Low Birth Weight

Something in the (expecting mother's) water

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 ...

Oct 08, 2013
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Maternal anorexia nervosa linked to low birth weight

A meta-analysis of more than two million women led by researchers at the UCL Institute of child Health (ICH) has revealed that women with a known history of anorexia at any point prior or during pregnancy, ...

Sep 18, 2013
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Smoking + asthma + pregnant = a dangerous combination

(Medical Xpress)—New research from the University of Adelaide has shown for the first time that pregnant women who smoke as well as having asthma are greatly increasing the risk of complications for themselves and their ...

Sep 05, 2013
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Kids born small should get moving

Female mice who were growth restricted in the womb were born at a lower birth weight, but were less active and prone to obesity as adults, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition ...

Aug 08, 2013
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Diets of pregnant women contain harmful, hidden toxins

(Medical Xpress)—Pregnant women regularly consume food and beverages containing toxins believed to pose potential risks to developing fetuses, according to researchers at the University of California in ...

Aug 07, 2013
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