Obstetrics & gynaecology

Older fathers associated with increased birth risks, study reports

A decade of data documenting live births in the United States links babies of older fathers with a variety of increased risks at birth, including low birth weight and seizures, according to a new study by researchers at the ...

Pediatrics

Prenatal exposure to ADHD meds tied to neonatal morbidity

(HealthDay)—Exposure to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of neonatal morbidity, according to a study published online Nov. 10 in Pediatrics.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Maternal, neonatal adverse events up with antenatal ART

(HealthDay)—For HIV-infected pregnant women, antiretroviral therapy (ART) is associated with significantly lower rates of early HIV transmission, but with a higher risk of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes, according ...

Medical research

Pre-term babies to learn night from day

Researchers at The University of Western Australia aim to improve health outcomes for pre-term babies by restoring the infants' natural sleep-wake cycle. The cycle, commonly known as the circadian rhythm, is vital to healthy ...

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