News tagged with older mothers

New clues to causes of birth defects

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found a possible clue to why older mothers face a higher risk for having babies born with conditions such as Down syndrome that ...

Feb 19, 2015
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Panelists explore trend toward later parenthood

If there's one thing couples contemplating starting families later in life should keep in mind, it's that despite advances in fertility technology in recent decades, there are still no guarantees.

May 23, 2014
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Socioeconomic status key risk for premature births

(Medical Xpress)—Women who live in poorer areas, are older mothers, smokers or are Aboriginal have a higher risk of having a preterm baby, according to a University of Sydney study published in the Australian and New Ze ...

Dec 05, 2013
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US mothers from 1965 to 2010: More TV, less housework

New research from the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health shows that mothers in the U.S. are far less physically active than they were in previous decades and now spend more time engaged in sedentary ...

Dec 02, 2013
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Japan firm starts Down's therapy test

A Japanese pharmaceutical company said Monday it will begin therapeutic testing of a drug it hopes will slow the decline in quality of life for some people with Down's syndrome.

Jul 01, 2013
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