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Thursday 2 January 2014
News

in brief: placenta to be taken home by mothers in oregon, US

Sarah Iuliano
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Mothers in the American state of Oregon now have the right to take home their placenta along with their baby from the hospital. The New Year has seen state laws come into effect to allow a mother to take their afterbirth home for consumption, burial or other rituals. The organ – which provides oxygen and…
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Friday 20 December 2013
News

in brief: almost 1 per cent of surveyed american mothers claim immaculate conception

Sarah Iuliano
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Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found almost 1% of new mothers surveyed protest the conception of their child was immaculate. The Like a Virgin (Mother) study looked at the pregnancy and birth processes of 7,870 women over 14 years, finding 0.8% of these claiming they didn’t have sex to…
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Thursday 15 August 2013
News

in brief: study links labour-inducing drugs to autism

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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A study from the US has suggested labour-inducing drugs are linked to autism later in life. But researchers have stressed that the link is not definitive; speeding up a birth does not in itself lead to the developmental disorder. Dr Simon Gregory, of Duke University, and colleagues, report their findings in the journal JAMA Pediatrics….
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Monday 12 August 2013
Featured Health News

urban women more likely to suffer post-partum depression

Heidi La Paglia
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According to new health studies from Canada, women living in urban areas are more like than those living in rural areas to suffer postpartum depression after giving birth. According to a study by A. Harding, ‘just over nine percent of women living in cities of 500,000 people or more had postpartum depression, versus six percent…
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