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Babies born during pandemic’s first year score slightly lower on a developmental screening test

Columbia researchers found that babies born during the pandemic’s first year scored lower on a developmental screening test of social and motor skills at 6 months, regardless of whether their

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Single blood sample can detect women at risk of pre-eclampsia

A study of pregnant women’s blood RNA has found specific molecular profiles that identify women at risk of pre-eclampsia. These insights can identify complications before a woman experiences symptoms. The

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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

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Choline during pregnancy impacts children’s sustained attention

Seven-year-old children performed better on a challenging task requiring sustained attention if their mothers consumed twice the recommended amount of choline during their pregnancy, a new Cornell study has found.

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‘Battle of the sexes’ begins in womb as father and mother’s genes tussle over nutrition

Cambridge scientists have identified a key signal that the fetus uses to control its supply of nutrients from the placenta, revealing a tug-of-war between genes inherited from the father and

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Healthy diet in early pregnancy reduces risk of gestational diabetes

A healthy, comprehensive diet that lowers the body’s inflammation reduces the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus, reveals a new study from the University of Turku in Finland. Obesity is a

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Home phototherapy for neonatal jaundice

Promotional feature Central Medical Supplies Ltd (CMS) is the sole UK distributor for NeoMedLight’s innovative BiliCocoon® phototherapy system, which has recently been used in an evaluation of home phototherapy for

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Decrease in number of people having cervical screening tests in 2020-21, new statistics show

Latest annual figures on cervical screening show the number of individuals being tested fell slightly in 2020-21 compared to the previous year. Cervical Screening Programme, England 2020-21, which is published

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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

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New research on midwives’ work environment

Midwives report a considerably worse work environment, from several aspects, than people on the Swedish labor market in general. A stressfully high work pace, high emotional demands and low influence