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November 16, 1998
Re "Changes in Pregnancy May Boost Brain Power," Nov. 11: It's too bad the brain power boost comes after getting pregnant. MARIA DENKER Studio City
August 23, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - In declaring that women's bodies can somehow prevent pregnancy in the event of a rape, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) sparked a national conversation about a scientifically unsubstantiated theory, sending reporters scurrying in search of the data that would prove him right or wrong. Surprisingly few hard facts and figures were available about the prevalence of rape-related pregnancies. Many news outlets, including this one, cited a 1996 study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which estimated that more than 32,000 women experience a rape-related pregnancy each year.
November 24, 2010 |
Heartburn in pregnancy is common, beginning as early as the first trimester. But doctors have worried that medications to treat the condition, called proton-pump inhibitors, may not be safe in pregnancy. A new study shows that the drugs, especially Prilosec, appear to be safe for pregnant women and women who may become pregnant. Researchers in Denmark examined a large database to find 5,082 cases in women who were exposed to proton-pump inhibitors at some time during the period of four weeks prior to pregnancy through the first trimester.
March 7, 2012 |
Pregnancy is known to cause a remission in symptoms of multiple sclerosis in women who have MS prior to becoming pregnant. Now a study has found that multiple pregnancies may help prevent MS from ever developing. The study, published online Wednesday in the journa l Neurology, reviewed information on 282 men and women who received a diagnosis of central nervous demyelination. That's a condition that reflects early symptoms of MS but falls short of an actual MS diagnosis. The researchers compared those people to 542 healthy men and women.
April 24, 2012 |
Rumors that Megan Fox is pregnant popped up again Monday, but the actress and husband Brian Austin Green still haven't confirmed or denied the news. In late March, Star magazine cited an unnamed source who said Fox, 25, and Green, 38, had just found out about the pregnancy and were telling only “close friends and family members” at that time. E! Online put its stamp on the news Monday, citing an exclusive, unnamed, nondescript source as giving confirmation of the baby on board - and saying pretty much nothing else.
November 11, 2011 |
Mariah Carey, she of the five-octave vocal range, is showing off her new figure. The platinum pop diva, who gave birth to twins in April, recently dropped 30 pounds -- but that's not all that's changed. Carey says pregnancy has made her voice stronger. “Right now I feel like pregnancy actually helped me vocally,” Carey said, according to the Associated Press. “At this moment my voice is in great shape.” Certainly sex hormones, like testosterone and estrogen, affect the voice -- for proof, just listen to any boy going through puberty.