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8/21/2014

Healthy Pre-Pregnancy Diet and Exercise May Reduce Risk of Gestational Diabetes
A series of studies suggests potential ways that women may lower their risk of developing gestational diabetes.

8/11/2014

Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Newborns: Research to Improve Outcomes
Our Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch supports research on improved care for pregnant women and newborns and better treatment for pregnancy-related complications and neonatal diseases.

8/5/2014

NICHD Podcasts Feature Research on Maternal Smoking
Three recent podcasts feature research on smoking during pregnancy and its links to later health and behavior problems in children.

8/5/2014

NIH Institutes Commit $2 Million to Small Businesses to Promote Placental Research
This month the NICHD and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) reissued two funding announcements, inviting grant applications for the development of methods to assess placental development and function. The Institutes intend to commit an estimated total of $2 million to small businesses in 2015 to support this research.

7/9/2014

New treatment increases pregnancy rate for women with infertility disorder
The drug letrozole appears to be more effective than the standard drug clomiphene for helping women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) to achieve pregnancy, according to a large study from a research network supported by the National Institutes of Health.

6/6/2014

May Wrap-Up: Promoting Women’s Health
In observance of National Women’s Health Week, the NICHD highlighted important information about women’s health throughout the month of May.

5/30/2014

How Can You Improve a Woman’s Health? Study the Health of Populations.
From infertility to problems in pregnancy, the NICHD’s Epidemiology Branch tackles health issues from a population perspective.

5/20/2014

Estudio de los NIH vincula los niveles altos de colesterol a una fertilidad disminuida
Los niveles altos de colesterol pueden perjudicar la fertilidad en las parejas que intentan lograr un embarazo, según indica un estudio realizado por investigadores de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud, la Universidad de Búfalo (Nueva York), y la Universidad de Emory, en Atlanta.

5/20/2014

NIH study links high cholesterol levels to lower fertility
High cholesterol levels may impair fertility in couples trying to achieve a pregnancy, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the University at Buffalo (New York), and Emory University in Atlanta.

5/20/2014

Podcast: Estudio de los NIH vincula los niveles altos de colesterol a una fertilidad disminuida
Las parejas con un nivel alto de colesterol son las que más se demoraron en lograr el embarazo.

5/8/2014

Podcast on Women’s Health: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going
Drs. Alan Guttmacher and Janine Clayton discuss past advances in women’s health research and possible future directions.

4/21/2014

La aspirina no previene la pérdida de embarazo, según un estudio de los NIH
Se halló un aumento en la tasa de bebés que nacen vivos en un subgrupo de participantes.

4/21/2014

Podcast: Mothers pass smoking on to daughters
NIH-funded analysis identifies patterns of nicotine use across generations.

4/2/2014

Aspirin does not prevent pregnancy loss, NIH study finds
A daily low dose of aspirin does not appear to prevent subsequent pregnancy loss among women with a history of one or two prior pregnancy losses, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health.

3/5/2014

Altos niveles de plastificantes en los varones se han vinculado con el embarazo retrasado de sus parejas
Las mujeres cuyas parejas masculinas tienen altas concentraciones de tres formas comunes de ftalatos, químicos que se encuentran en una amplia gama de productos de consumo, tardan más tiempo en quedarse embarazadas que las mujeres de parejas en las cuales el hombre no tiene altas concentraciones de dichas sustancias químicas, según los investigadores de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud y otras instituciones.

3/5/2014

High plasticizer levels in males linked to delayed pregnancy for female partners
Women whose male partners have high concentrations of three common forms of phthalates, chemicals found in a wide range of consumer products, take longer to become pregnant than women in couples in which the male does not have high concentrations of the chemicals, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.

2/18/2014

The NICHD Continues the Fight to Eliminate Prenatal and Infant Infections
In February 1994, a study showed that an anti-HIV drug could reduce the transmission of HIV from mothers to their newborn infants. Twenty years later, the NICHD continues its research efforts to find even more effective ways to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV and other infections.

12/26/2013

The Flu is Nothing to Sneeze at: Especially During Pregnancy
It’s that time of year again: Flu season. For most people, the flu means a few days of discomfort. But for pregnant women, the flu can be serious. Learn more about how pregnant women can reduce their risk for and the severity of the flu.

12/11/2013

Fumar tabaco y consumir drogas durante el embarazo puede duplicar el riesgo de muerte fetal
Según un estudio financiado por los Institutos Nacionales de Salud, fumar tabaco o marihuana, tomar analgésicos bajo receta médica o utilizar drogas ilegales durante el embarazo se asocia con un aumento del doble o incluso del triple de riesgo de muerte fetal.

12/11/2013

Tobacco, drug use in pregnancy can double risk of stillbirth
Smoking tobacco or marijuana, taking prescription painkillers, or using illegal drugs during pregnancy is associated with double or even triple the risk of stillbirth, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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