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Drinking during pregnancy could be made illegal in the UK

Depending on the outcome of a current case invovling a woman who drank while pregnant, drinking during pregnancy could become a crime in the United Kingdom

How infertility has changed in modern times Special

Infertility is a major concern for many families. Although the problem can cause distress, resolution of the situation is much better these days than it was a few years ago. Digital Journal has spoken to a leading fertility expert to find out more.

Syrian stillborn child sparks Swiss border control investigation

An investigation has been launched in Switzerland into the case of a 22-year-old Syrian migrant who gave birth to a stillborn baby after being ignored by Swiss border authorities when she told them she was heavily bleeding and needed medical attention.

Little-known facts about using frozen donor egg to have a child Special

When women delay motherhood, some women wait only to find their eggs are not viable. For these women, donor eggs are the only option to carry a baby. A leading health expert has spoken with Digital Journal to reveal more about this issue.

Links found between HIV treatment and birth defects

Specific links between medicines used to manage HIV in pregnant women, and the prevalence and type of birth defects, have been found in a new study.

Eight surprising facts about modern mothers Special

Chicago - In honor of Mother’s Day in the U.S. this weekend, the Fertility Centers of Illinois have provided Digital Journal readers with a current snapshot of present-day motherhood.

New TN law criminalizes drug addiction while pregnant

Nashville - Gov. Bill Haslem of Tennessee has signed a bill into law that will charge pregnant women with misdemeanor assault if they are addicted to drugs.

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

New York - Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is pregnant with her first child. Chelsea made the announcement at a public event with her mother.

Seven biggest fertility misconceptions Special

Chicago - In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week on April 20-26, the physician team at Fertility Centers of Illinois shares with Digital Journal the seven biggest fertility misconceptions they hear in their offices.

Younger teens account for 1 in 4 teen births

Washington - Births to younger teens aged 15 to 17 years account for over a quarter of teen births. That is nearly 1,700 births a week, according to U.S. government stats.

Nicotine patches no help for pregnant women who smoke

Paris - Nicotine patches fail to help pregnant women to stop smoking, according to a study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Tuesday.Researchers in France asked more than 400 women who smoked at least five cigarettes a day to try either a nicotine...

Study reveals common misconceptions about conception Special

One in six couples struggles to get pregnant, yet a new study released by the group Fertility & Sterility shows that infertility is widely misunderstood among modern women. The Digital Journal has been given an exclusive insight into the main findings.

Trying to conceive? 10 sex myths debunked Special

With Valentine's Day approaching, a leading expert in fertility, Dr. John Rapisarda, has debunked 10 common sex myths for couples trying to conceive.

Marlise Munoz, pregnant Texas woman, removed from life support

Fort Worth - A Texas hospital has followed a judge's order and removed life support from Marlise Munoz — a woman declared brain-dead, yet kept on life support due to her pregnancy.

What triggers premature water breaking?

A new study suggests that a certain bacteria at the site where fetal membranes rupture is the key to understanding why some pregnant women experience their "water breaking" prematurely.

Health officials say the flu vaccine is safe during pregnancy

The flu season is here, and most people have already received their flu shot. Many pregnant women are unsure of taking the flu vaccine, but the CDC is saying the flu shot will protect the mother and the baby, up to 6 months of age, and is perfectly safe.

Pregnant women can pass on a virulent form of hepatitis C

Infants who contract the virus hepatitis C from their mothers during childbirth are at risk of inheriting a more virulent form of the disease.

Smoking, children and immune systems

Pregnant women who smoke can affect the development of the immune system in their children, on molecular level. New research indicates that this can affect gene regulation.

Does caffeine pose a risk during pregnancy?

Caffeine during pregnancy could be bad for pregnant women. Scientists found the stimulant altered the brain cells of newborns whose moms had consumed caffeine during and after pregnancy.

Madrid Zoo-Aquarium hopeful for more Giant Panda cubs

Madrid - Zookeepers at Madrid's Zoo-Aquarium say there is reason to believe that the resident female giant panda, Hua Zui Ba, might be pregnant again. However, they say more tests are required to confirm the pregnancy.

Smoking during pregnancy leads to behavioral problems

According to Reuters Health, children of women who have smoked cigarettes while pregnant are more likely to have behavioral problems than those who did not smoke.

Stress during pregnancy may cause depression in children

Researchers have found that expectant mothers who suffer stress during pregnancy can give birth to children more prone to depression and anxiety.

Three person IVF being considered

The U.K. has moved a step closer to becoming the first country to approve a new type of in vitro fertilization (IVF) that creates babies with DNA from three parents

Study shows married cousins boost birth defects

A new medical study indicates that marriage between blood relatives leads to a 2-fold increase in the risk of birth defects, such as heart and lung problems and Down syndrome.

Breast milk-flavored lollipops now available

Austin - Lollyphile is a candy company that sells exotic and bizarre candies. One of its new products claims to be able to cure our curiosity of how breast milk tastes like.

Odds were 500,000 to 1 but Scottish woman has third set of twins

A 41-year-old Scottish woman has pulled off a feat of motherhood so rare it is estimated to be at 500,000 to one odds. Karen Rodger had her third consecutive set of twins. She already had two sets of boys, 14 and12, and this time had girls.

Is the plastic BPA a risk during pregnancy?

Pregnant mice that were exposed to the chemical used in many plastics - BPA - have offspring with behavioral abnormalities. This finding has re-opened the debate about the effect of this chemical on human health.

Op-Ed: State laws to protect fetus often a threat to pregnant women

Laws in different US states vary but often laws meant to protect the fetus and ensure healthy babies are born nevertheless can threaten the pregnant woman in various ways.

US teen birthrate hits record low in 2011

The teen birthrate in the United States set another new record low in 2011, according to the latest federal data released on Thursday.

Pregnant women warned over migraine drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned to pregnant mothers to avoid the use of migraine to avoid drugs with a valproate content. The compound can affect the IQ of babies.
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