Latest Smoking and pregnancy Stories

2014-05-07 09:35:41

Study shows pregnant women who watched television while eating were more likely to have TV on when feeding their infants Turning the TV off during mealtimes to help prevent childhood obesity may need to start even before a child is born, according to a study to be presented Tuesday, May 6, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Researchers found that pregnant women who watched television while eating were more likely to sit in...

2013-11-18 13:15:52

Study Highlights: -Heart disease is the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in California and is likely true for the rest of the nation. -Specifically, an enlarged and weakened heart accounted for two-thirds of pregnancy-related deaths noted in the study. -Paying attention to heart disease risk factors during pregnancy could prevent nearly a third of pregnancy-related heart deaths. -Embargoed until 8 a.m. CT/9 a.m. ET Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 -This release is featured in an 8 a.m....

2013-05-01 23:05:01

The first countywide maternal tobacco use findings from San Bernardino County. Loma Linda, Ca (PRWEB) May 01, 2013 Researchers at Loma Linda University Health (LLUH) have conducted a study that documents the impact of mothers who smoke during pregnancy on adverse birth outcomes in San Bernardino County. “Estimating the Impact of Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy: The San Bernardino County Experience” has been published in the online edition of the “Journal of Community...

Women Smokers Are Twice As Likely To Die Of Sudden Cardiac Death Than Non-Smokers
2012-12-12 10:46:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Everyone knows that smoking is bad for their health. Studies have shown that even moderate to light smokers are taking a huge risk by lighting up. Now, a new study tracking the health of 101,000 US nurses In the Nurses´ Health Study over three decades further shows that smoking is deadly. The study, published in the American Heart Association´s (AHA) journal Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology, has found that...

2012-10-31 03:18:19

The dangers of smoking on smokers and their children are widely known but new research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine demonstrates that nicotine exposure also causes asthma in the smoker's grandchildren. Asthma is a major public health problem. It is the most common chronic disease of childhood. While there are many factors which contribute to asthma maternal smoking during pregnancy is a well known, and avoidable, risk. During pregnancy nicotine can...

2012-09-14 14:41:17

A new study shows that newborns that have been exposed to nicotine from both active and passive smoking mothers show poor physiological, sensory, motor and attention responses. Smoking during pregnancy has been linked to many different problems in infants like learning difficulties, attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity and even obesity. However, although the pediatric and obstetric disorders linked to tobacco during this stage are well defined, the effects on neonatal behaviour...

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