Navigation Links
Babies born earlier in areas near busy road junctions
Date:4/4/2011

Babies are born earlier when their mothers live near a concentration of freeways and main roads, a study of 970 mothers and their newborn babies in Logan City, south of Brisbane, has found.

Senior research fellow Associate Professor Adrian Barnett from Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) said the study, published today in the online journal Environmental Health, showed that the more freeways and highways around a pregnant woman's home, the higher the likelihood of her baby being born prematurely.

"The most striking result was the reduction in gestation time of 4.4 per cent or almost two weeks associated with an increase in freeways within 400 metres of the women's home," said Professor Barnett, whose earlier study found a strong association between increased air pollution and small fetus size.

"Although the increased risks are relatively small, the public health implications are large because everyone living in an urban area gets exposed to air pollution. Pre-term and low-birth weight babies stay in hospital longer after birth, have an increased risk of death and are more likely to develop disabilities."

Professor Barnett said although air pollution levels in south-east Queensland were low compared with industrial cities, people's exposure to the chemical toxins in vehicle emissions was relatively high because of our outdoor lifestyle and open houses.

The study counted the number of roads around the mother's homes up to a 500 metre radius.

"We examined the distance between the home and busy roads to find the distance at which most of the negative effects on birth outcomes occurred because this has implications for local governments planning expansions or new roads," he said.

Most of the effects were within a 200-metre radius, but negative health effects were present up to 400 metres.

