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Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals

...ool such as increased drug use, increased rates of pregnancy and poor academic performance have been previously documented. Meanwhile, the rate of childhood obesity has tripled in the United States during the past 25 years. The four indicators of increased absenteeism among school children have traditionall...

Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?

...stantial health and economic costs, including poor pregnancy outcome, impaired school performance, and decreased productivity. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 39% of children younger than five years, 48% of children between five and 14 years, 42% of all women, and 52% of pregnant women in ...

Studies show antidepressants not linked to birth defects

...euptake inhibitors), anti-depression drugs, during pregnancy did not significantly increase the overall risk fo...However, each study found that taking SSRIs during pregnancy was associated with a small increase in the risk of certain rare birth defects but they were differ...

Born to lose: How birth weight affects adult health and success

...The poor economic status of parents at the time of pregnancy leads to worse birth outcomes for their children,"...oes low income and lack of health insurance during pregnancy increase the likelihood of poor birth outcomes, but limited parental resources also influence the la...

May/June Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

.... The program did not reduce the odds of repeated pregnancy or depression; nor did it achieve coordination with primary care.Home Visiting for Adolescent Mothers: 2-Year Follow-up Effects on Parenting, Maternal Life Course, and Primary Care LinkageBy Beth Barnet, M.D., et al DIFFERENT PATHS TO HIGH-QUA...

Talking sex on the factory floor in China

...se among young migrant workers in China to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases is no easy task, according to the study by Xu Qian and other researchers from Fudan University, Shanghai, China and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK. Prompted by their research published in 2004, which showe...

HIV and malaria combine to adversely affect pregnant women and their infants

...an urgent need to understand these diseases during pregnancy and turn this knowledge into effective therapies. ...ow women acquire protection against malaria during pregnancy and how HIV infection impairs that protection. By understanding how they lost protection in the face...

Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu

...r blindness. Testing for syphilis infection during pregnancy can prevent these outcomes, but only if the mothers receive prompt treatment. Syphilis tests currently in use require a woman to make a second trip to the clinic to receive her test results. In practice, this means that many mothers in poor countries...

Complications of type 2 diabetes in young people -- a ticking bomb

...etes revealed only 35 live births were recorded a pregnancy loss rate of 38%. Acute complications such as diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state, and malignant hypothermia like syndrome, have all been found in studies to be more prevalent in adolescents with type 2 diabetes.One study repor...

Eating apples and fish during pregnancy may protect against childhood asthma and allergies

... FRANCISCO -- Women who eat apples and fish during pregnancy may reduce the risk of their children developing a...tective effects of vitamin E and D and zinc during pregnancy in reducing the risk of childrens wheeze and asthma, notes researcher Saskia Willers, M.Sc. of Utrec...

'Healthy' children with smoking parents aren't really so healthy

...oking after birth but not during pregnancy, during pregnancy but not after birth, and both before and after bir...th appeared to be more harmful than smoking during pregnancy alone. The researchers have now expanded their study to include 2,000 healthy children of smokers. D...

'Bigger the baby, the better' axiom is incorrect

... researchers believe that interventions during the pregnancy period would have little effect on increasing the ...from heart disease. However, interventions during pregnancy could really only increase birth weight by as much as 100g, which would translate in to a 1-2% lower...

Commonly used drug offers promise for premature babies

...hing possible to allow a pregnant woman to carry a pregnancy for a full 40 weeks. So doctors put a great deal of effort into preventing preterm labor. But when premature labor can't be prevented, doctors do have a few tools at their disposal to try and prevent bleeds in the germinal matrix. Steroids, commonl...

Exposure to mercury preservatives before birth is no higher in children with autism

...tism, Rh negativity and thimerosal exposure during pregnancy will offset some of the decreased compliance with immunization recommendations which is known to increase morbidity and mortality from childhood infectious diseases."...

Aspirin use during pregnancy could reduce risk of pre-eclampsia

...receive aspirin or other antiplatelet drugs during pregnancy are at lower risk of pre-eclampsia, conclude autho...ment. Pre-eclampsia is a multisystem disorder of pregnancy that is usually associated with high blood pressure and proteinuria (excess of serum proteins in the...

Full-term, low-birth-weight babies at significantly greater risk for early respiratory symptoms

...home. They also noted that maternal smoking during pregnancy was "clearly associated with a reduced birth weight." By age 2, cough was the most frequently reported symptom among the children. Between the ages of 4 and 7, about 70 percent of the kids with respiratory symptoms reported cough. During the fu...

Study shows dramatic increase in Caesarean sections

...al reasons for caesareans such as complications in pregnancy or labour/delivery and was more likely due to soci...ealth Research, said that even after adjusting for pregnancy and delivery complications and sociodemographic factors, the increases were significant. Women in 1...

Smoking, growing private hospital care for poor and US flu vaccine policies

...n are 30 to 40 percent more likely to smoke during pregnancy if they live in areas of high segregation or low s... interventions to promote smoking cessation during pregnancy may require new approaches that consider the social environment, said lead author Janice Bell, PhD, ...

Conception date affects baby's future academic achievement

... our environment has potential pandemic effects on pregnancy outcome and possibly on child development is a mom...ernal hypothyroidism and lower maternal thyroid in pregnancy is associated with lower cognitive scores in offspring. "We have now linked higher pesticide and...

Breastfeeding and good fats help new moms fight depression

...els dramatically increase in the last trimester of pregnancy and continue to elevate during the postpartum period. Moreover, common experiences of new motherhood, such as sleep disturbance, postpartum pain, and past or current psychological trauma, act as stressors that cause proinflammatory cytokine levels to...

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