A comprehensive review of section rates has shown that internationally there is an increase in cesarean sections since 2000. A publication to this effect came out in the Lancet. It is reviewed here by CNN. The normal way a baby is born is through the vaginal birth canal. But with cert
A joint Canadian/ US study found that male homosexuality has a link to a protein antibody. The release of the study was quite recent in October, 2017. Researchers have known for some time that a “fraternal birth order” exists that makes it more likely for a younger brother to develop
A recent publication showed that pesticides in foods affect women’s fertility. The study was based on this publication. It found that the more women consumed fruit and vegetables contaminated with pesticides, the more there were health concerns. This affected predominantly women, thei
A new study has shown that antidepressants during pregnancy could cause children’s speech problems. Some pregnant women are depressed, but the physician must be careful to not just prescribe an antidepressant. Professor Alan Brown from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health,
The fear of salt is associated with the medical dogma that lasted for several decades that salt over consumption would elevate blood pressure. We know that high blood pressure will cause heart attacks and strokes. Over the years governments have been influenced by health associations.
Introduction Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs in pregnant women and avoiding potatoes appears to prevent it. It is important to diagnose gestational diabetes, as uncontrolled diabetes would lead to fetal abnormalities, high blood pressure in the pregnant woman, p
A study about fish consumption in pregnancy and mercury exposure to pregnant women and their children from the Republic of Seychelles showed that mercury in fish is less worrisome than was assumed in the past. 1265 mother-child pairs were enrolled in this study (Ref. 1). Seychelles Is