Professor Barnett said the study had als
'/>"/>

Contact: Niki Widdowson
n.widdowson@qut.edu.au
61-731-381-841
Queensland University of Technology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Moms With Tough Childhoods More Likely to Have Smaller Babies: Study
2. Babies Who Sleep in Smokers Rooms Face Thirdhand Smoke
3. Mothers abused during childhood at risk for having low birth weight babies
4. Babies who sleep with smoker parents exhibit high nicotine levels
5. Outgrowing Milk Allergy May Take Some Babies Longer Than Expected
6. Passive smoking increases risk to unborn babies, study says
7. Study finds even with fetal lung maturity, babies delivered prior to 39 weeks are at risk
8. Babies Seem to Sense Whos Boss
9. High birth weight in First Nations babies linked to a higher risk of postneonatal death
10. Babies process language in a grown-up way
11. Special Infant Formula Might Help Shield Babies from Type 1 Diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... with its top dressmaking technologies, has been a leading dress ... its latest designs of wedding dresses and launching a site-wide ... all the fresh new products are designed for 2015, and ... off. All the clothes from LunaDress follow up with the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Padre Murphy's and Owner Tom ... Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA). The PPHA's passion ... getting everyone, including NFL greats, treated for obstructive sleep apnea ... groups supporting the cause in the valley. The most recent ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) wants ... “Live Fearless.” , The “Faces of Fearless” campaign ... how they or someone they know has faced a challenge, ... moment. By telling these types of stories through livefearlessmn.com, participants ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... A new white paper by The Beryl Institute ... long-term care environment as well as provides recommendations for ... “The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care: A View ... patient, resident and family experience in long-term care and ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... released a new blog post presenting the basic features of ... an accidental death and dismemberment rider for a car insurance ... benefits if the insured dies in an accident. Accidental death ... insurance. , AD&D is not expensive and can be ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:LunaDress Shows The Latest Styles Of Wedding Dresses In 2015 2Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 2Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 3Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Showcase “Faces of Fearless” 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 3Health News:Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Can Be Purchased at Low Prices Online 2
... to revolutionize senior home care industry!PALO ALTO, Calif., ... Alto, California released its new caregiver training program ... exclusive to Home Care Assistance 1-866-4-LiveIn(TM), promotes longevity ... an emphasis on lifestyle, healthy diet, physical activity, ...
... Kidz-Med ThermofocusWESTON, Fla., May 22 Kidz-Med, Inc., a ... is excited to see that awareness for a new ... taking a child,s temperature with the Kidz-Med Thermofocus 5-in-1 ... The Doctors , renowned pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears, ...
... 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. ("Bioniche"; ... today provided an update on its Phase III ... bladder cancer. On March 31st, the Company announced ... Phase III registration trial evaluating Urocidin in the ...
... protein linked to tumor growth for clues to better treatments ... have found that levels of the protein caveolin-1 found in ... predict a patient,s prognosis and may provide a pathway to ... a role in how cells absorb things, in the stromal ...
... is what leads to well-being , , FRIDAY, May 22 (HealthDay ... may sound like a sure ticket to happiness, but a ... Rochester in New York tracked 147 college graduates, evaluating their ... one year after graduation, and then 12 months later. , ...
... to manufacturers by month,s end , , FRIDAY, May 22 (HealthDay ... a bit nearer Friday, with government health officials saying they ... shot. , "Today CDC received, from one institution, a candidate ... Science and Public Health Program said during a Friday news ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Home Care Assistance's Exclusive Balanced Care Method(TM) Designed to Promote Longer, Healthier Lives 2Health News:Home Care Assistance's Exclusive Balanced Care Method(TM) Designed to Promote Longer, Healthier Lives 3Health News:Awareness Increases on New Health and Safety Technology for Kids 2Health News:Awareness Increases on New Health and Safety Technology for Kids 3Health News:Bioniche Phase III Clinical Trial with Urocidin(TM) Progressing Well 2Health News:Bioniche Phase III Clinical Trial with Urocidin(TM) Progressing Well 3Health News:Looks, Money, Fame Don't Bring Happiness 2Health News:CDC Has Candidate Viruses for Swine Flu Vaccine 2Health News:CDC Has Candidate Viruses for Swine Flu Vaccine 3Health News:CDC Has Candidate Viruses for Swine Flu Vaccine 4Health News:CDC Has Candidate Viruses for Swine Flu Vaccine 5Health News:CDC Has Candidate Viruses for Swine Flu Vaccine 6Health News:CDC Has Candidate Viruses for Swine Flu Vaccine 7Health News:CDC Has Candidate Viruses for Swine Flu Vaccine 8Health News:CDC Has Candidate Viruses for Swine Flu Vaccine 9Health News:CDC Has Candidate Viruses for Swine Flu Vaccine 10Health News:CDC Has Candidate Viruses for Swine Flu Vaccine 11Health News:CDC Has Candidate Viruses for Swine Flu Vaccine 12Health News:CDC Has Candidate Viruses for Swine Flu Vaccine 13
(Date:1/23/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vzhr6h/video ) has ... Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - ... has been the topic of fascination since the era of ... and the Soviet Russia. Earlier even a small glimpse ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015  The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) ... health care leaders and a new study analyzing the impact of ... is a nationwide coalition working to educate policy makers and the ... the Capitol was focused on how the Iowa ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015  MedScope ( www.medscope.org ), ... nominated for a 2015 Connected World magazine ... Response System (mPERS), that can be used anywhere, anytime. ... partner.  In nominating MedScope, Landon ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Video Telemedicine Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Video Telemedicine Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3New research shows Iowa health exchange would benefit from improvements 2New research shows Iowa health exchange would benefit from improvements 3MedScope Nominated by RacoWireless for Prestigious 2015 Connected World Magazine Connected World Award 2
... May Issue of Journal of Sexual Medicine INDIANAPOLIS, May ... LLY ) today announced results from a double-blind, placebo-controlled ... once daily was generally well-tolerated, improved erectile function for ... the sexual quality of life scores for men and ...
... endpoints support outcomes benefitHAYWARD, Calif., May 6 ... biopharmaceutical company developing anti-inflammatory drugs, announced today ... with Near-term Cardiovascular Inflammation Suppression), a clinical ... 500mg of varespladib when administered to patients ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Study Reported Tadalafil Taken Once Daily Improved Erectile Function in Men with ED and Sexual Quality of Life in Couples 2Study Reported Tadalafil Taken Once Daily Improved Erectile Function in Men with ED and Sexual Quality of Life in Couples 3Study Reported Tadalafil Taken Once Daily Improved Erectile Function in Men with ED and Sexual Quality of Life in Couples 4Study Reported Tadalafil Taken Once Daily Improved Erectile Function in Men with ED and Sexual Quality of Life in Couples 5Anthera's Varespladib Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase 2 FRANCIS Trial for the Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome 2Anthera's Varespladib Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase 2 FRANCIS Trial for the Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome 3Anthera's Varespladib Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase 2 FRANCIS Trial for the Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome 4
... motor was specifically developed for use in hand ... orientation is reflected in the design of the ... K-wire chuck and saw attachment, which all allow ... thanks to the systems high torque, it is ...
... Stenoscop Plus is a truly flexible system ... wide range of applications, inlcuding orthopedics, abdominal ... placement, and more. , ,By ... intensifier sizes, evolutive memory capacities and a ...
The KM-500's unique viewing and alignment window lets you observe the targeted eye from any distance. Two rechargeable batteries provide continuous uninterrupted use. Each battery provides 60 minutes...
... Medennium is an innovative device used ... duct, and conserve the eye's natural ... a range of punctum sizes. Made ... SmartPLUG adjusts to the exact shape ...
Medicine Products: