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Preterm births higher among overweight and obese mothers
Overweight and obese women are at greater risk of giving birth to a preterm baby compared with normal weight women, finds a study published on today. (2010-07-20)
Birth weight and social class linked to educational achievement
Birth weight and social class at birth have a strong influence on cognitive (mental) function in children, say researchers in this week's BMJ. (2002-08-08)
Low birth weight linked to higher incidence of type 2 diabetes in African American women
African American women born at a low or very low birth weight may be at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. (2014-08-21)
Iron supplements reduce ADHD in low birth weight infants
In a study published today in Pediatrics, scientists at Umeå University in Sweden conclude that giving iron supplements to low birth weight infants reduces the risk of behavior problems like ADHD later in life. (2012-12-10)
Low birth weight reduces ability to metabolize drugs
Researchers have identified another concern related to low birth weight -- a difference in how the body reacts to drugs, which may last a person's entire life and further complicate treatment of illnesses or diseases that are managed with medications. (2014-02-26)
Exposure to phthalates may be a risk factor for low birth weight in infants
Many parents worry about their child's exposure to phthalates, the chemical compounds used as plasticizers in a wide variety of personal care products, children's toys and medical devices. (2009-06-25)
Obesity in early pregnancy linked to pregnancy complications
In a prospective study published in Obesity of 18,481 pregnant women in China who had never given birth before, obesity in early pregnancy was linked to higher risks of spontaneous abortion, preterm birth, and large birth weight in newborns. (2019-05-09)
Birth weight related to mental ability and educational performance
Birth weight is significantly associated with cognitive (mental) ability at age 8 years, through adolescence, and into early adulthood, independent of social background. (2001-01-25)
Study examines relationship between low birth weight and psychiatric problems in children
Low-birth-weight children appear to be at higher risk for psychiatric disturbances from childhood through high school than normal-birth-weight children, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2008-09-01)
Twins have similar school performance to single-born children
Twins have similar academic performance to single-born children, finds a large Danish study published online by the BMJ today. (2006-09-28)
Birth weight may be linked to arthritis in later life
The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown, but researchers in this week's BMJ suggest that some factors relating to the period shortly before and after birth (perinatal factors) may be implicated in the development of the disease in later life. (2003-05-15)
CHR, UNICEF and World Bank to co-sponsor meeting on low-birth weight
Nearly 20% of the world's children are born with low birth weight (>2500 grams). (1999-06-07)
IQ linked to birth weight even among children of normal birth weight
Many studies have shown that low birthweight babies have lower IQ test scores at school age, but a study in this week's BMJ finds that the association between birthweight and childhood IQ also applies to children in the normal range of birth weight. (2001-08-09)
Daily iron during pregnancy linked to improved birth weight
Taking iron daily during pregnancy is associated with a significant increase in birth weight and a reduction in risk of low birth weight, finds a study published on today. (2013-06-20)
The link between abuse during pregnancy and low birth weight
Abuse during pregnancy is considered a potentially modifiable risk factor for low birth weight (<2500 g). (2001-05-28)
Men with diabetes father smaller babies
Children born to fathers with diabetes weigh less than other children, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-01-02)
Small babies are more likely to be stressed adults
Small size at birth and slow growth in early childhood are associated with higher levels of psychological distress in adults, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-10-03)
Fertility treatments increase incidence of twins at a cost
Fertility treatments can increase multiple births and, in doing so, impose long-range costs in schooling and income on the resulting children, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. (2002-07-02)
Low Birth Weight And Rapid Catch Up Growth Are Risk Factors For Heart Disease
Men who had low birth weight or were thin at birth have high death rates from coronary heart disease. (1999-02-12)
Preemies may have psychiatric problems as adults
The study found that extremely low birth weight babies whose mothers received a full course of steroids prior to giving birth are at even greater risk for psychiatric disorders. (2015-02-09)
Both birth weight and adult lifestyle influence diabetes risk
