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COVID-19 impact on pregnant women focus of NIH grant

Pregnant women with COVID-19 face an increased risk of complications from the illness, including preterm birth, delivery by cesarean section, and, compared with other women of the same age, higher likelihood of death or admission to an intensive care unit. But nearly a year into the pandemic, it can still be difficult for some pregnant […]

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Accidental awareness in women having pregnancy-related surgery under general anaesthesia is more frequent than expected

Accidental awareness occurs when a patient is temporarily conscious during a general anaesthetic and can remember things that happened during surgery, perhaps feeling pain or being unable to move. More commonly however, awareness occurs during the transition at the very start or end of a general anaesthetic (i.e. before and after surgery), as the patient […]

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In pandemic, people are turning to nature—especially women

Spotting horned owls in neighborhood trees? Raising a bumper crop of winter squash? You may have much in common with individuals in a new study. People in the study—who ranged from stuck at home to stressed in essential worker jobs—reported significant increases in outdoor activity during COVID-19, especially among women. Outdoor activities seeing the largest […]

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Menopause Can Make Workplace Tougher for Women: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 — Menopause symptoms can interfere with women’s jobs, Japanese researchers report. For the study, the investigators looked at nearly 600 working women, aged 45 to 65, in Japan. Of those, 61% were postmenopausal. Women with a higher number of menopause symptoms had poorer work performance, according to the authors of the […]

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Adverse pregnancy outcomes up for women with psoriasis

(HealthDay)—Pregnancies in women with psoriasis have an increased risk for adverse outcomes, including preeclampsia and stillbirth, according to a study published online Nov. 18 in the Journal of Dermatology. Yu-Heui Huang, M.D., from Chung Shan Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan, and colleagues examined maternal and fetal outcomes for mothers with psoriasis using a population-based nationwide […]

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For Many Pregnant Women, COVID-19 Has Prolonged Effect

MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2020 — COVID-19 symptoms can last a long time in pregnant women, researchers say. The new study included 594 pregnant women (average age 31) across the United States who tested positive for the new coronavirus but were not hospitalized. Nearly one-third were health care workers. On average, the women were about 24 […]