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Pregnant women lack guidance on iodine intake levels

Pregnant women are not getting enough information about the need to include iodine in their diets, despite high awareness of general advice ...

UCLA study finds cells that become sperm or eggs in humans are vulnerable during pregnancy

Research delivers new data for stem cell scientists to more accurately study infertility ...

RCGP response to University of Edinburgh study on taking paracetamol during pregnancy

Chair of the Royal College of GPs Professor Maureen Baker responds to research from the University of Edinburgh, published today, on potential effects of taking paracetamol during pregnancy. ... Full story

Small number of hospitals give seriously pre-term infants a fighting chance at life

Whether the youngest preterm infants receive potentially lifesaving treatment differs among major academic medical centers nationwide, and that difference could determine whether these tiniest of infants survive, according to a University of Iowa study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. ... Full story

Study findings linking ovulation, racial bias questioned

Earlier results could not be replicated, according to Chicago Booth research ... Full story

Text Messages Can Help Boost Teen Birth Control Compliance

Sending teen girls periodic text messages reminding them to follow through on their clinic appointments for periodic birth control injections can go a long way toward improving timing and adherence to contraception in an age group that is notoriously noncompliant, according to a small study from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. ... Full story

Estrangement likely when adult child does not share mother’s values, Iowa State study finds

Megan Gilligan studies parent and adult child relationships. Her latest study found estrangement between a mother and child is more common than people might think and is often the result of a difference in values. Photo by Christopher Gannon ... Full story

Higher Risk of Preterm Delivery for Women born Preterm

Women who were born preterm have a higher risk of giving birth to preterm children, according to a study, published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, from researchers of the CHU Sainte-Justine and the University of Montreal. ... Full story

Study to discover babies' risk of becoming overweight

A new computer programme, developed at The University of Nottingham, could enable health visitors to spot which babies are more likely to become overweight later in life. ... Full story

Maternal Obesity Compromises Babies’ Immune System at Time of Birth

UC Riverside-led study investigated key innate and adaptive immune cells in umbilical cord blood samples collected from babies born to lean, overweight and obese mothers ... Full story

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