Navigation Links
Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Poor Reading Skills in Kids: Study
Date:11/27/2012

TUESDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers smoked one or more packs of cigarettes a day during pregnancy have poorer reading skills than other children, a new study finds.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 5,000 children in the United Kingdom, and compared their scores on a series of tests assessing how accurately a child reads aloud and comprehends what he or she reads. The children were tested at ages 7 and 9.

On average, children whose mothers smoked at least one pack of cigarettes a day during pregnancy scored 21 percent lower on the tests than children born to nonsmoking mothers, according to the study published this month in the Journal of Pediatrics.

In a class of 31 students with similar backgrounds and education, a child of a mother who smokes will rank an average of seven places lower in reading accuracy and comprehension ability than a child of a nonsmoking mother, the researchers concluded.

"It's not a little difference -- it's a big difference in accuracy and comprehension at a critical time when children are being assessed, and are getting a sense of what it means to be successful," study author Dr. Jeffrey Gruen, a professor of pediatrics and genetics at Yale School of Medicine, said in a Yale news release.

The effects of smoking during pregnancy are especially strong in children with an underlying speech disorder, which suggests an interaction between nicotine exposure in the womb and a highly heritable trait such as speech ability, Gruen added.

The study found an association between maternal smoking and children's reading skills, but it didn't prove cause-and-effect.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about the smoking during pregnancy.

