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2008-05-30 09:06:52

A new study provides the most direct evidence that there exists a causal link between smoking during pregnancy and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

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2008-05-21 12:10:00

Babies born preterm were more than twice as likely to have major birth defects as full-term infants, according to a new analysis of nearly seven million U.S. live births published online this week.

2006-07-20 11:20:06

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There seems to be a link between maternal smoking during pregnancy and behavioral problems in preschool-age children.

2006-06-08 12:42:15

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - A class of widely used blood pressure drugs once considered safe in the early stages of pregnancy can nearly triple the risk of birth defects, a study showed on Wednesday.

2006-01-02 06:09:56

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The use of nicotine substitutes (nicotine gum, patches or inhalers) during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy appears to slightly increase the risk of birth defects, according to a large study of pregnant women and their offspring. Dr. Maria M.

2005-09-28 12:35:00

By Martha Kerr NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who suffer certain complications during pregnancy apparently run a higher risk of having a stroke later in life, according to findings reported Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Neurological Association in San Diego, California. Dr.

2005-08-01 05:40:00

Women who smoke during pregnancy nearly triple the risk their children will be born with attention deficit disorder, Danish researchers said on Monday.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.