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Newborn weights affected by environmental contaminants
Recent epidemiological studies have revealed an increase in the frequency of genital malformations in male newborns (e.g., un-descended testes) and a decrease in male fertility. View News Article (2009-06-16)

Second generation South Asian babies born in UK still below average weight
Second generation babies born to South Asian families in the UK are still well below national average weight, finds research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. There has been no increase in average birthweight among this group in 40 years, shows the research. The birth records for all full term babies born to women of South Asian origin in Southampton between 1957 and 1996 were... View News Article (2002-08-12)

Planned home birth with registered midwife as safe as hospital birth
The risk of infant death following planned home birth attended by a registered midwife does not differ from that of a planned hospital birth. View News Article (2009-08-31)

Exercise in pregnancy reduces size of offspring
Chevy Chase, MD- According to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), regular moderate-intensity aerobic exercise led to a modest reduction in offspring birth weight without restricting the development of maternal insulin resistance. View News Article (2010-04-05)

Men who were small babies are less likely to marry
Men who were small at birth are less likely to marry, finds a study in this week's BMJ. Although the factors that lead men to marry are complex, these findings raise the possibility that early growth restriction may influence the factors involved in partner selection. Over 3,500 men, born at the Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland, during 1924-33 were studied. Birth data were linked... View News Article (2001-03-27)

Preconception care crucial to improving maternal and infant health
Continued improvements in the infant and maternal mortality rates will depend on interventions before a woman becomes pregnant, according to officials from the March of Dimes, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other experts. View News Article (2006-09-20)

Reducing caffeine intake has no effect on birth weight or length of pregnancy
There is no evidence that moderate levels of caffeine consumption during pregnancy lead to a greater risk of premature births and underweight babies despite warnings from some public health officials. View News Article (2007-01-29)

Norwegian torpedo boat service associated with increased risk of birth defects
Military service aboard a Norwegian missile torpedo boat was associated with a signficantly increased risk of having children with birth defects or who were stillborn, reveals research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. View News Article (2006-01-17)

Number of babies born prematurely nears historic half million mark in US
Nearly a half million American babies were born prematurely in a single year, according to a government report issued today, putting them at increased risk for death and disability. View News Article (2005-09-09)

Study shows reduced risk of preterm birth for pregnant women vaccinated during 2009 H1N1 pandemic flu outbreak
Pregnant women who received the H1N1 influenza vaccine during the 2009 pandemic were less likely to have premature babies, and their babies weighed more on average. View News Article (2013-02-20)

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