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  • America Has the Right Type of Mosquito for the Zika Virus

    Zika Virus Infection Less Dangerous During Third Trimester

    Finally some good news about the Zika virus. Infection during the third trimester of pregnancy appears to not cause serious harm to the developing baby. The Zika virus has previously been shown to attack fetal brain cells, causing severe birth defects. A new report published in the New English Journal of Medicine finds that maternal […] More

  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Placentitis

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV Virus) and Pregnancy

    Cytomegalovirus, or the CMV virus, is a common virus in the herpes virus family that infects individuals of all ages. CMV is a common viral infection, especially among young children. The virus spreads from person to person through bodily fluids such as blood, saliva, mucus, urine, semen, and breast milk. Infection with CMV after birth […] More

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    Oral Fungicides May Increase the Risk of Pregnancy Loss

    Approximately 10 percent of pregnant women in the United States develop the yeast infection vaginal candidiasis. Health care providers most often recommend intravaginal formulations of topical azole antifungals as the first-line treatment for pregnant women but also often prescribe oral fluconazole. Now a study published in the journal JAMA suggests that the use of the […] More

  • DNA

    New DNA Test Helps Answer Miscarriage Question

    The majority of miscarriages occur as a result of a chromosomal abnormality. An estimated one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage, usually during the first trimester. Now a new alternative DNA test offers clinically relevant genetic information that may help identify the reason that a miscarriage occurred years earlier. Publishing in the March issue of […] More

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    NSAIDs Like Ibuprofen Do Not Increase Risk of Miscarriage

    Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB) and naproxen (Aleve) are increasingly used by pregnant women to treat pain, fever, and inflammation during the first trimester of pregnancy. Now a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) confirms that women who use NSAIDS during pregnancy do not have an increased […] More