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Back-Seat Driver: The Parasite That Makes Bees Drop Off Its Babies – Entomology Today

Halictoxenos borealis, a species of strepsipteran, or twisted-wing insect, that parasitizes the bee Lasioglossum apristum affects the bees flower-visiting behavior. When the parasitize bee, as shown here, visits a hydrangea flower, it curls its abdomen and presses it against the leafmaking it easier for the parasites to offload their larvae.

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Scientists Find A Species That Survived For Thousands of Years Without Having Sex – The Swaddle

The reproductive practices of beetle mites, or the Oppiella nova, have been a mystery to scientists for a while now. But courtesy of a new study, theyve finally unlocked it.

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October Weed of the Month: Red Hailstone – redlakenationnews.com

Red hailstone (Thladiantha dubia) is an herbaceous vine named for the red fruit on female plants. The vines grow vigorously to climb over other vegetation enabling red hailstone to dominate. It smothers native vegetation and has been problematic in agricultural fields.

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Barbie sent a doll on a zero-gravity flight to inspire young girls to work in space and STEM – Screen Shot

Reports have surfaced of the arrest of an Australian man, based in Sydney, for allegedly importing a sex doll with childlike qualities. This appears part of a wider trend, as concerns rise over a 653 per cent surge in the number of similar products confiscated by authorities in just two years.

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Amia Srinivasan What does Fluffy think? Pets with Benefits LRB 7 October 2021 – London Review of Books

Have you ever experienced the love of an animal? Jack, my familys golden retriever, put on an admirable show of adoring all of us, but we knew his deepest attachment was to my mother, on whose lap he liked to lie, having his silky ears stroked as he slept. Jasper, the ill-advised beagle that followed, loved no one but himself.

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152. Cardio-Obstetrics: Pregnancy and Multidisciplinary Critical Care with Drs. Afshan Hameed, Marie-Louise Meng, and Paul Forfia – DocWire News

https://media.blubrry.com/cardionerds/content.blubrry.com/cardionerds/CN_152.mp3CardioNerds (Amit Goyal and Daniel Ambinder), Cardio-OB series co-chair and University of Texas Southwestern Cardiology Fellow,Dr. Sonia Shah, episode lead fellow, Dr

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New vice chair of research for obstetrics and gynecology named at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health – Yahoo News

Sep. 29LEBANON Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) has named Daisy Goodman, DNP, MPH, CARN-AP, APRN, CNM, as the vice chair of Research for Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN).

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Oklahoma Heartbeat Law Blocked; Other Abortion Restrictions Allowed – Kaiser Health News

An Oklahoma judge temporarily blocked two new anti-abortion laws from going into effect next month, including a restriction similar to Texas' that bans abortion around 6 weeks of pregnancy.

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NIH taps OHSU to study impacts of substance use, environment on the developing brain – OHSU News

As a part of the NIH HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) study, an OHSU research team will monitor neurodevelopmental outcomes of children exposed to substances, other environmental factors in utero. (Getty Images) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of pregnant individuals diagnosed with opioid use disorder in the United States increased more than 130% between 2010 and 2017

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Disparities in prenatal screening uptake revealed – BioNews

4 October 2021 Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) uptake in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods of the Netherlands is significantly lower than in other parts of the country. NIPT is increasingly being implemented in healthcare systems as a safe and reliable screening test to rule out common fetal aneuploidies in high-risk pregnancies. However, out-of-pocket costs for NIPT might lead to disparities in the uptake of screening, which undermines the goals of fair healthcare access.

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Why fans think Kylie Jenner is pregnant with a boy – Page Six

Is the blue a clue? Fans surmised that Kylie Jenner is pregnant with a boy after she posted what could be a hint of her babys sex.

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For too many Black women, pregnancy is fatal. Temple thinks these birth workers could help. – The Philadelphia Inquirer

Between 2013 and 2018, a startling 73% of pregnancy-related deaths in Philadelphia were in Black women yet they accounted for only 43% of births. According to a 2020 report from the Philadelphia Department of Public Healths Maternal Mortality Review Committee, over half of the 26 pregnancy-related deaths could have been prevented. Saleemah McNeil and her team of Black birth workers at Maternal Wellness Village, a Jenkintown-based collective, didnt need a report to tell them just how dangerous pregnancy could be for Black women

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Specialized cells maintain healthy pregnancy by teaching the mother’s immune system not to attack developing fetus – The Conversation US

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. During pregnancy, immune educator cells teach the mothers immune system to recognize the developing fetus as part of her self, protecting it from being attacked as something other, according to our new study published in Science Immunology. The immune system normally protects the body from such invaders as infections and cancers

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Drinking and smoking during pregnancy linked with stillbirth – National Institutes of Health

