Women with chronic physical conditions more likely to experience mental illness in pregnancy

Hilary Brown, an assistant professor at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health & Society at U of T Scarborough and her colleagues used data from ICES, a non-profit research institute where she’s also an adjunct scientist. ICES uses population-based health information to study a broad range of healthcare issues. “Women with a chronic physical condition like […]

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Risk of stillbirth rises after 40 weeks of pregnancy, cautions study

When pregnancies last for 40 weeks or longer, there is an increase in the risk of stillbirth and neonatal death, a large review of studies has found. The meta-analysis also found that prolonging pregnancy beyond 40 weeks did not reduce the risk of death in the baby’s first month of life. The British review, published […]

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Hypertension hits Indians in the most productive age group, reveals study

In a first large-scale population-based study of hypertension care in India published in PLOS Medicine, carried out by researchers at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, University of Birmingham and University of Gottingen, findings have shown that the hypertension prevalence in India […]

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