Tag Archives: Women’s

Toxic air pollution particles are found in pregnant women’s PLACENTAS for the first time

Toxic air pollution particles are found in pregnant women’s PLACENTAS for the first time and scientists fear they could trigger premature deliveries or low birth weights Researchers from Belgium scanned biopsies of 28 women’s placentas They found black carbon particles, which come from burning fossil fuels Evidence of carbon travelling into the foetus has not… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for JULY 19, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

PMS AND PMDD No articles this week. INFERTILITY AND MENTAL HEALTH No articles this week. PSYCHIATRIC ILLNESS DURING PREGNANCY A meta-analysis of the effectiveness of yoga-based interventions for maternal depression during pregnancy. Ng QX, Venkatanarayanan N, Loke W, Yeo WS, Lim DY, Chan HW, Sim WS.  Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2019 Feb;34:8-12. While yoga may… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for JULY  5, 2019: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

In a large study from France (Blotière et al, 2019), researchers demonstrated that exposure to monotherapy with valproic acid was associated with 8 specific types of major congenital malformations (e.g., spina bifida, OR 19.4), and exposure to topiramate was associated with an increased risk of cleft lip (OR 6.8). No significant associations were found for… Read More »