• Chemicals found in hygiene, cosmetic products associated with preterm birth

    1 day ago - By Healio

    During the second trimester of pregnancy, the presence of certain vaginal metabolites often found in cosmetic and personal hygiene products may be early indicators of preterm birth, according to data published in Nature Microbiology.
    “It has been repeatedly shown that the vaginal microbiome is connected to preterm birth, but some results have not generalized well between studies, and many of the specifics of this connection are still unknown,” Maayan Levy, PhD, an assistant professor of microbiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and Tal
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