Pediatrics

When pregnant women get cancer, what happens to their babies?

A cancer diagnosis is always upsetting, and that's especially true when the patient is pregnant. A new study may reassure these patients that their babies can turn out fine despite exposure to the disease and the resulting ...

Attention deficit disorders

ADHD risk rises for each week a preemie is born early

(HealthDay)—The more premature a child is born, the higher the likelihood of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a recent Finnish study.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Maternal C-type natriuretic peptide tied to pre-eclampsia

(HealthDay)—Levels of maternal plasma amino terminal propeptide of C-type natriuretic peptide (NTproCNP) may be useful in defining phenotypes associated with pre-eclampsia in late pregnancy, according to a study published ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Bariatric surgery affects risk of pregnancy complications

Bariatric surgery has both a positive and negative influence on the risk of complications during subsequent pregnancy and delivery, concludes a new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The results, which are published ...

Pediatrics

Preterm infant hospitalisation tracked

The chances of a preterm baby needing rehospitalisation decrease sharply five years after birth, and are similar to those born full-term once the individual has reached adolescence, according to recent research.

Health

New evidence on risks of advanced maternal age

Many of the risk factors associated with pregnancy are more harmful when the expectant mother is over 35. According to an extensive, register-based study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland, the risks associated ...

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