Thursday, April 18, 2024

Gynecology Waiting Lists In England Increased By 60% During COVID Pandemic

Gynecology waiting lists in England have increased by 60% during the COVID pandemic, more than any other specialty. It has been found that more than 570,000 women are waiting for gynecology care across the UK. Experts believe this may worsen in the next few years.

Study Finds No Fertility Benefits in Women Who Lose Weight

New research has shown no fertility benefits in obese women struggling to get pregnant even after losing weight. The study findings show that women who followed the weight-loss program have no specific fertility benefits or improved birth outcomes.

FDA Permanently Allows Patients to Receive Abortion Pill Mifepristone by Mail

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will allow patients to receive the abortion pill mifepristone by mail. Mifepristone is often used along with another drug called misoprostol to end early pregnancies.

Highly Contagious Delta Strain Likely To Increase Risk of Stillbirth, Finds CDC Report

Highly Contagious Delta Strain Likely To Increase Risk of Stillbirth, Finds CDC Report
A new CDC report has found that the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus is most likely to increase the risk of stillbirth. The report found that pregnant women infected by the Delta variant of COVID are particularly at risk of stillbirth or dying during childbirth.

Low Amounts of Caffeine during Pregnancy Could Reduce Gestational Diabetes Risk, Study

A new study has found that a moderate amount of caffeine is not associated with maternal health risks. The study, published in JAMA Network Open, found that lower amounts of caffeine during pregnancy could help reduce the risk of gestational diabetes.

Can You Take Suboxone While Pregnant?

Suboxone contains buprenorphine and naloxone so it is recommended for the treatment of opioid addiction or opioid use disorder. Although there is no comprehensive research on the safety of Suboxone in pregnant women, experts consider the drug safe and effective in treating opioid use disorder in pregnant women.

C-Section Delivery, Poor Gut Microbiota, and Peanut Allergies Are Interlinked, Finds Study

A new study from the researchers of Alberta University has found a causal link between cesarean section birth, low intestinal microbiota, and peanut allergies in children in later life. The study also found that the link was more pronounced in children of Asian descent than others.