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Low birth weight affects 50% of all children in South Asia
A gathering of scientists announced today that nearly 50% of all children in South Asia (India, Bangladesh and Pakistan) are born weighing less than 2.5 Kilograms. (1999-06-14)
New study will push forward understanding of post-natal illnesses
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh are embarking on research to form a clearer understanding of the causes of post-natal illness. (2005-03-24)
Contraception study supports convenience, simplicity
Did you know that almost one half of pregnancies in the United States are unintended? (2004-02-26)
Maternal gastric bypass may be associated with low birth weight babies
Women who undergo gastric bypass surgery for weight loss risk giving birth to babies that are small or have lower average birth weights. (2016-09-09)
Researchers discover surprising link between chronic stress and preterm birth
New research from the University of Alberta suggests that excessive stress can result in preterm birth, which has been show to affect a person's health throughout their life. (2015-07-15)
Drug shows promise for preventing pre-term birth
Researchers from the University of Adelaide have successfully tested a drug that is showing some early promise in efforts to prevent pre-term birth. (2016-11-07)
Downward mobility quadruples risk of depression in men, but not women
Downward mobility hits men far harder than women, quadrupling their risk of depression, finds research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2005-09-14)
Shorter women have shorter pregnancies
Shorter mothers have shorter pregnancies, smaller babies, and higher risk for a preterm birth. (2015-08-18)
Short birth length more than doubles risk of violent suicide attempts
Short male babies run more than double the risk of a violent suicide attempt as an adult, suggests a study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2008-01-17)
Preterm birth rate drops
The rate of preterm births (less than 37 weeks gestation) dropped to 12.7 percent in 2007 from 12.8 percent in 2006, a small but statistically significant decrease. the March of Dimes hopes the finding will prove to be the start of a new trend in improved maternal and infant health. (2009-03-18)
Very low birth weight linked to reduced quality of life in pre-school children
Survey of almost 300 pre-school children found that those with low birth weights had poorer lung function, appetite and motor function than normal-birth-weight children, as well as being more anxious, less positive and less lively. (2006-09-20)
Large heads, narrow pelvises and difficult childbirth in humans
The size of the neonatal skull is large relative to the dimensions of the birth canal in the female pelvis. (2015-04-22)
Progesterone therapy and preterm birth: More evidence helps identify women who can benefit
Progesterone suppositories reduced the rate of premature birth for women with short cervix, but without a history of preterm birth, helping doctors better identify women who could benefit from the treatment. (2007-08-01)
Month of birth linked to risk of MS
In the northern hemisphere, being born in May is linked to an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis later in life, while being born in November carries the lowest risk, finds a new study published on (2004-12-06)
Association between increased risk of stillbirths and abnormalities with proximity to incinerators
The risk of some lethal congenital abnormalities and stillbirths may be slightly higher among babies of mothers living near incinerators and crematoria. (2003-05-28)
Breastfeeding twice as likely after home births than hospital births
A new study by academics in Trinity College Dublin has found that there is a strong positive relationship between planned birth at home and breast feeding: breastfeeding was twice as likely after planned home births compared to hospital births. (2016-08-10)
One in 20 cases of pre-eclampsia may be linked to air pollutant
One in every 20 cases of the serious condition of pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, may be linked to increased levels of the air pollutant ozone during the first three months, suggests a large study published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2013-02-06)
Overweight and smoking during pregnancy boost risk of overweight kids
Mums who carry too much weight and/or who smoke during pregnancy increase the risk of having overweight kids, indicates a systematic analysis of the available evidence published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2012-10-29)
Step closer to birth of the sun
Researchers are a step closer to understanding the birth of the sun. (2014-08-07)
Infants exposed to SSRI antidepressants are more likely to have decreased birth weight
A new study, published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology, has found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) has a significant association with lower birth weight and gestational length. (2016-05-17)
Good news about oral contraceptives
A new study reverses the long held notion that birth control pills increase a women's risk for breast cancer. (2002-06-26)
