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Starvation in pregnant women can cause heart disease to their children

...ems to their children in their adult life. Adverse foetal environment contribute to several aspects of cardiovascular risks in adult life, but they depend on the gestational time. People whose mothers starved during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy can have heart diseases later in their adult life, Starvati...

Big and Bright

...ght also help shed light on the connection between foetal growth and brain development....

Avoid stress to have strong babies

... "the psychological state of the mother may affect foetal development and therefore birth weight".// The women were asked to rate their stress levels using a questionnaire. The researchers carried out ultrasound scans to test the blood flow through arteries. They found that those who were the most anxious ...

Pregnant smokers could harm their child

...bacco use among youth. "Our findings indicate that foetal exposure to tobacco may have a significant impact on early initiation of tobacco use in children." // The researchers questioned almost 700 10-year-olds, more then half of whose mothers smoked an average of 15 cigarettes a day during pregnancy. Amon...

Unpredictable Premature Birth

...ethods such as measuring the cervix or analysing// foetal fibronectin were also found to have little bearing on premature birth, suggesting that it is almost impossible to predict when this is likely to occur. Dr Jay Iams and colleagues from the US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development i...

Relationship bertween birth weight and IQ

...ght also help shed light on the connection between foetal growth and brain development....

Boys demand more than girls, even before birth

...which could be due to testosterone secreted by the foetal testicles. But although they produce bigger babies, mothers of boys do not put on more weight than other women during pregnancy because the gender of the baby had no effect on maternal weight. These data suggest that in utero boys are already more de...

Birth month can affect your fertility

...mental temperature and sunlight that can influence foetal growth. This can affect the future reproductive capabilities of women. Also seasonally linked diet modifications or exposure to infections due to season change may be other possibilities. Researchers feel that their study shows that prenatal environ...

Developmental Origins of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

...A second pathway may involve reduced placental and foetal growth, which is linked to the more severe symptom... of metabolic programming events that occur during foetal development; we may need to look further back up the generations and look at more factors than previ...

Healthy At 50: Possible?

...h and epidemiological studies have found that poor foetal nutrition and growth can raise the risks for obesity and type II diabetes - a disease where the body becomes insensitive to the blood-sugar regulation hormone insulin. Adult obesity is a well-known predictor of developing diabetes. Pearce led a res...

Late Pregnancy Women Face The Risk Of Heartbreak, Fertility Problems

... pregnant, she runs a greater risk of miscarriage, foetal and chromosomal abnormalities, and pregnancy-related diseases. Clare Brown, chief executive of Infertility Network, Britain, said: "Delaying having children until you are in your thirties is a choice many people make." "But they need to be aware o...

Foetal alcohol syndrome: has an answer as a test now!

A dreaded yet common disorder of infants is the foetal alcohol syndrome caused due to consumption of alco... of tests that can be used as diagnostic tools for foetal alcohol syndrome and all of the other behavioural disorders classified under the broader term foetal...

Food packaging with Bisphenol A damages the brain

...at these low concentrations are in line with human foetal exposures, and at levels one might even see in the water supply,' said Dr. Belcher. Oestrogen’s actions on these neurons appear to be a double-edged sword,' he said. "During certain periods of development oestrogen can kill specific subsets of neuro...

Alcohol lovers: It has no role in Heart disease

...re, obesity, heart failure, stroke, breast cancer, foetal alcohol syndrome, cardiomyopathy, cardiac arrhythmia, incidents, suicide and sudden cardiac eath.”...

New trend of birth induction is on the rise

...uch as the mother's diabetes, high blood pressure, foetal distress, overdue or a week or more. At present more safer techniques are used to induce the pregnant women. The women also on the other hand are old enough to take decissions about their delivery. The number of inducions due to non medical reaso...

Girl Foetus Aggravates Asthma Symptoms

...largest among studies to investigate the effect of foetal sex on the severity of the mother's asthma, and one of the largest to investigate the effect of foetal sex on any disease of the mother. Asthma is one of the most common diseases associated with pregna...

Pigs have another utility: production of healthy oils!

...e researchers transferred a key gene into immature foetal cells that give rise to certain tissues in the fully-developed animal. The gene - fat-1 - controls the conversion of more abundant omega-6 fats into the omega-3 form. The pigs if put in the food chain could have a great effect on human health. "...

British fertility clinics have low success rates

...tion of healthy IVF babies with a technique called foetal reduction. In this procedure when two embryos are implanted in the woman’s womb in the hope that at least one of them will implant then if both develop, one of the twins is destroyed in order to increase the growth potential of the other. This proc...

New Test to Predict Birth Date

...iver pre term or not. Dr Craig Pennell, maternal foetal medicine lecturer at the University of WA, will release the results of the study at a Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand congress in Perth tomorrow. Along with Canadian colleague Stephen Lye, Dr Pennel found that up to 100 genes from a...

Foetuses Cant Feel Pain Says A Leading Psychologist

...rried out a study for evidence of the existence of foetal pain and found that while the necessary biological system required for pain is complete at 26 weeks' gestation, real sensations of pain depend on experiences outside the womb. The US government is now considering a law that would make it mandatory f...

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