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Pregnant women living near the World Trade Center at the time of the attacks had a higher chance of giving birth to premature and low birth weight babies, a new working study suggests.
Thirteen years later, one might think that the repercussions of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center had all been found. A new study, however, has found that this assumption could be wrong.
Despite worsening economic conditions for those at the bottom, infant health has steadily improved among the most disadvantaged Americans
Lower weight babies and babies who aren't breastfed or not breastfed for long are at greater risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health problems later in life.
Certain prenatal risk factors are associated with the development of chronic kidney disease in children.
Pregnant women with chronic hypertension (high blood pressure) are highly likely to suffer from adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm delivery, low birth weight and neonatal death, which highlights a need for heightened surveillance, suggests a paper published on bmj.com today.
March of Dimes Releases New Report about the High Cost of Preterm Birth WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb.
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).
Pre-eclampsia affects 3-5% of pregnant women and can lead to preterm delivery, prematurity, perinatal morbidity and mortality.
While the overall infant mortality rate for Maryland is declining, other birth statistics are startling: 12.5% of babies are born premature; 8.8 percent are born with low-birth weights; and 7.6%
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