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DIY Vaginal Ultrasounds Could Reduce Trips to the Doctor
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July 23rd, 2014
Women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be able to cut down on their trips to the doctor, thanks to a technology that allows them to perform vaginal ultrasounds at home.
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Pregnant Women May Lack Info on Household Toxins
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June 25th, 2014
Pregnant women could be missing out on information about how environmental toxins may affect their unborn babies, new research suggests.
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Parents of Children with Autism Less Likely to Have More Kids
June 18th, 2014
Parents of children with autism sometimes decide not to have more children after their first child is diagnosed or shows signs of the disorder, a new study suggests.
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Women Catch Baby Bug from High School Friends
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May 28th, 2014
Women are more likely to have their first children during the two years after their close high school friends have kids, new research finds.
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Gluten-Free Diet Reduces Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in Mice
May 14th, 2014
Exposure to a gluten-free diet prenatally or very early in life — in the womb or through a mother's milk — may reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes, at least in mice, a new study suggests.
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Stay Up Late? How It Could Hurt Your Fertility
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July 15th, 2014
Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant may want to think about avoiding light at night, a new review of research suggests.
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Resveratrol Supplements May Harm Fetus, Primate Study Suggests
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June 11th, 2014
The popular supplement resveratrol may cause problems in a fetus if taken during pregnancy, according to a new study done in primates called Japanese macaques.
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High Cholesterol Levels May Make It Harder to Get Pregnant
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May 20th, 2014
Couples with higher cholesterol levels were less likely to get pregnant within a year of trying, a new study finds.
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