Emotion governs truth: New perception of politics based on Semmelweis's dispute about hygiene
Emotions frame the establishment of "truth". This is the central hypothesis of a new project supported by the FWF. The object of the study is a dispute about hygiene during childbirth, which took place in ...
Legally blind student makes unique discovery
(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Texas at Arlington graduate student in anthropology has helped to unearth a rare find: ancient images of a woman giving birth. What makes the discovery so unique is that it ...
'Duh' science: Why researchers spend so much time proving the obvious
Medical researchers have unlocked the human genome, wiped out smallpox and made great strides in the fight against AIDS.
Spanking 1-year-olds is common in depressed dads
Just like new moms, new fathers can be depressed, and a study found a surprising number of sad dads spanked their 1-year-olds.
Men attend childbirth classes for partner's sake
Although their involvement is very different, childbirth is an important shared experience for the first-time father and his partner, yet men generally attend childbirth classes only for their partner's sake, reveals research ...
US approval for ground breaking wireless fetal monitor
A ground breaking wireless fetal monitor developed by Monica Healthcare, a University of Nottingham spin out company, has been cleared for use in America by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Laughing gas returning as option for laboring moms
(AP) -- Labor pain is nothing to laugh at. Yet.
Deaths from anesthesia during childbirth plummet
The number of women who die from complications of anesthesia during childbirth has plummeted 59 percent over the last two decades thanks to improved monitoring and better medical techniques, according to a recent study.
Online map of maternal health to inform and influence world leaders
Researchers from the University of Southampton have helped construct an online interactive world map which gives stark facts and figures about the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and following ...
Active management of the third stage of labor reduces risk of bleeding
Active management of the third stage of labour means that women lose less blood than with a more expectant approach, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in conjunction with Sahlgrenska University Hospital.
Cell phones help save the lives of mothers, infants and children
Simple mobile technology, like basic cell phones, can be used to save the lives of mothers in childbirth, and improve the care of newborns and children, reaching underserved populations in remote areas.
Could 'low risk' pregnancies in the Netherlands be more dangerous for newborn babies?
Infants in the Netherlands born to mothers who have been classified as low risk, are more than twice as likely to die during or shortly after birth than babies born to high risk mothers, finds a study published in the British ...
Oxytocin: It's a mom and pop thing
The hormone oxytocin has come under intensive study in light of emerging evidence that its release contributes to the social bonding that occurs between lovers, friends, and colleagues. Oxytocin also plays an important role ...
Postnatal depression can be prevented by health visitors, says pioneering new study
The world's first ever analysis of data from a full scale clinical trial in adults shows that training Health Visitors to assess and psychologically support mothers after childbirth can prevent the development of depression ...