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Residential location affects pregnant women’s likelihood of smoking

HOUSTON - Women are more likely to smoke during pregnancy when they live in areas where socio-economic resources are lower but also ...

Residential location affects pregnant women’s likelihood of smoking

Women are more likely to smoke during pregnancy when they live in areas where socio-economic resources are lower but also where smoking ...

Mum’s the word: maternal language has strong effect on children’s social skills

Psychologists at the University of York have revealed new evidence showing how specific language used by parents to talk to their babies can help their child to understand the thoughts of others when they get older. ... Full story

Research: Mom’s Weight during First Pregnancy May Impact Second Child

Saint Louis University Research: Complications Can Surface Even if All Went Well First Time ... Full story

Screening in pregnancy key to eliminating mother-to-child HIV transmission

Canada has almost eliminated mother-to-child HIV transmission, known as vertical transmission, in recent years by ensuring that all women have the opportunity to be screened for HIV in pregnancy and that women with the disease receive treatment before giving birth. ... Full story

Major feeding trial will improve long-term health of premature babies

A national research project that will improve the long-term health of premature babies has met its recruitment target nearly a year early. ... Full story

Fatherhood Makes Men Fat

Men gain weight after first child, raising risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes ... Full story

Major feeding trial will improve long-term health of premature babies

A national research project that will improve the long-term health of premature babies has met its recruitment target nearly a year early. ... Full story

Pregnant Alberta women not getting enough omega-3 fatty acids: study

New research shows that nearly 75 per cent fall well below recommended levels. ... Full story

Massive study: Birth order has no meaningful effect on personality or IQ

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — For those who believe that birth order influences traits like personality and intelligence, a study of 377,000 high school students offers some good news: Yes, the study found, first-borns do have higher IQs and consistently different personality traits than those born later in the family chronology. However, researchers say, the differences between first-borns and “later-borns” are so small that they have no practical relevance to people’s lives. ... Full story

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