A low birth weight combined with an unhealthy lifestyle in adulthood are jointly related to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, finds a study published in The BMJ this week. (2015-07-21)
Most low birth weight babies become productive adults
Most survivors of extremely low birth weight grow up to become productive adults, according to a study led by a Michigan State University economist. (2010-12-01)
Small babies who gain weight too fast have higher BP as adults
Rapid weight gain in children who were low birth weight babies may increase their risk for high blood pressure in adulthood, according to a report in today's rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2002-02-04)
Preemies defy odds and overcome difficulties by adulthood: Study
As young adults, the majority of extremely low birth-weight infants are attaining similar levels of education, employment and independence as normal birth-weight infants, according to a study by researchers at the Michael G. (2006-02-07)
Low birth weight linked to psychological distress in adulthood
Low birth weight is associated with adult psychological distress. The research found that children born full term but weighing less than 5.5 lbs had a 50% increased risk of psychological distress in later life. (2005-07-01)
Good kidney health begins before birth
Researchers have found that conditions in the womb can affect kidney development and have serious health implications for the child not only immediately after birth, but decades later. (2013-05-30)
Understanding the causes of neurological abnormalities that result from premature birth
New research shows motor abnormalities frequently associated with low birth weight babies could originate due to peripheral nerve defects. (2017-01-03)
Low birth weight of a baby entails risks for the baby's father
Parents whose children are born with a low birth weight run greater risk of dying of cardiovascular diseases. (2005-06-28)
Effects Of Age Of Introduction Of Complementary Foods On Iron Status OfBreast-Fed Infants In Honduras
Dr. Dewey and colleagues studied the incidence of iron deficiency and anemia in children who were breast-fed for six months, contrasting with those who received supplemental iron-fortified foods from four to six months. (1998-05-01)
Low Apgar score at birth linked to cerebral palsy
A low Apgar score at birth is strongly associated with cerebral palsy in childhood, concludes a study from researchers in Norway published on today. (2010-10-07)
Birth weight is risk factor for fatty liver disease in children
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with a cohort of clinical collaborators from across the United States, have demonstrated the impact of low and high birth weights in developing Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), a chronic disease that often leads to a need for organ transplantation. (2017-04-04)
Study finds low birth weight may cause lifelong problems processing medications
New research has found that a mother's poor nutrition during pregnancy and nursing can cause problems for her offspring's ability to process medications, even well into adulthood. (2010-11-09)
Mother's risk of death from cardiovascular disease doubled for every kilo less her baby weighs at birth
A mother's risk of dying from cardiovascular disease is doubled for every kilo less her baby weighs at birth, shows research in this week's BMJ. (2000-03-23)
Low birth weight may predict depression in teen girls
Girls born weighing less than 2,500 grams (about 5.5 pounds) may be more likely to develop depression between ages 13 to 16 than those born at a normal weight, while the same does not appear to be true for boys, according to a report in the March issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2007-03-05)
Full-term, low-birth-weight babies at significantly greater risk for early respiratory symptoms
Through age 5, children born at full term with low birth weight show significantly greater risk for developing respiratory symptoms, including wheezing, coughing and pulmonary infections, according to a large longitudinal study on birth weight and development. (2007-05-15)
The effects of discrimination could last a lifetime
Given the well-documented relationship between low birth weight and the increased risk of health problems throughout one's lifespan, it is vital to reduce any potential contributors to low birth weight. (2012-08-27)
'Bigger the baby, the better' axiom is incorrect
Contrary to popular belief and alerts by the World Health Organization, new research by the George Institute for International Health indicates that the importance of the reported relationship between birth weight and coronary heart disease has been overestimated. (2007-05-17)
Low-birth-weight children are particularly vulnerable to environmental influences
Low-birth-weight children are more vulnerable to environmental influences than infants born with normal weight. (2014-09-30)
Genes hold the key to birthweight
The largest genetic study of its kind has led to new insights into how the genes of mothers and babies influence birth weight. (2019-05-01)
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)
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