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Abnormal thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy may increase the risk of preschool boys’ behavioural problems

Thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy may predict preschool boys’ emotional and behavioural problems, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Thyroid hormones are


Chemicals from hair and beauty products impact hormones, especially during pregnancy

Use of certain personal care products during pregnancy may impact maternal hormone levels, according to a new Rutgers study. Personal care and beauty products contain several ingredients that often include


Maternal cholesterol during pregnancy linked with heart attack severity in adult offspring

A small study has suggested that high maternal cholesterol in pregnancy is associated with more serious heart attacks in young adult offspring. The research is published recently in the European


Right light on the mother’s belly may be important to the foetus

There may be a link between exposure to light during pregnancy and foetal brain development. New findings by researchers at Umeå University, Sweden, working in collaboration with American colleagues, may


Physical activity during pregnancy is linked to lung function in offspring

Researchers have found further evidence that exercise during pregnancy is good not only for mothers but also for their offspring. In research presented at the ‘virtual’ European Respiratory Society International


Campaigners call for UK preconception health strategy as new research finds troubling trends in women’s lifestyles while trying for a baby

New research [1] from UK pregnancy charity Tommy’s shows most women still consume harmful substances like alcohol and caffeine while trying for a baby, suggesting low awareness of the risks and


Healthy diet before, during pregnancy linked to lower complications

A healthy diet around the time of conception through the second trimester may reduce the risk of several common pregnancy complications, suggests a study by researchers at the National Institutes


Can data analytics help improve the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes in pregnancy?

Dr Lucy Mackillop is a consultant obstetric physician at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health, University of Oxford; and


Sperm help ‘persuade’ the female to accept pregnancy

Sperm are generally viewed as having just one action in reproduction – to fertilise the female’s egg – but studies at the University of Adelaide are overturning that view. Published


Engineer cautions pregnant women about speed bumps

Research by UBC Okanagan researcher and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Hadi Mohammadi, conducted in collaboration with Sharif University of Technology, determines that accelerating over speed bumps poses a danger