Cardiology

New therapeutic prospect for preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a condition that affects the placenta during pregnancy and is dangerous for both the fetus and the mother. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, Inserm and the CNRS have proposed a new therapy, tested in two ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Stress affects fetus' ability to absorb iron, study finds

If a woman experiences chronic stress late in her pregnancy, it can affect her fetus' ability to absorb iron by as much as 15%, according to a study led by UW Medicine researchers in Seattle.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Healthy development thanks to older siblings

During the first years of their lives, children develop the cognitive, social and emotional skills that will provide the foundations for their lifelong health and achievements. However, exposure to environmental stressors ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Reality of maternal mental health for first time moms in Ireland

A newly published study from Trinity's School of Nursing and Midwifery has followed the prevalence of, and changes over time in, depression, anxiety and stress symptoms experienced by first-time mothers—from pregnancy throughout ...

Neuroscience

Poverty, crime linked to differences in newborns' brains

Poverty and crime can have devastating effects on a child's health. But a new study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that some environmental factors influence the structure ...

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