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Autism

Prenatal Vitamins May Reduce The Risk Of Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder characterizing by difficulties with social interaction; communication and by restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents usually notice signs during the first three years of their child’s life. These signs often develop gradually; though some children with autism reach their developmental milestones at a normal pace before worsening. Autism is with a combination of…

Premature babies

Healthy Premature Babies Can Succeed At Breastfeeding

Researchers have determined that healthy premature babies can have as much success breastfeeding as full-term babies. The study; conducted by researchers at UBC Okanagan’s School of Nursing and the University of Hong Kong; involved 2,700 pairs of mothers and infants and included two different survey groups one in 2006/07 and another in 2011/12. The mother-infant…

Pregnancy and childbirth

Reductions In Maternal And Newborn Mortality In Indonesia

A U.S.-funded initiative to improve quality of care and referrals during pregnancy and childbirth in Indonesia resulted in significant reductions in maternal; newborn mortality at participating hospitals; according to a new study led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The $55-million initiative; known as Expanding Maternal and Neonatal Survival (EMAS).…

Fetal Growth

Fetal Growth Inhibited By Cocktail Of Chemicals In Mother

They make many everyday things easier; such as keeping children’s feet dry in waterproofed boots; stopping the meatballs sticking to the frying pan and making it easier to clean the carpet. But these environmental chemicals; the perfluorinated substances; have a wide range of damaging effects; with the most recent turning out to be reduced growth…

Maternal smoking

Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy Increases Risk Of ADHD

Tobacco smoking and pregnancy are related to many effects on health and reproduction; in addition to the general health effects of tobacco. A number of studies have shown that tobacco use is a significant factor in miscarriages among pregnant smokers and that it contributes; to a number of other threats to the health of the…

Steroid injections

Steroid Treatment Have Lower Birth Weight

Steroid injections given to mothers at risk of giving birth prematurely are linked to babies being born with lower body weights. In a study of more than a quarter of a million births; researchers found an association between steroid treatment used to help an unborn baby’s lungs develop and reduced birth weight. The association was…

Migrants

Community Involves Trade-Off Between Social Status And Fertility

Researchers from the Universities of Helsinki, Turku, and Missouri, as well as the Family Federation of Finland, present the first results from a new; extraordinarily comprehensive population-wide dataset that details the lives of over 160,000 World War II evacuees in terms of integration. The results demonstrate that migrants’ integration into a host community involves a…

Breastfeed

Intervention Can Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates

Interventions which educate and support new mothers in West Africa to exclusively breastfeed (where infants are only fed breast milk) can significantly increase the practice; according to new research published in The Lancet Global Health. women who received interventions designed to improve rates of exclusive breastfeeding reported that they were 70% more likely to exclusively breastfeed…

Depression during pregnancy

Characteristics Associated With Depression Before And After Giving Birth

Depression, a state of low mood and aversion to activity, can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, tendencies, feelings, and sense of well-being. Symptoms of the mood disorder are by sadness, inactivity; difficulty in thinking and concentration and a significant increase/decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping. A great deal of people also have feelings of dejection, hopelessness, and…

Breast Pumps

Breast Pumps Could Be Transmitting Asthma

Mothers across the world use breast pump to pump put the milk that is fed to their babies. A new study has revealed that these pumps may not be safe and may contaminate with bacteria that can cause asthma in the babies later in life. The results of this study were published in the latest…

Positive Thinking During Pregnancy

Positive Thinking During Pregnancy Could Help Children's Ability

Using data from Bristol’s Children of the 90s study the research is one of a series from the University of Bristol;  that examines a parental personality attribute known as the ‘locus of control’. This is a psychological measure of how much someone believes that they have control over the outcome; of events in their life…

Children born

Risk Of Cancer In Children Born After Fertility Treatment

Children born after assisted reproductive technology (ART) do not appear to; at greater risk of developing cancer than other children; according to the first study to look at the long-term cancer risk in ART children compared to those in the general population or who were naturally conceived by subfertile women. The one of the world’s…