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No harm in reducing prenatal check up to 3 - 6 times says WHO report

...women are not more at risk than women who had more prenatal visits to have a low birth weight baby, or have an...end longer in the hospital than women who had more prenatal visits the study says. The report finds its place in the May 19th issue of The Lancet. The fewer ...

Maternal alcohol consumption linked to behavioral problems in children

...oral problems.//This proves the adverse effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on childhood behaviour. In their...study which included 506 women, who were receiving prenatal care were made to answer questions about their alcohol consumption during their pregnancy.These wome...

Pregnant smokers could harm their child

...ornelius, who led the research, said: "The role of prenatal tobacco has been largely overlooked as a risk factor for the development of tobacco 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 researc...

Antenatal kerosene exposure endangers child's sight

... This is the first study to look at the effects of prenatal exposure on offspring. The researchers compared the vision of 43 children between 3 and 6 years old whose mothers were frequently exposed on the job to organic solvents with 29 children whose mothers were not exposed. . The researchers found a signi...

Diabetics prone to periodontitis

...ntal evaluations will be routinely included in the prenatal care of pregnant diabetic women, just as ophthalmologic exams are," Dr. Guthmiller said. ,br>...

Good News for New Borns With Hypoxic Respiratory Failure

...o full-term and near-term infants. There is no prenatal test or other way to predict which infants will develop HRF, so there is no known way to prevent the condition. The standard treatment is a surgical procedure that involves cutting the infant’s jugular vein and putting the baby on a heart-lung machin...

Studying The Causes Of Autism

...of complications can be explained by a compromised prenatal experience for that genotype....

Early Detection Of Facial Abnormalities in a Fetus

...that fetal MRI allows more detailed and conclusive prenatal evaluation of the upper lip than sonography alone. They also found soft palate defects, which are often difficult to see on sonography, were able to be detected with MRI. This is important because soft palate defects can lead to potential complicatio...

Identifying The Risks Of Developing Schizophrenia

...g schizophrenia later on in life.//Researchers say prenatal exposure to the flu meaning the infant is exposed to the virus because the mother has contracted the disease leads to an increased risk of schizophrenia. Most of these studies have relied on the mother’s memory of infection or tried to link the two c...

The Safety Of Prenatal Ultrasounds Questioned

...In conclusion researchers say exposure to multiple prenatal ultrasound examinations from 18 weeks-gestation on...imilar to those children who had received a single prenatal scan....

Pollution can cause damage to fetus in womb

..., US. The researchers had observed the effect of prenatal exposure to air pollution due to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) that can penetrate placenta to affect the fetus. Some common such air pollutants are vehicle exhaust fumes, fumes from cigarettes, and smoke from burnings carried out for commerc...

More Importance To Be Given To Prenatal Nutrition

...that infants born under 5.5 pounds because of poor prenatal nutrition have a high risk for developing // type ...her's inadequate nutrition isn't the only cause of prenatal malnourishment. Abnormal development of the placenta and its blood vessels and high blood pressure, ...

Is Man’s Aggression Linked To His Finger

...n man. Smaller digit ratios are also due to higher prenatal testosterone levels, and greater sensitivity to androgens. In other words, male hormones are responsible for lower digit or finger ratios. The study tested the finger ratios against perceived aggression in men and women. The results say that men wi...

Birth month can affect your fertility

...ies. Researchers feel that their study shows that prenatal environment not only decides the health of the child but also exerts considerable influence on the reproductive abilities of the child as well. Reference: European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), news release, May 2005...

Autism risks linked to birth factors

Scientists are attributing prenatal environmental factors and parental mental health to increased risk of autism// in children. Babies who were at breech position at the time of delivery, born prematurely by more than five weeks, or have a family history of schizophrenia have a greate...

Test for prenatal chromosomal abnormalities using cervical swab

...searchers have discovered a new method to test for prenatal chromosomal// abnormalities using cervical swabs. Testing fetus for chromosomal abnormalities are currently done through amniocentesis and other methods of screenings. In their new research, the scientists have been able to isolate single cells of t...

Heavy drinking may not be good for the mental health

...ralia tracking mothers and their children from the prenatal stage to early adulthood. The research findings state that light drinking of alcohol; up to five drinks a week may be associated with the lowest rates of anxiety and depression in women in their early thirties. However if women take more than that n...

Exposure to cigarette smoke when in the womb can lead to asthma

... explained by the exposure to tobacco smoke in the prenatal stage. The estimated data of the research also sug...ssible to restrict the exposure of the baby to the prenatal cigarette smoke. The researchers had began the study in 1985 and flowed up on the health records of...

Healthy At 50: Possible?

...etes. Pearce led a research team that found that prenatal and infant factors explained less than five percent of the variation in insulin resistance. However, adult lifestyle and body fat explained 22 percent of insulin resistance in men and 34 percent in women. This is a breakthrough in epidemiological i...

Scientists breaking theory of cortex formation

...f copying genetic material. In the brain's early prenatal development, transcription factors control the birth and growth of new neurons, neurons' movement and connectivity within the brain, and which ones live and which are killed off. Later, at a critical point in development, activity in the form of ou...

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