Pregnant Latina women with COVID-19: Staggering numbers show virus’s spread

Latina mothers make up nearly half of the COVID-19 cases among pregnant women in the U.S., showing just how widespread the virus is in their communities.

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Research gaps leave doctors guessing about treatments for pregnant women

To protect a developing fetus from experimental drugs or treatments that might cause birth defects, pregnant women aren't included in many clinical trials. But that limits the safety evidence, too.


Researcher finds six male sharks that were pregnant in study

A researcher working to find causes for drop in fishing stocks finds seven hermaphrodite bigeye houndsharks off coast of India. Six were pregnant with pups. The cause is a mystery.

Glyphosate linked to shorter pregnancies in Indiana women

Women with high levels of glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer—were more likely to have a shorter pregnancy, according to a new study.

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There’s a fight brewing over what pregnant women should eat

Rice has arsenic, mac and cheese has phthalates, and soda just isn’t worth the risk. But some are pushing back on the better-safe-than-sorry crowd.

Exposure to fine particulate pollution linked to increase in early births

Exposure to fine particulates from burning coal, vehicle exhausts and other pollution sources is linked to an increased risk of pre-term births, according to a study of more than 1 million Chinese births that included an Australian researcher.
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