Media Advisory Monday, August 23, 2021 Drinking alcohol and smoking tobacco cigarettes throughout the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with nearly three times the risk of late stillbirth (at 28 or more weeks), compared to women who neither drink or smoke during pregnancy or quit both before the end of the first trimester, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Although prenatal smoking is known to increase stillbirth risk, the researchers conducted the study to examine how smoking combined with alcohol use might influence the risk. The researchers also confirmed the higher stillbirth risk from alcohol alone, which has been suggested by earlier, less comprehensive studies

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Louisville mother pregnant with conjoined twins: ‘I know they’re fighters’ – WLKY Louisville

TRIMESTER PREGNANT WITH TWINS THAT MOST DOCRSTO HAVE SAID WONT SURVIVE CHARLA COOK DOES WHAT EVERY MOM WOULDHE S CLINGS TO HOPE? I HONESTLY PRAY FOR GOD JUSTOT PERFORM SOME SORT OF MIRACLES THE PROBABILITY HER DAUGHTERS WOULD SURVIVE WAS SO LOW. ESHAS W GIVEN THE CHANCE TO END HER PREGNANCY, BUT REFUSED ALREADY A MOM TO THREE COOKING HER HUSBAND HAD WANTED PLANNED AND PRAYED FOR ANOTHER PREGNANCY

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Institute defends advice to Dept on pregnant teachers – RTE.ie

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has defended advice it has given to the Department of Education that it is safe for unvaccinated school workers in the early stages of pregnancy to return to the classroom. Institute chair Dr Cliona Murphy said the evidence shows that the risk from Covid-19 has been found in later pregnancy

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Melissa Fumero Shared That She And The Writers Of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Wanted To Sensitively Approach Amy’s Pregnancy Storyline – BuzzFeed

This month, Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Melissa Fumero sat down with BuzzFeed to talk about the hit show's eighth and final season and what she loves most about her character. Nbc / NBCU Photo Bank / NBCUniversal via Getty Images In addition to dishing about her favorite guest stars and moments, she opened up about the backstory surrounding her character Amy's pregnancy and infertility journey with onscreen husband Jake (Andy Samberg).

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Exercising while pregnant: What’s safe and what should you avoid? – SFGate

At times, pregnancy feels like nine months of question-asking and worrying.

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NC legislature votes to limit shackling of pregnant inmates, provide other protections for female prisoners – WRAL.com

By Travis Fain, WRAL statehouse reporter Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina lawmakers have nearly finalized a partial ban on shackling pregnant women who are serving time in prison, along with other reforms that promise pre-natal dietary supplements and twice-a-week visits post-delivery for mother and child. House Bill 608 moved through the state Senate Wednesday on a unanimous vote.

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A personal trainer was asked why her body didnt ‘bounce back’ after pregnancy. Here’s what she said. – Yahoo Life

Anna Victoria, a personal trainer and CEO of Fit Body App, took to Instagram to share several photos of herself and her family alongside an empowering message about the pressure new moms face to "bounce back." (Credit: Instagram/Anna Victoria) For many, the idea that one must bounce back to their pre-baby body shortly after giving birth creates unnecessary stress and pressure during an already particularly challenging time. Thats why Anna Victoria, a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)-certified personal trainer, fitness influencer and CEO of Fit Body App, is using her social media platform to remind the world that the only thing she needs to focus on right now is her baby

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Pregnant, Unvaccinated and Intubated – Bloomberg

Heres the latest news from the global pandemic. As the delta variant sweeps across the U.S., doctors are seeing a new trend: young and healthy pregnant people ending up hospitalized on ventilators, delivering their babies prematurelyand sometimes dying from Covid-19.

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New Study Reveals Yet Another Benefit Of COVID Vaccines For Pregnant Women – HuffPost

The breast milk of women whove been vaccinated with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help keep babies safe, a new study says.

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Pregnant woman injured in northeast Las Vegas shooting – Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Pregnant or worried about infertility? Get vaccinated against COVID-19 – The Conversation US

As the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 surges across the U.S., almost 1 in 5 Americans continue to resist getting shots that are widely available, safe and effective particularly for preventing the most severe outcomes of the virus. While people have many different justifications for not getting the shot, one particularly insidious bit of pseudoscience has surfaced. It is routinely invoked in the contentious debate over vaccine policy in the U.S

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Infertility researchers in Montreal are working to improve the quality of eggs – CTV News Montreal

MONTREAL -- Montreal researchers say they have found a breakthrough when it comes to the difficulties older people can face in conceiving a child. Researchers at the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l'Universit de Montral (CR-CHUM) laboratory have identified small chromosomes that are 'slower' than others and are working to improve the quality of eggs for women trying to become pregnant. Its a common problem: nearly one in six Canadian couples is affected by infertility.

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