Tag: "mothers" at medical news
Heart disease in the newborn is related to maternal malnutrition
...irst, second and third trimesters and also studied mothers
who were not malnourished. The findings establishe...rate for coronary heart diseases in the newborn if mothers
were malnourished in the first trimester when compared to second and third trimesters. And these fin...
Starvation in pregnant women can cause heart disease to their children
...they depend on the gestational time. People whose mothers
starved during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy can...don’t have a telling effect. Thus children born to mothers
who go hungry during early gestation are at increased risk of heart disease as adults....
How do babies understand language?
...chers analyzed hours of recorded speech from eight mothers
to their babies. They put a tape recorder in a fanny pack that the women wore in around their home, and then they listened to the tape and analyzed speech patterns on a computer.The study started when the babies were 9 months old and stopped when the...
Breast milk is essential
Researchers say that mothers
who breast-feed their children for less than three months may be preventing them from reaching their full intellectual potential. The results of intelligence tests on 13-month-old babies and five- year-old children showed that those who had breast m...
Minor mutations in HIV virus
...hese studies, which were performed in HIV-infected mothers
who transmitted virus to their infants, showed tha...rget the same regions that the mother targeted. In mothers
in whom mutations has already arisen, the children could not target the virus effectively....
Starving leads to obesity
Babies whose mothers
suffer from lack of proper nutrition while pregnan...abetes and cardiovascular disease.// Women whose mothers
were exposed to the famine early in their pregnancies were especially prone to later obesity. Resear...
Diabetics and their babies
...mes more likely to die at birth than those born to mothers
without the condition, say doctors. A study carried out by doctors in the north-west of England also found that diabetic women were two and a half times more likely to have babies with birth defects. The doctors compared these findings with figures ...
Pregnant smokers could harm their child
...nted with cigarettes in a survey, the majority had mothers
who had smoked while pregnant. The researchers at ...d almost 700 10-year-olds, more then half of whose mothers
smoked an average of 15 cigarettes a day during pregnancy. Among the 47 children who said they had s...
Allergies are related to mothers' menses
...d socioeconomic status. The researchers found that mothers
whose periods started younger than 12 were almost ...o have children who later developed allergies than mothers
who started menstruating at 16. The pattern was confirmed by looking at the ages in between - the ...
Hypothyroidism can affect babies
...nderactive gland. Some 22% of the children whose mothers
had an underactive thyroid had IQs of 80 or lower. The researchers say: "Hypothyroidism in pregnant women can adversely affect their child's subsequent performance on neuropsychological tests. "...
Good News For Women With Gestational Diabetes
... sugar, better than insulin shots, and none of the mothers
suffered an episode of low blood sugar. Their babies' health was comparable to infants born to mothers
with less severe gestational diabetes....
Antenatal kerosene exposure endangers child's sight
... (sharpness) were more common among children whose mothers
were frequently exposed to organic solvents at wor...during their pregnancies than among children whose mothers
were not exposed. This is the first study to look at the effects of prenatal exposure on offspring. ...
Baby Talk Better Than Adult Speech
... these sounds were felt to be very unique. Then 10 mothers
were recorded saying the words "sock", "shoe", and "sheep" in two different ways. The first go around the moms were talking to an adult. The second time they spoke the words to their babies. After analyzing hundreds of spoken words, the computer wa...
Immunisation to prevent cot deaths
...n over one month old,//even though advice given to mothers
about babies'sleeping position has dramatically reduced the numbers of deaths. Scientists from Bristol University looked at more than 470,000 cot death cases from between 1984 and 1994, checking to see if they had been immunised or not. They found ...
Babies Need Vaccination
...hospital was recommended only for newborns// whose mothers
were known to be infected or whose disease status ...shots was made out of concern that some infants of mothers
mistakenly thought to be disease-free might be falling through the cracks, said Dr. Julia McMillan, ...
Rubella nearly wiped out
...hat it could cause birth defects in children whose mothers
were infected while pregnant. The virus can cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as problems for babies including cataracts, heart defects, hearing damage and developmental delays. The goal now should be to educate foreign-born people about ...
The winter worry
...ngerous to the baby and the mother.They found that mothers
of children born in August had the lowest risk of ... ante-natal checks. In its more advanced stages, mothers
may experience severe headaches, vomiting and vision problems. It is treatable, often with a combina...
Choose your mate
... difference between offspring was that those whose mothers
had been able to pick their mate were more likely to live longer. Dr Promislow, said "Our results focus on adults, and we showed that the process of sexual selection can lead to a genetically related increase in the components of adult fitness."...
Breast feeding can alter hormones
Being nearby breastfeeding mothers
can modify the length of other women's menstrual cycles, say researchers.Chemicals called pheromones given off by the mother - or their infants - made the cycles significantly longer or shorter, claims Dr.Mclintock lead researcher, from Ohio Universi...
Epilepsy Drugs Can Enhance Risk of Birth Defects
... more harmful. Dean and his colleagues studied 160 mothers
who were undergoing treatment with various antiepi...omb. He adds, however, that the drugs taken by the mothers
in this study belong to the older generation of AEDs, and that that some small studies have suggeste...
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