Ultrasonic method improves accuracy of fetal weight prediction during pregnancy

A potential predictor of complications during pregnancy and birth is fetal birth weight. For example, macrosomia (which is defined as a birth weight greater than 4,000 grams) makes it more difficult for the baby’s shoulders to pass through the mother’s vagina, and this effect can increase the mother’s risk of experiencing vaginal tearing and postpartum […]

Continue Reading

Abbott beats profit estimates as medical device sales rebound

Abbott Laboratories (ABT.N) beat quarterly profit estimates on Thursday, driven by a rebound in its non-COVID-19 testing business and sales of its medical devices as vaccinations encouraged Americans to resume non-urgent procedures. The strong results saw the company join rival Quest Diagnostics (DGX.N) in signaling a recovery in their mainstay businesses, after a year in […]

Continue Reading