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Catching up, but not shooting ahead

Low birth weight children are more vulnerable to environmental influences than normal birth weight children ...

Researchers Find NAS Treatment Needs Standardization

(Boston) – When it comes to treating infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) believe ...

Better Information about Prenatal Testing Leads to Fewer Tests

UCSF Study Shows Importance of Pregnant Women Making Informed Decisions Before Undergoing Genetic Testing ... Full story

Nursing Improvements Could Boost Outcomes for Underweight Black Newborns

Underweight newborns are fragile and not ready to fight infections, which more than double their mortality rate and exacerbate developmental issues, notes the study's co-author, Rutgers' Jeannette A. Rogowski. ... Full story

Mothers with intellectual disabilities can have children with secure attachment

In the first scientific study worldwide on attachment among children of mothers with mild intellectual disabilities (ID), researchers at Stockholm and Uppsala University report that a substantial proportion of these children harbor secure attachment representations and that only a small minority have disorganized attachment representations. ... Full story

Mothers of children with autism less likely to have taken iron supplements during pregnancy

Five-fold greater risk found in children whose mothers had low supplemental iron and other risk factors for delivering a child with ASD ... Full story

Are pregnant women getting enough key nutrients?

A research study at Massey University aims to uncover more about the dietary habits of pregnant women in New Zealand. ... Full story

Newborns have stronger immunity than first thought

Contrary to what was previously thought, newborn immune T cells may have the ability to trigger an inflammatory response to bacteria, according to a new study led by King’s College London. Although their immune system works very differently to that of adults, babies may still be able to mount a strong immune defense, finds the study published in the journal Nature Medicine. ... Full story

Premature deaths could be reduced by 40 per cent by 2030, researchers say

A group of leading public health experts suggests that with targeted international efforts, countries around the world could reduce premature deaths by 40 per cent by 2030. ... Full story

Consumption of fast food prior to pregnancy increases risk of suffering gestational diabetes

The Consumption of fast food prior to pregnancy is a risk factor in gestational diabetes. This was highlighted by researchers from the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Medicine Faculty of the University of Navarra. ... Full story

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