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Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in 3-year-olds
Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in 3-year-olds May 15, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy show increased anxiety symptoms compared to their unexposed siblings. This was found in a new study by researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), the University of Oslo and the Hospital ... Read More »

Lifestyle advice during pregnancy pays off
Lifestyle advice during pregnancy pays off April 30, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research from the University of Adelaide shows that the additional cost of providing one-on-one lifestyle advice to overweight and obese women during pregnancy is offset by improved outcomes at birth. Researchers from the University’s Robinson Research Institute ran an economic evaluation ... Read More »

Critical windows to turn away junk food craving
Critical windows to turn away junk food craving April 25, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Adelaide researchers have shown there are two critical windows during the developmental pathway to adulthood when exposure to junk food is most harmful, particularly for baby girls. This work leads on from earlier findings which showed that mothers ... Read More »

Smoking may be seen in unborn babies
Smoking may be seen in unborn babies April 19, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy may be reflected in the facial movements of mothers’ unborn babies, new research has suggested. Researchers at Durham and Lancaster universities said the findings of their pilot study added weight to existing evidence ... Read More »

Number of births may affect mum’s future heart health
Number of births may affect mum’s future heart health April 10, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women who give birth to four or more children are more likely to have cardiovascular changes that can be early indicators of heart disease than women who have fewer children, new research by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists ... Read More »

Smoking when pregnant increases cancer risk for daughters
Smoking when pregnant increases cancer risk for daughters April 2, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study has found women who smoke when pregnant are putting their daughters at a greater risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer later in life. The Australian National University (ANU) study, published in Human Reproduction, found mothers who ... Read More »

New mums more satisfied after giving birth in a public hospital
New mums more satisfied after giving birth in a public hospital March 28, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women who give birth in a public hospital are more confident parents compared to women who have babies privately, a new Australian study has found. A joint study by Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland, surveyed more ... Read More »

Importance of dental health in pregnancy
Importance of dental health in pregnancy March 25, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Assistant Minister for Health Jai Rowell recently launched a new video resource aimed at providing women with practical advice on maintaining good dental health during pregnancy. Mr Rowell said the video was funded by a $32,904 grant from NSW Kids ... Read More »

Medication, lifestyle changes slow gestational diabetes progression
Medication, lifestyle changes slow gestational diabetes progression March 5, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women with a history of gestational diabetes face a heightened risk of developing Type 2 diabetes for years after giving birth, but intensive lifestyle intervention or a medication regimen can have a protective effect in this population, according to a ... Read More »

Managing mum’s blood pressure doesn’t harm her unborn child
Managing mum’s blood pressure doesn’t harm her unborn child February 15, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Health researchers have been surprised by the results of a major international study which shows that tightly controlling blood pressure in pregnant women has no harmful effects for their babies. The international study shows that, contrary to expectations, keeping blood ... Read More »







 
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