Premature birth may increase risk of epilepsy later in life
Being born prematurely may increase your risk of developing epilepsy as an adult, according to a new study published in the Oct. (2011-10-03)
Increased stroke risk from birth control pills
Birth control pills nearly double the risk of stroke, according to a review article in MedLink Neurology. (2009-10-26)
Fear of gaining weight may influence contraception choices
Concerns about weight gain may be driving contraception choices, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. (2016-11-17)
Low accuracy found for tests used to predict risk of spontaneous preterm birth for women who have not given birth before
The use of two measures, fetal fibronectin (a protein) levels and transvaginal cervical length, had low predictive accuracy for spontaneous preterm birth among women who have not given birth before, according to a study appearing in the March 14 issue of JAMA. (2017-03-14)
Babies born at night have greater risk of death, study finds
Babies born at night have a greater risk of dying in their first month of life than babies born earlier in the day, according to a new study published this month in Obstetrics & Gynecology. (2005-08-01)
New ACOG guidelines on progesterone to prevent preterm birth praised by March of Dimes
The latest research shows that some women at very high risk of having a preterm baby may benefit from treatment with a derivative of the hormone progesterone, according to an opinion issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Obstetric Practice and published this month in ACOG's official journal, Obstetrics & Gynecology. (2003-11-05)
Can poor growth explain link between marital status and health?
A recent study in the BMJ found that men who were small at birth were less likely to marry, but can slow growth also explain why unmarried people are more likely to die of heart disease? (2002-02-14)
Evolution points to genes involved in birth timing
Evolutionary changes that make us uniquely human -- such as our large heads and narrow pelvises -- may have (2011-04-14)
Time of conception linked to birth defects in United States
A study in the April 2009 issue of Acta Pædiatrica is the first to report that birth defect rates in the US were highest for women conceiving in the spring and summer. (2009-03-30)
US gets a 'D' for preterm birth rate
More than a half million infants are born too soon each year and face the risk of lifetime health challenges as a result. (2009-11-17)
Reduced baby risk from another cesarean
A major study led by the University of Adelaide has found that women who have had one prior cesarean can lower the risk of death and serious complications for their next baby -- and themselves -- by electing to have another cesarean. (2012-03-13)
Very low birth weight is a risk factor for 1 cause of CKD
Individuals who were underweight at birth are at increased risk of developing a condition called secondary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, according to a study appearing in the January 2009 issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology. (2008-11-19)
Long term prognosis for life birth after RM
The first long-term follow-up study to look at the chances of having a live birth after recurrent miscarriage -- defined as at least three consecutive pregnancy losses -- found that approximately two-thirds of women with RM had at least one live birth after referral to specialist investigation, a researcher told the annual conference of the ESHRE today (Monday). (2011-07-04)
Nationwide Children's Hospital partners with OSUMC to better understand preterm birth
Every year, more than 50,000 babies are born premature in the United States. (2010-12-07)
Premature or low birthweight babies at significantly increased risk of hyperactivity disorder
Premature or low birthweight babies are up to three times as likely to become hyperactive, with low attention spans, suggests research published ahead of print in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2006-06-04)
Preterm birth rate shows three year improvement in most states
Preterm birth rates improved in almost every state between 2006 and 2009, according to the March of Dimes 2011 Premature Birth Report Card. (2011-11-01)
World birth-weight curves better to assess risk in newborns of immigrants
Clinicians working with immigrant mothers and their babies may find that using birth-weight curves for specific regions based on the mother's birth country rather than Canadian curves are a more accurate predictor of risk of adverse events after birth, according to a large study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2014-11-10)
Low vitamin D levels at birth linked to higher autism risk
Low vitamin D levels at birth were associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) at the age of 3 years in a recent Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study. (2017-11-29)
No evidence that water birth poses harm to newborns, new OSU study finds
There is no evidence that water births, where a baby is intentionally born under water in a tub or pool, poses any increased harm to the child, Oregon State University researchers have found. (2016-01-21)
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