-- Robert Preidt


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Old habits die hard: Helping cancer patients stop smoking
2. Teen Smoking Has Fallen Across Most of U.S.: Report
3. More help needed to improve smoking cessation services for pregnant women with mental disorders
4. Airport Smoking Areas Expose Travelers, Workers to Risk: CDC
5. Smoking in pregnancy tied to lower reading scores
6. Cant stop? Smoking less helps
7. Cash cuts increase smoking death risk for worlds poor, study says
8. Smoking affects allergy-relevant stem cells
9. Kicking the habit -- new research examines the barriers to quitting smoking for smokers with asthma
10. Pictures effective in warning against cigarette smoking
11. Smoking parents often expose children to tobacco smoke in their cars
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Poor Reading Skills in Kids: Study 
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... research organisations (CROs) for a slew of benefits, allowing them to gain access ... boost quality with cost-effective utilisation of resources, get access to innovation and ensure ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... services to help patients in need. Most people know that general health emergencies, such ... Unfortunately, a fewer amount of people know where to turn to during a dental ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), ... scheduled to present at the Wedbush Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at ... and subsequent archived replay of the Company’s presentation may be accessed via the investor ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... 2015 , ... A July 13 article from The Daily Mail titled ... Painkiller That Can Last 'For Five Weeks'" discusses the use of stem cells ... showed that harvesting stem cell-rich bone marrow from the hip, known as bone marrow ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Constantin Vasilica, 48 from Romania wanted to have an alternative ... many years of suffering and using medications with strong side effects. This had already ... extra time off or wait longer hours in the waiting rooms. Instead, he went ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Global CRO Market Space Reviewed by Aniruddha Sowale in In-demand Research Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Global CRO Market Space Reviewed by Aniruddha Sowale in In-demand Research Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:Los Angeles Dental Practice, Sunset Plaza Dental, Now Offers Emergency Dental Services 2Health News:Los Angeles Dental Practice, Sunset Plaza Dental, Now Offers Emergency Dental Services 3Health News:AxoGen, Inc. to Present at the Wedbush Healthcare Conference 2Health News:Los Angeles Spine Surgeon Gives Insight into How Stem Cells Can Relieve Back Pain 2Health News:Los Angeles Spine Surgeon Gives Insight into How Stem Cells Can Relieve Back Pain 3Health News:Chinese Health Care Provider Heshoutang Now Give Patients Complimentary Online Healing Options 2Health News:Chinese Health Care Provider Heshoutang Now Give Patients Complimentary Online Healing Options 3
... at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., have found ... patients with gastrointestinal malignancies to higher body mass index ... negative outcomes, there was no such link. They concluded ... or esophageal cancer patient survival. Their study was ...
... News) -- The common cold appears to increase the ... them more sensitive, which triggers coughing, wheezing and breathlessness, ... especially vulnerable to this virus-induced coughing, said the researchers ... known as transient receptor potential (TRP) receptors. ...
... boys rated reading more valuable as an activity after ... new study. The findings come from a study ... and who participated in a reading improvement class that ... authors, Dara Williams-Rossi, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. The ...
... What happens on the day before a colonoscopy may ... Gastroenterologists at Washington University School of Medicine in ... prep for the test by cleansing their colons, doctors ... in the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy , the researchers ...
... Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, March ... a novel "monoclonal antibody" lowered LDL cholesterol levels in ... percent. This new treatment could help lower levels ... who don,t respond to the commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs ...
... By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, March 26 ... with chest pain aren,t having a heart attack, but it can ... a new study finds that a special kind of CT scan ... faster than traditional methods, so patients can be sent home safely ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Does BMI affect post-surgical complications, survival in esophageal adenocarcinoma? 2Health News:Research Shows How Colds Lead to Coughing, Wheezing 2Health News:Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers 2Health News:Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers 3Health News:Poor colonoscopy prep hides pre-cancerous polyps 2Health News:Poor colonoscopy prep hides pre-cancerous polyps 3Health News:Poor colonoscopy prep hides pre-cancerous polyps 4Health News:New Injection Might Lower Tough-to-Treat Cholesterol 2Health News:New Injection Might Lower Tough-to-Treat Cholesterol 3Health News:CT Scans Can Spot Heart Trouble Fast 2Health News:CT Scans Can Spot Heart Trouble Fast 3
(Date:8/3/2015)... Aug. 3, 2015  EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM ), ... treat obesity, metabolic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders, today ... appointed to the Board of Directors, effective July 31, ... Director until the 2018 annual meeting or until her ... has served in an executive capacity in the healthcare ...
(Date:8/2/2015)... 3, 2015  Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Phase 3 clinical trial met its primary endpoint, ... treating cancer patients with carcinoid syndrome that is ... care. Telotristat etiprate was discovered using Lexicon,s gene ... the company,s first discovery to complete a pivotal ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... Ill. , July 31, 2015 ... ® (NABP ® ) issued a report ... ensuring that action is taken against websites illegally ... Internet Drug Outlet Identification Program Progress Report ... , thousands of websites illegally distribute ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:EnteroMedics Announces Appointment of Lori C. McDougal to the Board of Directors 2EnteroMedics Announces Appointment of Lori C. McDougal to the Board of Directors 3Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Top-Line Results For Pivotal Phase 3 Telotristat Etiprate Study In Cancer Patients With Carcinoid Syndrome 2Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Top-Line Results For Pivotal Phase 3 Telotristat Etiprate Study In Cancer Patients With Carcinoid Syndrome 3Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Top-Line Results For Pivotal Phase 3 Telotristat Etiprate Study In Cancer Patients With Carcinoid Syndrome 4Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Top-Line Results For Pivotal Phase 3 Telotristat Etiprate Study In Cancer Patients With Carcinoid Syndrome 5Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Top-Line Results For Pivotal Phase 3 Telotristat Etiprate Study In Cancer Patients With Carcinoid Syndrome 6NABP Stresses Need for Accountability in Enforcing Internet Policies to Protect the Public From Illegal Online Drug Sellers 2NABP Stresses Need for Accountability in Enforcing Internet Policies to Protect the Public From Illegal Online Drug Sellers 3
... As a leader in unified RIS/PACS, Avreo continues ... for preview at RSNA.  Version 7 represents an extensive ... , All new modern design with focus ... Cross-platform support, including Windows®, Mac OS® X, Apple® ...
... Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting will ... to FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.,s PACS offering from ... ® PACS 4.0 includes improvements to image visualization ... and improve overall efficiency.  The latest ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Avreo Previews Version 7 RIS/PACS at RSNA 2Fujifilm Demonstrates the Latest Advancements of Synapse® PACS at RSNA 2Fujifilm Demonstrates the Latest Advancements of Synapse® PACS at RSNA 3
... The many benefits of fibre bronchoscopy: The ... by which all other fibre bronchoscopes are ... bronchoscopes from PENTAX, including the FB-19TV, FB-18V ... slim FB-10V and the pediatric FB-8V, offer ...
... many benefits of fibre bronchoscopy: The HF-compatible ... which all other fibre bronchoscopes are measured., ... from PENTAX, including the FB-19TV, FB-18V and ... FB-10V and the pediatric FB-8V, offer much ...
... benefits of fibre bronchoscopy: The HF-compatible V ... all other fibre bronchoscopes are measured., ... PENTAX, including the FB-19TV, FB-18V and FB-15V ... and the pediatric FB-8V, offer much better ...
... fiberoptic bronchoscopes offers a ... with a slim outside ... allows for improved suction ... cytology brushes. The scope ...
Medicine Products: