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Morning Brew: January 21, 2008

Posted by Sisi / January 21, 2008

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Photo: "PainD'Erable," by Midnight Poutine Flickr pooler Azzaelea.

Your morning news roundup for Monday, January 21st, 2008:

Doctors at Sacré-Coeur Hospital are threatening to stop delivering babies this spring, citing the deteriorating state of the maternity ward as a motive. The ward hasn't been renovated since 1958, doesn't have a ventilation system, and it is so overcrowded that "in one instance a private washroom with a bathtub has to be shared by four women at any given time." There aren't enough resuscitation tables, which makes for uncomfortable situations when a baby is in crisis, according to an obstetrician. Medical staff issued their ultimatum in writing last Thursday: unless a woman in full labor shows up, they will stop delivering babies on April 30th unless the ward is updated.

Caffeine may raise the risk of miscarriage, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research. The group found that women who consume more than 200 milligrams of coffee, or more than two regular cups of coffee, on a daily basis are twice as likely to miscarry than those who have none. The researchers interviewed over 1,000 women and found that 12.5 percent of participants who drank no coffee had miscarriages, compared with 25.5 percent of women who said they had more than 2 cups a day. The risks of caffeine is a hotly debated subject. Although expectant mothers should limit their coffee intake to be safe, they shouldn't be scared into thinking that exceeding those guidelines will automatically put them at risk.

News from the sidelines: The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Habs 2-0 despite their captain Sid Crosby absenting himself due to a bad ankle. The Habs suck it up for their game against the Boston Bruins tomorrow. T

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