Health

Children of older mothers do better

Children of older mothers are healthier, taller and obtain more education than the children of younger mothers. The reason is that in industrialized countries educational opportunities are increasing, and people are getting ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Work-family stress ongoing for mothers

It would not surprise many people to learn that being a new mum coupled with working is quite stressful but WA researchers have determined that this high stress level remains constant throughout the first eight years of their ...

Genetics

New clues to causes of birth defects

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found a possible clue to why older mothers face a higher risk for having babies born with conditions such as Down syndrome that are characterized ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Study shows environmental influences may cause autism in some cases

Research by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University may help explain how some cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can result from environmental influences rather than gene mutations. The ...

Health

Panelists explore trend toward later parenthood

If there's one thing couples contemplating starting families later in life should keep in mind, it's that despite advances in fertility technology in recent decades, there are still no guarantees.

Pediatrics

Hair from infants gives clues about their life in the womb

Like rings of a tree, hair can reveal a lot of information about the past. It can tell if a person recently used drugs or an athlete was doping. It can provide information about hormones and expose environmental toxins.

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