News tagged with birth weight

Mum's genes work with baby's to prevent obesity

It's long been known that babies who have a low birth weight have an increased risk of diabetes and obesity in later life. This developmental programming can be influenced by environmental factors, but little ...

Mar 04, 2014
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Exercising during pregnancy enhances maternal health

(Medical Xpress)—Excessive weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of suffering illnesses such as hypertension and gestational diabetes, or of having a premature birth or a birth by Caesarean; furthermore, ...

Mar 03, 2014
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Low birth weight reduces ability to metabolize drugs

Researchers have identified another concern related to low birth weight – a difference in how the body reacts to drugs, which may last a person's entire life and further complicate treatment of illnesses or diseases that ...

Feb 27, 2014
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Microneedle vaccine patch for pregnant women

Researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology are investigating the benefits of a microneedle patch that will enable minimally trained personnel to deliver influenza and tetanus ...

Dec 03, 2013
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