pregnancy health

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 »

Gestational diabetes mellitus
Gestational diabetes mellitus January 6, 2016 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Fast Facts Approximately 1 in 20 pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes You have an increased risk if you have a family history of Type 2 Diabetes, are overweight or have previously birthed a baby weighing more than 4.5kg Eating ... 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 »

Depression and weight gain in pregnancy linked to sitting down
Depression and weight gain in pregnancy linked to sitting down December 9, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A link between depression in pregnancy and long periods of sitting down has been identified by researchers from the University of Warwick. The study found those suffering from symptoms of depression during pregnancy are more likely to sit down for ... Read More »

Reducing pregnancy stress is key to optimal child development
Reducing pregnancy stress is key to optimal child development December 1, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Improving access to care for expectant mothers experiencing a stressful pregnancy is one of many outcomes from a recent Western Australian study published in the international research journal, Child Development. The study, conducted by researchers at The University of Notre ... Read More »

Better support needed for mums with gestational diabetes
Better support needed for mums with gestational diabetes November 25, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Improvements are needed in gestational diabetes education and healthcare services to help prevent women with the condition from developing type 2 diabetes later in life, according to a new University of Adelaide study. Recent University of Adelaide Robinson Research Institute ... Read More »

Depression in early pregnancy associated with Gestational Diabetes
Depression in early pregnancy associated with Gestational Diabetes November 21, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research by Western Sydney University, has found if a mother receives a higher score for depression during early pregnancy she is more likely to develop Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Lead researcher, Professor Hannah Dahlen, from the School of Nursing and ... Read More »

Living Near Active Natural Gas Wells Associated With Premature Birth
Living Near Active Natural Gas Wells Associated With Premature Birth November 2, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Expectant mothers who live near active natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely and for having high-risk pregnancies, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. ... 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 »







 
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