Latest Low birth weight paradox Stories

2012-02-15 21:44:33

Researchers have developed the first 'newborn weight curves' for specific ethnic groups across Canad One of the first things people ask new parents is how much does their baby weigh. For some immigrant parents, especially South Asians, the question may be stressful. Many of their newborns are incorrectly diagnosed as being significantly underweight, meaning they could be at higher risk of developmental issues. Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital say many of these infants are in...

2011-07-06 23:49:51

Results from a study of over 50 000 pregnancies revealed that women who gave up smoking when their pregnancy was confirmed gave birth to babies with a similar birthweight to those born to mothers who had never smoked, Professor Nick Macklon, from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Southampton, UK, told the annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology today (Wednesday). Low birthweight is the most common negative outcome of smoking...

2006-03-07 10:23:05

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregnant women with asthma are at heightened risk for delivering prematurely and of having a low-birthweight infant, according to a Canadian study discussed at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in Miami Beach, Florida. The researchers investigated ties between maternal asthma and prematurity and low birthweight using the 1995 Manitoba birth data consisting of all 13,980 children born that year in...

2005-07-08 08:40:01

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study has found that the parents of children born at a lower weight may have an increased risk of dying from heart disease or stroke -- suggesting that common genetic factors may underlie both birthweight and cardiovascular disease. A number of studies have found evidence that people born at a low weight have a higher risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease as adults. One hypothesis is that factors that affect fetal development -- such as...

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