The holiday season is filled with parties, family gatherings, and lots of food. While everyone wants to keep food-safe, it is especially important for pregnant women to do so. Pregnant women are at increased risk of food poisoning. In fact, pregnant women are about ten times more likely than the general population to get sick from listeriosis, a rare but...
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Sudden death of young AmericansA registry of deaths in young people from conditions such as heart disease and epilepsy is being created to help researchers define the scope of the problem and set future research priorities. The National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are collaborating to create the Sudden Death in the Young Registry. NIH and CDC launch...
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Protect Your Unborn Baby from InfectionsIf you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, find out how to protect your unborn baby from infections that can cause serious health problems. A few of the infections that affect unborn babies or newborns include: Group B Strep -- About 1 in 4 women carry Group B Strep. This bacteria is usually not harmful to you, but it...