Obstetrics & gynaecology

Around 60 percent of pregnant women got flu shot in 2019 to 2020

(HealthDay)—About 61 percent of pregnant women received the influenza vaccination and 56.6 percent received the reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination in 2019 to 2020, according to research ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

How our 'birth environment' can influence our health

Some links between our environment and our health are well known; air-quality alerts, for instance, are a regular part of the daily news. But few of us are aware that some of our major health risks were actually predicted ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

'Tis the season for conception

Does it ever seem like you're invited to an awful lot of summer birthday gatherings? For good reason. In the United States, most births occur between June and early November. Count back nine months, and you'll see that places ...

Genetics

DNA methylation in adulthood linked to season of birth

(HealthDay)—DNA methylation in adulthood is associated with season of birth and may influence the effect of season of birth on allergy, according to a study published online March 12 in Allergy.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu shot a must for moms-to-be

(HealthDay)—Catching the flu early in pregnancy doubles the risk of having a baby with a serious birth defect, which is why getting a flu shot is so important for women who are expecting, the March of Dimes warns.

Health

Birth season affects your mood in later life

New research shows that the season you are born has a significant impact on your risk of developing mood disorders. People born at certain times of year may have a greater chance of developing certain types of affective temperaments, ...

Neuroscience

More left-handed men are born during the winter, study says

Men born in November, December or January are more likely of being left-handed than during the rest of the year. While the genetic bases of handedness are still under debate, scientists at the Faculty of Psychology, University ...

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