nucleic acids in a protected manner to the target cells may have different specific functions depending on whether the bacterium acts as an extracellular or intracellular pathogen.
 
 
 Carbohydrates on surface of malaria parasites could be key to effective vaccine
 
Carbohydrates on surface of malaria parasites could be key to effective vaccineAn international research team has shown for the first time that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria's ability to infect mosquito and human hosts.
 
 
 TIPS Procedure (Transjugular Intrahepatic Porto-systemic Shunt)
 
TIPS Procedure (Transjugular Intrahepatic Porto-systemic Shunt)TIPS stands for Transjugular (via jugular vein) Intrahepatic (within the liver) Portosystemic (between a portal vein and a hepatic vein) Shunt (stent that is used to route blood flow within or between different organs). The TIPS procedure is usually carried out on patients suffering from serious liver diseases.
 
 
 FDA grants accelerated approval to new drug for treating relapsed follicular lymphoma
 
FDA grants accelerated approval to new drug for treating relapsed follicular lymphomaThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Aliqopa (copanlisib) for the treatment of adults with relapsed follicular lymphoma who have received at least two prior treatments known as systemic therapies.