Navigation Links
Smoking in Pregnancy Linked to Psychotic Symptoms in Kids
Date:10/1/2009

Study also connects heavy alcohol use to psychiatric disturbances

THURSDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- If women need yet another reason to avoid smoking during pregnancy, researchers now say that tobacco use by expectant mothers may raise the risk that their children will develop psychotic symptoms.

The new research, published in the October issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry, doesn't prove that smoking during pregnancy causes the psychotic behavior, but it does suggest a link.

In the study of 6,356 children in the United Kingdom, more than 11 percent of the 12-year-olds appeared to have definite or suspected symptoms of psychosis.

The researchers found that the children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy were more likely to have the symptoms, and the risk rose in those whose mothers smoked the most while pregnant.

Maternal alcohol use was also linked to more psychotic symptoms in children, but only among those whose mothers drank more than 21 units of alcohol a week during the early weeks of pregnancy (with one unit being roughly equivalent to a half-pint of beer or a glass of wine). The researchers couldn't find any link between maternal marijuana use and psychotic symptoms in children among the few women who reported using the drug during pregnancy.

The study authors suspect that tobacco exposure in the womb may indirectly affect the development and function of a child's brain, impacting impulsivity, attention or cognition.

"If our results are non-biased and reflect a causal relationship, we can estimate that about 20 percent of adolescents in this cohort would not have developed psychotic symptoms if their mothers had not smoked," study author Dr. Stanley Zammit, a psychiatrist at Cardiff University's School of Medicine in Wales, said in a news release from the journal. "Therefore, maternal smoking may be an important risk factor in the development of psychotic ex
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
2. Smoking increases risks for head and neck cancers for men and women
3. Smoking Boosts Risk for Head, Neck Cancers
4. AUDIO from Medialink and Commit Lozenge: Wanna Quit Smoking With Therapeutic Nicotine? Just Follow the Directions
5. Passive smoking increases sleep disturbance among pregnant women
6. Teens who see more smoking in movies may have increased risk of becoming established smokers
7. Smoking in Movies May Put Teens at Risk
8. Test Spots Genetic Damage Done by Smoking
9. Scientists demonstate link between genetic variant and effectiveness of smoking cessation meds
10. Muslim Groups Kick Off Ramadan With Anti-Smoking Initiative
11. Smoking can harm the long-term effects of some oral surgery procedures
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/16/2014)... Today, Top10BestSEOHosting.com compares many ... USA and announces that HostMonster, Arvixe and ... Windows web hosting companies in the market. ... high quality WordPress hosting (including VPS and ... HostMonster provides outstanding customer support and a ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Not all ... they take care to make sure all their patients ... For some, this may include the newly-introduced online therapy. ... program which gives patients the opportunity to seek treatment ... can provide medical and clinical care at a distance. ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Aspen Advisors, a U.S.-based healthcare IT consulting firm, ... high morale and collaborative culture in the ... Work For 2014.” Consulting magazine publishes the popular ... participating across all major industries, representing more than 350 ... firms were ranked in six categories - firm culture, ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... may one day be able to predict when and ... sexual functioning, thanks in part to new findings that ... American Society for Radiation Oncology,s 56th Annual Meeting on ... more than 17,000 surveys completed by men diagnosed with ... and sexual symptoms changed following each type of treatment, ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... September 16, 2014 Who:, The Pulmonary ... Medical Campus and Children’s Hospital Colorado are ... the country’s leading pulmonary hypertension association that works to find ... disease of the lungs that affects the functioning of the ... mean survivability is only 2.8 years. , What:, Colorado ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Best Windows Web Hosting Suppliers Recommended By SEO Hosting Review Site Top10BestSEOHosting.com 2Health News:Millennium Treatment Group Now Offers Online Therapy 2Health News:Aspen Advisors Earns Recognition in Consulting Magazine’s "Best Small Firms to Work For" 2Health News:Aspen Advisors Earns Recognition in Consulting Magazine’s "Best Small Firms to Work For" 3Health News:Study identifies when and how much various prostate cancer treatments will impact urinary and sexual functioning 2Health News:Study identifies when and how much various prostate cancer treatments will impact urinary and sexual functioning 3Health News:Help Fight Pulmonary Hypertension at the Colorado PH in the Park 2014 2
... Insurance Convention Expected to Draw ... Protestors to San Francisco,Delgadillo to Discuss Legal Efforts to Crack Down ... and Unfair Business Acts and Practices" of Insurers, SAN ... of,protest against health insurance corporations, Los Angeles City Attorney,Rocky Delgadillo will ...
