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When pregnant women get vaccinated against flu, their babies are bigger, healthier and less likely to be premature, researchers reported on Thursday.
Some 50 percent of Taiwan's pregnant women are exposed to secondhand smoke at home, according to the results of a survey on pregnant women released yesterday.
The latest population survey conducted by an organization of the United States showed that Taiwan has the world's lowest fertility rate, with an average of one child per woman.
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A cosmetic surgeon who reportedly snuck into a hospital outside his practice to sew up celebrity Wu Tan-Ju's stomach moments after her c-section was yesterday given a penalty of NT$40,000 for the illegal operation, reported the Department of Health (DOH) in Taipei.
Drinking during pregnancy can seriously harm a baby's brain, yet thousands of mothers-to-be still do. Now scientists have begun testing whether a prenatal nutrient might offer those babies a little protection, part of a growing quest for ways to reverse the damage.
Three percent of pregnant women in Taiwan suffer herpes, according to a Chang Gung Memorial Hospital gynecologist.
Taipei Medical University (TMU) has announced a new treatment for uterine leiomyomata, more commonly known as uterine fibroids, reported local media yesterday.
Stem cell research rules proposed for new U.S. policy
Stem cell research in the U.S. will expand under proposed rules that allow federal government funding for scientists working with unused embryos created at fertility clinics.
Avoid strong UV light during pregnancy, says group
Extra-strong ultraviolet (UV) light rays are best avoided during pregnancy, according to an association of German doctors.
Abortions are on the increase again in Taiwan. Practically every housewife in Taiwan underwent curretage in the late 1950s and early 1960s when the government was rigorously enforcing family planning.
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