Smog causes nearly 3 million preterm births per yearby Annalisa Lista - 2017.02.17
Air pollution among the causes of preterm births. A truth contained in a study by the Stockholm Environment Institute led in 183 countries. Data have shown that in 2010, 18% of preterm births, that is 2,7 millions, were due to fine particular matter (P.M. 2,5). Such results confirm that diesel vehicles, agricultural waste-burning not only affect those who breathe them but, indirectly, also a fetus in the womb. A study that represents an important starting point in the development of new prevention measures in order to reduce preterm birth, that is among the main causes of infant mortality, disabilities and other disorders.
Premature infants at risk for diabetes and obesity
Premature infants are at higher risk for diabetes and obesity. At least, that is what a recent study undertaken by Israel’s Ben Gurion University has revealed. They monitored a group of infants up until their 18th year in order to determine the impact pre-term birth had on their health. The study Read More.
Teenage and older mothers in the EU
In the European Union (EU) the lowest shares of births of first children to teenage mothers in 2015 were recorded in Italy (1.2% of total births of first children), the Netherlands and Slovenia (both 1.3%). On the other hand, the highest shares of births of first children to teenage mothers Read More.
Native German women are having more children than immigrants
German nurseries are filling up with newborns. Born of native citizens, for the most part, between the ages of 40-44, with a high-level of education, who in the last 5 years, decided to become mothers (+3%). A modest increase, but significant seeing as Germany is one of the EU countries Read More.
In the USA, the birthrate is healthy but gynecologists are lacking
After the reinstatement of more restrictive abortion measures in the U.S., another worry among American women is the insufficient number of gynecologists and obstetricians. To bring this problem to the fore, a maxi report was released by Doximity, a social network that aggregates an brings together a community of medical professionals. According Read More.
Uterus for rent in Portugal works like this
The law in Portugal that allows one to rent a uterus is now in force, in cases of infertility due to an absence or dysfunction of the uterus. The gestation with a third party is now possible in certain circumstances: free of any charges, when there a woman who has Read More.
Calling all surrogate couples: tell your story
Starting in September, a new study regarding gestation for others will be launched. It is aimed at collecting experiences from a sample of parents and future parents who have had or will have an opportunity to experience parenthood through gestation for others (GPA). Privacy of all participants in the study Read More.