Friday, May 30, 2008

Baby born after rare ovarian pregnancy

A woman in a northern Australian city gave birth to a healthy baby girl after a rare full-term ectopic pregnancy, a hospital official said Friday.

Meera Thangarajah, 34, had no symptoms or complications during her pregnancy, so doctors performing a routine Caesarean section Thursday were shocked to find that the baby had developed in the ovary rather than the uterus.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Cell Phones Risky During Pregnancy?

Mothers who use cell phones during pregnancy -- and let their small children use cell phones -- increase their child's risk of serious behavior problems by 80%.

Or maybe not.

"This is just a statistical association. We don't know if it is causal or not," study researcher Jorn Olsen, PhD, tells WebMD. Olsen is professor and chair of epidemiology at the University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health.

The finding comes from a survey of mothers of 13,159 Danish children enrolled in a long-term study looking at how various exposures during pregnancy affect children's long-term health. At the time of the current survey, the children were 7 years old.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

FDA warns of harmful nipple cream

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned women not to use or purchase Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream, marketed by MOM Enterprises Inc. of San Rafael, California.

The cream, promoted to nursing mothers to help soothe dry or cracked nipples, contains ingredients that may cause respiratory distress, vomiting and diarrhea in infants, the agency said.

The potentially harmful ingredients in the cream are chlorphenesin and phenoxyethanol.

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Monday, May 26, 2008

TV Shows of Interest: Bringing Home Baby

TLC's series Bringing Home Baby focuses on those first 36 hours at home with your new baby. Sure, a newborn does only a few things: eat, sleep, cry and go through diapers. But each of those activities presents its own set of challenges for new parents.

Watch weekdays at 3:00/2:00 central on TLC.