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Study finds that quitting smoking during pregnancy lowers risk of preterm births

There is an important association between maternal cigarette smoking cessation during pregnancy and risk of preterm birth, according to a new Dartmouth-led study published in JAMA Network Open. The negative health impacts of cigarette smoking during pregnancy—which include low birth weight, delayed intrauterine development, preterm birth, infant mortality, and long-term developmental delays—are well known. In […]

Kids Health

Smoking during pregnancy doubles the risk of sudden unexpected infant death, study warns

The first findings to result from a collaboration between Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Microsoft data scientists provides expecting mothers new information about how smoking before and during pregnancy contributes to the risk of an infant dying suddenly and unexpectedly before their first birthday. According to the study published in Pediatrics, any amount of smoking […]

Kids Health

Semi-identical twins in Australia, discovered

Not identical, not fraternal, but identical: Australian doctors have encountered in the pregnancy of a 28-Year-old on a small Sensation. In her belly, a girl and a Boy, who had, as identical twins have the identical genetic makeup of the mother – but how fraternal twins of different sperm of the father emerged and grew. […]

Health Problems

Maternal glucose in pregnancy tied to child’s glucose outcomes

(HealthDay)—In utero exposure to higher levels of maternal glucose is associated with higher glucose levels and insulin resistance during childhood, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Diabetes Care. Denise M. Scholtens, Ph.D., from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, and colleagues conducted follow-up with the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy […]

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Tobacco availability raises smoking in pregnancy

Women are more likely to smoke during pregnancy if they live in areas with lots of shops selling cigarettes, a study shows. Pregnant women living in Scottish neighbourhoods with the highest availability of tobacco products are 70 per cent more likely to smoke than if they live in areas where no tobacco is sold, researchers […]