Latest birth weight Stories

Estimating Baby’s Size Gets More Accurate
2014-04-29 03:05:20

Michigan State University New Michigan State University research aims to help doctors estimate the size of newborns with a new set of birth weight measurements based on birth records from across the country. “More than 7 million records were reviewed,” said Nicole Talge, an assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, who co-led the study which is now available in the journal Pediatrics. “Our research looked at live births in the United States...

2014-04-23 09:47:27

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network have identified a link between stillbirth and either restricted or excessive fetal growth. Findings from the study are online in the April 22 issue of PLOS Medicine. Using a new approach developed by the network to estimate gestational age in stillborn babies, Dr. Radek Bukowski, lead researcher and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UTMB, and his colleagues evaluated 663...

2014-04-23 09:28:47

When several factors are accounted for, stillbirth may be associated with both severely restricted and excessive fetal growth, according to a study by US researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Radek Bukowski and colleagues from the NICHD Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network investigated the fetal growth abnormalities associated with stillbirth using a new approach developed by the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network to estimate gestational age. Using this...

2013-12-12 12:20:06

One of the first studies to use recently released data from the UK Biobank has provided the strongest evidence yet for a link between fathers' diabetes and low birth weight One of the first studies to use recently released data from the UK Biobank has provided the strongest evidence yet for a link between fathers' diabetes and low birth weight. The research shows that your dad can influence your size at birth and that diabetes genes may explain some of this effect. The study is...

Pregnancy Weight Gain Linked To Childhood Obesity
2013-10-02 10:32:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new Arkansas-based study, a woman’s weight gain during pregnancy has a direct impact on her child’s risk of obesity through age 12. The study, which was published on Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine, included over 41,000 mothers and considered several confounding factors such as birth weight and genetics. "From the public health perspective, excessive weight gain during pregnancy may have a potentially...

Teenage Pregnancy May Result In Obesity Later In Life
2013-04-20 05:56:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Contrary to a popularly held theory claiming younger mothers have an easier time regaining and maintaining their pre-birth figure, new research reports teenage pregnancy actually increases the likelihood a woman will become overweight or obese later on in life. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan Health System and published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG), found...

2013-04-04 23:00:46

Beyond Baby is the latest post pregnancy weight loss guide created by Kate, who claims to help moms lose weight after pregnancy quickly and naturally. A full Beyond Baby review on the site Vkool.com shows if the program is helpful for users to apply. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 04, 2013 Beyond Baby is a new post pregnancy weight loss program developed by Kate, who promises to help moms reshape their body after pregnancy within 12 weeks. This program is suitable for those who are busy and too...

2013-02-27 10:46:50

Study shows babies of African ancestry more likely to be born prematurely Low birth weights are more prevalent among Brazilians with African ancestry and may be attributed to less use of prenatal care facilities and where those ethnic groups live, according to a new study. The study from researchers at the University of Iowa and health analysts in South America also suggests that infants of African ancestry, alone or mixed, were more likely to be born prematurely than those born of...

Caffeine During Pregnancy Lowers Baby Birth Weight
2013-02-20 09:26:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study published in BMC Medicine, laying off caffeine is one more thing you could do during pregnancy to ensure that your baby doesn't have a low birth weight. After studying information about mother's diet and birth details in 10 years worth of data, researchers found that caffeine is not only linked to a low birth weight but caffeine specifically derived from coffee is also linked to an increased length of...

2013-02-11 15:17:44

In a study to be presented on February 16 between 8 a.m., and 10 a.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in San Francisco, researchers will report findings that suggest women whose babies are small-for-gestational-age (SGA) in their first pregnancy have a strongly increased risk for SGA in a second pregnancy. The aim of this study was to assess and describe in detail the incidence of SGA infants and the SGA recurrence rate in general....

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.