... the team that made the discovery, Professor Christopher Rowe ... and treatment presents medical practitioners with the best opportunity ... is at an experimental stage, this work places Australia ... Rowe says. , A 2004 Access Economics report calculated ...
... marks, get set go to lane 1? , ... connection between loud sounds and reaction time are reporting findings ... the upcoming Olympics. , Led by Dave Collins, professor ... hypothesized that the loud starter,s pistol at the Olympic Games ...
... Introduces ,The Insight, First ,Webisode, Featuring Guest, Hosts, Live Call-ins, ... ... Dealing With Change, BOCA RATON, Fla., ... Florida,s first weekly webisode -- a,transformational show called "The Insight" ...
... SAN CARLOS, Calif., June 18 Nuvelo, Inc.,(Nasdaq: ... the company,s chairman,and chief executive officer, will present at ... 2008, at 1:30 p.m. ET in New,York City., ... available online via,the Investor Relations portion of Nuvelo,s website ...
... ARAY ), a global leader in the field ... officer, Euan S.,Thomson, Ph.D., is scheduled to present at ... 10:15 a.m. EDT (7:15 a.m. PDT)., A live ... the,investor relations page of the Company,s Web site at, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:L.A. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, Patient Activists to Unveil New Television Ad Targeting Health Insurers 2Health News:L.A. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, Patient Activists to Unveil New Television Ad Targeting Health Insurers 3Health News:Advance towards early Alzheimer's diagnosis 2Health News:Sprinters closest to starter pistol have advantage over those farther away, says study 2Health News:A South Florida Premiere 2Health News:Accuray Incorporated's CEO to Speak at Jefferies Second Annual Healthcare Conference 2
(Date:9/16/2014)... 2014 Surgeons at The Children,s Hospital of ... report the first successful use of a SynCardia temporary ... with failing Fontan circulation to bridge him to a ... old, the patient received a Fontan circulation procedure to ... "The Fontan operation is the final planned palliative operation ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Va. , Sept. 16, 2014 ... Medical Directors Institute has simultaneously released the NAMCP ... NAMCP Medical Diagnostics Dossier Template © , which ... template formats for either medical devices or diagnostics ... aspects of each of these technology types (instead ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... , Sept. 16, 2014 The Lupus ... LLY ) today released results from UNVEIL: ... sheds light on the lupus journey and the challenges ... for lupus caregivers. The UNVEIL study, which involved over ... devastating impact lupus has on all aspects of life ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:13-Year-Old Boy with Failed Fontan Circulation Bridged to Transplant Using the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, Published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery 213-Year-Old Boy with Failed Fontan Circulation Bridged to Transplant Using the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, Published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery 3NAMCP Medical Directors Institute releases NAMCP Medical Technologies and Diagnostics Dossier Templates to provide model approach for medical devices or diagnostics 2"UNVEIL" Survey Reveals a Life Interrupted by Lupus 2"UNVEIL" Survey Reveals a Life Interrupted by Lupus 3"UNVEIL" Survey Reveals a Life Interrupted by Lupus 4"UNVEIL" Survey Reveals a Life Interrupted by Lupus 5
... The Netherlands, July 16 Neurofeedback - also,called EEG ... activity in order to,normalize Brain function and treat psychiatric ... 10 years, however the question,whether this treatment should be ... a study will be published in the scientific,journal ,EEG ...
... , , BOSTON and ... IIb multinational study(1) with edoxaban(2) - an investigational oral Factor ... atrial fibrillation (AF) receiving edoxaban once daily (QD) experienced fewer ... The analysis finds that bleeding associated with edoxaban is most ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Research Shows: Neurofeedback is an 'Evidence-Based' Treatment for ADHD 2Analysis of Edoxaban Phase II Data Provides Insight Into Reduced Bleeding Events Seen in Once-Daily Dosing 2Analysis of Edoxaban Phase II Data Provides Insight Into Reduced Bleeding Events Seen in Once-Daily Dosing 3Analysis of Edoxaban Phase II Data Provides Insight Into Reduced Bleeding Events Seen in Once-Daily Dosing 4Analysis of Edoxaban Phase II Data Provides Insight Into Reduced Bleeding Events Seen in Once-Daily Dosing 5
... compatible with hood installations. ... system for 384-well plates, ... prepares large quantities of ... Wellpro also performs plate ...
... 96 is a compact and self-contained multichannel ... tip manifold can be used in a ... in the optional active wash system. ... and adds safety. Optional ...
... for low volumes. Dispenses volumes down to ... Fast throughput of less than 30 seconds ... features an intuitive user interface that provides ... dispense liquids and suspensions, beads, or cells, ...
... Personal Pipettor is a cost-effective ... pipetting needs, from reagent additions ... more. Systems are available in ... using either fixed or disposable ...
Medicine Products: