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2012-07-16 23:02:27

Both practices may also help women lose weight more quickly post-baby and may put infant at lower risk of being overweight or obese later in life Indianapolis (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 Low or moderate exercise and healthy eating habits markedly decrease the likelihood of excessive gestational weight gain, according to research published in the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. This study, in the August edition of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®,...

Academic Difficulties For Early Normal Term Babies
2012-07-04 05:53:34

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It is already known that premature babies at risk for slower brain development. In relation to early birth, scientists recently found that infants that are born with a few extra weeks in the womb, even at “normal term” between 37 to 41 weeks, may have certain benefits. Researchers stated in a recent issue of the journal Pediatrics that children who are born on the shorter range of full term appear to score lower on...

2012-07-03 10:56:38

A study that examined maternal use of antipsychotic drugs during pregnancy suggests that these medications may be linked to an increased risk of gestational diabetes, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, a JAMA Network publication. Severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, are usually treated with continuous antipsychotic drugs, "however, the evidence concerning use of antipsychotics during pregnancy is generally lacking or...

2012-05-22 22:04:48

Increases risk of complications during delivery Excess weight in pregnant women, both before pregnancy and gained during pregnancy, is the main predictor of whether mothers will have larger than average babies, which can result in increased risk of cesarean section or trauma during delivery, states a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Women with diabetes in pregnancy or gestational diabetes are at increased risk of having a large-for-gestational-age baby....

2012-03-30 08:17:36

Russians born during the Leningrad Siege in World War II, which was responsible for some of the greatest losses of civilian life in history, are giving scientists new strategies to identify people who experienced intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and starvation during childhood at greatest risk of developing long term heart complications.vThe abstract study´, presented at the Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) meeting, in London, UK, 30 March to 1 April 2012, makes use of a...

2012-03-15 05:39:53

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Small for their gestational age, infants account for approximately 10 percent of births, and increased maternal risk for ischemic heart disease in women. Until now, researchers believed any link was due to common genetic or environmental factors or to overall poor health, but a new study is shedding new light. "What we found instead is that pregnancies that produce SGA infants may trigger long-term cardiovascular changes that increase the mothers' risks for heart...

2012-02-10 22:37:28

Research conducted at Yale School of Medicine shows that a cesarean (C-section) delivery, which was thought to be harmless, is associated with breathing problems in preterm babies who are small for gestational age. The study was presented at the 32nd Annual Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Meeting in Dallas, Texas by Heather Lipkind, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine, and co-author Erika...

2012-02-09 14:53:52

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that indicate that women who deliver their first baby early are more likely to have a subsequent baby that is small for its gestational age, even when the second pregnancy is carried to term. While there is much research that shows mothers who deliver their first babies early are more likely to have subsequent babies early,...

More Preemies Thrive With Modern Medical Advances
2011-12-12 10:29:14

What do Rumaisa Rahmam, a healthy and normal first-grader and Madeline Mann, a college honors student have in common? Both are examples of extremely premature infants growing up to be normal, healthy, productive people. Madeline, born in 1989, became the world´s smallest surviving baby at the time after she was born at Loyola University Medical Center, her birth weight was 9.9 oz., about the size of an iPhone. Rumaisa, born in 2004 came into the world even smaller at 9.2 oz. Both...

2011-09-24 07:00:00

A recent Israeli study confirmed that women with well-managed diabetes are not at an increased risk of giving birth to infants with RDS (respiratory distress syndrome), preterm infants, and infants with very low birth weight as reported by DiabeticLive.com. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 24, 2011 New Research on Diabetes and Pregnancy: A recent Israeli study confirmed that women with well-managed diabetes are not at an increased risk of giving birth to infants with RDS (respiratory distress...


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