Overweight & Obesity

Pre-pregnancy obesity increases odds of having overweight children

A new Kaiser Permanente study, published in Pediatric Obesity, found that pre-pregnancy obesity and excessive weight gain during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of the child becoming overweight at age 2. The ...

Pediatrics

Bevacizumab use in preemies associated with disabilities

(HealthDay)—Bevacizumab (Avastin) used to treat retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) may be linked to serious disabilities such as cerebral palsy and hearing loss, according to a study published online March 17 in Pediatrics.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Preemies have lasting risk for anesthesia adverse events

(HealthDay)—Preterm children have an increased risk of developing sedation/anesthesia adverse events, which continues up to age 23 years, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in Pediatrics.

Pediatrics

Hypoxia challenge test can ID fitness to fly in neonates

(HealthDay)—Many infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) fail hypoxia challenge testing (HCT) and cannot be deemed fit to fly, according to a study published online Feb. 15 in Pediatrics.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study develops new equation for estimating gestational age

In a study to be presented on Feb. 6 at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, in Atlanta, researchers will present findings from a study titled, The NICHD Fetal Growth Studies: Development ...

Diabetes

Early puberty associated with gestational diabetes

Women who began having menstrual cycles at a younger age are at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes, a disease affecting up to 7 percent of pregnant women that can cause babies to develop type 2 diabetes and other ...

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