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Link between high birth weight and heart disease
Link between high birth weight and heart disease April 11, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Babies born with high birth weight may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood, according to a University of Sydney study. Sydney University’s Dr Skilton said the results demonstrate that young adults who were born large for gestational ... Read More »

Pre-term Birth and Asthma
Pre-term Birth and Asthma March 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts, in collaboration with investigators at the Maastricht University Medical Centre and Maastricht University School of Public Health in the Netherlands and The University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, have ... Read More »

Higher risk of birth problems after assisted conception
Higher risk of birth problems after assisted conception January 14, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A University of Adelaide study has shown that the risk of serious complications such as stillbirth, preterm birth, low birth weight and neonatal death is around twice as high for babies conceived by assisted reproductive therapies compared with naturally conceived ... Read More »

Aussie teenage births in decline
Aussie teenage births in decline January 3, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The proportion of teenage mothers in Australia is falling, with a drop from 4.9% to 3.7% of all mothers between 2002 and 2011, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, ... Read More »

Fertility treatments keep multiple births high
Fertility treatments keep multiple births high December 17, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Fertility technology in the United States has a huge influence on the frequency of twins, triplets, and other multiple births, according to new estimates published Dec. 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Eli Y. Adashi, professor of ... Read More »

Pregnant women who snore at higher risk for C-sections, delivering smaller babies
Pregnant women who snore at higher risk for C-sections, delivering smaller babies November 5, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Snoring during pregnancy may be bad for the new baby’s health, according to research from the University of Michigan Health System. Moms who snored three or more nights a week had a higher risk of poor delivery outcomes – including ... Read More »

Bacteria may contribute to premature births
Bacteria may contribute to premature births May 2, 2013 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis points to a common species of bacteria as an important contributor to bacterial vaginosis, a condition linked to preterm birth and increased risk of sexually transmitted diseases. The condition ... Read More »

Month of birth impacts immune system development
Month of birth impacts immune system development April 23, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Newborn babies’ immune system development and levels of vitamin D have been found to vary according to their month of birth, according to new research. The research, from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Oxford, ... Read More »

What to pack for hospital
What to pack for hospital April 12, 2013 (6 votes, average: 4.67 out of 5)

Pregnancy itself can be quite an experience and when you’re nearing your due date, the prospect of childbirth can really get your nerves jangling. You won’t be able to control your labour pains or how long childbirth takes, but you ... Read More »

Getting to hospital for childbirth
Getting to hospital for childbirth April 12, 2013 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Getting to hospital for childbirth on time isn’t just about preserving your dignity (although if the last thing in the world you want to do is give birth in the back of a taxi you’re certainly not alone!). It’s also ... Read More »







 
 
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