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Stress-Coping Strategy and Mom’s Stress Levels During Pregnancy May Determine Anorexia Susceptibility in Rats

Johns Hopkins researchers have found that offspring born to mother rats stressed during pregnancy lost weight faster and failed to turn on ...

Parenting course adapted for dads benefits the whole family

Most parenting programs are aimed at mums. This one's aimed at fathers. ...

Preemies at high risk of autism don’t show typical signs of disorder in early infancy

By Alex Griffel - Premature babies are at an increased risk for developing autism spectrum disorder. But a small study indicates that preemies who avoid eye contact in early infancy are less likely to demonstrate symptoms of autism at age 2 than preemies who maintain eye contact during early interactions, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. ... Full story

New film helps women facing breech birth make right decision

A new educational film is being launched to help pregnant women learn more about breech birth so that they can make informed decisions about the options available. ... Full story

Long-acting reversible contraceptives for adolescents advocated

Senior lecturers in bioethics, and obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Otago have called for a free, universal LARC (long-acting reversible contraceptive) programme to be made available to teens before they become sexually active. ... Full story

Risk score developed for life expectancy of hospital patients

(Vienna ) - Researchers at the MedUni Vienna's University Department of Anaesthetics, General Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, the University Department of Internal Medicine III and the Centre for Medical Statistics, Information Technology and Intelligent Systems have developed the world's first prognosis scoring system (PANDORA score) for hospital patients and their life expectancy within the next 30 days. ... Full story

Examining dads’ influence on babies’ health

International conference to highlight new research on paternal exposures ... Full story

Specific Roles of Adult Neural Stem Cells May Be Determined Before Birth

UCSF-Led Study in Mice Suggests that Stem Cells in the Brain May Not Be Able to Develop Into Many Different Cell Types ... Full story

Lower Birth Weight Associated with Proximity of Mother’s Home to Gas Wells

PITTSBURGH – Pregnant women living close to a high density of natural gas wells drilled with hydraulic fracturing were more likely to have babies with lower birth weights than women living farther from such wells, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis of southwestern Pennsylvania birth records. ... Full story

Penn Medicine Study Finds Participation in Research Studies Not Detrimental to Preterm Infants

Results Help Address Concerns About Potential Harm to Vulnerable Population ... Full story

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