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Despite Worsening Economic Conditions, Infant Health Has Improved Among US Poor
2014-05-23 03:51:50

Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Despite worsening economic conditions for those at the bottom, infant health has steadily improved among the most disadvantaged Americans, according to a review published in Science by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The researchers cite programs and policies like Medicaid, the Supplemental Feeding Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and the Food...

2013-10-08 13:18:39

Contaminated water breeds low-weight babies, sometimes born prematurely Pregnant women living in areas with contaminated drinking water may be more likely to have babies that are premature or with low birth weights (considered less than 5.5 pounds), according to a study based at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Featured in the Canadian Journal of Economics, the study shows that the effects of contaminated water—which include numerous...

Study Focuses On Environmental Stresses On Pregnancy
2012-06-29 08:53:15

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Pregnancy can be stressful enough. There´s the need to worry about eating the right thing, completing the correct prenatal exercises, among a heap of tasks. Add an environmental issue on top of that and pregnant females have more to worry about. Princeton University researchers recently found that expectant mothers who had to deal with the stress of a major hurricane or tropical storm passing by during their pregnancy suffered...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.