Health

Several persistent chemicals found in fetal organs

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet found industrial chemicals in the organs of fetuses conceived decades after many countries had banned the substances. In a study published in the journal Chemosphere, the researchers urge ...

Medications

Study tracks antidepressant use during pregnancy

Almost half of New Zealand women who take antidepressants in the months before getting pregnant, stop during their pregnancy, a new University of Otago study shows.

Pediatrics

Preemie boys age faster as men, study shows

Boys born weighing less than a kilogram are miracles, but they do not age as well as the girls, according to new research from McMaster University.

Pediatrics

New innovation successfully treats neonatal hypothermia

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Medications

Topical corticosteroid use in pregnancy not tied to SGA, LBW

(HealthDay)—Topical corticosteroid use in pregnancy is not associated with increased risks for small for gestational age (SGA) or low birth weight, according to a study published online May 5 in JAMA Dermatology.

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Birth mass

Birth mass is the mass of a baby at its birth. It has direct links with the gestational age at which the child was born and can be estimated during the pregnancy by measuring fundal height. A baby born within the normal range of mass for that gestational age is known as appropriate for gestational age (AGA). Those born above or below that range have often had an unusual rate of development – this often indicates complications with the pregnancy that may affect the baby or its mother. The incidence of birth mass being outside of the AGA is influenced by the parents in numerous ways, including:

There have been numerous studies that have attempted, with varying degrees of success, to show links between birth mass and later-life conditions, including diabetes, obesity, tobacco smoking and intelligence.

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