Obstetrics & gynaecology

Low-level alcohol use increases miscarriage risk

Women who consume alcohol during pregnancy—even in small amounts—have a 19 percent greater risk of miscarriage than women who don't use alcohol, according to a new study by Vanderbilt researchers.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study finds air purifiers may benefit fetal growth

A new study led by SFU health sciences researchers Prabjit Barn and Ryan Allen reveals fetal growth may improve if pregnant women use portable air purifiers inside their homes.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Blood test may help identify fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Texas A&M College of Medicine and the Omni-Net Birth Defects Prevention Program in Ukraine have identified a blood test that may help predict how severely ...

Pediatrics

Diagnosing fetal alcohol disorder more easily

Early-childhood clinicians such as pediatricians and child psychologists are often the first to raise the alarm for families with children who exhibit developmental disorders, such as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). ...

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