Tag Archive: pregnancy

Sep
21

A new study suggests that children of mothers who had chronic stress in pregnancy

A new study suggests that children of mothers who had chronic stress in pregnancy may be at an increased risk for dental caries. The findings are published in the American Journal of Public Health.

May
19

Drinking alcohol as early as 3-4 weeks into pregnancy, before many women even realize they are expecting

Drinking alcohol as early as 3-4 weeks into pregnancy, before many women even realize they are expecting, may alter gene functioning in the brains of offspring, leading to long-term changes in brain structure, suggests a new study published in PLOS ONE.

May
08

Children whose mothers faced more psychosocial stressors during pregnancy have higher levels of cortisol in their hair and worse health

Children whose mothers faced more psychosocial stressors during pregnancy have higher levels of cortisol in their hair and worse health, suggest new findings published online May 4 in Pediatrics.

Aug
25

Women who are poor may have higher cortisol levels in pregnancy and give birth to infants with elevated levels of the stress hormone,

Women who are poor may have higher cortisol levels in pregnancy and give birth to infants with elevated levels of the stress hormone, thereby putting them at greater risk for serious disease later in life, suggests a new research published online in the American Journal of Human Biology.

Jan
28

The offspring of obese mothers consuming a high–fat diet during pregnancy are at a higher risk than the children of thin mothers for lifelong obesity

The offspring of obese mothers consuming a high–fat diet during pregnancy are at a higher risk than the children of thin mothers for lifelong obesity, and related metabolic disorders. The molecular and cellular basis for these differences are clarified in a new study published in the recent issue of Cell by researchers at Yale School …

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Dec
25

Peanuts, tree nuts during pregnancy may lower kids’ risks

Children may have a significantly lower risk for peanut or tree nut allergy if their nonallergenic mothers ate peanuts or tree nuts at least 5 times a week in peripregnancy, according to an article published online December 23 in JAMA Pediatrics. The study results support current guidelines for maternal diets.

Jul
18

Early weight gain in pregnancy may be bad start for infant

Mothers who put on too much weight early in their pregnancies have bigger, fatter babies, a new study shows. The study was published online July 8 and in the August issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology. (Source: Medscape)

Jul
17

Early weight gain in pregnancy may be bad start for infant

Mothers who put on too much weight early in their pregnancies have bigger, fatter babies, a new study shows. The study was published online July 8 and in the August issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology. (Source: Medscape)

Jun
13

About Thyroid gland

Low functioning thyroid is a new epidemic of the society affecting more than 3% of people. If thyroid function is low, it causes weight gain, loss of energy, cold intolerance and menstrual irregularities in women. All people who are aged 50 and above should have their thyroid profile (TSH test) done to look for thyroid …

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May
25

Iodine key for IQ; pregnancy deficiency affects kids’ brains

Even a mild level of iodine deficiency during pregnancy is associated with adverse effects on the resulting child’s cognitive development, according to a study of 1040 mothers and their offspring in the United Kingdom. (Source: Medscape)