Obstetrics & Gynaecology
A urine sample could be used to diagnose preeclampsia

A urine sample could be used to diagnose preeclampsia

Moscow: A team of scientists from the Federal State Budget Institution ‘Research Centre for Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology’, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the Emanuel Institute for Biochemical Physics, and the Talrose Institute for Energy Problems of Chemical Physics have developed an approach for a method of non-invasive testing for pregnant women with a serious and complex condition called preeclampsia. more

Stronger evidence found for link between prenatal exposure to paracetamol and the risk of developing asthma

Stronger evidence found for link between prenatal exposure to paracetamol and the risk of developing asthma

London: Researchers have provided new evidence that developing asthma can be linked to pregnant women and infants being exposed to paracetamol; by testing that the association was not simply due to the medical complaint for which the person is taking paracetamol. The findings were published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. more

New technique to tell if baby was born early

New technique to tell if baby was born early

New York: American researchers have found a metabolic profile derived from routine newborn screenings that can determine how many weeks a mother has carried her baby. more

Most stillbirths are preventable: Lancet

Most stillbirths are preventable: Lancet

London: More than half of the 2.6 million stillbirths that occur globally every year are actually preventable, according to new research published in the journal The Lancet. more

New test to better predict ovarian cancer risk

New test to better predict ovarian cancer risk

London: Researchers have improved an ultrasound test to predict the risk of ovarian tumours with great precision. more

App to help doctors predict preterm birth risk

App to help doctors predict preterm birth risk

London: A new app can help doctors better identify women at risk of giving birth prematurely. Called QUiPP, the app developed at King’s College London was tested in two studies of high-risk women being monitored at the clinics. more

New blood test to predict risk of preeclampsia

New blood test to predict risk of preeclampsia

London: Researchers have developed a new blood test to predict the early onset of preeclampsia — a multi-system disorder that affects women in pregnancy. more

Hormonal therapy may treat postnatal depression

Hormonal therapy may treat postnatal depression

Sydney: Treatment with a hormone that plays an important role in labour and breast-feeding can improve behaviour of mothers suffering from postnatal depression, a common disorder affecting 10 to 20 percent of mothers, says a study. more

Oral contraceptive use doesn’t lead to major birth defects

Oral contraceptive use doesn’t lead to major birth defects

London: The use of oral contraceptive just before pregnancy is not associated with an increased risk of major birth defects, says a study. more

Blocking molecule may help prevent premature birth

Blocking molecule may help prevent premature birth

New York: Premature birth, a leading cause of death of newborns worldwide, could be prevented by blocking a molecule in the uterus, suggests a new research. more