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April-14-96

New Hope For At-Risk Pregnant Women

Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, uncovered new hope for mothers-to-be with high blood pressure. By taking calcium supplements, women can reduce the risk of developing preeclampsia. The common disorder effects seven percent of fetuses in the latter half of the pregnancy, causing fetal fluid retention, dangerous seizures, and in possibly death of the fetus. The discovery reportedly will lower health care costs by $4 billion annually.

Media Resources: The Nando Net and Reuters April 1996