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February 5, 2016

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February 5, 2016

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Do Not Pose Risk to Unborn Child, Say Researchers

Jan. 27, 2016 — Women who take antidepressants during pregnancy do not appear to be at greater risk of giving birth to children with congenital heart defects compared to women who are not exposed to the drugs, ... read more

Four Factors Predict Neurodevelopmental Outcomes for Children With Low Birth Weight

Jan. 27, 2016 — Four factors -- medical complications at birth, maternal education, early motor assessments, and early cognitive assessments -- help predict later cognitive function and motor performance for ... read more

Painkiller Use in Pregnancy Can Cut Female Fertility, Study Finds

Jan. 27, 2016 — Using painkillers in pregnancy may reduce fertility in subsequent generations, research suggests. Tests in rats found that when a mother was given painkillers during pregnancy, her female offspring ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — Osteoporosis may have its origins in early life, but the consequences are not apparent until late adult life, report researchers. Osteoporosis is primarily characterized by a depletion of bone ... read more

Anti-Asthma Drugs Taken During Pregnancy Associated With Autism Risk

Jan. 26, 2016 — Taking B2AR agonist asthma drugs during pregnancy appears to be associated with an increased risk that the child will develop autism, according to new ... read more

Many Latino Kids Struggle to Reach a Healthy Weight by Kindergarten

Jan. 26, 2016 — More Latino kids are obese by ages 2-5 than white kids, due to maternal obesity, less exclusive breastfeeding, and workplace and childcare issues that affect nutrition and physical activity levels, ... read more

Exposure to High Levels of Air Pollution Associated With Higher Risk of Preterm Birth

Jan. 26, 2016 — Exposure to high levels of small particle air pollution is associated with an increased risk of preterm birth -- before 37 weeks of pregnancy, according to a new ... read more

Pre-Eclampsia in Pregnant Women Can Be Diagnosed Exactly Through a Blood Test

Jan. 25, 2016 — Pre-eclampsia is a serious illness associated with pregnancy, which develops after twenty weeks and is associated with defective ingrowing of the placenta within the mother. The dangerous illness is ... read more

Scientists Overcome Missing Data to Demonstrate ART Effectiveness in HIV-Infected Infants

Jan. 22, 2016 — Scientists have demonstrated that the issue of missing data can be successfully overcome using appropriate statistical methods, and as a result, they were able to show how early initiation of ART in ... read more

Jan. 22, 2016 — A new study is providing new evidence that the vast majority of babies who are born with severe brain damage are not the result of mismanaged ... read more

No Evidence That Water Birth Poses Harm to Newborns

Jan. 21, 2016 — There is no evidence that water births, where a baby is intentionally born under water in a tub or pool, poses any increased harm to the child, researchers have ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — Knowing how many weeks a mother has carried her baby is important information when determining medical care for that child. Now, researchers have found they can estimate an infant's gestation ... read more

New Study Holds Hope for Improving Outcomes for Children Exposed to Methamphetamine

Jan. 21, 2016 — In a first of its kind study, researchers followed meth-exposed children to age 7.5 and found more supportive home environments could make a difference in their behavior and emotional ... read more

Study Finds Strong Link Between Pre-Pregnancy Obesity and Infant Deaths

Jan. 20, 2016 — Pre-pregnancy obesity is strongly associated with infant mortality, and compliance with weight-gain guidelines during pregnancy has a limited impact on that mortality risk, a new study ... read more

Infant-Friendly Flu Vaccine Developed With Key Protein

Jan. 19, 2016 — Influenza causes serious illness among millions of people each year, resulting in 250,000 to 500,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. Those most at risk include infants younger ... read more

Post-Term Delivery Raises Risk of Complications and Illness for Newborns

Jan. 19, 2016 — Post-term deliveries, even among low-risk pregnancies, are associated with increased short-term risks to newborns, including illnesses and infections. The study isolates the post-term due date as a ... read more

New Guidelines Reverse Previous Recommendations on Gluten Introduction to Prevent Celiac Disease

Jan. 19, 2016 — Based on new evidence, the age of introduction of gluten into the infant diet -- or the practice of introducing gluten during breast-feeding -- does not reduce the risk of celiac disease in infants ... read more

Ending Preventable Stillbirths

Jan. 18, 2016 — Approximately 2.6 million babies were stillborn in 2015, or around 7200 every day globally. Falls in stillbirth rates since the year 2000 are failing to keep pace with falls in childhood and maternal ... read more

Increased Childbirth at Indian Health Facilities Led to No Matching Reduction in Maternal Deaths

Jan. 18, 2016 — To reduce maternal and neo-natal deaths, India launched a cash transfer program in 2005 that provides monetary incentives for women to give birth in health facilities instead of at home. While the ... read more

Jan. 15, 2016 — A key component of the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a devastating and sometimes fatal lung disease that affects premature infants, has been uncovered by ... read more

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