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  • Banking umbilical cord blood costs more than $1.3 million per added year of life

     
    Most parents-to-be weighing whether to save their newborn's umbilical cord blood for possible future use understand that such future use is unlikely. But some new numbers could put the matter in perspective. UC San Francisco researchers compared the...
  • Exercise for moms-to-be may help them avoid having bigger babies

     
    Babies are being born bigger, which isn't necessarily a good thing -- a high birth weight is associated with numerous complications for both mother and child, plus obesity. But regular exercise during pregnancy may decrease the chance of giving birth........
  • Treat mild diabetes in pregnancy, study suggests

     
    Even women with mild gestational diabetes should receive treatment to improve the health of both mother and baby, according to a federally funded study that should help resolve a longstanding controversy in obstetrics. Rates of gestational diabetes have...
  • Vaginal hysterectomy is best, physicians group says

     
    Hysterectomy is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States, and doctors can use several methods to remove the uterus, including traditional, open surgery; laparoscopic hysterectomy; and vaginal hysterectomy. The American College of...
  • Doctors recognize the healing power of spirituality

     
    When physicians treat their patients, they can write prescriptions, recommend surgery, order physical therapy – or call upon the services of a professional chaplain. According to a survey reported today in the Archives of Internal Medicine, 89% of...
  • 2008 Ig Nobel Prizes honor research on stripper fertility and Coca-Cola as spermicide

    Deborah Anderson had heard the urban legends about the contraceptive effectiveness of Coca-Cola products for years. So she and her colleagues decided to put the soft drink to the test. In the lab, that is. For discovering that, yes indeed, Coke was a...
  • Delivering dual benefits

    Sandra Andrade lay in her hospital bed, overcome with anxiety about her newborn son. All through her pregnancy, she had worried. The placenta was blocking her birth canal and growing into other organs. She knew she needed a Cesarean: If she went into...
  • H1N1 vaccine a tough sell to pregnant women

    H1N1 vaccine a tough sell to pregnant women
    As the H1N1 influenza vaccine trickles into clinics and pharmacies over the next few weeks, public health officials and doctors desperately hope that pregnant women will be at the front of the line for the shot. Past influenza pandemics have proved that...
  • Multiple births, multiple risks

    Two weeks ago, Brianna Morrison gave birth to six babies in Minneapolis. Less than a day later, Jenny Masche delivered six babies in a Phoenix hospital. Both of the women had been treated for infertility and had used fertility-enhancing drugs. The two...
  • Fertility supplements may help some women conceive

    Fertility supplements may help some women conceive
    Female fertility can be a mysterious business. No matter how carefully a woman tracks her ovulation or times her romantic encounters, there's no guarantee that a baby will be on the way. Women who have trouble conceiving get lots of free advice: Relax,...
  • Group recommends less-frequent Pap tests

    Group recommends less-frequent Pap tests
    Only days after a federal panel scaled back on breast cancer screening recommendations for many women, another organization -- the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists -- has done the same for a screening credited with drastically...