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COVID-19 rates may be lower than thought for pregnant women

(HealthDay)—A new study suggests the rate of COVID-19 among pregnant women without symptoms is much lower than previously reported. Fewer than 3% of asymptomatic women admitted to three Yale New Haven Health hospitals for labor and delivery during April tested positive for COVID-19 infection. That contrasts with a 13.5% rate reported in a study of […]

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DDT, other banned pesticides found in Detroit-area black women: study

Over half of a cohort of 23-35-year-old black women from Detroit had detectable levels of organochlorine pesticides in their blood, possibly from tobacco, alcohol, and water. A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study published in the journal Environmental Research finds detectable levels of DDE (what DDT becomes when metabolized in the body) […]

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Kidney injury risks higher for hospitalized pregnant women

New research from the University of Cincinnati shows an increased rate of sudden episodes of kidney failure or damage in women who are hospitalized during pregnancy. The increased rates of acute kidney injury (or AKI) in hospitalized pregnant women were even more likely to occur among those with diabetes and showed a higher likelihood of […]

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Are pregnant women at higher risk for COVID-19?

The current novel coronavirus is scary, but fortunately there are a lot of precautions we can take to avoid spreading the virus known as COVID-19. Washing your hands and social distancing can go a long way to contain this illness and keep most of the population safe. While it’s important for everyone to be as […]

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Why more men die on the Coronavirus as women

The number of Infected and deaths from the Coronavirus from China continues to increase worldwide. In addition to China, other countries, such as Iran, South Korea and Italy to pay sudden increases in the case. Alone in the Northern Italian Region of Lombardy there are 165 proven infections with the Coronavirus (medical Name “Sars-CoV-2”) – […]