Infection During Pre / Post-Pregnancy Stage Like Influenza, Pneumonia, Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Have Stronger Effect on Babies Health Even LeukemiaNo doubt about it, pregnancy is often one of the most thrilling and most worrisome times in a woman's life. Of course, when you're pregnant, what you don't put into your body (or expose it to) can be almost as important as what you do. The official, scary-sounding word for something that may cause birth defects or harm to a fetus is teratogen, and can include drugs, medications, infections,...
AdvertisementA flu shot provided to a woman during her pregnancy can help shield her newborn against the potentially deadly infection, researchers report. The study, conducted in Bangladesh, bolsters longstanding U.S. recommendations that pregnant women get vaccinated against influenza -- especially since it is also recommended that infants under 6 months of age not receive the shot. "Our data show that a... At each stage, we have a different profile of risk or benefit. At the beginning of the life span, when tissues in our bodies are being organized in utero and in the first months of life, there is good reason to believe -- based on animal studies and in some human observations -- that sex hormones are very important in getting things organized properly. These hormones influence the way the brain... Spontaneous abortion (SAB), or miscarriage, is the term used for a pregnancy that ends on it's own, within the first 20 weeks of gestation. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) studies reveal that anywhere from 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Chemical pregnancies may account for 50-75% of all miscarriages. This occurs... All types of grains are good sources of complex carbohydrates, various vitamins and minerals and are naturally low in fat. But grains that haven't been refined - called whole grains - are even better for you. Whole grains are better sources of fiber and other important nutrients, such as selenium, potassium and magnesium. Black women who eat plenty of magnesium-rich foods, especially whole grains... Your risk of developing high blood pressure increases during pregnancy, especially in the last trimester. If not treated, high blood pressure during pregnancy can endanger you and your baby. Women account for more than half of all stroke deaths. Women who are pregnant, take birth control pills and smoke, or have high blood pressure or other risk factors, have a higher stroke risk. Pregnancy... The American diet and the constant drip of sugar allows little time for the natural repair of teeth. All day, it's a cycle of acidic erosion and repair -- or at least, it should be -- but our constant sucking on hard candy and guzzling sodas with high fructose syrups leaves little time for repair. During pregnancy, your gums are more susceptible to the damaging effects of plaque. The problem is... Infertility in females refers to the incapacity to conceive and give birth to a living baby. Infertility or failure to reproduce must be distinguished from frigidity which denotes failure to perform the sex act or performing it imperfectly. Impotence and infertility are not the same thing. Impotence in a male would be understood as the absolute inability to achieve and sustain an erection and/or... Most Americans get only half the calcium they need from their diet. If you do not get enough calcium from the foods you eat, take calcium and vitamin D supplements. The body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium.Adding plenty of calcium to the diet can also help a menopausal women avoid bone loss. (Foods rich in calcium include dairy products, leafy green vegetables, almonds, and dried beans).The... Your health care provider will suggest a range of weight that you should gain, usually about 20 to 35 pounds. You will gain 20 pounds just by being pregnant as your breasts, uterus, and baby get bigger. The placenta, bag of waters (amniotic sac), and extra blood and body fluids also are included in this 20 pounds. An additional 5 to 10 pounds are needed for adequate nutrition for your baby. On... Breast cancer, which is highly treatable by surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and hormonal therapy, is most often curable when detected in early stages.Pathologically, breast cancer is frequently a multicentric disease. However, clinical diagnosis of two or more primary cancers in a single breast is uncommon . Similarly, simultaneous bilateral breast cancer is unusual. It is more... Certain aspect of reproductive behaviour such as maternal age and parity at the time the child is born has long been thought to affect the mother’s survival.There is evidence that the risk of maternal mortality is higher for women under the age 20 and over the age 35 and for parity 0 and very high parity . A typical U.S. woman is fertile about 40 years — half of her expected lifespan. If you... Treponema pallidum (syphilis), Neisseria gonorrhoea (gonorrhoea), Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia), Trichomonas vaginalis (trichomonas) and HIV have all been classified as high priority for inclusion in the STI prevalence survey. The first four STI are curable, cause considerable adult and infant morbidity and mortality, are spread primarily by sexual transmission and are often asymptomatic in... Each year, 233,000 American women die of cardiovascular disease, 65,000 die from complications of hip fractures (commonly as a result of osteoporosis) and 43,000 die of breast cancer. Although breast cancer is the more feared of these three health issues, it is actually a less serious problem than either cardiovascular disease or osteoporosis. When doctors are deciding whether to put a patient on... Breast cancer is a treatable and curable disease. Early detection is the key to a cure. The cancer usually starts as a small lump. However, with time the lump may grow and spread to nearby areas, such as the skin or the lymph nodes under the arm. Later, the tumor may spread to vital organs such as the liver, brain, lungs, and bones. If breast cancer is found early, before it spreads, it can be...