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Excessive consumption of additives in everyday food during pregnancy could be a contributing factor to cancer in children, according to a doctor.
A woman from Fordham, UK, has skydived to help raise awareness about ectopic pregnancy, a potentially life-threatening condition.
Helen Tedman lost her baby to ectopic pregnancy earlier this year. The condition occurs when a fertilised egg is implanted outside of the womb.
A cookbook aimed at pregnant women has been recalled because it includes recipes containing ingredients that are potentially harmful.
Following advice from the New South Wales Food Safety Authority, The Happy Baby Cookbook has been recalled by its publisher, TVNZ.co.nz reported.
Family planning can help reduce maternal deaths by 70 per cent, according to a new report.
The Guttmacher Institute and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has released a report that documents the benefits that would come from increasing the global investment in both family planning services and pregnancy-related newborn care, NewVision.co.ug reported.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolisms are more likely to occur in the left side, particularly in the left leg, in pregnant women, according to research.
Pregnancy increases the risk of DVT (blood clots) and pulmonary embolism, which is a clot that travels to the lungs and blocks the flow of oxygen.
Researchers at the University of Bath, UK, are using new funding provided by the government to explore ways that could be used to help pregnant women quit smoking.
The cash makes up part of a £1.2 million grant awarded to the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies by the Department of Health.
Women who survive breast cancer can become pregnant without triggering a recurrence of the disease, according to experts.
A review of research carried out that involved thousands of women discovered pregnancy was safe for breast cancer survivors and it could even increase their chances of beating the disease in the long-term.
A new pregnancy programme has been launched in Delaware County, US.
The March of Dimes-funded program, Centering Pregnancy, hopes to educate women about the importance of healthy births, especially the significance of prenatal doctor visits, The Star Press reported.
Depression during pregnancy can lead to anti-social behaviour in children, according to research.
Interviews of 120 British adolescents and their parents showed that 33 per cent had been arrested and/or had a diagnosis of conduct disorder by 16 years of age, MedIndia.net reported.
Uganda has announced it will host the 15th African Union (AU) summit in July.
Topics discussed at the event will include how to achieve the millennium development goals (MDG) on maternal health and reducing child mortality in the continent.
Peace and security, infrastructure, energy, agriculture and food security will also be discussed at the assembly.
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