Home > Parenting > Pregnancy > News 27 February 2013 One million pregnant women have syphilis Syphilis still affects large numbers of pregnant women world-wide, causing serious health problems and even death to their babies, yet this infection could be prevented by early testing and treatment, according to a study. 1 iStock Related Indian surrogate mothers tell their tales C-section babies at risk of developing allergies Most women misunderstand IUD birth control Experts issue guidelines for gene tests in kids ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » How a woman's body changes during pregnancy Foetal development 30% in Africa EurekAlert NEXT ON HEALTH24X A weak grip may signal future health trouble, even in kids 2018-08-28 13:00 More: PregnancyNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 1 comment Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Coronavirus in SA: All the confirmed cases Medical Covid-19: For every day delay in distancing, the length of the outbreak is significantly longer Medical Covid 'immunity passports': not ready for prime time? Medical Covid-19 rates may be lower than thought for pregnant women Mental health Mental health big issue for police officers around the world Medical Pollen fragments linger after rains, leaving allergy sufferers miserable Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.