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Maternal obesity and diabetes in pregnancy result in early overgrowth of the baby in the womb

Maternal obesity and diabetes in pregnancy result in early overgrowth of the baby in the womb The babies of obese women who develop gestational diabetes are five times as likely

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Eating salmon during pregnancy may reduce child’s risk of asthma

Eating salmon during pregnancy may reduce child’s risk of asthma Children born to mothers who eat salmon when pregnant may be less likely to have doctor diagnosed asthma compared to children

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Cannabis use in pregnancy linked to low birthweight and intensive care

Cannabis use in pregnancy linked to low birthweight and intensive care Use of cannabis during pregnancy is linked to low birthweight and the need for intensive care, reveals an analysis of

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Maternal smoking during pregnancy leaves its lasting mark on the child’s genetic make-up

Maternal smoking during pregnancy leaves its lasting mark on the child’s genetic make-up If mothers smoke during pregnancy, they influence the epigenetic programming of their unborn child’s genetic make-up in

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Light can be used to examine the lungs of premature babies

Light can be used to examine the lungs of premature babies Premature babies have a hard time getting the oxygen they need as their lungs are not sufficiently developed. Today

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Mammograms: Another way to screen for heart disease?

Mammograms: Another way to screen for heart disease? Calcium in the arteries of the breast predicts early buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries, and may improve risk assessment in

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Couples’ pre-pregnancy caffeine consumption linked to miscarriage risk

Couples’ pre-pregnancy caffeine consumption linked to miscarriage risk A woman is more likely to miscarry if she and her partner drink more than two caffeinated beverages a day during the

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Researchers to look at pill to treat postmenopausal women with SUI

Researchers to look at pill to treat postmenopausal women with SUI Women with stress urinary incontinence sought for first US research study to determine effectiveness of new noninvasive treatment Could a

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New evidence-based pregnancy resource for healthcare professionals

New evidence-based pregnancy resource for healthcare professionals A new online resource, Ten Steps for a Healthy Pregnancy  aims to support healthcare professionals when advising mums-to-be to build good habits for

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New soft material could reduce complications for women suffering from urinary incontinence

New soft material could reduce complications for women suffering from urinary incontinence Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed a novel implantable material which could reduce the number of