Maternal-Fetal Health Company Nuvo Group Raises $30M
June 26, 2018 | Nuvo Group, a company founded in 2007 that develops wearable, sensor-based technologies for pregnancy health, announced that it raised $30 million in a new financing round. The funding was led by the German investment advisory group Shareholder Value Management AG, and an analyst from the group was named to Nuvo’s board […]
June 26, 2018
Israeli Device Would Let Pregnant Women Take Ultrasound Scans On Phone
PulseNmore says it has conducted 'successful tests' on the product and that it is nearing completion.
May 06, 2018
The Upside Of Suburbia: Green Spaces Found To Significantly Increase Child’s Birth Weight
Mothers who live near green spaces deliver babies with significantly higher birth weights, according to a new study by Ben Gurion University.
August 25, 2014
A Female’s Level Of Stress Before She Even Conceives Affects Her Offspring’s Genes, Study Shows
A groundbreaking study shows that a female’s exposure to stress, even before she conceives, causes changes in the expression of a gene linked to the stress mechanism in the body of their children.
July 18, 2013
Study: 1 In 4 Women Traumatized By Childbirth
A team of Israeli researchers has found that over a third of new mothers experienced post-traumatic symptoms after giving birth. The analysis found that a month after giving birth, 26% of the mothers suffered to some extent from symptoms typical of posttraumatic stress.
July 01, 2012
New 3D Digital Guide To Help Parents Go Through Pregnancy
40weeks is a 3D digital guide that aims to provide parents with all the information relevant to pregnancy, following the development of the fetus week by week. It is soon to be launched in Israel and then as an international version, and is accessible via the internet or as a mobile application.
May 24, 2012
Excess Weight During Pregnancy Affects Children’s Health
A new study found a direct correlation between excess weight during pregnancy and higher risks of life-threatening conditions in their children, such as high blood pressure and high sugar and fat levels in the blood.
May 22, 2012
Mom’s Stress During Pregnancy Affects Baby’s Iron Levels
A new study conducted in Israel shows that maternal stress during the first trimester of pregnancy puts newborns at risk for iron deficiency. The study tested women who lived in an area to which rockets were fired and compared them with women whose pregnancy began after the rocket attacks ended.
April 30, 2012
Combining Traditional And Chinese Medicine Boosts Fertility
Researchers found that using traditional fertility treatments alongside Chinese medicine can improve a woman's chances to conceive. 65.5 percent of the women who had both TCM and IUI treatments were later able to conceive, compared to 39.9 percent of women who had IUI treatment only.
February 23, 2012
Pregnant? Stress Could Be Good For Your Child
Researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology discovered that stress during pregnancy could be good for your child. They found that rats born to mothers who were stressed during their pregnancy showed stronger abilities to cope with stressful situations in maturity.
February 13, 2012
Women With Well-Managed Diabetes Do Not Increase Risk For Their Babies
A recent Israeli study confirmed that women with well-managed diabetes are not at an increased risk of giving birth to infants with RDS (respiratory distress syndrome), preterm infants, and infants with very low birth weight.
October 17, 2011
Sperm Quality Goes Up During Cooler Months, Increases Fertility
Couples trying to get pregnant don't always have it easy. And now there seems to be another obstacle: The summer days. Researchers at Soroka University Medical Center in Israel discovered that the hot weather brings along a decline in the concentration of sperm in the semen. So don't sweat it, just wait till winter.
August 08, 2011
Antioxidants Could Reduce Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant
Antioxidants might impair female fertility, a Weitzmann Institute research recently found.
February 16, 2011
Male Birth-Control: Taking The Pill No Longer Just For Women
The female birth control pill, commonly referred to as 'The Pill,' is not 100 percent effective, and some women's bodies don't react well to the extra hormones. Now, finally, a new birth control option for men is in the works, which would allow partners to share the responsibility.MALE
February 04, 2011