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Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?
Monday, February 09, 2015

Read more...When pregnant women have high blood pressure, more-intensive treatment doesn't seem to affect their babies, but it may lower the odds that moms will develop severely high blood pressure.

That's the conclusion of a clinical trial reported in the Jan. 29 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby's Heart, Study Suggests
Monday, February 09, 2015

Read more...Antidepressants taken during the first three months of pregnancy don't appear to increase the risk of heart defects in babies, new research suggests.

However, this latest study contradicts previous research that found that taking antidepressants in pregnancy can be risky.

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Mom's Affection Helps Babies Grow Into Less Stressed Adults
Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Read more...The more a mother showers her infant child with warmth and affection, the less anxiety, hostility and general distress the child will ultimately grow up to harbor as an adult, new research indicates.

The finding is based on the tracking of 482 children from the age of 8 months all the way up to an average age of 34 years. The results suggest that maternal affection at a very young age can have a critical long-range impact on mental health and emotional coping skills.

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Long-Term Study Finds Measles Vaccines Safe
Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Read more...Two measles-containing vaccines are safe, according to a new 12-year study.

The research included children between the ages of 12 to 23 months. Some youngsters received the combination measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine. Others were given separately administered measles-mumps-rubella and varicella (MMR + V) vaccines, but they received both vaccines on the same day.

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Health Tip: Managing Swelling During Pregnancy
Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Read more...Thanks to increased blood and fluids in the body during pregnancy, swelling can be an uncomfortable problem.

The American Pregnancy Association suggests how to minimize swelling:

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