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Inducing Labor at 39 Weeks Decreases Need for Cesarean Section
Research
Aug 08, 2018

Inducing Labor at 39 Weeks Decreases Need for Cesarean Section

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Inducing labor in healthy women at 39 weeks into their pregnancy reduces the need for cesarean section and is at least as safe for mother and baby as waiting for spontaneous labor. Choosing to induce could also reduce the risk that mothers will develop preeclampsia and that newborns will need respiratory support after delivery, according to a study publishing online in the New England Journal of Medicine.... Read More

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lessons from Flies: Genetic Diversity Impacts Disease Severity
Research
Aug 06, 2018

Lessons from Flies: Genetic Diversity Impacts Disease Severity

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New research offers clues as to why some diseases are highly variable between individuals. The phenomenon is apparent in retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that causes the light-sensing cells in the eye to degenerate. By analyzing thousands of flies, scientists at University of Utah Health found that variation in a background gene, called Baldspot, can make a difference in severity of the disease.... Read More

Human Genetics

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