foetal development

Zika Virus – be alert, not alarmed say experts
Zika Virus – be alert, not alarmed say experts February 4, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Sydney experts say a causal relationship between Zika virus infection during pregnancy and microcephaly is strongly suspected but not yet proven as the WHO declared the mosquito-borne virus a global public health threat. The World Health Organisation Director-General ... Read More »

Why Fish Intake by Pregnant Women Improves the Growth of a Child’s Brain
Why Fish Intake by Pregnant Women Improves the Growth of a Child’s Brain February 1, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Tohoku University’s School of Medicine have found an explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby’s brain. Dietary lipid contains fatty acids such as omega-6 and omega-3, which are essential nutrients ... Read More »

Importance of universal newborn hearing screening
Importance of universal newborn hearing screening January 23, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

The findings from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute study have demonstrated the success of universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS). Researchers found that hearing loss was detected on average eight months earlier in children who had undergone UNHS, than those who ... Read More »

Mothers-to-be and babies benefit from group prenatal care
Mothers-to-be and babies benefit from group prenatal care January 20, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Group prenatal care can substantially improve health outcomes for both mothers and their infants, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found. The paper was published online Dec. 17 in The American Journal of Public ... Read More »

Infertility treatments do not appear to contribute to developmental delays in children
Infertility treatments do not appear to contribute to developmental delays in children January 19, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children conceived via infertility treatments are no more likely to have a developmental delay than children conceived without such treatments, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the New York State Department of Health and ... Read More »

Scientists discover a new treatment for life-threatening pregnancy complication
Scientists discover a new treatment for life-threatening pregnancy complication January 12, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Scientists have discovered a new treatment for preeclampsia, a major complication of pregnancy that can threaten the life of both the mother and baby. The Translational Obstetrics Group at Mercy Hospital for Women and the University of Melbourne have found ... Read More »

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy increases risk of autism by 87%
Taking antidepressants during pregnancy increases risk of autism by 87% January 1, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Using antidepressants during pregnancy greatly increases the risk of autism, Professor Anick Bérard of the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine children’s hospital have revealed. Prof. Bérard, an internationally renowned expert in the fields of pharmaceutical safety during ... Read More »

Exposure to Common Flame Retardants May Contribute to Attention Problems in Children
Exposure to Common Flame Retardants May Contribute to Attention Problems in Children October 30, 2015 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Prenatal exposure to some flame retardants that have been widely-used in consumer products is associated with attention problems in children ages three through seven, according to a new study by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health, within ... Read More »

Elevated blood-sugar levels in pregnancy tied to baby’s heart-defect risk
Elevated blood-sugar levels in pregnancy tied to baby’s heart-defect risk October 26, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Congenital heart defects are correlated with moderate elevation of the mother’s blood sugar during pregnancy, even if she’s not diabetic, according to a new study. Pregnant women with elevated blood-sugar levels are more likely to have babies with congenital heart ... Read More »

The facts on pre-eclampsia in pregnancy and when to seek help
The facts on pre-eclampsia in pregnancy and when to seek help June 25, 2015 (5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pre-eclampsia is an effect of high blood pressure. It affects more than 4% of pregnancies in Australia. Any pregnant woman can develop pre-eclampsia however if you have had pre-eclampsia in previous pregnancies, have a family history of pre-eclampsia, are diabetic or ... Read More »







 
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